Sunday, May 16, 2010

Simple Cutlets...

Ok - something very simple to make - and very tasty as well....

4 medium sized potatoes (boiled)
4 bread slices (preferably old bread)
red chillies powder - 1/4 tsp
garam masala - 2 pinches
amchur - 1/4 tsp
green chillies - 2 - chopped finely (optional)
ginger - about half an inch - chopped finely (optional)
Oil - for frying

1. Grate the boiled potatoes.
2. Run the bread slices through a mixer - it will become powder like.
3. Mix all the ingredients (except oil) thoroughly
4. The consistency of this dough shoud be like that of chapati dough
5. Now take small portions of the dough and shape them in cylinderical shape
6. Fry them - the oil should be on a high temperature.
7. Serve hot with chutney/ sauce

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sneaky ways to use leftovers :)

Ok - long time, no post... Came up with something different Wed evening. Has some leftover daal but was just not interested in having that with rotis, so heres a totally different "innovation"

1 1/2 katori left over daal (any)
2 katori poha (dry)
2 tbsp besan
1 small onion - chopped finely
1 small pice of ginger - chopped finely
2-3 green chillies - chopped finely
Cheese - cut into 1 cm cubes - 9-10 cubes
1/4 tsp red chilli
a pinch garam masala
Vegetable oil - for frying

Take the daal and the poha together in a big bowl. add the besan and let it sit for abt 10 mins. Meanwhile, go ahead and do all the chopping. Now mix all the ingredients except cheese and oil together properly (use your hands). The consistency should be something like that of a cutlet dough. If the dough is a bit runny, add more besan. Take a ping pong ball size of the dough and shape it into an elongated cutlet, add one cheese cube in the center while doing this. Once all the cutlets are done, heat oil in a karahi and fry them.
Serve them with chutney/ ketchup.

Tip: At the time of serving, cut the cutlets into half while they are really hot. The cheeze in the middle oozes out a bit making the cutlets look very tempting.