Craving Tikki? Try Spinach And Chickpea Tikki For Weightloss
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During the weight loss journey, we usually crave something fried or street styled. We can't have that for obvious reasons, but it doesn't mean we can't modify the recipes and satiate our cravings! Spinach and chickpea Tikki is one such recipe that is healthy and nutritious. Chickpeas and spinach go great together. This robust and filling vegan gluten-free dish can be prepared by serving both of these nutrient-dense meals. Protein and other minerals like vitamins B6 and C, folate, manganese, and magnesium are all abundant in chickpeas. They also contain small levels of potassium and calcium. These tikkis are a complete package of nutrients as the spinach is rich in iron and provides a burst of nutrients to the tikki.

Boosts Immunity

This nutrient-rich, low-calorie food benefits your body in a number of ways. From strengthening your body's natural defence against infection, the immune system, to supporting your heart,

Good For Hydration

You might believe that consuming water and other beverages is the only way to stay hydrated. But you can also achieve that goal through eating. A vegetable that is almost entirely water is spinach. For additional water throughout the day, include it in your meals and snacks.

Rich Source Of Iron

Iron is a mineral that you need to assist red blood cells to carry oxygen to various parts of your body. Spinach is a vegetarian source of iron. Anaemia from a lack of iron is known as iron deficiency anaemia. You can experience breathing issues, weakness, and dizziness as a result of this illness.

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1. Spinach leaves blanched, drained and chopped

2. Chickpeas (chole) soaked overnight and boiled 1 cup

3. Green chillies 2

4. Garlic cloves 4-5

5. Salt to taste

6. Garam masala powder 2 teaspoons

7. Chaat masala 1 1/2 teaspoons

8. Breadcrumbs 1 cup

9. Oil for shallow greasing


1. Remove any extra water from the chopped spinach before adding it to the grinder jar. Grind in the garlic cloves and broken green chillies. Add chickpeas and grind once more.

2. Add salt, garam masala powder, and chaat masala, mix it and make sure the mixture is coarse. Place in a bowl and chill for 15 to 20 minutes.

3. Heat some oil.

4. Add breadcrumbs to the spinach mixture and mix well.

5. Divide the spinach mixture into equal amounts, grease your hands, and roll the sections into balls. Shape each ball into a tikki.

6. Place the tikkis in the pan and shallow-fry, turning once, until both sides are uniformly golden. Drain the excess oil on an absorbent paper.

7. Serve hot with red chilli sauce.