Sunday, January 21, 2007

Burger patty

4 medium sized boiled potatoes
1.5 tsp red chilli powder
Salt to taste
Bread crumbs
1 beaten egg

What next ? Skin the boiled potatoes, mash them. Add salt and chilli powder. Take little of the mixture and pat it on the palm of the hand to make a round cutlet (say 2" in diameter). Roll it is the egg and then dust with bread crumbs. Deep fry till golden.

To serve ?
Serve this with the mint chutney or ketchup. Alternately this could be served between 2 slices of bread slices spread with chutney, garnished with onion, tomato slices. Sprinkle pepper and some ketchup. This makes for lovely burger patty.

Okra fry in minutes

1/2 kg bhindi (okra/ ladies finger). Cleaned, cut in half and with a slit inserted so the spices hold on.
2 tbsp besan (gram flour)
1 tsp red chilli powder (or more if you like it spicy)
1/2 tsp amchur powder (raw mango powder)
Salt to taste

What next ? 1-2 tbsps oil in a pan, add okra. Keep at maximum heat in the microwave so it cooks mildly. Add to it the spices (mentioned above), and besan, mix well and then microwave it again at maximum for ~5 mins. Don't cover when cooking as moisture gets trapped and may make the okra soggy.

To serve ?
It can be garnished with a little bit of chopped coriander leaves before serving.