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Oats Tikki with Tangy Green Chutney

By Subodini Menon

Oats is one of the healthiest grains available to human beings. These are gluten-free and also provide a plethora of necessary minerals, vitamins and fiber. What's more, they are also rich in anti-oxidants. Consuming oats on a regular basis reduces the blood sugar levels. Thus, it is an important food item to add to the daily diet if you are a diabetic. It helps lower blood cholesterol too. If you are struggling to reduce or maintain your weight, oats are an ideal addition to your meal times. Along with providing you with essential nutrients, oats will also keep you fuller for a longer time; thanks to the abundant fibre content.

Oats is easy to cook as it does not take much time or prep work. It is usually consumed in the form of a porridge which involves boiling of milk or water and adding oats to it along with sugar or salt. But this recipe gets a little drab and boring after a while. So, for variety, oats are incorporated into muffins, soups and milkshakes. Today, we bring to you a way to incorporate this relatively western food item into our Indian cooking styles. The recipe that we bring to you today is the Oats Tikki. It is a play on the classic and much popular street food called Aloo Tikki. It is made with paneer and grated carrots to give the oats an extra boost of nutrition and flavor.

Also Read: Amazing oats recipe you must try

And to go with the crunchy Oats Tikkis, we have also included the recipe of tasty green chutney. Both of these are very easy to make, need minimal prep work and can be made with the ingredients that you have in your pantry right now. So, why wait? Let's get cooking!

Ingredients

For the Chutney

  • Chopped mint leaves- ½ cups
  • Chopped coriander-1/4 cups
  • Chopped onions- 2 tbsp
  • Lemon juice- ½ tbsp
  • Sugar- a pinch
  • Green chillies- 2 nos
  • Sat to taste

For the Oats Tikki

  • Quick cooking oats- 1 cup
  • Paneer- ¼ cup
  • Grated carrot- ¼ cup
  • Cooked and mashed potatoes- ½ cup
  • Coriander leaves chopped- 2 tbsp
  • Lemon juice- 1 tsp
  • Ginger and green chilli paste- 1 ½ tsp
  • Chilli powder- 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder- ½ tsp
  • Aamchoor Powder- 1 tsp
  • Milk- 1 tbsp
  • Quick rolled oats ( to crumb the tikkis)- 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Method

For the Green Chutney

  1. Take the chutney jar of your mixer-grinder. Add the entire ingredient list mentioned for the green chutney to the jar.
  2. Grind the ingredients to a fine paste. You may add a little water to adjust the consistency to your liking.
  3. Remove the prepared chutney into a bowl.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

For the Oats Tikki

  1. Take a large mixing bowl and add the oats to it.
  2. To the oats, now add the grated panneer and the grated carrots. Mix it well with your hands.
  3. Add the potatoes to the mixture and mix it all very well.
  4. You may add a little water to wet the mixture. Continue to mix the mixture with your hands till it is well combined.
  5. Now, use your greased hands to pinch some mixture and make a ball. Flatten this ball to make tikkis or pattice.
  6. Repeat the process with the rest of the mixture. Now take a flat tawa and drizzle it with oil.
  7. Take one of the tikkis and dip it into the milk.
  8. Now, roll the tikki in the oats until well covered.
  9. Place the tikkis on the tawa one by one.
  10. Roast the tikkis on the both sides by flipping them gently.
  11. When the tikkis turn a light golden brown, remove them from the tawa
  12. Serve the oats tikkis warm with chilled green chutney.

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Story first published: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 12:00 [IST]
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