What You Need:
- Roasted, salted peanuts - 1/2 cup coarsely ground
- Potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed - 2 medium
- Corn kernels, cooked - 1/2 cup
- Red capsicum, finely chopped - 1/2 medium
- Salt to taste
- Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
- Breadcrumbs - 1/4 cup
- Fresh pomegranate pearls (optional) - 1/4 cup
- Oil - 6 tablespoons
- Sweet tamarind chutney as required
- Ask a parent or adult to help with this recipe
- Mix together the potatoes, corn, red capsicum, salt, red chilli powder and breadcrumbs in a bowl. Divide into 8 equal portions and roll into round balls.
- Stuff each ball with fresh pomegranate pearls.
- Heat the oil in a non-stick pan. Place the coarsely ground peanuts in a plate.
- Roll the stuffed balls in the peanuts and shape them into tikkis.
- Place the tikkis in a pan and fry till golden on both sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
- Serve hot with tamarind chutney
Recipe for children by Sanjeev Kapoor, Master Chef, Author and Television Host.
The peanut or groundnut is a species in the legume or bean family. The cultivated peanut was probably first domesticated in the valleys of Peru in South America. Peanuts are known by many other local names such as earthnuts, groundnuts, goober peas, monkey nuts, pygmy nuts and pig nuts. Apart from being used in food, peanuts are made into solvents and oils and used in make-up, medicines and textile materials. Peanuts are cooked in many ways. One recipe is as follows: roast peanuts along with hot peppers and blend with roasted onions, garlic and oil to make a smooth sauce. Pour this over boiled potatoes. This dish is especially famous in the city of Arequipa, Peru and is known as 'papas con ocopa'.