First of all a hearty thanks for writing such elaborate and open hearted comments here in my previous post. I have always loved an open and healthy discussion happening here and somehow I was missing it the past few months but the last two days I was overjoyed. I hope we will continue doing that.
I am here to share yet again another snack item which I had made as an evening snack for my kids. Yes, moms have a never ending challenge of providing a new, interesting, healthy and tasty snack everyday. To satisfy their burgeoning demands can become burdening at times. I do try that I am able to provide them the best, but at times I do fail when health or time does not permit.
I always tell myself to finish maximum chores in the morning when my body is rested after the night’s sleep and with the mind full of energy and enthusiasm I do create and innovate well. Though, the stress is to plan things in advance and then complete things accordingly, I do fail at times and then regret when I’m short of time and energy.
It was surely not any of the case I mentioned above when I made these tikkis as I had planned my day well and could finish a lot of work that day apart from making these beauties. I made the tikkis in advance in the morning along with the morning lunch and refrigerated them and fried them in the evening. The kids loved them to the core and I was mighty happy as each tikki is quite filling and is a pack full of energy, vital nutrients, health and taste. What more do you want….and the best part it is quite simple to try. As a matter of fact this entire thing came into existence as I was trying to finish off small portions of a few things left in the refrigerator, so for me it was clearing up and cooking simultaneously .
Ingredients for Broccoli Tikkis (makes 8 of medium size)
For the crust
1 onion chopped
3 green chillies chopped
2-3 garlic pods grated
3/4 cup broccoli finely chopped
5 small potatoes boiled and peeled
2 tbsp. corn starch
1 tsp. white pepper pwd
2 tsp. oil
salt to taste
For the filling
100gms cottage cheese grated
50gms mozzarella cheese grated
2 tsp. chilli flakes
2 tsp. oregano seasoning
oil for shallow frying
Method For Outer Crust
Heat 2 tsp. oil and add garlic followed by onion. Add salt to taste and tip in the broccoli and saute for 2 mins. Cool it.
Add the broccoli mix to mashed potatoes and add corn starch, white pepper, green chillies and mix thoroughly. Adjust the salt if required.
Divide this into 16 equal portions.
Method for Filling
Mix all the ingredients under the heading properly and divide into 8 portions.
Assembling the tikkis
Flatten each portion of the potato-broccoli mix and sandwich one portion of the filling between two flattened potato-broccoli portions, seal the edges and give it the shape of a tikki.
Shallow fry on a medium flame in oil till golden brown in colour from both the sides.
Remove on a kitchen towel.
Serve with sauted capsicum, zucchini and tomato ketch up.