Thursday, January 11, 2007

Potato corn cakes

Ok, I know I was going to put up the recipe for vegetable sandwich but I like this recipe a lot, and its really tasty and turns out really good. I try to control the amount of oil that goes into it to make it healthy.


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

Cilantro mint chutney

This is a very popular chutney, that one has as a dip with various appetizers or even with food. It can be made as spicy as you want, depending on your capacity ;) And moreover it goes with the vegetable samosas!


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

Vegetable Samosa

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
puff pastry


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!!!!!

Next, I shall be giving you the recipe for cilantro mint chutney.

Inputs for the vegetable samosas are most welcome!!

Monday, January 8, 2007

Three generations of delicious recipes!!

Three generations.... I am talking about my grandmother, my mom and aunts(her 2 sisters) and myself. That makes it 3 generations worth of recipes, thats what I would like to give to you'll!! :) My grandmother, born in 1932, was a homemaker and my grandfather would have his friends over and his clients over all the time. My grandmother would make all sorts of delicious Indian food, with varieties. She had amazing strength.

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

About Amisha's kitchen

Hi folks! This is my first attempt at writing a blog. I mainly want to share my recipes with people. I love cooking and I have been cooking since I was 8 years old! My mom would be cooking in the kitchen, making scrumptous food for us, and I would be standing by her side, watching her work her magic on the fresh ingredients and making delicious indian food! My mom is my inspiration. I want to promote healthy vegetarian cooking. I want to promote indian food.

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!