Saturday, August 22, 2009

Soya Sprout Cutlets

It rained heavily in delhi yesterday... Storm, Lightning, heavy winds and Rain and to add to it, so many trees lay uprooted... Result: Roads were a mess, no drainage, and loads of office goers stranded on the roads. I myself reached home at 9 even though i left at 5:30 in the evening. Whew... wat a day it was. And today the sun smiled upon all of us... Still in last night's mood, i thought of making something for tea time snacks.. I had just finished sprouting some green dal, black chole, methi seeds etc.. But as usual, it was a daunting task to make V eat it..... He just hates nething that is healthy and i have to find unusual ways to make him eat things...
So went to the kitchen to rummage through my things to add to the sprouts.. and wat did i get.. Voila, some soya bean nuggets, some peas, some sprouts, and a whole lot of masalas to make cutlets... so here goes....
1/2 cup soyabean nuggets, soaked in water and little salt for about 1/2 hour.
50 gms fresh or frozen peas ( boiled)
1/2 cup mixed sprouts
Few sprigs of curry leaves cut finely with kitchen scissors
2 Potatoes boiled and mashed
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp pao bhaji masala
1/2 tsp garam masala
3/4 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp amchoor powder
Maida for dusting
Oil for frying

Take a dry grinder mixie, squeeze out excess water from the soyabean and grind for 2 pulses. No need to make it like a dough, just shredd it.
Take this in a bowl, add sprouts, mashed potatoes, peas,all masalas, curry leaves and mix well. Shape into desired shapes, dust lightly in maida and deep fry in oil till golden brown.
Serve hot with ketchup or green chutney.

Note: You can pulse the sprouts for 2 run too to break them into smaller pieces. They will mix easily. Add 3-4 green chillies instead of red chilli powder for a different flavour. In case you don't have amchoor, you can also use chat masala.
Enjoy hot with a cup of tea and the rain outside...

This goes in as an entry to the event at Raks Kitchen...