I    told you guys I’m totally working my way through getting a lot of the recipes in my highlights, up on the blog and this one in particular has been such a hit with the kids AND with parents! I  love that this is great as a handheld item which makes it super easy for little ones to eat and also a great item to pack for school lunches!

This recipe uses potato to help bind these together and I’ve used veggies that do not release too much water so they really hold their shape. With that said, I  would not add in a ton of veggies like peppers or zucchini in this recipe because it will really make them too soft. If you’re tikki feel like they’re falling a part, you can add in  little mashed rice, some besan (chickpea flour), or oat flour or breadcrumbs! You can freeze these uncooked or cooked and reheat in the microwave, stove top or in the air fryer!

Here are some more delicious toddler friendly meals to check out!

Instant Pot Caprese Quinoa

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa

Moong Dal Pudla

Vegetable Orzo Soup 

Nut Free Pesto Pasta

I  hope you all enjoy this recipe and if you do, be sure to tag me on @thechutneylife so I  can see your wonderful creations!

Happy Eating <3



Toddler Friendly Broccoli Quinoa Tikki

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 12 Tikki


  • 1 cup tightly packed, chopped tuscan kale
  • 2 medium sized potatoes, grated on large holes of a boxed grater
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 1 tbsp finely minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/8 tsp hing
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 cup broccoli finely grated or chopped


  • Combine all of the ingredients together with your hands in a large bowl until everything is well combined.
  • Grease your hands with a little bit of oil and form small burger patties (about 2-3 inches in diameter) and place them onto a hot greased skillet. Cook the patties on each side for about 2-3 minutes until crisp. These tikki are already cooked through, but I crisp them up for some added texture!
  • If your tikki are falling apart, you can add a tbsp or two of chickpea flour, or breadcrumbs to keep them together.
  • Serve hot with some dipping sauce or freeze and reheat to use later!