Asparagus Moong Dal Tikki

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Asparagus Moong Dal Tikki

Asparagus Moong Dal Tikki

Luke Coutinho (Designed by Priyanka Vithlani, Meal planning analyst)
Asparagus and moong dal tikki is not only a healthy and nutrient -rich addition to the menu but has it's own unique and earthy flavours which can be relished by all age groups without any guilt.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish, Starter
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8 tikkis
Calories 135.4 kcal


  • Cast iron tawa/pan
  • Mixing bowl


  • ¼ cup moong dal soaked for 8 hours, drained
  • 2 tbsp rice flour slightly roasted and kept aside
  • 2 tbsp sattu flour slightly roasted kept aside
  • 2 tbsp grated onions
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp dhaniya jeera powder/coriander seeds powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint leaves
  • 2-3 spears of steamed and thinly chopped asparagus
  • 1 tbsp cold pressed coconut oil
  • sesame seeds roasted to garnish


  • Take ¼ cup moong dal in an open pan.
  • Add enough water so that all the moon dal is soaked.
  • Cook until soft.
  • Add some more water if required.
  • Keep stirring until dal becomes thick (evaporate as much water as possible).
  • Let it cool down.
  • In another pan, heat 1 tsp oil and add ginger paste.
  • Now add grated onions.
  • Sauté until they start becoming pink. Add some salt (enough for onions) at this stage.
  • Now add turmeric, dhaniya jeera powder.
  • Turn off the gas and add the cooled moong dal mixture.
  • Add rice and sattu flour, chopped mint leaves, asparagus and mix.
  • Make 3-4 medium tikkis.
  • Roll them on sesame seeds.
  • Roast them on a tawa on a medium flame until golden brown.
  • Use oil for greasing.
  • Place on a serving plate. Sprinkle chaat masala on the top.
  • Serve with 2 tbsp. carrots, capsicums and onions cut into julienne along with coriander or mint chutney of choice.


  • Power packed asparagus is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K.
  • Protein rich tikki with the goodness of dal can be relished by expecting mothers as well as the entire family.
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Calories: 135.4kcalCarbohydrates: 12.67gProtein: 4.9gFat: 6.8g
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