Mint Mushroom Tikki | Healthy Low-Calorie Snack Recipe


Mushrooms are my daughter's most favorite food. So I often include it in her lunchbox either as pulao or gravy to accompany with roti. Last week i bought mushrooms from fairprice, Somehow i could not prepare for weekday which later turned out to be perfect snack for weekend. Whenever I look for healthy snack which means less oil, light and tasty food which satisfy  weekend evening crave - tikkis / kebabs would be the first option strikes from my mind.


Mushrooms are low in calorie, fat-free, cholesterol free, very low in sodium, yet they provide more nutrients that are typically found in animal meat or grains. A very good source of B vitamin. Hence serves to be best option for vegetarians. The focus of this recipe is mainly to provide low-calorie snack idea. I tired it with very minimal ingredients using mint and low-fat yogurt as a main for marinade. Worry not if you do not have tandoori or grill or oven, simply do this on a greased tava.

Preparation & Cooking Time : 45 minutes

Yield : Serves 2

Ingredients:

Button Mushroom - 1 punnet (i used brown mushroom)
Fresh Mint leaves - 1 cup
Coriander - 1/2 cup
Low Fat Fresh Hung Curd / Low-Fat Greek style yogurt - 1/2 cup
Green Chilli - 3
Ginger - 2" piece
Salt to taste
Oil , as needed to fry tikki

Method:

  1. Grind mint, coriander, green chilli and ginger  to fine paste without adding water.
  2. Wash mushroom thoroughly and pat dry. Poke the mushrooms with a fork to let the marination set.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine curd, ground mint paste, lemon juice and salt. Add the mushroom. Mix well. Allow to marinate for 15 minutes.
  4. Heat a non-stick pan and cook the mushrooms on a medium heat, using oil. Allow it to cook evenly by turning in between until slightly golden.
  5. Serve healthy mushroom tikki immediately. 


    Note:

    • Cook the mushrooms over medium heat to avoid burning dark. 
    • Alternatively you can grill or bake in pre-heated oven for 8-10 minutes.
    • If incase marination has become watery use besan to give thickness.
    • For a change cauliflower / paneer can be used following same procedure.


     

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    2 comments :

    yummy tikki

    must try this we are big fans of mushroom.. Will let u know shortly

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