How to make Poha Aloo Matar Tikki -

Crispy outside and soft inside, these scrumptious tikkis can be prepared in a less than 15 minutes! Easy to make and delicious to taste, these tikkis are the perfect snack!

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Thick pressed rice (poha) , Potatoes (आलू)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Breakfast Roll Dahi Ke Kabab - Grill Pan honey chilli paneer Dal Poha

Poha Aloo Matar Tikki

Poha Aloo Matar Tikki Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Poha Aloo Matar Tikki Recipe

  • Thick pressed rice (poha) 1 cup

  • Potatoes 4 medium

  • Frozen green peas 1/2 cup + to garnish

  • Green chillies 2

  • Cashewnuts 10-11

  • Chaat masala 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1 tablespoon

  • Oil to grease to deep fry

  • Tomato ketchup to serve


Step 1

Chop green chillies. Crush the cashewnuts with a rolling pin. Take pressed rice in a sieve, hold it over a bowl and pour water over it to wash it. Soak it for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Pressure cook the potatoes till 4 whistles are given out. Drain, cool and peel them.

Step 3

Take the potatoes and ½ cup green peas in a parat and mash them with a masher. Add crushed cashewnuts, chaat masala, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, green chillies, cumin seeds, lemon juice, salt and pressed rice and mix well. Add cornflour and mix well.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 5

Grease your palms with some oil, divide the mixture into equal portions and shape them into tikkis.

Step 6

Slide the tikkis into hot oil and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 7

Arrange them on a serving platter, garnish with green peas and serve hot with tomato ketchup.

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