There's absolutely nothing more satiating than some crispy Indian snacks at the end of the day. Talk of piping hot chai with some greasy goodness of pakodas or other tid-bits and one can see a foodie slurp a little. Indian cuisine is packed with such options to spoil you with choice. Yet, when one think of snacking in the evening or when guests arrive unannounced, the first thought is to quickly fry some processed foods such as the good old potato bites or cutlets. But, did you know there can be other options than just potatoes, which are equally easy and satiating?
There's no denying that aloo tikki and all things potato has a separate fan base in the Indian subcontinent, but it's time we embrace other equally versatile ingredients that can be made into delightful snack treats. We have a corn and spinach tikki recipe here that is perfect for the time you are craving a mouth-watering greasy treat. Corn and spinach are two super healthy ingredients that can also be made into various kinds of meals; from snacks to sabzis. Corn is a grain that is rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants while spinach is an iron-dense vegetable, rich in vitamins A, C and K, magnesium and manganese. Combination of corn and spinach can prove to be extremely beneficial for the body.
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To help you make the most of it, we have the corn and palak tikki recipe from NDTV Food's YouTube channel that is super quick and easy to prepare at home. In the recipe, blanched palak, corn boiled in milk and grated, are combined with paneer, potato, cornflour, coriander leaves along with a host of spices and chillies to make a thick dough. Small, round disc-shaped tikkis are made out of the dough which are then pan-fried in oil till golden-brown and crisp. A perfect tea-time snack; serve these tikkis hot along with your choice of dip.
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