Jun 21, 2010

A Crispy Potato Snack

This crispy potato snack is a regular feature in my home on Sunday evenings and on rainy days as well. In fact potato tikias as is called in Hindi is a filling and delicious snack any time of the year. I sometimes pack this in my kids lunchbox with tomato sauce, and they just love to eat it in school. At times I have to pack 20 or more tikias on my kids demand for the whole class to share...

(makes 4 tikias)

  • 2 medium size potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 4 bread slices
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp chilly powder
  • 1/4 tsp amchoor powder
  • salt as desired
  • oil to deep fry

Method:  Boil the potatoes, peel it and mash it with hands. Peel and slice the onion finely. Take a bowl and add mashed potato, sliced onion and mix in rest of the ingredients (except oil).
Take a bread and dip in water for a second and squeeze it with both the hands. Now fill a little of the above potato mixture and close the bread tightly. Take care that potato mix does not spill out, else tikia will break while frying in the oil.
Heat oil in a wok and deep fry the tikia till it is golden brown on both the sides. Take out and make other tikia the same way. Keep the cooked tikias on a tissue paper to absorb the excess oil.

Serve hot with fresh coriander chutney or tomato sauce.

Shall post other variations of this crisp potato snack soon.
Try this and let me know how did you like it?


  1. 1 doubt..how will the bread stick together ? i mean how do u close the filling ?

  2. Hi Raji,

    You are using water to dip the bread as per the recipe instructions. Water will make the bread take any shape you want. Just fill the stuffing and close it tightly and follow the rest.
    You will get it once you try yourself.

  3. U bet no one can resist this one, including the mothers of the kids:-))

  4. Potato tikkis look wonderful and tasty.So crispy too.I generally shallow fry mine or grill them to avaoid calories.But I guess deep frying will give it acrisper outer coating.
    Thanks for dropping by simply.food.Your visit and comments are very much appreciated.You have a nice space.I am your 2nd follower.:)

  5. potato tikkis looks awesome n my favorite ...nice click n presentation which make me more tempting ...thanks for visiting my place n for ur valuable compliments...

  6. Hy Sanjeeta,
    First time here...Lovely space you have ...Wishing you all success in blogging.
    Following u.
    Do drop in at my space sometime.

  7. Aloo Tikias look very delicious.Following you.

    Thank you for visiting my blog and your nice words.

    My son was very excited to see your comments in my other blog(http://kiranjayandkids.blogspot.com) for his veg noodles,he typed the whole recipe himself.Thank you.

  8. This is absolutely yummy. I love anything with potatoes in it :)

  9. first time here..must say you have a lovely blog with delicious collections of recipes..Aloo tikki looks so tempting..drool wrothy pic..can not take my eyes of it..ahh..really a wonderful treat to my eyes before going to sleep..mm...thanks for sharing this!

  10. wow...looks so delicious!!btw can it b shallow fried?

  11. Hi Prats, Yes it can be shallow fried also. You can visit my site for another healthy Patties with soya and potato, which is shallow fried.
    This blog is for recipes to indulge, no health constraints!!