Broccoli Tikkis For The Evening Tea

With low temperatures, foggy weather and unwelcome showers, I found myself longing for something hot to warm my insides. Peeping into the refrigerator I realized I missed on buying the fresh stock of groceries. But the wet weather dampened my spirits of going out. Other than milk, cheese and butter, what called out to me was a bunch broccoli. My culinary mind started thinking and I decided on making Cheese Broccoli Tikkis which would be just perfect with hot glasses of tea. I prefer having tea in glasses rather than cups and I know most of the tea lovers would agree with me on this.


1 tsp olive oil
2 onions chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp green chillies chopped
1 broccoli chopped
1-2 boiled potatoes grated
2-3 tbsp mozzarella cheese
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
1/4 cup bread crumbs
salt to taste
2-3 tbsp oil


* In a frying pan heat 1 tbsp oil.
* Add onions and fry them till golden brown.
* Further add ginger garlic paste, green chillies, garam masala powder, black pepper powder and saute them for few minutes.
* Then add broccoli and salt. Mix well.
* Cook for few minutes till broccoli is tender.
* Remove from heat and let it cool.
* Add grated potatoes and mix properly.
* Make balls from the mixture or kebab like shapes.
* Cover them with breadcrumbs.
* Heat a non stick pan with 1 tbsp of oil and cook the tikkis.
* Let one side turn brown then the other.
* Serve them hot with yogurt dip or green chutney.

Note: You can make variations to the recipe. Like by making a thick chickpea flour paste and dipping the broccoli balls in it and then frying them. Although this method takes in much oil.


Anncoo on October 6, 2009 at 6:42 AM said...

I will add this in my to do list. Will omit the chillies and black pepper powder so that our kids can enjoy it too.

Happy cook on October 6, 2009 at 6:59 AM said...

That is so beautiful and so delcious.

Pari on October 6, 2009 at 7:01 AM said...

Hi Anshika. Yummy, I want them too. The combo is very inviting and gladly I can say, even I have tried them and were loved by kids.

kamala on October 6, 2009 at 7:57 AM said...

Wow!! lovely tikkis

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine on October 6, 2009 at 8:05 AM said...

Thats a lovely way to have tea...nice click too..

Home Cooked Oriya Food on October 6, 2009 at 5:44 PM said...

lovley tikkis... lovely click too... Can I have one please ?

Shri on October 7, 2009 at 7:55 AM said...

So healthy and they look cute!

Sandhya Hariharan on October 7, 2009 at 5:27 PM said...

Lovely tikka's anytime welcome...
Thanks Anishka for visiting my space... YOu have a lovely blog tooo..

Will follow you from now... on..
C u more often.

ABowlOfMush on October 8, 2009 at 8:10 AM said...

These are gorgeous, cute looking tikkis. Very elegant!

Anonymous said...

Those look yummy !!!! Love the use of mozzarella in it...

Divya Vikram on October 10, 2009 at 11:33 PM said...

Tikkis made healthy. great way to tweak in broccoli in food. These look like falafels.

Mythreyi Dilip on October 11, 2009 at 2:55 PM said...

Tikkis with broccoli, never tried this before, thanks for sharing!

Sangeetha Subhash on October 16, 2009 at 1:04 PM said...

U have a fabulous space with wonderful recipes!!!
broccoli tikki looks awesome& xllnt presentation!
Will follow you from now... on..
C u more often.

SriLekha on November 3, 2009 at 2:55 AM said...

wow! looks delicious!
pics are so good1
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