Mrs Balbir Singh's | Vegetable Tikkis

Mrs Balbir Singh's | Vegetable Tikkis


Category: Indian Vegetarian Cookery 

Recipe: 117

Ingredients for cooking the vegetables

  • 115(4 ozs) Peas 
  • 115g (4 ozs) Green Beans 
  • 60g (2 ozs) Onions
  • 3 to 4 Green Chillies 
  • ½ tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 115g (4 ozs) Cauliflower 
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Coriander Leaves, chopped
  • 115-170g (4-6 ozs) Potatoes
  • 15g ( ½ oz) Ginger
  •  tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Garam Masala

Ingredients for the binding sauce

    • 30g (1oz) Ghee, (or preferred oil)
    • 150 ml (¼ pt) Milk
    • 30g (1oz) Flour

    Ingredients for the batter for frying

    • 40g (1½ ozs) Flour
    • ½ tsp Salt
    • ¼ tsp Garam Masala
    • 4 tbsp Water
    • ¼ tsp Red Chilli Powder

     You will also require fine breadcrumbs.


    For cooking the vegetables:—

    Boil the vegetables with the onions, salt and red chilli powder in sufficient water until tender. Drain off the water and finally dry in the pan on a medium heat whilst stirring continuously. Cool, mash or pass through a mincing machine and mix in the chopped coriander leaves, garam masala, shredded chillies and the ginger.

    For the binding sauce:—

    Melt the ghee or oil, add flour and stir for 5 minutes. Add milk and cook until a thick sauce is formed. Cool.

    For the batter:—

    Make a thin batter with the flour and water. Add water, red pepper and garam masala.

    Cooking the tikkis (patties):—

    Mix the mashed vegetables with the binding sauce and divide into 12 equal balls. Shape each ball into patties and leave for a little while. Dip them in the batter, roll in breadcrumbs and fry in the smoking hot ghee, lard or oil. Drain on kitchen paper and keep them hot until required.

    Serve with tomato sauce or mint and coriander chutney.

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