Thursday, May 30, 2013

Suji Cutlets

Now get ready for a yummy breakfast that your kids may just love...



  • Suji  150 gms (1 cup)
  • Roasted peanuts  50 gms
  • Water  2 cups
  • Milk  1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Garam masala  1/2 tsp
  • Green chilli  4 pcs [finely chopped]
  • Ginger  small piece [grated]
  • Coriander leaves  2 tbps [finely chopped]
  • Ghee/refined oil to fry


    1. Heat slightly ghee/oil in a deep pan.
    2.  Add suji and fry for 2-3 mins on low flame.Ensure that suji 's colour is not changed.. Add salt.
    3. Add water & milk to the suji in the pan. Keep on stirring.
    4. When the mixture turns into dough,close the flame and let the mixture cool.
    5. Now mix it manually to make the dough smooth.
    6. Grind the roasted peanuts in a mixer. 
    7. Mix the ground peanuts,coriander leaves,green chilly,ginger and garam masala. Mix well.Add this mixture to the suji dough and again mix well. 
    8. Make small balls of the dough.You may change its shape into heart or oval or any other shape your kids may fancy!

    9. Take suji in a plate,spread it and roll all the balls into it.Keep aside. 
    10. Heat refined oil in the deep pan.
    11. Now deep fry one ball and see it does not break.If so,deep fry 3-4 balls at a time till they turn light brown.
    12. In case the ball founds breaking,prepare a thick solution of maida [2 tbps] & water [1/2 cup],then dip the balls into it and deep fry.It happens when dough is not prepared properly.

    Serve hot with tomato sauce, or, chutney of coriander or mint.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Creamy Pumpkin Kofta

Pumpkin.!!..oh no! is the general reaction among children,young and old...a few brave people come forward to accept this vegetable.However,here is a recipe everyone,pro or anti, is likely to enjoy the dish.



  • For Kofta:
    • Pumpkin- 500 gm [preferably green]
    • Besan[Gram flour]- powder  75 gm
    • Green chilly- 3 to  finely chopped
    • grated ginger- 1/2 tsp
    • Garam masala- 1/4 tsp
    • Salt to taste
    • Oil- 4 tbsp

  • For Gravy:
    • Onion- 3-4, chopped lengthwise
    • Tomato- 5-6, cut into small pieces
    • Ginger paste- 1/2 tsp
    • Green cardamom- 2-3
    • Javitri- 1 small piece
    • cinnamon stick- 1 small piece
    • Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
    • Red chilly powder to taste
    • Milk (cold)- 1 cup
    • Fresh cream- 1/2 cup
    • Sugar- 1 tbsp
    • Green coriander leaves(finely cut)- 2 tbsp


  • Peel and cut the pumpkin into big pieces and grate each one.
  • Press the grate pumpkin between palms and squeeze water.
  • Mix well besan,green chilly,garam masala.ginger and salt into grated pumkin.
  • Make small balls and keep aside.
  • Put fry pan on flame and heat the oil.
  • Fry the balls in small numbers till they turn golden brown.
  • Keep them aside.Now kofta is ready.

To prepare gravy :
  • Heat the fry pan and heat the residual oil.
  • Add the cinnamon,javitri and green cardamom.Fry for 2 seconds.
  • Add onion and fry till it becomes transparent.
  • Add tomato pieces & sugar and cook it well.
  • Remove whole mixture from the pan and grind it in a mixer.
  • Again put the pan on flame.Add one tsp of oil,heat it.Add ginger paste and fry for a few seconds.
  • Add chilly powder & grind mixture and boil well.
  • Now add milk and salt.Cook till the gravy becomes thick slightly.Turn off the flame
  • Add cream.
  • Gravy is ready.
To serve, heat koftas in oven. Heat the gravy separately.Pour the hot gravy in a bowl.Arrange hot koftas over it.Garnish with coriander leaves.