Aloo tikki hamburger recipe | mcaloo tikki recipe. A popular classic burger recipe introduced by the fast food chain – McDonalds to meet and suit the Indian vegetarian market. The patties are very unique and are made mostly with mashed potatoes and green peas. McDonalds’ flagship mcaloo tikki recipe features a special sauce that is essentially a combination of mayonnaise and tomato sauce.
Patties or tikki are the basis of this aloo tikki burger recipe. The preparation of these tikki is very similar to that of classic aloo tikki. However, these are later coated in breadcrumbs and then fried to make it crisp and crumbly with layers of onion and tomatoes.
After moving to Australia, one dish that I still miss today is the mcaloo tikki burger recipe. Although we have a lot of McDonalds on every corner and on most of the highways, but it’s totally different from Indian McDonalds. Unfortunately, there are no vegetarian options other than chips and cookies here in Australia’s McDonalds. Initially, I was really disappointed, but many thanks to McDonalds India website for describing this recipe in detail. To be honest, this recipe is inspired by it and I added an aloo tikki burger to my taste preferences. Hope this even matches your taste buds.
The recipe is easy enough with no overly complicated steps, but I would like to share some tips and feed for a perfect aloo tikki burger recipe. First, as mentioned before, I added boiled potatoes and green peas to make the tikki. But it can be easily extended by adding vegetables like beets, beans, and carrot for more flavor. Second, I fry the patties in hot oil, but they can also be pan-fried or shallow-fried for less oil consumption. But I personally like the fried option which cooks the patties evenly. Finally, I added chili sauce to the combination of tomato sauce and mayonnaise. This is only to make it spicy and is not mentioned in the mcaloo tikki recipe. Hence, it can be skipped if you don’t want to have it.
for aloo patties:
▢ 2 potatoes (boiled and mashed)
▢ ¼ cup peas / matar (boiled)
▢ ¼ teaspoon of turmeric / haldi
▢ 1 cup breadcrumbs
▢ ½ teaspoon Kashmiri pepper powder
▢ ½ teaspoon ground coriander
▢ Oil for frying
▢ ¼ teaspoon cumin powder / jeera powder
▢ ¼ teaspoon pepper (crushed)
▢ salt to taste
▢ ½ teaspoon ginger garlic paste
▢ ¼ cup thick poha / beaten rice / downstream (washed)
for the maida dough:
▢ 3 tablespoons of maida / plain flour / all-purpose flour
▢ 2 tablespoons of corn flour
▢ ¼ teaspoon pepper (crushed)
▢ ¼ teaspoon of salt
▢ ¼ cup of water
▢ 3 tablespoons mayonnaise without eggs
▢ 3 tablespoons of tomato sauce
▢ 1 teaspoon of chili sauce
▢ 4 hamburger buns
▢ few lettuce leaves
▢ 1 to mato (slice)
▢ 1 onion (rings)
- First, take 2 boiled and mashed potatoes, ¼ cup boiled peas and spices.
- Mix everything together and prepare patties.
- Dip in maida dough and roll in breadcrumbs.
- Fry in hot oil or bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
- Cut half of the hamburger bun and spread a teaspoon of prepared hamburger sauce on both sides.
- On the underside of the bread, place a few lettuce followed by the prepared patties.
- Spread again a teaspoon of burger sauce.
- Place 2 tomato slices and 2 onion rings.
- Cover with hamburger bun and press lightly.
- Finally, serve an aloo tikki burger with fries or chips.