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Friday, October 25, 2013

Combo Platter 2 - Bottle Gourd and Broccoli Stalk Tikki , Tikki Sandwich With Chocolate Chai

Today in the second day of BM 4 th week as you all might be knowing I have chosen combo platter for this week as theme and thinking of making some innovative platter I came up with this delicious combo platter which includes Bottle gourd broccoli stalk tikki , tikki sandwich and Chocolate chai . This was an unusual combo but they went well together . In this cold weather any thing  had Hot and warm  feels so good so I made this delicious combo platter of tikki sandwich with chai  for our evening refreshments . Chai is always a very important Indian drink which when accompanied with any  savory  makes it a perfect Tea time snack . Here I have accompanied Tikki sandwich , Tikki as an evening tea time snack .

Tikki's are my all time fav i have made bottle gourd tikki's couple of times but this time I added Broccoli stalk to it and they tasted yummy and this is the healthy way you can sneak in some healthy veggies which your kids are not a fan of. My H loved the tikki's and sandwich where as I enjoyed the chocolate flavoured chai. I am not fond of tea but with chocolate in it I was unable to resist and taste them . So here is My second Combo platter for BM33 .
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For Bottle gourd and Broccoli stalk tikki 

Bottle gourd - 1 cup grated
Broccoli stalk - 1/2 cup grated
Bread slices - 2 
Rice flour - 2-3 tbsp 
Salt to taste
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric pd - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli pd - 1/2 tsp (as needed )
Chaat masala - 1/4 tsp ( optional)
Bread crumbs - For coating 
Oil for shallow frying 

For sandwich 

Bread slice - 2  No

Green chutney - 3 -4 tbsp ( I used coriander chutney )
Prepared Bottle gourd and Broccoli stalk tikki  - 1No
oil for Toasting

For Chocolate chai

Milk - 1 cup

Cocoa pd - 1 tbsp
Chai pathi / Tea pd - 2 tbsp
Sugar as required 


Bottle gourd and broccoli stalk Tikki

  • In a bowl put grated bottle gourd, grated broccoli stalk, garam masala, turmeric pd, red chilli pd, salt , crumble the bread slice, rice flour and mix them well.
  • After they are well combined divide them into equal parts and shape them into desired shapes.
  • In a plate put bread crumbs and coat the shaped cutlets with bread crumbs from all over.
  • Heat a tawa place the Tikki's drizzle some oil and shallow fry them from both sides till golden brown.
  • After they turn golden brown from both sides remove them from tawa and keep them aside.

To make Tikki sandwich 
  • Take two bread slice and spread green chutney in one side of  both the slices .
  • Keep the Tikki in a middle of a bread slice and cover it with the other slice on top of it , chutney side facing down.
  • Now heat a griddle / Tawa place the assembled bread slices and toast them till golden brown from both sides.Drizzle some oil if needed.
  • Press the toast a bit while toasting 
  • Serve them Hot with any sauce .

Chocolate chai 

  • In a saucepan heat milk add sugar , chai pathi and boil them .
  • After you get a boil add cocoa pd and milk well .
  • Simmer the flame and boil them for 10 minutes till you get the nice aroma of tea and also when the color changes switch off the flame .
  • Strain it in a cup and sip this Hot chocolate tea with Tikki sandwich .

  • Adjust the spice level according to your taste.
  • In chocolate chai you can increase the amount of cocoa pd if you like.


  1. Your chocolate chai is just asking me to finish that cup..Lovely platter again Manju, love the way you used that broccoli stalk instead of trashing them..Excellent job again.

  2. OMG.... I want to finish of the plate. Looks so yummm and inviting... awesome job...

  3. Wow!! Looks yummy and inviting. Always ready to finish that plate.

  4. wow such a healthy tikki and love the combo, super tempting and inviting...

  5. Lovely platter n such a beautiful combo! Newest is the chocolate chai! :) You as always rock!

  6. I love the combo... looks very good manjula... chocolate chai sounds interesting :)

  7. What a delicious platter...very lovely..

  8. Lovely combo Manjula Ji .....Hats off to your creativity !

  9. I just love sandwiches! This one looks so so good! I wonder how the chocolate chai would taste. Interesting combo :)

    I would love to grab the entire plate and chai and run away! :D

  10. Beautiful presentation and awesome clicks Manjula..

  11. creative recipe queen da nee....keep rocking

  12. awesome, love the whole platter dear..

  13. Shall I grab the sandwiches ?.. You are so creative.. Wonderful platter..

  14. Another interesting combo the idea of using those stalks .i normally use them for soups. Innovative chai .

  15. want to grab that platter right now, looks perfect

  16. Tikkis look awesome and the chocolate chai sounds very interesting, would love to try some..

  17. I would very much love this plate for a lovely evening...

  18. love this choc chai...something new n delicious

  19. what a unique and delicious sandiwch

  20. Awesome combo and love the ingredients in the tikki!

  21. Hi Manjula,
    Yummy looking tikkis with bottle gourd and broccoli. You have such lovely recipes.
    Glad to join ur blog.

  22. That is such a healthy, filling & delicious platter. Chocolate chai sounds interesting.

  23. nice cliks n new to me...choco to try...Awesum post totally..

  24. Everything in your platter is so new and interesting not to mention delicious. Beautiful combo platter and very nice pictures

  25. that choco chai steals the show :) and that sandwich looks superb too, innovation queen hats off !!!

  26. Lovely platter. Drooling here


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