Recipe by Charishma_Ramchandani
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!
Top Review by cpenner
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.
- 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
Directions See How It's Made
- 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!