Its been quite a while since I resorted to healthy eating and snacking. Evenings are the time i find myself with insatiable hunger that is rather difficult to curb . I have grown fond of tikkis/patties recently. They are not only light on your tummy but also one of the best ways to incorporate dals, grams other veggies in your diet. So, next time you find those hunger pangs attacking you, kick them out by making these simple yet flavourful tikkis.
Recipe Source: Tarladalal
- Moong Dal/split green gram-1/2 cup
- Cooking oats-1/2 cup
- Curd/yogurt- 2 tbsp
- Rice flour- 1 tbsp(optional)
- Onion-1 medium finely chopped
- Green chilli-2
- Coriander leaves- 1/4 cup
- Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
- Red chilli powder- 1 tsp
- Cumin powder-1/2 tsp
- Garam masala- 1 1/4 tsp
- Chaat masala- 1 tsp
- Amchur/dried mango powder-1/4 tsp
- Salt- As required
- Oil- As required
Boil moong dal in water until the water completely evaporates.
Mash the cooked moong dal with a spoon/masher or grind coarsely in a mixie jar/food processor.
In a mixing bowl, add mashed dal, dry roasted oats, chopped onions and green chillies, salt, turmeric, red chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala, chaat masala, amchur powder and chopped coriander leaves ane mix into a smooth dough.
Heat a non-stick pan/tawa with little oil.
Make small balls out of the dough and place it onto your palm. Flatten it using fingers into tikkis/patties. Shallow fry on the tawa until both sides turn brown.
Serve hot with green chutney/sweet chutney or tomato ketchup.
- Pour fresh dahi/Yogurt over the tikkis, sprinkle sev(crunchy chickpea noodles) and pomegranate kernels and have it as dahi tikki chaat.
- You can also use them as patties for your homemade burgers.