It is nutritious as I have used mixed veggies and to give a crunch on outer layer I coated them with some Oats mixed with bread crumb. If you use boiled vegetables you will find that it is difficult to give a shape of tikki so what I did, I added couple of teaspoon of crushed oats with the veggies. It will absorb the excess moisture of the boiled vegetables and at the same time will give a nice texture.
Oats, via their high fiber content, are already known to help remove cholesterol from the digestive system that would otherwise end up in the bloodstream. Antioxidant compounds unique to oats help prevent free radicals from damaging LDL cholesterol, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. So I try to use oats in different form in my meals. You can also try this Oats & Veggie Tikki as snack or can use as burger patty too for lunch box…
- Boil the vegetables in microwave putting very little water and squeeze the excess water.
- Boil the potato. Mash the potato with the boiled veggies and keep them aside.
- Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add chopped onion. Fry till it becomes golden brown.
- Add ginger paste and garlic paste and capsicum. Fry till oil separates.
- Now add all the dry masalas except garam masala and fry. If required add some water it will prevent the masalas from burning.
- Add this masala to the mashed potato and vegetable. Adjust salt and mix very well.
- Add garam masala powder and let it cool.
- Add chopped coriander and chopped green chillies. Bind all very well with hand.
- Add 2 Tbsp of crushed oats with the mixture.
- Divide the mixture into 10-12 equal balls. Give a shape of tikki (pattay). If you find that the mixture is not binding together then add 1 tsp of corn flour or 1-2 tsp of oats.
- In a plate mix the rest of oats and bread crumb. Coat the tikkies with bread crumb and osts mixture and shallow fry them. Cook turning sides till evenly golden all around. Drain on an absorbent paper.
- Place the tikkies in a serving plate. Sprinkle some chaat masala over it and serve.