Winters are around the corner and it’s time to give your body some love and nutrition to prep up for the winter chills. Interestingly, this is also the time when our soul craves for some delicious sweet treats or oily fried snacks. As much as we love these scrumptious treats, we can’t rule out the fact that the amount of sugar, oil and other fattening ingredients used in our favourite snacks can take a toll over our health in the long run.
Well, we have a perfect winter treat to give your body the much needed boost of nutrition and it’s crunchy texture and sweet taste will leave you drooling for more! So, it’s time to go desi with this delicious Bajra Tikki recipe, which you can prepare at home and relish anytime or pair with that perfect gur wali chai (jaggery tea). Here are a few reasons why adding Bajra to your diet is good for health.
Why Bajra and Til Tikki make for a perfect winter treat?
Bajra also known as Pearl Millet is naturally rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals like magnesium, which is great for heart health. The presence of Potassium dilates the blood and helps in preventing clogging of arteries and reduces the level of LDL (bad cholesterol). Apart from that, this grain is great for weight-watchers and it’s gluten rich composition makes it good for digestion.
The amalgamation of Bajara, iron-rich jaggery and zinc & calcium rich sesame makes this winter recipe a great immunity booster and gives you the much needed warmth in this changing season. So, roll up your sleeves and try this recipe today!
How to make Bajra Til Tikkis
To make this easy sweet Bajra Tikki recipe, heat a pan over medium flame and add in 1 cup water and 1 cup crushed jaggery. If the jaggery syrup appears too thick, then add some water to adjust the consistency.
In the meantime, sift the bajra flour using a sieve, to make this you need 2 cups of flour. Then to the flour add in ½ cup sesame. Mix it well and add in the jaggery syrup and add a dash of cardamom powder. Make sure that the syrup is not too thick or too flowy else it will ruin the taste and texture of the dish.
Allow the dough to rise by covering it with a kitchen towel. After some time extract the dough ball, grease your palms with some ghee and make the dough balls and flatten them in the desired shape.
Next, heat a deep bottomed pan over medium flame and add in 1 cup ghee and ½ cup refined oil, once the oil and ghee are hot enough slowly slide in the tikkis and deep fry.
Drain the excess oil and serve them hot with Gur wali chai or Adrak wali chai and embrace the winters with this sweet treat!
To make the Bajra Til Tikkis delicious, you can dry roast sesame and then use it for making the tikkis.
To make the Tikkis rich in taste and texture you can add in some roasted nuts and raisins.
You can use ghee to fry the Bajra Til Tikki to give it an authentic touch.