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Vegetable Cutlets

 

Vegetable Cutlets

Vegetable Cutlets

 

All you need for this wonderful recipe is

Potatoes – 2 large( Boil peel and mash)

Carrots – 2 med (Boil peel and Mash)

Green peas – fresh or frozen 1 cup(Boil and crush slightly)

Onion – 1 med finely chopped

Green Chilli – 1-2 deseed and mince

Fresh herbs

Dill – 2tbsps chopped

Fresh coriander – 2tbsps chopped

Fresh mint – 1 tbsp chopped

Salt as per taste

Garam masala – 1 tsp

Oil for deep fry

Cornflour – 1 cup

Egg – 1 whole

Bread crumbs – 1 cup

Method

First you need to take the boiled potatoes,carrot and green peas and mix well.

Mashed Potato,Carrot and Green peas

Mashed Potato,Carrot and Green peas

 

Then add the chopped onion,green chilli and fresh herbs mentioned and add the salt and garam masala,mix well to combine the mixture.

Now shape into your desired shape and keep as shown

Shaped Cutlets

Shaped Cutlets

The next step is to coat them in flour,egg and bread crumbs.

Flour,Egg and Bread crumbs

Flour,Egg and Bread crumbs

Always remember the Standard Procedure of coating any thing you would fry like meat balls or fish to be coated and fried…follow the F E B…Flour,egg and Bread crumbs…

Coat the cutlets in flour first to look like this

Then dip in the beaten egg and coat with the bread crumbs and deep fry till golden brown.

Serve hot as an evening snack…or an appetizer.

veg cutlets

veg cutlets

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Bread Pizza

Bread Pizza

Bread Pizza

Ingredients

Sandwich Bread Slices – 6

Pizza sauce or tomato ketchup – 4-5 tbsps

Mozzarella Cheese shredded – 1 cup

Mozzarella cheese

Mozzarella cheese

To prepare the vegetables for topping you need

Oil – 1tbsp

Sliced onion – 1 cup

Sliced carrot 1/2 cup

Green chilli – 1 minced

Spring onion – chopped 1/2 cup

Salt and Pepper for seasoning

Method

First heat a pan and add oil saute the sliced onion,carrot,green chilli and white part of the spring onion fry well and season it with salt and pepper and take off the burner and keep.

Prepared veggies for topping

Prepared veggies for topping

Take the bread slices and place them on the baking tray and spread sauce well,then spread the prepared veggies and remaining spring onion greens.

Bread Pizza

Bread Pizza

Now top with the Mozzarella Cheese

Place the baking tray under the grill in the oven as shown

under the grill

under the grill

Grill till the cheese melts and slightly browned..thats it..Easy Cheesy Vegetable Pizzas are ready to Gobble up.

If you do not have the grill oven can use your Microwave oven…But this takes 1-2 mins only and the cheese do not brown…only melts!!!!

Veg Bread Pizzas

Veg Bread Pizzas

Chilli Chicken

Chilli Chicken

Chilli Chicken

This is the most loved recipe in my home,mostly by the kids..prepared using boneless chicken marinated in flavoured batter,deep fried and then soaked in yoghurt and later fried in oil along with few herbs and chilli..tastes much better than you eat in a restaurant…coz its made at Home!!!!..You Gotta Try This.

Ingredients

First batch of Ingredients

Boneless Chicken -300 gms

Corn flour – 5 tbsps

Plain flour – 2 tbsps

Egg – 1 whole

Salt as per taste

Red chilli Paste – 1/2 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

Water – 2 tsps

Oil for deep fry

Second batch of Ingredients

Yoghurt – 1 cup

Chilli Powder – 1/4tsp

Orange food colour – 1 pinch (optional)

A pinch of salt

Third batch of Ingredients

Oil – 2 tsps

Garlic and Ginger – 1 tsp minced

Green chilli – 2-3 sliced

Onion – 1 med sliced

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Fresh Coriander – 3 tbsps chopped

Lemon juice – 1/2 tsp

Corn Starch – 4 tbsps (Mix 1 tbsp of corn flour in 4 tbsps of water and keep)

Method

1.First take a mixing bowl and mix  all the ingredients mentioned in the first batch except the oil and keep for 20-30 mins covered.

2.Heat the oil  in a wok and deep fry the marinated chicken in two batches till golden brown and drain onto paper towels.

3.Now mix the ingredients of second batch and add the fried chicken to it,mix well and keep aside

4.Take another pan and drop in the 2 tbsps of oil and add the ingredients of third batch except lemon juice,corn starch and  fresh coriander one by one and saute on med-high heat for 2-3 mins.

5.Lastly add the fried chicken soaked in yoghurt mix,fry well till the water evaporates and chicken seperates,now sprinkle corn starch and stir well,drop in the fresh coriander and lemon juice stir another 1-2 mins and turn off the heat.

Chilli Chicken

Chilli Chicken

This is the best side dish for chinese fried rice or as a starter or side dish for any meal.Named it as chilli chicken coz..I used chilli powder,red chilli paste and green chillies too..

Crispy Fried Tindly

Crispy Fried Tindly

Crispy Fried Tindly

Tindly or Dondakayalu as said in telugu is one of the humble vegetable available through out the year.This veggy is very tasty when fried or as curry..you can find many recipes in my blog…in chutneys and stuffed curry style….try out this recipe….I would like to call as Tindly – 65 too…!!!

Ingredients

Tindly – 250 gms

Plain flour/maida – 1/2 cup

Cornflour – 1/4 cup

Ginger garlic paste -1 tsp

Salt as per taste

Chilli powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric/Haldi – 1 pinch

Water to mix the above ingredients – 2-3 tbsps

Oil – for deep fry

Method

First wash the tindly pat dry and trim edges,then slice into thin long strips as shown

Sliced Tindly

Sliced Tindly

Take a mixing bowl drop in all the mentioned ingredients except oil and mix well to coat well,keep for about 10-15 mins.

Place a wok and add oil for deep fry,Heat the oil and drop the marinated veggies into the oil ashow you fry dumplings or pakoras.Do not drop in lumps but sprinkle in a single layer.

Fry well till golden brown and done.

Serve hot as a side dish with any meal.You can even serve as a delicious snack…

Crispy Fried Tindly

Crispy Fried Tindly

Crispy Vermicelli Savoury Snack

 

Crispy Vermicelli Savoury Snack

Crispy Vermicelli Savoury Snack

 

Ingredients

Vermicelli – 2 cups

Potato – 1 large boiled and mashed

Onion – 1 med chopped

Green chilli – 1 minced

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs finely chopped

Plain flour/Maida – 2-3 tbsps

Chickpea flour/Besan – 2 tsps

Salt – as per taste

Red chilli powder – 1/4 tsp

Garam Masala (5 spice Powder) – 1/2 tsp

Method

Take a mixing bowl and combine all the ingredients gently,prepare patties as per your required size and keep.

Heat oil for deep frying and fry the patties till golden brown in colour,remove and drain on paper towels

Serve hot on a cold winter day or a rainy day or for your kids Party as a Savoury  Snack.

 

Vermicelli Patties

Vermicelli Patties

Chicken in Hot and Sour Vegetable Sauce

Chicken in Hot and Sour Vegetable Sauce

This chicken dish is the right combination for chinese fried rice, nans,rotis or chapatis(Indian Flat Bread).This is not too spicy but moderate….If you like it more spicy can alter the chilli powder quantity.This is served more often at my table!!! and loved by all…..

Ingredients

For chicken marinade

Chicken boneless – 250 gms pat dry and cut into 2” stripes

Salt – as per taste

Pepper powder -1/4 tsp

Egg -1 whole

Plain flour/maida -1/2 cup

Corn flour -2 tbsps

Step 1.Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl,cover and keep for 10 mins  in refrigerator.

For Hot and Sour Vegetable Sauce

Ginger and Garlic – 1 tbsp minced

Onion – 1 med finely sliced

Spring onions – sliced 1/2 cup

Carrot – 1 peeled,washed and cut into  juliennes

Capsicum  – 1 small remove stem and deseed wash and cut into juliennes

Cabbage – 1/2 cup juliennes

Oil – 2 tbsp of olive oil

Green chilli sauce – 1 tbsp

Tomato ketchup – 3-4 tbsps

Vinegar – 1/2 tsp

Dark soy sauce – 1 tsp

Green chilli – 1 deseed and mince

Red chilli powder – 1/4 tsp

Black pepper powder – a pinch

Salt – as per taste

Corn flour – 1 tbsp mixed in 1/2 cup of water. This mixture is called the corn starch.

Oil  – for deep frying chicken

Method

Step 2.Heat oil for deep frying ,now take the marinated chicken and drop into hot oil and fry till golden brown,remove and drain .

Step 3.In another pan or wok take 2 tsps of the remaining oil from deep fry and add the minced ginger and garlic fry 1 min and add the minced green chilli and onion stir fry on high heat for a couple of mins.

Step 4.Drop in the prepared carrot,cabbage,capsicum and 1/2 of the spring onion and saute well add the salt and chilli powder and a pinch of black pepper powder.

Step 5.Now add 2 cups of water and cook covered for 2 mins,then add the chilli sauce,tomato ketchup ,soy sauce and vinegar.Let simmer another 2 mins.

Step 6.Add the fried chicken into the hot and sour vegetable sauce and keep stirring  on low heat for 3mins adjust sauce content and consistency by adding more water and prepared corn starch,cook another 2 mins and turn off heat.

Serve in a bowl topped with remaining spring onion.

Goes well with chinese fried rice or fried rice and Parathas.

Chicken in Hot and sour sauce

Chicken in Hot and sour sauce

Chinese Fried Rice

Chinese Fried rice

Chinese Fried rice

This is the Best Rice dish…Easy to prepare and healthy,as it has lots of vegetables and everyone likes the taste and this dish looks very appetising….just use whatever veggies are available with you if you do not find the ones I preferred..but the taste may vary accordingly!!!

Ingredients

All you need is

A large bowl of cooked rice cooled well or at room temperature approx 300gms

Veggies Needed

Prepared Veggies For The Chinese Fried Rice

Prepared Veggies For The Chinese Fried Rice

Garlic – 2 cloves minced

Onion – 1 Med Sliced

Carrot – 1 peeled washed and sliced

French beans – 10 trim edges wash and slice diagonally

Cabbage – 1 cup shredded

Capsicum – one half sliced

Spring onion – chopped 1/2 cup

Oil – 4 tbsps

Sauces N Spices

Tomato ketchup – 3 tbsps

Green Chilli Sauce – 1 tsp

Dark soy Sauce – 1 tsp

Salt as per taste

Red Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Black Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Method

1.Place a large wok on heat let it get heated well on high flame.now add the oil and drop in the garlic and onion first and stir well.

2.Start adding the carrot,beans,capsicum and stir fry 1-2 min add the cabbage and white part of spring onion and fry well for another 2 mins.

3.Now reduce heat to med and add the sauces and spices as mentioned and drop in the cooked rice too.Combine well to incorporate the veggy sauce mix in to rice slowly increase the heat to high and stir 2-3 min and finish of.Turn heat down and remove serve hot with veg manchuria or any saucy veg dish.

Chinese Fried Rice

Serve with any Crispy Fried Vegetable or Manchuria ….Recipes are found in this Blog..

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