Cucumber tikki is a healthy snacking option.
Tikki is one of the best Indian snacks to pair with evening tea. And, if it’s raining outside, the pleasure of snacking just doubles up. There’s something about the monsoon season that our appetite starts gravitating towards crispy and spicy snacks, most of which are fried. Fried aloo tikki tastes divine when served with chutney and chai, but if you are watching your waistline, it is probably not a good idea to make it regularly. Bringing a healthy twist to our beloved tikki, here’s a recipe of kheera tikki made with the cool cucumbers. Yes, cucumber is not limited to just salads, it can be churned into something as delicious as tikki and here’s how you can do it.
Cucumber is a cooling vegetable with around 90% water content. It is extremely hydrating and good for weight loss too. The low-cal food is commonly used in salads and sandwich filling. With this recipe, we’ll make better use of it to give us something we would truly relish. So, next time you are having a family get-together over chai and chatpata snacks, serve this healthy kheera snack.
(Also Read: These 5 Protein-Rich Snacks Are Ideal For Rainy Evenings)
Kheera tikka recipe –
(Makes 4-5 tikkis)
1 boiled potato
2 tbsp bread crumbs
1 tbsp corn flour
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1-2 green chillies, chopped
1/4 tsp cumin powder
Half tsp chaat masala
Salt to taste
Step 1 – Peel and grate the cucumber and squeeze out excess water.
Step 2 – Mash the boiled potato and add grated cucumber.
Step 3 – Add salt, ginger-garlic paste, green chillies, corn flour, salt and all the spices. Then add bread crumbs to soak in moisture and make the tikkis crispy.
Step 4 – Now knead the mixture lightly to make dough. Grease your hands with oil and pull out smaller portions and shape them into round cutlets.
Step 5 – Shallow fry these tikkis on a non-stick pan with some oil.
Serve these delicious tikkis with chutney of your choice or just have it with your hot tea, and enjoy the beautiful rains. You can also air-fry these tikkis to avoid oil altogether. Happy healthy snacking!
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