Black Lentil Tikkas


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Baked black lentil tikkas spiced with potatoes. It is very filling. The black lentils are very nutrient and baking makes it lighter. Though indian spices used, it is friendly to the western palate.

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Black Lentil Tikkas recipe - How to make Black Lentil Tikkas

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1 1/2 cups whole urad (whole black lentil)
3 medium potatoes , boiled and mashed
1 1/2 tbsp butter
1 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
1 capsicum , chopped
2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/4 cup maize flour
2 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)
salt to taste
oil for cooking
  1. Soak the ura din enough water for three hours.
  2. Drain and boil with ample water until cooked.
  3. Drain and keep aside.
  4. Heat the butter in a pan, add the ginger, asafoetida and remaining ingredients and saute till the mixture becomes dry and thick.
  5. Grease a baking tray using oil and put 2-3 tbsp of the mixture in cookie-like flat circles.
  6. Bake one batch at a time in pre-heated oven at 200 degree Celsius for 20-25 minutes, or until browned and well-done.
  7. Serve hot.

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This recipe was contributed by Elad Stern on 05 May 2012

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