I am sure this experiment was successful as the snackbox was emptied that day at school, and that by itself is a huge relief for most moms, including me :) Without much rambling, lets get to the recipe quickly. I am sure canned / frozen chickpeas also work for this dish, but somehow I prefer fresh cooked chickpeas for any dish..
Sending this to : BM # 14, Vardhini's Bake Fest # 5 hosted at my blog, Kids Delight by Rujutha, I am the star - event by Rasya. Check out the fellow marathoner's here
Prep time- 10 mins
Baking time - 20 mins (depends on oven settings)
Makes - 6 to 8 medium sized patties
- Cooked chickpeas - 1 cup
- Brown bread slices - 2
- Dry masala (each 1/2 tsp) : Garam Masala, Jeera Powder, Dhaniya powder
- Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp (adjust spice)
- Green chillies - 1 (deseeded & finely miced)
- Ginger - 1/2 tsp (grated) - I omitted this for the kiddos patties.
- Turmeric - a dash
- Salt - to taste
- Olive Oil - to grease the baking dish & for spraying
- Coriander leaves - a little
- Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
1) Mash up the cooked chickpeas slightly. Trim and soak the bread slices in water for about 1/2 minute. Squeeze and mix into the chickpea mixture.
2) Add salt, turmeric, dry masala powder,red chilli powder, green chillies, ginger.
3) Meanwhile preheat oven to 160C and line a baking tray. Grease the foil / liner paper slightly
4) Work up the Tikki mixture with the rest of the ingredients and bring it together to a soft pliable dough like consistency. Make equal sized portions and slightly flatten them out. If you have time to spare, refrigerate the patties for 15 - 20 mins.
5) Place the tikkis on the line and greased tray. Bake them for 8- 10 mins. Flip over and spray a little oil and bake again for 3- 4 mins till you get a nice golden crust (You may also shallow fry them if you wish - in case you do that, roll the tikkis in bread crumbs / roasted sooji for a lovely crust).
6) Serve warm with green chutney and / or tomato ketchup for a filling and healthy snack.