Hari Gobi Tikki (Broccoli Cakes)



In Indian cuisine, aloo tikki is very famous but we have another great & healthier version of tikki. Its an unusual combination of potato & broccoli but it is incredibly delicious and serves as a perfect snack or even a starter.

This great recipe has been done by Chef Hari Ghotra, where in she has made a tikki or potato-broccoli pancakes mixed with onions & fresh coriander & spices. Highly delicious and can be an instant hit with family & friends. So try this!

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time           Cook Time              Total Time              Yields

20 mins                  25 mins                 45 mins                  4


Broccoli – 500 grams

Medium potatoes – 4 (washed with skin on)

Oil – 1 tablespoon

Cumin seeds – 2 teaspoon

Coriander seeds – 1 teaspoon

Salt – 1 teaspoon

Green chilies – 2 (finely chopped)

Turmeric – ½ teaspoon

Chaat masala – 1 teaspoon

Spring onions – 3

Fresh coriander – handful


  • Place potatoes with the skin on into a pan and cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and leave to cook gently until soft. Drain and cool.
  • Once cooled, peel the skin off with your fingers and discard. Grate the potatoes into a bowl and set to one side.
  • Chop the broccoli florets so they finely shredded.
  • heat a frying pan and toast the cumin and coriander seeds until they become fragrant, remove and set to one side to cool then grind to a powder.
  • Heat a large frying pan and add 1 tbsp. oil add the shredded broccoli. Toss to start it cooking and add the coriander and cumin powder.
  • add the salt, turmeric, green chilies and chaat masala.
  • Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
  • Add some of the potatoes in and mix it all together add more potatoes until the mixture has combined.
  • Add the fresh coriander and the spring onions. You should end up with a lovely thick mixture. Check the seasoning adjust if required.
  • Wet your hands, to stop the mixture sticking to your fingers and take a ball mixture. Shape into patties or tikki, roughly 7cm in diameter and about 2cm thick.
  • Repeat until they are all made. Place in the fridge until you are ready to cook them.
  • Heat a frying pan or tava and place the tikki on for 2-3 minutes until they turn a lovely brown color. Turn the tikki and cook the other side too.
  • These are very delicate so be gentle. Remove and place on a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven until you are ready to serve them.

Note: Delicious potato broccoli tikki’s are ready and can be served as starters or as perfect snacks, best served with coriander or mint chutney or any other dipping of your choice or even tomato ketchup. Bon Apatite!

Happy Cooking!!

Picture & recipe courtesy: Chef hari Ghotra


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