McAloo Tikki Burger

  • Author: Kavitha
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 Medium McAloo Tikki Burgers 1x


  • For the Potato Patties / Aloo Tikki
  • 34 Medium or 2 Large Potatoes, washed & scrubbed
  • 1.5 or 2 teaspoons Salt (adjust as per your taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar (optional – enhances the flavor)
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin (Jeera) Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala Powder (optional)
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 handful of Cilantro or Coriander, chopped finely
  • 3 Tablespoons Cornstarch (cornflour) {Or Use Rice Flour or All Purpose flour}
  • 6 Tablespoons Breadcrumbs (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon Semolina / Rava
  • 12 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil


  • 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.


  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!


  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