Rajma tikki or cutlets are perfect teatime snack or appetisers. Soft and melt in mouth from inside and crisp from outside quinoa, cashew paste, these kidney beans patty make a perfectly healthy party snack.
If like me you also love crunchy tasty snacks to enjoy with your evening tea or appetisers to serve on your next party these kidney beans tikki is one of the best. Protein rich kidney beans, quinoa, cashew paste makes them taste rich and super delicious.
For making Rajma cutlets in this recipe I used boiled Rajma (Red Kidney Beans). I have used quinoa which not only makes it wholesome but adds a wonderful crispy layer outside which makes it even more delicious.
Just the cutlets by itself becomes your full meal, because it’s very filling. You can make smaller bite sized appetisers for your evening tea.
These Kidney Beans Patties are
- Gluten-free and vegetarian snacks
- Healthy party appetisers
- Easy to make
- High protein snack for kids and adults
Kidney Beans: Also known as rajma. You can either use dried kidney beans after soaking and boiling it and then mashing them. Or use cooked kidney beans from can after mashing them.
Spices & Seasonings: salt, red chilli powder, saffron, cumin powder, coriander powder, cardamom powder, pepper powder
Paneer (Indian cottage cheese)
Peanut oil - to pan fry
How to make Rajma Tikki
Coming back to Rajma tikki I used here Red kidney beans along with small quantity of little millets, Quinoa, Paneer and Cashew paste.
You can make deep-fried or pan-fried cutlets depending upon how healthy you want them, I pan fried them in peanut oil which is a better oil for deep frying as it remains stable even at high temperatures.
With all the ingredients that go into this makes it tasty tea time snack, appetiser or a healthy treat to carry in your kids tiffin box. There are so many unique ways to serve it, make a sandwich or burger patty with these or just wrap with some veggies in a wrap for a quick and delicious meal, you will enjoy these cutlets.
Can You Make Them Ahead?
Yes you can make them in advance and store in fridge for 1-2 days. You can cook these delicious party appetisers when you are ready to eat and serve them hot.
If you want to make these cutlets several days ahead of party you can freeze them on a tray in single layer first. After 2 hours transfer these veg cutlets in a ziplock bag and store them in freezer for 2-3 months.
How to Fry Frozen Cutlets
When You are ready to serve thaw them on counter for 10 minutes and pan fry them. If you want to make cutlets in Air fryer you do not need to thaw them at all. Straight away place them in preheated air fryer and Air fry at 180C for 10 minutes.
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Rajma ki Tikki | Kidney beans Cutlets
- 250 grams kidneybeans
- 2 tablespoon Cashew paste
- 50 grams paneer grated
- 50 g millets samai
- 50 g Quinoa cooked
- Salt to taste
- 2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
- 4-5 saffron strands
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1 pinch cardamom powder
- 1 pinch black cardamom powder
- ¼ teaspoon fennel seed powder
- ½ teaspoon black pepper powder
- ½ teaspoon drops rose water
- 1 tablespoon Peanut oil for pan frying
- 2 leaves Tbsp fresh mintto garnish
- For making Rajma galouti kabab mix all the ingredients and spice powders except peanut oil and fresh coriander.
- Divide this kidney beans mixture into 8-10 portions and flaten out with the palms of your hands.
- Heat oil in a cast iron pan and shallow fry these kababs till crisp and golden brown from both the sides.
- Drain on absorbent kitchen paper and serve with your favourite chutney. I served these Rajma kababs with Tandoori yogurt and Green chutney.