August 27, 2011

Rajgira Aloo Tikki

Rajgira flour is generally preferred as a fasting food since it is a non-cereal flour. The flour is prepared from the amaranth seeds. Mostly this flour is made as parathas. Being gluten free, it is suitable for gluten intolerant people.  I tried making tikkis with this flour. Used some mashed potatoes for binding. Very easy to make if you have cooked potatoes in hand.

Yield - 9 nos
Time Taken - 15 minutes

You need
  • Rajgira flour - 1 cup
  • Cooked and mashed potatoes - 1 cup ( I used 2 big potatoes)
  • Ginger,green chilly paste - 1 tspn
  • Seasoning ingredients - Salt, lemon juice, hing and chopped coriander
  • Oil to shallow fry


Take all the ingredients except oil in a bowl. Mix well. No need to add water. The moisture from potatoes will help to bind the mixture.  Pinch off lime sized dough and shape into tikkis.  If you want some crunch, you can roll the tikkis in sesame seeds. This step is optional.

Heat a tawa. Place the tikkis. Drizzle oil on the tikkis. When the bottom gets cooked, flip and cook the other side. Enjoy hot with some ketchup or chutney.

I am sending this tikkis to the Fasting Food event by MomChef at Sizzling Tastebuds.

Check out what my blogging marathon buddies have cooked for the day


  1. love it as we are all cutlet fans :).. I made parathas with this combo and we loved them!

  2. nice...i think i should try this 5 month old is allergic to wheat, hence i have been asked not to eat wheat since i am feeding him...this might be a good option for me:)thanks for sharing.

  3. lovely recipe.. looks simply inviting. .thanks for the awesome recipe dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

  4. Mmmmm....yummy cutlets dear...

  5. Yum ..that's wonderful combo ..delicious n healthy

  6. wow nice tikkis .. first time to hear abt this flour..good info..

  7. Tikki looks super delicious and excellent..

  8. Very interesting and healthy tikkis.. They look delicious.

  9. This flour is new to me.. sounds so healthy...
    Krithi's Kitchen

  10. Lovely snack! Perfect for tea time!


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