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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

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..

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…

 

 

Chicken Satay

Chicken Satay

Ingredients:

Boneless Chicken / Breast – 250 gms  Cut into 2″  strips

For the Marinade :

Soy sauce – 1tbsp

Ginger garlic paste – 1/4 tsp

Salt – as per taste

Pepper powder – as per taste

Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Oil – 3 tbsp for shallow fry

Things you need

Bamboo Skewers ( Soak in cool water for half an hour)

Method

Wash and pat dry the chicken breast pieces and cut into strips.

Mix the ingredients for marinade well and drop the chicken pieces in and mix well.

Cover and refrigerate for 1/2 hour.

When everything is ready remove chicken and skewer them onto the soaked bamboo skewers and place them on hot pan with oil for shallow fry or pan grill.

Turn them to brown on all sides,takes 10 to 15 mins altogether to fry.

Remove and serve with your fav dip as a starter or can be served as a side dish.

Easy to prepare and can enjoy when on picnics

Serving Ideas

Remove meat from the skewers and wrap into tortillas or chappatis along with mayonaise and salad to have a healthy snack or kids lunch or for dinner.

The skewers can be grilled if you wish to have BBQ flavour.

 

Chicken 65

Chicken 65

Ingredients

Boneless Chicken – 400g cubed
Egg – 1
Corn flour – 5-6 tbsps
Salt and pepper – to season

Yoghurt – 1 cup
Orange-red food colour – 1 pinch
salt 2 pinches

Onion – 1 large roughly chopped
Green chilis (Less Spicy) – 5-6
Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
Garlic – 1 large pod minced
Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp freshly ground
Capsicum – 1 small cut into stripes
Oil – for deep frying

Method
1.Wash and drain of water completely from chicken cubes and season it with salt and pepper mix well add egg and corn flour add 1 tsp of water if needed combine well and set apart for marination for 1/2 hr in a refrigerator.
2.Mix yoghurt salt and food colour in a mixing bowl with a whisk and keep covered.
3.Heat a kadai or deep fry pan add oil heat well but not to smoke then add the chicken cubes one by one.
4 If you cannot accomodate all pieces at a time fry in batches till golden brown.
5.Drain the fried pieces on a paper towel and transfer them to the prepared yoghurt bowl,mix well and keep covered.
6.Use another pan or remove oil from deep frying pan keeping 1 tbsp oil for further procedure.
7.Heat the pan with 1tbsp oil add garlic,onions greenchilis curry leaves and capsicum stir fry on high heat for 2-3 mins then add the chicken -yoghurt mix to the pan lower heat continue stiring 2ins then add red chili powder and pepper stir till the pieces are well done and liquid evaporated.

Can be served as starter or snack or in the sandwich or with rice and sambar or rasam.
kids like this when I make wraps with chappatis and salad with little mayo.

By Kezia Mary

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