I am here with another interesting and nutritious recipe that will leave your family and friends craving for more. I bet you will love it. This is one of the interesting ways to incorporate sprouts into your diet . It is filling too.Black Gram Sprouts and Bajra tikki is incredibly loaded with the goodness of black gram sprouts and Bajra flour. This is perfect for people who are gluten resistant .

Some Facts about Black Gram Sprouts:

  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • It is known to reduce High Blood Pressure
  • It is rich in fiber
  • It is also known to strengthen Nervous system
  • Black gram is loaded with a wide range of minerals including potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous and calcium.
  • It is also known to flush out toxins.
  • Has many nutritional benefits

Some Facts about Bajra :

  • Bajra is also known as pearl millet.
  • It is good to eat bajra in winters
  • It has a very Interesting Nutritional profile.
  • It is gluten free
  • Bajra is high in beneficial plant chemicals like antioxidants, polyphenols, and phytochemicals
  • It is rich in Zinc and Iron
  • Bajra is a nutrient-dense source of protein, carbs, vitamins, minerals, and beneficial plant chemicals.

Main Ingredients for Black Gram Sprouts and Bajra Tikki:

  1. 1.Black Gram Sprouts : Soak black gram overnight . Next day strain the water and place the colander covered with a clean wet cloth in a warm place. You will see the black gram sprouting slowly.
  2. 2. Bajra Flour : This is a gluten free flour and perfect for the winters.
  3. 3. Green Chili: Adds some nice spice kick to the tikki. I have used mildly spicy green chilli here.
  4. 4. Fresh Ginger : Aids digestion and gives a nice aroma to the tikkis.
  5. 5. Fresh Coriander : Adding fresh coriander enhances the taste and adds a nice aroma too.
  6. 6.Red Onions: I love to add finely chopped red onions instead of the white ones.
  7. 7. Cumin / Jeera : Add whole cumin or Jeera
  8. 8. Black Pepper: Add freshly ground coarse black pepper. I love to taste pepper in every bite.
  9. 9. Oil : Use any neutral oil for shallow frying.

Sharing This Recipe With Shhh Cooking Secretly Group

This month our host Jayashree who blogs at Evergreen dishes suggested the Sprouts as the theme. She wanted us to think out of the box and share some amazing dish. Check her blog to know what she has shared. Priya is my partner this month. She blogs at thephotowali.wordpress.She suggested Black gram sprouts and Chili as the SI and In turn I suggested her dry coconut and Goda masala.



Preethi Prasad
Black Gram Sprouts and Bajra Tikki is one of the best recipes to incorporate sprouts in our diet.It is nutritious and filling too.Kids and Adults alike will love it.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Servings 4


  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Heavy Bottom Pan
  • 1 Chopping Board
  • 1 Knife


  • 1 Cup Black Gram Sprouts
  • 2 Cups Bajra Flour
  • 3 Nos Green chilies finely chopped
  • 2 Nos Red Onions finely chopped
  • 1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin
  • 2 Tbsps Finely Chopped fresh Coriander
  • 1 Tbsp Coarse black pepper (Freshly ground)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tsp Finely Chopped fresh ginger
  • 5 Tbsp Oil for shallow frying


  • For Balck Gram Sprouts
  • Soak black gram overnight. Then drain the water and store in a warm place for it to sprout. You can place it in a colander and cover it with a wet cloth. Black gram will sprout very nicely in two to three days .

For Balck Gram Sprouts and Bajra Tikki

  • Blend the sprouts and ginger to a fine paste.
  • Transfer the blended ingredients in a mixing bowl. Add bajra flour , chopped onions , chopped fresh coriander, green chili, coarse black pepper , salt, Sprouts and ginger paste and jeera.
  • Mix all the ingredients together to make a soft dough . Add water only if needed.
  • I have not added water as the ground sprouts and ginger mix had enough moisture .
  • Take small portion of the dough and give it a round shape. Repeat the process for balance dough.
  • Heat oil in a pan . Shallow fry each tikki and until both the sides are golden brown.
  • Serve with Green chutney or Sauce.
  • Enjoy with family……..


  1. I have used sprouted black gram . You can use green gram sprouts too.
  2. Increase or decrease number of green chili as per your spice preference.
  3. These tikkis are  not spicy but served with spicy green chutney.
  4. Try with Bajra flour only as it tastes awesome.
  5. Best served hot and Crisp.
  6. Simple ingredients are used to make these tikkis.



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    1. Thank you Seema with the same sprouts I made Dosa and rotti too. It’s very delicious . Do try and let me know .

  1. 5 stars
    Wow Preethi what an innovative recipe using both sprouted black gram and bajra flour. Perfect for the winter season. I have never sprouted black grams but after coming across your recipe am so tempted to sprout them and make these inviting and healthy tikkis.

  2. 5 stars
    The tikkis look absolutely fabulous, Preethi! I’ve never sprouted black gram before, and am now all intrigued to try it out. With the sprouts and bajra flour going in, these tikkis are surely very nutritious.

  3. 5 stars
    We love ALL forms of cutlets/ tikki and this protein loaded black gram sprouts version is a winner all the way through, so loving the recipe & pics, Preethi ! bookmarked

  4. 5 stars
    Wow! This is protein packed and healthy snack. It is raining here and I wish I had urad sprouts to make this for afternoon snack. I am trying this soon,.

  5. 5 stars
    Wow, Preethi I did not think we could sprout black gram. Now this recipe is perfect for the little bajra flour that I have and need to use up before Summer hits us. Love the recipe and I am soaking black gram for the sprouts tonight.

  6. Such a healthy protein packed tikkis these are. A good idea to include sprouts in our diet. Makes a perfect evening snack with a cup of piping hot tea.

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