|Alternative names||Aloo ki tikkia|
Aloo ki tikki
|Place of origin||Indian Subcontinent|
|Region or state||India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan|
|Main ingredients||Potatoes, peas, spices, herbs|
Aloo tikki, also known as Aloo ki tikkia or Aloo ki tikki, is a snack originating from the Indian subcontinent; in Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi preparation, it is made of boiled potatoes, peas, and various curry spices. "Aloo" means potato, and "tikki" means a small cutlet or croquette in Hindi-Urdu and Marathi. It is served hot along with a side of saunth, tamarind, and coriander-mint sauce, and sometimes dahi (yogurt) or chickpeas. The snack is a vegetarian alternative and an Indian equivalent of the hash brown.
Aloo tikki are mashed potato patties mixed with coriander, peas, and spices, deep fried in oil. Some North Indian dhabas or café-style eateries will sandwich the aloo in bread.
Due to the broad geographical distribution of Indian people throughout the world, a number of variations on this dish exist.
In Mumbai, a popular version of aloo tikki is served with a spicy curry and various chutneys. It is called Ragda pattice and is sold at various chaat stalls throughout the city and especially on Chowpatti Beach. The aloo tikki in this region is made of mainly locally grown spices such as turmeric, whereas in Bangalore, more coriander is used.
In the United Kingdom, vegetable tikki is available from delicatessen counters at various shops.