A nutritious snack that serves a dose of protein and fibre. Moong dal has good protein content and is also very healthy and light to eat. The dal has a mild flavour and thus blends well with other ingredients. It cooks fast with minimum time required for soaking and so you can make this dish in a short notice also.
The oats you use are the quick rolled ones that are used in porridge. You do not need to powder them.
Make it for tea or for a party as it is not only a healthy option but also a delicious one.
Serves – 2
1. Yellow Mong dal (Split yellow gram) – 1/2 cup
2. Oats – 1/2 cup
3. Yoghurt – 2 tbsp, thick yoghurt
4. Ginger – 1/2 inch piece, finely chopped
5. Onion – 1 small, grated
6. Green Chilli – 1 medium, finely chopped
7. Mint leaves – 2 tbsp, finely chopped
8. Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp, finely chopped
9. Chaat masala powder – 2 tsp
10. Salt – 1 tsp or to taste
11. Oil – 4- 6 tbsp for shallow frying + 1 tbsp for tikki mix
Wash the dal well. Soak the dal in clean water for 10-15 minutes.
Place the dal in a pan along with 1 cup of water and cook until the dal is soft mushy and cooked through. Dry cook all the remaining water.
Cool the cooked dal and then blend the dal to a coarse paste in a mixer grinder.
Place the ground dal in bowl and add all the ingredient and 1 tbsp of oil for the tikki mix. Mix all the ingredients well.
Now grease your palms, take spoonfuls of the mixture and shape into tikkis.
Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a non-stick pan. Place 3-4 tikkis in the pan. Fry on medium heat from one side well until the side turns golden brown. Then gently flip each tikki and fry the other side also to a golden brown. Fry the remaining tikkis this way.
7. Serve with coconut chutney.