Cheesy aloo tikki

Aloo tikkis are a street food classic. Aloo means potato in urdu/hindi and it’s a perfect afternoon snack, made up of mashed potatoes, a couple of spices and coriander. I added a block of cheese in mine to make it more exciting!


  • 2 large potatoes peeled and boiled
  • Half a large onion- finely chopped
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp red chilli flakes
  • Handful chopped coriander
  • 1 medium egg- whipped
  • Salt to taste
  • Cornflour (to coat)
  • Cheddar cheese or mozzarella
  • Oil for frying


  1. Mash the potatoes in a bowl
  2. Add the onion, cumin, chilli flakes, salt and coriander to the potatoes and mix well
  3. Add the whipped egg to help bind the potato tikki
  4. Using your hands, create a patty shape with the potato mixture
  5. Add your cheese in the the middle of your patty and make a ball with the mixture to cover the cheese, then flatten this ball to make a patty again
  6. Coat the patty with cornflour
  7. In a small frying pan, pour enough vegetable oil to shallow fry the aloo tikki
  8. Fry the tikki on medium heat until golden colour on both sides

(Serve with raita)

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