Potato Bread Tikki

bread aloo tikki

Did you guys know that The Potato has been Grown in Space In 1995, potato plants were taken into space with the space shuttle Columbia. This marked the first time any food was ever grown in space. Got this interesting fact from here ! Wonder if they tried making some french fries with that .. lol !!!
So, Tikki is more like a Patty except it’s made with mashed vegetables , mostly potatoes. It’s a very popular type of snack .. prepared mostly in North Indian cuisine. As a kid I used to eat a lot of these Tikkis but from road side shop and my Ma was always against that idea. She was the clean freak type ( and I think she transferred that to me  !! ). Yeah it’s never too hygienic to eat from those shops .. but do you really care of these things as a kid ??!! So one such Sunday evening Ma served us a full  plate of gorgeous looking Tikki with some ketchup. I took a bite and it was yuummmyy … never bothered to ask her how she made it .. but that really didn’t stop me eating from those shops either 😛  I finally asked the recipe from her at a much later stage 😉
Sending this dish for the event  Veggie/Fruit of the Month: Potato guest host by Divya, original event by Priya.
This snack goes well even with some chill beer too but we like it best with our favorite ginger tea 🙂

bread aloo tikki

Potato Bread Tikki


  • 1 big size Potato
  • 6 piece white soft bread
  • 1/2 tbs baking powder
  • 1 tbs ground pepper
  • 1 tbs chilly powder
  • 1 tbs cumin powder
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • salt
  • oil


  1. Boil the potatoes and mash them in a big bowl
  2. Out of the 6 breads throw away the sides of 4 breads and use the sides of 2 breads
  3. Mash the breads along with the potatoes
  4. If it's too dry , add little water from the water you used to boil the potatoes
  5. Now mix rest of the ingredients ( baking powder, pepper,chilly powder, cumin powder and salt)
  6. Take each portion of potato mixture and make a ball.
  7. Taking one at a time, gently flatten each ball into a round patty
  8. Keep them in a plate and refrigerate them for about 30 to 40 minutes.
  9. Let them rest in room temperature for 15 minutes before you start frying them.
  10. Just before frying them, roll them in bread crumbs .
  11. You have to deep fry them but in low heat , so that it gets cooked properly even from inside and golden brown from outside.

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  • Raji
    January 20, 2011 at 12:55 AM

    Very yummy… Aaloo tikki’s are looking delish..

  • Priya
    January 20, 2011 at 2:15 AM

    Tikkis looks extremely irresistible,my fav anytime.

  • Krithi
    January 20, 2011 at 6:57 AM

    Tikki looks wonderful.. It is real cute and colorful..

  • Aipi
    January 20, 2011 at 8:41 AM

    wow, love it, can I have 2 or 3 please?:)

    US Masala

  • Mary
    January 20, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    These look so golden and delicious. What a nice recipe. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  • Kalyan
    January 20, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    I am sure that you will have Bengali astronauts, now that potatoes are grown in space 🙂 Happy blogging

  • Heather @girlichef
    Heather @girlichef
    January 20, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    I did not know that…what a fun fact! Plus, these sound delicious 🙂

  • tigerfish
    January 20, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Sounds easy to make. What does the bread do to the potato mash? Does it add bulk or serve other purpose of retaining moisture, for example? I was thinking of doing without the bread but afraid of doing something wrong.

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      January 20, 2011 at 3:19 PM

      The bread will hold the mash potatoes, so, when you fry them, it will not break apart. An Ideal Allu tikki is made with only potatoes and they mix a little flour(all purpose) or semolina to it.

  • lauren
    January 20, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    This looks yummy and you make it look easy! I bet it would be good with sweet potato, too?

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      January 20, 2011 at 5:00 PM

      Lauren, you got me thinking .. i think it will taste good; give it a try dear and let me know :)and I will give a try too …

  • Manju
    January 20, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    Thanks a lot for visiting Mirch Masala, Kankana.

    And welcome to the bloggin world. You will be surprised how much fun it is 🙂

    Awesome recipe. I make something similar with mashed up aloo and soaked bread. Its my mom-in-laws recipe. My husband and his brother call it bread pakoda, so thats what I call it too. Tikki is a better suited name for it 🙂

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      January 20, 2011 at 7:21 PM

      Thanks Manju :)Actually getting quite addicted to it !!

  • Sowmya
    January 20, 2011 at 4:32 PM

    Mouth-watering tikkis….would love to have some! And interesting fact about potato 🙂

  • veena
    January 20, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    Looks so yummy, feel like grabbing some now:-)

  • Reva
    January 21, 2011 at 2:48 AM

    thanks for visiting my blog…your blog is so wonderful with exciting yummy recipes…keep rocking and welcome to this wonderful world of blogging….I am sure U will love it…

  • Manu
    February 10, 2011 at 4:52 AM

    I LOVE aloo tikki! It’s one of my favourite snacks!!! I am looking forward to trying your version: it looks so yummy! Thanks for passing by my blog. I really like your site… I think you will see me often around here!!! 🙂

  • Naveena
    August 14, 2012 at 3:50 AM

    Lovely tikkis……will try them tonight

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