April 4, 2012

How to Make Mung Dal Tikki

By Naiya Sheth : Learn how to make Mung Dal Tikki. A very testy and innovative recipe from mung dal. Here it's a homemade recipe for yummy and spicy stuffed tikkies. It can be served as starter, Evening tea time snack or as breakfast also. It is very testy and healthy. It is served with sweet chutney, curd and green chutney. so, it can be served as hot chaat also. 

Preparation time - 15 minutes
Cooking time - 20 to 25 minutes

Ingredients to make Mung Dal Tikki:

For outer layer:

500 grams boiled and mashed potatoes
1 tea spoon ginger paste
2 tea spoon green chili paste
Corn flour for dusting
Salt to taste

For stuffing:

1 cup mung dal soaked and boiled
8 to 10 green chilies finely chopped
1 tea spoon ginger paste
1 table spoon oil
Salt to taste
Finely chopped coriander leaves
1/4 tea spoon asafoetida 
1 tea spoon red chili powder
Oil for shallow frying

For garnishing:

Whisked curd
Chaat masalo
Red chili powder
Nylon sev
Chopped coriander
Finely chopped onion

Method to make Mung Dal Tikki: 

For outer layer:
  • Mix all ingredients of outer layer excluding corn flour in a bowl.
  • Mix well and make equal size balls from it. Keep aside.
For stuffing:
  •  Heat oil in a pan and add green chili paste and ginger paste to it. Now add roughly crushed boiled mung dal to.
  • Add Spices and mix well. Add some water if needed.
  • Remove from flame and cool at room temperature.
  • When cool make small equal balls from it.
How to assemble: 
  • Take a mung dal ball and cover it with potato ball properly.
  • Seal it and make tikki from it.
  • Repeat same for remaining.
  • In a non stick griddle - tavi shallow fry all tikkies till light brown. Apply some oil around. 
  • In a serving dish take a tikki and pour sweet chutney, green chutney and whisked curd.
  • Sprinkle some chaat masalo and red chili powder as per the taste.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander, oinon and nylon sev.
  • Hot and tempting Mung Dal Tikki is ready to serve.
Tips for Mung Dal Tikki:
  • Stuffing can be of your choice. For example - green peas stuffing, fresh coconut stuffing etc.
  • Tikkies can be dip fried also.

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