Created by Spinneys
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Serves 4
Cuisine Indian
Special Occasion Diwali
Diet Vegetarian
Preparation Easy
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 396
Fat 10.8g
Saturates 1.7g
Protein 14.4g
Carbs 61.5g
Sugars 15g
Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details

Cooking Instructions

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Soak the chana dal overnight. Place the soaked chana dal in a pressure cooker along with a teaspoon of salt and a cup of water and cook on high for 12 minutes. Rinse well and set aside.


Meanwhile, boil the potatoes. Grate them once boiled and refrigerate until needed.


Heat a large pan with 1 tsp oil and sauté the chilli powder, 1 tsp turmeric, cumin and dal for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a food processor and pulse until smooth. Chop the coriander and stir it in.


Add the cornflour and salt to the grated potato; mix to combine to form a non-sticky dough.


To shape the aloo tikki, take a small portion of the potato mixture in between your palms. Roll it and gently flatten it with your fingers. If the potato mixture seems sticky, moisten your fingers with a teaspoon of oil.


Make a well in the centre of the potato ball, fill in a teaspoon of dal stuffing. Close the edges. Gently flatten the balls once again to get the thickness of an inch or so. Similarly, shape all the patties.


Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and shallow fry the aloo tikkis in small batches over a low-medium heat. Drain on paper towels.


To make the yoghurt, combine the tamarind paste, yoghurt, the remaining turmeric, grated ginger, and seasoning. Serve with the aloo tikkis.