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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 Manchuria

Chicken Manchuria

This is a simple yet yummy appetizer,can be served as a starter or side dish or a snack.Easy process as we combine all ingredients and prepare small balls or small patties and deep fry and give it a nice saucy coating with few ingredients….just try and see….

Ingredients

Boneless Chicken/Chicken breast – 250g Minced

Plain flour – 4tbsps

Corn flour – 2 tbsps

Salt as per taste

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Ginger Garlic paste – 1/2 tsp

Green chilli – 1 deseed and fine chop/mince

Onion – 1 med fine chopped

Fresh curry leaves – 2 sprigs chopped

Yoghurt – 1 tbsp

Soy sauce – 1 tsp

Water – 2-3 tbsps for combining

Oil for deep fry

For the Sauce

Oil – 2 tsps

Garlic – 2 cloves finely chopped

Ginger – 1” pc fine chopped

Green chillies – 3 sliced diagonally

Fresh curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Spring onions – 2-3 stalks chop diagonally

Onion – 1 small chopped

Tomato ketchup – 2 tbsps

Soy sauce – 1 tsp

Green chilli sauce – 1 tsp

Method

Take a mixing bowl and drop in all the ingredients mentioned in the first set except oil and combine well.

keep covered with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15-20 mins.

Then remove and prepare small balls or pattis with slightly greased fingers and keep.

Heat oil in a deep fry pan and fry the prepared manchuria balls in oil till golden brown and drain on paper towels.

In another pan/wok heat 2 tsp oil and drop in the Garlic,ginger,onion,green chilli and curry leaves and stir fry on high heat for about 2 mins and lower heat.

Now add the sauces and the fried chicken manchuria and combine well to coat,sprinkle spring onion and finish the dish.No need to add any salt in this stage as the sauces contain enough sodium in them..

Rice and Vermicelli Patties

Rice and Vermicelli Patties

 

This dish is my experimental savoury snack,which came out very tasty and crispy.This is deep fried but doesn’t take much oil at all.Goes easy on the stomach….so even kids ENJOY…

 

Ingredients

Cooked Rice – 2 cups

Cooked Vermicelli – 1 cup

Onion – 1 large chopped

Green chillies – 3 deseed and mince or fine chop

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs chopped

Peanuts/Groundnuts – a handful crush sligtly

Plain flour/Maida – 4 tbsps

Chickpea flour/Besan – 2 tbsps

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – as per taste

Garam masala – 1/4 tsp

Cumin/Jeera – 1/2tsp

Oil – 2 tsp

For frying

Oil enough for Deep fry

For Serving

Tomato Ketchup or Sweet and Hot Tomato Sauce or Your favourite yoghurt dip

 

Method

In a large mixing bowl take all the ingredients mentioned above and mix well.

Add few spoons of water to combine and prepare patties.

Heat oil for deep fry and fry the patties till golden brown.

Drain on paper towels and then on to serving plates.

Serve hot with Tomato Ketchup.

 

Crispy,Crunchy and Tasty Patties

These Rice and Vermicelli Patties are soo….crispy and crunchy as we have added the crushed peanuts…for a variation try with cashew nuts too….Adjust chilli also according to your family taste….So go ahead and experiment….happy cooking…

 

 

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