Nowadays, making kids eat healthy is very difficult. So, moms need to keep thinking of different recipes to make sure that they get complete nutrition. Tired of the same old boring rotis or the same old snack dishes? How about a wonderful combination of healthy vegetables mixed with tasty spices to make a unique, healthy combination of foods? In this article, we will be discussing how to prepare a delicious mixed vegetable tikki. After reading this article, you should know how easy it is to prepare a healthy, yet tasty, mid-meal snack with this wonderful recipe.
How I made the vegetable tikki healthy
I had some soaked black eyed peas and boiled potatoes in the fridge and wanted to incorporate that in the snack. So, I thought of making some quick and healthy mixed-vegetable-tikki by adding some more veggies – carrots and green peas.
There is no better thing than some healthy and tasty recipes made up of black-eyed peas. This healthy legume is quickly becoming popular as a tasty alternative to beans in general. There are hundreds of recipes for beans and almost as many ways to make them, but today I will focus on one of the tastiest, and easiest, ways that you can prepare the legume.
Potato is a very common root crop and has a special place in each household. And it is every child’s favorite. But what is it about potatoes that make it a healthy food? There are several reasons for this. For starters, potatoes contain the richest phytonutrients available in any food. Potatoes are full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants and they are naturally diuretic and a powerful immune system builder. They are also a source of iron, which is particularly important for an increasing number of children who are at risk of anemia.
Carrots and green peas are considered by most nutritionists to be a very nutritious food for kids. They are low in fat and high in vitamins and minerals. These two reasons make them the perfect choice for kids as appetizers and snacks. But what makes them so tasty? What are the healthy benefits they offer?
Carrots are small, orange or pink in color. The reason that they are called fibrous vegetables is because they have a very high water content. Most of the water in the carrot is retained when it is cooked. This retention of water helps to keep the fiber of the carrot intact which is what kids need in their bodies to help with their digestive system and to keep them from becoming constipated. The addition of green peas means that you can provide your kids with a great tasting and colorful vegetable that will help them get a full feeling even if they have just had a snack.
Another nice thing about tikkis is that they can be prepared for different meals at different times of the day. You can even prepare this recipe as a starter or main dish during lunch time. It can also be served during breakfast. Just a change in dip or topping and you are good to go for using this recipe for any course.
You may want to try some of my healthy soups. Find the recipes here.
Mixed Vegetable Tikki
- 1 Cup Boiled Chavli (black eyed peas)
- 1 Cup Boiled Potatoes
- 1/2 Cup Boiled Carrots
- 1/2 Cup Boiled green peas
- 1/4 Cup Chopped Coriander
- 1-2 Chopped green chillies Add or reduce as per taste
- 1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder Add or reduce as per taste
- Salt as per taste
- Oil or Ghee To fry
- Mix all the vegetables together and mash them.
- Add chopped coriander, red chilli powder and salt. Mix well and make small, equal sized,balls (I made around 13 balls).
- Flatten the vegetable balls to make tikkis (Patties). Heat oil/ghee in a pan and shallow fry the tikkis.You may try using Pure cow ghee for this recipe.
- Serve with your favorite sauce/dip.