Tricolored Cocktail Tikkis, on the occasion of Indian Independence Day

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India enters the 68th year of Independence, since 15th August 1947. A very happy Independence Day fellow Indians.

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An amalgam of Saffron skies on its head, White to cover its body and lush forests to its bounty, those are the colors on an Indian Flag : Saffron, White and Green!

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In the honor, I have created Tricolored Cocktail Tikkis. Celebrate with a cup of chai and these cocktail tikkis (patties) with family and friends this year.

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This is how you make it!
You need to make 3 kind tini-mini patties of 3 different flavors : Mint, Carrot, Paneer(cottage cheese).

Yields : 9 mini cocktail sticks (9 of each)

Kitchen Equipments Required : grater, 3-4 bowls, sauté pan, oven, baking tray, foil.

Ingredients and Method :

For Carrot Tikkis
Carrot : 1/4 cup, finely shredded
Potatoes, boiled and grated : 1&1/2 tbsp
Salt and Garam masala to taste.
Method :Mix everything and bring into a dough. Make small patties, as big as the dent of the palm.

For Pudina Tikkis
Paneer/Indian cottage cheese : 1/4 cup, finely grated
Potato, boiled and grated : 1 tbsp
Dry mint : 1&1/2 tbsp or use dry Pudina chutney powder.
Amchur : a fat pinch
Salt and garam masala to taste
Method : Mix everything and bring into a dough. Make small patties, as big as the dent of the palm.

For Paneer Tikkis
Paneer : 1/4 cup, grated
Salt and black pepper to taste
Method : Mash the paneer and salt pepper very well. Bring it in a dough. Make small patties, as big as the dent of the palm.

Method :

  1. Heat the flat pan. Spray it lightly with oil or add 1 tbsp of oil to the pan. Spread it on the pan evenly.

  2. Put all the small patties in the pan besides Paneer patties. Cook 2 minutes each side on medium flame.

  3. Line the baking tray with foil. Cook paneer tikkis in the oven for 1&1/2 minute each side on broil/grill.
    Note : You must be wondering why I cooked paneer tikkis in oven? To retain the color. In the oven paneer cooks evenly and doesn’t brown that much.

  4. Now take a cocktail pick and arrange the tikkis in the order of green, white and saffron !

Do let me know if you try. This looks elaborate but believe me that since these are minis, these are done in one go in a pan.

Submitting it to Shruti’s Independent India Event !

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Also, sending it to CaL’s #Freedommadness !

Sonal

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18 Comments

  1. Totally love these, food on a stick or toothpick is so much fun and great for parties. Love the different types and flavors a little variety is such a great idea. I think I could eat a whole tray of them.