Dear friends! It’s been quite some time since I created this website… But as the journey called LIFE continues, hardly got any time to sit down and pen (in this case, type) down my thoughts and activities.
Though as you all creative people know, creativity is quite a contagious disease, so every day, every moment learnt something new, created something new, but just didn’t get the time to chronicle them…
So, come this New Year, I have decided to give time to this close to my heart place and try to update more of my creative activities and share the Love with you all!
I start with a cooking recipe. Am not a very good cook, but I try my best! And living in a faraway land, where having to eat anything chat pata or spicy means make it yourself, I do give everything a try! And not to boast, I do quite a good job 😀
Vegetable chop, Kolkata style 😊🤤🌶️
This is the way I make it…
Vegetables of your choice… I used Beetroot, carrot, green beans, green peas, boiled potatoes to help bind
Onion, ginger and green chillies
Roasted peanut, raisin (not much)
Cumin & fennel seeds
Cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, salt
1 egg beaten / besan mixed with water in a runny consistency
Oil for deep frying
Heat some oil, add cumin 1 fennel seeds and cook for a minute.
Add the raw vegetables and the dry spices and cook until half cooked. Add salt roasted peanuts and raisins. Cook a minute or two, then add the boiled potato (coarsely mash the potatoes before adding). Mix well, switch off the flame.
After the mixture has cooled down, apply oil on your palms, take a handful of the mixture, and shape them oval or round according to your preference.
Heat oil for deep frying. Dip the shaped vegetable mix in the batter/egg, roll them in the dry bread crumbs, so that the crumbs cover the balls properly. Let them rest for a few minutes, then slowly and carefully drop them into the hot oil. The oil must be of moderate temperature, not too hot. Don’t overcrowd the oil, otherwise, the chops might not cook through properly and absorb too much oil.
Fry them golden brown.
Now your vegetable chops are ready to be savoured with the salad and sauce of your choice
It’s a win-win in my house