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Amaranth Tikki

Amaranth Tikki

22 Nov 2020 715 Views

A gluten free tikki made with amaranth seeds and stir fried vegetables that are sure to please your taste buds. Amaranth is one the most protein – rich food, with the additional benefits of iron, calcium, protein, manganese, fiber and other phytonutrients.


Cooking the amaranth seeds

  • Boil 1 cups of water and add the amaranth stirring well.
  • After a quick boil, cover the bowl, lower the heat and let it simmer for 20 min.
  • When amaranth is cooked, season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Keep aside.

For the masala

  • In a small pan, add 1 tsp oil, saute garlic and onion until glossy.
  • Then add the red pepper and zucchini stir-fry for 2-3min.
  • Then add the lemon zest, garam masala powder, coriander powder, red chili and stir fry. Add the amchoor and black pepper. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Add this mixture to the boiled amaranth. Let it cool until easily handled.
  • Then make patties. Coat them in amaranth flour.
  • Shallow fry them, using 2 tsp of oil till golden.


Amaranth (chaulai) seeds – 30g

Water – 1cups

Oil – 3 tsp

Garlic – 3cloves finely minced,

Onion – ½ medium, finely chopped

Red bell pepper - 1/2 cup finely chopped

Salt - to taste

Chili powder -1 Tsp

amchoor powder - ½ tsp

garam masala - 1 Tsp

Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp

Lemon zest - 1/2 tsp

Ground black pepper – 1 tsp

Amaranth flour – 10 g

Nutritive Value

Energy – 322kcal

Protein – 8.4 g

Carbs – 39.3 g

Fats – 15.9 g

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