Sunday, August 31, 2008

Soyabean Patties / Tikkis


Soya is something which I try to incorporate in my diet as much as possible. When I came to know that for August'08 the JFI is Soya , I started thinking about what to make . This was an opportunity to make something new ...after all I had a valid reason this time :-) .

I usually make Soya crispies ...which I would post someday soon ...but when we invited a few friends over for an evening tea ... I decided to make my version of soya tikki which I had read somewhere while searching for a good recipe . I made these healthy tikkis using very little oil though you can also fry these tikkis. Everyone loved these tikkis and needless to say that they disappeared as soon as I could make them . I would definitely make these more often , I am glad that now I have a new recipe to incorporate healthy soya in our diet.

Ingredients :-
Soya beans - 1 cup ( soaked and boiled)
Potatoes - 2 large ones
Onion - 1 large ( finely chopped)
Green chillies - 2-3 ( as per taste)
Coriander leaves - finely chopped ( 2-3 tb sp)
Red chili powder - 1 t sp ( as per taste)
Garam masala - 1 t sp
Amchoor / dry mango powder - 2 t sp
Turmeric powder - 1 t sp
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 2 tb sp

Soak 1 cup of soya beans over night . Add a little turmeric powder and salt and boil these beans with little water ( I pressure cooked them in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles).
Roughly mash the boiled soya beans , add the peeled and mashed potatoes to it . Add the onion, green chillies,coriander and all the spices , mix them well.

Then form patties / tikkis , shallow fry them in a little oil . Fry till they are golden brown in color.
Serve hot with ketchup or any chutney of your choice.


This is my last minute entry for JFI- Soya hosted by Sia of monsoon spice, I hope she accepts it.

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22 comments:

notyet100 said...

looks yum,..nice entry for the evnt...

Hima said...

Tikkis are looking crispy and yum. Thanks for a great healthy recipe.

SPICE OF LIFE said...

thanks Priyanka and Hima ...
The soyabeans also acted like good binding agent..so there was no need to add bread or anything else ... so less carbohydrate also ;-)

Priti said...

That's a healthy tikkis...love the part the it's not deep fried an they look yum...gud entry :)

LG said...

apt entry..phew..you managed to send it at laaast..congrats!! tikkis look yummy..

jayasree said...

Thats a good way to use soya beans. Tikkis looks crisp and perfect.

Sukanya said...

Looks tempting and its healthy too.

SPICE OF LIFE said...

Priti, Sukanya and Jayasree ..thanks for checking them out ..

LG ..YES !! I beat this deadline for once :-)

Uma said...

yummy soya patties.

SPICE OF LIFE said...

thanks Uma :-)

Rads said...

Hi spice of life,

What version of soyabean is used here? Is it soya granules or soya chunks? Thanks

SPICE OF LIFE said...

Hi Rads,

Thanks for asking this question

I have used the bean ... the whole soyabean ... it is butter colored dry bean which is available in the market.

Paru ... said...

Tikkis look very nutritious and colorful.. My first time here..Great recipe..

Madhu Taneja, Ameeta Atul & Ashima Taneja said...

The tikkis look really tempting .. I have been thinking of making soya tikkis for a long time .... after seeing your post I have it high up in my list now

Kitchen Flavours said...

Tikkis are looking gr8.

Dershana said...

Wow, this is innovative and healthy. Great entry.

Priyanka said...

i dont like soya, but your tikkies are tempting me. does the taste/texture of the soya come thru or not?

SPICE OF LIFE said...

thanks for the lovely comments ladies !

Paru welcome to my blog ..I hope you find the recipes worth trying :-)

Ashima ...do try them they are really good..they are now highly in demand in my friend circle.

Thanks Dershana and KF.. !

Priyanka, the taste or texture of soya doesnot come through ... though the tikkis do taste more rich ... I think you can safely try them without having to bother about the taste of soya coming thru ..

Srivalli said...

Thank you very much for your contribution for the fundraiser.

Purva Desai said...

soyabean patties sounds really different....they look really mouth watering.
Thanks for sharing

Usha said...

Looks delicious...simple and healthy:)

Shifa Firoz said...

bfirst time here.. ur blog looks soo yummmmm!!!! im goin gto try the patties.. :)