Vegetable Cutlet /Burger


On a rainy day I crave for spicy food like pakora, cutlet, paanipuri, samosa etc. A novel in hand and some nice snack to munch…. wah wah and a hot tea/coffee. A perfect way to enjoy rains. I would like to go back to my school days…everyday mom would prepare yummy snack for the evening, as she knew we would be very hungry after a long day. The aroma of the snack is enough to bring a smile on our face…and we would rush to the kitchen to gobble the food 🙂

Recipe for Cutlet

4 carrots

2 beetroots medium size

3 potatoes(medium size)

2 slices of bread

1 onion, peeled and cut into small pieces

1tsp ginger garlic paste

4 green chiili finely chopped

1tsp garam masala powder

½ tsp red chilli powder

½ tsp cinnamon

salt to taste ½ tsp-1tsp

bread crumbs ( grind 2 slices of bread in the mixer grinder)

Peel carrots and beetroot, remove top, cook them for about 15 min with a 1 ½ cup of water until cooked. (The water can be used as vegetable stock in soups.) remove the vegetables from water and grate them. (do not add water to the grated vegetables) boil potatoes , peel the skin, and mash them.

In a wide pan add 1tb spoon of oil, fry onions for 7 min until translucent . Add chopped green chilli and ginger garlic paste fry for 5-7 min, the ginger garlic paste should loose its raw smell and turns light brown. Add grated vegetables, salt, add garam masala, cinnamon,  chilli powder, sauté it for 7-10 min to remove water content from vegetables. Turn the gas off, add mashed potatoes, add bread crumbs , add to the vegetable mix. Mix thoroughly. Check salt and spiciness. Add salt and chilli powder if needed. Make patties , roll in bread crumbs. Heat a nonstick pan add 1tsp oil, fry the rolled patties on both the sides.

If it is for burger I add chilli powder otherwise you can skip chilli powder. If you like you can add roasted cashew,(1tb spoon ,cut in ½ inch) cooked green peas (2tbsp) to the vegetable mix. Gives good taste.

Serve it with Coriander Chutney and tomato ketchup. Enjoy.


Dry fruits cake for Christmas

Christmas Cake Part 1

Christmas cake Part 2

2 1/4 Cup of Sultanas, 1 1/2 Cup of Raisins, 1 1/2 Cup of Currants, 3/4 Cup of Glazed Cherries, 1/2 Cup of Orange and Lemon Peels, 1/4 Cup of Glazed Pine Apples, 1/4 Cup of Dried and Cut Apricots, 1 1/2 cup of Butter, 1 cup of Brown Sugar, 1/2 Cup of Rum/Brandy, 5 Eggs lightly beaten, 1 Tablespoon of Molasses, 1 3/4 Cup of Plain Flour, 1/3 cup self raising flour 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 cup water

Put all fruits in a heavy bottom pan, add the butter, brown sugar, brandy/rum and water – in a medium heat stir until the butter melts, bring it to a boil in medium heat still and let it simmer for about 15 minutes in low heat. Remove the pan and let it cool to room temperature and leave it overnight. Don’t refrigerate

Next day add beaten eggs, molasses, flour, baking powder to the fruit mix and mix it well. grease 9″ -11″ pan,(or line with wax paper-optional ), fill upto 1/2 , sprinkle cut almonds on the top. Bake it in the oven for 1 hour 10 min at 300 degree F. Allow it to cool and cut into pieces.

Credit for this recipe goes to my friend Niveditha Kudva. Thank you.

Thoughts of today

Life brings happiness without any hints