Lucknow is famous for its chaats, tikkis and kebabs. Tikki is a patty typically made up of potatoes.
A mouthwatering savoury snack, tikkis appeal to people of all ages. The popularity of this street food rivals that of even the samosa!
For the health conscious however, tikkis can be a bit problematic (calorie wise) so, as a healthier alternative I gave it a twist and added beetroots and raisins to the potatoes. This not only increases the nutritional value of the tikki but also adds a unique, slightly sweet flavour to it.
Raisins are packed with energy and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Raisins are naturally sweet and rich in iron. Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium (essential for healthy nerve and muscle function) and manganese (which is good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas).
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
- 300 gms boiled potatoes
- 100 gms boiled and grated beetroot
- 50 gms raisins
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- Salt to taste
- 1 tbsp Oil/ghee for frying
- Take the hard boiled potatoes and grate it.
- Add the hard boiled grated beets to the potatoes.
- Now add raisins, red chilli powder and salt to the mix.
- Flatten the mixture into patties.
- Take a non-stick flat pan (tava) and pour oil/ghee on it.
- Shallow fry the patties on both sides.
- Serve it with the dip or chutney of your choice and don’t forget to enjoy 😋
P.S. I used a yoghurt dip (yoghurt+roasted cumin powder+salt+ red pepper powder).