Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Beet, Beets, Chukandar or Beetroots are loaded with too many nutrients, they are immunity booster and helpful in detoxing your liver . It is said that it should be consumed raw if you want to take maximum benefit of it. The easiest way is to have it in salads and juices. Last month I had posted tomato and beetroot soup recipe and this is my second recipe of beetroot. Many people are not easy with its taste, so I have included it in tikkis, healthy as well as tasty. In this recipe I have used Microwaved beetroot, as beetroots are harder than potato and take much time in boiling, so if you are planning to boil it, first boil beetroot for 1 whistle let the pressure settles down, open the lid and then add potatoes in pressure cooked for further boiling. When it comes to health I switch to non stick griddle in place of my regular tawa. Now coming to the recipe, Ingredients required and detailed instructions of the recipe are as follows:
recipe of beetroot and potato tikki, indian snack
step by step instructions for making recipe of beetroot tikki
Beetroot : 1 big size (boiled or microwaved)
Potatoes: 3-4 medium(boiled )
Green chillies: 2(chopped)
Ginger : 1” grated
Coriander leaves: 2 tablespoon chopped
Salt - to taste
Red chilli powder: ¼ teaspoon
Garam masala powder: ½ teaspoon
Amchur powder: 1 teaspoon
Bread slices: 2 for binding (soaked in water and immediately squeezed)
Oil: 1 table spoon for shallow frying
Grate potatoes, add salt, green chillies, ginger, coriander leaves, redchilli powder, garam masala powder, amchur powder and bread slices.
Now grate beetroot to it, mix well .
Make tikkis of desired shape.
Heat non stick griddle, pour some oil , place tikkis over it.
on a medium heat shallow fry all the tikkis from both sides till golden in color.
Serve hot with chutney or sauce of your choice.
beetroot tikki

1. Wash 3-4 beetroots thoroughly place them on the turntable of your microwave, Micro High for 6-7 minutes, they will cook and soften, you can refrigerate them for 1 day , peel and use when required.
2. Red potatoes( lal aloo) are ideal for tikkis , because the quality of starch available in them is very good, you don’t need any binding material (bread , corn flour etc.) with them.
You can also try Paneer and Potato tikki with sweet tamrind chutney
Here is the recipe of green chutney


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