Hot and crispy tikkis smothered in dahi (yogurt) and chutney and topped with crispies have to be the perfect indulgence to drive away winter blues. HT City takes you on an aloo tikki trail so you can beat Dilli ki sardi by treating yourself to some lip-smacking, delicious tikkis.
Bittoo Tikki Wala
He has to be the most popular tikkiwala in the city. Everyone swears by the tikkis served here. Bittu Tikki Wala started as a rehri [cart] in Rani Bagh in north Delhi. He now has branches all over the city. Loaded with dahi, bhalla, papdi and pomegranate seeds, a plate of aloo tikki here comes for Rs 45.
Where: G-46, Aggarwal Millennium Tower, Netaji Subhash Place, Pitampura
The shop is popular for its dahi bhalle but it is also known for the hot and spicy aloo tikkis that come stuffed with dal and are fried in desi ghee. The aloo tikki is served with khatti-meethi chutney. Be prepared for long queues and yes, lots of jostling, as people try to get into the passageway next to the shop that leads to the metro station. A plate of aloo tikki here costs Rs 25.
Where:1396, Chandni Chowk
Raju Chat Bhandar
It is popularly known as the Gande Nalewala chaatwala. His aloo tikkis has patrons coming from all over the city. Apart from aloo tikki, the dahi bhalle and golgappas here are also very popular. A plate of tikki costs Rs 35.
Where: 76, Sri Nagar Colony, Bharat Nagar Road
Mithu Tikki Wala
Hot, crispy tikkis dunked in chholey and garnished with onions and chutney is the speciality of this place.
The shop owner is a polite and courteous man and
this makes your experience even more enjoyable. A plate of aloo tikki costs Rs 35.
Where: BN-13, Local Shopping Complex, Shalimar Bagh
Gupta Tikki Wala
Prepared in desi ghee, Gupta Tikki Wala serves crispy hot tikkis with chholey, chutney and onions. The tikkis are stuffed with spicy dal. They are really delicious and it’s no wonder that there is always a crowd there. A plate of tikki costs Rs 45.
Where: 1/51, West Punjabi Bagh