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
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