Aloo Tikki

Aloo tikki |

Aloo Tikki is a classic Indian dish that can be easily prepared at home. With this simple recipe, you can delight your guests or family with these tasty and spicy potato patties.

Hello, all you food lovers! Today, I’m taking you on a culinary journey to discover Quantum Isoraka, an Indian restaurant located in Antananarivo. This warm and friendly place offers authentic and diverse cuisine that will please your taste buds. Among the specialties of Quantum Isoraka are the Aloo Tikki, delicious fried and spicy potato patties. In this article, I will tell you more about this dish and give you the recipe to recreate it at home.

Origin of Aloo Tikki

Aloo Tikki is a popular dish in Indian cuisine, consisting of spiced and fried potato patties. The name comes from the Hindi words “aloo,” which means potato, and “tikki,” which means small ball or patty. The origin of Aloo Tikki dates back to the Mughal era when royal chefs created this dish to satisfy Emperor Jahangir, who enjoyed vegetarian food. Aloo Tikki then spread throughout the Indian subcontinent, with regional variations in ingredients and accompaniments. For example, in Pakistan, Aloo Tikki is often served with tamarind chutney and yogurt, while in North India, it is topped with spicy chickpeas and sweet and tangy sauces. Aloo Tikki is also an essential element of chaat, an assortment of savory and crispy snacks typical of Indian street food.

Aloo Tikki Recipe

Aloo Tikki is typically served with tamarind chutney or mint sauce, which add a sweet and tangy touch. To prepare them, you simply need to cook and mash potatoes, add spices and flour, and shape them into patties that are fried in oil. Aloo Tikki is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and pairs perfectly with tamarind chutney or mint sauce, which give them a sweet and tangy flavor. Give Aloo Tikki a try, you won’t regret it!

At Quantum Isoraka, Aloo Tikki is carefully and skillfully prepared by the chef, using fresh and high-quality ingredients. The patties are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and the spices are well-balanced to provide flavor without being too spicy. Aloo Tikki is a treat for both the eyes and the palate!

If you feel like trying this Indian specialty at home, here is the recipe that the chef at Quantum Isoraka has kindly shared with us:

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • Cook the potatoes in boiling water until tender. Drain and peel them once they have cooled.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the chickpea flour, all-purpose flour, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, salt, and black pepper.
  • Mash the cooked potatoes and add them to the flour mixture. Mix well to form a firm dough.
  • Take small amounts of the dough and shape them into flattened balls.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry the patties until golden and crispy on both sides.
  • Serve hot with tamarind chutney or mint sauce.

Tips and variations:

You can add additional spices to the dough, such as cumin, garam masala, or chaat masala, to vary the flavors. Why not incorporate other grated or chopped vegetables into the dough, such as carrots, peas, or cauliflower, to increase the nutritional content? Our primary suggestion is to serve them with stuffed flatbreads filled with fresh cheese (paneer), raisins, or nuts for added indulgence.

These potato and spinach patties are easy to prepare and delicious to enjoy. They are perfect for a vegetarian meal or as a side dish to a main course.

Here’s how to make them:

  • Peel and cut 4 medium potatoes into pieces. Cook them in a pot of salted boiling water for 15 to 20 minutes until tender. Drain them and mash them with a fork in a large bowl.
  • Wash and dry 200g of fresh spinach. Finely chop them with a knife or a food processor. Add them to the mashed potatoes, along with 2 tablespoons of flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, 1/4 teaspoon of red chili powder, and 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh coriander. Mix everything well to obtain a smooth dough.
  • Shape the dough into round, flat patties, about 8cm in diameter and 1cm thick. You should get about 12 patties.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the patties in small batches for about 3 minutes on each side until golden and crispy. Drain them on paper towels.
  • Serve the patties hot or warm with plain yogurt, chutney, or ketchup.

And there you have it! You have successfully made homemade Aloo Tikki just like at Quantum Isoraka! Feel free to share your feedback in the comments or on social media.

And if you want to discover more delicious Indian dishes, visit Quantum Isoraka, the restaurant that takes you on a culinary journey!

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