August 22, 2013

Palak Aloo Tikki - Aloo Palak Tikki - Quick & Easy Snack Recipes

I love aloo tikki more so for its simplicity than the fact that tikkis in general are so delicious. I often make aloo tikki with grated potato which makes it so much quicker since you don't have to boil the potatoes first but my mom in law recently introduced me to this lovely aloo tikki with palak or spinach which bowled me over. You do need to boil the aloo and do a bit of sautéing and mixing but oh it's definitely worth it.

palak aloo tikki-spinach potato cutlet recipe

We actually made two kinds of tikkis (or koftas or cutlets,they were kinda similar), one with aloo and palak and one with raw banana. The raw banana one was more like a kebab and a tad more time consuming while these aloo palak tikkis came together in a jiffy especially since we boiled the potatoes ahead of time.

More quick and easy tikki or cutlet recipes:
Aloo Paneer Kofta
Potato Tikki
Vegetable Cutlets
Soya Chunks Cutlets
Paneer Cutlets


Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Makes ~10-12 tikkis
Recipe source: Mom-in-law

  • 2 cups of boiled and mashed potatoes (aloo)
  • 1 cup of packed chopped spinach (palak)
  • 1 tsp of minced ginger
  • 1 green chill, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp of powdered jeera or cumin
  • 1 tbsp of rice flour
  • 2 tbsp of besan or gram flour (adjust as required)
  • To taste: of salt
  • 1 tsp of oil + more for deep frying


1. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and add the ginger and green chillies.
palak aloo tikki-spinach potato cutlet recipe

2. Saute for a minute and add the chopped spinach.
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3. Once the spinach has wilted and is semi-cooked (about 2-3 mins), add to the mashed potato.
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4. Add rice flour, besan, salt, and jeera to this.
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5. Mix well to form a thick tikki dough that's not very moist. If it seems sticky, add more besan.
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6. Make lime-sized balls with the tikki dough and set aside.
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7. Heat the oil for deep frying. Fry the tikkis until golden brown turning them in the oil at regular intervals.
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Serve aloo palak tikkis hot with green chutney or tomato ketchup.

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