Kand Tikki

Kand Tikki

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Kand Tikki is a perfect recipe to try when you are bored of potato-based snacks. In a smart twist, this recipe enables you to use kand instead of potatoes to make tikkis, especially in the winter, when this root vegetable is in season and you can’t skip a visit to the market without buying some!

The nutty taste of peanuts augments the rustic taste of kand, making this tikki all the more delicious. When making this tikki make sure the edges are smooth, otherwise, it might open up while frying.

If you use rock salt or fasting salt instead of regular salt, this recipe also becomes fit to have on fasting days. Coriander gives a nice peppy touch to the tikki, but it is optional and can be avoided if you don’t want it.

You can also try other kand recipes like Kand Stir-Fry and Kand Na Bhajiya .

Kand Tikki recipe - How to make Kand Tikki

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 14 tikkis
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1 1/2 cups boiled , peeled and mashed purple yam (kand)
2 1/2 tbsp coarsely crushed peanuts
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania) , optional
1 1/2 tbsp arrowroot (paniphal) flour
1/2 tsp ginger (adrak) paste
2 tsp green chilli paste
2 tsp sugar
2 1/2 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture into 14 equal portions and shape each portion into a round, flat 50 mm. (2”) tikki.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry, a few tikkis at a time on a medium flame, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  4. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tikki
Energy70 cal
Protein1 g
Carbohydrates8.7 g
Fiber1.3 g
Fat3.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium3 mg
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Kand Tikki
 on 24 Nov 18 07:56 AM

can I shallow fry these tikki instead of deep frying?
Tarla Dalal
26 Nov 18 08:47 AM
   Hi Kirti, Yes, you can.
Kand Tikki
 on 15 Oct 18 08:31 PM

tasty and crisp tikkis are favourite in my house
Tarla Dalal
16 Oct 18 02:34 PM
   Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
Kand Tikki
 on 23 Feb 17 03:35 PM

These kand tikkis are made by me not only on fasting days but also often as they are soo tasty, I loved this recipe and when served with green chutney it was just outstanding