Friday, 27 July 2012

Healthy Rajma,Paneer Tikki/ Kidney Bean Cottage Cheese Cutlet

Hi Friends,
Tikki/Cutlet a very famous chat food. I never made tikki at home but couple of months back when my kids tasted McD's Burger they kept on asking for it. Then i started making simple aloo tikki at home for burger. You can see my Simple Aloo tikki and Burger in my blog. But i always craved for more healthier version, i tried once and failed(i did a very big and foolish mistake). I never tried again. Then I saw so many bean/cheese/veg tikki/cutlet recipes (and realized my mistake i did last time). I don't know why i always felt that kidney bean and Garbanzo Bean tikki/cutlet would be very tasty as well as healthy. 
This time i gathered courage and determined to try my hand on it. Few days back i soaked kidney Bean/ Rajma for gravy then i increased the quantity to make some cutlets. I can't tell you how tasty it was. I was so happy to see my kids devouring it. One thing i regret is my hubby was not at home when i made this. I am fully sure that he will give a thumps up to this scrumptious tikki. Will make next time for you dear. Now i have gathered enough courage to try White Chana/Garbanzo Bean Tikki. Enjoy it any time, I think between Monsson Showers is best time. I urge all of you to try this and see everyone enjoying.

For Tikki/Cutlet
Kidney Bean/Rajma      - 1-1/2 cup boiled
Potato                            - 1-1/2 medium, Boiled
Paneer/Cottage Cheese - 3/4 cup grated/mashed
Coriandar                      - 1/2 cup chopped (optional)
Chat Masala                  - 1/2 tsp 
Red Chilly Pdr              - 1/2 tsp  (optional)
Amchoor Pdr                - 1/2 tsp  (optional)
Salt                                - as per your taste

For Paste
APF Flour/Cornflour  - 1 tbsp
Water                          - 1-2 tbsp (as required) 

Keep your ingredients ready

Mash beans and potato completely

Add grated/Mashed paneer

Add coriander and all spices

Now take out a lemon size ball out of the mix(bit bigger)

Shape them in tikki

Now mix flour and water and make a very thin paste

Dip tiikies/cutlets in this thin paste 

Now heat a non stick tawa, sprinle some oil and start baking tikkies

Or you can shellow fry them (i did only one)



Can you believe my kids had this rolled in parantha


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  1. You can add any of your favorite veggie in this, though its not required. Its perfect. It was so yummy with these three main ingredients.
  2. You can add any of your favorite masala/spice in it.
  3. Tikki is fit for burgers,chats or any other way you want to use it. Its very delicious on its own.
  4. My kids ate 3-4 on the spot and for left ones they asked to roll it in parantha, it was also awesome that way.



  1. The next time I make paneer, I'll try to make this tikki. Thank you for contributing to My Legume Love Affair.

  2. That looks so healthy and yummy!!!

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  4. have an explosion of flavors going on there!! It must have been so very delicious, and I love that you can use a tortilla to make it.... indian food