Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Chickpeas Tikkis ~ Healthy Starter !

I am so happy to join Blogging Marathon # 16 after a month break. This time i made everything in advance ie., i prepared all seven recipes soon after the theme announcement. Keeping my health issue in mind this time i have chosen all simple n easy to do recipes. And also i did not concentrate/spend much time/energy for presentation n pictures. But at the same time wanted to share a pleasing  n inviting clicks....somehow worked on it n hope u all will like my recipes :) For this edition, i am going to share recipes under the theme "Pick One Cook All" with Chickpeas/Channa as my Star  ingredient. ie. have to cook all course (starter,maindish,sweet,soup,salad n snack) of recipes with Chickpeas as the main ingredient. So lets start with a interesting n healthy starter recipe. This is very easy and quick starter with simple ingredients. For this tikkis i made spiced yogurt dip, which suits well and tasted so yummy. But still you can enjoy this tikkis with simple ketchup or with both it tasted so yummy. Now to the recipe...

This time I took step wise pictures with my mobile camera, so lighting n image was poor n blur...kindly excuse me ....will update sometime later with neat pictures. You may ask, y u strain that much n worry for step wise pictures?! who asked u to do so?....let me reveal the secret....I usually take step wise pictures for two important reasons, first thing, for the readers to follow easily n the second important reason- becoz of my memory loss problem...yup, i use to make few recipes together keep it in hand n share it slowly or sometimes based on the event themes n dates. Mostly i like to experiment, n if i miss to take step wise pictures sure i will be wondering what masalas powder i added to this?! when i added, after sauting tomatoes or adding vegs?! this n that...so to be on safer side i wanted to take step wise pictures so that i can write the recipes on seeing it :) sounds funny rt?!
Ok no more stories will move to recipe....
Ingredients
  1. Chickpeas    1 and 1/2 cup (pressure cooked n grounded)
  2. Carrot    1/4 cup (shredded)
  3. Bell Pepper    2 tbsp(finely chopped)
  4. Ginger    2 tsp(finely chopped)
  5. Cilantro    2-3 tbsp(finely chopped)
  6. Red chilli Powder     1 tsp( i used kashmiri red chilli powder)
  7. Cumin Powder    1/2 tsp
  8. Garam Masal Powder    1/4 tsp
  9. Pepper Powder      to taste ( i added less than 1/4 tsp)
  10. Sesame seeds     1/4 tsp
  11. Corn Flour    2 tsp
  12. Water   1-2 tbsp
  13. Salt    to taste
  14. Oil    to roast tikkis/patties

Method
  • Soak dry chickpeas for 6-8 hours or overnight, then wash n pressure cook the chickpeas with enough water n pinch of salt to 3-4 whistles.
  • Then wait till pressure cools down, drain n take a blender add cooked chickpeas n blend to a fine coarse mixture.
  • After that, transfer the grinded chickpeas to a bowl, and add carrots,bell pepper,ginger,masala powder,cilantro,sesame seeds,salt n mix everything well.
  • Now add corn flour n sprinkle water and knead to a smooth dough, then cover the bowl using cling wrap n refrigerate the dough for 30 -45 minutes. (this refrigeration helps to bind so that the tikkis will be firm to roast if not it will crumble while roasting the tikkis)
  • After refrigeration, allow to room temp for few minutes then divide the dough in to 8 small lemon sized balls, gently press between your palms and keep the tikkis ready.
  • Then heat a tawa, smear oil around n place 3-4 tikkis at a time, based on your tawa size....and allow to cook for 3-4 minutes after that turn the tikkis other side n cook until crisp n turns golden brown.
  • That's it...chickpeas tikkis ready...enjoy it with ketchup or with spiced yogurt dip. Really it smells so good n so appetizing.
For Spiced Yogurt Dip : I simply used my Aloo Raitha without potatoes n also make the yogurt little thin.
For  1cup of yogurt - take 1/4 cup cilantro+1/4 tsp cumin seeds+few mint leaves+1 green chilli grind it to a coarse paste...then add it to yogurt with 1/4 cup water n salt. Mix everything well...adjust spices n salt...that's it...spiced yogurt dip is ready.

Notes:
If using canned chickpeas, drain n wash thoroughly and ground it to a smooth mixture.
Then proceed the recipe.
You can also add some finely chopped spinach to make it even more healthy n tasty.
Adjust spices n vegs to your taste. you can also add 1/2 cup of mashed potato to the mixture n make tikkis instantly without refrigeration.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 16.


45 comments:

  1. lip smacking tikkis sangee healthy too

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  2. Yum patties and a nice starter.

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  3. Hi friend!
    Great to see your delicious healthy tikkis!

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  4. That last picture is so tempting.. The tikkies have a nice crust that I'd love.

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  5. these look sogood and photos are still great

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  6. That looks great Sangeetha, even with your mobile I must say the pics came out neat..don't strain too much..take it easy..looking fwd to your posts as I love chickpea

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  7. These look so mouthwateringly good.

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  8. wow..delicious and mouthwatering tikkis dear....loved those clicks :-)seriously I'm drooling over these pics :-)

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  9. Love it ....amazing recipe Sangee. Looks so good and very neat and crisp pictures. Cant wait to see your recipes this week. Take care of your health Sangee.

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  10. Delicious looking tikkis...yumm..

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  11. Delicious & Healthy Tikkis Sangeetha & dont worry about the images they all have come perfect. Take care of your health & all the best for the blogging marathon.

    http://shwetainthekitchen.blogspot.com/

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  12. loved the delicious and crisp tikkis.looks so good .nice clicks dear..

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  13. Wow! I have never done the marathon, I know it must be hard work, even if you have prepared them before hand, it still takes effort to get posted. Good job. Looking to see all your recipes. garbanzo beans is healthy and tasty.

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  14. Wow...they look so perfect in shape....yum recipe...love that dip....

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  15. wow, super delicious and super tempting tikkis :) awesome clicks dear, makes me feel hungry here :) The best thing I like about u is that u enjoy what u cook n what u blog rather than just cooking to blog :D U r one of the humble persons I have ever known dear :)

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  16. hey.forgot to mention..loved that there are no potatoes used :)

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  17. Omg, even with mobile you clicked very well and ur clicks are simply awesome as always, i wont mind having this healthy tikki anytime.

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  18. Healthy and delicious tikki...perfect starter for party.Loved the yogurt dip,Kalalkkurnga Sangee...

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  19. Just looks perfect.. love this...

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  20. awesome. tikkis looks really delicious and inviting

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  21. LOVE chickpeas in any shape & form. Tikkis look yummmmm..

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  22. Simply superb looking Tikkis...very crisp n tempting.

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  23. this is much healthier than the regular aloo tikki..i once made with white peas and felt fulfilling...pics look amazing

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  24. Good u are back & raring to go.. Sangee i have heard so much about the benefits of this tikki but never done it.. AM bookmarking this :)..love it!

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  25. healthy and yummy tikki... that last snap is so tempting... I'm going to try it this weekend

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  26. Healthy and delicious and inviting tikki...

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  27. tikki are full of flavor and look delicious!...love the clicks!

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  28. Delicious and healthy snack...love your pics especially the last one, so tempting :)

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  29. Healthy and tempting snack ...

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  30. healthy and delicious too... first time visiting ur space.. its really excellent..
    happy to follow u..do stop by mine sometime..

    http://jopreet.blogspot.com

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  31. Awesome looking tikkis Sangee! Very healthy and nutritious. Hope you are feeling better now.

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  32. Very healthy and the look very good especially with the dipping sauce..

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  33. wow,sounds great,love all of these tikkis or kebabs, yummy tea time snack

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  34. a perfect starter! OMG, Mouthwatering pictures.

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  35. Awesome tikkis and I loved your dip too.

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  36. Chickpeas ups the health factor of these tikkis!

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  37. Love all varieties of legume tikkis.

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  38. the tikkkis look fab!

    we couldnt publish these on veganchutney, because the yogurt dip is not vegan. You can submit other recipes from archives too.

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  39. wow... delicious and healthy recipe... mouth watering here...

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