Healthy Veg Lollipop Recipe With Palak & Rajma
Healthy Veg Lollipop Recipe With Palak & Rajma \ is a delicious and healthy appetizer that you can make as a starter for your house parties or during tea parties. Serve it along with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney and Masala Chai for your tea party or as an evening snack.
Healthy Veg Lollipop Recipe With Palak & Rajma is one of the perfect tea time snacks or appetizers/starters that everybody in the family will enjoy. Filled with all the goodness, this savoury veg lollipop is protein rich, full of flavours, crunchy yet soft.
In case you do not have rolled oats handy, other alternatives for binding are bread crumbs, powdered rusk, roasted besan / gram flour. And alternatives to rolled oats for coating the lollipops are again bread crumbs, powdered rusk, semolina or sooji. However, the texture and taste might vary slightly.
Rajma need not be mashed completely like potatoes. If you wish to, you can. But keeping some of them coarse will give a good taste to the lollipops and also wouldn’t it be nice to get some small chunks of rajma when you bite into the lollipops?
As the title says, this is not deep fried. All you need for this is your paddu / appe / paniyaram pan. Just a few drops of oil will do good.
If you like this Healthy Veg Lollipop Recipe you can also try other Rajma Recipes such as
Notes: You can increase or decrease the quantity of finely powdered oats based on the consistency of the dough.
You should be able to form non-sticky balls.You may use cornstarch or all purpose flour instead of gram flour, if you do not have it.
Veg Lollipops can be also be coated with semolina or bread crumbs or crushed corn flakes instead of oats.If you would like to skip the whole process of rolling the lollipops in gram flour and oats, you may do so. But, the outer texture of the lollipops might vary.
You can adjust the level of spices as per your taste.Ginger-garlic paste and finely chopped onions can also be added to the dough, if you wish to.
To cook Rajma
- 1 cup Rajma (Large Kidney Beans) , 1 cup rajma To make Palak Rajma Oats Lollipop
- 2 cups Spinach Leaves (Palak) , chopped & tightly packed
- 1/2 cup Rolled Oats , finely powdered
- 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
- 1/2 teaspoon Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
- Salt , to taste
- Oil , as required To roll the lollipops
- 3 tablespoons Gram flour (besan)
- Water , as required
- Turmeric powder (Haldi) , a pinch
- Salt , to taste
- 1/2 cup Rolled Oats , coarsely powdered
How to make Healthy Veg Lollipop Recipe With Palak & Rajma
To begin making the Healthy Veg Lollipop Recipe With Palak & Rajma, soak rajma in water for 7-8 hours or overnight. The quantity of rajma would have almost doubled.
Drain the water and pressure cook the soaked rajma with fresh water upto 8 to 10 whistles/ about 30 minutes so that they are soft when pressed. Let the pressure release on its own.
Drain the water from the rajma and use it for any other purpose (in a curry or to knead chapati dough). Do not discard this water.
In the meantime, thoroughly wash palak leaves multiple times. Saute the spinach lighty in a pan without any oil until soft and the spinach shrinks. Turn off the heat and allow the spinach to cool.
Now, finely powder rolled oats in a mixer/blender and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, take cooked rajma and mash it well using a masher or with your hand. Do not make it completely smooth, but coarsely mash some of them. This will give you a nice texture when you bite the lollipops.
Next, add the cooked spinach, oats powder, salt and all the spices mentioned under 'To make Palak Rajma Oats Lollipop' which includes red chilli powder, garam masala powder, cumin powder, amchur powder, salt and oil.
Mix all the contents thoroughly so that it forms a soft non-sticky dough. You should be easily able to shape it into small balls. If your dough is sticky, you can add more oats powder. Make small lemon sized balls and set aside.
Check the spices and salt and adjust to suit your taste.
Now, you will have to make a thin paste of gram flour. For this, mix gram flour with salt and turmeric powder. Add water as required and whisk well to form a lump-free, thin paste. Set aside.
Next, make a coarse powder of rolled oats and set aside. Coating the veg lollipops with oats gives a nice crunchy texture to them.
Now, heat a paddu / appe / paniyaram pan and add few drops of oil to each of the cavities.
Dip each of the veg lollipop balls in gram flour mixture and roll them gently over oats so that they are uniformly coated.
Gently place the veg lollipop balls inside the oiled cavities of the paddu pan. Cook them in low-medium heat until light brown in colour. Flip the veg lollipops around so that they cook well on all sides.
Once the veg lollipops they are done, transfer them onto a paper towel to remove excess oil. Gently prick each of them with a toothpick so that they resemble a lollipop.
Healthy Veg Lollipop Recipe With Palak & Rajma is part of the Mother's Day Recipe Contest 2018