Raw Banana Cheese Tikkis: It has been a while since I posted a snack recipe on the blog, the last one being the delicious and succulent Stuffed Brinjal. If you had missed the post, check out the recipe here. And now, with the winter progressing, all that I often crave for is something fried, crispy and tantalising to the tastebuds. In short, some bajjis, bondas, vadas, koftas or tikkis. So, here it is: Raw Banana Cheese Tikki. I am sure you would want to read this recipe, but before that please do click the button below for more such recipes and come right back here.
Now,for a little introduction to this recipe: These tikkis are super simple to make. All that you need is a raw banana or a plantain, some spices and a little cheese and you are all set to go. I usually make plantain fry with raw bananas. However, I made a very normal sabji yesterday morning due to lack of time and hence one plantain was left out. This is how I used the left over one. You could click the below links for more plantain recipes.
Health Benefits of Raw Bananas or Plantains:
- Rich in vitamins.
- Great for diabetics.
- Raw bananas are rich in fibre.
- Prevents stomach problems.
- They help in weight loss.
- Good for heart health.
- Gives a boost to beneficial starch.
Preparation Method of Raw Banana Cheese Tikkis:
Makes: 10 tikkis
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Raw Banana/Plantain: 1
Onion: 1 finely chopped
Cheese: 1 cube grated
Amchur Powder/Dry Mango Powder: 3/4 tsp
Chilli Powder: 1/2 tsp or to taste
Garam Masala: 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp
Salt: to taste
Coriander leaves: finely chopped
Oil: to shallow fry
1.Pressure cook the plantain for around 5 whistles or till soft. After the pressure subsides, allow to cool.
2. Peel the cooked plantain and mash well.
3. Add all the spice powders and mix well.
4. Now, add chopped onions, grated cheese, coriander leaves and salt. Mix well to a smooth dough.
5. Make tikkis out of the dough and set aside.
6. Heat oil on a tava. Shallow fry these tikkis on medium flame till golden brown and crisp on both sides.
7. Serve hot with coriander chutney or ketchup.
- Amchur powder can be replaced with lemon juice.
- The dough should not be watery and of shapable consistency. You can add corn flour, besan, rice flour or bread crumbs for binding.
- Shape tightly else the tikkis might break in oil.
- Onions can be omitted for a no onion version.
- Other spices of your choice can be added.
- Finely chopped green chillies can also be added. Reduce chilli powder in that case.