Mushroom tikki sitting pretty on a whole wheat bun
Just as I am writing this, there are gusty winds blowing and it’s starting to pour and instantly there is the unmistakable mitti ki khushboo or the sweet smell of the freshly drenched soil. The weather feels suddenly quite bearable and I am craving for a large masala chai. It rained like this the evening of the day before and wow this feels deliciously good, even if our dish TV antenna is failing to catch signals due to the crazy winds!
An ex-collegue and me had made afternoon plans to catch up but am I glad we cancelled it. There nothing as good as enjoying the rains from your balcony, even jutting your head out to catch the downpour nothing as bad as getting stuck in the middle of the road , when every autowala worth his salt will refuse to take to anywhere. Can I see other Mumbai_kars_ nodding their heads??
And hey, what a conincidence that I’m sharing with you perfect rainy season food, something chatpata and fun to have with spicy chai! This one is totally inspired by one of the recent episodes of Sanjeev Kapoor‘s Khana Khazana. My addition was mainly the Nigella seeds or Kalonji which imparted a strong fragrance to the tikkis.
That’s the way aha aha I like it!
Mushroom tikki flavoured with Nigella seeds
Category: Finger food, quick dinner
Time taken: Under 30 minutes
Makes: 4 large tikkis