first rinse and then steam or pressure cook the potatoes till they are falling apart. they have to thoroughly cooked. once they are cooked, drain them completely, if you have used a pressure cooker or a pot for cooking the potatoes.
now grate the potatoes. We find it easier to grate the potatoes and then mash them.
however, you can also chop them and mash with a potato masher. let the grated or mashed potatoes cool completely.
add the spice powders, salt, corn starch and coriander leaves.
just mix everything very well.
divide the mixture into small or medium shaped patties. you can apply some oil on your palms when making the patties or tikkis.
heat oil till its medium hot in a tava or a shallow frying pan. gently place the aloo tikkis and pan fry them.
when one side of tikki becomes golden and crisp, turn over and fry the other side of tikki.
gently flip for a couple of times till the aloo tikkis are golden and crisp evenly.
once done, then drain the aloo tikkis on paper towels to remove excess oil.
serve aloo tikki plain with coriander chutney & tamarind chutney. you can also serve them with a sweet yogurt raita or make wraps or rolls with them.
add arrowroot flour or buckwheat flour or water chestnut flour or sago flour. use rock salt, instead of regular salt.