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Thursday, April 5, 2007

Yummy snacks
















I was in a mood to eat something fried, be it bhajias, patties or tikkis.

I suddenly remembered a recipe that I saw on Sanjeev Kapoor's "Touch of Turmeric show".


It was about raw bananas (plantains). I have always loved plantains, either in the form of chips, sabji (try plantain and green pea subji), or making Kelawadas ( yes it is a gujju term meaning plaintain wadas, and especially jain people often make it). Being raised in a jain family; plantains were a good substitute for potatoes as you know lof of jain people still don't eat onion, garlic potatoes etc. So never had problem eating plantains.

Here is the recipe for those tikkis. I have religiously followed the recipe.

Plantain Tikkis
Approx servings 4 as an appetizer

4 plantains (raw bananas) boiled and grated
2 carrots grated
1 medium onion chopped
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
4 green chilies chopped (can add more if you want spicy)
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
salt to taste
2 tsps lemon juice
1 tsp red chili powder
2 tsp dry mango powder
8-10 mint leaves chiffonade (finely sliced or chopped)
15-20 raisins 6 dates chopped finely
1/2 cup peanuts (without skin) roasted and powdered



Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds when crackles add chopped onion, ginger-garlic paste, chopped green chiles and stir-fry for 1/2 minute. Add the grated boiled plantain and carrot. Mix it well and turn the heat off. Make sure the mixture has to semi-dry, not too moist and not too dry.Cool the mixture and add salt, red chili powder, amchur, lemon juice, mint leaves and mix well. Make a patty and stuff it with raisin and chopped dates.And roll the patty in peanut powder and deep fry it. Serve hot with your favorite chutney or sauce. You can also shallow fry the patties in non-stick pan.
But don't skimp on mint as it imparts a nice backdrop to the tikkis.
If you don't want to stuff the tikkis you can just make plain tikkis.


Enjoy!

3 comments:

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

You have very delicious blog. Thanx for visiting blog.
Enjoying good food is my passion and I just go crazy over it. we are also pure veggie.
Kelewada's were unknown to me. And about the fresh bread, so many time I go and wait outside bakeries till they take out fresh bread from the oven, specially Brun. Brunmaska, Bunmaska are one of the favourites.

Asha said...

Thanks for visiting me:))

You do have great blog here.Welcome:))

Snack looks great too.Good job.

trupti said...

that looks really crispy and yummy!
I do like Plantain chips..so must give this a try.

Just read your comment, we used the Chinese steam-fried noodles...you can get those in any Chinese store...you can substitute whole wheat or regular spaghetti too.

trupti