Potato, Potato

Aloo Tiki

Aloo Tiki

Time for October’s installment of Secret Recipe Club!! This month I was assigned the amazing Camilla who blogs over at Culinary Adventures with Cam.  I was immediately blown away by how many amazing international dishes she has her blog, including recipe from Malaysia, Kiribati, and Estonia.  I came oh so close to trying the rhubarb cake but the farmer’s markets were working against me so I went for my back-up recipe: Aloo Tiki from Pakistan.  I loved that the recipe was vegetarian to begin with, and by leaving out the egg wash I was able to make these appetizers vegan friendly as well.

Aloo Tiki

Serves: makes 12 potato patties


about 2 lbs of small potatoes, red or white - well scrubbed and halved

1 tbsp cumin seeds

1/2 tbsp dried parsley

1/2 tsp ground coriander

2 cloves garlic, minced

vegetable oil


  1. Boil the potatoes in salt water until tender, around 30 minutes. Then drain, mash, and set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile toast the cumin seeds in a small skillet over medium heat until dark, around 3 minutes. Removed from heat and then mash in to the potatoes, along with the remaining spices. Form potatoes in to patties, about 4 inches round.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet, oil should be around 1/2 inch deep. Once hot add the potato patties and pan-fry until brown, 5 minutes on each side. Remove to plate covered in a paper towel and allow to cool.
  4. Serve and enjoy!


I added some chopped red onion to the last few - which of course wound up in the pictures!


These were amazing, both with our dinner curry and as breakfast the next morning.  For breakfast I paired them with applesauce, my mom went for the sour cream, while my sister enjoyed them naked.  Any way you dress them up (or not!) they were AMAZING!

10 thoughts on “Potato, Potato

    1. Latkes with applesauce are one of my favorite Hanukkah treats, and since those are grated potato pancakes I figured why not try the sauce with mashed potato pancakes 🙂

    1. they reminded me of an Indian dish I had before at a wedding, which is why we served them with an Indian style korma 🙂 Delicious!

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