Aloo Tikki (Potato Patties) & St.Martin’s day

16 Nov

Last Thursday on Nov 11th,  Riya’s Kindergarten Team, have remembered St.Martin’s day . The parents and children have been invited to a beautiful children playground, which is located on top of the hill close to Kindergarten. It was amazing to listen to the Music band and songs from little voices. The parents too did join with them. The Interesting part was everyone marching with the Latern lamps and singing St.Martins songs.

Being an Indian, I always like to present and highlight Indian food to foriegners when I am invited to a get together. Aloo tikki is a Indian appetizer made with potatoes and some spices. It is a crispy, crunchy and soft spicy delicacy. Everytime when I present a food with Potatoes to my Western friends, it was a big hit and this time too.

Here goes the Recipe..


  1. Potato – 250 gms, boiled, peeled and smashed
  2. Cumin ground- 1/2 tsp
  3. Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
  4. Chat Masala – 1/2 tsp
  5. Chilli ground – 1/4 tsp
  6. Corriander ground – 1/2 tsp
  7. Green chillies – 1, finely chopped, (add more if you like have hot)
  8. Groundnuts – 1/4 cup coarsely ground
  9. Raisins – 2 Tbs
  10. Corriander leaves – few sprigs, finely chooped
  11. Salt for taste
  12. Oil – few Tbs
  13. Bread crumbs – 1/4 cup


  1. Add the smashed potatoes and add all the rest of ingredients except oil and Breadcrumbs.
  2. Make small balls out of this potato mixture and slightly flatten .
  3. Now coat the patties in the breadcrumbs on both sides and keep it ready.
  4. Heat the griddle or a flat pan. Apply few drops of oil to the pan.
  5. Now add  Potato patties to the pan and cook in a medium flame for 3-4 min on both sides.
  6. When it is golden brown color on both the sides remove from the pan and serve it with Indian chutneys and dips. Coriander and mint dips goes well with this.

Some pictures from St.Martins’ day 2010….

Wow!! Cute Cat Latern. The children and teachers should have put lot of effort to make this beautiful one.

This Skeleton has come directly from Halloween …

Hey!! Look at it. Mine is so beautiful.

Children singing songs with the paper latern electric lamps.  These Latern’s are sophisticated and safe for the little ones to carry and play with.


Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply


  1. Priya

    November 16, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Droolworthy aloo tikkis, beautiful clicks..

  2. Namitha

    November 16, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Lovely tikkis and beautiful lanterns..

  3. Sushma Mallya

    November 16, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Beautiful clicks and aloo tikki looks perfectly done and delicious

  4. akila

    November 16, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    wow lovely tikkies……

  5. arthi

    November 18, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    I ll make aloo tikki in almost similar way..looks so perfect!!

  6. love2cook

    November 22, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Potato patties simply mouthwatering ya!!! Lovely lanterns! 😀