Anjali Pathak’s Aloo Tikkis (Spiced Potato Patties)



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Prep Time

10 min

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Cook Time

30 min

Aloo Tikkis are spiced potato patties. I love to make a batch and then freeze them so I can easily pop them in the oven when I have unexpected guests stopping by during Diwali.

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Recipe calls for


  • 2 ½ cup (14oz) potatoes, peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp (1oz) Patak’s® Mild Curry Spice Paste
  • 1 cup (1.8 oz) fresh breadcrumbs
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • Salt, to taste
  • 3 tbsp (1.5 oz) vegetable oil
  • Yogurt dip to serve (see Anjali’s Tip)


  1. Boil the potatoes in plenty of salted water for 15 minutes or until tender.
  2. Drain and allow to steam for a few minutes to dry them out.
  3. Transfer to a large plate and mash with the back of a fork, spreading them out so they start to cool.
  4. Stir in the garlic, most of the fresh cilantro, Patak’s® Mild Curry Spice Paste, breadcrumbs and lime juice.
  5. Taste and add a little salt if you need to.
  6. When cool enough to handle, divide the mixture into 8 even pieces. Using wet hands, roll the potatoes into balls before flattening them a little in the palm of your hands.
  7. Gently heat the oil in a frying pan.
  8. Fry the tikkis on all sides until golden and crispy.
  9. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro and serve hot.
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Anjali’s Tip: I love to enjoy my Aloo Tikkis with a yogurt dip. My favorite is to stir through a spoonful of Mango Chutney. It’s a game changer!

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