How to make Chatpati Tikki - Raw banana and carrot tikki stuffed with date and raisins stuffing.

This recipe is from the book Khazana of Healthy Tasty Recipes.

Main Ingredients : Carrot (गाजर), Raw bananas (कच्चे केले)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Chatpati Tikki

Hindi: gajar
If there is one vegetable that is truly a nutritional hero then it is bound to be the carrot. A goldmine of nutrients, this is the reason they can be even termed as worth the other ‘karat’ (as in gold)! Ranging in colours from orange, black, pink to red, yellow and white, this delicious vegetable is within the reach of rich and poor alike and is rightly called the universal root. The best role that this winter vegetable can play – chomp on one as it is an excellent snack!

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Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Chatpati Tikki Recipe

  • Carrot roughly chopped 15-20

  • Raw bananas 2 medium

  • Oil 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Green chillies chopped 3-4

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh mint leaves,chopped 8-10

  • Chaat masala 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoons

  • Carrots grated 2 medium

  • Seedless dates roughly chopped 6

  • Roasted peanuts coarsely powdered 1/2 cup

Method

Step 1

Boil whole raw bananas in sufficient water for fifteen to twenty minutes. Cool, peel and mash well. Mix raisins and dates and divide into twelve equal portions.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add urad dal and sauté till it starts turning brown. Add onion, ginger and green chillies. Stir fry for half a minute.

Step 3

Add red chilli powder, mix and quickly add carrots. Cook over medium heat for two to three minutes. Sprinkle mint leaves, chaat masala, mix well and remove from heat. Cool and mix the cooked masala with the mashed raw banana.

Step 4

Add and lemon juice and mix well. Divide this mixture into twelve equal portions. Stuff one portion of the date and raisin mixture into each portion of raw banana mixture.

Step 5

Wet your palm and form this mixture into a patty (tikki) of not more than half inch thickness. Coat the tikkis with the peanut powder, pressing them lightly with your palms.

Step 6

Heat a non-stick fry pan or a griddle plate (tawa), place the peanut coated tikkis on it. Cook on medium heat till the crust is crisp and nicely browned. Make sure that the tikkis are heated through.

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