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Last Updated : Nov 24,2018
Indian Tikki Recipes
Tikkis for Any Time, Any Occasion
Foodies are game for a tikki any time of the day! We’ve even seen people who have tikkis with their morning tea – are you one of them? Even if you aren’t such a die-hard fan, we are sure you love tikkis too, because everybody does. Served with peppy chutneys like Mint Chutney, Sweet Chutney, Green Chutney, ketchup or curd-based dips, tikkis are so popular and varied that they classify as a special category in Indian cooking. Originally popular in North and Western India, they are now enjoyed by Indians all over the world. It is now common to find Aloo Tikkis served even in small eateries in remote parts of the country!
Tikkis are small round or oval-shaped snacks, usually around 2 or 3 inches in diameter. Normally, potatoes are mixed with other ingredients like herbs, spices, dals, sprouts and other veggies too. This dough-like mixture is then shaped and cooked. They can be deep-fried or shallow-fried. Nowadays, we also encounter healthy versions that are baked or tava-cooked. We also see health-conscious people going for ingredients like oats and nachni flour to bind their tikkis instead of mashed potatoes.
The tikki is one of the most popular street foods in the Delhi region. As you pass by vendors selling tikkis, you can hear the sizzling sound of tikkis being shallow-fried with oil and ghee on large tavas. The tikkis can be enjoyed just like that, accompanied by some chutney, or they can be made into a chaat, topped with chole, curds, sev, chopped onions and tomatoes, seasoned with peppy spice powders, and garnished with coriander.
Tikkis are also popularly served as appetizers or starters at parties and in restaurants. Normally, when they are served as appetizers or cocktail accompaniments at parties, the tikkis are made small and bite-sized, so that they can be handled easily by the guests. Many big restaurants offer tikki platters, where you can taste many varieties of tikki at one go, accompanied by salads and a few types of chutneys and dips. Tikki sizzlers, where the tikkis are served piping hot on a sizzler plate, topped with chole, salads and sauces, is also gaining popularity now.
The world of tikkis is too large and too versatile. You have endless variety to choose from, and on top of that you can make your own yummy variants. Here are some of our favourites for you to try and be inspired by!
Hare Chane Aur Soya ki Tikki by Tarla Dalal
A tikki like none you have tasted before, the Hare Chane aur Soya ki Tikki stands out from the crowd because of the unique combination of hare chana and soya granules. Wondrous iron-rich foods, these two fibre-rich ingredients are combined with unusual binding agents like nachni flour and soya granu ....
02 Jan 19
Oats Moong Dal Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Oats and moong dal combine excitingly with an assortment of Indian spices to make a fibre and protein rich snack that will satisfy the food lover and health freak in you! To get perfect Oats Moong Dal Tikkis, shape them thinly and cook on a slow flame to ensure complete and uniform cooking. These ti ....
Mint and Masoor Tikkis by Tarla Dalal
An interesting way of combining an unusual leafy vegetable like mint and a pulse like masoor. As i have used only 1 teaspoon of oil to cook these tikkis, they are really amazing being moreover relatively light in terms of calories as compared to the deep fried tikkis which are loaded with oil. Serve ....
Makhmali Paneer Tikka ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Literally, makhmali means smooth and velvety. So true to its name, this paneer-based tikka has a smooth, melt-in-your-mouth feel, due to being soaked in rich ingredients like curd, cheese and cashew paste. Despite the dominance of creamy ingredients, the Makhmali Paneer Tikka also has its share of e ....
12 Apr 15
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Diabetic-friendly ingredients like chana dal and cabbage, flavoured elegantly with mint leaves and cumin seeds powder, make brilliant tikkis! The crispness of the Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki brought about by the interplay of chana dal and curds is indeed remarkable, but must be had fresh off the tav ....
Cauliflower Greens Mixed Sprouts Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Make the most of cauliflower greens to up your haemoglobin levels! Though not very commonly used, these greens are a very good source of iron and lend themselves to the preparation of very tasty dishes, such as this Cauliflower Greens Mixed Sprouts Tikki.
This easy and tasty starter uses mixed s ....
16 May 12
Cheese and Broccoli Tikkis, Cheese Cutlet Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Given a choice, kids will say nyaaaaah to broccoli, but they are a must-have because of their nutritional benefits!
So, tempt them with these yummy tikkis made with a combination of broccoli and cheese. Use olive oil to cook these tikkis as it is rich in vitamin E.
For health and taste check ....
17 Nov 10
Sprouts Tikki, Healthy- Starter Sprouts Tikki Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Let’s give a healthy twist to the evergreen Aloo Tikki! Using sprouted moong increases the nutrient-value by at least 15 per cent, while coriander and mint give an aromatic spin to the tale. Serve these fibre-rich Sprouts Tikkis hot and crisp, as soon as you prepare them.
17 Nov 10
Hara Bhara Soya Tikkis by Tarla Dalal
The goodness of soya, garlic and spinach is reinforced in these tikkis. Fibre from soya and spinach along with allicin in garlic inhibit cholesterol synthesis in the body, helping to maintain normal blood cholesterol levels. Serve immediately with a fibre rich accompaniment like carrot garlic chutne ....
30 Oct 15
Chole Tikki Chaat by Tarla Dalal
A lip-smacking chaat that is loved all over India, and now globally too, the Chole Tikki Chaat is most enjoyed at roadside stalls, but is definitely more satisfying when you make it at home for your family or for a Party
Here, we show you ho ....
16 May 14
Paneer Amritsari Tikka ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Punjabi food embodies spices at their best! The Paneer Amritsari Tikka proves this fact once again. Succulent strips of paneer are marinated in a tongue-tickling mix of carom seeds and other spicy ingredients. Once the spongy paneer soaks in all the vibrant flavours, it is ready to be deep-fried and ....
09 Oct 18
Corn and Capsicum Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Corn and capsicum are a lesson in contrasts. While one is sweet, juicy and yellow, the other is spicy, crunchy and green. See how they complement each other perfectly in everything from texture and flavour to appearance. It is no surprise then that this Corn and Capsicum Tikki turns out to be such a ....
05 Jul 14
Paneer Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Fresh paneer together with chopped coriander and green chillies, rolled in flour and shallow- fried to perfection – ah, no wonder the paneer tikki is such a popular snack! this version is made even more irresistible with a rich dry fruit stuffing that complements the soft paneer very well.
Potato and Green Pea Tikkis by Tarla Dalal
Soft inside, crisp outside, and irresistibly tasty, you will love this version of potato and green pea tikkis. Apart from the common add-ons like cumin seeds, coriander and green chillies, this recipe uses nigella seeds to perk up the flavour and aroma to tongue-tingling levels!
Tandoori Paneer Tikka ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
We present authentic Tandoori Paneer Tikka in all its glory, albeit grilled conveniently in an oven rather than in a tandoor. Succulent paneer pieces, marinated in a pungent mix of masala powders, ginger, garlic, curd and most importantly kasuri methi, gets an irresistible aroma and a nice blend of ....
Rava Green Peas Tikki by Tarla Dalal
The use of cooked semolina as the base instead of potatoes brings about an exciting twist to the tikki tale. Once cooked, the semolina dough is used just like mashed potatoes.
It is packed with an exciting green peas stuffing and deep-fried till crisp. Since rava itself is known to impart an exc ....
Spicy Buttered Potatoes and Capsicum by Tarla Dalal
Whether you decide to have this as a snack or as a starter, be assured it will do its job well! Spicy Buttered Potatoes and Capsicum is a dish that is guaranteed to pamper your taste buds with its buttery taste and mélange of textures, perked up with a touch of spices and herbs.
Sweet potatoes g ....
Corn and Rice Tikki Satay by Tarla Dalal
Nothing can beat the visual and aromatic appeal of this delicious satay made of colourful pineapples and irresistible tikkis made of corn and rice. While the rice helps bond the juicy corn kernels, mint and chaat masala impart a sharp and inviting aroma and flavour to the tikkis, which are cooked on ....
16 May 14
Aloo Tikki ( Kebabs and Tikkis) by Tarla Dalal
One of the most popular street foods, aloo tikki is an evergreen one too, loved by several generations of indians. Hot and crisp aloo tikkis are to be relished right off the tava, to warm your body and soul even on a cold, rainy day! here is how you can make wonderful aloo tikki in your own kitchen, ....
Arbi Tuk, Arbi Tikki by Tarla Dalal
This crispy and tasty snack is made by coating boiled colacassia with a spicy besan mixture and then cooking it with oil till golden brown.
It is crisp outside and soft inside, as is the nature of arbi. The arbi is flattened before coating it with the besan so that it will cook uniformly on both ....
16 May 14
Aloo Methi Tikki ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes) by Tarla Dalal
Aloo and methi are made for each other! Whether as a subzi or a tikki, the twosome is sure to win the hearts of all diners, young and old. In this particular Aloo Methi Tikki, the presence of methi is strongly felt as it is used in both fresh and dried forms. The tikki is further enhanced with commo ....
Masoor Tikki with Curd Dip by Tarla Dalal
A mouth-watering tikki made with masoor dal, low-fat paneer and typical Indian ingredients like onion, coriander and green chillies, which not only impart a tongue-tingling flavour but also lots of nutrients, calcium and fibre. The Masoor Tikki with Curd Dip is especially valuable on the health fron ....
16 May 14
Pahadi Paneer Tikka ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Think of the mountains, and you are immediately reminded of fresh scents, green sights and a crisp chill in the air. What would you like to eat in such a situation? Well, the Pahadi Paneer Tikka has it all. It features crisp and juicy veggies along with soft and luscious paneer, all of which have im ....
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