Friday, September 24, 2010

Beet-Carrot-Tomato Tikka.

Beet, carrot and tomato juice is an integral part of my lifestyle. I have had this juice by the litre, over years and years because of an iron deficiency, and still do. It is one of the most nutrient-full and healthiest things around - and with a little rock salt and a few drops of lemon juice, tastes pretty well too!

When I read about the beetroot recipe event, I thought, may be I could come up with a different recipe, which would at the same time be healthy, taste and look good, and best of all, use up the leftovers from the juice. The result was this tikka recipe. Its really healthy, easy to make and looks simply stunning.




There are some recipes which make one feel really good and this one, without any doubt, belongs to that category. Make it to believe it :-)


Ingredients for the juice

1 - beet-root, medium size, peeled and chopped
2 - carrots, medium size, peeled and chopped
1 - tomato, chopped
1/4 tsp - rock salt
2 inch - ginger, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup - water, approx
salt to taste
lemon juice to taste

For the tikka

1 pod of garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp - chaat masala
1/4 tsp - garam masala
handful of mint leaves, finely chopped
1/4 cup - bread crumbs (more or less)
1/4 cup - flattened rice (poha), soaked in a little water for 5 minutes 
1/4 tsp - red chilli flakes (more or less)
salt to taste
1/4 cup - green and yellow pepper, cut into squares
1/4 cup - onions, cut into squares
olive oil to pan fry
rock salt, dried mint leaves and lemon juice to sprinkle on the tikkas

Method
  1. Add the beet-root, carrots, tomato, ginger and water in the mixer and blend well. Transfer onto a muslin cloth and squeeze out the juice in a bowl. Add rock salt, salt and lemon juice and serve.
  2. Heat a little olive oil in a pan and saute the onions and peppers and keep aside.
  3. Squeeze out the excess water from the flattened rice. 
  4. Add the juice leftover in a bowl. Add the squeezed flattened rice, bread crumbs, garlic, mint, masala, salt and red chilli flakes and mix well. 
  5. Take a little portion of the juice-extract mixture and shape into a small ball. Flatten it gently and pan fry on a medium flame. 
  6. Take a skewer and insert a pepper, tikki, onion chunks and then again a pepper and repeat in any order until the skewer is full. 
  7. Sprinkle a little rock salt, lemon juice and dried- crushed mint leaves and serve immediately with a dip of your choice. 



    I was in complete awe of this beautiful colour and the amazing taste of the tikka. 



    Sending this to Healing Foods-Beetroot, hosted by Priya of Mharo Rajasthans recipes and event started by Siri

    This recipe also becomes a part of "ONLY" Low-Oil/Low-Calorie. Event hosted by Priya of Mharo Rajasthans recipes, and started by Pari of Foodelicious.


    Have a lovely weekend.
    Enjoy!

    55 comments:

    1. very beautiful color and a new recipe...never heard of beet tikka..too good

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    2. cant take my eyes out from the colouful pictures. Nice idea of making tikkas with beats.

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    3. ahhhhhhhhhhh..wht a gorgeous colorful tikka...droooooolworthy rachana

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    4. This looks like a great idea, and the colours are fantastic! I must try to use flatten rice to make tikka :-)

      ciao
      Alessandra

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    5. What a lovely idea of tikka with beets carrot and tomato....looks very appealing

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    6. I am drooling....yummy tikkas dear

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    7. Rachana..just superb..red, yellow and green..never thought beet root can be so delicious looking:)

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    8. Hi Rachana,

      Looks so rich in colour..Lovely...

      Dr.Sameena@

      www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com
      www.lovelypriyanka.blogspot.com

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    9. like the way you made these tikkis after taking out the juice. the tikkis look very cute and yummy.

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    10. Cute and really inviting tikka, beautiful presentation..

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    11. Love the eye-catching Tikki. It looks so gourmet.
      And, I posted a recipe that I made from your blog. Come have a look. Happy weekend.

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    12. Very colorful and delicious tikka.Love the pic.

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    13. what an awesome way to eat beets..they look so cute n colorful..love it!

      US Masala

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    14. Fabulous and colourful... Very unique one.

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    15. Love the pictures..that's a great idea,colorful and delicious tikka

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    16. love the colours and the click, just superb rachana...

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    17. looks delish !! wonderful colour rachna

      Lavanya

      www.lavsblog.com

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    18. Looks very delicious Rachana... So healthy too!
      Have a nice day:)

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    19. Tikkas looks so inviting. Lovely pics.

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    20. Tikkas look so healthy and delicious Rachna....

      Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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    21. Great idea for tikka..very colorful & healthy!

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    22. Not only they are beautiful but healthy too. So yum..

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    23. Looks so colorful and wonderful. Interesting recipe.

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    24. That sure looks like a party dish...so colorful

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    25. Nice colorful healthy dish Rachana. Love the clicks.

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    26. The tikka looks great...that color is phenomenal.

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    27. The colour looks so tempting! I have never tried using beetroot in patties. Sounds wonderful.

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    28. Delicious, colorful and healthy-I love it!!

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    29. That sound like one powerful nutrient dense combination and those patties are so gorgeous! Love that color.

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    30. Wow what a creative idea for tikkas...bookmarking it

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    31. Rachana

      I am so taken with your tikka! :)
      I love beets but have never thought of mixing them with carrots and gingerroot and such, even though I have an iron deficiency too! thanks for a wonderful, colorful, very pretty and very healthy recipe!

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    32. wow..superb and colourful tikka...same here iron problem..! pics looks great...

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    33. I jus Love love love the wonderful colorful recipe .... I'm sure kids ( grownups too )would love to eat such a colorful cuisine !!!

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    34. colorful n innovative. mom always use to give us thz juice, but never thot beyond tat. nice clicks as usual.

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    35. So colorful n pretyy tikka...lov the idea...

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    36. love the color!! looks so cute and delicious...loved it..

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    37. i've eaten something similar to this in my frnd's house....ahhhh no words reely.......yummmmmm!!!!!
      ur post reminds me of that day!!!

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    38. C'est très beau.
      j'aime beaucoup ces brochettes.
      Bonne semaine et à bientôt.

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    39. Very Colorful and healthy tikkas... awesome clicks!

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    40. I can never have enough of beetroots :-) Your tikka are so tempting! Great pictures and presentation.

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    41. Oh wow...this is out of the world....just beautiful! It looks healthy and delicious. Thanks very much for sharing.

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    42. Beetroot is a strange thing, I find. It's delicious, but sometimes the sweetness can just be too much. This looks absolutely wonderful though - healthy and tasty!

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    43. un seul mot c'est magnifique
      bonne journée

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    44. Bravo pour la présentation de tes brochettes!
      Les photos sont sublimes.. ;)

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    45. hey sweets, i must tell you that each time i come here i get hungry..:) thank you for stopping by and leaving me sweet comments.
      love,
      Ruth

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    46. looks so colorful and delicious.

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    47. Sure a party starter... loving the clicks;;;;

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