This is my second try towards Soya Tikki and this one was a big hit. The first time, was a failure due to some mistakes. This one is a healthy recipe, packed with proteins and high fibre content, which helps in loss weight. Therefore, it is good for people who are weight conscious. In addition, a very healthy teatime snacks for kids.
- Soya chunks – 100 gm
- Potatoes – 100 gm
- Coriander leaves – a bunch
- Green chilies – 2 nos
- Panner / Cottage Cheese – 50 gm
- Garam masala – ½ tsp
- Rice flour – 1 tbsp
- Maida – 2 tsp
- Eggs – 2 nos
- Bread crumbs – 1 cup
- Oil – for frying
- Salt to taste
- Boil the potatoes or pressure-cook the potatoes for 2 whistles. Once cooked soak the potatoes in tap water for few mins, peel the skin and keep the potatoes aside.
- Soak soya chunks in hot water for 10 mins, once it doubles in size, drain the water and squeeze out the excess water from the soya chunks. Chop them roughly into pieces.
- Slit and finely chop the green chilies into pieces.
- Wash and finely chop the coriander leaves.
- Bring the panner/cottage cheese to room temperature, by keeping them in a bowl surrounded by hot water. After it comes to room temperature, crumble them with your hands. Keep it aside.
- Break the eggs and beat them well with little salt.
- Spread the breadcrumbs in a plate.
- Blend the soya chunks in a blender for a minute. Transfer it to a bowl.
- Add in the boiled potatoes, chopped coriander leaves, crumbled panner, green chilies, garam masala and mash them well to a paste.
- Add in the rice flour, garam masala and all-purpose flour/maida and mix them well with your hands.
- Roll it to a ball and flatten it. Dip it in the egg mixture and dust it on the breadcrumbs.
- Heat oil in a pan, adds in the dusted pieces, cook over medium flame, swap the side, and continue cooking.
- Remove from fire.
Serve hot with mayonnaise or tomato ketchup or any dip.
Note: Squeeze out the excess water in soya chunks, do not blend it for long time just for few seconds.