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Wednesday 10 April 2024

Black Rice Cutlet / Tikki / Kebab


           Check out these yummy cutlets made of black rice. They are wholesome, healthy and can be dished out in a jiffy. It tastes simply awesome and can be served as a tea time snack or as an appetizer with tomato sauce or green chutney. You may also serve as an ideal party snack or an after school snack.

           Finely chopped veggies of your choice, cheese or paneer can be added to make them more nutritious and to enhance the flavor. These cutlets can also be used as patties to prepare burger, roll or sandwich. So check out the step by step pictorial recipe to prepare this interesting recipe.

         Black rice, also know as forbidden rice is widely found in the North East states of India where it is very popular. It is also found in many other countries like Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand. 

          This forbidden rice has numerous health benefits as it has a good amount of anti oxidants, proteins, fibers and is low in calories. 

          It is good for the prevention of obesity and diabetes. Black rice is nutty in taste and texture with a very unique flavour.

  • 1/4 cup black rice, soaked overnight 
  • 1-2 bread slices
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2" ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1-2 green chilies. chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp. amchur powder
  • 1 tsp. kasuri methi, crushed
  • 2-3 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp. oil 

          Coarsely blend the soaked black rice with very little water. Keep aside. Soak the bread slices in water for a few seconds. Then squeeze out the water and keep aside.

          In a large bowl, mix together the blended rice, bread and all the mentioned ingredients (except oil). 

          Divide into equal portions and give a round cutlet shape. Refrigerate for some time. 

          Heat oil in a pan and fry the prepared cutlets, few at a time, on a medium flame on both sides till they are light golden in color. 

          Drain on a kitchen towel and serve them hot with tomato sauce or green chutney.

                       Mix together the blended rice, bread and all the mentioned ingredients.
                       (except oil).

                        Divide into equal portions & give a round cutlet shape. Refrigerate 
                        for some time. 

                         Heat oil in a pan & fry the cutlets on a medium flame till light golden.

                                  Drain on a kitchen towel.

                                  Serve them hot with tomato sauce or green chutney.

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