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Broccoli Potato Patties / Broccoli Aloo Tikki

These Broccoli Potato Patties / Broccoli Aloo Tikki are super easy, healthy and a delicious starter/appetizer recipe. A great alternative to a traditional Potato Patties/Aloo Tikki. This recipe is a must try!!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Keyword instant pot recipes, instant pot vegetarian recipes, instant pot Indian recipes, vegetarian recipes, appetizer recipe, easy appetizer, vegetarian appetizer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Jyoti Behrani


  • 2 medium potato boiled and peeled, How to boil potatoes
  • 2 cup broccoli¬†florets steamed, How to Steam Broccoli
  • 1 medium red onion chopped
  • 1 green chili finely chopped (as per taste)
  • 1 TSP cumin seeds
  • Handful of fresh cilantro chopped

Dry Spices:

  • 1 TSP roasted cumin seeds powder
  • 1/2 TSP crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 TSP dry mango powder
  • 1/2 TSP red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 3-4 TBSP oil for making patties


  • Boil, peel and mash potatoes using a masher or a fork.
  • Steam broccoli florets, let it cool slightly. Add broccoli into a food processor, pulse couple of times.¬† I like to keep it little course, mix of chunks. Alternatively, you could chop the broccoli using a knife.
  • In a mixing bowl, add mashed potato, broccoli, onion, green chili.
  • Add all the dry spices, cumin seeds, fresh cilantro and salt to taste. Combine the mixture, to form a soft dough.
  • Divide the dough, into 10 equal portions.
  • Apply some oil onto palms, take portion of a dough, shape it into a patties.
  • Follow instructions for cooking on Stove Top or Air Fryer.

Instructions for Stove Top:

  • Heat a nonstick fry pan/griddle. On a high to medium heat, drizzle couple of TBSP of oil, when oil is hot, carefully place the patties.
  • Cook for 3-4 min, when one side turns brown, flip and cook on the other side.
  • Serve Broccoli Potato patties/tikki with some ketchup. Enjoy!

Instructions for Air Fryer:

  • Pre-heat air fryer to 400Spray the air fryer basket with some cooking oil. Carefully place the patties onto the air fryer basket. Spray the patties with some cooking oil.
  • Cook for 7-9 min, or until nice and crispy.
  • Serve Broccoli Potato patties/tikki with some ketchup. Enjoy!


  1. The ingredients combine well to form a soft dough. If the dough is too soft to shape into patties, add some bread crumbs. Bread crumbs help absorb extra moisture, thus making the dough workable.
  2. These make excellent make ahead party appetizer recipe also. Make it a day before the party. You can make these into patties shape and pan fry just before your guests arrive. Or simply reheat these the next day, works just fine.
  3. These Broccoli Potato Patties / Broccoli Aloo Tikki make great lunches too. Serve it on a bun and you have veggie Broccoli Potato burger or make a sandwich out of these.
  4.  Steam broccoli for 30-60 secs, it should have some crunch to it.