Showing posts with label Guest Recipe Corner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Guest Recipe Corner. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Poha Cutlets

It was Ridhi's Birthday and Neetu had prepared cutlets for starters. I had a bite and kept wondering what those cutlets were made of. Could never think of Poha cutlets !! They tasted great. She had promised to share this secret recipe with me soon.
Two days back I got a call from Neetu. She invited me to catch up with her with my favorite cutlets.
I enjoyed eating every bite ..... I hope you will enjoy preparing and eating these cutlets as much as I did.
Preparation Time 30 minutes
Serves - 4
Soaked Poha - 2 cups
Boiled Potato - 4
Bread Slices - 4
Lemon juice - 2 tbsp
Green Chili - 4
Ginger - 2 inch
Chopped Cilantro - 1/3 cup
Semolina for rolling
Salt per taste
Oil for frying
Method of Preparation
1 Mash the boiled potatoes. Grate the ginger. Finely chop chilies. Moisten the bread slices with little water.
2 In a mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients (Soaked Poha + Mashed Potatoes + Bread slices + grated ginger + chopped chilies + chopped cilantro + lemon juice + salt)
3 Knead all the ingredients to form a dough.
4 Pinch out small balls and roll them into your desired shapes.
5 Roll them on Semolina.
6 Heat oil in a kadhai. When hot, deep fry the cutlets.
7 Fry till golden brown. Remove to a paper towel.
Serving Tips
Serve hot with your choice of sauce or chutney.
Make sure the poha is well soaked in water till soft. Drop a small ball into hot oil first. If it breaks then add some corn flour to bind it. (It will only break if there is excess moisture).
You may add red chilie powder instead of chopped green chilies. Add kasuri methi as an alternative to coriander leaves.
Rolling on semolina only adds to the texture and is optional.
Other Names
Poha - Beaten Rice, Semolina - Suji, Coriander - Cilantro

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Coconut Chutney Sandwich

If you thought that Coconut Chutney only goes well with Idli and Dosa, then think again !!
Ever imagined of Coconut Chutney Sandwich ! Well neither did I until I tasted this yummilicios Coconut Chutney Sandwich by Deepika. It just left me craving for more.

It was a great opportunity to catch up with this super busy mom over a cup of tea and some coconut chutney sandwich.
She is very creative person and has a nag for art, craft and photography. Not to forget, she is a great cook too ! To take a sneak peak of her creative side peep here.
Preparation Time - 10 minutes
Fresh Shredded Coconut - 1 Cup
Roasted Peanuts - 1 Cup
Fresh Chopped Coriander - 1 Cup
Plain Yogurt - 1/2 Cup
Sugar - 3 tsp
Salt - 1.5 tsp
Green Chilie - 2
Juice of one lemon
Bread for Sandwich
Method of Preparation
1 Combine all the ingredients and blend in a mixer to form a smooth paste. It should be like a spread. So use water only if needed.
2 Cut bread into desired shape. Spread butter on one side and chutney on the other. Place the slices togeather to make a sandwich.
3 Refrigerate and store the chutney for 4 - 5 days.
Serving Tips
Use this spread for cold sandwiches. Good for lunch box and picnics.
Do not use excess water while grinding, else the consistency will be watery.
You may also add cucumber and tomato slices.
Other Names
Coriander - Cilantro, Plain Yogurt - Curd

Diya (Deepika's daughter) loves this sandwich so sending this as an entry for Kids Delight . I am sure the lil ones will love this.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Go Green with Palak Puri

My gang of 'girls' here is a foodie ....... precisely all of them are extremely good cooks. I always wanted to take a sneak peak of their kitchen and get some of their secret recipes (not so secret any more). Unlike me all of them are busy moms and getting their time was mission impossible for me. But I am not the person who would give up so quickly ........ and for great food, I can go an extra mile. I had been nagging for some of their special recipes and it worked. They all have been generous enough to share these lick smacking food recipes with me.
Palak Puri is from Neetu's Kitchen. A mother of two lovely daughters,a loving wife and a great friend, she loves to cook for her family and friends ( not sure about the friends part any more after her encounter with me I had nagged her so much for this recipe that finally she invited me over lunch. I was lucky enough to see her prepare it although I was much more interested in the eating part.Apart from cooking, she loves listening to music.
Preparation Time - 30 minutes
Serves - 6
Wheat Flour - 4 cups
Ginger - 1 inch
Spinach Pulp - 1 cup
Garlic - 5 cloves
Salt per taste
Oil for frying
Method of preparation
1 Wash the spinach. Roughly chop the spinach, ginger and garlic.
2 Add spinach, ginger and garlic to a blender. Grind well to a fine pulp (approx - 1 cup)
3 Add salt to the flour. Add 2 tsp oil
4 Knead the flour adding this palak mixture to form a soft dough (similar to the dough we prepare for roti/puri etc).
5 Pinch out small balls. Roll between your palms to make smooth balls.
6 Roll them to form small puris.
7 Heat oil in a deep Kadhai/Pan. When hot, drop the puris' one by one. Deep fry the Puri's on both sides. Remove to a paper towel.
Serving Tips
Serve hot with your choice of curry.
Make sure the oil hot before you drop the Puri's into it. Else it will not puff up.
Other Names
Palak Puri - Spinach Puri, Palak - Spinach.