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Besan Tikki ki Sabji

Sindhi Besan Tikki ki Sabji Recipe

Updated By Geeta
Sindhi Besan ki Tikki ki Sabji is a popular dish from Sindhi cuisine. Gram flour is the main ingredient of the recipe to make tikkis.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Sindhi
Servings 6 People
Calories 680 kcal


  • Pressure cooker


For Besan Tikkis

  • 2 Cups Gram Flour(Besan)
  • 3 Onions Finely chopped
  • Some Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 pinch baking soda
  • 1 tbsp water

For Besan Tikki ki Sabji gravy

  • 5 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 3 Onions finely chopped
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Red chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • some coriander leaves for garnishing


For Besan Tikkis

  • Take gram flour in a bowl, add finely chopped onions, finely chopped coriander,  red chili powder, garam masala, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Next, goes 2 tbsp oil to it. Mix it well.
  • Onions have some water content to it, so some binding will come to the flour once you mix all the ingredients together
  • Further add 2 pinch of baking soda. Now use the water to knead the dough. The dough has to be firm so add little water at a time.
  • I have used 1 tbsp water to knead the stiff dough.
  • Let it rest for 5 minutes. in the meanwhile do the preparation for the gravy.
  • once the dough has rested for a while, grease your palm with a little oil, take some dough in hand, make a ball out of it and then flatten it to make a Tikki.
    Tikki size can vary as per your choice but do not make it thick otherwise it may not be cooked properly from inside.

For Besan Tikki Ki Sabji Gravy:

  • Heat 4 tbsp oil in a cooker.
  • Additionally, add finely chopped ginger-garlic to it.
  • Saute for 30-40second then goes finely chopped onions to it.
  • Cook until it gets browned.
  • Further, add crushed tomatoes to it, alternatively, you can use tomato puree or finely chopped tomatoes as well. I have crushed the tomatoes in a chopper.
  • Add all the spices to it and cook until oil is separated from the gravy.
  • Add 2 cups of water to it, and bring it to a boil.
  • It is time to add Tikkis to it, add Tikki one by one. After adding all the Tikkis, this just stir once lightly with a small spoon. Be careful otherwise, tikkis might break.
  • Cover the lid of the pressure cooker and cook for approximately 8 -minutes on medium to high flame up to few whistles. , then 2 minutes on low flame
  • Its aroma will tell you once done. Once the pressure releases naturally, open the lid and garnish with finely chopped coriander.
  • Your toothsome Sindhi Besan Tikki ki sabzi is ready.


1. Besan tikkis can be either directly cooked in Onion-Tomato gravy or they can be fried first and then can be simmered in gravy later. I directly cook the tikkis in gravy as my family finds it a tastier and healthier option compared to frying the tikkis first.
2. Use of dried pomegranate seeds in Tikki dough is optional. I do not use it in Besan tikkis.
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