kids meal recipe
CHEESE AND BROCCOLI TIKKIS
Given a choice, kids will say nyaaaaah to broccoli, but they are a must-have because of their nutritional benefits! So, tempt them with these yummy tikkis made with a combination of broccoli and cheese. Use olive oil to cook these tikkis as it is rich in vitamin E.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes. Cooking Time: 15 Makes 4 tikkis.
1 tsp olive oil
¼ cup finely chopped onions
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
½ cup finely chopped broccoli
Salt to taste
¼ cup boiled and grated potatoes
2 tbsp grated mozzarella cheese
¼ cup whole wheat bread crumbs for coating
2 tsp olive oil for cooking
1.Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the onions, ginger-garlic paste and green chillies and sauté for 2 minutes while stirring continuously.
2.Add the broccoli and salt and sauté on a slow flame for another 5 to 7 minutes or till the broccoli is almost cooked.
3.Remove from the flame, add the potatoes and mix well. Keep aside to cool.
4.Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and shape each portion into small rounds.
5.Press a little in the centre of each round to make a depression and put 1½ tsp of cheese and shape them into flat tikkis (approximately 1½" in diameter).
6.Roll them in the bread crumbs. Keep aside.
7.Heat a non-stick pan and cook each tikki using ½ tsp of oil till they turn golden brown on both the sides.
8.Cut each tikki into 2 pieces and serve hot.