Monday, March 25, 2013


Makes : 12 nos
  1. Chickpeas- 1 cup
  2. Ginger -chopped- 1 inch piece
  3. Garlic- chopped- 4 cloves
  4. Green chilies -chopped- 2 nos( or to taste)
  5. Onion -chopped-1/4 cup
  6. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  7. Kashmiri chili powder-1/4 to 1/2 tsp
  8. Cumin powder-1/4 tsp
  9. Garam masala-1/2 tsp
  10. Spinach-chopped-1 cup
  11. All purpose flour-1 tbsp
  12. Water- as required
  13. Bread crumbs- as required
  14. Oil - for frying
  • Soak chickpeas overnight or for 6 to 8 hrs and cook until soft.Allow it to cool slightly and mash it well.Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan ,add ginger,garlic and green chilies.saute for few seconds.
  • Add chopped onion and saute till it turns translucent.
  • Reduce the flame to low and add turmeric ,kashmiri chili ,cumin and garam masala powder.Saute for few seconds.
  • Add chopped spinach and salt to taste.Mix well until combined and cook until it is almost dry.Allow this to cool slightly.
  • In a mixing bowl add prepared spinach and mashed chickpeas.Mix well using a wooden spatula until combined.
  • Combine all purpose flour and water to form a thin batter.Keep aside.
  • Form lemon sized balls out of the chickpeas- spinach mixture and flatten it using your finger tips.Dip this in the prepared batter and evenly coat with bread crumbs.
  • Heat 2  tsp oil in a non stick pan and shallow fry the patties/tikkis until golden brown,carefully turning once in between.Drizzle more oil on top during frying( if required).

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