Broccoli and Paneer Tikki ( Healthy Starter)

Broccoli and Paneer Tikki ( Healthy Starter)

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broccoli paneer tikkis are small round shaped snacks, usually around 2 or 3 inches in diameter. Oats are mixed with other ingredients like herbs, spices, paneer, onions and broccoli . This dough-like mixture is then shaped and cooked on a tava.

The broccoli oats paneer tikki is a simple yet innovative snack that’ll brace the tummy for an exciting meal!

Featuring a healthy blend of ingredients like antioxidant-rich broccoli, calcium-rich paneer and fibre-rich oats, this healthy Indian broccoli tikki tastes so fabulous that it does not feel like a health food, but like a peppy starter just right to fire off a fabulous meal.

To add to all the points in its favour, this broccoli paneer tikki is not deep-fried, but cooked in a non-stick tava with minimal peanut oil. Peanut oil has the highest amount of MUFA (around 49%) amongst most Indian common cooking oils. Definitely a must-try!

Aside from broccoli paneer tikki can also have a go at other low calorie starters like Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms or Rajma Tikki Satay with Spring Onion Dip.

Enjoy broccoli paneer tikki | broccoli oats paneer tikki | healthy Indian broccoli tikki | with detailed step by step photos.

Broccoli and Paneer Tikki ( Healthy Starter) recipe - How to make Broccoli and Paneer Tikki ( Healthy Starter)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 11 tikkis
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Ingredients


For Broccoli and Paneer Tikki
1 cup finely chopped broccoli
1/4 cup crumbled paneer (cottage cheese)
2 tsp peanut oil
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
salt to taste
1/4 cup roasted quick cooking rolled oats
1 tsp peanut oil for greasing and cooking

For Serving
green chutney
garlic chutney

Method
For broccoli and paneer tikki

    For broccoli and paneer tikki
  1. To make broccoli paneer tikki, heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions, garlic and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the broccoli and salt and sauté on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from the flame, transfer to a deep bowl and allow it to cool completely.
  4. Once cooled, add the oats and paneer and mix well.
  5. Divide the mixture into 11 equal portions and shape each portion into a 50 mm. (2”) diameter flat round tikki.
  6. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), grease it with ½ tsp of oil and cook all the broccoli paneer tikkis using ½ tsp of oil till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  7. Serve broccoli paneer tikki immediately with green chutney and garlic chutney.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tikki
Energy32 cal
Protein1 g
Carbohydrates2 g
Fiber0.3 g
Fat2.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0.8 mg
Broccoli and Paneer Tikki ( Healthy Starter) recipe with step by step photos

Preparation for broccoli and paneer tikki

  1. To prepare the broccoli and paneer tikki, clean a broccoli head and chop it finely. If you are someone who doesn’t like the flavour of raw broccoli much then blanch the florets and chop them before making the broccoli paneer tikki mixture.
  2. Take a cube of paneer and crumble it or you can even grate it. Watch this video and learn how to make paneer.
  3. Transfer the oats to a broad non-stick pan and roast it for 2 minutes or till they are light brown.
  4. Remove the roasted oats and keep aside.
  5. Measure all the remaining ingredients and keep ready to prepare the broccoli paneer tikki.

Mixture for broccoli and paneer tikki

  1. To make the mixture for broccoli and paneer tikki, heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the onions.
  3. Add the garlic
  4. Add green chillies.
  5. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Add the broccoli Add salt, mix well.
  7. Sauté on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Remove from the flame, transfer to a deep bowl and allow it to cool completely.
  9. Once cooled, add the oats.
  10. Add the paneer.
  11. Mix well and our mixture for broccoli and paneer tikki is ready.
  12. Divide the mixture into 11 equal portions.
  13. Shape each portion into a 50 mm. (2”) diameter flat round tikki.

How to cook broccoli and paneer tikki

  1. To cook the broccoli paneer tikki | broccoli oats paneer tikki | healthy Indian broccoli tikki, heat a non-stick tava (griddle).
  2. Grease it with ½ tsp of oil.
  3. Place the broccoli and paneer tikki on the tava and cook the bottom side lightly.
  4. Flip, pour ½ tsp of oil and cook all the tikkis till they turn golden brown in colour from both sides. This being a healthy recipe, we are making use of very less oil but, to make it more crispy, you can shallow fry the broccoli cottage cheese tikki.
  5. Remove the broccoli paneer tikki | broccoli oats paneer tikki | healthy Indian broccoli tikki in the plate.
  6. Serve the broccoli and paneer tikki immediately with green chutney or garlic chutney.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Q. What are Tikkis? Tikkis are small round or oval-shaped snacks, usually around 2 or 3 inches in diameter. Normally, potatoes are mixed with other ingredients like herbs, spices, dals, sprouts and other veggies too. This dough-like mixture is then shaped and cooked. They can be deep-fried or shallow-fried. Nowadays, we also encounter healthy versions that are baked or tava-cooked. We also see health-conscious people going for ingredients like oats and nachni flour to bind their tikkis instead of mashed potatoes.
  2. Q. Can i replace oats wtih cornflour in  broccoli and paneer tikki? Yes you can try using cornflour. But remember that oats is far healthier to use. 

Reviews

Broccoli and Paneer Tikki ( Healthy Starter)
 on 13 Oct 20 02:39 PM
5

Yummy n healthy snack for d evening 👌
Tarla Dalal
14 Oct 20 08:36 AM
   Thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
Broccoli and Paneer Tikki ( Healthy Starter)
 on 09 Aug 20 02:19 PM
5

Tried and succeeded in the 1st attempt. I''m not someone who cooks regularly but it was easy to make and delicious to eat. Besides it is healthy so please don''t try substituting the oats with corn flour or maida. The roasted oats give a completely new dimension to this recipe. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED EVEN FOR BEGINNINERS! Thank you Tarla Dalalji for your simple yet scrumptious recipes :)
Tarla Dalal
09 Aug 20 03:35 PM
   RDI, congrats on making this healthy Tikki. thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes you loved.
Broccoli and Paneer Tikki ( Healthy Starter)
 on 18 Mar 19 10:12 AM
5

Any substitute I can use instead of the oats?
Tarla Dalal
18 Mar 19 02:19 PM
   If you are not looking for a healthy recipe, then you can try using maida or cornflour.
Broccoli and Paneer Tikki ( Healthy Starter)
 on 04 Mar 19 07:00 AM
5

I tried this recipe and it turned out very nice. My daughter who is a fussy eater just loved it. Thanks for this wonderful recipe.
Tarla Dalal
05 Mar 19 01:58 PM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed it. Happy cooking !!
Broccoli and Paneer Tikki ( Healthy Starter)
 on 14 Jul 18 09:48 PM
5

These tikkis turned out really awesome.I have made it 4 to 5 times and everybody at home loved it.Very healthy and nutritious.Thanks .
Tarla Dalal
16 Jul 18 09:01 AM
   Hi Winnie, Thank you for your kind words...do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed it...happy cooking !!
Broccoli Tikki ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
 on 23 Mar 18 08:34 PM
5

Really turned out very yummy.
Tarla Dalal
24 Mar 18 11:30 AM
   Thanks Foodie for the feedback.
Broccoli Tikki ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
 on 05 Jan 18 03:35 PM
5

Is there any substitute of corn flor. Pls tell me asap.
Tarla Dalal
05 Jan 18 04:19 PM
   Add more potatoes...
Broccoli Tikki ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
 on 15 Mar 16 05:48 PM
2

Broccoli Tikki ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
 on 01 Apr 15 01:28 AM
5

Can v put maida instead of corn flour?
Tarla Dalal
26 Mar 18 12:04 PM
   Hi, Yes you can but instead we suggest to put rice flour...
Broccoli Tikki ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
 on 21 Oct 14 12:44 AM
5

a must try
Tarla Dalal
16 Jul 18 09:02 AM
   Hi Rachu, Thank you for your kind words...do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed it...happy cooking !!
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