Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Plantain tikki/Raw Banana tikki

Tikkis/cutlets are my kids favorite snack and its easy for me to feed them any vegetables/greens in this way. Generally If u give vegetables in stir fry or curry form kids wont eat but if u try to add vegs in tikkis, bread rolls, stuffed parathas or in any of their fav snacks they will love it. This is one of the easy and delicious snack using raw banana/plantain. These tikkis can be shallow fried, deep fried or simply u can toast it in the pan/griddle too. Try this n let me know h u n ur kids liked it. The recipe as follows..

  1. Raw banana/Vazhakkai    2 medium no. (here i used only 1 large)
  2. Onion    1 medium (finely chopped)
  3. Chilli powder    1/2 tsp
  4. Cumin Powder    1 tsp
  5. Corinader leaves      5 strings (finely chopped)
  6. curry leaves     few(finely chopped)
  7. lemon    half 
  8. Fine rava or Bread crumbs   2 tbsp or as needed.
  9. Salt      to taste
  10. Oil   for shallow fry


  • Pressure cook plantain for 1-2 whistles.
  • Then peel the skin and mash plantain like potatoes. 

  • Take a wide bowl,add the mashed plantain,onions,and all dry powders,salt and mix well.
  • Squeeze the lime and add curry and coriander leaves and mix well. 
  • Divide into 8-10 lemon sized balls.
  • Heat oil in a pan... 

  • take one ball gently press it to a round patty.
  • Roll this patty in fine rava or bread crumbs and shallow fry it till turn light brown on both sides.(cook in low medium flame)
  • Now the Plantain tikki is ready. Serve Hot With Ketchup or any desired sauces.

Fine rava is not upma rava...its cream of wheat,very fine than the regular upma rava.
With the same recipe, instead of plantains u can also use mashed potatoes, cooked n ground beans(black/brown).

shallow fried tikkis coated with semolina/rava


  1. Thanks for your lovely words at my space. You have great space, shaping up here...perfect tea time snacks, interesting idea to use plantain, sounds delicious.

  2. Wow it is very different n lovely.


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