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Aloo Tikki – Recipe

January 25, 2012








Catching up a bit from meals I’ve been cooking here in Sweden, yesterday we had Aloo Tikki – a vegetarian Indian dish I was first introduced by fellow Chef and friend, Rehman back in London. in my last job we used to put this on from time to time as a vegetarian main course which was very popular and in my eyes it’s basically an Indian version of the UK classic, “bubble and squeak” The quantities below are as I made it yesterday, (with the chilli amount, it came out on my limit of what heat I can take) however it’s a very adaptable recipe you can taylor make to your own spec just like Bubble and squeak is.

Pan frying Aloo tikki

Recipe – serves 2

  • 1 med onion peeled and diced fine
  • 1 garlic clove peeled and diced fine
  • 1 t spoon curry powder
  • 1 t spoon ground cumin
  • 1 Thai red chilli or any small red or green chilli including seeds
  • approx 150-200g mashed potato and mashed sweet potato combined
  • Fine salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Plain flour for dusting
  • Olive oil for frying


  • Pre heat oven to 180c/350f/gas mark 4
  • Mix all ingredients together , taste mix to check seasoning
  • Shape into rounds approx 10-15mm thick
  • Dust lightly in flour
  • Heat non stick pan to smoking point
  • Add oil then carefully add the tikki’s to the pan
  • Colour until golden brown each side then transfer to a baking tray and place in oven to heat through for 5 mins
  • Serve immediately

Pan frying Aloo tikki










Chefs tip

  • Goes great with salad or tamarind chutney /sauce or something like  a fresh mango salsa
  • Can also be paned (flour, egg and bread crumbed) and deep-fried or in this state, frozen
  • If cooking from frozen, this will only work if deep-fried. place in fryer and colour until golden then heat through in a hot oven approx 180c


Happy cooking all!

"herdy gurdy.. herdy gurdy..!"


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  1. I’ve never heard of this, but it sound absolutely awesome. I love Indian food and shall absolutely have to try this.

    • Nice and cheap too coming in around £0.80p a portion inc the oil you fry it in, even cheaper if you have some mashed potato left over from another meal. Even if you don’t it’s still cheap as chips to produce from scratch, pardon the awful pun!

  2. So going to try this. Minus those nasty sweet potatoes.

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