Amaranth Tikkis

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a medium saucepan, bring to a boil 2 cups water. Add the 1 cup amaranth, stirring well. Cover pan and lower the heat, allowing to simmer for 20 minutes.
  • When amaranth is cooked, remove from burner, season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Set aside.
  • For the masala: In a small fry pan, add 1 tablespoon oil, sauté garlic and onion until soft.
  • Add the chopped red bell pepper and zucchini, stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the lemon zest, garam masala powder, coriander powder, chili powder and stir fry. Add the amchoor and black pepper. Remove from heat and set aside to cool a few minutes.
  • With a spatula fold mixture into the prepared amaranth. Allow to cool until easily handled.
  • Once cooled, form into small patties.
  • Coat each patty, front and back, with amaranth flour (dry amaranth can be ground fine in a spice grinder to make amaranth flour) or breadcrumbs.
  • Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a frying pan. Fry patties until golden, adding oil if needed.
  • 1/20/2018 Update: Made it and feel there recipe needs work. Amaranth's texture is unusual and the tikkis came out to wet.
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