Sunday, February 26, 2012

BEAN SPROUT CUTLETS


I love to have lightly boiled sprouted bean salad with a squeeze of lemon and some tempering. Makes a healthy brunch. I had some left overs and tried out some cutlets adding mashed potato, fresh methi and spices. They turned out super delicious.

Ingredients:
Bean sprouts .... 1 cup
Potato ............... 2 small
Corn flour ........ 1 tsp.
Bread crumbs .... 2 tbsps.
Salt .... to taste
Methi leaves ...... 1 tbsp.
Coriander leaves ... 1 tbsp.
Green chillies ......... 1 chopped finely
Amchoor powder .... 1/2 tsp.
Red chilli powder .... a pinch.
Garam masala ......... 1 tsp.
Caraway seeds ......... 1/2 tsp.
Oil

Method:
1. In a pan boil 2 cups water, switch off the gas.. add a little salt and leave the sprouts in hot water for 5-10 minutes.
2. Drain the water. In a pan heat a little oil and stir fry the sprouts for 2-3 mins. Let them cool.

3. Add all the masalas and the mashed potato along with the crumbs and corn flour.

4. Check the salt. Make cutlets and deep fry or shallow fry them on a non-stick pan.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

GRILLED CHICKEN CUTLETS



These grilled oil free cutlets are a big hit .. I practically end up making these in all my parties. 

Ingredients:
Boneless Chicken ... 1/2 kg.
Onions.................. 2 small (chopped)
Green chillies ...... 3-4
Coriander leaves ... handful
Mint leaves ........... 7-8
Bread crumbs ....... 2 tbsp.
Coriander powder ...1 tsp.
Cumin powder ......... 1 tsp.
Garam masala ......... 1 tsp.
Red chilli powder ..... 1/2 tsp.
Salt ... to taste
Chat masala ...........1 tsp. (to Sprinkle)
Oil ......... to line the baking tray

Method:

1. Cut the boneless chicken into small pieces.
2. Grind it with all the ingredients in a food processor.
3. Make cocktail size cutlets.

4. Apply oil in a baking tray and bake the cutlets in a pre-heated oven for 15 minutes turning the side once after 10 minutes.
5. Sprinkle a little chat masala and chilli powder.

Friday, February 24, 2012

KADAI CHICKEN TIKKA



A very easy and healthy chicken snack..

Ingredients:
Boneless chicken .... 1/4 kilo
Yogurt ................... 1/2 cup
Garlic paste ........... 1 tbsp.
Ginger paste .......... 1 tsp.
Red colour ..... a pinch
Garam masala ... 1 tsp.
Cumin powder .... 1/2 tsp.
Coriander powder ..1/2 tsp.
Turmeric powder .. 1/4 tsp.
Red chilli powder ...1/2 tsp.
Salt .................. to taste
Kasoori methi ..... 1 tbsp.
Oil

Method:
1. Clean and cut the chicken into cubes.
2. Mix all the masalas, ginger garlic paste and salt in the yogurt and marinate the chicken for 4-5 hours.
3. Heat a little oil in a kadai and stir fry the chicken for a few minutes.
4. Sprinkle kasoori methi. Place a lid and simmer it until done stirring once or twice
Garnish and serve hot.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

CHEESY POTATO SLICES ( PIZZA STYLE )



This snack is my innovation..  I wanted to make something different and this was the result. Loved the cheesy potato slices served on the bed of deep fried crispy spinach.

Ingredients:
Potato ....... 1 (large )
Tomatoes .. 2 small
Garlic paste... 1 tsp.
Tomato puree ... 2 tbsps.
Tomato ketchup... 1 tbsp.
Grated cheese ..... 3-4 tbsps.
Oregano ............ 1 tbsp.
Red chilli powder ... 1/2 tsp.
Salt ................... to taste
Oil.

For garnishing:
Palak (spinach) ..... 1/2 bunch.

Method:

1. Blanch the tomatoes.Make pizza sauce adding salt, red chilli powder, garlic, tomato puree and ketchup. Season with oregano.

2. Peel the potato and cut thin slices. Leave them in the salted water for 10 minutes. Fry them till half done. Drain and set aside.

3. Chop the palak leaves and sprinkle salt over them. Heat the oil well and deep fry them (using a big strainer) until crisp.

4. In a baking tray place the potato slices, spread the pizza sauce and top it with grated cheese.

5. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 8-10 minutes, until the cheese melts.
6. Serve them on a bed of crispy, crunchy spinach.

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