Dal tikki (yellow lentil tikki)
Dal tikki is a vegetarian snack of Uttar Pradesh. I have made it with rahar dal (yellow lentil) but it can be made with any dal, red dal or Bengal gram dal. In fact in Uttar Pradesh, it is made from broken dal or dal residues. Uttar Pradesh is known for dal (pulses) cultivation. After polishing the dal, some residues and broken dal is left and it is this leftover dal, which is used to make dal tikki.