Jun 30, 2010

Veggie Burger with Corn Patty

This is the easiest and fastest thing mind comes up with when back home tired from office and no energy left to think about what to cook!
Yes obviously only if you have burger buns available at home. We didn't have burger buns at home at that moment but we had some regular buns and so we prepared it using the same and it was no less tasty!

Let's collect the Ingredients:
4 Burger Buns
1 tomato, thinly sliced
1 capsicum, thinly sliced
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 Jalapeno, thinly sliced (I used the bottled jalapeno available in super market)
4 tbsp, Mayonnaise
5 tbsp, Ketch-up
Salt and pepper to taste

For Burger patty:
1/2 cup Paneer, crumbled (Indian Cottage cheese)
1/2 cup sweet corn (canned), half crushed
1/2 cup red kidney beans (canned), crushed
2 green chilies, finely chopped
2 tbsp, bread crumbs
1 tbsp, corn flour
Salt to taste

Other ingredients:
Oil for deep frying
Bread crumbs for coating

Let's fry Patty first:
1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
2. Divide the mixture in equal portions depending on patties you require and shape them each into a patty.
3. Coat the patty with bread crumbs, checking it doesn’t look lose enough to break while frying.
4. Heat oil and deep fry the patties in hot oil till they are golden brown.
5. Drain on absorbent paper.

Let's assemble the Burger:
1. Slit each burger bun into 2 halves. Toast both sides of each slit bun lightly on a tava (griddle). (you can skip this step if you prefer cold bread)
2. Spread Mayonnaise, tomato slices, onion slices, shredded lettuce, and jalapeno in layers on the burger bun. Sprinkle salt and pepper and top it with patty and ketch up. Sandwich it with other half of the burger bun.

3. Repeat the same for other burgers.
4. Serve with French fries.

Drain out all the juices of the canned sweet corn / kidney beans before using it for the recipe.

Jun 21, 2010

Tutti-Frutti Cup Cakes

I don't know how, but it always happens that i end up baking when i want to use some ingredients to empty my fridge ! last time it was carrot cake to use carrots and this time it was Tutti-frutti cup cakes to use a box of Tutti-frutti which Ashu picked up at an Indian store some time back and since then is accupying a space in refrigerator !

While i started, i didn't measure anything, it was jus mix and match experiment. Normally i use condensed milk when i am baking egg-less cake, otherwise i use eggs with mix of white and brown sugar. This time i used all... hehehe condensed milk, eggs, white sugar, brown sugar !
it turned out good.

Let's collect Ingredients :

2 cup of all-purpose flour
3/4 cup of white sugar, add more if you like it sweeter
1/2 cup of brown sugar
3/4 Cup melted butter
3 Eggs
3/4 cup sweet condensed milk.
1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 Cup Tutti-frutti.
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.

Let's start baking:

1. Pre-heat oven at 350F.
2. Beat eggs, combine sugars, butter, in a large bowl; stir until all ingredients are well blended.
3. Combine rest of the dry ingredients except sugar, in a medium bowl; set aside.
4. Mix both the mixtures along with tutti fruity and vanilla extract. Blend it well.
5. Grease and flour cup cake moulds. Pour this batter, put a few tutti fruity on the top and bake it for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in centre comes out clean.
6. Cool them for 10 minutes on wire racks.

It can be served warm or cold, as you prefer.

Jun 2, 2010

Hummus Wraps

I am a big fan of any types of wraps. It's fast, easy and yummy.
I have been dying to try this recipe since i came across it first on Lizzy's blog. She always comes up with yummy recipe posts and each and every post i come across i feel like trying on my own.
You can check her blog HERE.

I finally tried his recipe some time back but busy schedule allowed me to post it only now. But i think it's a good time as it is summer approaching and also i can send it to Preeti's Green Gourmet event and Priya's Avocado event !

Ok so let's get started. :)

Let's collect Ingredients:

3-4 corn tortillas (
2 medium sized ripe avocados
1 cup dates, sliced
10 oz (300g) mixed salad greens
Italian salad dressing
15 oz (425g) canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1½ T. tahini paste
1 T. lemon juice
6 T. olive oil
½ cup roasted red bell pepper
1-2 small cloves garlic
½ tsp cumin powder
dash of cayenne pepper
2-3 pinches crushed red pepper flakes
salt and pepper, to taste

Let's start preparing:

1. Toss the greens in Italian dressing. If you prefer your lettuce very crisp, do this step last.

2. Blend the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, roasted red bell pepper, garlic and seasonings in a blender for Hummus until smooth and creamy.

3. Mash the avocados with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Microwave the tortillas to soften. Lay them out on a flat surface. First spread the hummus on it and on the top of that, spread the avocado puree.

5. Next spread some sliced dates.

6. Then some salad.

7. Roll up and cut in half on the diagonal. Your wraps ready. Easy, isn't it? Enjoy :)

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