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
Servings: 8 tikkis
- 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.