Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Aloo Tikkis - Potato Patties

The last couple of weeks have just passed me by. There are so many goodies that I've whipped up during this time, but I just haven't gotten around to posting any of them yet. To top that I had the craziest weekend. We had the family over for lunch on Saturday, it was so much fun having them over, that's 11 people and 3 dogs in all. Once they left, I had to focus on a real quick clean up since I had to complete an order of a kilo of handmade liqueur chocolates and a couple of dozen thank you bars for a Monday pickup. By the time Monday  arrived, I was ready to sleep it off. Of course, that was not possible. Even though things were so hectic, I enjoyed every minute of it.

Since I had very little time to put meals together in the last few days, I whipped up some of the quick but good stuff. One such treat is the Aloo tikki, or a potato cutlet. Its comes together fairly quick and is really tasty. I served it as a side but I think it would be really tasty in a vegetarian burger as well. This tikki is fairly versatile and you can add a few finely chopped veggies to it if you'd like. You need to add some bread crumbs to make these a little sturdier than they would ordinarily be. It also adds a lovely crunch to the tikkis.  This would be a great way to serve the kiddies their veggies, in a burger. I think they'd enjoy it. Try it out and let me know how it goes.


Aloo tikkis before frying

Aloo Tikkis

2 potatoes, washed, boiled and mashed
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 green chilly, finely chopped (optional)
Some fresh coriander leaves, chopped
Salt to taste
A pinch of chat masala (optional)
1/2 tsp red chilly powder or to taste
A couple of pinches of cumin powder
1-2 tbsp bread crumbs
Oil, for frying

Mix all the ingredients except the oil well. 

Check for seasoning and adjust if needed.

Shape into small cutlets.

Shallow fry in a pan.


Serve hot.





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9 comments:

  1. This look very yummy>love the ingredients;)

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  2. they look perfect...reminds of home

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  3. Looks very yummy. Need to remember this when I have some sad looking old potatoes int he fridge.:)

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  4. Thank you!

    Ilke, I hope you like it!

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  5. Looks delicious! Hope you recover from being so busy soon! Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try!

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  6. I love these! I knew when I saw 'Aloo' it was going to be a recipe I loved. Spicy mashed potato patties, seared and crisped. Wow - definite bookmark!

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  7. this looks so appetizing...i know i would love this. i'm a bit of a potato addict...YUM!

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  8. Thanks Lisa & Christy! I love potatoes in any form too!

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