Potato Cutlets: Aloo Tikki in Airfryer

  • Yield : 8
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 12m
  • Ready In : 22m

A savoury snack for all seasons

Aloo Tikki or potato cutlets was one the most often made food item in our household when I was growing up. No wonder I associate it as a comfort food, as I am sure, many others do as well. I stopped making them a while back because of amount of oil required to make them crisp, but things changed when we bought the Airfryer. With less than a Tbsp of oil I made a whole lot of Aloo Tikki in Airfryer and gorged on them. Try it, I am sure you will do the same.

Garnish and serving suggestions
Place 2 Aloo tikkies on a serving plate. Pour 1-2 ladles full of Chholey. Garnish it with chopped red onion and chopped cilantro.

Airfryer Aloo Tikki

Airfryer Aloo Tikki

Arrowroot Trivia

Arrowroot powder helps in making the Aloo Tikki crisp.

The lack of gluten in arrowroot flour makes it useful as a replacement for wheat flour in some baking uses. Like other pure starches, however, arrowroot is almost pure carbohydrates and devoid of protein, thus it does not provide a complete substitute for wheat flour for bread-making, which requires gluten.

Arrowroot thickens at a lower temperature than flour or cornstarch, is not weakened by acidic ingredients, has a more neutral taste, and is not affected by freezing. It does not mix well with dairy, forming a slimy mixture.It is recommended that arrowroot be mixed with a cool liquid before adding to a hot fluid. The mixture should be heated only until the mixture thickens and removed immediately to prevent the mixture from thinning. Overheating tends to break down arrowroot’s thickening property. Two teaspoons of arrowroot can be substituted for one tablespoon of cornstarch, or one teaspoon of arrowroot for one tablespoon of wheat flour.

Source: Wikipedia


  • Potatoes 4 large
  • Bread 2 slices (make crumbs in food processor, a day old is better)
  • Green chilies 2 de-seeded and finely chopped
  • Coriander 1 small bunch finely chopped
  • Roasted Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Black pepper –1/2 tsp
  • Arrowroot powder 3 Tbsp
  • Oil for brushing on Tikkis (2 Tbsp)
  • Salt as per taste


Step 1

Boil the potatoes with a spoon full of salt, peel and mash them well. Add bread crumbs, Green chillies, coriander, cumin powder, black pepper powder, arrrowroot powder and salt to the mixture and make a dough.

Step 2

Make 8 equal portions of the mixture, shape them in your palm to make round shape. (or oval ). Keep aside.

Step 3

Preheat the Airfryer for 3 to 5 minutes on 200 °C

Step 4

Brush a bit of oil on both sides of the prepared Tikkis and arrange them in the Airfryer basket. Let the Airfryer run for about 10 minutes to get crisp Tikkis

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Recipe Comments

Comments (5)

  1. posted by Aanchal Jain on February 12, 2018

    It is ok to stack tikkis on top of each other while air frying or do i have to make individual tikkis in diff batches

    • posted by Swati Sani on February 14, 2018

      No, you can not stack the tikkis over each other. Please make it in different batches

  2. posted by GC Lodha on January 25, 2017

    I want to make aloo tikki/cutlets very very crispy like the one used by famous burger makers. I understand they freeze the tikki under certain temperature.. And the tikki remains crispy even after hours of cooking.What is the secret? I want to make such crispy tikkis at home. Can you help?

  3. posted by Riya nazz on February 5, 2016

    Hello ma’am
    Can I prepare this recipe in microwave??

    • posted by Swati Sani on February 5, 2016

      Hello Riya, No. Alu tikki can’t be made in a microwave, but you can try it in the oven.


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