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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Blogging Marathon 4 ~ Oats - Lauki Tikkis



If not for the 'Design a Menu' event, probably I would have never come up with these yummy appetizers that are perfect for even tiny tots. I had aloo tikkis / cutlets in mind while experimenting with bottle gourd and oats. However I decided to stay away from the potato-bread crumbs-garam masala rut and to focus on the two main ingredients, the bottle gourd and oats. I tried a small quantity initially since I wasn't sure how well the oats would bind. Also I was worried about the crunchiness of the final product. They however turned out perfect and crispy reminding my favorite masala vadas. These mini patties are good as an evening snack too. Somehow I didn't measure the ingredients this time and so here are the approximate quantities of them.

Ingredients for about 10 tikkis:
1 cup grated lauki
1/2 cup - 3/4 cup oats flour (I lightly toasted the Quakers quick cooking oats and ground it into flour.)
2 Tbsp besan/chickpea flour (optional and I used it only because I needed some more flour to bind and I had used all the oat flour.)
Salt to taste
Finely minced green chillies / Chili powder to taste
1 - 2 Tbsp minced cilantro
Oil to shallow fry
(No need of onions or potatoes)

Method:
* Combine all the ingredients to form firm dough. Pinch out a small lime sized portion and shape it into a mini patty. Repeat the step with the remaining lauki - oat mixture.
* Shallow fry them until golden brown and crisp.
* Serve them hot.
Ours were served with ketchup.

And the other bloggers who are participating in this Marathon 4 are
Diabetes Diet/Management:PJ  
Kid Friendly Recipes:Me, Priya Suresh, Divya
Seven Days of Soup:Ila, Smita P 
Seven Days of Indian Bread:Monika
Seven Days of Cakes: Bhagyashri
30 Minutes Meals:Archana  
Seven days of Condiment:Kamalika, Srivalli

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21 comments:

Divya.M said...

lovely tikkis....tempting too...

Raji said...

What a wonderful and innovative recipe..I just posted my aaloo tikkis and here you have such a healthy version.

Ila said...

wonderful and innovative combo :)

Srivalli said...

Wow seriously looks so very delish!

kaveri said...

Very innovative...Crispy and tasty looking tikkis...

Smitha said...

very nice recipe...bookmarking it Suma...I am going to make it for our next get together!....its healthy and delish!
Smitha
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

PJ said...

Innovative recipe and I liked that u use oats, Suma :)

Usha said...

Nice recipe, Suma! Tikkis look crunchy and delicious

Prathima Rao said...

Tempting recipe...Love the ceunchy coating & these are healthy & delicious!!!
Prathima rao
Prats Corner

DEESHA said...

wow, these tikkis are great

Kairali sisters said...

oh wow, never ever thut of tikkis with lauki. amazing job Suma...

Priya said...

Wow tikkis looks soo crispy and crunchy....very unique..

Santosh Bangar said...

tempting tikkies

harini-jaya said...

Good looking ones..I thought oats would result in soft n chewy tikkis more so 'cos of lauki. I wonder if the besan had a hand in the crispiness..

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

delicious tikkis !! Loved them !!

Archana Vivek said...

Very innovative and nice dish.

Anonymous said...

Hi - I am certainly delighted to find this. great job!

Sharmi said...

waw how innovative and nice!

Torviewtoronto said...

yummy tikkis and rice pudding looks delicious

Kalpana Sareesh said...

yumm tikkis..

Sin-A-Mon (Monika) said...

oats and lauki wow I do use oats in tikkis but never used lauki I have both at home must make it today itself :)