Friday, 23 August 2013

Channa Tikki - Chickpeas Patties

The needle in my weighing scale simply loves to move towards the right.Well I've almost given up trying to make it dip towards the left,all that I expect is that it stays where it is :) This was one more effort at keeping that needle in place.I actually boiled some chickpeas as it makes a very healthy snack.But then my taste buds wanted something more appetizing,so I ended up making these patties.They are real yummy and healthy and can be whipped up in no time.For an even healthier version you could bake them in the oven.This makes a great snack for kids too,just skip the green chillies !

You'll Need:
Makes 14 -15
Chick Peas/Kabuli Channa/Garbanzo beans - 3/4 th cup - 125 g
Onion - 1 small (finely chopped)
Carrot - 1 medium(finely grated)
Cabbage - 1/2 cup(grated)
Coriander Leaves -  2 tbsp (finely chopped)
Capsicum - 1/2 a small one(chopped finely)
Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder -1/4 tsp
Green Chillies - 2 tsp(chopped)
Corn Flour - 1 - 2 tbsp
 salt as needed

-Soak the Chickpeas overnight or for 6 -8 hours in sufficient water.Rinse the chickpeas and pressure cook with 2 cups of water & salt for 1 whistle and simmer for 8 - 10 minutes or until well cooked.
-Drain the chickpeas and preserve the water.You can add the water to other curries or use it for kneading chapatis.
-Grind the chickpeas without adding water to a coarse paste.
-Add all the ingredients except the oil and mix well.Check for salt.
-Make small patties.
-Heat a little oil in a pan on medium flame.Cook the patties on both sides till they turn golden brown.
-Alternatively rub a little oil on the patties and bake in a pre heated oven at 350°F / 175 °C for 25 -30 minutes.

Thanks for stopping by ! Happy Cooking !


  1. so cute n spicy luking patties..btw really healthy too..

  2. Pls dun talk abt the scale... I hate 2 c it moving rightwards, so now shifted checking on2 a digital scale!!! ;) awesome tikkis dear..

    1. He hee Rafee as I was reading the post I was thinking of the same thing.My scale likes to show number in assending order only.:)
      Chick peas tikki I need to try this Reni.Looks really tempting.

  3. Even i wish needle in my weighhing scale moves left.. Love your healthy version of chick peas patties..

  4. Shallow frying with little oil is always a healthier option.. Lovely tikkis dear! :) Perfect evening snack.. :)

  5. I don't want to look the scale, It is more scary to me. Love the chana tikki though with tea yumm.

  6. Yummy snack with nice presentation.

  7. Ohhhh yum, yum!! I should have seen this recipe earlier. Could have made for this weekend. Nevermine, there's always the next. I have never made chickpea patties but sure its tempting. Such type of side or snack is always popular among us.

    I don't usually boil chickpeas, just buy the processed already ones in the can, that saving time factor for me. Really tempting patties!!!

  8. I'll definitely try this recipe.

  9. I don't even use scale. Don't like that machine. Love the tikkis.

  10. wow...this is so wonderful...nice clcik and superb recipe....

  11. My weighing scale too has this problem, Reni!! Hugs...
    I too am having high protein food now a days and this one fits the bill perfectly!! thanks for sharing...

  12. hate weighing machine...lovely version of patties..gorgeous clicks

  13. I've stopped looking into the scale long back..Wants the point in checking and feeling disappointed.. OMG! Yummy tikki's Reni.. Will try them for sure...Hugsxx

  14. Haha, I know, everytime I think of going healthy that's when I end up making snacks & deep fries ;) Only if everything that we eat never added extra to those calories :D Btw tempting looking patties, I guess I should try soon :D

  15. My weighing scale is so set on leaning towards the right that I simply don't take a peep on it now. It is too distressing ;) The chickpea patties sound so good Reni. I love all sorts of patties and cutlets and here is one more in my list :)

  16. This looks interesting!!! Thanks for linking it to my Give Away :)


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