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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Moong Sprouts - Aloo Tikki

I made these patties/tikkis today with some leftover homemade green gram sprouts I had and surprisingly, they turned out to be very addictive. I couldn't stop at 1 or 2 and was craving for more. These spicy patties obviously have a southern touch. They have a crispy exterior and soft interior with sprouts in between that not only add a crunch but make these patties special.

Ingredients for 8 tikkis / patties:
2 potatoes (about 1 cup cooked & mashed potato)
1/2 cup moong sprouts
2 minced green chillies
1/2 tsp grated ginger
1 Tbsp each - minced cilantro & curry leaves
2 Tbsp besan + 1 Tbsp rice flour*
Salt to taste
Oil to pan fry the patties
* I fried half of the batch and realized that I had bread crumbs in freezer and so added about 1/4 cup crumbs to the other half batch. If you don't have the flours, substitute 1/2 cup bread crumbs instead.

* Mix well all the ingredients with out adding water. Divide the mixture into 8 portions. Roll each portion into a ball. Grease your palms and shape the balls into patties.
* Place them on a shallow pan, add a few tsps of oil and fry them on low flame until golden on both sides.
They are spicy enough to be served on their own or can be served with ketchup. Or else they can be used in ragda patties recipe as well.

Linking this to blogging marathon #12 under "delicious dals" theme. Check out the Blogging Marathon page to find out what other marathoners have been cooking.

My posts so far, under "Delicious Dals" theme are -
Masoor Dal Khichdi (Masoordal)
Dalia - Cilantro Chutney Podi (Dalia & Urad)
Chayote Kootu (Chana dal)
Alasanda - Vankaya Pulusu (Chori beans)
Dry Sweet Pongal (Moong Dal)



Harini said...

Yumm..I like the moong sprouts peeking from the tikkis :)

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Rasi said...

This is a nice way of incorporation something healthy :)..

vaishali sabnani said...

tikkis look healthy n grt!!...good way to use up sprouts..

Usha said...

These are one healthy tikkis! of all the sprouts, mong sprouts are my favorite

Chef Mireille said...

these look so good..never had moong sprouts...going to have to check Patel Brothers of Sabzi Mandi and see if they have them

Priya said...

Wat a great looking healthy tikki..well done.

Kalyani said...

super yum !! and crisp clicks as usual :)

Aarthi said...

Mouthwatering Recipe..


Garde said...

Wow!! I ll try it!! : )

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely combo on ingredients. I like sprouts in any dish! Yum-O!

Srivalli said...

Very healthy and tempting Suma..

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very nutritious tikkis...

Hemavathi Murari said...

must to try. nice aloo tikkis.

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A Kamalika Krishmy said...

Healthy Snack for kids .. easy way to include sprouts

PriyaVaasu said...

Healthy n yummy!!!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Healthy and yummy post

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

that is so interesting... never tasted a tikki with moong

Smitha said...

Healthy n they look absolutely tempting!! Just need some chutney!

Athisaya Divya said...

Love the addition of adding sprouts in tikkis and making it healthier!