Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Rajma Soya Tikkis

The first day of this academic year, as usual I was waiting for my daughter to come back from school. By the time she freshened up and changed I was ready with her regular bowl of curd rice. But my daughter had totally different plans for me. My daughter wanted to have snacks or tiffin after she’s back from school. Though on that particular day she finished the bowl of rice with a grumpy face, but from next day onwards I had to make her something. So from then on, I’ve always been on the lookout for some healthy and nutritious snack items.


The other day, while I was surfing the channels I chanced upon this cookery show and saw this yummy but very healthy snack. Rajma and Soya as everybody knows are packed with proteins. And generally things like cutlets catch children’s fancy. So I decided to make this and not only did my daughter but all the others in the family liked it. So here is the recipe:

What you’ll need

1. Rajma – 1 cup, soaked overnight
2. Soya Chunks – ½ cup
3. Potato – 1 medium
4. Ginger – 1 inch piece
5. Green chillies – 2 or 3
6. Fennel Seeds – ½ tsp
7. Garam Masala Pwd – ½ tsp
8. Cumin Powder – ½ tsp
9. Lemon Juice – 1 tsp
10. Fresh Coriander leaves - a little
11. Salt to taste
12. Oil for pan frying


Method

Cook the rajma and potato in a pressure cooker until soft. Drain all the water from the rajma. Mash it well or pulse in a mixer for a minute. Soak the soya chunks in hot water for 10 minutes. Squeeze all the water from the chunks. Pulse these too in a mixer.

Now in a mixing bowl, add the mashed rajma, ground soya, mashed potatoes, finely chopped green chillies, grated ginger, fennel seeds, garma masala, cumin powder, lemon juice, chopped coriander leaves and salt to taste. Mix it well.

Pinch out lemon sized balls and shape them into tikkis. Heat a non stick tava, place the tikkis on it, 2 at a time drizzle oil on the sides. Flip and cook in medium flame till both sides turn brown.


Healthy and tasty tikkis are ready. Best served with green chutney else serve with tomato ketchup.

Linking this to Kid's Delight - Mini bites hosted by Champa started by Srivalli, and to Cook it Healthy - Protien icious event started by Shobha and to Aipi and Priya's Bookmarded Recipes.
Also linking these to Deepthi's Healthy Snacks Event
Also linking this to Radhika's Event Let's Cook - Break Time Snacks

31 comments:

Santosh Bangar said...

wow mouthwatering tikkis healthy also.
do follow so that share eachother recipes

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Wow.. what a lovely tikkis. This is healthy snacks......

Suman Singh said...

Delicious and healthy tikkis..nice idea of using rajma beans to make this..lovely recipe!

jayasree said...

Healthy tikkis...Neatly shaped.

Rani acharyulu said...

Healthy n nutritious tikkis..looks so perfect n delicious..great snack.

Food Glorious Food! said...

Great looking healthy snacks always my favotite favorite! Thanks for such lovely recipe!

sangee vijay said...

Wow....very delicious n protein packed tikkis....looks so good

Padhu said...

Healthy tikkis!

Priya Sreeram said...

hey this is indeed a healthy indulgence- nice combo !

Nithya said...

Very healthy and guilt free snack for the evening :) Pretty new to me too. Will give it a try soon :)

Here for the first time and must say you have a nice collection of recipe. Keep the good work going on :)

Nithya

www.4thsensecooking.com

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Both the main ingredients are in my pantry for long long time,nice recipe!

aipi said...

Healthiest tikkis ever ~ they look very appetizing!

Thanks for your cooment on the imartis ~ It was actually my first time making imartis. They are indeed a little tricky but if you try I am sure you will be able to get it right.
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Prathima Shivraj said...

Tikkis are absolutely droolworthy, it'healthy too.

Suja said...

Mouthwatering and healthy tikkis..

Prathibha said...

Nice recipe..looks lovely those cutlets...

thekitchenaffaire said...

Kids love snacks right. I used to love them too, well I still do :D Lovely tikkis. I am going to bookmark these :D

Vimitha Anand said...

Healthy tikkis look so yum and tempting... Happy to follow you...

Pushpa said...

Yummy and healthy tikkis.

khushi said...

Its new to me...very yummy one with all the healthy ingredients :)

ANU said...

wow very healthy tikki...and healthier when not deep fried... :-)

Swathi said...

Healthy tikkis love the high protein content in them.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Healthy and delicious tikkis..

DD said...

wow they look really yummy!!! can you make this entry to event going by my blog healthy sancks....

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Babli said...

Wonderful, healthy and yummy tikkis.Perfect for snacks.

Vidhya said...

Thanks to your daughter for this wonderful tikkis.

Jay said...

sounds perfect n healthy dear..
Tasty Appetite

Radhika said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe with us Kaveri. A good way to induce soya in kids diets. why don't you send them my way. check out the link below.


Event: Let's Cook - School Break Time Snacks

Sobha Shyam said...

super delicious tikkis dear, thts so healthy, liked the rajma and soya combo, shall give it a try..thanks for linking it to my event. :)

Uma said...

First time visitng your blog. wonderful protein combination and Neat blog. Happy to follow you.

Cheers,
Uma
http://umaskitchenexperiments.blogspot.com

lavina said...

these are indeed soo healthy!

DD said...

please stop my blog and receive your award for participating in "HEalthy Snacks" event.
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