For those of you who believe tikkis are unhealthy, we need to first break your myth. A lot of people consider it as an unhealthy option for evening or morning snacks but if prepared correctly it can prove to be a healthy option.
Masoor Dal (Red Lentils) is a rich source of proteins, vitamin B1, and folic acid. Ayurveda reveals red lentils to balance the Vata. Masoor Dal not only prevents rapid aging but also boosts immunity, improves digestion and helps weight loss. So how about preparing Masoor Dal Tikki with mint leaves? Excited? Let’s see the recipe:
- ½ cup whole masoor dal (whole red lentils)
- ¼ cup chana dal bengal gram soaked
- ¼ cup paneer(optional)
- ½ cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
- ½ cup grated carrot
- 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
- 1 teaspoon green chili paste
- 2 teaspoons whole wheat bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 cups water
- Clean the lentils by washing them properly. Soak them overnight or at least for 45-50 minutes before proceeding.
- Pressure cook with 2 cups of water until soft.
- Discard extra water and by using a mortar and pestle, coarsely pound the lentils.
- Combine this paste with the remaining ingredients mentioned above in a mixing bowl.
- Now by dividing the mixture into equal parts, shape each into a round flat piece.
- Heat a non-stick griddle (tawa) on high flame. And cook each tikki on it using a little olive oil until both sides are golden brown.
- Serve hot.
- Spread cottage cheese grated on top if you like.
Trust me you going to fall in love with it after trying! Do tell us your views in the comment section below.