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

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

Main Ingredients : Raisins ( किशमिश ) , Raw bananas ( कच्चे केले )

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Snack

Chatpati Tikki

Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

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Chatpati Tikki
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Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

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Level Of Cooking : Easy

Ingredients for Chatpati Tikki

  • Raisins 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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