Monday, March 16, 2015

Desi Health Bites : Stuffed Soya Tikki


My Family loves all types of tikkis stuffed with coconut chutney, matar but this one turned out the best rich in protein and oh so light.

The Soya granule stuffing made my cousin Harshada who now lives with me really happy. I am sure you will love eating it and making it too.

This tikki can get done in less than 15 mins if planned and prepared ahead of time. Hey but even otherwise this in a under 30 mins recipe if you have the boiled potatoes ready.

I am always on the look out for healthier options for my cooking. Selecting a good oil that is healthy is topmost on my priority. The Fortune Rice Bran Health Oil that I have used today fits this criteria. This oil is extracted from the bran of rice and not the starchy rice that we eat, therefore the presence of the micronutrient Oryzanol. This Oryzanol lends the oil a dark color yet keeps the oil stable for long heating time and high temperatures. So there you go not all dark colored oils are bad atleast not this one. That makes it a perfect choice for shallow frying and deep frying.

I am a responsible cook and hence choose to shallow fry the tikkis than deep fry. I also know how health conscious my readers are, so are you ready to make the tikkis now? Set your clock.

Portions : 4 

Ingredients 

For the stuffing
2-3 spring onions with greens
2-3 green chilies chopped fine
1/2 teaspoon Koli masala OR garam masala
1/2 cup soya granules
1-2 teaspoon kokum agal (extract) or lime juice
salt and sugar to taste

For the Tikki covers
10 boiled potatoes, mashed
rice flour for dredging

Fortune Rice Bran Health Oil for frying

Preparation: 

Soak soya granules in water for 10 mins and drain.

Knead the mashed potatoes to as smooth dough and keep aside.

Chop the spring onions finely and save.

Method:

Heat oil in a wok. Add green chilies. Fry the spring onions a bit. Add the soaked and drained soya granules. Sprinkle Koli masala OR garam masala. Add the kokum agal or lime juice. Mix well and cook for 5 mins. Put off the gas and let it cool.

Now take the kneaded potato mash and pinch of lemon sized balls. Shape out cups and stuff a spoonful of the soya granules. Pull together to form a ball. Pat it into a tikki. Roll along the edges on the counter to get a neat round shape. Dredge the shaped tikki in rice flour. Shape all the tikkis first and then shallow fry in batches.

Keep in the fridge for 10 mins to get wonderful crisp on the outside and soft on the inside tikkis. You can skip this step if in a rush. You can also leave in the tikkis covered with cling film at this stage until you want to fry. This works wonderfully for parties and also when unexpected guests land up at home.

Now shallow fry on a non stick pan. Brush the tikkis with Fortune Rice Bran Health Oil. Shallow fry on both sides till golden and crisp.


Plating and Serving 

In a plate place a cutting of banana leaf. Place the Stuffed Soya Tikkis on it. Quenelle (shape with 2 spoons) out your favorite chutney on top of the tikkis. I used the Purple grape and basil dip I made sometime ago and was at hand in the fridge. A side of Koshimbir adds wonderful freshness to the plate, you could add your favorite crunchy salad.

How was the taste? 

The tikkis are hearty yet healthy and the oil taste is neutral letting the flavors of the tikki smile. Hope you will enjoy making them and eating them as much as I did.



This blogpost is in association with Fortune Foods as a part of their Desi Health Bites activity–The Hunt for the Best Rice Bran Oil Recipes. For more updates and healthy recipes using Fortune Rice Bran Health Oil, follow Fortune Foods on Facebook and on Twitter @fortunefoods .

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