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Lucknow/Awadhi Recipes : Tikkia & Alu

Awadhi Tikkia & Alu is one delicious and drool worthy dish to make!
Course Breakfast, Main Dish
Cuisine north indian


For the Alu

  • 5-6 potatoes peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tsp methi seeds
  • 1 onion large sliced thin
  • 2 chillies dried red
  • 3 green chillies chopped roughly
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves heaped chopped
  • 2 eggs boiled and sliced
  • to taste salt

For the Tikkia

  • 1 cup atta
  • 2 tsps ghee melted
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsps milk to brush


  • For the Alu:
  • Heat the oil in a pan, add the methi seeds and fry till they turn dark brown. Add the onions and fry till they turn light golden brown.
  • Add the potatoes and salt, cook covered till done. Sprinkle some water now and then if needed.
  • Once the potatoes are done, add the red and green chillies and the corainder. Mix well and switch off the gas. Let it sit covered for 5 mins or so.
  • Just before serving, add boiled and sliced eggs.
  • For the Tikkia:
  • Combine all the ingredients (apart from milk) together and knead with enough water to make a stiff poori like dough.
  • Divide the dough equally into 6 portions. Roll each portion out into 1/10' thick discs. Prick the discs all over with a fork or knife so that it doesn't puff up while being cooked.
  • Heat the tawa, place the rolled tikkia and cook on low heat for 1 minute or so. Turn over and cook the other side a little longer till brown spots start appearing.
  • Turn over and smear milk over the side on the top now (the one with the brown spots). Cook the other side the same way and smear milk over it when done.
  • Repeat for all six tikkias.
  • Serve hot with alu and chai.


This recipe is part of the endeavor to create a collection of recipes of Lucknow/Awadhi Recipes in collaboration with a few bloggers who share the same passion of cooking. All the recipes from #thekitchendivas are pinned on this Pinterest board
Other Lucknow/Awadhi recipes this week from #thekitchendivas.
Bakarkhani Roti from WhiskAffair
Awadhi Arbi Ka Qorma from Saffron Trail
Shahi Dal from FunFoodFrolic
Broccoli Malai Kofta from Archana’s Kitchen
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