Sindhi Tikki Basar/ Gram flour Tikki's in Onion gravy

It's a Sindhi recipe. My mom use to make it best. I loved it. Give it a try. You are going to love it. It is made from the fried gram flour tikkis, softened in the onion and tomato based gravy.

For Tikkis:

  • 2 Cups Gram Flour/Besan
  • 2 Tsp khuskhus/Poppy Seeds
  • 3-4 green chillies finely chopped
  • A pinch of cooking Soda
  • Some finely chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4th Tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/4th Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4th Tsp Coriander powder
  • Some Coriander Seeds
  • 2-3 Tsp oil
  • Some water to kneed a stiff dough
  • Oil to deep fry the tikkis
For Gravy:
  • 3 large sliced Onions
  • 2 small tomatoes, cubed
  • 2 green chillies finely chopped
  • salt as per taste
  • 1/4th Tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/4th Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4t tsp ginger paste (Optional)
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • Some water
  • Some coriander leaves for garnishing
  1. Mix gram flour, khuskhus, salt, green chillies, coriander leaves, coriander seeds, coriander powder, cumin powder, 2-3 tsp oil, soda and turmeric powder together. Adding very small amount of water at a time, make a stiff dough and make round tikkis from it.
  2. In a frying pan, deep fry the tikkis till they are light golden brown in color.
  3. In a pressure cooker, add 2 Tbsp of oil. Once oil is hot, add cumin seeds.
  4. Now, add onions and saute them, till pink in color.
  5. Add Chopped tomatoes, green chillies, ginger, salt, coriander powder and turmeric powder. 
  6. Once tomatoes are soften and properly cooked, add some water in it. Let it cook for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Then, add tikkis in it. Cover the lid and let it pressure cook till 2 whistles are heard.
  8. It is ready to serve. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with Roti/Chapati/Plain Paratha/Indian Bread.