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Last Updated : Dec 15,2017
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!
26 Jul 15
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 ....
14 Mar 15
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 ....
16 May 14
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 ....
15 Apr 16
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.
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 ....
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.
27 Mar 14
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!
16 May 14
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 ....
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 ....
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
06 May 17
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 ....
20 Mar 17
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 ....
20 Sep 14
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 ....
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