McDonald’s McAloo Tikki Burger

Posted on Apr 23 2013 - 5:33pm by Whitney


Have you been to a fast food restaurant in a foreign country? When I was in India, I went to several. McDonald’s, Subway, KFC, Pizza Hut, Dominoes, etc. All of them were sooooooo much better than the crap ones here, except for Subway. Subway made me want to barf.

One of my favorite things from fast food in India was the McAloo Tikki from McDonald’s. I don’t know why, but I loved it. G loves it too, so I decided to try to replicate it the other week, and the results were muy delicioso.


  • 4 ¬†potatoes, peeled, boiled, mashed
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 cup mixed veggies, boiled and mashed
  • 1/4 cup grated paneer
  • 1/2 tsp amchur powder
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • bread crumbs for coating
  • oil for frying

To Make:

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and make into patties. IMG_20130417_190923


Coat them well with bread crumbs, and freeze the patties for an hour.


Heat oil on medium high, and fry patties till nice and golden brown and crispy.

Put them on a bun with your favorite toppings.



Yep, I’m aware that I either need a smaller tikki or a bigger bun. =)


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  1. laurasmess May 8, 2013 at 6:04 am - Reply

    Gorgeous post! I’ve definitely been to lots of foreign McDonalds… mostly because I’m curious as to what the differences are between our local McD’s and the offerings on menu’s overseas. My favourite McDonalds option so far is the ‘Chicken Fantastic’ from Hong Kong. The ‘roll’ is made from two glutinous rice cakes (with seaweed, a soft glutinous rice middle and crispy outside) filled with a teriyaki chicken fillet, sesame seeds, kewpie mayonnaise and some cabbage. It was so good. I ate a few during my time there!!! The McAloo sounds delicious. I’m going to try your version!

    • Whitney May 8, 2013 at 11:42 am - Reply

      I went to a lot of foreign fast food places because I wanted to see what the difference was too!! It seems the foreign places have such better variety, don’t you think?! What is kewpie mayo??? I am so jealous, I want to go to Hong Kong, well I want to go everywhere!!

      • AsianGal May 21, 2013 at 3:20 am - Reply

        Believe it or not, Kewpie is a Japanese brand for condiments like dressings and most popularly, mayonnaise. I use it all the time!

        • whitegirllovesindianfood May 21, 2013 at 11:42 am - Reply

          Oh! Well that makes sense then! Does it taste like American mayo or does it have a Japanese twist?

          • AsianGal May 23, 2013 at 11:26 pm -

            I wouldn’t say it has a japanese twist lol. There aren’t any ingredients in it that would make it have one. The only twist would probably just be that it’s from japan. I guess that it’s just something you have try. All I can say is that it’s different, and in my opinion better than american mayo (I’m American btw). I don’t know if you’ve ever been to or have a sushi restaurant that puts mayonaise on top of some dishes (’s common in the more modern sushi restaurants in Japan– for example salmon sushi would have thinly sliced onion with mayonaise on top of it, and its reeeeaaaly good) but believe me, I’ve made sushi rolls when I didn’t have kewpie mayonaise and it did NOT go well with it lol.

          • whitegirllovesindianfood May 25, 2013 at 11:33 pm -

            Oh yes, I do love the mayo that is served with some sushi. I looooove sushi, sashimi not so much. I’d much rather see my raw fishies cuddled up with friends instead of naked on a rice patty. Haha. I’ve mixed mayo with sriracha, and it was delish!

  2. Monika July 5, 2013 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Yeah……it seems easy to make it at home. I’m going to try it definitely.

  3. confusedbawarchis November 5, 2013 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    We tried this recently and it was awesome. I love the aloo tikki burgers and miss them terribly!

    • whitegirllovesindianfood November 5, 2013 at 8:10 pm - Reply

      So glad you liked it! I was just talking them earlier, saying I wanted to make it again, haha! McDonald’s in India is so delicious!

  4. Nancy November 15, 2013 at 10:26 am - Reply

    which sauce you have used in topping…. I want that orange sauce recipe ……

  5. kathryningrid January 17, 2014 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Per your postscript comment, I’d say a tikki that good looking doesn’t even *need* a bun! Sounds yummy.

    • whitegirllovesindianfood January 17, 2014 at 6:36 pm - Reply

      Haha! You definitely can eat it without the bun, but it wouldn’t have the McDonald’s feel to it! Hehe =)

  6. Ubaid Ullah February 1, 2014 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    Hi , Today morning have to Make Burgers in the Breakfast and your Aloo Tikki Really helped me…
    from Delhi,India
    have you tried the KATHI ROLL its becoming very popular these days in delhi my fav. Egg Paneer Kathi Roll …. and All Chicken and Mutton Curries of Delhi-6 ( Old Delhi )

    • whitegirllovesindianfood February 1, 2014 at 9:26 pm - Reply

      I’m so glad you found the recipe helpful! I love it when I am given feedback!

      I have tried kathi roll! I think they are lovely, and make for a really quick meal.

      Definitely love chicken and mutton curries!

  7. Debbie July 21, 2014 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    I want to try some of these recipes. I’ve often wondered but have never traveled outside the U. S. so this would be a terrific opportunity.

    Thank you

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