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Aloo Tikki Air Fryer Recipe

Aloo Tikki on a plate

Fragrant Aloo Tikki Recipe in Your Air Fryer

Aloo Tikki, a popular Indian snack, translates beautifully to the air fryer, offering a healthier version without sacrificing the crisp exterior and soft, flavorful interior. Here's a thorough guide to creating delicious air fryer Aloo Tikki.


To make Aloo Tikki in the air fryer, you will need:

  • 4 large potatoes, boiled and mashed

  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro

  • 1 green chili, finely chopped (adjust to taste)

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon amchur powder (dry mango powder)

  • Salt, to taste

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot powder for binding

  • Oil spray or a brush of oil for cooking


  • Air Fryer

  • Large mixing bowl

  • Potato masher

  • Small spoon or scoop


visual steps to making aloo tikki in air fryer

1. Mashing Potatoes

  • Start with boiled potatoes. Ensure they are completely cool before mashing to avoid a gummy texture. Mash thoroughly to avoid lumps that could affect the final texture of your tikkis.

2. Mixing Ingredients

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, thawed peas, chopped cilantro, green chili, cumin seeds, garam masala, red chili powder, amchur powder, and salt. Mix until everything is uniformly distributed.

  • Add cornstarch to the mixture to help bind the ingredients, making them easier to shape and less likely to break apart during cooking.

3. Forming the Tikki

  • Take a small amount of the potato mixture and roll it into a ball, then flatten it to form a thick patty. Each patty should be about 2-3 inches in diameter. Make sure all patties are even in thickness and size for consistent cooking.


4. Air Frying

  • Preheat your air fryer to 360°F (182°C) for about 3-5 minutes.

  • Spray or brush the air fryer basket with a little oil to prevent sticking. Place the tikkis in a single layer in the basket. Do not overcrowd; cook in batches if necessary.

  • Cook for 10-15 minutes or until the tikkis are golden brown and crispy. Flip them halfway through the cooking time to ensure they are evenly crisp on both sides.

Serving Suggestions

5. Serving the Aloo Tikki

  • Serve the Aloo Tikki hot. They are typically enjoyed with chutneys such as tamarind, mint, or coriander chutney. They can also be served with a side of simple chopped salad or raita.

Tips for Perfect Air Fryer Aloo Tikki

  • Consistency of Potato Mixture: Make sure your potato mixture is not too moist. Adjust the amount of cornstarch if the mixture feels too sticky.

  • Flipping Carefully: When flipping the tikkis, use a light hand or a spatula to prevent them from breaking.

  • Preheating is Crucial: Always preheat the air fryer for the best results as it helps the tikkis to start cooking immediately and become crispy.

This air fryer Aloo Tikki recipe provides a fantastic way to enjoy a classic Indian snack with less oil, maintaining the traditional flavors and textures that make it so beloved.



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