How to make Aloo Akbari -

Stuffed aloo tikkis served on a bed of rich and smooth gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Potatoes (आलू),

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

For more recipes related to Aloo Akbari checkout Batata Bhaji, Batata Song , Aloo Matar, Achari Aloo . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Mag ni Dhokli Baby Potatoes In Spicy Yogurt Gravy Dabi Arbi Ka Salan Thai Green Curry With Vegetables

Aloo Akbari

Aloo Akbari Recipe Card


Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Aloo Akbari Recipe

  • Potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed 1½ cups

  • Oil 4 tablespo for shallow frying

  • Green cardamoms 4-5

  • Green chillies slit 2

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Medium onions sliced 2

  • White pepper powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cashewnuts 1 cup

  • Khoya grated 1/2 cup

  • Yogurt 3/4 cup

  • Madras curry powder 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2

  • Red chilli powder 3/4 teaspo for sprinkling

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespo for garnish

  • Raisins 3 tablespoons

  • Butter 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat 2 tbsps oil in a pressure cooker, add green cardamoms, green chillies and ginger-garlic paste, mix and sauté till the raw flavour of ginger and garlic goes away.

Step 2

Add onions, mix and saute on medium heat for 2 minutes. Add white pepper powder and mix well. Add cashewnuts and mix well. Add khoya and yogurt and mix well. Add Madras curry powder and mix well. Add 2 cups water and salt and mix well. Cover the cooker and cook under pressure till 4-5 whistles are released.

Step 3

Open the lid of the pressure cooker once the pressure is completely released. Grind the mixture to a fine puree with a hand blender and pass through a fine sieve into a non-stick pan and heat till it comes to a boil.

Step 4

Meanwhile, take potatoes in a bowl, add salt, green chillies, red chilli powder and coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 5

Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape each portion into a katori. Stuff them with some raisins, bring the edges together and press to make tikkis.

Step 6

Heat butter and 2 tbsps oil in another non-stick pan, add the stuffed tikkis and shallow-fry, turning sides, till golden brown and crisp on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 7

Spread the gravy on a serving plate and place the prepared tikkis over it. Garnish with coriander leaves, sprinkle a little red chilli powder and serve hot.

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