Amla and Moong Dal – Tikkis/cutlets/burger patties

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This veggie burger is a great easy lunch to make. I’ll sometimes make a big batch and refrigerate or freeze some of the patties to have for easily accessible, healthy lunches during the week.

Aside from being absolutely delicious, they’re also incredibly healthy. yellow lentils are naturally full of fiber and iron and adding Amla/Indian gooseberry makes it rich in vitamin C so this is a  diabetic friendly a both of which I often don’t get enough of in my day-to-day diet, along with a healthy dose of lean protein.

Yields – 10 to 12
Preparation time-15-20 minutes (includes cooking time of moong dal)
Cooking time-8-10 minutes (per batch)


  • Yellow moong dal/split yellow gram-3/4cup
  • Quick rolled oats-1/2cup
  • Grated amla/Indian gooseberry-4 medium
  • Grated carrot-1
  • Grated onion-1small
  • Minced green chillies-2
  • Chaat masala-1tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
  • Chopped fresh coriander leaves- a handful
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil-2tsp+for toasting tikkis


  • Wash, rinse thoroughly moong dal and soak for 2-3hours with enough water.
  • After soaking time drain water completely and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, bring lentils and water to a boil and cook for 8-10minutes or until the lentils are sofsofsoft and soft and cooked . Drain the lentils well avsoft enough (but make sure its not mushy)
  • Now either using a potato masher or hand blender –blend the dal to coarse paste and set aside.
  • Meanwhile heat oil in a pan/skillet and saute onion, amla, green chillies , carrot for 4-5 minutes or until onions are soft and golden brown.

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  • Transfer this sauted mixture to a bowl, add mashed dal, oats, turmeric, chaat masala, salt, fresh coriander leaves and mix well until combined.
  • Now divide the mixture into equal portions, shape the each portion to a patty/cutlet.

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  • Heat a non-stick on a medium heat- working in batches – place 5-6 patties/cutlets on to the hot pan, brush some oil and cook on medium high heat, turning gently till cooked to golden on both sides.
  • Repeat with remaining mixture.

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Serve with salads/

Mint Chutney

Mint sauce final

Chilli tomato sauces

Chilli sauce


  • Spices can be personalised as per the taste.
  • Make sure the dal/lentil is not over cooked as it might become mushy, if the mixture so soggy add extra oats/powdered oats and refrigerate for 20-30minutes for the mixture to thicker before forming patties/cutlets.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on January 18, 2016, in Indian and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 48 Comments.

  1. I’m #1 🙂 …looks delicious!


  2. A very healthy burger idea!


  3. looks very healthy…vw


  4. I really like lentils and these just sound so good. I have to pin these and try them!


  5. Mr. Militant Negro

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  6. Oh yummy! I love a healthy “burger”!!


  7. Great idea for the patties.. Awesome


  8. Great idea to use Amla in a veggie patty:))

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  9. Healthy patties will try it soon… 🙂 🙂


  10. Oooh yummy yummmy… and a post after a few days now…

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  11. It looks really good!

    Zoel Hernández |


  12. Sounds delicious and flavorful
    Love it


  13. Sounds interesting and yummy….loved the combination 🙂

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  14. First time heard tikki with amla. What a healthy idea….😘😘😘

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  15. The combination in your recipes are always so interesting and yummy! Loved it dear

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  16. Love the combo…. 🙂

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  17. Fantastic tip! Thank you! Bye. K

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  18. These really sound good, Chitra! I like the spices in them. I have never heard of Indian Gooseberries before. How would you describe them? I always enjoy learning about new ingredients. Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe!


  19. Linda Fernandes

    Woooooow so tempting


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