Karela Tikki Recipe - Healthy Diabetic Snack
Karela Tikkis Recipe is a diabetic friendly snack where the grated Karela is mixed with carrots, paneer and chaat masala powder to make delicious tasting tikkis. Serve these Karela Tikkis as part of a diabetic friendly meal along with a mint pudina chutney.
Karela Tikkis Recipe is a wholesome diabetic friendly snack where the grated Karela is mixed with carrots, paneer and chaat masala powder to make delicious tasting tikkis. In this recipe the nutrition from the karela is kept intact by keeping its juices and the skin. Bulk of the nutrition lies in the skin and the juices.
The addition of chaat masala along with paneer, brings in the taste to the tikkis.
Did you know: Bitter gourd increases the uptake of glucose and improves glycemic control hence it helps in maintaining blood sugar levels. It is also a good for your liver, that a compound called Momordica Charantia provides protection against liver failure by strengthening antioxidant activity of the enzymes in the liver.
Serve Karela Tikkis as a tea time snack along with Green Chutney and a cup of Masala Chai .
If you liked this recipe try some of our other karela favorite recipes
- 2 Karela (Bitter Gourd/ Pavakkai) , grated
- 1 Carrot (Gajjar) , grated
- 200 grams Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , grated
- 1/4 cup Oats Flour
- 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala Powder
- 1/4 cup Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
- Salt , to taste
- Oil , for frying tikkis
- Oil , for frying tikkis
How to make Karela Tikki Recipe - Healthy Diabetic Snack
To begin making Karela Tikki Recipes first prep all the ingredients and keep aside.
Ensure you use the skin and the juice from the karela, as all the nutrition is present in the juice and the skin which will be very helpful for the diabetic.
Combine the bitter gourd, carrots, paneer, oats flour, chaat masala ,red chilies powder, turmeric powder, green chillies, coriander and salt together in a mixing bowl and mix well.
Check the taste and adjust the salt accordingly.
Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape into round, flat karela tikkis.
Preheat a pan over medium heat, place each tikki and drizzle oil over the tikki and cook on medium heat on both sides until it gets a golden brown colour on both sides.
Ensure the you cook on low to medium heat, so the karela will cook from the inside as well. Once done transfer the Karela Tikki into a plate with an oil absorbent paper and serve hot.
Serve Karela Tikkis as a tea time snack along with Green Chutney Recipe and a cup of Masala Chai Recipe