Thursday, March 13, 2014

Oats Tikki | Quick, Nutritious, Diabetic-friendly, Kids-friendly recipe

This is one of our most favourite go-to recipe for a quick healthy snack / breakfast / dinner. Abundantly packed with protein, fibre and essential vitamins, it makes up for a guilt-free snack you can binge on. These can be put up in less than 30 mins with simple ingredients readily available in your pantry. As a calorie-conscious guy, DH loves to have these Tikkis for breakfast together with a glass of a Fruit-Veggie juice.It is so filling and nourishing to get us through the day.

Preparation time - 10 mins
Cooking time - 15-20mins
Yields - 12 tikkis


Rolled oats - 2 cups
Potato - 1 big, boiled and peeled
Carrot - 1, grated
Onion - 1, chopped finely
Green chutney - 2-3tblsp (Check here for the recipe)
Garam masala - 1tsp
Chat masala - 1tsp
Amchur (mango) powder - 1tsp
Lemon juice- 1tblsp
Salt - As needed
Bread crumbs - 1/4cup
Oil - 3-4tblsp


1.  Dry roast Oats for 3-4mins and grind it coarsely in a mixer grinder.

2.  Combine all the ingredients, except oats in a bowl and mash to incoporate the flavours.Then, keep adding oats to form a very thick mixture. Make sure the Tikki mixture is dry, at the same time not crumbly. Stop adding Oats once the desired consistency is attained.

3.  Divide the mixture and shape them into equal balls. Take a ball and gently press between the two palms to flatten it. Now, roll the tikki over the bed of bread crumbs to coat well on both sides and along the rim.

4.  Heat a skillet and shallow fry the Tikkis on medium heat using little oil. Flip and remove once both sides turn golden brown.

Enjoy this super-nutritious Oats tikki with any homemade dip of your choice.

1. Do not skip the roasting part. It helps to reduce stickiness of the oats.
2. I used the Japanese bread crumbs available here which lends a wonderful crispy crust to the Tikkis. You are free to use Homemade bread crumbs or just plain Instant oats in its place. You can pulse 'Milk rusk' (unflavoured) and use as bread crumbs too.
3. Adding grated paneer is optional. However, we don't find its delicate taste in this mixture. So, I skipped it altogether. You may wish to include for added nutrition.
4. The prepared oats mixture can be refrigerated for 2-3 days and Tikkis can be prepared when required.