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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.


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


  • 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


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

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

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

  4. nice lovely click. patties look perfect.

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

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

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

  8. healthy and yumm looking tikkis :)

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

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

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

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

  12. A different yet scrumptious version of aloo tikki!

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

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

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

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

  17. Tikkis look perfect and yummy Priya...

  18. wow so yummy and diff flavour

    wud try it soon

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

  20. Beautiful clicks and the tikkis are tempting.

  21. Lovely clicks, loved them all..

  22. Very nice recipe...thanks Priya!!!

  23. Loved the recipe...thanks Priya!


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