Wednesday 17 June 2015

Makhana-Aloo Tikki (Foxnut-Potato Patties)

I call it a healthy version of aloo tikki, why?, because unlike regular tikki, it does not have any unhealthy binding base, instead I used semolina which is healthier. Also to make these tikkis even healthier , I added fox nut (aka Makhane). Fox nuts are very healthy, light and easily digestible. They are a good source of calcium, phosphors, protiens and magnesium. These tikkis are a good option for kid's snacks and a delicious way to add the goodness of makhane into their diet. I have used italian seasoning to bring a new touch to the tikkis but you can use garam masala instead. Also you can add vegetables too.  So try these healthier aloo tikki and cook the natural way!! hope you like it!!

You need
1 cup semolina
3 cups water
4 big potatoes (boiled)
2 onions (finely chopped)
1 cup makhane (foxnuts)
handful of coriander leaves (chopped)
1-2 green chilli (finely chopped)
11/2 taespoon italian seasoning (or garam masala)
1 teaspoon dry mango powder
salt and pepper (to taste)
3-4 tablespoon oil (or more)

1. Dry roast semolina till it is grainy and pops.

2. Add water and stir continuously till the mixture thickens completely. Once done, spread the semolina mixture on a flat surface and keep aside to cool.

3. Meanwhile, dry roast makhane (foxnuts) in a pan, till they are crunchy. grind them into a powder. keep aside.

4. Once the semolina is cool enough to handle, transfer it to a large mixing bowl. Now put potatoes, onions, makhane(foxnuts) powder,seasoning, mango powder, green chilli, coriander leaves, salt and pepper. Mix well.

5. With wet hands, make 20 tikkis(patties).

6.In a pan, heat oil and shallow fry the tikkis from both sides, till crisp on outside. Serve with chutney or ketchup and onions.


Makes 20 tikkis (patties)


  1. Not only healthy but I love anything made with potatoes. Oh yum.

  2. i love this patties not only because potato recipe but u made it with makhkhana which i never tried yet.....

    good job.....

  3. Love these tikkis..delicious!!

  4. Puneet, loving these unique and gorgeous tikkis! What an incredible idea of adding fox nuts to a simple tikki! I would have never thought of that! Bravo! :)

    Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

  5. looks like summer is here. Great flavours and colors:) Beautiful

  6. What a lovely idea to add makhani powder to the tikkis! Will try this...

  7. A new combo tikki....aloo with makhana will taste awesome.lovely idea..