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air fryer aloo paneer tikkis served over a rustic serving tray lined with unbleached parchment paper. Green chutney and sweet chutney in two small bowls placed on the platter. Cilantro leaves as garnish and a spoon by the side.
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5 from 7 votes

Aloo Tikki

Potatoes, Paneer, nuts and raisins come together in this easy snack that also make for great burgers.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 12 pieces
Calories: 58kcal


  • 1 Air fryer or Oven . Please refer blog post for various cooking methods
  • 1 Mixing bowl
  • 1 Sauce Pan
  • 1 set of measuring spoons and cups
  • 1 Spatula


  • 10 oz boiled and peeled potatoes Use 3 medium size potatoes and boil in a sauce pan.
  • 1 cup grated panner
  • 12 cashews chopped roughly
  • 3 tablespoon Raisins
  • 1 teaspoon crushed coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala
  • 1.5 teaspoon Red paprika
  • 1.5 teaspoon very finely chopped ginger
  • 3 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
  • 1.5 teaspoon Kosher salt or to taste
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil


Prep Work

  • Wash, halve and boil the potatoes.
  • Drain them completely, allow them to cool and peel the potatoes.
  • Grate the paneer.

Making the Tikki mixture

  • To a mixing bowl, add the boiled potatoes, ground spices, cashews, raisins, crushed coriander seeds, grated paneer, salt, finely chopped ginger and chopped cilantro.
  • Mash the potatoes, mix and combine everything to a stiff dough.
  • Shaping the Tikkis
  • When done, divide the mixture into 12 equal portions.
  • Shape each portion into a 1 inch thick roundel.
  • Air fryer temperature and settings
  • Brush each Tikki with ¼ teaspoon oil or spray them with an oil spray.
  • Arrange them in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Air fry for 12 minutes at 350F (180C).
  • At the half way mark, flip the Tikkis with a wooden or silicon spatula and continue to finish cooking the other side for the remaining 6 mins.

Oven Method

  • Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
  • Arrange the shaped Tikkis on a lined baking sheet.
  • Brush each roundel with ¼ teaspoon oil.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  • Flip the Tikkis after the 8th minute and continue to finish baking for the remaining time.

Stovetop Method

  • Heat a cast iron gridle and brush the surface with 1 tablespoon oil.
  • Place about 5 to 6 shaped roundels on the gridle and cook on medium flame until golden brown on both sides.


  1. Air fryer timings and settings may vary depending on the capacity, model and brand.
  2. Nutritional values provided here are a rough estimate and given as a courtesy.
  3. Please refer the blog post for tips and tricks to make the best Aloo Tikki.

For Instant Pot & Air Fryer Recipes

Instant Pot timings may vary based on your geographic location. Air fryer settings and timings may vary based on the capacity and the model of the Air fryer.


Nutrition values are provided here as a courtesy and are only a rough guide. Please consult a health care provider if you have any concerns.


Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 349mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 157IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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