Thursday, 7 March 2013

Cutlet

Usually there are many recipes available for cutlet..here I am putting one that is invented by my BIL and has very basic and few ingredients!!
A perfect Sunday morning breakfast, which my 14 months kiddo also enjoyed!!
Thanks to Kaka for all the inspiration, cooking and decoration!!



Ingredients:
4 medium sized potatoes
1/2 cup green peas
1/2 cup freshly cut coriander
1/2 cup thick poha
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 tpsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp red chilli powder
1 tbsp garam masala
1 tpsp roasted cumin powder
Oil to shallow fry
Salt to taste



Preparation:
1. Boil & mash potato and green peas
2. Soak think phoha with water till soft. Drain out excess water
3. In a large bowl or plate, mix mashed potato, green peas, soaked poha and cut coriander
4. Now add turmeric, chilli powder, garam masal and cumin powder and mix well (Can add 1 tbsp lemon juice as well)
5. Grease hands with little oil, take a portion of the mixture and give shape of a cutlet(you can use cookie cutter to get different shapes)
6. Spread bread crumbs in a plate and roll the cutlet in it so that all sides are covered with bread crumbs
7. Heat pan and place the cutlet on it. Shallow fry till both side turn golden brown
8. Serve hot with tomato ketchup



Photo coming soon...

Kitchen Gyan: You can make fresh bread crumbs using plain rusks. Grind the rusks in mixer and your bread crumbs are ready!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Fruity custard with strawberry sauce

This valentine's day make this easy dessert for your loved ones. And its so easy anyone can make it. While its low sugar also, it still satisfies your sweet tooth.
You can change the fruits proportions to the ones you like, just avoid citrus fruits like oranges. 



Ingredients:

6 Marie Biscuits
1 tbsp custard powder
2 cup milk
5 tbsp sugar
1 banana
8-10 cherries
1/4 cup Tutty Fruity (Dried Papaya)
4-6 medium size strawberries

Preparation:

1. Grind Marie biscuits in mixer to fine powder. Keep it aside

Prepare custard:
1. In a small bowl take custard powder and add few tbsp milk and mix well into smooth paste. Ensure no lumps are left
2. Boil remaining milk with 4 tbsp sugar
3. Now add the custard powder paste and boil till cooked. Keep stirring well
4. Keep aside to cool to room temperature
5. Cut banana and cherries into small pieces and add to custard

Prepare Strawberries sauce:
1. Cut strawberries into small pieces
2. In a small pan add strawberries pieces, 1 tbsp sugar and very little water
3. Cook till strawberries soften and the sauce turns thick. (No need to mash the strawberries pieces completely)

Setting faluda:
1. In a long transparent glass, add a think (2cm) layer of biscuits powder layer at bottom.
2. Now pour the banana-cherries custard layer on on top of it
3. Place a thin layer of tutty-fruity
4. Now again add a thick layer of custard
5. Finally add the strawberry sauce on top
6. Set inside freezer for 1/2 hr and serve cold

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