North India, to be exact. I don’t know much about it, but I think I like it. And if this Aloo Tikka is served as street food as it’s rumored, then North India seems like the next best stop for me on our summer travels.
Think of aloo tikki as delicious Indian potato fritters. These appetizers or snacks are made with mashed potatoes and a variety of spices, formed into patties, then fried in oil. You’ll find them sold on the streets of Northern India and on the menu of your local takeout.
Aloo Tikki – an Indian street food made with fried potatoes, peas, and onions that can be easily made at home. Soooo delicious!
- 3 large potatoes, peeled, boiled and mashed
- 3/4 cup frozen peas (uncooked)
- 1/2 large onion, chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 2 tsp. garam masala
- 1 tsp. cumin powder
- 1 tbs. grated ginger
- 1 handful fresh parsley or cilantro leaves, chopped
- 2 tbs. bread crumbs (I used panko)
- 4 tbs. flour
- Once the potatoes have been boiled and mashed, add in all the other ingredients.
- Form into patties (you should be able to get 8 large patties or 10 smaller ones).
- Heat a little oil over medium-high heat and fry a few minutes on each side until golden brown. Drain and cool on paper towels.
- Serve with any kind of sauce you like (I served it with a cottage/ricotta cheese mixture, but I imagine this would be delicious with some kind of chutney)!