This High Protein Tikki Chaat – Air fried is one of the favorite chaats, where crispy tikkis are made with sprouts, oats flour, tofu if vegan or paneer are topped with chutneys and spices. Many people in India enjoy it as street food. With its high protein content, delicious texture, and chatpata tangy flavor, it is sure to please. A healthy vegan version of our delicious street food in India. I have used very less oil on the stovetop and air fried version is also shown.
- 1 cup – Mixed Sprouts
- 1 cup – Green peas (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup – Oats flour
- 1 cup – Tofu crumble
- 1/2 cup – Dairy-free yogurt
- 1/2 cup – Green chutney
- 1/2 cup – Tamarind chutney
- 1/2 cup – Coriander leaves chopped
- 1/2 cup – Pomegranate seeds
- 1 tbsp – Garam masala powder
- 1 tbsp – Cumin powder
- Salt to taste
- 1 tbsp – Red chili powder
- Add mixed sprouts to a grinder or blender.
- Then add green peas frozen or fresh. Close the lid and grind it into a coarse paste.
- Keep the coarse paste aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the sprouts and peas paste, oats flour, tofu crumble, coriander leaves chopped, cumin powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, and salt according to your taste.
- Mix everything nicely.
- With clean hands take some small proportion.
- Give a nice tikki shape.
- Prepare all tikki’s in the same manner.
- Now for the stovetop method – Heat a pan and add a little olive or any vegetable oil and when the oil is hot add a batch a tikkis.
- Fry the tikkis on low medium flame then flip the tikkis and fry till another side is also golden and crisp.
- Take out when done on a plate.
- For the Air fry method – Place a parchment paper in the air fryer and brush with little oil then place 4 tikkis at a time brush a little on top and air fry at 380 ° F for 15 minutes.
- Now after 15 minutes flip the tikkis and brush little oil and again fry for 10 minutes till golden and crisp.
- Take out all the tikkis and keep them aside on a plate.
- For assembling the chaat now we whisk yogurt nice and smooth and add on the top of tikkis.
- Now a coriander chutney on top.
- Add tamarind chutney on top.
- Sprinkle red chili powder, garam masala powder, roasted cumin powder, and Chaat masala(optional) on top.
- For decoration add coriander leaves and pomegranate seeds on top.
- Delicious High protein Tikki Chaat is ready to be served.
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- When you are frying the protein tikkis, keep the flame on low so that you get a fantastic and crunchy texture on the top surface of the tikkis. Perfectly crisp patties can only be achieved with patience. Always fry the aloo patties on medium heat, never on high heat.
- If you are air frying the tikkis then just brush a little oil on top and then air fry and then flip in between and again brush with little oil and then air fry again till crispy brown.
- Please do not skip the making of chutneys or buy them from the store as the chutneys give an exploding flavor to the Chaat. Just do add the yogurt to adjust the heat in the chutneys but then optional but if using for kids add the yogurt I will strongly recommend.
- Keep in mind that if adding the yogurt then you have to whisk the yogurt till it achieves a smooth texture do add a little sugar and then sprinkle it over the hot crispy tikkis and it will be far better if the yogurt is chilled as than the crispy tikkis will be tastier.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
- Method: Air-fry
- Cuisine: Indian
- Serving Size: 11 tikkis
- Calories: 450Kcal
- Sugar: 16g
- Sodium: 1300mg
- Fat: 10g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 75g
- Fiber: 10g
- Protein: 20g
- Cholesterol: 6mg
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