It was the first ever time we had invited people for lunch at home and our invitees turned out to be babu anna and family. It was a quite a thrilling experience for both us to prepare proper lunch for some eight people including us. I planned for an elaborate menu with every possible course I knew but skipped some due to lack of time. Yoghurt tikki was the starter I chose that day and our guests seemed to like it. I made a mistake when I prepared but given a bettered version here.
1. Paneer – 1 cup grated
2. Yoghurt (Hung curds) – 1 cup
3. Onion – ½ cup finely chopped
4. Ginger – 1 tsp finely grated
5. Salt as per taste
6. Cumin powder – ½ tsp
7. Green chillies paste – ½ tbsp
8. Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp finely chopped
9. Oats powdered– 5 to 8 tbsp
10. Butter – 1 tbsp
11. Oil for shallow frying
Step 1: In a deep tawa heat butter and sauté chopped onion and ginger
Step 2: Mix crumbled panner, yoghurt, onion-ginger, salt, cumin powder, green chili paste, coriander and make a soft dough.
Step 3: Divide the dough into lemon sized portions and pat each of them in your palm into tikkis. Place it on the plate spread with powdered oats and flip to cover on both sides. Repeat for all tikkis.
Step 4: In the tawa, add some oil and shallow fry the tikkis until both sides are brown and crusty. Yoghurt tikkis are crispy on the outside and soft inside.
Step 5: Serve hot with ketchup or green chutney.