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|North India, Punjab|
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Aloo tikki is a North Indian snack made of boiled potatoes and various spices. "Aloo" means potato, and the word "tikki" means a small cutlet or croquette. It is found in almost every chaat shop or stall in Delhi as well as in other parts of India. It is served hot along with saunth, tamarind and coriander-mint chutney (sauce), known as Hari chutney, and sometimes yogurt or chick peas.
In Mumbai, a popular version is aloo tikki served with a spicy curry and various chutneys. It is called "Ragda pattice" and is sold on the various chaat stalls throughout the city and especially the Chowpatti Beach.
Aloo tikki is basically mashed potato patties mixed with various herbs, like coriander and spices, deep-fried in oil/vanaspati, and some North Indian dhabas or café-style eateries will sandwich the aloo with bread.
The McAloo tikki burger, a trademark of McDonald's served at McDonald's restaurants in India, UAE and other countries with large Indian populations, is not a true representation of the traditional food.
In the United Kingdom, vegetable tikki is available from delicatessen counters at various shops.
Aloo tikki is very popular in the East Midlands area of the United Kingdom.