Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Makes: 4 burgers
- Make the Aloo Tikki
- Slice onion and tomatoes
- Prepare burger sauce
- Toast the buns
- Keep all the ingredients ready
For Aloo Tikki:
- Potato- 4 (medium to large)
- Bread crumbs- 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup
- Salt- as required
- Red chilli powder- 1 tsp
- Chaat masala- 1/4 tsp
- All purpose flour (Maida) – 2 tbsp
- Corn flour- 1 tbsp
- Salt- a pinch
- Water- 1/3 cup
- Bread crumbs- 3/4 cup
To shallow fry:
- Oil- 1/2 cup
- Hamburger Buns- 4
- Ketchup- 2 tbsp
- Burger sauce: Ketchup- 1.5 tbsp + Mayonnaise- 2 tbsp
- Onion- 1/2 (large)
- Tomato- 1 (large)
- Green leaf lettuce- 4 leaves
- Cheese Slices- 4
- For Aloo Tikki: Boil the whole potatoes for 4 to 5 whistles. Peel the skin and grate the potatoes and mash well for smooth texture of the patties
- Add bread crumbs, salt, red chilli powder and chaat masala and mix well (bread crumbs help the potatoes to hold shape, add 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup depending on the consistency of the mashed potatoes to make it firm)
- Make 4 large equal sized balls of the potato mixture and flatten to form patty shape to match the size of the bun
- Mix all purpose flour, corn flour, salt and water to form slurry. It should not be so thick or runny. It should coat thin layer on the patties
- Dip the patties into the slurry and coat on both sides
- Take out the patties from slurry using a large flat spatula and place on the plate of bread crumbs and coat evenly and set aside on parchment paper. Repeat the steps for the remaining patties.
- (NOTE: You can double/ triple the recipe to make 8 or 12 patties and wrap them individually at this stage in cling wrap and place inside freezer bags and freeze for future use, it would take less than 20 minutes to fry them and assemble into a burger)
- Heat oil in a wide frying pan and add 1/4 cup oil. When the oil is hot, add the prepared patties (two at a time) and fry till golden brown on both sides. If there is oil remaining, fry the remaining two patties in the same way. If not, add 1/4 cup of oil and once it’s hot, fry the two patties and cool down on paper towel.
- Slice the onion and tomato and set aside. Make burger sauce by mixing tomato ketchup and mayonnaise. Keep all the ingredients ready.
- Toast the burger buns in preheated oven at 400 F/ 200 C for 4 minutes to get rid of the softness and to make it partly crispy. Cool down for 2 minutes before use
- Assembling the burger: take the lower half of the bun and add 1/2 tsp ketchup and spread well
- Place a lettuce leaf on the ketchup, followed by the patties on top, onion, tomatoes and a slice of cheese.
- Add 1 tsp of burger sauce on the top bun to close the burger and serve! Perfectly crispy and juicy burger is ready to eat!
- You can also add finely minced vegetables like carrot, peas, beans etc in the Aloo Tikki
- Make the Aloo Tikki patties in advance and freeze for faster process.
- You can also deep fry the Aloo Tikki instead of shallow frying
- You can use cheddar/ American/ processed cheese.
- Assemble the burger just before serving to retain the crunchiness.