Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Curried Brown Rice and Zucchini Fritters

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chawal tikki garam masala vegan pan fried snacks appetizer

Game Day? Movie Day? These Curried Brown Rice and Zucchini Fritters is are perfect for every occasion that DEMANDS you to to be glued to 2 things - your Sofa and your TV.

Called your friend over for Tea or Drinks? Curried Brown Rice and Zucchini Fritters - Perfect snack again.

chawal tikki garam masala vegan pan fried snacks appetizer

I can keep going and listing down all the occasions when you can make it. But frankly speaking, you don't need any occasion to enjoy good finger food. We just had this as an appetizer during dinner - no guests over or anything, just us two enjoying a quiet dinner.

It is also a great way to use up leftover rice if you have any.

Brown rice is healthy, even, fashionable these days. Not as fashionable as Quinoa, but fashionable enough. These fritters are loaded with the goodness of brown rice and zucchini - they are almost HEALTH FOOD! Almost!  Tasty health food - oxymoron isn't is?

chawal tikki garam masala vegan pan fried snacks appetizer

I've seasoned these fritters with Italian seasonings like oregano, basil etc, in the past, but I'm a CURRY GIRL at heart. I love my spices and my curry. The Garam Masala - the quintessential Indian blend of spices adds a wonderful Zing to the fritters. 

These Curried Brown Rice and Zucchini Fritters taste great when served piping hot with some good old ketchup.

Step by Step Instructions:


chawal tikki garam masala vegan pan fried snacks appetizer

1) Cook the rice as per instructions.
2) Allow the rice to cool and then mash it. You can use a food processor or mixer to mash it.
3) Grate the zucchini and add to the mashed rice.
4) Add all the ingredients except the oil and mix well.

chawal tikki garam masala vegan pan fried snacks appetizer


5) Shape the mixture into small patties and place in the hot pan and cook on medium heat.
6) Allow the first side to brown, and flip after 3-4 minutes. Allow the second side to brown and crisp up.
7) Serve hot with ketchup.




Curried Brown Rice and Zucchini Fritters


chawal tikki garam masala vegan pan fried snacks appetizerFritters or Tikkis made with mashed Brown Rice and grated Zucchini. Spiced with Garam Masala and pan fried. 

Recipe Type:  Snacks / Appetizer
Cuisine:          Indian
Prep Time:     15 minutes
Cook time:     20 minutes
Yield:              15 fritters

Ingredients:


1/2 cup Brown Rice
1 Zucchini
2 Tbsp finely chopped Coriander leaves
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
2-3 Tbsp Corn Flour
3-4 Tbsp Oil to fry
Salt to taste

Method:


Cook the rice as per instructions. I pressure cooked it in 1.25 cups of water for about 10 minutes or 3-4 whistles. The rice should be soft and well done.
Allow the rice to cool and then mash it. You can use a food processor or mixer to mash it.
Grate the zucchini and add to the mashed rice.
Add all the ingredients except the oil and mix well.
The corn flour is added as the mixture begins to leave water after the addition of salt. If your mixture becomes too wet, add more corn flour. Heat oil in a shallow pan.
Shape the mixture into small patties and place in the hot pan and cook on medium heat.
Allow the first side to brown, and flip after 3-4 minutes. Allow the second side to brown and crisp up.
Serve hot with ketchup.

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