Sunday, September 16, 2012

Vegetable Oats Cutlet

Today evening I prepare an easy oats veggies cutlet which was nutritious and tasty. We enjoyed this delicious cutlet with tomato ketchup. We had a great snack today :)

Oats-1cup +1/4 cups
Potatoes-2 boiled and mashed
Grated cauliflower-¼ cup
Chopped beans--¼ cup
Grated carrot--¼ cup
Red chilli powder-½ tsp
Mixed spices-1tsp
Amchoor-½ tsp
Chopped coriander-1tbsp
Lemon juice-1 tsp
Salt- as per taste
1. Mix all the ingredients (boiled potato, carrot, beans, cauliflower, salt, red chilli powder, coriander leaves, Mixed spices ,mango powder (amchur), and lemon juice) with one cup oats.
2. Mash them together and prepare a mixture for cutlets.
3. Flatten each ball and shape it into shape.
4. Roll the cutlets in the remaining oat flakes
5. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a frying pan and shallow fry these cutlets on medium heat until they are golden brown and crispy.
6. Serve hot with ketchup or chutney.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Broken Wheat /Lapsi Vegetable Upma

Upma is a complete meal in itself. When you make upma with vegetables, coconut it comfortably gets into the "healthy food". Preparing upma with lapsi/ broken wheat is a great way to include it in our diet. It is an excellent source of fiber and is also low in fat .It is not only healthy but also a filling breakfast recipe. 

 Lapsi Rawa/Broken wheat rawa – 2 cups (pressure cooked in 4 cups water)
 Onions – 2 nos (medium-sized; finely chopped)
 Mixed vegetables( carrots,beans, ,peas)-1cup
Curry leaves – a sprig; finely chopped
Green Chillies – 2-3
Salt – to taste
 Lime juice (optional) –1 lime
Ghee- 1 tsp
For the seasoning
Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Chana dal- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves – few
For The Garnish
Chopped coriander (dhania)- 2 tbsp
Fresh grated coconut-1/4 cup
1.Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add mustard. seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal , channa dal.
2.Then add curry leaves, once it starts to pop add the grated ginger, green chillie,onion and saute till the onions become translucent.
3.Add the green peas, carrot,beans broken wheat and saute for few minutes Then add water, salt and mix well. Close the lid of the cooker and cook it for 1-2 whistles.
4.Once the pressure cooker cools, open the lid and let it cool and set for a few seconds.
5.Tranfer the contents of the cooker to the serving vessel and Add ghee then garnish with ,coriander,grated coconut and lemon juice to it and mix well.
6.The broken wheat/lapsi vegetable upma is ready. Serve it hot with coconut chutney.