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Crispy Pan Fried Potato Patties-Cutlets | Aloo Tikki Recipe

Crispy & delicious pan-fried potato cutlets or aloo tikki…

Turn potatoes into a delicious cutlet or tikki. On days I don’t have any meat potatoes rescue me. After all, potatoes are an excellent meat substitute. The other day, for lunch I’d made pan-fried potato cutlets or tikki. Dipped the patties in cornstarch slurry, which has made the cutlets very crispy.

This can be enjoyed as it is or turn into sandwiches, burgers; wrap in pita bread, or tortillas. You got so many options.

I’ve also added a teaspoon of chaat masala, which has imparted a nice tangy taste & you’ll get that kick while devouring the cutlets.

Crispy Pan Fried Potato Patties-Cutlets | Aloo Tikki Recipe
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: Makes 6
For making potato patties
  • Cooked potatoes- 3
  • Green onions, chopped- 2 tbsp
  • Green pepper, chopped- ¼ cup
  • Spinach, chopped- ½ cup
  • Cilantro, chopped- 2 tbsp
  • Garlic powder- ½ tsp (optional)
  • Paprika- ½ tsp
  • Ground black pepper- ¼ tsp
  • Cumin powder- ½ tsp
  • Garam masala- ½ tsp
  • Dried oregano- ½ tsp (optional)
  • Chaat Masala- 1 tsp
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Bread crumbs- ¼ cup
Making slurry
  • Cornstarch- 2 tbsp
  • Cold water- 3 tbsp
For pan-frying
  • Oil- ¼ cup
  1. Cook the potatoes in the microwave in potato setting till fork tender.
  2. Or cook them in boiling water.
  3. Let the potatoes cool down & peel off the skin
  4. In a bowl, mash the potatoes & add all the ingredients mentioned 'for making the patties', combine well.
  5. I've added a tsp of chaat masala, this will impart a nice tangy taste & flavour. Don't skip adding this.
  6. Make into patties. Keep aside.
  7. In a bowl, combine cornstarch & cold water. Make into a smooth slurry without any lumps.
  8. Place a non-stick wide pan over medium heat, add ¼ cup oil just enough for pan frying.
  9. Dip the potato patties in cornstarch slurry. This will make the cutlets crispy.
  10. Place them on the oil.
  11. Pan fry till both the sides turn crispy & golden brown in color.
  12. Transfer to a plate.
  13. These cutlets have turned really cripsy.
  14. Enjoy with your favourite dipping sauce or tomato ketchup. YUM!




Thas is the author of Cooking with Thas, a popular food blog with recipes from Indian, American and Fusion Cuisines. She has been blogging since 2009 and been featured in several magazines. Read more...