This post is for Blogging Marathon 42 under the theme "Evening Tiffin". Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 42 here.
When it comes to Tikkis, Aloo tikki is the first thing that comes to mind. I never thought any other veggie could be turned into a tikki until I stumbled upon this legendary Tarla Dalal's site. My search for using the excess Cabbage in a recipe other than the regular veggie curry or a kootu led me to this recipe - Cabbage Channa dal Tikki.
Addition of channa dal makes it taste more like a vada and unlike the regular ones you can have this without guilt, as these are pan fried. Even though, I have had cabbage and channa dal combination in kootu and kari, this dish brings out their combined flavour at best. Also the mint leaves and cumin powder make wonders in this dish by introducing a elegant flavour in our mouth.
The best way to enjoy this is with a hot cuppa cardamom ginger chai and a book in one hand. It might be pouring somewhere right now!!! Isn't it ?