Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Nothing political about this Vegetable Cutlet

I am not a person who is interested in politics ........ Long time ago I did learn about the political system of the country in my Civics lessons . I was left with no choice but to mug it up for the heck of passing my exams. I am aware that people who make it to the parliament and like wise are called "politicians". And in the recent times the common man who elects and empowers such people is called a civilian.
Every alternate day there are scandals, corruption is rampant and then of-course inflation.There are a lot of things to complain about.
And then there are forums and discussions about various issues across TV Channels where people scream their lungs out to make a point. But I have never been able to pull these kinda discussions together. But the man in the house is quite my opposite, he gets it all ....... not something unusual huh !!
These days our self proclaimed mullahs and messiahs (politicians) are debating on a bill about women's rights on the husbands property after separation. Quite a fancy topic to grab any persons attention ....... I believe the men would be equally interested as much as the women about the outcome of this proposal !!

In a country where it's still unsafe for a woman to walk on the streets after dusk, where women have nowhere to urinate when they are in a public place .Women are supposed to exercise yogic control over their bursting bladders, especially when they travel.Can we please first talk about our "basic" rights !!
Subhadra who has studied only till the fifth standard and can hardly write her name is in the same boat as me. She has much to bother about and is least interested to know what these Neta's across political parties got to say about the women empowerment bill and women property rights after divorce from her husband. But she knows her mathematics well .......... Give her a hundred rupees note and she will hand you the exact change without faltering.
Widowed at a very young age she was left alone to fight with her destiny with two more hungry mouths. Her days were long and nights dark ........ no political system in the country could get food to her plate. She ran errands for the affluent class in her village and worked on their farms. With the mere savings that she had, she gathered enough courage to leave the village and head towards the city. She is a fruit vendor in the city market for many years now. She looks happy and content with life.
There are many more Subhadra's in every nook and corner of the country. And let me tell you, they are not left to the mercy of the lawmakers who are fighting over it on the name of vote bank politics.
I know I am a bit too late to mention about "Women's Day" The world celebrated it with much glee ........ March 8th to be precise !! And with women holding the highest office in this country ....... My demand is for "Basic Rights" !! Are the women in power listening ??

This is a vegetable cutlet that you can eat guilt free .......

Preparation Time - 1 hour
Serves - 4
Boiled and mashed potato - 2 cups
Carrot - 1/2 cup
Beetroot - 1/2 cup
Green chilies - 1 tsp finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Semolina - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves to garnish

Method of Preparation

1. Boil all the vegetables (carrot/ beetroot) till they are soft.
2 Cool and mash them. Add to the mashed potatoes and mix well.
3 In a pan, add some oil. When warm add chopped green chilies and ginger garlic paste. Saute for 3-4 minutes stirring constantly on medium flame.
4 Add the above mixture and mix well. Add salt and garam masala as well. Stir for 4- 5 minutes and remove from flame. Let the mixture cool.
5. Pinch out small amount of the mixture and give desired shape. Roll on the semolina
6 Take little oil in a shallow pan. When hot, shallow fry. Make sure the oil is hot enough else the cutlet will break.
7. Garnish with chopped coriander.


Tina said...

Beautiful and perfect clicks...Cutlet looks cute and lovely.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious looking cutlets. Would surely try it this week.


Priya said...

Tempting and super catchy cutlets..

Sayantani said...

yes you are very true in your observation but what is the remedy???isnt it a long vicious circle where you just cant alter the system by addressing a single problem?
the chops look good, best way to sneak some veggies in the kid's system. at-least I do the same :-)

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Tempting cutlets...Very beautiful clicks..

Only Fish Recipes said...

delicious cutlets dear....n beautiful clicks !!!!

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Love the pics and like the space, happy following you!


Subhie Arun said...

tempting n yummy cutlets..lov d colors...frst time to ur space..glad to be ur follower!

Akila said...

always love the cutlet.... this one looks awesome.... beautiful clicks... When u get free time, do drop at my place...

happily following you...

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Pragyan said...

Thoughtful post - such a sensitive style of writing - you are a charm to read! Hope the lawmakers read your post!

Rekha said...

Perfectly done cutlets. My favorite too.....You have a wonderful blog and happy to follow u. do join in my space too :)

Rekha said...

thanks for dropping by my space dear.. Do join in my space...

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Cutlets looks Crispy and Awesome !!!!

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Manju Modiyani said...

The cutlets look so pretty! I loved the idea of adding beetroot for that wonderful color.

Nice blog u have, joining u :)

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Faiza Ali said...

Lovely colour and looks mouthwatering.

Pragyan said...

There's something for you in my blog!


Hamaree Rasoi said...

Keeping politics aside, this cutlet is MINDBLOWING to look at !

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Reshmi V said...

Hi Satrupa, I am amazed and loved reading your posts. I will definitely try out the cutlets at home. The way you have been able to mingle your pros and cons of the political fundas in India. I recently nominated my sister for the Vivel Active Fair Choo Lo Aasmaan awards. She is a journalist by profession and social worker my choice. On her free days, she works at a shelter for young girls, teaches them, reads with them...in a sense educates them for the harsh realities of the outside world. You should also be a part of this list. Do nominate yourself at https://www.facebook.com/itcvivel.

shruti said...

I am drooling over it, It just looks yumm !!!

prassanna said...

Wonderful blog & good post.Its really helpful for me, awaiting for more new post. Keep Blogging!

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