Poha Tikki

The blogger from http://kitchenflavours.blogspot.com/ has copied pictures of my aloo tikki recipe into her blog at http://kitchenflavours.blogspot.com/2008/07/aloo-ki-tikkiya.html. She has no understanding of what copyright means. She has copied the image with no mention of my blog and made it her own image. We all need to boycott this. If possible, block this blogger from entering your blogs. My dear friend Mona from zaiqa.net informed me about this and her pictures have been copied as well. So dear readers, block this blogger http://kitchenflavours.blogspot.com and protect your hard work.

Tikki with a surprise twist ~ Poha Tikki

Thin Poha

Yes, that’s right! It’s tikki time and this time it’s not the usual aloo tikki but something unusual and it is Poha Tikki. The story behind this innovation goes like this – I had bought thin poha by mistake instead of medium or thick for making poha. My husband loves poha for breakfast so I started to cut aloo for it. In the mean time I ran cold water over poha and left it while I was prepping for poha. I was surprised to see that the poha did not hold it’s shape and became mushy. I was disappointed to see this because I really wanted to make poha for my husband as he simply loves it. So I thought of a lot things to make use of it because I hate to waste food when so many people in this world do not have food to eat even once a day. Then the idea bulb lit and that’s how this recipe was born.


Thin poha approx. 1 & 1/2 cup
2 medium size aloo
1 slice of bread
1 green chili or as per taste
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp red chili powder or per taste
Salt to taste
Handful of fresh dhania (herb) finely chopped
Amchur powder per taste (optional)
Some peas (optional)

Run cold water over the bread slice and then squeeze out all the water. Crumble it and mix it with all the ingredients listed, taste and adjust any seasonings. Take a small portion and make a ball by rolling it in between your palms, then press it a bit to flatten out just like the image below. Now, your tikki (pattie) has gotten it’s shape.

Tikki ready to be cooked

Heat a non-stick pan, add a tbsp oil and place a few tikki making sure not to over crowd the pan. Press it down with a spatula so that more surface area can get golden brown and crispy. After a few minutes, gently flip the tikki to cook on the other side. Press a little bit again, add a little more oil if needed and let it cook until golden brown. Serve hot as is or with a side dhania chutney

Poha Tikki hot of the griddle

NOTE: Definitely the texture of this tikki is different from aloo tikki but it tastes great.

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17 Responses to Poha Tikki

  1. You are so creative..Nice recipe..

  2. shriya says:

    I’ve got some poha sitting in my pantry. love this recipe and I think am gonna make it. And about the picture steal they should be shame to do this kind of things and thanks for letting us know. Everyone should block this site.

  3. Bhawana says:

    wow this is toooooooo good dear. you gave me an idea tyo use poha. we need to shift to a new place next weekl. and lots of eatable I need to finish. cool. Suely now tomorrow in breakfast m going to make. Thanks for this. love you 🙂

  4. kalva says:

    Poha tikki. this is new one to me dear.. lovley

  5. sands says:

    That sounds like a great recipe! Does the tikki turn out to be extra crunchy because of the poha?
    So much hard work goes in publishing a post with pictures, people simply refuse to accept that and just mindlessly copy!

  6. cammu says:

    Look’s pretty good.
    Poha is rice flakes right? Did you try the pawa batata? It’s verry good.

  7. priyaskitchen says:

    hi…very interesting recipe..

  8. Sonu says:

    Hi Priya,
    Nice and easy-peasy recipe. will try it soon. Well, I agree with you abt copyright matter. I understand, how much time and hard work involve to prepare a recipe and to post it ur blog eventhough I don’t have blog. Don’t worry, everything will be fine.
    Keep up ur gud job.

  9. easycrafts says:

    Nice idea of using poha instead of aloo

  10. padma says:

    got to try this,coming weekend..:)..thanks for such simple recipes..:)..

  11. Priti says:

    Poha tikki looks cool…nice innovation 🙂

  12. Sonu says:

    Hi Priya,
    I have found that ur Vegetable Upma’s photograph has been copied by someone and published it to Gujarati newspaper. I thought I should inform you about it. Please check out following link.


    I think you should make your site more secured and restricted to copy anything.
    Take care.

  13. Medhaa says:

    Hey love this so creative, will try these out soon.

  14. Bhawana says:

    Hi dear. one day I said that I will try this recipe. today I tried it and came out sooo well. I am going to post this soon in my blog under “cooking from other bloggers” :). hope u wont mind 😀

  15. AVV says:

    Its unfair for people to violate copyrights, period!
    But what you have done and the fact that your readers have shared their finds goes to show bloggers who shamelessly copy should be made brought to task…keep up the good work, enjoy your recipes!

  16. Milan says:

    You have 2 aloo in the ingredients. Do they have to be boiled, how do they mix in the poha?

    • 365DaysVeg says:

      Milan, you do not have to boil. Just the potatoes into small pieces and saute. Add a little salt, sprinkle a little water, cover with lid and that way it will cook faster. Hope this helps.

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