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Top 10 Tikki Recipes
Last Updated : Apr 06,2017
Tea-time or Party-time, Tikkis are a Must
Tikki is one of the most popular Indian snacks. More than calling it a snack, it is a category of snacks by its own right, because there are so many varieties of tikkis that one can make, right from the simple aloo based ones to rich dry fruit stuffed ones!
Every Indian party will have at least one type of tikki on the starter spread. From roadside vendors to star hotels, everybody has tikki on the menu. Whether it is a hot, buttery tikki enjoyed on the roadside with Green Chutney and ketchup, or a platter of exotic tikkis served on a special occasion, the tikki never fails to please!
The best part is that you don’t need an occasion to enjoy a tikki. You can make tikkis for tea-time, for a kitty party or for a kiddies’ party because it is easy to make and tastes simply fab when served with chutney or a dip. You can even use tikkis innovatively. Add them to a sizzler, or use them as patties for burgers. Cut a tikki and add it to a pulao or salad instead of bread croutons. The spicy succulence of the tikki adds a dimension of fun to any dish.
Try these popular Tikki recipes like Rava Green Peas Tikki, Masoor Tikki with Curd Dip and Suran Chana Dal Tikkis. Once you get a wind of tikki making, you can even invent your own! Just grab the ingredients you have, use a dal or potato as the base and come up with your own tikkis. It is a world that is limited only by your creativity.
Top 10 Tikki Recipes
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 exciting crispness, you don’t even need a coating of bread crumbs for these tikkis.
This incomparably tasty Rava Green Peas Tikki is sure to become a whopping success at the dining table!
Also do try other tikkis
like Paneer Tikki
and Corn and Capsicum Tikki
Aloo tikki is a versatile and popular potato preparation, that can be had as it is, or as part of a gravy or a chaat
Here is a relatively simple version that you can prepare with readymade spice powders. If required, ask an elder to help you mash the potatoes.
Cut the tikkis into different shapes using cookie cutters, to make them look more interesting.
, Jam Pinwheels
, Cheese Garlic Buns
, Quick Dahi Vada
and Tacos with Baked Beans
are a few more exciting recipes that kids will enjoy cooking with the help of elders.
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 front, as the protein quality improves when the dal is combined with paneer and served with curds.
Everybody yearns for a treat once in a while! Here is a perfectly enjoyable snack, made keeping diabetic norms in mind. These scrumptious Moong Sprouts and Spring Onion Tikkis are made with fibre and iron-rich moong sprouts bound together by oats flour, which contains betaglucan, a unique type of soluble fibre that helps control blood sugar.
Spring onion whites and greens enhance the flavour, texture and aroma of this tasty tikki, which is made with very little oil to make it suitable for diabetics with heart problems too.
To make a satiating meal take a Tortilla
, spread some Mint and Onion Chutney
and Cabbage, Carrot and Lettuce Salad
, place two tikkis on top and wrap it up.
Succulent yet crisp, sweet yet spicy, these Sweet Potato Tikkis must be experienced to be understood.
The soft texture and pleasant taste of sweet potatoes work very well with the selected gamut of spice powders and pastes to give you wonderful tikkis with a fabulous mouth-feel.
Serve the Sweet Potato Tikkis with Tomato Raita, which has a brilliantly tangy taste with a notable touch of spice.
You can also try other sweet potato recipes like Sweet Potato Khichdi
and Sweet Potato Rabadi
Scrumptious to the core, these mouth-watering Suran Chana Dal Tikkis feature flavourful yam bound together by an aromatic powder of freshly roasted chana dal.
This winning team gets a further boost by the addition of spice powders, herbs and flavour-givers like onions, ginger and garlic.
Serve these tikkis immediately because they are super-crispy, and this great texture will be lost as the tikkis cool. Green chutney is also a must-have for a totally masti experience.
You can serve scrumptious Deep-fried Delights
like these tikkis for High Tea Party
A traditional Punjabi tikki
morphs into an innovative low-cal satay when combined with veggies and paneer.
As a cross-cultural touch, i have included my favourite spring onion dip in this recipe. At 44 calories per satay, we suggest a serving size of two.
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 out our section of healthy kids recipes
Kand Tikki is a perfect recipe to try when you are bored of potato-based snacks. In a smart twist, this recipe enables you to use kand instead of potatoes to make tikkis, especially in the winter, when this root vegetable is in season and you can’t skip a visit to the market without buying some!
The nutty taste of peanuts augments the rustic taste of kand, making this tikki all the more delicious. When making this tikki make sure the edges are smooth, otherwise, it might open up while frying.
If you use rock salt or fasting salt instead of regular salt, this recipe also becomes fit to have on fasting days. Coriander gives a nice peppy touch to the tikki, but it is optional and can be avoided if you don’t want it.
You can also try other kand recipes like Kand Stir-Fry
and Kand Na Bhajiya
Tikki chole is one of the most popular chaats in North India. One afternoon when I was left with the task of feeding my hungry grandchildren, I thought of making the most of what was available on my kitchen shelf. I then chanced upon this recipe which has today become very popular amongst my family and friends. It took some time to master the art of making crisp alu tikkis. I use old potatoes (which are commonly referred to as wafer potatoes) to make the tikkis crisp and a slice of soaked bread to not only bind the potatoes but also to make them more crunchy. The paneer filling for tikkis uses tomato purée which adds a sharp tangy taste to it. If you are one of those who would like to avoid deep frying tikkis (all of us think it a crime to eat deep fried food), you can shallow fry on a griddle (tava) using a little oil. Chole along with these tikkis makes a heavy snack. But you will enjoy the tikkis by themselves with a little green chutney.
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