Officially fall is here and what better way to celebrate than these delicious and tempting pumpkin tikka. Give those aloo tikkis a break this festive season. Instead channel the inner domestic goddess in you and treat your guests to these innovative pumpkin tikkis with sambal oelek. Bonus: Super easy and quick too!
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a non stick pan. Add the crushed ginger, garlic and chili for a minute.
Now add the chickpea flour and roast the flour till it reaches its trademark nutty aroma and golden brown color.
Now add the grated pumpkin and mashed boiled potato. Saute for another 2 -3 minutes.
Add all the masala and the sambal oelek paste, add a splash of water and keep cooking for another 5 minutes.
Remove from heat, taste for seasoning and let it cool slightly.
Chop the dry fruits really tiny for stuffing and grate the mozzarella.
In a separate plate take some chickpea flour.
Now take a ping pong ball sized mixture, slightly flatten it in the centre, add the mozzarella and the dry fruits, close the dough well making sure its sealed completely. Repeat with all others.
Now, roll each tikki in the extra chickpea flour.
Heat a non stick tawa with oil. Carefully place the tikkis on the tawa and cook till cooked.
Keep the flame on low and cook for 4-5 mins per side till golden and done.
Remove and serve immediately with pickled onions, mint chutney and more sambal oelek + sweet chili sauce dip or even sriracha mayonnaise.