Besani Aloo Tikki – Potato bites with gram flour

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During rainy seasons, having pakoras and tea is heavenly. However, here is a new recipe which will beat your pakoras twice.

This recipe is filled with potatoes but mashed once, so you have all the independence of adding your flavors of filling to go with potatoes be it cottage cheese (paneer) or any vegetables.

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Besani Aloo Tikki

Besani aloo tikki tastes the best when served with evening tea along with some chutney.

Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 127 kcal
Author Anju Bhagnari


For the Batter

  • 1 cup Besan Gram flour
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt to taste

For the Mixture

  • 2 large Potatoes boiled and mashed
  • 2 Green Chillies finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 inch Ginger grated
  • 7 to 8 Curry Leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Green Coriander Leaves chopped
  • Salt to taste


Besan Batter

  1. Take the besan in a bowl.
  2. Add salt and 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder.
  3. Add water and make a thick paste-batter
  4. Boil and mash the potatoes
  5. Add salt, 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder, chopped green chillies, garam masala, grated ginger, curry leaves and green coriander leaves.
  6. Make small balls by rolling in your palms
  7. Heat oil for deep frying in a pan.
  8. Dip each ball in the besan batter and coat nicely.
  9. Deep fry till only half cooked. The color should be light yellow only.

  10. Drain in a sieve and set aside for sometime.
  11. Now, slightly flatten each ball and deep fry again, on low flame. Fry this time till the color is golden brown and corners are crunchy
  12. Remove on tissue paper so that excess oil is extracted.
  13. Serve with Pav and mint-tamarind chutney.
Nutrition Facts
Besani Aloo Tikki
Amount Per Serving
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 110mg5%
Potassium 273mg8%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 295IU6%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Also Read: Aloo Tikki Recipe (Potato Patty)

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Besani Aloo Tikki – Potato bites with gram flour


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