Aloo Kaju ki tikki – Navratri special

Since I started my blog just before navratri, I thought why not to start with navratri fast recipe! That is what we call as “Shubh Aarambh” i.e. auspicious beginning in India. For navratri fast, so many recipes available, I doubt that anything is left.

Aloo tikki (potato patties) is one of the most common and popular recipe during fast days. I have tried to give a twist by adding makhana (lotus seeds) and kaju (cashewnuts). This tikki is soft in texture. Very simple and easy to cook. It is so energy dense, that I did not eat anything after having this for whole day (haha, that is me!). So let us get started!

Aloo Kaju ki tikki – Navratri special



  • Boiled aloo (Boiled Potato) – 5
  • Kaju (Cashewnuts) – 1 cup
  • Makhana (Lotus seeds) – 1/4 cup
  • Singhare ka atta (Water Chestnut flour)- 2 tsp
  • Sendha namak (Rock salt) – As per taste
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) – 1 tsp or as per taste
  • Groundnut oil – For frying


  • Hara dhania (Coriander leaves) – 2 cups
  • Tamatar (Tomato) – 1
  • Hari mirch (Green chilli) – 1
  • Sendha namak – As per taste
  • Lemon – 1/2



  • Peel the boiled potatoes and mash well.
  • In a pan add 2 tsp oil and heat it. Roast kaju and makhana separately.
  • Now grind both kaju and makhana separately.
  • Add powdered kaju and makhana to mashed potatoes, followed by singhare ka atta, sendha namak and lal mirch powder. Mix well.
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  • Make round tikkis of medium size with this mixture.
  • Take a tawa (griddle) for frying. Allow it to heat.
  • Now smear the tawa with some oil and place the tikkis over it.
  • Flatten the tikkis with spatula and fry on low flame.
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  • After tikkis are slightly cooked, switch to high flame for more browning.


  • Grind hara dhania,tamatar and hari mirch together, add some water (if required).
  • Add sendha namak and nimbu. Mix well.


Enjoy the tikkis with chutney and curd (optional). Leave your comments.

Know that: Do not use too much oil while frying the tikkis, as they are already so much energy dense. I have used very less oil, just for smearing the tawa.

Live & Love,


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7 thoughts on “Aloo Kaju ki tikki – Navratri special

  1. Looks so yummm… 😍😍😍 Perfect for this navratri season.. 👌👌👌 will try and let you know..

  2. It’s literally mouth watering😋😋😋 nd so easy to do….but what is dat water chestnut flour?

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