Aloo Tikki Burgers
July 11, 2012 § 2 Comments
When mini burgers became popular menu items in restaurants, I must admit I was a bit jealous that I could not partake in eating palm sized burgers like everyone else. In restaurants when my friend’s burgers would arrive on a delicate plate lined with three carefully prepared mini burgers, I could not help but feel left out when my large sloppy veggie burger was presented in front of me. I really shouldn’t complain because a few years back you could barely order an average veggie burger and nowadays restaurants offer a variety of creative toppings.
One of my favourite places to eat veggie burgers is at the McDonald’s Restaurants in India. Indian McDonald’s do not serve any beef and make up for it with the abundance of veggie options. They have three veggie burgers on the menu including the McAloo Tikki, the McVeggie burger and the Mcspicy paneer burger. I am normally not a fan of McDonald’s but in India it is a real treat.
This aloo tikki burger was inspired by the McAloo Tikki burger that I had at a McDonald’s restaurant in India. Aloo tikki patties are made from mashed potatoes which are mixed with veggies and spices, rolled into balls and deep-fried. They can be quite spicy and taste delicious with a touch of mango chutney. You can buy a box of aloo tikki patties from an ethnic grocery store and they are found in the freezer section.
Cooking time 20 minutes
aloo tikki patties
thinly sliced tomatoes
1. Cook the aloo tikki patties as instructed on the box.
2. Spread vegan mayo on both sides of the bun. Add the lettuce and tomato to the top bun.
3. Place the aloo tikki patty on the bottom bun and add a dollop of chutney.