Aloo in India means “potato” while tikki is defined as “cutlet or croquette.” This snack is very popular in the streets of India. However, if you crave to do a twist with aloo tikki, making it a patty in a burger can bring your taste buds into a whole new ride of experience.
Tikkis (or patties):
- 1 ½ cups of potato (boiled, peeled and mashed)
- ¾ cup green peas, boiled
- 2 green chilies, finely chopped
- 3 tbsps. cilantro or coriander leaves, finely chopped
- 1 tsp. red chili powder
- 1 ½ tsp. Chaat masala
- 2 tsp. Lemon juice
- ¼ cup of bread crumbs
- 2-3 tbsp. of olive oil (for frying patties)
Buns and toppings:
- 4 medium sized burger buns
- 4slices of cheese
- 4 tbsp. of mayonnaise
- 4 tbsp. of ketchup
- 4 leaves of lettuce
- 2 medium sized tomatoes, sliced into rings
- 1 small onion, sliced into rings
- Boil both potatoes and peas and mash them. Putting the olive oil and bread crumbs aside, mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Create patties in ratio with the size of the buns you have.
- Get the bread crumbs and pour them into a plate. Coat every patty with the bread crumbs, gently pressing each as to make the crumbs stick to the patty.
- You can toast the bun if you want or skip this process.
- Heat the oil in a pan and gently place the tikki (or tikkis). Fry until it achieves the golden brown shade. You can drizzle some oil on top of the bun if the oil is not enough. Flip carefully and let the other side attain the golden brown shade, too.
- When the tikki is nearly finished, put a slice of cheese on top of it. Let the cheese melt slightly over the hot patty.
- Get you buns then proceed into smearing the bottom half with mayonnaise and ketchup. Put one lettuce leaf above the sauce and place the patty above the leaf.
- Top it off tomato and onion rings.
- Close the burger with the top half of the bun and serve.