Wake up to – Masala fried eggs with aloo tikkis

Last month I bought Ritu Dalmia’s ‘Travelling Diva’ and was pretty happy finding that it includes a lot of recipes that can be easily made at home. It has recipes from around the world and also includes a lot of tips about cooking techniques. The good part about this book is that it includes a lot of vegetarian recipes and also veggie options for the non vegetarian recipes. This makes my vegetarian mom really happy!! With each recipe there is a story about how it was invented or her memories related to it; and this makes it really interesting and fun to read. Seriously its a recipe book that can be read like a novel!

So one day I decided to eat eggs for lunch..I think I feel like this every weekend!?! I had read about Aloo tikkis with masala fried eggs in ‘Travelling Diva’, so I thought I’ll make my version of this. And it comes under “Soul Food”,how could I not make it! Simple and easy..perfect for a lazy weekend!

So here is the recipe.

Masala fried eggs with aloo tikkis
(serves 1)
For the masala egg:
1 egg
½ onion sliced
½ tomato finely chopped
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tbsp oil
Chopped coriander for garnishing

For the aloo tikkis:
½ onion finely chopped
2 boiled potatoes
1 tbsp chopped coriander
1 tsp chaat masala
2 chopped green chillies
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tbsp corn flour
Bread crumbs (only if the tikki mixture is wet else it can be skipped)


  1. Mash boiled potatoes and mix in onions, green chillies, coriander, red chilli powder, chaat masala, salt and corn flour. Add in bread crumbs if the potato mixture is wet and sticky
  2. Make small patties of the potato mixture and tap them with a little corn flour (Tip:put a bit of oil on your palms while making the patty. This prevents the mixture from sticking to your hand and makes it easier to make the patties)
  3. In a pan heat oil and add the sliced onion, tomatoes, red chilli powder, salt, coriander powder and cook till the oil turns a little soft and the spices have cooked. Keep this mixture aside
  4. Heat a pan with a little oil and add the aloo tikkis. When they are golden brown on one side flip them and start heating a pan with 1 tsp oil to cook the egg
  5. Crack the egg to make the half fry, sprinkle cracked pepper and salt to taste
  6. After a minute place the onion spice mixture we prepared earlier on the egg whites and let it cook till the edges are brown
  7. Let the aloo tikkis become golden brown on both sides
  8. Once the egg and tikkis are done garnish the egg with coriander and serve with toast and ketchup.

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