Cheesy Palak Corn Tikkis

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A dish that fails me every time are tikkis. Yeah I admit it. A basic thing like Tikki, I don’t seem to get it right.

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Then I went for a potluck and had this really interesting Tikki. I thought it was harra bharra and took a bite sceptically as I am not too fond of peas. I just loved it and immediately caught hold of this amazing baker and chef – Sangheita for the recipe.

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This one is way different from the Harra Bharra kebab and the mix of palak, corn, potato and cheese makes this super Yumm.

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1 cup raw sweet  corn

1 bunch raw palak

3 green chillies

8 garlic cloves

5-6 boiled potatoes (2 cups)

1 tbsp butter + oil

1/2 tsp garam masala

1 tsp sugar


1 lime

2 bread slices

grated pizza cheese

chilly flakes


1 tbsp cornflour mixed with water

  1. Grind corn, chopped palak, garlic, chillies in a mixer to a fine paste. Avoid water unless necessary.
  2. In a nonstick pan, add butter and oil and add this paste to it.
  3. Add salt, sugar, garam masala, lime juice and chilli powder if u wish.
  4. Mix well and let this paste get dry. Shut the gas and let it cool
  5. Mash the potatoes and add this spinach corn mix to it. Adjust seasoning.
  6. Make small pieces of the bread slices and add it to this mix.
  7. Make small balls and hollow the centre, add a mix of grated cheese and chilli flakes and seal the ball well.
  8. Make flat tikki shapes, dip in cornflour slurry and coat with breadcrumbs.
  9. Pan fry with a little oil to get a golden brown on both sides.

Makes 12-15