Amaranth Tikkis Recipe

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Amaranth Tikkis
How to make Amaranth Tikkis
  • Recipe By: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Amaranth Tikkis: Who would have thought that the humble Amaranth could be transformed into something so delicious yet healthy? A gluten free tikki made with amaranth seeds and stir fried vegetables that is sure to please your taste buds.

Ingredients of Amaranth Tikkis

  • 1 cup amaranth (chaulai) seeds
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped zucchini
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/4 Tbsp chilli powder
  • A pinch of amchoor powder
  • 1 Tbsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • Lots of freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp oil, to pan fry
  • Amaranth flour or breadcrumbs for dusting

How to Make Amaranth Tikkis

  • Cooking the amaranth seeds:
  • 1.Boil 2 cups of water and add the amaranth stirring well.
  • 2.After a quick boil, cover the bowl, lower the heat and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
  • 3.When amaranth is cooked, season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Keep aside.
  • For the masala:
  • 1.In a small pan, add 1 Tbsp oil, saute garlic and onion until glossy.
  • 2.Then add the red pepper and zucchini, stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • 3.Then add the lemon zest, garam masala powder, coriander powder, red chilli, and stir fry. Add the amchoor and black pepper. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • 4.Add this mixture to the boiled amaranth. Let it cool until easily handled.
  • 5.Then make patties. Coat them in amaranth flour or breadcrumbs.
  • 6.Pan fry them, using 2 tablespoons of oil till golden.
Key Ingredients: 1 cup amaranth (chaulai) seeds, 2 cups water, 1 Tbsp oil, 3 cloves garlic, finely minced, 1 onion, finely chopped, 1/2 cup finely chopped zucchini, 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper, Salt, to taste, 1/4 Tbsp chilli powder, A pinch of amchoor powder, 1 Tbsp garam masala, 1/2 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp lemon zest, Lots of freshly ground black pepper, 2 Tbsp oil, to pan fry, Amaranth flour or breadcrumbs for dusting