Today is the last day of the blogging marathon. For the last, the participating bloggers are paired and has to choose from the paired blog. I had to choose from Suma's Veggie Platter. Suma has posted quite a few recipes using Lauki and her Lauki-Oats tikki interested me. I tweaked the recipe to suit the ingredients available with me. Now I have another interesting recipe to include lauki. Thanks Suma. Here is how I made it.
- Grated bottle gourd/lauki - 1 cup
- Sprouted white peas - 1 cup
- Aval/poha - 1 cup
- Red chilli powder - 1/2 tspn
- salt to taste
- Saunf - 1 tspn
- Kitchen king masala - 1/4 tspn
Cook the sprouted peas in MW for 7 minutes. The peas will be cooked and will not be soft to touch. Pulse it coarsely in the mixer. Toast the aval/poha for few minutes till you see few flakes starts browning. Powder it coarsely like rava/sooji and not too fine.
Squeeze the grated bottle gourd and collect the juice in a bowl. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. The dough will be very soft. If it is not moist enough, add few drops of the juice. I pinched off a small ball from the dough and while shaping into tikkis, I brushed little water to moisten it and proceeded.
Heat a dosa tawa and shallow fry the tikkis. Drizzle oil around the tikkis and cook both sides till they are brown.
The tikkis were spicy on its own. It had a crisp exterior and soft interior. The coarse peas gave the feel of paruppu vada. This makes a good, guilt free snack to go with a cup of hot tea/coffee.
Check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked for the blogging marathon.