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These Indian Mashed Potato and Quinoa Patties (Aloo Tikki) are really easy to make and make a perfect #vegan friendly dinner! | cookingtheglobe.com

Aloo Tikki - Indian Mashed Potato Patties

These mashed potato patties are a very popular street food in India. Flavored with a bunch of spices, they will make your taste buds happy!
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10 patties
Calories 146kcal
Author CookingTheGlobe


  • 1 ¼ lb (570g) potatoes
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • ¾ cup onion , chopped
  • 1 chili pepper , seeds removed, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil + more for frying
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs


  • Cook the quinoa and boil the potatoes with their skins on. When done, peel them and mash.
  • Combine the mashed potatoes and cooked quinoa in a big bowl and mash once again.
  • Add the onion, chili pepper, cilantro, ginger, cumin seeds, cayenne pepper, ground coriander, salt,oil, and breadcrumbs and mix well.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet. Shape 3-inch patties and cook leaving some space between them. Cook for 7-8 minutes per side, until golden brown.
  • Serve with chopped onion, cilantro, yogurt, chickpeas, or chutney. Enjoy!


1. Authentic Indian version doesn't include quinoa. You can substitute it with another medium potato.
2. If you don't have any chutney for serving, you can use ketchup or bbq sauce instead.
Adapted from Vegan Richa's Indian Kitchen by Richa Hingle


Calories: 146kcal