June 29, 2011

Lauki Peas Tikki

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.

You need

  • 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.


  1. Wow, those tikkis looks super delicious..

  2. How unique n delicious, must try :)
    US Masala

  3. Wow.. That's a very healthy & delicious snack. Looks yummy.

  4. So tempting and delicious tikki.. simply inviting dear !!

  5. Very crispy and tempting lauki tikkis. Looks delicious preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. The tikkis are super healthy and yummy.

  7. Such a wonderful combo ....looks fab

  8. Soooper delicious tikkis well explained

  9. A tikki without aloo as the binding ingredient - Interesting!!! Must remember to try this out some time.

  10. Nutritional tikkis,luks very tempting...

  11. Very innovative.Looks crisp and tempting.

  12. Like the fact that you have shallow fried it. Adding lauki makes it healthy.

  13. Tikki looks so soft and textured too,loved the recipe!

  14. Looks excellent jayasree..enjoying your varieties with lauki..


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