Homemade Aaloo Tikki Chaat Recipe

Updated on January 4, 2017
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Sakina is an Indian who loves Indian street food and also spends her time occasionally cooking snacks of different cuisines.

Aaloo tikki chaat served in a bowl.
Aaloo tikki chaat served in a bowl. | Source

Aaloo tikki chaat is a famous healthy Indian snack filled with abundant flavors and colors. It is loved by everyone, be it a kid or an adult. It is also found in many street food shops, where people enjoy this delicacy. This recipe can also be made at home with many variations.

Here, I have made a simple aaloo tikki chaat topped with boiled chick peas, tamarind-jaggery chutney (sauce) and coriander-chilly chutney. It can also be made by topping the potato patties with spicy chickpeas curry. This way, the recipe is named as chole tikki chaat.

The left over chaat can also be made into a veggie burger or sandwich. This dish is wholesome and easy to make.

Prep time: 45 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: 4 Servings (8 potato patties, 2 pieces per person)

Ingredients for Four Servings

  • 4-5 Boiled Potatoes
  • 200 grams Boiled Chickpeas
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 5 Green Chillies
  • A piece of Ginger
  • 3-4 pinches of Cumin
  • 1 pinch of Chaat Masala Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilly Powder
  • Salt for taste
  • 1 tsp Oil, to saute chopped spices
  • Pure Ghee, for shallow frying potato patties
  • A large bunch of Coriander leaves, to be added to mashed potatoes and for chutney/sauce
  • A large piece of Tamarind, for chutney/sauce
  • A large piece of Jaggery, for chutney/sauce

Instructions Summary

  1. Wash and make slits in potatoes (for quick boiling). Put potatoes in a pressure cooker and let them boil till 3-4 whistles.
  2. Put tamarind and jaggery pieces together and add half glass water and leave to boil till consistency is fine. After it is cooled, squeeze tamarind pieces till only the seeds are left. Your sweet chutney is ready.
  3. Put ginger, garlic cloves, chillies, little salt and cumin in a mortar and pestle and grind them into a fine paste.
  4. Take 1/2 tsp oil and saute the chopped spices for a minute.
  5. Mash potatoes finely. Add sautéed spices, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and chaat masala powder. Chop coriander leaves and add few lemon drops. Mix everything properly.
  6. Take a small amount of this mixture and make tikkis/patties with your palms.
  7. In a non-stick pan, add pure ghee and potato patties to it. Shallow fry till patties are golden brown.
  8. Take coriander leaves, little salt, water and 1 green chilly and grind them to a fine sauce. Your spicy chutney is ready.
  9. Take a bowl. Place two aloo tikkis/ potato patties, add few chickpeas and two tbsp of both the sweet and spicy chutneys.
  10. You can also sprinkle fresh pomegranate seeds, chopped onions, and sev on it, for more taste.
  11. Serve after cooking immediately as patties may turn soggy if left for long time.

Detailed Instructions with Pictures Below

1. Make slits in potatoes and boil them for 4-5 whistles in a pressure cooker.

Slits made in potatoes for easy boiling and peeling.
Slits made in potatoes for easy boiling and peeling. | Source

2. Strain boiled potatoes properly and make sure no water is left in them. Mash them finely.

Boiled potatoes mashed finely.
Boiled potatoes mashed finely. | Source

3. Add garlic cloves, ginger, green chilles, salt and cumin in a mortar and pestle. Grind them into a fine paste.

Spices ground finely in mortar and pestle.
Spices ground finely in mortar and pestle. | Source

4. Take 1/2 tsp of oil and saute the ground spices for a minute. Make sure you don't burn them!

Spices sauteed.
Spices sauteed. | Source

5. Add sauteed spices, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, chaat masala powder, chopped coriander leaves and a few lemon drops. Mix everything properly.

Sauteed spices, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, chaat masala powder, chopped coriander and lemon drops added to mashed potatoes.
Sauteed spices, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, chaat masala powder, chopped coriander and lemon drops added to mashed potatoes.

6. Take a small amount of the mixture and make a ball out of it. Press it in between your palms to give it the shape of a patty.

Aaloo tikki/potato patty made.
Aaloo tikki/potato patty made. | Source

7. All potato patties are ready. You can sprinkle some bread crumbs on the patties to make them firm. This step is optional.

Potato patties ready to be fried.
Potato patties ready to be fried. | Source

8. In a non-stick pan, add the potato patties and sprinkle pure ghee on them as well as the sides of the pan. Shallow fry till patties are golden brown.

Aaloo tikkis/potato patties shallow fried till they are golden brown.
Aaloo tikkis/potato patties shallow fried till they are golden brown. | Source

9. Make tamarind-jaggery and coriander-chilly chutneys. Assemble all ingredients together.

All ingredients for the aloo tikki chaat preparation are ready. The green chutney consists of coriander-chilly paste while the brown chutney is the tamarind-jaggery paste. Don't mind the black tikkis!
All ingredients for the aloo tikki chaat preparation are ready. The green chutney consists of coriander-chilly paste while the brown chutney is the tamarind-jaggery paste. Don't mind the black tikkis! | Source

10. Place two aaloo tikkis/potato patties in a bowl. Pour some plain boiled chickpeas on top. Add two tbsp of both the sweet and spicy chutneys (sauces).

(Picture shown at the top.)

I have included a video showing how chole tikki chaat is made. My recipe is aaloo tikki chaat just topped with plain chickpeas. If you watch the video, ignore the part where the chole/chickpea curry is made. If you would like to make it that way you can do that too!

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 208
Calories from Fat90
% Daily Value *
Fat 10 g15%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 9 g
Carbohydrates 27 g9%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 5 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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        Kenneth Avery 

        19 months ago

        Dearest Sakina :)

        You are truly welcome. You are worthy.

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        Sakina Nasir 

        19 months ago from Kuwait

        Thank you so much Kenneth, my dear buddy. Your comment is so sweet as always. :)

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        Kenneth Avery 

        19 months ago

        Dearest Sakina :)

        If you offered a take-out order service, I would buy five big orders of this nectar-of-great-food.

        Please continue to provide such great hubs as this.

        Peace and Love.

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        Sakina Nasir 

        19 months ago from Kuwait

        Thank you so much Araaz for stopping by and appreciating. Do try this recipe and let me know how it turns out to be. :)

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        Umme Salma 

        19 months ago from Ohio,USA

        I just love indian street food. I myself have tried this several times but your recipe has new twists and ingredients. I am going to try this soon. In sha Allah

      • SakinaNasir53 profile imageAUTHOR

        Sakina Nasir 

        19 months ago from Kuwait

        Hi ShailaSheshadri! :)

        Thank you for the kind comments and for stopping by to read my recipe. I'm not sure about that myself, I want to ask this question in the forum.

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        ShailaSheshadri 

        19 months ago from Bengaluru

        A tempting chat recipe. The video you have uploaded is also nice. I wanted to know whether we can legally upload other's video? I am also new in the writing field. Thank you.

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        Sakina Nasir 

        20 months ago from Kuwait

        Hi Louise! :)

        Thank you for compliment and for stopping by to read my hub. Please try and let me know how it is. This is a dish filled with so many flavors that you won't get bored of it any day. :)

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        Louise Powles 

        20 months ago from Norfolk, England

        Hi Sakina,

        Oh my word, my mouth is watering now. The pictures and the video you posted are lovely. This is definitely something I'll be trying. Thankyou for sharing your recipe!

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        Sakina Nasir 

        20 months ago from Kuwait

        Thanks a lot Hatim! :) Do try this recipe and share your opinions about how it turned out. I appreciate your valuable feedback on my hub.

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        hatim 

        20 months ago

        woww it seems soo yummy i have never tried this before but after reading your hub on aloo tikki which really looking amazing and attractive i would like to try this once in my life.

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        Sakina Nasir 

        21 months ago from Kuwait

        Hi Natalie! :)

        Thanks a lot for stopping by and appreciating my dish. Yes, you are right about this recipe being gluten free. Also, shallow frying in ghee adds a rich flavor and enhances the taste. Thanks once again for flipping my article. It means a lot! :) Do try this recipe and tell me what you think of it.

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        Natalie Frank 

        21 months ago

        This sounds wonderful and seems pretty easy to make! Also without the breadcrumbs it would be gluten free. I flipped your recipe to one of my magazines. Thanks for providing it! I keep watch for more great recipes.

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        Sakina Nasir 

        21 months ago from Kuwait

        @Hamza Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my article! ☺

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        Sakina Nasir 

        21 months ago from Kuwait

        @Kenneth

        Thank you very much buddy. I am very glad to have your warm words. Peace to you too. Take care. :)

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        Kenneth Avery 

        21 months ago

        Sakina :)

        You just keep producing great hubs like this and you

        will go far on and off of HP.

        Peace!

        Your Friend Forever, Kenneth

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        Sakina Nasir 

        21 months ago from Kuwait

        @Kenneth Avery Thank you so much my dear friend for commenting once again. I am so happy to receive your warm words of appreciation. I mean it. Have a nice and peaceful day you too. ☺

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        Kenneth Avery 

        21 months ago

        Dearest Sakina :)

        I meant every word of my comment. You deserve them and lots more.

        Keep up the great work and have a safe and peaceful day.

        Kenneth

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        Sakina Nasir 

        21 months ago from Kuwait

        @Ashish Dadgaa Thank you so much for your appreciation! I am so glad you liked my hub. God bless you too. ☺

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        Ashi 

        21 months ago

        Hey Sakia, The Cook :p

        This is super yummy recipe hub. Your photos are tempting me :p

        Very nicely written with good detailed description and video.

        You shall regularly write such recipe hubs :)

        Bless You dear :)

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        Kenneth Avery 

        21 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

        Dearest Sakina :)

        You are very welcome. I truly enjoyed this piece although it did

        make me very hungry. I love spicy foods very much.

        You just keep up the great work and success will be yours soon.

        Sincerely,

        With Love and Respect,

        Kenneth

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        Sakina Nasir 

        21 months ago from Kuwait

        Aww! Thank you so much Samitha! ☺

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        Samitha 

        21 months ago

        This looks soo yummy

        Will definitely try

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        Sakina Nasir 

        21 months ago from Kuwait

        Hi Kenneth! ☺

        That's so sweet of you. I am so glad to recieve your warm comments. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my work.

        Your budette for life

        Sakina

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        Kenneth Avery 

        21 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

        Dearest Sakina,

        This hub was phenomenal in writing style, lay-out, graphics, and topic.

        If HubPages still had the voting choices above the comments, I would have already voted this up; interesting; colorful; and all positive remarks.

        I am so hungry now. A great sign that this hub was GREAT!

        Your Fried Forever,

        Kenneth

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