They say “Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate”, and the recipe we are sharing with you today is our token of love dedicated to your taste and wellbeing.
Tikkas are not something you are hearing for the first time, we all love tikkas specially as party appetisers, but the tikka recipe we are sharing with you is a little bit different, different in the sense that it could taste a bit better and it is without any doubt a bit more healthy.
Attention everyone! Gear up for the amazing recipe we are going to make today, it can leave your tastebuds speechless and your tummy super happy, below is the list of ingredients you need.
- Sabudana (Sago) – 1 cup (Soak for 3 hours then after straining the water, freeze for at least 2 hours)
- Potatoes – 3-4 (boiled)
- Quinoa – 1 cup (boiled)
- Peanuts – 1 cup (sprouted and grounded)
- Coriander leaves -½ cup (chopped)
- Green chilli – 1 (finely chopped)
- Rock salt- 1 teaspoon
- Cayenne pepper – 1 teaspoon
- Lemon Juice – 1 (whole)
- Alfalfa sprouts -1 tablespoon (as per taste)
Prep Time- 7-8 minutes
Cooking Time- 12-15 minutes
To prepare this yummy and healthy tikka you need a bit of your time and a bit of our instructions, together we will make a great recipe.Here we go
- First you need to soak the Sabudana (Sago) for 2-3 hours
- Now strain the excess water from the sago and freeze for at least 2 hours.
- Now you need to boil the quinoa and potatoes separately
- You also need sprouted peanuts, you better grind them before using
- Now take a mixing bowl
- Add the soaked sabudana, potatoes and quinoa to it
- Now add grounded peanuts
- Add coriander leaves, green chilli, salt and cayenne powder
- Add some lemon juice for a tangy flavour
- Mix well all the ingredients until they bind well
- Now make small circular and flat tikkas from the prepared mixture
- Take an Iron girdle and put it on flame
- Now roast the tikkas from both the sides
- Once done garnish your tikka by sprinkling some alfalfa sprouts
- Don’t forget to pair these yummy sprouts with green chutney and tamarind chutney
- Serve and savour!
The Sabudana and quinoa tikka not only satisfies the taste junkie in you but it also gives your body ample nutrition and health benefits. Let’s have a look at the ingredients used in its preparation and find out what is in the store for us.
- Sabudana – Sabudana or sago is a carbohydrates rich food which helps us in keeping energised throughout the day. It keeps you fuller for a longer duration. It is naturally gluten free hence highly beneficial for people who are dealing with gluten insensitivity. It contains potassium which aids in lowering high blood pressure. It is packed with fiber which further helps in improving our digestion.
- Quinoa -Nutrient-dense quinoa is the perfect carbohydrate, that’s why it is called super grain, it has anti-inflammatory properties. It eases hypertension, helps in digestion, and has been proven to induce longevity.
- Peanut -Peanuts are rich in protein, good fats and fibre. Peanuts help you maintain a healthy heart and make your brain sharper. They are also suitable for diabetic patients. Consuming them regularly reduces the risk of gall stone. Peanuts ensure smooth and glowing skin.
- Alfalfa Sprouts- Alfalfa is rich in vitamin K, folates and magnesium. They are excellent for bone health. It prevents cholesterol absorption in the stomach, alfalfa is also a great remedy for menstrual disorders and has anti-inflammatory properties.
So next time whenever you feel like ordering some junk food online just drop the idea and try out our Tikka recipe, we are sure you will find it way better and healthier.
- For an enhanced taste, consider adding 2-3 raisins to the tikki. This simple addition can make a noticeable difference in flavor.