Baked Veggie Tikkis

I met few of my old friends to day and we had decided to bring something prepared by us. I chose to cook something which was simple and quick. To make it a little different I mixed all the veggie available at that point of time to make sure the final output was tasty, yummy yet healthy. This time I did not deep fry it in oil and choose my friend Mr. Oven ;) to bake it. Turned out wonderful, crispy and guilty free since it was baked.

So here it is for all my friends here…Enjoy :-)

Ingredients –

Cauliflower florets – 2 cups
Green peas – 1 cup
Carrot (grated) – 1 cup
Sweet corn kernels – ½ cup
Potatoes (boiled) – 2 large
Spinach leaves – 250gms
Coriander springs – 1 cup
Ginger and garlic paste (freshly grounded) – 2 teaspoons
Green chilies – 6 -7
Chaat masala – 2 teaspoons
Salt – to taste
Oil – to grease

Procedure –

  • Blanch the spinach leaves and drain out the excess water and dry it as much as possible. Ground these blanched spinach leaves along with green chilies and coriander springs together.
  • In a pressure cooker boil the cauliflower florets, green peas, sweet corn kerenels till tender. Mash these veggies along with the boiled potatoes and mix the grated carrot.
  • Add the green spinach coriander paste, chaat masala, salt, and the ginger garlic paste and mix well.
  • Divide the mixture into lemon sized balls and flatten each ball into a patty or tikki shape.
  • Place the prepared tikkis or cutlets onto a greased baking tray. Brush a little oil on the top.
  • Place the tray in the centre rack of the oven and bake at 200 degrees centigrade for 5 minutes.
  • Turn the cutlets over with a spatula and cook for another 5 minutes or wuntil golden brown.
  • Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

Tips –

You may add grated beet root. It adds a very nice and natural pink color to the cutlets. Since I wanted these green in color so avoided adding it.
If you wish to deep fry these cutlets then roll these before frying in some bread crubs. See to it that the mixture is quite thick . You may add corn flour to bind the tikkis together.

45 thoughts on “Baked Veggie Tikkis

  1. I always felt baking tikkis make our cooking easier na, no need of having an eye not get burn while shallow frying..Healthy tikkis looks yumm.

  2. This is super!! I will try this out! Would like to pass on the awards I received from Renuka of Love of Cooking. Can I have your mail ID please?

  3. This is my kind of food, i too bake my tikkis! Love the addition of spinach, i have made corn with methi tikkis but spinach sounds yummmm too!

  4. Hey Deepa,
    There are looking very nice..lovely clicks.. U know, here we orgainse a girls get together every month (we still call ourselves girls!!)and we prepare something to eat.. I will try this out.. its realy a healthy snack!!

  5. Hey Everyone,

    Simplyfood, Vrinda, Pavithra, Priya, Namitha, Jagruti, SE, Kanchan, Suma, Parita, Sushma, Mallika, Jayashree and Jyothi – Thanks dear all. Glad you like the recipe.

    Priya – Very true. No need to worry about it getting burned.

    Now I am finding out a excuse to prepare them again :P

    Suma – Thanks in advance dear. Email – deepa [dot] godbole [at] gmail [dot] com. (replace the necessary while emailing, done to avoid getting spams)

  6. I really love veggie patties…they have so much more flavor than meat burgers. What a fantastic recipe! So many delicious ingredients and so well spiced.

  7. wow, the veggie tikkis look awesome, baked is even better!.. We used to get a similar tikkis for snack during hostel-days called hariyali tikki, so delicious!

  8. Hey people,

    Sayantani, Preety, Joanne, Siddhi, Pj, Sunitha, Swathi, Deepa, Indu, Padhu, Deepti, Malar > Thanks everyone for your lovely replies.

    Take care guys.

  9. Dear deepa
    Thanks for visiting my site and your comments.
    This cutlet is great..you havent used any known binder , but the shape is perfect..may be the corn kernel
    Let me read all that you have been cooking , have a great week
    ushnish

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment, Deepa. You have a lovely space here. Will add you to my reader so I won’t miss posts (though I must confess, I’ve quite a bit to catch up on my reader right now). Take care!

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