Archive for December, 2010

Jain Tikki – Rava Tikkis

Preparation time: 10 min

Cooking time 5-7 min

Resting time – 20 min

Ingredients:

1 cup Sooji/Rava

2 tablespoon Rice flour

1 cup Boiled Vegetable mix – Methi, Palak, Peas

3 cups water

2 teaspoon salt or adjust to taste

1 teaspoon green chilli paste

1 teaspoon Garam Masala powder

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon sesame seeds

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

5 tablespoon oil

1/2 cup bread crumbs

Method:

1. Boil the water in a large saucepan – add the pre-cooked vegetable mix, chilli paste and all the spices. Mix well and let cook for a minute.

2. Now slowly add the Sooji/Rava to the boiling water stirring continously to avoid any lumps – then add the rice flour similarly.

3. Mix well and cook for another 1 minute or until all the water is absorbed.  Let the mixture cool down off from the stove – the mixture should be warm enough to work with and not cool down completely otherwise tikkis cannot be formed easily.

4. Make lemon-sized balls of this mixture and press each ball within the palms of your hands to form the shape of the tikki – for creative touch – use different shapes of cookie cutters to form the tikkis.

5. Heat oil in a shallow frying pan – meanwhile dip all the tikkis into the bread crumbs and keep aside. When oil is hot enough add the tikkis into it and cook for about a minute on one side or until golden brown. Turn over and cook another side for about 30-40 seconds.

If frying the tikkis in batches then about 1 tablespoon oil is needed for 5-6 tikkis to cook completely so the oil can also be similarly added in batches.

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