Aloo Tikki (Spiced Potato Patty)
3-4 russet potatoes (1 potato makes ~2 patties)
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp ginger grated
1/4 tsp chaat masala (optional)
1/2 tsp red chili powder or 1 serrano (green) chili chopped finely
1/2 tsp salt (or more to taste)
1-2 tbsp ghee
Wash the potatoes (skin on).
Fill a large stock pot with water and bring water to a boil on medium heat.
Add potatoes to boiling water and boil for 6-7 minutes or until fully cooked and soft.
Remove potatoes from boiling water and let cool.
Once cooled, peel skin from potatoes.
Place potatoes in a large mixing bowl and mash with a spatula until it’s well mashed and broken down.
Add in all spices and salt listed in ingredients above with potatoes. Mix well until fully combined. Taste mixture and adjust spices and seasonings as necessary.
Use your clean hands to take potato mixture and roll into a flattened circle (about 2-3 inches in diameter) to form patties.
Heat oil on a pan on low heat.
Place patties on the pan leaving enough room to flip them. Make sure each side is golden brown and crispy.
Remove patties from pan once all sides are golden and crispy.