July 07, 2019

Oats Tikki - Vegan Starter

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Oats as we all know is a very healthy and fibre rich cereal which can be a part of daily breakfast for a healthy life style . All good things definitely come with a downside , and Oats is no exception . Many people donot like the flavor and texture of Oats and try to avoid it . Especially to include oats in kids' diet becomes very difficult .

Today I have prepared a cutlet / Tikki / Patty ; whatever you may call it using  Oats & healthy vegetables like sweet potato, green peas and carrot . The usual cutlets or patty are potato based but this tikki does not use potato . Trust me , there is hardly any difference in taste . Also, this is shallow fried and a pure vegan starter . Perfect appetiser option for parties, pot lucks ,picnics or any form of get together .

Post updated-  feb 2022

Preparation Time : 30-45 mins
Cooking Time : 15 mins
Makes : 8-10 Tikkis
Complexity : Medium

2 medium sized sweet potatoes boiled
3/4 cup rolled oats (non flavored)
handful of green peas boiled
1 medium size ccarrot grated
2 tsp green chilli paste
chopped fresh corriander leaves
oil to shallow fry
salt as needed


  • Roast the oats in a dry pan until it turns crisp and keep aside.
  • In a wide mixing bowl, mash the sweet potatoes after peeling the skin.
  • Add grated carrots , boiled peas , green chilli paste, corriander leaves, salt and the roasted oats and mix it well to form a smooth dough .
  • Refrigerate this dough in the fridge for about 20-30 mins,(This step ensures the salt is coagulated and the patty dough becomes firm and stiff.)
  • Take it out and pinch out small balls and flatten them in the shape of patty and keep ready.
  • Heat a pan / tava and place the tikkis on the tava and drizzle oil around them and cook on both sides until they turn crisp and golden brown.
  • When you take it off the pan , it make appear a little soft but after 5 mins it will become firm .
  • Serve with green chutney or tomato ketchup .

Other tea time snacks / starters included in my blog are listed below . Click on the names to get the recipes.


  1. A good way to enjoy oats without oats haters knowing that the oats are used in the tikki. What I like besides the additional nutritional value is that it soaks up the extra moisture well to make perfect tikkis.

  2. Pass these tikkis over Priya! I love tikkis of any kind and using oats in tikkis is definitely a healthy way of including oats in my diet. Thanks.

  3. Oats Tikki without Potato truly sounds delish and flavourful. I make it exactly the same way, and sometimes add a handful of cooked green moong too ! - Kalyani


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