Recipe: Aloo Tikki

Spicy potato cakes
ByJasmine BandaliWednesday , 11 November 2015
Recipe: Aloo Tikki
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100g beetroot

100g potatoes

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cumin powder

1 sprig mint, chopped

1 tsp ginger purée

1 tsp green chilli purée

2 heaped tbsp cornflour


1 Peel the beetroot and boil until tender.

2 In a separate saucepan, boil the potatoes until soft. 

3 When cool enough to handle, finely chop the beetroot, removing any excess water and place in a bowl. 

4 Peel and grate the potatoes into the bowl.

5 Add the remainder of the ingredients and mix with your hands to combine.

6 Make small patties out of the mixture and set on a plate.

7 Heat about 2 tbsp of oil in a shallow frying pan until moderately hot.

8 Fry the patties (tikkis) in batches until golden and crisp on one side, then gently flip and repeat on the other side.

9 Drain the tikkis on kitchen towels.

10 Serve with coriander, mint or tamarind chutney.

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