Pithiwali Aloo Tikki

Aloo Tikki is one of the most popular street food of India ,aloo tikkis are made different ways in every region  of Indian ,today I am preparing pithiwali aloo tikkis .Pithiwali aloo Tikkis are stuffed with spicy dal mixture and pan fried till crisp and brown .

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For Aloo Tikki Covering-

  • Potatoes-2 medium (Boiled and peeled)
  • Rice Flour -1 tbsp
  • Poha -1/4 cup
  • Cilentro-1 tbsp(Finelyo  chopped)
  •  Ginger-1/2 tsp (grated)
  • Red chili powder-1/4 tsp
  • cumin seeds-1/4tsp
  • fennel seeds-a little
  • salt -to taste
  • oil-1 tsp(potato dough)
  • oil – cup (tikki 3/4 part should be in oil)


For Filling –

  • Gram dal or Chana dal- 1/2 cup (soaked and boiled )
  • Mint leaves -1/2 tbsp(finely chopped)
  • Green chili -1to 2 (finely chopped)
  • Cumin powder-1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder-1/4 tsp
  • Aamchur powder-1/4 tsp
  • Chatmasala-1/2 tsp
  • Black salt – to taste
  • Turmeric -1/2 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • oil – 1/2 tbsp
  • Fennel seeds powder -1/4 tsp (coarse)


  • Soak the dal for 2 hours,then boil it in a pan along with turmeric and salt  for 15 -20 minutes.
  • Grate boiled and peeled potatoes  and sprinkle the rice flour ,mix a little.(Make sure don’t mash it )
  • To activate the poha (flattened rice )  add little bit of water ,keep a side for 10-15 minutes,then sprinkle the activated poha over the potatoes and rice mixture,mix gentle and don’t mash it (don’t add salt Now )  ,cover the lid and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile prepare filling mixture- heat oil (1tsp) in a pan ,add asafoeitida,cumin ,cook till cumin starts to pop ,then add green chili ,grated ginger ,saute for a minute. Now this point, will add boiled gram dal ,black salt ,aamchur powder ,cumin powder,coriander,mint leaves,fennel powder  and sprinkle little water and cook for 5 -7 minutes .then turn off the flame to cool down a bit .finally mash everything together .
  • Now take potatoes mixture ,you will notice mixture becomes very dry  , now you mash everything together throughly and make a dough of it .
  • Take some dough in your hands and roll it like a ball .
  • Flattened the ball by using hands (apply little oil on your hands )
  • Add  1 tbsp mixture in the center ,start bringing all the sides together and seal the potato ball from all sides making it look like a big tennis shaped ball .
  • Gently flatten the ball
  • Raw aloo Tikki are shaped and ready to be fried or toasted.
  • Heat oil in a pan on a medium flame ,level of oil while frying the Tikki should be 3/4 of the Tikki.
  • Fry  Tikki well ,Don’t flip more than 2-3 times let the heat penetrate the patties itself.fry them until it’s golden brown.
  • Serve this pithiwali aloo Tikki with Green Chutney,tamarind sweet Chutney ,curd and some chat masala .

Thanks !!


  • You can roast it with very little oil but I have used to more oil to make little more crisper
  • You can use bread crumbs and corn flour too as binding agent and to make Tikki crispy but using rice flour and rice flakes  (poha) ,Tikki will become very crisper.





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