Chick Pea Tikkis (Protein and Calcium Rich for Pregnancy) by Tarla Dalal

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Feb. 03, 2014

A traditional Indian snack made nutritious with the addition of protein and calcium-rich ingredients-chick peas and mint, which helps in the development of healthy teeth and bones of your baby.


Soaked and boiled kabuli chana 2 1/2 Cup (40 tbs) (white chick peas)
Chopped mint leaves 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Finely chopped green chili 2 Teaspoon
Finely chopped capsicum 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Grated carrot 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Grated cabbage 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Grated garlic 1/2 Teaspoon
Roasted cumin seed powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Other ingredients
Oil 3 1/4 Teaspoon (For greasing and cooking)



1. In blender, add kabuli chana, mint leaves and green chili. Blend into a coarse mixture without using water.

2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl; add capsicum, carrot, cabbage, garlic, cumin, and salt. Mix well.

3. Divide the mixture into 16 equal portions and shape them into round flat 2-inch tikkis.

4. Grease a non-stick griddle with ¼ teaspoon of oil and cook tikkis using 1½ teaspoon of oil until golden brown on both the sides. Cook in batches and repeat the step for remaining tikkis.


5. Serve hot with green chutney.


Use 1 cup of raw kabuli chana (white chick peas) to get 2½ cups soaked and boiled kabuli chana (white chick peas).

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 103Calories from Fat 13

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g3.1%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 187 mg7.79%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g6%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet