Poha Tikki – Poha is the most common breakfast dish in our house and we generally have it 2-3 times a week. A perfect healthy nutritious tasty breakfast. Generally there is no left over poha or even if there is some left I and my kids finish it by lunch. But what should you do if you have lots of poha left. Well, you can always make this Poha Tikki :-)
Taste is quite similar to aloo tikki. Poha tikki is crunchy crisp on the outside and soft from inside. I always add roasted peanuts to the poha which on grinding gave this yummy taste to the tikki. So if you do not add peanuts to the poha make it a point to add them in the tikki because they really add a nutty flavor.
When I was making these tikkis my kids kept on coming to kitchen to check when these will be ready. These smell so nice while cooking that even my maid commented on that J
It became really hard for me to take photos. Kids were ready to snatch the tikkis right from the plate where I was clicking photos. By the time I Packed my camera and came back in the room 10 out of 12 tikkis were already gone
This is also a very good lunch box recipe. If you have left over poha just make tikkis in the morning for tiffin.
This is also a good way to add vegetables to kid’s food as whatever vegetable (carrots, peas, corn etc.) you have added to your poha will be grinded and kids will not even realize they are eating them.
BTW my husband also loved them so you can make these to serve guests also as an appetizer. Sometimes I fry these but shallow frying is definitely better and healthier.
You can add more or less chilies depending on who you are making this for.
How to make Poha Tikki
Preparation time: less than 5 minutes
cooking time: 10-15 minutes
makes around 12 Poka Tikki
1 ½ cup left over Poha
2 boiled Potatoes
1 onion finely chopped
1 tsp chopped green chilies
1 tsp grated ginger
¼ tsp chaat masala
salt to taste ( poha might already have enough salt so taste first. If required then only add salt.)
1 tsp Chopped coriander leaves
1-2 tbsp oil
To make Poha Tikki
First of all grind poha in your blender so that you get this.
Add rest of the ingredients except for oil to the grinded poha.
Mix properly and check the spices. If you want you can add red chili powder also. I did not add it.
Give shape to the tikkis.
Cook the Poha Tikki in 1 -2 tbsp of oil. Try to cook them on medium or low flame starting with high flame.
Cook on both sides till light brown.
Your Poha tikki is ready to serve
Serve it hot with coriander chutney or ketchup.