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Aloo Tikki Chaat By Chef Ajay Chopra

Aloo Tikki Chaat

Also known as - Aloo Tikki

Aloo Tikki chaat is a popular snack made with boiled potatoes, aromatic spices and herbs. Chef Ajay Chopra shares the detailed recipe.
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Cooking Time

12-15 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10-20 Min



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  • For dal stuffing

    • 1 bowl chana dal or yellow moong dal (soaked overnight)

    • 2 tbsp ghee

    • 1/2 tsp hing

    • 1 tsp jeera

    • handful of cashews and raisins

    • 1 small bowl chopped ginger and green chillies

    • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

    • 1 tsp red chilli powder

    • 1 tsp coriander powder

    • 1/2 tsp black Salt

    • 1/2 tsp aamchur powder

    • fresh coriander

  • For aloo mixture

    • 4 - 5 boiled potatoes

    • 1/2 cup arrowroot flour for binding

    • 1 tsp cumin powder

    • salt to taste

  • For tikki masala

    • 1 tsp coriander powder

    • 1 tsp red chilli powder

    • 1 tsp cumin powder

    • 1 tsp black salt

    • 1 tsp chaat masala


  1. 1

    Soak the moong dal (pithi) overnight, which will be used as a stuffing in aloo tikki.
  2. 2

    Heat the pan and add ghee, and to that add the jeera and hing.
  3. 3

    Add cut cashews, raisins and salt.
  4. 4

    Add chopped ginger, green chilies and finally add the soaked dal.
  5. 5

    Add the dry spices- haldi, red chilli powder and coriander powder, pinch of black salt, and aamchur powder
  6. 6

    Add chopped coriander and toss it all together in the pan.
  7. 7

    Boil the potatoes the previous night, let it cool down and then grate the boiled potatoes. Add a pinch of black salt and cumin powder and mix the dry aloo mixture with arrowroot powder.
  8. 8

    Make roundels of the aloo mixture and stuff the dal (pithi) in it to make it into a tikki.
  9. 9

    Add some ghee to the pan and shallow fry the aloo tikki. Let the aloo tikki cook in ghee till it turns brown and crispy.
  10. 10

    Place the crispy aloo tikkis in a bowl, sprinkle the masala, tamarind chutney, green chutney and curd.
  11. 11

    Sprinkle thinly cut green chillies and ginger juliennes and finally top it with some fresh pomegranate and coriander leaves.

Aaloo Tikki chaat is a popular snack in North India. In Lucknow, it's called Chowk Ki Tikki. It's stuffed with fresh green peas that are easily available in winter. 

In many places, aaloo tikki is stuffed with chana dal or moong dal which is also called pithi wali tikki.

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