The McAloo Tikki:

McAloo Tikki

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I have seen the onions, tomatoes, Aloo Tikki, and an orange coloured cream inside this burger.
I wish to know what is that cream called and what are its ingredients?

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    I'm not sure.. But i think its mayonnaise with some red paprika...
    – Zeba
    Commented Feb 5, 2013 at 6:42
  • A bit of google searching suggests some kind of vegetarian mayo, yes. Ingredients could be anything in that case! Commented Feb 5, 2013 at 7:45

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I cannot speak to its accuracy as I have no experience with this item or McDonald's at all outside the US, but Time In Kitchen in their recipe for a homemade version indicates:

For sauce, beat hung curd in bowl and add pinch of salt and tomato ketchup and mix well to smoothen it in order to avoid any lumps and keep it aside

Then again, according to SipputySup, it is "basically Thousand Island dressing)".

This question itself now appears on the 2nd page of google results when searching for "Aloo Tikki sauce" :-)

  • "basically Thousand Island dressing" Couldn't understand this, sorry. Commented Feb 5, 2013 at 10:46
  • See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thousand_Island_dressing
    – SAJ14SAJ
    Commented Feb 5, 2013 at 10:47
  • Okay, I thought they coined the phrase themselves. Didn't know better. Commented Feb 5, 2013 at 10:54
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    It is essentially mayonnaise mixed with tomato ketchup. I wouldn't imagine McDonald's get much fancier than that with it. Commented Feb 5, 2013 at 12:30
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    If you are actually interested in a recreation of the US-McDonalds "secret sauce" (I find it hard to imagine why), Kenki Alt's obsessively geeky Big Mac re-creation/improvement recipe contains a sub-recipe for making the sauce. aht.seriouseats.com/archives/2011/05/…
    – SAJ14SAJ
    Commented Feb 5, 2013 at 13:04

Hung Curd + Tomato Ketchup + pinch of Salt, Sugar and Vinger. And you are home. I tried at home and its the closest.

  • what is "hung curd"?
    – rumtscho
    Commented Jan 10, 2014 at 10:08
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    @rumtscho Sometimes YouTube is even better than Google! :) youtube.com/watch?v=sshp7tiP7Pk (I did verify that hung curd = hung yoghurt)
    – Jolenealaska
    Commented Jan 11, 2014 at 5:36
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    Some authors also refer to hung curd as "Yogurt cheese". Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 17:04

It's simple. Put tomato ketchup in a bowl then add milk cream, also known as malai in Hindi with a pinch of salt and pepper. Just mix it all together.


They list it as “Tom Mayo” sauce on their website.Mcdelivery McAloo customisation

On further web search I find that the “Tom Mayo” means Tomato Mayonnaise only.


It's tomato ketchup, cream, mayo, salt, white pepper powder, some sweet chilli sauce or powdered sugar and chilli powder, and parsley if you like.


the orange sauce is just a mixture of mayo and ketchup


A Recipe for the sauce is

  • 1/4 Cup of Mayo
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 tbsp of smoked paprika

I tried this and it is almost the same. We don't have Aloo tikki burger available in USA so we have to find such alternates.


it is mayonaise,i think. it's sooooooo tasty and it's the only thing i like about ncallo tikki burger.

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    I don't think mayonnaise is orange.
    – Cascabel
    Commented May 21, 2014 at 16:29
  • Is there something added to the mayonnaise?
    – SourDoh
    Commented May 23, 2014 at 21:24
  • Mayonnaise color is very much a function of yolk color, and orange yolks aren't unheard off.
    – MSalters
    Commented Sep 5, 2014 at 13:50

Its liquid cheess mixture of processed cheese and permezan cheese

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    This would taste very different from the other suggestions (variations on spiced mayonnaise and thousand island dressing), are you speaking from experience?
    – Erica
    Commented Apr 4, 2015 at 13:56

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