McAloo Tikki Burger

These McAloo Tikki Burgers are the most loved burgers in India. Crunchy potato patties sandwiched with some Mayo, Onions, Tomato and the softest burger buns ever!

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I’d be lying if I said I don’t dream about McAloo Tikki. Come on. Haven’t you? even writing about it makes me smile with a foolish fondness I reserve for very few people / things in my life. This & this being 2 of them.

Every visit to Mcdonald’s has me ordering the same burger over and over again. One of the many reasons I love Indian food is that it just makes ANY dish taste 10 times better! Well, maybe not. Maybe it is just my preference, but there’s no denying the fact that Indian food is incredibly tasty.

The classic American burger was given a desi twist when McDonald’s came to India – to adhere to the Indian taste preferences. And with this customization, McDonald’s drew millions of Indians out of their homes and into its little eateries – to consume one of their many desi burgers.

While I do thank Mcdonald’s for its genius inventions, I’m also starting to understand the science of cooking food. And as much as I love making my life easier by paying a few bucks for a quick fast food, I know that my body will thank me for every bit of morsel I cook at home – with so much care. Now, we all have to find a trade-off somewhere right?   

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Fast food is delicious >> Fact

Eating at home is good for me >> Fact

Making fast food at home with a few adjustments is delicious AND good for me >> Bingo!

And that is what I did. After having a million McAloo Tikki burgers from McDonald’s, which undoubtedly is one of the best fast food joints in Mumbai, I was inherently familiar with the taste, texture and every little detail that made me fall in love with this potato-y goodness! A few things I couldn’t compromise on – The Potato, The Burger Buns and a crunchy patties. I have since then made quite a few burgers which have a lot more healthy ingredients than this one (will be sharing soon). But for now, we stick to very simple steps – make an Indian-style potato patties and stuff it into a burger bun and call it a day!

All my Indian friends – this is the real deal. And to all my non-Indian friends – just give this humble McAloo Tikki Burger a chance, will ya? 😉


The McAloo Tikki Burger Recipe – Printable Format

McAloo Tikki Burger
 
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Serves: 4 Medium McAloo Tikki Burgers
Ingredients
  • For the Potato Patties / Aloo Tikki
  • 3-4 Medium or 2 Large Potatoes, washed & scrubbed
  • 1.5 or 2 teaspoons Salt (adjust as per your taste)
  • ½ teaspoon Sugar (optional - enhances the flavor)
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin (Jeera) Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala Powder (optional)
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 handful of Cilantro or Coriander, chopped finely
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch (cornflour) {Or Use Rice Flour or All Purpose flour}
  • 2 Tablespoons Breadcrumbs (optional)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
Others
  • 4 Burger Buns
  • Round Slices of Tomato
  • Onion Rigs / Onion Slices
  • Mayonnaise or Southwest sauce (look for eggless-vegetarian version)
  • Tomato Ketchup
Optional Ingredients
  • If you want to make the patties even more filling, you can smash some cooked peas into the mixture.
  • You can also add lettuce or cheese or use other sauces too. Typically, a McAloo Tikki won't have them.
Instructions
  1. Cook the potatoes in a pressure cooker or steamer till they are soft but firm. If you insert a knife, it should go in and out of the potatoes without any trouble. Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel them and mash them. You can use a potato masher, a fork or simply your hands.
  2. Add all the minced garlic, chopped cilantro (coriander), spices, cornstarch, bread crumbs and mix well. Taste and adjust for seasoning, if required.
  3. Depending on the size of your burger buns, divide the mixture and make neat patties (Take a portion of the mixture, roll into a neat ball and then flatten it evenly to form a patty)
  4. Heat the oil on a pan (preferably non-stick) and add the patties on to the pan.
  5. Let them cook on one side for 4-5 minutes on medium heat. Do not flip. When it is fully cooked and golden brown, it will release itself. Flip and continue to cook for another 4-5 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, slice the burger buns. You can toast them, if you want to. Apply the sauces of you preference.
  7. Place the patty on top. Add a slice of cheese, if you so wish, on top of the patty.
  8. Top the patty with tomato slices and onion rings. Apply sauce to the other half of the bun too.
  9. Close the burgers & enjoy!
Notes
  1. Do not make this on your grill. The mixture is too delicate and may disintegrate. Best option is to use a regular iron or preferably non-stick pan
  2. The spices are typical to the Indian cuisine. Feel free to play with the amounts and make your own customized McAloo Tikki Burger!
  3. Don't add too much of breadcrumbs or the patties will be tough and wouldn't have much flavor

The McAloo Tikki Burger Recipe – Step by step pictures

Mash the potatoes. Add all spices, cornstarch and breadcrumbs and mix well. Taste and adjust for seasoning, if required.
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Make equal sized balls out of the mixture. Flatten out each ball evenly to make patties.
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Heat oil on a pan and place the patties. Cook on one side for 4-5 minutes until it turns golden brown. Flip and continue to cook for another 4-5 minutes.
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Apply your favorite sauces on the lower half. Place the patty, tomato & onion slices & close.
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Enjoy  while still hot. With this burger, I realized that one of the best places to eat fast food in Mumbai can be from home! 😀
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3 Comment

  1. Hi , it surely does look like the indian Mc donald’s Aloo Tikki . Nice keep up the good work.

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