Have a bunch of leftover potatoes you don't know what to do with? Make Aloo Tikki! It's one of those snacks we all grew up eating but never think to make at home, relegating it to restaurant status. Well, we're here to change that! Here's a super simple and quick recipe for Aloo Tikki. Use it as a base for any number of snacks (like chaat) or enjoy it by itself with a bit of tamarind or green chutney.
- 3 large potatoes, boiled
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp red chili powder
- 1 tbsp rice flour (or regular all-purpose flour)
Peel and mash the potatoes until they're about small sized chunks. Add spices and flour and mix well. Separate the mixture into small balls half the size of your palm. Roll the mixture between your hands so you get an even ball and then flatten the ball using the base of your palm to get a disc shape. Continue doing this until the mixture is all made into balls.
Heat the oil in the pan and place the tikkis on the pan. Check if the bottom is golden brown and then flip onto other side and let cook until golden brown as well. Gently remove from the pan and place onto a plate with a paper towel to soak up any extra oil. Continue doing this until all are crispy and ready to be eaten!