Sprouted Masoor Tikki

It is a self recipe. My friends and family find it healthy and tasty.

Recipe by Gayatri Bhagat of New York, US

I experiement a lot with food and this too is an experiement that has turned out to be tasty and famous amongst my family and friends and their friends. Something light yet heartfulling after a busy week and a Friday night out with family or friends.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 3 cups sprouted red whole masoor
      (soak the Masoor in water for 3-4 hours. Wash and tie the soaked masoor in a cloth and let it be tied for a day or two for the sprouts to emerge. The more sprouts the better it tastes and is healthy as it adds the necessary antioxidants and proteins).
    • 1/2 cup of fresh washed and chopped spinach
    • 1/2 cup chopped onions 6-7 green chillies
    • 2-3 finely chopped curry leaves
    • 2-3 cloves of garlic
    • 1 tbsp of chopped ginger
    • 4 peppercorns roasted
    • 1/2 cup dried corn meal (it looks like a sooji but this one is made of corn)
    • 1 cup fresh corn kernels salt s per your taste)
    For Sauce:
    • 4 tbsp mayonnaise (Fate Free will do)
    • 3 tbsp Chilli masala flavored Tomato Ketchup
    • 1 tbsp fresh basil and coriander leaves very finely chopped


    For Tikkis:

    In a mixer with little water blend the sprouted masoor dal, spinach, onions, green chillies, curry leaves, garlic, ginger, roasted peppercorns.

    Remove the mixture in a vessel, then add the fresh corn and the corn meal, salt and mix well

    Put little oil in a frying pan and with the help of a spoon out the misture on the pan and pat it into small round tikki type shape and cook evenly on both the sides. Apply oil as you need.

    For Sauce:

    In a bowl, put the Chilli masala tomato ketchup, mayonnaise, basil and coriander and mix well with a fork (fork because it will mis well and the mayonnaise will start becoming light and fluffy making the sauce more light)

    Take a plate and arrange the tikkis (please do not overlapse them) with the sauce in the middl. To make it look more fresh, a slice of lime is always a hit!