Thursday, January 11, 2007
2 medium potatoes parboiled(for about 5 min in boiling water)
1 cup cooked corn
1 small onion finely chopped
1/4 cup cilantro finely chopped
3 green chillies finely chopped
1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp rice flour
salt and pepper to taste
1.) Grate the potatoes coarsely along with the skin. Coarsely chop the corn in the food processor.
2.) Saute the onions in a pan with the butter.
3.) Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well till its all blended.
4.) Make small pancakes out of the mixture and put little oil in a pan and put the pancakes till they turn slightly brown. Brown them on the other side also. Put them on a tissue paper to drain out the excess oil and its ready to eat!
You can eat this with the cilantro mint chutney or tomato ketchup.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
1 bunch of cilantro washed
10 - 12 mint leaves washed
3 - 4 green chillies(depending on how spicy you like it)
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 small onion roughly chopped
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
3/4 teaspoon sugar
1 - 1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp lemon juice
Put all the indredients in a food processor or a blender and process it until it turns into a green paste with a smooth texture.
THATS IT! :) And you have your cilantro mint chutney ready!
You can even put this on a slice of bread with butter on it first, and have it has a snack. Or you can make a vegetable sandwich.
I will be posting that recipe next:) ENJOY!
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
So for my signature recipe, I have vegetarian samosas for you today! Everyone loves vegetarian samosas. So here we go!
2 Large potatoes (or 4 small potatoes)
1 cup peas
1 small onion diced
2 large garlic
same size ginger
3-4 green chillies(depending on how spicy you want it)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp fresh coriander
1.) Boil the peas and potatoes that have been peeled. Let it cool down and mash it completely.
2.) In a pan, take about 2 tbsp oil, let it get slightly hot, and then we ate the finely chopped onions. I have the chopped ginger, garlic and onion paste, and I put that along with the onions. Saute it till it becomes golden brown.
3.) Next we add the mashed mixture, and add all the spices(give measurements for all the spices) and let it cook for about 7 minutes, till its all well mixed.
4.) We let the mixture cool.
5.) Now to assemble our vegetarian samosa, we take the thawed puff pastry and put about a tablespoonful of the mixture and cover it! Brush it with some olive oil for a crusty top.
6.) Next you bake them in the oven at 350 degrees preheated oven till they turn golden brown, which is for around 5 minutes. Voila! The samosas are ready!!:)
You can eat them with cilantro mint chutney or with ketchup. ITs DELICIOUSSSS!!!!!
Inputs for the vegetable samosas are most welcome!!
Monday, January 8, 2007
She passed on her cooking skills to my mother and my 2 aunts. They made their own variations to the dishes increasing the database of recipes! Then came the additions to the database with different cuisines, adding their own special warm touches to the dishes.
And my mom passed on her cooking expertise on to me. I make my own variations to her recipes plus I create some of my own. I add my own vegetarian touches to different cuisines. Have you ever heard of Mexican Lasanga;)?
I will soon be posting my first recipe, it being vegetarian samosas! :) Look out for this recipe. Its coming soon! Ciao!
Sunday, January 7, 2007
I do make chicken sometimes, for my husband who loves meat dishes;) but he has started appreciating vegetarian food too.He tells me that I am turning him into a vegetarian;) One can derive nutrition from vegetarian food too and you can make it delicious!
I will soon start posting recipes. I would love to hear comments if one tries them out. Adios for now!