Aloo tikki chaat made in Air fryer is much healthier and as tangy, sweet, spicy and all things delicious. Memories take me back to Indian street food thelas that had piping hot aloo tikkis served with the topping of green chutney and sweet chutney with yogurt and spices. It was a burst of delicious flavours in the mouth. My mum would regularly make aloo tikkis at home. The recipe is simple but really delicious.
You can have fillings in your aloo tikkis from cottage cheese to peas and even nuts. But I like it simple. You can also serve your aloo tikkis just with green chutney and garnished with onions and cilantro. Serve with this delicious lemongrass tea.
Or you can serve them with this ragda or matar curry topped generously with chutney and chopped onions.
How to Make Aloo Tikki in Air fryer with Pictures
Boil and peel potatoes.
Mash potatoes well. Mix cayenne, salt, garam masala, chaat masala powder, ginger and chilli finely chopped along with chopped cilantro.
Add 3 tbsp. rice flour to the mash and mix well.
Form round patties or aloo tikkis with your hands and keep aside.
For Air frying
Preheat Air fryer at 390 F or 200 C for 8 minutes. Brush the tikkis and basket with ghee and air fry for 14 minutes till golden brown. Turn the tikki once in the middle. Brush with ghee again if needed.
Once crispy and golden brown, tikkis are done. Take them out and assemble for aloo tikkis chaat.
For shallow frying:
Heat 2 tbsp. oil or ghee in a skillet. Shallow fry 5-6 tikkis on both sides till golden brown. It takes 3-4 minutes on each side to be done. Your aloo tikkis are ready.
For aloo tikki chaat:
Take 2 aloo tikkis in a bowl. Top with curd that has been sweetened with sugar. Garnish with green chutney, chopped onions, roasted cumin powder, black salt powder and sev. Serve immediately.
Aloo Tikki Chaat Recipe Air fryer Recipe (Step-by-step Recipe)
- 5 medium potatoes boiled and mashed
- 3 tbsp. cilantro chopped
- ½ tsp. cayenne
- ½ tsp. garam masala
- 1 tsp. chaat masala
- ½ tsp. ginger finely chopped
- ½ tsp. green chillies finely chopped
- Salt to taste
- 3 tbsp. rice flour
- 2 tsp. ghee
For aloo tikki chaat
- 1 cup thick yogurt
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 2 tbsp. green chutney
- 1 tsp. roast cumin powder
- 1 tsp. black salt
- 1 tbsp. chopped onions
- 1 tbsp. fine sev or aloo bhujia
- Mash the potatoes and add chopped cilantro, cayenne, garam masala, chaat masala, ginger-chilli chopped and salt. Mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning.
- Add rice flour and mix well. Now form patties or aloo tikkis using your palms. Keep aside.
Air frying instructions:
- Preheat Airfryer to 390F or 200C for 8 minutes.
- Lightly brush the aloo tikkis or potato patties with ghee. Also brush the air fryer basket lightly with ghee. Now place the patties so that they are put in one layer.
- Air fry for about 14 minutes. Turn the tikkis once in the middle.
- You will have golden brown and crispy tikkis ready. They are really delicious and taste great with just a little ghee used.
- This recipe yields about 12 tikkis which I cooked in 2 batches.
Shallow frying instructions:
- Heat a skillet or tawa. Take 2 tbsps. of ghee or oil and shallow fry about 5-6 aloo tikkis on both sides. It will take you about 3-4 minutes each side. Keep turning them till they are nice and brown. Your crispy tasty aloo tikkis are ready to eat. Use the same method to cook the remaining tikkis.
- You can serve these tikkis as it is with green chutney or ketchup along with a garnish of chopped onions. These go very well with lemongrass tea.
2. Adjust seasoning as per taste.
3. Have hot aloo tikkis. They taste the best. In case, you wish to have later, then air fry once for about 10 minutes and later reheat for 4 minutes before serving.
4. Assemble aloo tikki chaat with hot tikkis.
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This tasty aloo tikki chaat is a total crowd pleaser. It is super easy to make when you are craving Indian chaat.
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