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By TPCI | January 16, 2020

The winter is drawing near an end and having a bonfire party with your near and dear ones is an ideal way to indulge in merry-making. But when it comes to serving guests with innovative starters, a lot of us struggle to find innovative options except for say bhel puris, spring rolls, pakodas, chilli potatoes, chicken tikkas, seekh kebabs and so forth.

If you’re looking for an innovative appetizer to leave your guests in a state of gastronomic gusto, then Lifestyle Coach Luke Coutinho has the perfect recipe for you – the melt-in-the-mouth and packed with flavor Broccoli Sweet Potato Tikkis. Loaded with the goodness of protein (from broccoli) and beta carotene, vitamins and potassium (from sweet potatoes), these make for an excellent party-starter and a good source of nutrition.

• Sweet potato – 1
• Broccoli – 1 cup (cut into florets)
• Grated homemade paneer – 3 tbsp
• Sattu powder – 2 tbsp
• Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
• Roasted cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
• Crushed black pepper – 3/4 tsp
• Salt – As needed
• Cold pressed coconut oil – as needed

1. Place sweet potato in a container and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.
2. Meanwhile, boil water and add broccoli florets, cook for 2 mins and drain the water completely (or you can steam cook for a couple of mins).
3. Grind in a blender coarsely, just for a few seconds, do not make into a paste.
4. Squeeze the excess water from the ground broccoli.
5. Take one peeled sweet potato in a mixing bowl.
6. Mash well without any lumps (approx. 1 cup mashed sweet potato).
7. Add ground broccoli, grated paneer, sattu powder, turmeric, cumin powder, black pepper and salt.
8. Mix to a dough.
9. Divide into equal portions and make equal sized balls out of it. Flatten to a tikki/patty.
10. Heat a pan with few drops of oil and place the tikkis over it. Cook over medium flame on both sides until golden layer forms.

• Sweet potatoes are rich in fibre and antioxidants that promote growth of good gut bacteria thereby contributing to a healthy gut.
• Anthocyanin-rich sweet potato helps improve brain health by reducing inflammation.
• Broccoli is a great source of vitamins K and C, a good source of folate (folic acid) and rich in potassium and fibre. Its rich in sulforaphane and offers anti-cancer and anti-estrogenic activity.
• Broccoli is a great liver detoxifier.
• Broccoli also contributes to your daily need for calcium, providing 43 milligrams in one cup.
• Relish the tikki during tea time /snack time with the rich flavour of spices and wholesome nutrition benefitting the entire family.