Aloo tikki

Aloo tikki, also known as aloo ki tikkia, aloo ki tikki or alu tikki, is a snack originating from the Indian subcontinent. In Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi preparation, it is made of boiled potatoes, peas, and various curry spices. Aloo means potato in Hindi-Urdu and Marathi, and tikki means a small cutlet or croquette. The dish is served hot along with a side of saunth, tamarind, and coriander-mint sauce, and sometimes dahi (yogurt) or chickpeas.

Aloo tikki
Aloo tikki served with mint and tamarind sauces and yogurt
Alternative namesAloo ki tikkia
Aloo ki tikki
Place of originIndian Subcontinent
Region or stateIndia, Bangladesh, and Pakistan
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsPotatoes, peas, spices, herbs
VariationsRagda pattice

The snack is vegetarian[1] and is an Indian equivalent of the hash brown.


Due to the broad geographical distribution of Indian people throughout the world, a number of variations on this dish exist.

In Mumbai, a popular version of aloo tikki is served with a spicy curry and various chutneys. It is called Ragda pattice and is sold at various chaat stalls throughout the city and especially on Chowpatti Beach. The aloo tikki in this region is made of mainly locally grown spices such as turmeric, whereas in Bangalore, more coriander is used.

In the United Kingdom, vegetable tikki is available from delicatessen counters at various shops.

Some North Indian dhabas or café-style eateries will sandwich the aloo in bread.


  1. "Why Sweet And Sour Makes The World Go Yum". 3 December 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
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