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 tbsp bread crumbs
- 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp garam masala
- 1/2 tsp chaat masala powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup light cooking oil for frying
- 4 hamburger buns
- 1/4 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.
If you enjoyed this Aloo Tikki Burger recipe, you will surely love my Bun Keema and Chicken Tikka Quesadilla recipe as well.
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will try and let you know, looking forward to it…sounds yummy 🙂
hey, ur friday ritual sounds so similar to our household. I remember McD’s in bombay had this yummy spicy potato (tikki) burger that no McD’s outside India carries. nice recipe and photo.
Ha ha… reading about Mc D’s in India reminded me of the time I was in school in Calcutta and Wimpy’s landed around the corner. People use to take massive tiered tiffin boxes in there with full Indian meals, buy regular fries and enjoy a hearty meal. The staff didn’t know what hit them.
Lovely recipe for Aloo Tikki burger by the way. It’s absolutely delicious and we loved it!
I love the idea of potato burgers – this tasted amazing!
Loved reading this post. Aloo Tikki burger was delicious !
great site and can’t wait to try out the desi type burgers.
I really thought it was a meat burger made Indian way. Looks great! I guess we can add more different veggies to make it even more nutritious. Then it would turn out to be a cutlet burger? 😀
I love your Friday ritual, me thinks I’m gonna start a cook-together ritual too…But i’m such a control freak in the kitchen that I fear we’ll start fighting instead of bonding 🙂
WOnderful burgers! I made these tonight and they were a hit with the family. 🙂
well you should open your own big, red M if you ask me – for Meena instead of Mac Donald’s…!! – 😉
these look much better – very yummy! and your Friday nights sound really like heaven to me… =)
These were really yummy Meena. amazing recipe!
The burger was very tasty! I tried this recipe my kids really enjoyed them. Thanks!!
Aloo Tikki burgers were yummy and we simply loved it! McDonalds have come along way in India ,yes your description about Grannie to Grandson came alive and reminded me of days spent in Delhi and Noida’s Atta Market, where there is a huge Mcdonald and long queues to get Aloo burgers. now I can also make them instead of going there, thanks!!
I love the idea of your Friday night ritual! Sounds like a great idea….and the Aloo Tikki Burger…of course, a great way to kick start the weekend! This has become a new family favourite. 🙂
Aloo Tikki Burger! Great veg recipe!!:)
I love reading your recipes! I am still trying to learn to cook Indian food, you make all the recipes so easy to follow!
I made the Aloo Tikki Burgers tonight. It was lip-smacking good, just as you promised it would be!
I have been to McDonalds in India…I have to say they didn’t have anything as good as this there!!!
Thanks for the great recipe…it’s now a favorite!