When someone mentions junk food, the images that pop up in our mind are generally those of pizza, burger, fries, coke etc. Not commenting about fries and coke but yes, we can convert junk to healthy when it comes to pizza and burger. Although I am still working on pizza, I have made a wonderful attempt towards burger tikki. Also, you can use multi grain burger bun to make it healthier. And an additional dash of salad will solve the remaining purpose.
This is my first attempt towards making burger bun, and I was somewhat satisfied with it but not happy. So, I will leave apart that part today and will share my happy part and that’s vegan tikki that I made from moong, lentils, brown chickpeas and moth beans. All these legumes are good source of protein and have dietary fiber, calcium, folate, iron and many more nutritive elements.
- 1/8th cup moong beans
- 1/8th cup masoor beans (lentils)
- 1/8th cup chickpeas
- 1/8th cup mataki (Moth Beans)
- 1/8th cup boiled corn
- 1 medium sized golden potato boiled and mashed
- ½ cup chopped cilantro
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
- 2 teaspoon paprika / red chili powder
- Oil as required
- Salt as per taste
Yields: 12 Small tikkis / 6 Regular tikkis
- The very important thing is to soak moong beans, masoor beans, chickpeas, moth beans in water overnight. And then boil it in pressure cooker for two whistles. I will suggest not uding canned beans.
- Once the beans are cooked, boil potato and corn. Add beans, corn and potato in a large bowl and mash together. Potato here will be the binding agent for our tikki.
- Add cilantro, garlic powder, cumin powder, onion powder, black pepper powder, chili powder/ paprika and salt to this mixture and mix well.
- Form patties and shallow fry till they turn brown on each side.
- Place it in a bun with your favorite salad.