Saturday, April 21, 2018

Quinoa and Potato Tikki

Q is the alphabet for which i decided the ingredient even before deciding the dish. I decided to make something with quinoa, then started thinking what to make.I came across a peruvian quinoa salad, which actually is a street food! But then i was not sure whether my people at home would like to eat it! Since i m on a low-carb diet, i cannot eat everything i cook, i need people to eat!So , dropped i idea of salad and settled for this tikki. Glad, i did, the tikki was enjoyed with tea and the leftovers were gobbled for breakfast today. Both the kiddos enjoyed the flavors. 
I have used chili powder here for the spice, if you like green chilies, go ahead pound and use chilis along with some coriander and mint, you will love the flavors. Serve it warm along withsome chai and ketchup or you can jazz it up with some chole and chutnies for a yumm tikki chole!

1/3 cup of quinoa
3 medium sized potatoes
3 tbsp corn flour
3 tbsp bread crumbs + 3 tbsp for coating
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 - 3/4 tsp salt or to taste
3 tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves
1/4 cup of oil for shallow frying
  • Rinse and wash the quinoa once or twice. Since they are very small, i use my tea strainer while straining the water.
  • Add double the amount of water to the quinoa, take it in a microwave safe container and cook at high for 12- 15 minutes, until they cook well. They will leave a white tail once they are cooked. The amount of water added is perfect for cooking them well. Incase there is much water left in the cooked quinoa, drain it completely.
  • Wash and roughly chop the potaeos and cook them until soft. I cooked them in microwave for 12 minutes. Drained the water, peeled and let it cool completely.
  • I cooked the quinoa and potates previous day night and let them cool completely, then made the tikki the next day. It was a breezy job.
  • In a large bowl, add cooked quinoa, potatoes and mash and mix them thoroughly. Now add corn flour, red chili, coriander, garam masala and cumin powder to it. Add bread crumbs, chopped coriander and salt and mix it all together.
  • Now divide the dough into 9 equal parts and make flat patties. Let the patties rest for 15 minutes. Once they are rested, coat each patti with bread crumbs.In a flat pan, heat oil. Cook 3-4 patties at time. 
  • Keep the flame at medium, flip and cook both the sides until golden brown. Drain the patties with a slotted spoon onto a kitchen towel. Serve it warm with some ketchup.


  1. Wow! they look so tempting, Priya. I am wondering how these patties have a grainy look on the outer crust.

  2. Quinoa is a perfect choice for the alphabet Q , and a Tikki with it is definitely a great idea . The Tikkis sound fantastic , healthy and crunchy . Tikki and chai - wow interesting .

  3. The tikkis have come out perfect and so beautiful and im getting a lot of new and interesting quinoa recipes.. Must try!!

  4. This is the problem I face daily Priya. I need to find a dish either approved by Sruti or approved by the diet. Else I won't have any takers. You have made an amazing choice of tikkis with quinoa. It looks beautiful and I am sure they taste great with ketchup..

  5. Interesting recipe with quinoa. Such a healthy tikki, it have turned out so good. Yum!!!

  6. Bingo ! I made this too but alas cudnt post it As I deleted the pics accidentally . This pic where the ketchup is dribbling down is such a stunner :) lovely pics

  7. That looks very crispy and tikkis are a great way to include quinoa and sneak in other healthy ingredients. Love the click with ketchup.

  8. Those tikkis are tempting to the core, even i love to dish out tikkis with quinoa often as we love quinoa very much. Excellent tikkis there.

  9. Quinoa and potato Tikkis sound so nutritious and delicious. Love the addition of quinoa in there.

  10. An absolutely healthy tikki. Love them and love how cute they look.

  11. Fantastic idea Priya, those cutlets look so nicely done...when it comes to picking up dishes, I so agree that we ought to see our customers..heheh..many times Hubby says I must cook all that I want when they are not at home and carry it for my colleagues..:)

  12. I love so many things about this recipe - including that you make so much of it in the microwave (I have never tried quinoa in the microwave)! I love that these are such kid-friendly finger food as well. Thanks!

  13. Those tikkis are tempting me I have never tried anything like this but they sure sound and look like something I would be craving often !

  14. This looks so good Priya. I am always looking for ways to add quinoa in our home. This would be perfect. I love some simple it is too. Reminds me of aloo tikki just more healthy.

  15. Wow - quinoa is really awesome - and lends itself perfectly to these patties! I love finding new ways to use quinoa!

  16. Quinoa is so good and I love that you can make it so many ways.

  17. Quinoa is always wonderful, but I've never eaten it like this. What a delicious idea! I'll be making this for lunch as it looks delicious and easy to make. I bet the leftovers will be great as part of meal prep for the week!

  18. Quinoa and potatoes are an awesome combo here. These little cakes look SO good! I want to reach in and grab one for lunch...maybe two ;)

  19. These look so hearty and crunchy!! I love crunchy and when it is made with quinoa AND potatoes.. that's a win win win in my book. Great recipe!!!

  20. Omg am drooling over that last pic where the ketchup is sinfully dripping down those gorgeously shallow fried tikki..I love the fabulous combination, yeppadi room pottu yosipeengala :D They look soooooo delicious , I just want to grab them from the screen now !!


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