Thursday, February 5, 2015

Bhea ji Tikki

BM # 49  Week 1  Day 3

Day 3 and I have one more version of Lotus stem. Bheea ji tikkio..which means tikkis made from lotus stem. There are two versions of these tikkis, one version, where we add potatoes and crumbs and fry them, in fact I have made these earlier. Check here. The other one is like a tikki pakora. We mash the boiled stem, add spices and make small tikkis and dip these into gram flour batter and deep fry to a golden. This surely is one of the most relished versions but the least made . Yes, you guessed right.these are deep fried and we all avoid it, but of course once in a while one can surely indulge,

Bhea ji Tikki
1 cup boiled lotus stem
2 green chillies, chopped
1 tbsp coriander leaves 
1/2 tbsp mint leaves, chopped 
1/8 tsp whole coriander seeds
1/8 tsp red chilly powder 
1/8 Garam masala
1/8 tsp dry mango powder
Salt to taste

Gram flour batter
1/2 cup gram flour
Pinch cooking soda
Salt to taste
Add all ingredients and make a soft batter, the consistency of a pakora

Mash the lotus stem and all ingredients.
Mix well and make a dough.
Pinch out balls and flatten them.
Dip them in gram flour batter and deep fry.

For a crispier version
You could  make balls with the lotus stem dough, dip the balls and deep fry.
Let cool , press them gently and re fry to a crisp golden.
These pakoras are much crispier and tastier than the tikki ones , but for now I have made the single fry version.

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  1. Wow now that's something I would want to eat right away!..enjoyed your series very much Vaishali..though I know I might never get to taste the lotus stem..

  2. lotus stem tikki sounds very interesting :) and looks so delicious !!

  3. Bhey tikki looks mouthwatering.I like the way you presented them.

  4. So lovely! Loved all your recipes with lotus stem Vaishali!

  5. Lotus stems ki tikki, sounds wonderful. As I mentioned in my previous comment should start using them.

  6. Omg, this tikki is absolutely irresistible, love that gram flour touch here instead of bread crumbs..

  7. Another nice recipe. Enjoyed the variety you presented in this series.

  8. Mmmm! Vaishali this is so very beautiful, I wish I can eta them all off the screen.

  9. That is one very tempting lotus stem tikki. They look sooo delicious.

  10. Oh that is one yum fry vaishali!!! Perfect evening snack with a hot cup of tea!!!

  11. My husband saw these and said they look so appetizing. I completely agree. :)