This Oats and Corn Tikki is very tasty. The combination of carrot, paneer, corn, green leaves, bread and spices makes this extremely flavoursome and delicious! The oats, peas, corn, ginger and paneer are a healthier option rather than the usual potato. This makes an amazing snack, breakfast and even main course! It is easy and quick to make. It is a diabetic friendly recipe too!
Oats absorbs extra fat and flushes it out of the system. Hence, it helps cure constipation and regulates gastro-intestinal functions. A diet that is rich in oats may also help stabilise blood glucose levels, which could help people with non-insulin dependent diabetes. It aids to cope with ovarian and uterine problems associated largely with the onset of menopause in women. Being a good source of calcium, it helps healthy development of bones and teeth.
Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, and the richest vegetable source of the pro-vitamin A carotene. Carrots’ antioxidant compounds help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer. It also promotes good vision, especially night vision. Chewing a carrot prevents bleeding of the gums and tooth decay.
Paneer is a good source of calcium, which helps build strong bones and teeth, and also prevents osteoporosis. It is a rich storehouse of nutrients and is easy to digest.
1 cup oats
1 cup grated carrot
2 slices crushed bread
1/4 cup crushed paneer
1 cup boiled corn
1 tbsp boiled green peas
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1 tbsp chopped mint leaves
2 finely chopped green chillies
1 tsp grated ginger
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp coriander and cumin seeds powder
salt to taste
a little coriander
1 tsp lemon juice
oil as required
1. Take a big bowl and mix all the above ingredients except oil and mix well.
2. Sprinkle little water on the mixture.
3. Divide the mixture into equal portions and roll out each portion into a 50 mm. (2”) flat round tikki.
4. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it using oil (as required).
5. Cook each tikki till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides.
6. Serve hot with green chutney or ketchup. Enjoy!