Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Raw Banana Tikki

This weekend I wanted to make some healthy and low fat snacks. But this Tikki cannot be classified into low fat category as it is made from raw bananas. However, I have tried to use minimum oil in order to bring down the calorie count. 

Ingredients :
2 cups raw bananas (steamed and mashed)
1/2 cup boiled and mashed potato
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup finely chopped capsicum
2-3 tbspns corn flour (optional)
1/2 cup chopped corriander
1/2 tspn ginger paste
1 tspn green chilly paste
1 tspn cumin powder
1 tspn garam masala
1 tspn lemon juice
1 tspn sugar
1 cup fine semolina (Rawa)
Salt to taste
Oil for shallow fry

Preparation :
Apply salt and lemon juice to carrots and capsicum and set it aside for 15-20 minutes
This process will release some water from it.
Now add mashed bananas, potatoes and chopped corriander to it
Add ginger paste, chilly paste, cumin powder, garam masala, and salt to it.
Mix it and knead it into a hard dough
If required, add some cornflour for binding (optional)
Grease hands with little oil and make small sized tikkis of the dough
Roll it into semolina
Grease pan with 1-2 tbspns of oil
Place tikkis over the pan
Cook it for approx. 10 minutes over medium flame
Turn it and again cook it
Serve it with tomato ketchup

Notes :
1.You may adjust the proportion of spices given according to your taste. For eg. if you do not like tangy taste, then you may drop lemon juice from ingredients.
2. You may add vegetables of your choice like boiled green peas, boiled sweet corns, etc.
3. Adding Chaat Masala to this mixture will also enhance taste. Alternatively, it can be sprinkled over the tikkis at the time of serving.

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1 comment:

  1. very nice and yummy recipe and I do have some raw bananas now..am sure kids will like it, they even probably wont know what is in it..will try this soon..


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