Approximate preparation and cooking time: 20 minutes Italian pasta with a desi twist was on the Saturday menu. This is what you’ll need Pasta: 1 cup (dry pasta) (I used fusilli, you can use any pasta) Onion: 1 (finely chopped) Carrot: 1 (finely chopped) Peas: 1/4 cup Mixed peppers: 1/2 cup Tomatoes: 2 Garlic: 3 cloves (finely chopped) Ginger: 1/4tsp (finely chopped) Chilli powder: 1tsp Turmeric powder: 1/4tsp Coriander powder: 1/4tsp Garam Masala powder: 1tsp Chilli flakes: 1/2tsp Oregano: 1/2tsp Grated cheese: 2tbsp Olive oil: 2tbsp Salt and pepper to taste Let’s get cooking 1.
Add the chopped carrots along with the peas and a little water (around 1/4 cup). Keep the remaining bread crumbs aside, to be used for coating the cutlets.
Today came up with this idea of spinach and cauliflower cutlets. Ideally you use a piping bag with a star nozzle to pipe out the churros, but I did not have that, so used a murku press which works just as well, except for the thickness.
Add the dry powders Chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt. In a bowl add the chopped spinach along with the shredded cauliflower, ginger, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, chaat masala, cornflour and salt. Grate in the boiled potato and add 1/4 cup of the bread crumbs to the above mentioned mixture.
Pour in the tomato purée along with the mixed peppers. Spinach: 1 cup (finely chopped) Cauliflower: 1 cup (finely shredded) Potato: 1 (boiled) Ginger: 1tsp (grated) Chilli powder: 1tsp Turmeric powder: 1/2tsp Garam masala: 1tsp Chaat Masala: 1tsp Cornflour: 2tbsp Bread crumbs: 1/2 cup Salt to taste Oil: To shallow fry 1.
Thanks to Sanjeev Kapoor I tried out his masala upma fritters and hubbie could not stop praising the delicious breakfast he had!
Heat the ghee in a pan and season with the mustard seeds, curry leaves, slit green chillies and ginger. Add 3 cups of water (more if the mixture is thick) and cover the pan.