Sunday Snack | Aloo Ki Tikki (With Oats Flour) | Potato Cutlets With Veggies | Non Fried Veggies Cutlets | Indian Street Food

Aloo Ki Tikki is a very fantastic and healthy snack, when it is made with boiled potato, oats flour, lots of veggies, and spices. This snack will be an absolute delight for your taste buds and can surely make you crave more for it. It tastes best when had along with a hot cup of tea or coffee during the monsoon or winter season.

Indian Street Food

I have added lots of veggies – carrot, zucchini, onions, green capsicum, beans, and my favorite beetroot. I tossed tikkis with sesame and flax seeds. These seeds bring that missing crunch and make it tastier. You can stuff tikki with little cheese piece or chopped roasted peanuts, cashew, or raisins for extra crunch. I made little bit changes to make tikki healthier. Instead of deep-frying, I roasted on tawa with little oil.

Potato Cutlets With Veggies

I have included oats in my breakfast and lunch in many interesting options and now slowly started to include them in various varieties other than breakfast. I have earlier posted No Fried Bread Pakoda recipe which is a healthier version and a very good snack. In this recipe, I used less potato and a good amount of oats flour. As oats itself is a nice binding agent when it is moist you don’t need to add any other binding agents like bread or cornflour to the mixture.

Aloo Ki Tikki (With Oats Flour)

No Indian street food is complete without this sweet and tangy flavorful condiment. Add a spoonful of chutney and the dish comes to life with bursting flavors. I made two chutney that goes well with this snack – No sugar dates prunes chutney and Granny Smith Apple Coriander Chutney. 

Yummy Dips

This step is completely optional, but I love to have plain yogurt which adds the creamy flavor it adds to this snack. It also settles the heat from the chutneys and gives it a nice taste altogether.

Greek Yogurt

Aloo Ki Tikki (With Oats Flour) | Potato Cutlets With Veggies | Non Fried Veggies Cutlets | Indian Street Food

Chaat is all about assembling the lip-smacking savoury, sweet, spicy, tangy ingredients one over the other. The key is not to mix the components but to pile it up one above the other. This healthy veggies cutlet is a perfect Summer Street food where the layers of yogurt, chutney’s, spice powders, seeds are added on top of Aloo Tikki.

Non Fried Veggies Cutlets

Ingredients:

For Cutlets –
Potatoes – 3 (medium size)
Oats flour – 1/2 cup
Finely chopped onions – 2
Finely chopped green chili – 1
Grated veggies (Carrots, zucchini, beans, beetroot, spinach, green capcicum ) – 1 & 1/2 cup (each veggies 1/4 cup)
Oil – 1 tbsp
Sesame and Flax seeds – 1/4 cup each
Oil for roasting

Spices
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
Chaat masala – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Himalayan pink salt to taste

Serve Cutlets With –

Greek Yogurt – 2 cups ( Well beaten)
Roasted cumin powder(1/2 tsp)
Black salt(1/4 tsp)
Sesame and flax seeds (4 tbsp each)

No Sugar Dates Prunes Chutney, Granny Smith Apple Coriander Chutney, Sesame and Flax seeds ( Each 1/4 Cup)

My Favorite Snack

Method:

For Tikki –

  1. First, steam or boil the potatoes in a steamer or pressure cooker until they are completely cooked.
  2. When the potatoes are still warm, peel them and mash them with a potato masher.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Allow it to crackle.
  4. Add chopped onions and saute them until translucent.
  5. Lower the flame and add all chopped, grated veggies. Cook for 5 minutes on low flame.
  6. Then add spices along with chopped green chili. Mix them well.
  7. Switch off the flame and allow cooked veggies to cool down completely.
  8. In a big bowl add cooked veggies, mash boiled potato with oats flour and mix them well.
  9. Keep the prepared mixture in the refrigerator for 30 minutes (covered).
  10. After 30 minutes take out prepared cutlet mixture. Take some lemon size portion and make cutlets. Coat them with sesame and flax seeds.
  11. Heat little oil in pan and place cutlets in a pan. Shallow fry till both sides are golden brown and crisp.
  12. Greek Yogurt – Mix roasted cumin powder, black salt, sesame, and flax seeds with yogurt.

Serving
Place 3 prepared aloo tikki on a plate. Pour 5 tbsp of yogurt on the aloo tikkis. Top with a few teaspoons of both chutney as required. Garnish with sesame and flax seeds. Serve immediately.

Healthy Evening Snack

Tips :

  1. Instead of oats flour you can use normal quick cooking oats.
  2. You can add veggies of your choice .
Oats Flour – Healthy Flour

Dates Prunes Raisins Chutney (No Added Sugar) | Sugar Free Dip | Sweet Sour Chutney

No Sugar Dates Prunes Raisins Chutney is super fragrant and offers a perfectly balanced blend of tastes – Sweet and Sour from the Dates and Prunes, a mild touch of heat from spices makes this chutney perfect partner with chaat, samosa or pakoras.

Dates Prunes Raisins Chutney (No Added Sugar) & Kiwi Coriander Chutney

Although they (Dates and Prunes) are somewhat similar looking, dates and prunes are completely different fruits. They come from completely different plants, have different flavor profiles, and slightly different nutritional properties. Dates are their species of dried fruit that grow on trees, while prunes are plums that have been dried. The intense sweetness of Dates make them a perfect ingredient in a dessert.

Sugar Free Dip

Looking for recipes with Dates : Dates Prunes Banana Cake, Dates Jaggery Dip, Eggless Whole Wheat Banana Walnut Dates Cake, Christmas Whole Wheat Dates Dry Fruit Cake , Whole Wheat Carrot Dates Walnut Cake, Dates Dry Fruits Burfi, Healthy Birthday Cake – No Sugar Cake, No Sugar Filling For Gujiya

Prunes & Dates

Prunes are possibly the most underrated of dried fruits. Prunes are simply dried plum and like plums, they are rich in potassium, fiber, and antioxidants. Prunes are even more sweet and concentrated in flavor. They’re also a good source of fiber so they’ll keep you feeling full longer. 

Savory Nut mix on topping

Raisins, Prunes, Dates, there are always in stock in my refrigerator. I like to use them in many recipes. This chutney is my favorite one because it has no sugar. It is perfect substitute for Imli ki chutney  or Tamarind chutney. Imli ki chutney is often used in North Indian chaat snacks like dahi bhalle, dahi vada, samosa chaat. It’s also served with samosa, kachori, pani puri and pakora.

Perfect for chaats, dosa and pakoras

Dates Prunes Raisins Chutney ( No Added Sugar ) | Sugar Free Dip | Sweet Sour Chutney

Ingredients :
Dates – 1 cup (Seedless)
Prunes – 1 cup
Golden raisins – 1/2 cup
Savory Nut Mix – 1/4 cup
Juice of one lemon

Spices:
Amchur powder – 1 tsp
Roasted cumin powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
Roasted fennel powder – 1/4 tsp
Black salt – 1/2 tsp
Himalayan pink salt – 1/2 tsp

Dates Prunes Raisins Chutney


Method :

  1. Soak dates, prunes with raisins in 1 & 1/2 cups of water for 1 hour.
  2. Grind soaked dates, prunes and raisins ( use same water in which they are soaked) and make a smooth paste.
  3. In a nonstick pan add grounded paste of dates, prunes and raisins. Cook for 5 minutes on low flame.
  4. Then add all spices and mix gently. Cook the chutney on low flame till to right and little thick consistency on low flame.
  5. Switch off the gas and allow chutney to cool down completely.
  6. Then add lemon juice and savory nut mix. Mix them well.
  7. Then store in a glass jar and enjoy with your favorite chaat, pakoras.

Tips :

  • Allow chutney to cool completely. Then store in a clean and dry glass jar.
  • Keep chutney in the refrigerator after every use. Use a clean and dry spoon. It last long for 15 days.
No Sugar Dip

Kiwi Coriander Chutney | Fruit Base Dip | Green Chutney

Chutney is a savory condiment made from slow-cooked fruits and vegetable vinegar and spices. Originating from India, chutneys have traveled the globe, and every country has their take on this versatile condiment. Chutneys from South Africa will often include apricots, while British chutneys favor the use of apples. Indian chutneys can be made from a wide variety of ingredients, including fresh coriander leaves, coconut, mint, peanut, mango, or tamarind.

Kiwi Coriander Chutney

Kiwi is one of my favorite fruits and it’s also called Chinese gooseberry. Kiwis are small fruits that pack a lot of flavor and plenty of health benefits. Their green flesh is sweet and tangy. It’s also full of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, folate, and potassium. They also have a lot of antioxidants and are a good source of fiber. Their small black seeds are edible and skin as well.

There are many easy and delicious ways to enjoy kiwifruit. I would like to add kiwi fruit in my saladsmoothiessalsajamspopsiclesopen-faced sandwichsalad dressing, and even in no-cook pasta sauce. But my most favorite use of this fruit is in making chutney. Trust me, it always turns out super delicious. I already shared Kiwi Avocado Coriander Chutney in this chutney I used avocado and kiwi. But in this chutney, I used fresh coriander leaves and kiwi (Green & Sungold) with skin.

Green Chutney

While many people love kiwis, there is some controversy over whether or not the skin should be eaten. Technically, the skin is edible, but some people dislike its fuzzy texture. Kiwi skins contain a high concentration of nutrients, especially fiber, folate, and vitamin E. Best way to use the whole kiwi is CHUTNEY.

Kiwi Coriander Chutney | Fruit Base Dip | Green Chutney

Kiwi Coriander Chutney is a simple, quick, and yet delicious recipe. This tangy chutney goes well with aloo tikki, kebab, dosa, idli, or even with plain paratha.

Spicy, Sweet Fruit Dip

Ingredients :
Fresh coriander leaves – 1 small bunch
Kiwi – 2 (One Green & One Yellow)
Garlic – 2
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Green chilly – 2
Black salt – 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Green & Sungold Kiwi Fruit

Method :

  1. Wash coriander leaves, garlic, green chilies, and roughly chop them.
  2. Put chopped coriander leaves, kiwi (with skin), garlic, and green chilies with all other ingredients in a grinder. Grind all ingredients until smooth (Do not add water).
  3. Transfer chutney into a clean and dry glass jar. Serve with your favorite snacks.
Best Serve With Chaat, Pakoras

Chickpea Avocado Salad with Kiwi Dressing | Protein Rich Salad | Healthy Salad Recipe

Salad recipes are my favorite way to showcase vibrant, in-season produce – fruits and veggies that are so good on their own that you don’t need to do much to make them into a delicious meal. This Chickpea Salad is loaded with crisp cucumbers, juicy snack tomatoes, creamy avocado, and crunchy red onions. The fresh kiwi dressing adds the citrus flavor.

Chickpea salad is one of our favorite summer meals because it’s light but filling. This healthy salad with Avocado, Snack Tomato, Cucumber is vegan and gluten-free and adds on its low in fat and high in protein. 

Protein Rich Salad

What are chickpeas? Chickpeas are peach-colored round legumes or seed pods and part of the pea family. Chickpeas are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, chickpeas may offer a variety of health benefits, such as improving digestion, aiding weight management, and reducing the risk of several diseases. They are high in protein and make an excellent replacement for meat in vegetarian and vegan diets.

With Greek Yogurt

They have a satisfying nutty flavor. You can use canned drained chickpeas or soaked it overnight. Boil in the pressure cooker and then used it. Serve this delicious salad with Greek yogurt as it has more protein and less sugar and sodium than the same amount of regular yogurt.

Salad Served with Greek Yogurt

The Avocados do have a good amount of natural, heart-healthy fat, of course, and they add all the creaminess you’ll want, so there’s no need to butter or mayo your wraps and buns. The diced cucumber and red onions add amazing texture in this salad.

Avocados

Chickpea Avocado Salad with Kiwi Dressing | Protein Rich Salad | Healthy Salad Recipe

This a wholesome salad that is packed with proteins, vitamins, and minerals. This salad is so simple to make and can put together in minutes. The addition of fresh kiwi dressing brings out the fresh flavors. You can enjoy this amazing salad with taco, wraps, or even with buns as well.

Ingredients:
Salad Ingredients :
Boil Chickpea (Soak the dried chickpeas overnight with 3 cups of water. Drain the water, rinse the chickpeas and boil in a pressure cooker until done ) – 2 Cups
Snack Tomato (Halved) – 1 cup
Avocado (pitted and chopped) – 3
English Cucumber – 1 cup (chopped)
Red onion – 1 cup (chopped)
Juice of one lemon
Serve With :
Greek Yogurt – 2 cups
Kiwi Dressing – 1 cup

Healthy Summer Salad

Method :

  1. In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients, then drizzle kiwi dressing on top. Toss to combine.
  2. Can be served immediately, but best to cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and toss again before serving.
Super Easy Kiwi Dressing

Kiwi Salad Dressing | Vitamin- C Rich Dressing | Fruit Based Dressing | No Sugar Salad Dressing

A good salad dressing is a magic touch that you need to give life to a favorite salad. The right dressing will make eating veggies exciting even for the most choosy eaters like my son, Reyansh. Making salad dressing at home is super easy and enables you to control ingredients. Better than store-bought dressings as they contain excess sugar, excess salt, artificial flavors, and coloring.

Kiwi Salad Dressing

Zespri Kiwifruit can deliver a delightful dip of vibrant zest to the salad dressing. This fresh Kiwi Salad Dressing, easy to make with no added sugar of any kind, is a sweet, tangy perfect for topping your favorite salad. Made with few ingredients and is super easy to make.

Vitamin- C Rich Dressing

Also, Kiwi is filled with vitamin C, vitamin K, and fiber – all nutrients your body needs. The bonus here is that this recipe requires no added sugar in any form. No white sugar, no honey, no maple syrup. Kiwi is plenty sweet on its own. I used both green and yellow kiwi. It’s a little tangy from the Kiwi fruit, but the lovely sweetness of the orange juice balances it out perfectly.

Green Kiwi & Yellow Kiwi

The beauty of Kiwi fruit — besides its richness in flavor and vitality — is that it’s extremely versatile. It can be used as a snack to deliver more than a day’s worth of vitamin C in just a few quick bites. It makes absolutely delicious chutneysmoothie, and frozen treats.

Orange Kiwi Salad Dressing

Kiwi Salad Dressing | Vitamin – C Rich Dressing | Fruit Based Dressing | No Sugar Salad Dressing

This “bright green ” salad dressing is a new way to enjoy a kiwi fruit is to make delicious and super easy salad dressing with few ingredients at home.

Ingredients :

Kiwi – 4
Orange juice – 1/4 cup
Red chilli flakes – 1/2 tsp
Garlic ( Grated ) – 1
Juice of one lemon
Crushed black pepper – 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste or pink salt

No Sugar Salad Dressing

Method :

  1. Scoop out the kiwi flesh and grate or mash them with a masher. Don’t grind kiwi in the blender else kiwi seeds will grind along with the pulp.
  2. Now mix all other ingredients with kiwi pulp. Enjoy healthy no sugar dressing with your favorite salad.
Healthy Salad Dressing

Tuesday Tip | How To Peel Kiwi with a Spoon ? | How to store Kiwi ?

Kiwis are small fruits that pack a lot of flavor and plenty of health benefits. Their green flesh is sweet and tangy. It’s also full of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, folate, and potassium. They also have a lot of antioxidants and are a good source of fiber. Kiwi is my favorite tropical fruits, as I love the sweet, tart, and juicy fruit with the crunchy little black seeds.

Kiwi Fruit

Kiwi is a little fuzzy to peel, because the skin is so incredibly thin, and a perfectly ripe kiwi is delicate to handle. While buying kiwi check for the hardiness of the immature ones since the fully ripened kiwi fruit yields to gentle pressure. If the fruit is hard, it will be unripe, tart, and should be kept outside at room temperature to allow it to ripen.

Perfect Sliced Kiwi

I always buy hard one and keep them outside for 3 -4 days till they ripen. Then I store them in a refrigerator. To avoid bruising, try not to layer kiwis on top of each other, especially if they’re ripe. I use an egg carton to store ripening kiwifruit. I do the same with Avocados as well.

I use an egg carton to store ripening kiwifruit.

Kiwis are delicious on their own, but they are also versatile. Kiwi to different dishes and meals is a good way to add some extra flavor, like jams, chutney and even in smoothie as well.

Tuesday Tip | How To Peel Kiwi with a Spoon ?

I prefer to eat the kiwi fruit without peeling the skin off. It doesn’t spoil the taste of the fruit and instead gives it an added texture. But most people prefer to eat it with the skin removed. Today I will show you how simple it can be to peel one quickly and easily with a spoon.

Peel skin with a spoon

You will need:
A ripe Kiwi
A knife
A spoon

Hold the kiwi fruit firmly on the chopping board and cut off the ends.

Insert a spoon between the skin and flesh of the kiwi ( do this gently ). Try to get the spoon as closely underneath the skin as possible, as this will make the fruit easier to remove.

Rotate the spoon around the kiwi, beneath the skin. This will loosen the skin from the kiwi.

Enjoy Perfect Slices Of Kiwi.

Perfect slice everytime


Uttrakhand Flavored Salt | Garlic Chilli Dry Chutney | My Mom’s Recipe | Pisyun Loon ( Kumaoni Hara Namak )

Uttarakhand is the land of sublime natural beauty and serene spirituality with beautiful green mountains that you can’t miss it. When I was a kid, I used to visit my grandfather’s place (Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand) in summer vacations. It was 10-12 hours of journey by bus from Chandigarh.

Spicy Vegetables & Fruits

At every stop many vendors come to bus window to sell all kind of snacks. Fresh cucumber (pahadi kheera) with spices on top, coconut wedges, spicy popcorns etc. It was the spices in these snacks that make that long journey enjoyable.

Spicy Green Salt

This chutney is extremely spicy made with garlic and green chili. I still remembered me and my brother used to have this chutney with hot stuffed parathas. Now, Reyansh ( My son ) also loves this chutney. I love to have this flavored salt with cucumber salad or with orange slices or toss with salad or serve with stuffed paratha.

My Favorite Salad Plate

Pahadi Namak (Salts), they have staple in Uttarakhand (Garhwali and Kumaoni) households. They are made in different flavors like mint, mustard, ginger, coriander, garlic, cumin, and chilies (You can use anyone red or green ).

My Mom’s Recipe

Every household will have their version of hara namak (hara nood). Traditionally, it is made on sil batta. Sil Batta in Hindi with sil referring to flat stone and batta referring to a cylindrical grinding stone. Hara namak is made by crushing or grinding coriander leaves, green chilies, cumin seeds, garlic, salt, and making it into a semi-dry form. These flavored salts loaded with micronutrients (using Rock Salt or Himalayan pink salt) are not only a healthy option but can also tickle your taste buds.

Pahadi Namak

The Himalayan crystal salt contains certain minerals like potassium, calcium, and magnesium that makes it so precious. It is a healthier choice than the regular table salt, Himalayan salt is one of the best natural healers. It is available in different grain sizes. For cooking purposes, go for the extra fine grain while medium and coarse are the perfect sizes for finishing.

Himalayan Pink Salt

Surprisingly, Himalayan salt lamps to purify the air. Himalayan salt lamps host an array of health and environmental benefits which make them very beneficial for the home. The beautiful Himalayan salt lamps not only add beauty to your house but they also purify the air. These lamps attract moisture from the air and due to the warmth on the surface, the water evaporates quickly. The process of evaporation creates negative ions that react with the pollen, dust, dirt, pollutants, and allergens which carry a positive charge and neutralize them.

Himalayan Rock Salt

I have kept a big Himalayan candle holder at my house. While Himalayan Salt Candle Holders may not be enough to rid your house of all pollutants, they can be used in conjunction with air purifiers and house plants to help improve air quality. In turn, this can reduce your allergies and make your home feel fresh and clean.

Himalayan Salt Candle Holders

Garlic Chilli Chutney | My Mom’s Recipe | Pisyun Loon ( Kumaoni Hara Namak)

Combination of herbs and salt, these age-old ‘pisyun loon’ from the mountains are not just healthy, they are delicious enough to liven up any meal.

My Mom’s Recipe

Ingredients :
Green chilies or red chilli ( chopped ) –  2
Garlic ( chopped ) – 3
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Few Coriander leaves
Salt to taste or pink salt
Lemon juice – 2 tbsp

Pisyun Loon ( Kumaoni Hara Namak )

Method :

Grind all the above ingredients coarsely or pound everything in mortar- pestle. Enjoy with paratha or with cucumber, orange slices, or even avocado, pineapple.