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aloo tikki
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5 from 10 votes

Indian potato patties recipe | potato cutlets recipe

Crispy aloo tikki recipe can easily be made at home and frozen for a later date. Indian potato patties are best served hot with tomato ketchup and mint chutney
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 40 mins
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: air fryer aloo tikki, aloo cutlet, aloo cutlets, aloo patties
Servings: 4


  • cast iron pan / air fryer for low oil version
  • potato masher
  • food processor (optional)


  • 3-4 large potatoes boiled and peeled
  • ¼ cup mint leaves chopped
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs or 1 slice of bread or 2 tablespoon buckwheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon dried mango powder optional
  • 2 green chillies finely chopped,use as per taste
  • 1 piece ginger finely chopped
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee or any vegetable oil to coat the patties
  • Oil/ghee for frying


  • Mash the potatoes ,sweet potato in a bowl.
  • Add bread crumbs with ginger,chillies,salt and mint.
  • Take a small amount of mix and shape them into round patties
  • Apply ghee/coconut oil on top of the patties,

For cast iron (traditional frying method)

  • Keep the potato patties into the refrigerator 3-4 hours.
  • Heat oil/ghee in a pan,start cooking the patties in a batch of 2-3 patties.
  • Cook on low/medium flame until light brown on both sides adding more oil/ghee during the cook.

For air fryer potato patties (low oil version)

  • Plate the patties/tikkis in a tray and place them into the freezer for 4-5 hours
  • Preheat the air fryer at 200C/390F for 5 minutes
  • Place the frozen patties into the air fryer,cook at 200C for 18 minutes in total,use oil spray/brush in between and flip them over.
  • use the grill option for 3-4 minutes to get golden brown and crispier potato patties
  • Serve these delicous patties hot with mint chutney or sweet tamarind chutney

For cooking in oven

  • Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 200C/390F.
  • Place the frozen patties into a tray in the oven. Cook at 200C/390F for 25 minutes in total, use oil spray/brush in between and flip them over.


Keeping the raw patties in refrigerator/deep freezer will help them to retain their shape while cooking.
For better results with air fryer version,freeze the patties and cook them directly.
You may replace buckwheat flour with any other gluten free flour like quinoa flour.
Addition of sweet potatoes will increase the nutritional value but will result in less crispier patties..
You may replace bread crumbs with buckwheat flour to make this gluten free recipe
While using ghee/coconut oil on these patties, you will need to cook with your exhaust ON to avoid those extra smoke/fumes in your kitchen.


Serving: 2g