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Plain Aloo Tikki

Plain Spiced Potato Cakes

  • Heat Medium
  • Serves 4
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 20 mins

A wonderfully warming potato cake that makes a beautiful vegetarian starter.

Hari says

In this version of my Aloo Tikki (my other is Battered Aloo Tikki), the potato is seasoned with ginger and cumin seeds and cooked on a griddle or in a frying pan.

The potato cakes crisp up on the outside and stay beautifully soft inside. They make a delicious starter or side dish, especially with a spicy tomato chutney.

  • Ingredients
  • Method
  • 4 medium potatoes, washed with skin on
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp ginger, grated
  • Handful of fresh coriander, chopped


  1. Place potatoes with the skin on in a pan and cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and leave to cook gently until soft. Drain and leave to cool.
  2. Once cooled, peel the skin off with your fingers and discard. Grate the potatoes into a bowl.
  3. Add the salt, garam masala, cumin seeds, chilli, coriander, ginger and mix together.
  4. Wet your hands so the potato mixture doesn't stick to your fingers and begin to shape the potato mixture into small patties or tikki, roughly 4-5cm in diameter and about 3cm thick.
  5. Heat a little oil in a frying pan or on an Indian griddle pan or thava.
  6. Place the cakes in the pan and cook until golden brown. Turn them over and cook the other side. Once crisp on both side serve with a chutney.

Nutritional information

Typical values* per Serving
Fat (g)0.3
of which saturates (g)0.0
Carbohydrates (g)16.9
of which sugars (g)0.7
Fibre (g)1.2
Protein (g)2.1
Salt (mg)0.02
*Based upon calculated values, supplied by myfitnesspal.com. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated.

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Comments (2)

  • Hari


    30 November 2014 at 15:13 |
    Oh dear - just added it in. Thanks


  • Sarah


    30 November 2014 at 11:34 |
    Hi Hari
    There's no mention of when to add the cumin seeds?!


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