March 17, 2012

Baked Chickpeas Tikki | Quick Kids Snacks

Tikkis are a welcome treat to kiddo anytime. She loves them in most forms (ketchup is a must with them), and its  also easy for me to sneak in any veggies that would otherwise be discarded in the lunchbox or at the dinner table. As she doesnt prefer Potato in her tikkis, I often use Sweet potato as the base, turning them into Sweet Potato Croquettes or as a filling for baked samosa. This week on, I had a cup of cooked chickpeas, and turned that into the base, and we all liked it a lot, especially kiddo.. Also, as opposed to shallow frying these, I baked them , which lent itself to a different delicious texture..
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 

Ingredients:
  • 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
Method:
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.

27 Foodie Comments:

Meena on March 17, 2012 said...

wonderful

what all mommies do to make their kids eat the discarded vegetables

i saw this on tv though tikkis were shallow fried but by baking you reducd the oil also in it.

Vimitha Anand on March 17, 2012 said...

Perfect healthy snack...

Aarthi on March 17, 2012 said...

such a healthy snack

Shobha on March 17, 2012 said...

The baked version is definitely healthier..

Ms.Chitchat on March 17, 2012 said...

Certainly a healthier tikki.

Spice up the Curry on March 17, 2012 said...

baking the tikkis will definitely be healthy

Vidhya Subramony on March 17, 2012 said...

wow! love your tikkis, I like chickpeas in any form!thnx for sh

Chandrani on March 17, 2012 said...

Tikkis looks yummy.

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Srimathi on March 17, 2012 said...

A very healthy snack indeed.

rekhas kitchen on March 17, 2012 said...

Ohh baked tikkis fantastic idea looks perfect.

rekhas kitchen on March 17, 2012 said...

Ohh baked tikkis fantastic idea looks perfect.

sangee vijay on March 18, 2012 said...

baked chickpeas tikki looks more yummy...lovely recipe Kalyani!
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Poonam Borkar on March 18, 2012 said...

very healthy and yummy tikkis..wonderful recipe!!
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Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi on March 18, 2012 said...

truly a delightful snack for kids!

Srivalli on March 18, 2012 said...

I do agree Kalyani, every single day I am haunted with the thought if the boxes comes back home not empty!..this one my daughter will surely love..

vidhas on March 18, 2012 said...

I also make this cutlets, baking the cutets is a good idea. Looks delicious.

Unknown on March 18, 2012 said...

Lovely Kalyani. Many moms, including myself will wholeheartedly thank you for this recipe. My kids will love this snack anytime. Jayanthi (www.sizzlingveggies.com)

Hari Chandana on March 18, 2012 said...

Nice and healthy recipe.. Thanks for sharing !!
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Archana on March 18, 2012 said...

Looks yummy Kalyani. I love the addition of chick peas.

Rasi on March 18, 2012 said...

Chickpeas cutlets.. such a nice protein packed healthy one..thanks for linking it :)

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PriyaVaasu on March 18, 2012 said...

Filling n Healthy Snack!!! Baking makes more healthy and suitable for diet conscious too!!!!

Maayeka on March 18, 2012 said...

Healthy and delicious snack.loved the idea of bakeing the tikki..

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Vandana Rajesh on March 18, 2012 said...

healthy and tasty snack. Nice recipe.

Preeti Garg on March 18, 2012 said...

healthy and low cal tikki

Krithi's Kitchen on March 18, 2012 said...

Hurray.. baked tikkis?? would love to try..
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PJ on March 20, 2012 said...

Nice and healthy tikki :)

Suma Gandlur on March 21, 2012 said...

Love that you have baked this.

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