Monday, August 12, 2013

Oats Aloo Tikki | Oats Recipes

Life is never fair and I am not here to complain about it. Life has its own share of reasons on why it is like that. Some recent happenings has changed me, right at the core. My belief on what or who god is has never been the same. And I blame noone but me. At times I think that everything that happens around or to me is influenced by "me" and I won't or can't blame someone who is there just hypothetically. And then there is another part of me which crops up some times and firmly believes that "God exists". That power by which this galaxy was created or which brought about "The Big Bang" is there and that is "God". And when that ME comes out, I am regular to the temple. Fridays and Saturdays whatever be it, I go and get my peace of mind.

As I said, some recent "very bad" happenings has brought about the god-believer me and I made quite a few vows with HIM. And one among that is I will give up eating potatoes through out my existence. And that brings me to stop eating anything from outside. Tell me one good restaurant dish which has no aloo in it. I am still browsing for one. But, again, thanks be to God I have been by my vow till date. I don't eat aloo with my knowledge. And the family is following steps with me. We don't by burgers, shawarmas and we don't even shop potatoes these days.

When I went grocery shopping sometime back, I found few burger buns that were pillowy soft and wholewheat too. I grabbed one immediately with a pretext to make some healthy burgers for amma and appa (okay get it, this is one among the many that I made for appa when I was back in India) and I just couldn't come up with a tikki recipe that has no aloo in it. Finally gave up, made some 2-min noodles for me and made these healthy oats aloo tikkis to slide between their burger buns. You can serve these on burger buns or bread or have it for tea.

Serves - 2
Makes - 6-8 medium sized tikkis
Prep time - 20 mins
Cooking time - 5 mins

~*What U Need*~
Potato - 1 medium
Oats - 1 cup
Wheat or white bread slice - 2
Onion - 1, finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Carrot - 1, grated
Peas - 1/4 cup
Green chilli - 1, finely chopped
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Water - to sprinkle
Oil, Salt

How I Made it:
Boil and mash the potato. Dip the bread slice in water and squeeze excess water. Put this in a mixing bowl. Dry roast the oats till you get a nutty aroma. Heat oil in a kadai, add green chilli followed by onion and saute till golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes off.

Add the grated carrot and peas and cook. Add the garam masala and fry. Now add the oats and sprinkle enough water to cook it. It will form a mass.

Once cooked and cooled, add this to the potato and bread and mix well. Form tikkis and shallow fry till crisp on both sides.

Serve between burger buns or with bread or as such for tea!!!

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. giving up potato is not easy thing ! HATS OFF ! wanted to try this tikki ! let me first !

  2. Loved this twist, healthy and interesting tikkis.

    today's post:

  3. Aloo tikki is always my fav.. Now adding oats is a very good idea.. Loved them..

  4. It's a different combo...liked it very much

  5. Super healthy and yummy tiikis Vimitha...

  6. to give up a ingredient thats a part of almost all the dishes.. its commendable you have stuck to it :).. its so tough to make dish for everyone but yourself.. but thats the beauty of woman i guess :) way to go!

  7. That is a great decision giving up potatoes.. Honey, you could substitute cauliflower for potatoes in most dishes.. but the texture wont be the same.. but works..
    Dish It Out - Onions & Chillis

  8. delicious and healthy tikkis.

  9. wonderfully healthy recipe. looks perfect.

  10. Vimi, this look really delicious. Life has its own ups and downs. God will straighten it up for you.

  11. Vimitha, I agree that life has its rough patches. Whatever it is that you are going through I am sure you will come out of it fine. Did you say you give up eating potatoes? I see potato in this recipe, maybe I misunderstood you. Anyway, these oats aloo tikki is a delicious way to use oats!

    1. Hi Phong... Thanks for those lovely words. Hope I recover soon... Ya I gave up eating potatoes. I made these tikkis exclusively for my parents while I stuck to 2-min noodles :) :(

  12. Vimitha, these tikkis looks super delicious..


  13. Tikkis look nice and crisp.
    I really hope that what ever is troubling you is soon over.

  14. Wat a nutritious and healthy tikkis, my kind of food.

  15. Jains don't eat vegetables grown under ground. So, They substitute potatoes... the main ingredient for the famous 'pav bhaji'... with raw bananas and brinjal(yeah, you read it right)with amazing results.
    In Mumbai, many restaurants boast of having a Jain version for many popular dishes on their menu.Just google and you can find many alternatives.
    For the tikkis, you can very well use raw bananas.
    Hope this helps.

  16. Boiled plaintain almost works well in place of boiled aloo and tastes gr8 too...u can try that...I don't know wat went wrong but I wish u be back to normal happy self soon...I like ur posts a lot....

  17. Healthy snack vimitha, should try sometime!


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