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5 from 5 votes

Easy Vegetable aloo tikki burger

A moist and flavorful burger to impress your crowd . With make ahead of time tips.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Snack
Cuisine: American, Indian
Servings: 10 -12
Author: Khushboo

Ingredients

  • For the patties
  • 1 kilo / 6 medium sized potatoes boiled and peeled
  • ½ cup steamed sweet corn
  • ½ cup steamed peas
  • ½ cup grated carrots
  • ½ cup or more bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Spices needed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder / paprika
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon grated garlic
  • 1 finely chopped green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 pinches black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Fistful of finely chopped cilantro *
  • For coating the patties
  • 2 tablespoon white sesame seeds*
  • 2 tablespoon black sesame seeds*
  • 2 tablespoon Flaxseed meal
  • 8 tablespoon warm water
  • For assembling
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced onions
  • Torn lettuce/ greens

Instructions

  • Making the patties/ tikkis
  • In a big bowl smash the potatoes .
  • To the smashed potatoes add all the spices called for except cilantro.
  • Warm up the oil in a non stick broad pan. Once warm add in the ginger garlic and chili paste .
  • Cook for 10 seconds. Add in the smashed potatoes and mix well .
  • Switch off the flame and add in the grated carrots, steamed corn and peas .
  • Mix everything well .
  • Put the mixture in the big bowl again carefully an let it cool a bit if warm.
  • Now add in the bread crumbs as needed to bind .
  • Taste test and adjust seasoning.
  • Make the coating slurry
  • Add the flaxseed meal in warm water , mix it well and let it stand for 10 minutes to gel up.
  • Meantime heat a non stick skillet on medium heat.
  • Make tikkis by rolling between your hand and flattening.
  • Brush or apply the flaxseed meal slurry on both sides of patty then place it in the crumb sesame bowl and coat on both sides.
  • Brush some oil on the pan and cook the patty on both sides until crisp and golden brown.
  • Assembling
  • Season the veggies with some salt and pepper. Keep aside.
  • Warm up the burger buns on both sides .
  • Spread a thin layer of burger sauce on bottom bread.
  • Place lettuce , tomato slice.
  • Top it with warm tikki
  • Scoop a generous amount of sauce on the patty, place an onion and then the top burger bun.
  • Insert a tooth pick if desired , serve warm.
  • You may even slice it in two and serve.

Notes

You may add a slice of cheese if desired .
You can bake the patties instead of frying on a skillet.
I have made aloo tikki's that are 3.5 inches wide and 1 " tall .
You can easily increase or decrease the recipe as per your requirement .
Make ahead of time and freezing options mentioned above.
Use zucchini instead of carrots and it's still delicious.
Instead of flax meal slurry you can use cornflour plus all purpose flour slurry.
Use store bought or homemade dry roasted bread crumbs for amazing crunch .
Skip sesame seeds if unavailable.
Use spices according to your spice level.
These burgers are 4 on 5 spice level. 5 being hottest.
Use herbs of your choice, mint goes well instead of cilantro.
Add 1-2 teaspoon cornflour if the mixture doesn't bind.
If catering to a large crowd , assemble the burger bread and tikkis warm in the oven at 200 deg F / 100 deg C for 1 hour. Assemble veggies and sauce just before serving .