Low in calories and high in health, oats are one of the healthiest ingredients to include in your diet. Oats fight high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and even cancer. In this recipe feature, celebrity chef, Tarla Dalal provides you with a step-by-step guide to prepare this delicious oats tikki, served with a healthy green chutney.
For The Healthy Green Chutney (makes 1/4 Cup)
1/2 cup chopped mint leaves (phudina)
1/4 cup chopped coriander (dhania)
2 tbsp roughly chopped onions
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
a pinch of sugar
2 green chillies , roughly chopped
Salt to taste
For The Tikkis
1 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1/4 cup grated low-fat paneer (cottage cheese)
1/4 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
salt to taste
1/4 cup low-fat milk (99.7% fat-free) for coating
1/2 cup quick cooking rolled oats for coating
1 1/2 tsp oil for greasing and cooking
For the healthy green chutney
Combine all the ingredients and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste using very little water.
Keep refrigerated until use.
For the tikkis
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and roll out each portion into a 50 mm. (2”) flat round tikki.
How to proceed
Dip each tikki in the milk and then roll them in oats until they are evenly coated from both the sides.
Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it using 1/4 tsp of oil.
Cook each tikki, using 1/8 tsp of oil, till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides.
Serve hot with healthy green chutney.