1 cup chana dal which has been soaked and drained
¼ cup besan
½ cup freshly chopped tender cabbage leaves
2 tbsps chopped fresh mint leaves
1 tbsp chopped green chilli
2 tbsps low fat curds
A pinch of turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1 tsp jeera powder
1 ½ tsp of cooking oil


  • Grind the soaked dal with the green chilli to a coarse paste
  • Add the other ingredients and mix well in a bowl
  • Heat a nonstick tava smeared with ½ a tsp of oil
  • Shape the mixture into flat and round tikkis and cook on the tava on a slow flame
  • Brown the tikkis on both sides and serve hot with mint chutney

This is a delicious and low fat recipe which can be served to weight watchers and to diabetics.
Chana dal can be used in the following recipes as well:

  • Soups
  • Khichdi
  • Halwa
  • Curry
  • Tarka dal
  • Chana dal vadas
  • Chana dal pancakes
  • Chana dal paranthas