Beetroot Tikki Recipe
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Beetroot Tikki

This beetroot tikki is a healthy, nutritious & colorful snack that kids will love. Its vegan & gluten free too.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetisers, Snack
Cuisine: Bengali, Indian
Servings: 8 tikkis
Author: Radhika


  • Beetroot – 2
  • Potato – 1
  • Onion – 1
  • Green chilies – 1
  • Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Chaat masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
  • Besan or chickpea flour - 4 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 4 tbsp


  • Wash and scrape the skin of beetroot and potato. Roughly chop into big chunks. Pressure cook for 2 whistles and the after the pressure is released, mash them well with a potato masher and keep aside.
  • Heat a pan with 2 tsp oil. Add finely chopped onion and green chilies. Sauté till the onions turn pink. Now add red chili, coriander & garam masala powder and mix well.
  • Add the mashed beetroot-potato mixture, finely chopped coriander leaves, 2 tbsp gram flour (Chickpea flour), chaat masala powder, salt and mix till everything comes together as a ball. Cook this over low flame.
  • Let the mixture cool completely. Make ping pong sized balls and slightly press them between your palm. Take the remaining gram flour in a bowl and drop the patties into the bowl for dusting. Shake off excess flour.
  • Heat a pan or girdle. Place the patties leaving enough space between them.
  • Drizzle few drops of oil around them and let them cook on 1 side. Gently turn them over with a spatula and let the other side cook as well. Transfer to a serving plate.
  • Sprinkle some more chaat masala powder on the arranged tikkis.
  • Serve this beetroot tikki hot with chutney or tomato ketchup.