Aloo tikki is a snack originating from the Indian subcontinent; in North Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi preparation, it is made out of boiled potatoes, onions and various curry spices. "Aloo" means potato, and the word "tikki" means a small cutlet or croquette in Hindi, Marathi, and Tamil. It is served hot and warm along with a side of saunth, tamarind and coriander-mint sauce, and sometimes yogurt or chick peas. It is a vegetarian alternative, and an Indian equivalent of the hamburger. It is sometimes referred to as a "potato burger".
In Mumbai, India a popular version of aloo tikki is served with a spicy curry and various chutneys. It is called "Ragda pattice" and is sold on the various chaat stalls throughout the city and especially the Chowpatti Beach.
As with the majority of cultural and linguistic factors – barring other influences – this cuisine can be found in areas that are essentially all parts of the India. Regional "variants" are prevalent due to the mass size of the country. For example, in Mumbai, aloo tikki is made up of mainly locally-grown spices such as turmeric as opposed to Bangalore, where its significance is placed more on the coriander spice.