Mix vegetable fritters(pakora)

Mix vegetable fritters(pakora)

 

Mix vegetable fritters(pakora)

Mix vegetable fritters /pakora is very popular all time and street food snacks in India.Mix vegetable fritters are often served with chai.

 

  • 1 small potato (peel and grated)
  • 1 in small onion (chopped thin slice
  • 2-3 tbsp. chopped spinach
  • 2 flowerets cauliflower (grated)
  • 1 tbsp. chopped cabbage
  • 3-4 chopped green chilli
  • 1 tsp. chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp. cumin seed
  • 1/8 tsp.turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp. red chilli powder
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour (besan)
  • salt to taste
  1. In a bowl mix, all above ingredients and mix well don’t add water.
  2. For mixing, you need to use your hand .heat oil in the pan when it becomes hot pour spoonful batter in oil and fry till golden brown.
  3. Fry till golden brown colour on medium heat when it is done take out from oil and put on oil absorbing paper or kitchen towel to absorb excess oil.
  4. Serve hot with mint dip and hot Indian tea. pakora taste great with hot Indian  chai /tea.
  5. https://www.foodies-cooking.com/indian-masala-tea/ click link for tea recipe.
  6. Note —Heat oil over medium heat for frying. check oil temperature drops few drop of batter in oil if oil is at right temperature batter should float up immediately.

 

I use rolled oats

Healthy oats vegetable soup


 Healthy oats vegetable soup

We eat oats in breakfast but we can have any time when you want to eat light and healthy. Oats soup is very easy and simple to make and it is healthy and tasty option to add fiber in the diet. Light and healthy oats soup is the good option for light dinner.

What we need

1 cup oats
½ onion finely chopped
1 tbsp. green beans finely chopped
1 tbsp. carrot fine choppedoats soup
1 tbsp. green peas
1 tbsp. chopped capsicum
1 tsp. ginger finely chopped
1/3 tsp. minced garlic
1 green chilli finely chopped
¼ tsp black pepper
3 tbsp. soya milk or low-fat milk (optional)
2 cup tomato stock or vegetable stock
1 tsp. olive oil
½ tsp. roasted cumin powder
Fresh Coriander leaves for garnish

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Oats cutlet

Green bean and oats cutlet

 

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Green bean and oats cutlet /patties are very rich in protein and fiber are good for tea time snacks. Good for a tea party and as a healthy starter. For this recipe, I have used split moong beans or green beans or green gram dal with the skin we can use whole green beans sprout.

 What we need

½ cup soaked green beans

½ cup roasted rolled oats

2 tbsp. chopped onion

1 teaspoon chopped ginger

2 green chili chopped

3 tbsp. chopped coriander

1 small boiled grated potato

¼ teaspoon turmeric

½ teaspoon red chili powder

½ teaspoon dry mango powder

½  teaspoon cumin powder

Salt as to taste

Oil for shallow fry

How to make

Cook beans with 1 cup water until beans become soft and all water evaporated. Now mash beans with a spoon or blend in chopper until beans look like coarse paste.

 

Take out in a big mixing bowl, now combine all ingredients in beans and mix well.

Make equal size patties of any shape of your choice.

Now heat a non-stick pan, grease with oil, cook all patties until both sides evenly turn golden brown.

Serve hot with mint chutney or sauce.

Note

Roast oats properly to avoid stickiness, patties can be a deep fry if you have a tea party.I did not try baking, but if any reader wants to do  baking you can do and please  share your experience with me.

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Falafel

Falafel Salad

Falafel is one of my favourite  Middle Eastern dishes. I like to  use it  on a roll , with pitta bread or with salad .

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What we need

½ cup dried chickpea (Kabuli chana)

2 clove garlic

2 Tbsp. coriander leave

2 slice white bread

4-6 Green chilli

½ onion chopped

Salt to taste

Oil for frying

For salad

50gm.Mix salad leave thinly sliced

1 small Onion diced

2 Tomato diced

1 small cucumber diced

For dip

4 tbsp. curd

1 tbsp. grated cucumber

Salt and pepper

How to make

Clean and soak chickpeas for 5-6 hour or overnight, then wash and drain. In a mixer grind chickpeas along with garlic, green chilli, coriander leave and salt to make a coarse paste. Add bread, onion and flour; then, run the mixer again until it is mixed.

Transfer the mixture to the bowl, cover and keep in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Take a small portion of the mixture and make a small ball and press slightly to flatten.

Heat oil in a pan, fry falafel on medium heat  until golden brown. Serve hot with dip and salad.

To make dip take a bowl, add curd, cucumber and salt and pepper and mix well.

Combine all salad ingredients together arrange salad mixture on a serving platter then place falafel drizzle with curd dip.

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Note:

If you can’t make ball add 1 tbsp. Flour or breadcrumb and mix. While frying, place one by one. First, fry one falafel and check whether it sustains its shape.