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.