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Monday, May 6, 2013

Broccoli Tikkis(Cutlets) | Broccoli Recipes

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broccoli tikkis
Broccoli is one of those pretty vegetables which is not only colorful but is also a very healthy and tasty vegetable.I know many would not prefer broccoli but thankfully me and TH both love it absolutely and we usually prefer it having in all forms.I add the broccoli florets in salads, stir fries, pasta, soup, parathas and few snack varieties like these tikkis.The recipe for this tikki is similar to any other tikki recipe. I used potato and roasted chickpea flour for binding and spiced it up minimally. Ever since I tried peanuts in Bengali style Vegetable Chops I am hooked to the taste of a bite of crunchy peanuts in the tikkis I started adding it to even my regular vegetable cutlets.It tastes very good , so do give a try!!
broccoli tikkis

You can check out other Cutlets/Tikkis recipes in my blog.
broccoli tikkis

Broccoli Tikkis | Broccoli Cutlets Recipe:
makes around 12-14 cutlets

1 small Broccoli head
1 large(or 2 medium) Potato,boiled
2 tbsp Besan/Chickpea flour (or 2 Bread slices)
2-3 tbsp roughly crushed roasted Peanuts or Cashew nuts
1 tbsp Raisins
1 small Onion,finely chopped
3-4 Green chillies,finely chopped
1 tsp finely chopped Ginger
1/2 tsp Amchur powder or juice of  1/2 lemon
Salt to taste
Chat masala,to sprinkle
Oil,to shallow fry

  • Cut broccoli into florets and wash them nicely and blanch them in hot water for 1-2 mins.Drain and pour cold water on them and keep them aside.
  • Grate the boiled and peeled potato and keep it ready.
  • Grate the broccoli florets or pulse them in food processor/mixer a couple of time to get the grated broccoli.Do not run in mixer for long as we need just the small bits of it.
  • Dry roast the besan until you get the nice aroma for a couple of minutes.Cool it.
  • Heat a tsp of oil and add finely chopped onions and fry until they turn translucent.Add raisins and fry until they bulge and then add chopped green chillies and ginger and give a stir quickly and switch off the flame.Cool the mixture.
  • In a bowl mix the grated potatoes,broccoli,onion mixture,crushed peanuts(or cashew nuts), roasted besan(or bread) and mix well.
  • Add enough salt and lemon juice(or amchur powder) to it and mix well. 
  • Start making round tikkis of 2 " wide and 3/4 " thickness with the mixture.You will get around 12-14 tikkis with this mixture.Arrange them in a single layer on a plate and cover it with a cling film and refrigerate for half an hour.You can avoid refrigerating if pressed for time.
  • Apply few tbsp of oil on a thick hot tawa and arrange the cutlets in a single layer and roast them on both sides until golden and crisp.You can even shallow fry them in a flat pan with 1/2" depth oil until crisp.Drain the tiikis on a kitchen napkin.
  • Sprinkle chat masala on top of hot tikkis.
Serve them hot with Green Chutney and Meeta Chutney.
broccoli cutlets
  1. If your cutlet is not holding its shape while making you can add another bread slice (run in the mixer to powder) to it and mix and start making cutlets.
  2. You can even dip the tikkis in corn starch slurry and coating them with bread crumbs.This gives a thick and crispy crust to the cutlet,it is optional.
  3. You can add few cooked and slightly mashed green peas to the mixture.
  4. The addition of peanuts/cashew nuts adds a nice crunch to the tikkis,hence I recommend you to add them.If you keep the cutlets longer the peanuts will become soft,so its better you consume them immediately after you prepare them.
broccoli cutlets

Also check out other Broccoli recipes in my blog here.
broccoli cutlets


Sowmya Madhavan said...

Nice idea...looks delicious..

Veena Theagarajan said...

nice idea.. Lovely snack

Sapana Behl said...

Broccoli tikki looks crispy and tasty...

Aruna Manikandan said...

cutlets look delicious prathy..
lovely clicks too :)

Arthy Suman said...

awesome preparation and fabulous clicks

tom@play bingo games said...

That looks yummy and delicious. I would surly try this because I really love to eat broccoli and it’s very good for our brain as well.

Srimathi Mani said...

Wow! very interesting. Will make it for my family.

Priti S said...

Looks too yum ...love the addition of nuts and nice clicks ....

Spandana said...

They look very delicious. A nice way to make kids eat the veggies.

Anu Shoj said...

wow awesome tikki....and luvly presentation and clicks..
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Vanamala Hebbar said...

I tried once but never turned nice...will try your recipe looks nice


The nice tasty &healthy broccoli tikki is worth trying,which is nicely presented by you

Sharmilee! :) said...

Tikki with broccoli sounds like a great idea

deepika said...

i made it today , came out good. Loved taste and nice crispy.
Thanks Prathy

Kelia@Annual Accounts Preparation said...

Look delicious and spicy .
This making me hungry now!

Navya said...

Tried the cutlet today.It came out very well and delicious.Thanks for the recipe.

Priyanka said...

Tried many of your recipes,,and all of them are superhit. I tried this cutlet too without onion. And it really came out very well. Thank you very much

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