18 March 2015


A nutritious tea time snack made guilt free.. Chickpea tikkis --- chickpeas are soaked overnite, cooked, mashed well and blended with spices and made into tikkis on a non stick pan with just a tsp of oil. In a city like Chennai it's really difficult to find eateries selling guilt free snacks/ munches.. Especially i hate the fact that they are dunked in oil and rested on newspapers (don't people know that chances of the inks / toners used to print those papers may be glued to food items). With World cup matches on snacking has become a important part.. while watching TV.

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins

What you need:
2 cups - Chickpeas(white kabuli channa), soaked, cooked and mashed well
1/2 cup - Fresh coriander n mint leaves, finely chopped
1 tsp - Green chilli paste
1/2 tsp - Ginger, grated
1/2 tsp - Cumin powder n garam masala
Salt as reqd
Oil as reqd

How to make:
In a bowl add mashed channa, coriander + mint, green chilli paste, ginger, cumin powder, garam masala, salt and mix well.

Divide them into equal portions and make them into tikkis (as you wish) 

Grease a non stick pan drizzle half tsp of oil place the tikkis cook on both the sides until crispy and serve hot!!

Served these with red chilli n mustard sauce with a cup of chai!!

Notes: Thes tikkis can be rolled in 2 tbsp corn flour + water mixture and rolled in bread crumbs and then can be made into tikkis. This will give more crunchier tikkis.

If you find tikkis are getting mixed with oil add 2 tbsp corn flour mix the batter again, roll and pan fry them up.


  1. Tikkis are very tempting.. Loved it.

  2. Looks delicious though haven't tasted it so far.The pics are well taken.