How to make Chana Dal Tikki-Cook Smart -

A popular South Indian teatime snack

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Split Bengal gram, Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : South Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Prep Time : 2-2.30 hour

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chana Dal Tikki-Cook Smart Recipe

  • Split Bengal gram soaked for 2 hours 1 cup

  • Oil for shallow frying

  • Curry leaves 10-12

  • Green chillies roughly chopped 2

  • Ginger roughly chopped 1 inch

  • Fresh coconut scraped 1/2 cup

  • Medium onions chopped 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Coarse gram flour 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh mint sprig 1 for garnish


Step 1

Put split Bengal gram, curry leaves, green chillies and ginger in a mixer jar and grind coarsely. Add coconut and onions (reserving some) and salt and grind again to a coarse paste.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 3

Transfer the ground mixture into a bowl, add reserved onions and gram flour and mix well. Shape the mixture into equal sized balls and flatten them slightly to make tikkis.

Step 4

Place the tikkis in the pan and shallow-fry on medium heat, turning sides, till evenly golden and crisp on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

Arrange them on a serving plate, garnish with a fresh mint sprit and serve hot.

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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.