Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Kachche Kele Ki Tikki

Its Paryushan the most important festival of Jains. It is a festival of fasts and spiritual enlightenment which is a 8 day festival and the last day is known as Samvatsari, a day most importantly for Forgiveness to one and all - wherein Forgiveness is requested by saying "Michhami Dukkadam" 
For such a great occasion of fasts, I am making this Kachche Kele ki tikki that can be had by Jains who fast as well as those just follow the prayers.  

Kachche Kele ki tikkis are made with boiled raw banana and other limited ingredients as Jains don't eat root grown vegetables. 

Ingredients : 
Raw Banana 1
Paneer 2 tbsp grated
Rajagira Atta 1 tbsp
Green chilli 1 finely chopped
Chaat masala 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Oil for frying the tikki

In a cooker, boil raw banana with enough water or you can pressure cook it for 3 - 4 whistles. Cool and peel the skin. It will come out easily. Mash the raw banana until smooth. 

In a bowl add the mashed raw bananas, grated paneer, rajagira atta, green chilli, salt, chaat masala, and mix till everything is mixed properly and a smooth dough is formed. 

Divide the dough into small balls and take each ball and form a shape of tikki with flattening between your palms. 

Now heat oil in a pan for frying. Once the oil is heated, reduced to medium flame and fry the tikkis till golden brown and crisp. Remove and keep on an absorbent paper.

Serve hot with Curd.
While flattening the tikki, be careful that no cracks are formed, as this might cause into breaking of the tikki while frying.

1 comment:

  1. My neighbor is Jain Gujarati, so I know little about this festival - Paryushan.. I guess every year when this period completes, she visits and
    say "Michhami Dukkadam" by folding her hands like we do Namaste.. Lovely share dear Jeena.


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