Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)

Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)

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teaspoon of oil can create wonders, when the other ingredients are perfectly chosen – and this Moong Dal Seekh Kebab is a perfect example of this art. Did you ever imagine preparing crispy, succulent kebabs using such little oil? Well, see for yourself how the marvelous mix of moong dal and paneer with ragi flour and spices lends itself to the preparation of tasty, protein-packed kebabs that please the palate and maintain your bones cells! Serve these kebabs with mint and coriander chutney, or wrap them into rotis to make a more filling snack.

Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack) recipe - How to make Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)

Soaking time:  30 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 10 tikkis
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1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , soaked for 30 minutes and drained
1/2 cup low-fat crumbled paneer
1/4 cup ragi (nachni / red millet) flour
2 tbsp grated onions
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp ginger-garlic (adrak-lehsun) paste
2 tsp chaat masala
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
1 tsp oil for greasing and cooking

For Serving
mint and coriander chutney

  1. Combine the yellow moong dal, 2 cups of water and salt in a broad non-stick pan and cover and cook on a slow flame for 7 to 8 minutes, while stirirng occasionally.
  2. Remove from the flame and drain very well it using a strainer.
  3. Transfer the cooked moong dal on a plate and cool completely.
  4. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix very well.
  5. Divide the mixture into 10 equal portions and shape each portion into a 50 mm. (2”) diameter flat round tikki.
  6. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it using ¼ tsp of oil and cook the tikkis on a slow flame using the remaining ¾ tsp of oil till they turn brown in colour from both the sides.
  7. Serve immediately with mint and coriander chutney.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. In case you have a problem in binding the tikkis, you can add little more ragi flour.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tikki
Energy48 cal
Protein2.5 g
Carbohydrates8 g
Fiber1.1 g
Fat0.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium6.8 mg
Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (Low Calorie Snack) Video by Tarla Dalal


Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)
 on 30 Mar 19 07:49 PM

i was frantically searching for a low cal recipe for my evening snack. was tired salads and sprouts..this is amazing....i loved it...thnq so much??
Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)
 on 08 Mar 19 11:27 AM

I''m pregnant and I tried this recepie by adding cheese in the mix. The tikki came out very tasty and my husband who usually doesn''t like my cooking, just loved the tikkis and couldn''t stop asking for more. thanq tarlaji
Tarla Dalal
11 Mar 19 01:09 PM
   Hi pallavi, The twist sounds amazing! We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking!
Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)
 on 28 Jan 19 02:00 PM

If i dont want to eat paneer what shud be the substitute??
Tarla Dalal
31 Jan 19 10:08 AM
   Hi Mariya, You can try adding coarsely crushed roasted oats.