Sindhi Style Besan Tikki Ki Sabzi Recipe

Besan Tikki Ki Sabzi is a delicious Sindhi style gravy recipe that is prepared with tikkis that are made with besan or chickpea flour and simmered in a spicy tomato onion gravy. Serve with Parathas along with a raita for a simple weekend lunch.

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Sindhi Style Besan Tikki Ki Sabzi Recipe

Sindhi Style Besan Tikki Ki Sabzi is very popular Sindhi dish. This recipe is made with a spicy tomato and onion gravy which is so delicious and easy to make. When you don't have many options in vegetables, chickpea flour or besan makes for a great alternative. 

Serve Sindhi Style Besan Tikki Ki Sabzi along with Tawa Parathas or a simple Spiced Carrot Pulao Recipe along with a Tadka Raita for a simple weekend lunch

If you like this recipe, here are a few more recipes with Besan/Chickpea Flour as the ingredients

  1. Marwadi Gatte Ki Kadhi Recipe
  2. Rajasthani Gatte Ki Sabzi Recipe (With Onion & Garlic)
  3. Rajasthani Gatte Ka Pulao Recipe

Cuisine: Sindhi
Course: Main Course
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

30 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

75 M


3 Servings


    For the Tikkis
  • 1 cup Gram flour (besan)
  • 1 teaspoon Poppy seeds
  • 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Anardana (Dry Pomegranate Seeds)
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin (Jeera) seeds
  • 2 teaspoons Cooking oil
  • Salt , as per your taste
  • Cooking oil , for deep frying the besan tikkis
  • For the curry :
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes , finely chopped
  • 1/3 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander (Dhania) Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)
  • Salt , as per your taste
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon Cooking oil
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , for garnish

How to make Sindhi Style Besan Tikki Ki Sabzi Recipe

  1. To begin making Sindhi Style Besan Tikki Ki Sabzi Recipe, we will first make the besan ki tikki.  

  2. In a mixing bowl combine, besan flour, poppy seeds, finely chopped green chillies, dry pomegranate seeds, coriander leaves, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, cumin seeds and 2 teaspoons oil. 

  3. Add little water and start kneading the dough. You should add only little water at a time so that the final dough is mixed but firm. 

  4. Now make small lemon sized balls from the dough and flatten them lightly between your palms like a tikki or a patty. 

  5. In a saucepan, add enough water and bring it to a boil. Add all the besan ki tikkis into the boiling water and let it sit it in the water for 2-3 minutes. 

  6. After 3 minutes, remove it from the water, drain and let it cool to room temperature. 

  7. In a kadai, add enough oil for deep frying. Once the oil is heat, add the besan ki tikkis to the oil slowly.

  8. Fry until the besan tikkis are golden brown and cooked from the inside. Remove from the oil and drain on a kitchen paper towel. 

  9. Meanwhile, heat oil in a pressure cooker on medium flame, add chopped onions. Saute it until golden brown in colour.

  10. Now, add turmeric powder, chopped tomatoes, coriander powder, garam masala, red chilli powder, salt and kasoori methi. 

  11. Add water, mix well and close the lid of pressure cooker. Let 3 whistles go and cook for another 2 minutes on low flame. Turn off the heat after 2 minutes and let the pressure release naturally. 

  12. Open the cooker and adjust the thickness of gravy and check for spice levels.

  13. Now add the fried tikkis into the tomato gravy and let the besan tikkis sit in the cooker for 5 minutes or until the tikkis turns soft and absorb the flavour of the Besan Tikki Ki Sabzi.

  14. Turn off the flame and garnish with the chopped coriander leaves 

  15. Serve Sindhi Style Besan Tikki Ki Sabzi along with Tawa Parathas or a simple Spiced Carrot Pulao Recipe along with a Tadka Raita for a simple weekend lunch.

Sindhi Style Besan Tikki Ki Sabzi Recipe is part of the Indian Curry And Gravy Recipe Contest

Last Modified On Friday, 09 March 2018 11:18
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