Hissing sizzlers must have surely caught your fancy at food festivals. You can make them at home too

Sizzlers are a hot favourite with people of all ages and tastes. They are basically a combination of one main dish served with a choice of sauces and a large variety of accompaniments, and are a complete meal by themselves.

Sizzlers can be either sweet, sour or of any flavour. The most common sizzlers are the non vegetarian ones — fish, mutton, and chicken, but you can have vegetarian ones as well.

In fact, you can experiment and innovate with sizzlers, and come up with your own special one.

Ingredients

For Tikkis

Boiled potatoes - 200 gm

Chopped coriander leaves – 11/2 tbsp

Chopped onion – 11/2 tbsp

Boiled and chopped peas, beans and carrot – 1/2 cup each

Corn flour - 3 tbsp

White pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Garam masala -1/2 tsp

Salt - to taste

Oil - for frying

For grilled tomatoes

Tomatoes (red and firm) - 7 nos.

Paneer - 150 gm

Chopped onion - 100 gm

Ginger garlic paste - 2 tbsp

Boiled peas - 50 gm

Chopped chillies - 2 Chopped cashew nuts - 2 tbsp

Raisins - 2 tbsp

Salt - to taste

Sugar - a pinch

Ghee - 1 tbsp

Additional ingredients

3/4” pieces of salted, boiled and boneless chicken – 1/2 cup

Boiled and salted prawns – 1/2 cup

Cauliflower - 1/2 cup

Tomato sauce – 3/4 cup

Chilled butter - 1 tbsp

Tender cabbage leaves - a few

Preparation

Peel and mash boiled potato; add boiled vegetables, corn flour, salt (to taste), pepper powder, garam masala, coriander leaves, onion and green chillies.

Mix well and make small balls (six to seven) from the dough. Heat a tawa and deep fry all the potato balls and keep aside.

Wash and scoop the tomatoes. Heat ghee in a pan and fry onion for a minute, add peas, green chillies, ginger-garlic paste, cashew nuts, raisins, paneer and salt. Cook for two minutes.

Fill the tomatoes with this and grill in a preheated oven at 200c, till the skin of tomatoes become wrinkled.

Mix the boiled chicken, prawns, cauliflower and thinly-sliced capsicum in the sauce.

To serve

Heat sizzler plate for 15 minutes on high flame.

Place cabbage leaves on the hot sizzler plate and arrange other prepared items such as potato balls, tomatoes and boiled items in sauce over the leaves (all items should be very hot).

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