Ok so for some reason they look a little squishy in this photo! But truly, these golden little nuggets are so tasty. We don’t eat potato really much these days but I so wanted to try these and they really lived up to – and exceeded – my craving expectations. It is so so simple. Really an Indian hash brown if you like.
3 large potatoes, peeled, boiled, and mashed
1/2 cup green peas
handful of coriander, chopped
1 spring onion, chopped finely
1 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp lemon juice
salt and pepper for seasoning
Mix all ingredients together and squish together to form little (or big) balls. They do cook better if squashed flat a little I find. Lightly fry for a couple of minutes on each side.
The outside is oh so crunchy and the inside is soft and rich in flavour.
Some recipes seem to add breadcrumbs. I could be wrong but I don’t think this is true of traditional Aloo tikki? I wanted to keep them gluten free – but you could add besan flour (chickpea) if you wish.
There are also many variations on the spices added i.e. coriander (ground), onion, chilli etc. (I personally would have added chilli but I know my 3 yo would complain so I’d rather him be able to eat them!)
Whatever you do, you can adapt this to suit your style as always, and enjoy, they are delicious!