Thursday, 29 November 2012

Spinach, corn, mushroom tikki...

This is one yummy treat for the whole family, especially on cold winter evenings, with a cup of steaming hot beverage!


cheese- 1 cup grated

spinach-1 bunch(boiled and chopped)
corn- 1 cup(boiled and chopped)
vegetable oil for shallow frying
mushroom-4-5(boiled and chopped)
besan(bengal gram flour)- 1 cup

onion- 2 small(finely chopped)
garlic-optional(finely grated)
green chillies-(finely chopped)
oil- for shallow frying- 3 tsp
garam masala- 1/2 tsp
salt for taste


1.In a bowl add onions,chillies,garam masala,salt,spinach(par boiled and chopped) ,corn(boiled)
(squeeze excess water from spinach and corn) and little besan to make a soft dough.

2.Take a lemon size dough and flatten.

3.In another bowl mix mushroom (squeeze out excess water)and cheese.

4. Fill a little of this mix into the tikki and roll again into a ball

5. Flatten into a tikki.

6.Lightly dust besan on tikki to coat it . (do not add water to besan,).

7.Shallow fry on low flame till golden brown on both sides..

8.Yummy Spinach,corn,mushroom,and cheese tikki is ready.

9.Spread grated cheese on tikki when hot. The cheese will melt and form a nice layer.

Enjoy the tikki and let me know your feedback.

Nutrition facts: (courtesy:

1. Spinach: Popeye's favorite power food is a power house of vitamins A & C, to the tune of 60% and 15% of the recommended dietary allowance(RDA) of these vitamins respectively for 1 cup of cooked spinach. It is also a very rich source of iron and calcium about 10% of RDA each in 1 cup ..  Contarary to popular belief cooked spinach has more percentage of vitamins and minerals as compared to raw spinach.

2.Mushrooms: Again a rich source of Vitamin B2(riboflavin) and vit D. Also contains potassium (for bone health) and selenium (for thyroid function)

3. Corn : contains approx 16% of RDA of Vit C, and also minerals like  zinc and  manganese (required for your nervous system and brain) and phosphorous (for kidney function)

4. Cheese: This diary product gives you Vit D, Vit A calcium and zinc.The nutrients from this dairy food are particularly helpful in maintaining strong bones and teeth.


  1. Replies
    1. it tastes yum..i'll vouch for that!

    2. well I would not know till i taste it .. Right i am boarding a flight on way to taste some he he he hehe


  2. I love the way you have added the nutrient content too!! ;)

  3. this blog is dedicated to that- nutritious cooking which also tastes good.... esp as a mother, that is my biggest concern , if kids are getting enough nutrition from what they eat..
    thank u for reading!