Chickpea and soya tikki

Posted on August 18, 2009. Filed under: Heart recipe/low cholesterol recipe, Snacks | Tags: , , |

Tikki, a traditional Indian snack is presented with a variation here. The additional soya helps to decrease cholesterol, while the chick peas give the Indian flavour to the dish. The tikkis are made in just 1 teaspoon of oil to add only 20 calories to your diet, instead of adding 80 calories by being deep-fried, thus making the snack healthy for the heart.

Cooking Time : 10 mins.
Preparation Time : 10 mins.

Makes 4 tikkis.

½ cup chick peas (kabuli chana), boiled and drained
½ cup soya granules
1 tablespoon mint, finely chopped
1 teaspoon green chillies, finely chopped
1 teaspoon ginger, finely chopped
1 teaspoon oil
salt to taste
To serve
2 tablespoons high fibre chutney
1. Soak the soya nuggets in hot water for 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and squeeze out all the water.
2. Blend together the chick peas, soya nuggets and mint, in a blender to a smooth paste.
3. Add the green chillies, ginger and salt and mix well.
4. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and shape into round, flat tikkis.
5. Cook them on a non-stick pan using a little oil till both sides are golden brown.
6. Serve hot with the high fibre chutney.

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