This Aloo Tikki Burger recipe I'm sharing today is an ode to that always loved, always craved Mc Aloo Tikki Burger. It's quick and easy to whip up for a chilled out Friday night and an absolute treat to eat. Pair it with some crispy fries and you're set to bring in the weekend!
The day I found out McDonald's came to India - many, many years ago, I wanted to instantly drop in and give it a try. Not because I couldn't live without the dreaded Big Mac, but because I knew what usually happens to any international food chains that try to make their presence in the county. They automatically take on the desi avatar on landing! One look at the menu on the wall, and I knew exactly why the place was filled not with college-going-trying-to-ape-the-west-as-best-as-possible youngsters, but also the timid looking grandma prying open her fancy looking sandwich!
Hubby Dear, Little Dude and I have made a Friday-night ritual of sorts that we try to follow as close as possible. It has to do with a lot of lounging on the couch in front of the big screen, gorging on junk food. Before you go on to tell me how bad (read: comforting!!) a weekly intake of junk food can be for me, let me clarify.
Our Friday night menus usually include the usual burgers, pizza and wings, as well as the much adored quesadillas, tacos, shawarma, and spanokopitas, to name a few. The only difference though, is that nothing is as simple and straightforward as it sounds.
Our pizzas are loaded with the trendiest of toppings - ranging from paneer tikka, grilled veggies, gourmet cheeses and the occasional tandoori chicken slices. Our quesadillas and tacos never lack in cheesiness, but also gear up in heat. And our burgers - like this Aloo Tikki Burger recipe today, well, let's just say it would make that saree-clad granny and her denim-donned teenaged grandson, very happy campers!
Aloo Tikki Burger (Vegan Potato Burger)
- 4 medium-sized potatoes boiled and mashed
- 1 small-sized onion finely chopped
- 2 tablespoon bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
- ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
- ¼ teaspoon garam masala
- ½ teaspoon chaat masala powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- ¼ cup light cooking oil for frying
- 4 hamburger buns
- ¼ cup green chutney* (recipe link below)
- thinly sliced onions and tomatoes
- Mix potatoes, onions, bread crumbs, cilantro, spices, and salt and pepper in a large bowl to combine everything well. Form into four equal-sized circular patties and set aside.
- Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan and shallow fry the burgers until brown and crisp on both sides.
- Spread green chutney on one side of the buns and layer the patties with slices of fresh onions and tomatoes.
This post was originally published in October 2006 and has been recently updated.
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