Want the goodness of a healthy diet and the taste of junk food rolled into one? Why not try a chickpea tikki burger? On one hand, chickpeas or chana are full of protein and can give your the energy boost for the day. On the other hand, fried tikkis stuffed inside burger buns can give your tastebuds the relief it needs from bland food. Tikki burgers are growing to become of the most endorsed comfort foods in India. So, let's give it a healthy twist with vegetables, chickpeas and a whole lot of Indian spices. Celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor has shared the recipe of chole tikki burger on his Instagram handle.
Ingredients needed for chole tikki:
Chickpeas, 1.5 cups, boiled
Potatoes, 2 pieces, boiled
Cottage cheese, 1/4 cup
Pomegranate seeds powder, 2 tsp
Onion, 1 piece, finely diced
Green chillies, 1-2 pieces, chopped
Ginger paste, 1 tsp
Garlic paste, 1 tsp
Red chilli powder, 2 tsp
Coriander powder, 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Garam masala powder, 1 tsp
Cumin powder, 1/2 tsp
Coriander, 2 tbsps, finely chopped
Mint leaves, 2 tbsps, finely chopped
Lemon, 1/2 piece
Bread crumbs, 1/2 cup
Hot coal pieces
Oil, 1/2 tsp
Ingredients for yoghurt chutney:
Thick yoghurt, 1/4 cup, chilled
Roasted cumin powder, 1 pinch
Green chutney, 1 tbsp
Ingredients for burger dressing:
Green capsicum, 1 piece, thinly sliced
Tomato, 1 piece, thinly sliced
Carrot, 1 piece, thinly sliced
Onion, 1 piece, thinly sliced
Red chilli powder, 1/4 tsp
Lemon, 1/2 piece
Crush the boiled chickpeas to a coarse and crumbly paste.
Add the boiled potatoes and other tikki ingredients. Mash them together.
Mix bread crumbs with this tikki dough.
Place a bowl of hot coal pieces at the centre of the dough and pour oil into it to let it smoke.
Cover the plate and set aside for 4-5 minutes to allow the coal smoke to infuse into the dough.
Prepare the yoghurt chutney with chilled yoghurt, cumin powder and green chutney.
Uncover the tikki dough. Roll the dough into tikki-shaped flattened balls.
Deep fry the tikkis.
Toast the burger buns in butter.
Spread the yoghurt chutney on a burger slice.
Then place the tikki.
Put a slice of cheese over the tikki.
Top it with the vegetable mix.
Spread the yoghurt chutney on the other burger slice and put it on top.
Here is the video:
Enjoy this delicious snack with potato chips on the side.