Broccoli Tikki ( Healthy Starter Recipe )


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This cheesy and crunchy delicacy is sure to steal the hearts of both young and old alike. The dish, otherwise stuffed with mozzarella cheese cubes, is stuffed with low-fat paneer and very little cheese to give it a healthy twist. Instead of 6 big tikkis you can also make 10 small tikkis.

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Makes 6 tikkis
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For The Tikkis
1 cup finely chopped broccoli
2 tsp oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tbsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 cup boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes
1 1/2 tbsp cornflour
salt to taste

To Be Mixed Into A Stuffing
1/4 cup grated paneer (cottage cheese)
2 tbsp grated mozzrella cheese

Other Ingredients
1 tsp oil for greasing and cooking

For Serving
tomato ketchup

For the tikkis

  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and green chillies, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add the broccoli and salt, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from the flame, transfer to a bowl and allow it to cool completely.
  5. Once cooled, add the potatoes and cornflour and mix well.
  6. Shape each tikki into flat rounds.
  7. Press a little in the centre of each round to make a depression.
  8. Place very little paneer-cheese stuffing in the centre of each round and roll again to make a 25 mm. (1”) flat round tikki.
  9. Grease the tava (griddle), using 1/2 tsp of oil and cook the tikkis using the remaining 1 tsp of oil, till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  10. Serve hot with tomato ketchup.
Nutrient values 
54 cal 3.2 gm 7.3 gm 1.5 gm 0.4 gm 112.4 mg
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 on 21 Oct 14 12:44 AM

a must try
 on 09 Jul 13 03:52 AM

These tikki's are awesome.I received wow's and yummy for it when I made it for a party at my inlaw's house.This is an awesome way to include healthy benefits of broccoli which is not easy to serve to Indian palates. Tarla aunties all recipes are awesome and easy to understand and make. you have been my cooking mama :) from the time of my marriage. Thanks.
 on 07 Jul 13 09:39 AM

Having heard and read so much about the benefits of Brocolli, it was a must buy ingredient in the veg shopping list...and used to wilt & spoil due to ignorance till I made these easy wheezy very tasty tikkis! Now my comfort level with using brocolli has gone high and I am using it fresh for a healthy zest..Thanks
 on 16 Aug 12 06:25 PM

The cheese stufFing is such a good surprise in this tikki... I got a ' super yummy' from my husband with every bite he had!!! :)