Lucknow is famous for its chaats, tikkis and kebabs. Tikki is a patty typically made up of potatoes.

A mouthwatering savoury snack, tikkis appeal to people of all ages. The popularity of this street food rivals that of even the samosa!

For the health conscious however, tikkis can be a bit problematic (calorie wise) so, as a healthier alternative I gave it a twist and added beetroots and raisins to the potatoes. This not only increases the nutritional value of the tikki but also adds a unique, slightly sweet flavour to it.

Raisins are packed with energy and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Raisins are naturally sweet and rich in iron. Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium (essential for healthy nerve and muscle function) and manganese (which is good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas).

Serves: 4

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes


  • 300 gms boiled potatoes
  • 100 gms boiled and grated beetroot
  • 50 gms raisins
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Oil/ghee for frying


  1. Take the hard boiled potatoes and grate it.
  2. Add the hard boiled grated beets to the potatoes.
  3. Now add raisins, red chilli powder and salt to the mix.
  4. Flatten the mixture into patties.
  5. Take a non-stick flat pan (tava) and pour oil/ghee on it.
  6. Shallow fry the patties on both sides.
  7. Serve it with the dip or chutney of your choice and don’t forget to enjoy 😋

P.S. I used a yoghurt dip (yoghurt+roasted cumin powder+salt+ red pepper powder).

Nosh farmaiye…

4 Comments Add yours

  1. aqsaa fatima says:


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  2. Sumbul Fatima says:

    This makes me want to fly to India 😃

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  3. Definitely sending this to my mom!!

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  4. neelstoria says:

    Wow! I am always confused about what to do with beetroot.


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