Sunday, March 17, 2013

Soya Chunks Cutlets And Hummus

Ingredients:
  • Soya chunks-2 cup
  • Potato(boiled)-2
  • Onion-2,big
  • Ginger- 1''piece
  • Garlic-3pods
  • Green chilly-3-5
  • Curry leaves-a sprig
  • Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
  • Coriander powder-1/2tsp
  • Pepper powder-1/2tsp
  • Garam masala powder-1tsp  
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil-as required 
  • Egg- 1 large
  • Bread crumbs-as required
Method:
  • Take lots of water in a big pan and bring to a boil.Once it boils,add soya and switch off flame.
  • Cover with a lid and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
  • Pour this in a colander and drain it.Squeeze out the excess water with your hands and mince it in a mixie.
  • Chop ginger,garlic,green chillies,curry leaves and onion to a fine pieces.Saute until it turns light brown. 
  • Add turmeric,coriander powder and salt.Stir for few minutes.Add minced soya chunks to this.Saute well.Sprinkle a few drops of water and cook for few more minutes in a low flame.
  • Add pepper powder,garam masala,chopped coriander leaves/cilantro and boiled,peeled and mashed potato to this.Mix well.Stir for few minutes or till the water content in the mixture evaporates.Switch off flame.
  • When the mixture is cool enough to touch,divide the mixture into small equal sized balls and shape them into a round or oval shapes,pressing gently with a flat side of the knife,from all sides of the balls,until all the cracks that form in between are sealed well.  
  • Beat the egg using a fork and keep aside.Take bread crumbs in a  plate.
  • Dip each of the shaped cutlets in beaten egg and then roll them into bread crumbs,coating all the sides evenly.Do this one by one.remove excess bread crumbs.
  • Heat oil in a pan with enough oil.when the oil becomes hot,deep fry it until they turned brown in a low-medium flame. 
  • Do not overcrowd the pan while frying as this would end up with your cutlets sticking together.
Serve warm with Hummus and tomato ketchup or with Challas.....
       
Hummus Recipe:

 Hummus is a delicious middle- Eastern dip made from boiled chick peas,tahini(sesame seeds) paste,garlic,lemon juice.It's origin is believed to be from shami region(Lebanon,syria,palestine and jordan).  
Ingredients: 
  • chickpeas-150 gms
  • garlic-2 cloves
  • tahini paste-3 tbsp
  • lemon juice-1tbsp
  • olive oil-4 tbsp
Method:
  • soak dry chickpeas over night.pressure cook with water and salt till soft.Cool and remove the skin.Put them in a mixie with garlic,salt and tahini and blend.add 2tbsp of olive oil and blend.add lemon juice and continue to blend till smooth.Chill in a refrigerator.Drizzle the remaining olive oil just before serving.
Serve chilled with pita bread or with any fried starters like cutlets,vada,samosa etc. 
Happy Cooking!!!
 
 
 














4 comments:

  1. Delicious cutlet from soya chunks....love it....

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  2. Thanks Arthy for your lovely comment.....

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  3. yummy snacks....Glad to follow u :)

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