Sprouts are more nutritious than legumes for they are more easily digestible, and give higher fibre content than most foods. We love sprouts in all forms - Sprouts Adai, Sprouts Rava Idli, Salad, Khichdi etc...
So what is a diabetic special Sprouts tikki doing in a kids' special Legumes theme post ? Well, I believe that if you provide healthy eating habits at home, kids wont go after junk food - Atleast thats what happened when I had made this as an evening snack. I had made it for a diabetic guest at home, and kiddo liked the taste so much that she asked me to prepare it again in the morning along with the Kala Channa Pulao for her lunchbox.
It was a bit of protein overdose, but as long as she liked it, and the box came back empty, who am I to complain ? Do try this out, and am sure you would make it often. Sending it to BM # 46 Legumes Special Theme and Valli's Kids Delight event.
Prep time : 15 mins | Cook time : 15 mins
Makes : 8-10 Tikkis
Why is it diabetic friendly? find out in the list of ingredients:
- Moong Sprouts - 1 cup ( you could use any sprouts you have on hand)
- Raw Banana - 1 medium
- Soya flour - 2 TBSP
- Ragi / Nachni / Finger millet flour - 2 TBSP
- Oats - 3 TBSP - - roasted lightly
- Salt - to taste
- Oil - to baste - about 3 TBSP
- Dry masala powders - Cumin, coriander, dry mango, turmeric, red chilli, garam masala
- Ginger grated - 1 tsp
- Coriander leaves - few
- Peel and chop raw banana into 2 - 3 parts. Pressure cook both moong sprouts and Raw banana for 3 whistles. Drain all water. Grate the banana or mash it well with the palm of your hand.
- Add salt, soya flour, Nachni flour, Oats, boiled sprouts, and all other ingredients except oil and mix well. Make it into one dough like mixture.
- Make into equal sized tikki / cutlets and refrigerate for 15 mins.
- In a gas top grill / tava, baste these with oil and grill on low flame till they turn golden brown.
- Serve immediately or pack with pulao or any other dish for a complete meal.