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Moong Dal Stuffed Aloo Tikki
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5 from 10 votes

Aloo Tikki(with Moong Dal)

Crispy Aloo Tikki Recipe with Moong Dal Filling prepared in Air Fryer and Shallow Pan Fried Method | Moong Dal stuffed Aloo Tikki Recipe in Air Fryer
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Snacks and Starters
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Air Fyer Aloo Tikki, Aloo Tikki Recipe, Chaat recipes, Moong Dal Stuffed Aloo Tikki
Servings: 12 pieces


For Aloo Tikki

  • 5-6 Boiled Potatoes(Medium Sized)
  • ½-¾ Cup Poha or Rice Flakes Cornstarch or Cornflour/Rice Flour
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Fresh Cilantro/Coriander
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder/Chilli flakes optional
  • 1-2 tsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Salt or as required

For Moong Dal Filling

  • 1 tsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
  • ½ Cup Soaked Moong Dal
  • 1 tsp Ginger small ½" piece optional
  • 1 tsp Amchur Powder or Chaat Masala
  • ½-1 tsp Red Chilli Powder optional
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Finely Chopped Green Chilies or as required skip when making for kids
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tsp Oil

For Sweet Yogurt

  • 1 Cup Fresh Yogurt/Dahi
  • 1 tsp Any sweetener(honey, raw sugars)
  • Kala Namak(Black Salt) or Table Salt as required

Assembling Tikki Chaat

  • 1 Cup Sweet Yogurt/Dahi
  • Chaat Masala as required
  • Red Chilli Powder as required
  • Jeera Powder as required
  • Finely Chopped Onions as required
  • Finely Chopped Cilantro/Coriander Leaves as required for garnish as required
  • Spicy Green or Cilantro Mint Chutney as required for topping
  • Sweet Tamarind Chutney/Imli ki Chutney as required for topping


  • Wash and soak Moong Dal in water for about 2-3 hrs.
  • Boil potatoes and cool completely. Refrigerate for about 1-2 hrs.
  • Sauté for about a minute.

Make Moong Dal Stuffing

  • Coarsely grind moong dal.
  • Before making filling drain the water completely.
  • In a pan, heat oil, add jeera/cumin seeds. Once seeds crackle, add ginger and chilli(optional) paste , sauté for a minute and then add moong dal.
  • Add spices(coriander powder, red chilli powder, amchur powder and salt) and mix.
  • Take off the flame.
  • Cool completely and mix chopped coriander(optional).

For Aloo Tikki

  • Grate all the potatoes. Take care potatoes should not have extra moisture.
  • Add red chilli powder, salt and finely chopped coriander,
  • Add cornflour. You can also use breadcrumbs or soaked poha for binding. Mash nicely and mix well with potatoes.
  • Now divide potato mixture in equal portions, size of big lemon.
  • Lightly oil your hands, flatten each portion, add a 1-2 tsp of filling and seal the edges carefully.
  • Flatten tikkis lightly.
  • Repeat the process for all tikkis.

Shallow Frying Tikkis

  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan add oil/ghee to shallow fry tikkis. Or heat a a griddle, arrange tikkis on it, and add sufficient oil/ghee.
  • Once oil is hot, add tikkis one by one and fry on medium high heat till it starts to turn light brown.
  • Now here, if you want to make ahead and use later, you can take out on a kitchen towel, cool completely and store accordingly.
  • Before serving, again heat oil in a pan or use same oil, and fry once again till golden brown in color.
  • Take out on a kitchen Towel and assemble for chaat.

Air Fryer Aloo Tikki Method

  • To Air Fry, switch on the Air fryer, set the Air Fryer Mode on for about 22-25 mins. Or, preheat air fryer at 350F or 180C.
  • When it indicates, add food, arrange tikkis on the tray, lightly spray or brush with oil.
  • Air Fryer till done. Turn tikkis in between and brush lightly with oil after 10-12 mins.
  • Take out and server as required.

Make Sweet Yogurt/Curd

  • Mix all the ingredients listed under Sweet Yogurt/Curd

Assemble Tikkis for Chaat

  • In serving bowl arrange 2-3 tikkis, top with sweet yogurt/chole masala, sprinkle chaat masala, jeera powder, red chilli powder as preferred, add chutneys-mint and cilantro chutney and tamarind chutney.
  • (Optional)Top with finely chopped onions, crushed Papadis and Sev.


While making Tikkis in Air Fryer, add about 1-2 tsp of oil in potato mix..
Moong Dal filling can be skipped or can be substituted for Chana Dal or Green Peas and Paneer.