How to make Vegetable Tikki -

Don’t throw the vegetable residue after making the soup, turn them into these wonderful tikki.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Mixed vegetables (मिक्स्ड वेजिटेबल्ज़), Onion (प्याज़ )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Vegetable Tikki

Vegetable Tikki Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Vegetable Tikki Recipe

  • Mixed vegetables 1 cup

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Green chillies 2

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Roasted cumin seeds,powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Chaat masala 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Potatoes,boiled, peeled and mashed 2 medium

  • Bread crumbs 3-4 tablespoons

  • For garnishing

  • Mint leaves a few

  • Onion cut into rings 1 medium

  • Red capsicum cut into thin strips 1 small

  • Yellow capsicum cut into thin strips 1 small


Step 1

Finely chop onion and green chillies. Heat oil in a non stick pan, add onion and green chillies and saute till translucent.

Step 2

Put the vegetable residue in a chopper and chop finely and add to the pan. Saute for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring.

Step 3

Add red chilli powder, roasted coriander seeds powder, garam masala powder, chaat masala, salt and mix well.

Step 4

Transfer this mixture into a bowl, add potatoes and breadcrumbs and mix well. Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape each portion into a round tikki.

Step 5

Heat oil in a non stick pan and shallow fry the tikki, turning sides, till golden brown on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 6

Place the tikki on a serving plate, garnish with mint leaves, onion rings, thin strips of red and yellow capsicums. Sprinkle some chaat masala and serve.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.