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Try out this baked beetroot tikki recipe to get the best of taste and nutrition

Published on:13 December 2020, 10:00am IST
This baked beetroot tikki is easy to make, and helps you enjoy a beloved Indian street food delicacy, but without piling on the calories.
Grace Bains
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Bake your beetroot tikki to ensure it is a healthier variant of our beloved delicacy! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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We all love some classic Indian street food, don’t we? One of the most loved street food items is the tikki. The spicy goodness goes well with our favourite hari chutney, and is a gastronomical treat we all crave from time to time. However, the amount of oil that goes into the preparation of a tikki is scary, and keeps many fitness-conscious people away from enjoying it guilt-free! 

To overcome this dilemma between health and hunger cravings, we have a recipe for you that strikes the perfect balance! This baked beetroot tikki recipe is low on oil but high on taste. What’s more, the star ingredient — beetroot — has multiple health benefits for you.

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You see, beetroot which is often called chukandar in Indian households, is a great source of fibre that ensures your digestive system stays healthy. The vegetable contains a high content of antioxidants known as alpha-lipoic acid, which help neutralize the action of free radicals and delay cell ageing. In spite of being low on calories, beetroots have a considerable amount of vitamins — A, C, B6 and folate, which are needed by your body to stay healthy. So, it’s one of the best ingredients to pick out to make tikki!

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Tasty bhi, healthy bhi! Beetroot tikki recipe has got it all. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

– 2 beetroots
– 1 potato, sliced
-½ onion, finely chopped
– 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
-1 cup bread crumbs
-½ tsp garam masala
-¼ tsp cumin powder
-¼ tsp coriander powder
-½ tsp turmeric
-½ tsp red chilli powder
-½ tsp dry mango powder or chaat masala
-¼ tsp black pepper
-2 tbsp cornflour
-1 tbsp all-purpose flour
-Olive oil, as per requirement
-Water, as per requirement
-Salt, according to taste

Also, read: 8 finger-licking-good ways of eating beetroot. You’re welcome!

Here’s how to prepare it:

Step 1: Start with chopping the onion. In the meantime, you should start boiling the potatoes. 

Step 2: Next, grate the beetroots, and squeeze out the juice. Also, peel the skin off the potatoes and mash them. Mix the grated beetroot with the mashed potatoes. Add the onion to this mix.

Step 3: Now, add ginger garlic paste, garam masala, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric, red chilli powder, dry mango powder, black pepper and salt to the beetroot, potato and onion mix. 

Step 4: Add ¼ cup of breadcrumbs to this mix, and combine all these ingredients to ensure the dough for the tikki is well-formed.

Step 5: Next up, prepare the batter for these tikkis. Use the cornflour, all-purpose flour and salt for it. Add water to these ingredients. You can also add a pinch of black pepper to enhance the spicy flavour. Ensure that the batter is free of any lumps and flows freely.

Step 6: Using the dough prepared, shape the tikkis. Dip the tikki in the batter, and then cover it with bread crumbs. Brush it with olive oil.

Step 7: Preheat the oven or air fryer to 180 degree celsius and bake! 20 to 25 minutes are all you need for your baked beetroot tikki.

Have the baked beetroot tikki, while it’s still hot and pair it with hari chutney for the best experience!

Grace Bains Grace Bains

Grace is someone who likes writing enough to make a living out of it. When she isn’t writing, you will find her having chai and reading a book.