Tuesday, March 13, 2012

BEEHA JI TIKKI (Lotus Root Tikkis)

Bea or lotus root is a much preferred vegetable in Sindhi Cuisine. We have many variations of curries and snacks with this. Here is the recipe of tikkis / cutlets made with lotus root.

Lotus root ..... 1 root/1 cup
Potatoes........ 2 medium sized
Bread crumbs ... 2 tbsps.
Ajwain/carom .... 1/4 tsp.
Anardana ........... 1 tbsp. (crushed) or 1 tsp. amchoor powder
Garam masala .... 1/2 tsp.
Red chilli powder ... 1/4 tsp
Green chillies ..... 1-2 (chopped finely)
Coriander leaves ... handful (chopped finely)
Salt ................... to taste
Oil ............. to fry


1. Boil the potatoes and mash them.

2. Scrape the lotus root and cut into 1 inch pieces. Boil them adding a little salt and let them cool. Crush them in the mortar and pestle.

3. Add the ingredients (except oil) Mix well.

Make tikkis of any desired shape. Deep fry the tikkis to golden brown colour and serve hot.

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  1. looks delicious never had / tried recipes with lotus root. sure taste will be good. yummy

    1. Must try it sometime.. we make many dishes with lotus root

  2. This is absolutely newto me.......hmm I havent heard abt lotus root...hmm willtry when i get a chance..

  3. Wat a beautiful tikkis, truly fabulous..

  4. Very new recipes. Never cooked with lotus roots before, but looks delicious and sounds simple.

  5. That's very innovative, looks really tempting. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook.

  6. Tasty tikkis... I like lotus stem.. good innovative idea..

  7. wow! that's an interesting recipe - never had or made this before - bookmarking!

  8. Hello.
    I've never had lotus root before, but these sound & look very tasty. Maybe you can send me some via virtual express (lol). Nice presentation.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Tooo tempting tikkis Sobha and I think it will go well as a evening snacks!

  10. new bo for me but sounds delicious and tempting


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