Moong Dal Tikki

My husband is found of dal preparations of any kind and style. I’m more confident while trying recipes that include pulses, as I’m sure he will like it. So thought of why not try moong dal into tikki. The result was healthy, aromatic, crisp tikki’s with little use of oil.

moong dal tikki
moong dal tikki

As dal is used in these tikkis along with potatoes, they remain crisp unlike plain potato tikkis. Potato tikki consumes more oil to turn crisp and become soft after cooling.

Try these tikkis when in mood to make some healthy and quick snack. I Served these tikkis with green mint chutney and sweet and tangy tamarind and jaggery chutney. It even tastes good with spicy garlic chutney.

You can even make kebabs by using the same recipe. Just cook it in seekh (metal skewer) over a charcoal or electric barbeque. So here is the recipe of moong dal tikki.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 1 minute

Makes 6 tikkis


  • 1cup boiled yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
  • 1 cup boiled potato
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 table spoon spring onions
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 2 tea spoon red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for grilling tikkis
moong dal tikki ingredients required


  • Wash and soak ¾ cup moong dal for half an hour before boiling, as after boiling we want 1 cup moong dal. Soaking ¾ cup dal will give us 1 cup boiled moong dal.
  • Boil the dal in ¾ cup water. Cooked dal should be soft and moist with no water remains. If there is excess water then burn it. Let it cool.
  • Grate the potatoes. After grating, quantities of potatoes and boiled dal should be equal.
  • Combine dal, potatoes and rest of the ingredients and mix well. Divide the mixture in to 6 equal parts and shape them. You can give them any shape you want.
moong dal tikki on griddle
Grilling in Process
  • Brush each tikki with little oil and grill them on both the sides. I have used non-stick griddle for grilling, you can use iron griddle as well.
moong dal tikki
Moong-Dal Tikki Ready to Serve

It’s a simple process with basic ingredients but the combination of moong dal with potato and spring onions tastes really good. Also, the strong aromatic flavor of cinnamon and other spices just takes these tikkies to next level. Enjoy these tikkis with a hot cup of immunity booster masala chai.

If you are fond of dal preparation I’m sure Farra a healthy steamed preparation will delight you. It’s made from Bengal gram filling in rice flour dumplings.

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