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Sesame Gold Coin | Easy and healthy Party Appetisers

One of the best part of any party,
according to me, are the appetisers. They come in so many different sizes and
taste, and if you fill your tummy sensibly with these, you can actually skip
the greasy main course. Sensibly being the key term hereJ

This week I shall be presenting
three interesting North Indian Starters that are both healthy, filling and also
easy on the tummy.

Do try it out for the forthcoming
party season and am sure you would like it. Today’s post for BM#47 under
Starters is “Sesame Gold Coin”.  Traditionally
deep fried, these are pan fried and are rich in protein and can be made ahead
for a get together too. Don’t skip the various spice powders, it takes this appetizer
to different heights with their aroma and punch

Prep time : 15 mins | Cook time :
15 mins | Makes : Approx 8-10 pieces (medium sized)

Course: Starters, Cuisine: North
Indian ; food type : Proteinicious and Vegetarian


Sesame Gold Coin – a protein rich
pan fried appetizer

served with Green Chutney and Sauce.


  • Boiled Kala Channa – 1 cup
  • Boiled Potato – 1 medium
  • Salt – to taste
  • Groundnut powder – 1 TBSP
  • Roasted Sesame seeds – 2 TBSP
    (divided use)
  • Olive oil – to pan fry – about 3
  • Ginger paste – ½ TBSP
  • Black pepper powder – ½ TBSP
  • Laung powder (clove powder) – ¼
  • Jaiphal powder (nutmeg powder) –
    ¼ tsp
  • Dry spices : (to taste) : Amchur
    (dry mango powder), garam masala, red chilli powder, jeera (cumin) powder



  • Slightly pulse the boiled and
    drained channa (chickpeas) without any water..(I generally have a batch of boiled and frozen
    chickpeas so I blitz it for just 15 seconds without any water).
  • Add this paste to a bowl, and
    except oil and half the sesame seeds, all other ingredients one by one and make
    a thick dough.
  • Divide them into cutlet / tikki
    thickish roundels, roll them in remaining sesame seeds and deep freeze them
    with a clingwrap on for 15 mins.
  • Shallow fry them in batches on a
    low-medium flame on a light film of oil.
  • Drain on absorbent paper and serve
    immediately. I served them as it is with a fresh tomato and onion salad on the




  1. Varada's Kitchen

    The list of ingredients especially the spices sounds too good. Nice presentation.

  2. seasame gold coin looks very interesting and tempting dear 🙂 such an healthy one !!

  3. Can have these coins anytime Kalyani, this is such a crowd pleaser!

  4. vaishali sabnani

    Love the spice list in the gold coins chana ones vaty drastically. .book marking. Super tempting.

  5. Love the way you presented them.. So Appealing

  6. Priya Suresh

    Wish i get that plate of beauties, i can finish that plate of sesame gold coins rite now.

  7. Sneha's Recipe

    Great starter as you truly said I took look for starters more than the main course.

  8. Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

    those sesame studded coins look so tempting kalyani!! 🙂

  9. This is my go-to snack for my older one! Next time shall add sesame seeds as well.

  10. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    These are too good! I am so tempted to try this 🙂

  11. Beautifully presented recipe and love that plate :). Thanks for sending it across to MLLA..

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