Potato Spinach Patties | Aloo Palak Tikki | Pan-fried Indian Snack

If you know me you will know that deep-fried recipes have never made an appearance in my blog, the main reason is that I just cannot stand the amount of oil that gets used up. Although I can't deny that deep-fried anything tastes great, my whole idea is to make it a lighter version so that its half-sinful. You might say then why bake cakes.... if there is a substitute I go for it else will follow the recipe. Cooking for 2 hungry tummies I just can't do the full deep-fried way. Well I didn't say I diet did I? diets and me are never friends. If you are like me then we are both in the same page :) 

Well today was one of those days I wanted to experiment in the kitchen and that's how this recipe came to the making. Potato, spinach patties with some simple Indian patties flattened and pan fried. Most Indian cutlets/ tikkis are based with potato as they make the patties more filling, tasty and help holding the shapes. Usually tikkis are dipped in cornflour and deep-fried. I have gone for a lighter version by pan-frying them.



Ingredients 

Potato/ aloo - 1 large (boiled, pealed, mashed)
Spinach leaves/ palak- 1 bunch (cleaned,chopped)
Onion - 1 medium, finely chopped
Shahi Jeera/ cumin - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Amchoor/ dry mango powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt- as per taste
Oil - to pan-fry and saute as required

Method 

  • Boil the potato and mash it, wash and chop the spinach leaves, set aside
  • In a non stick pan heat oil and add the cumin once it changes color add the onions and saute till transparent and add the grated ginger, keep stirring for a minute until the flavors release 
  • Now add the spices - turmeric, chilli powder  amchoor and salt, mix well and add the spinach leaves. Wait for the leaves to wilt, should take 2 minutes and then add the potato, give it a good mix and switch off.
  • Once it cools down roll them into balls and flatten them on a plate. Refrigerate them for an hour to hold shape
  • Once you are ready to pan fry them heat a skillet and add a tsp of oil and place the patties and fry them each side for 3 minutes each 
Serve hot with tomato ketch-up or your favorite sauce




Cooks Wisdom

- Make sure that potato is fully cooked before mashing them.
- Adding spinach can be replaced with your favorite green (methi/coriander) or vegetable (carrots/beans/peas)
- You can also use a cornflour dip and roll it on breadcrumbs and fry them

29 comments:

  1. That looks so appetizing and yum.. healthy too :) Wish I could grab a few..Nice clicks Sis :)

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  2. healthy and delicious too. just need chutneys and i am good.

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  3. Drooling here .... Yummy tikkis with less oil :-)

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  4. nice lovely click. patties look perfect.

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  5. Love this lighter version of aloo tikki.. Looks yummy!!

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  6. i loved the idea of pan frying. we Bengalees mostly do deep frying. it's gonna be a healthy turn for me :P

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  7. Lovely Lovely Tikki Priya... Nice recipe too.Wants to do sometimes.

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  8. healthy and yumm looking tikkis :)

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  9. I hate the word diet to the core, love to enjoy foods.

    Such a beautiful and healthy tikkis sis, loving it;.

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  10. love aloo tikkis, this with spinach sounds healthy n delicious...

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  11. wow..i love the beautiful plates. ..so cute and i like those healthy tikkis as well. nice one dear...love the clicks

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  12. A different yet scrumptious version of aloo tikki!

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  13. Tikki here... tikki there! :D Tikkis are best pan-fried. I hate it wen they are deep fried. Nice bombo here :)

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  14. Super healthy snack I must say..Bookmarking this since my little one is very bad with spinach.This may work.Thanks priya.

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  15. Super healthy snack I must say..Bookmarking this since my little one is very bad with spinach.This may work.Thanks priya.

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  16. lovely clicks and healthy too.thanks for sharing sis

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  17. Tikkis look perfect and yummy Priya...

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  18. wow so yummy and diff flavour

    wud try it soon

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  19. Tikkis look yum.. Loved the addition of spinach.

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  20. Beautiful clicks and the tikkis are tempting.

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  21. Lovely clicks, loved them all..

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  22. Loved the snack. Loved the click.

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  23. Very nice recipe...thanks Priya!!!

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  24. Loved the recipe...thanks Priya!

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