Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
These lovely tikkis are the best tikkis for the health conscious people. These are low in calories and high in iron and vegetarian too! I watched these being made on TV this morning and these were the special recipe of a weight management consultant! The best thing was the appearance of the tikkis once ready- I bet u you wont be able to say if its falafel or bran tikki! Good way to fool the little ones who love falafels to have something more nutritious and healthy!
- 2 tablespoons lauki, boiled and mashed
- 1⁄2 cup cauliflower, boiled and mashed
- 2 tablespoons spinach, blanched and mashed
- 1 teaspoon coriander leaves, chopped
- 1 tablespoon potato, boiled and mashed
- 1 cup wheat bran (choker)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch white pepper powder
- 1 teaspoon oil, to fry
- Put all the vegetables, salt and white pepper powder in a bowl.
- Mix well with your hand.
- Put a small portion of this on your palm and shape into a thin and small tikki (round).
- Likewise, repeat for remaining mixture.
- Pour 1 tsp oil on a flat non-stick griddle (tawa).
- Put tikkis on this and lightly fry on both sides.
- Serve with ketchup and have without worry as 1 tikki is not more than 45 calories as compared to a standard size potato tikki which is 100 calories!
Wow, talk about a high fiber recipe! After learning that lauki is also known as "white pumpkin", I decided to substitute regular orange pumpkin. I also used parsley instead of coriander. I found the mixture a bit too dry and crumbly, so I added a bit more potato and pumpkin. As suggested, I ate them warm with ketchup, but I think they would also be good in pitas. I found the bran taste and texture somewhat overwhelming -- I think the recipe would be improved with more vegetables and less bran.