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Oats Cutlet? Oats Patty?

                No, we haven’t named it right yet. image however, one morning we tried this for a breakfast. It turned out great and filling too.

Ingredients:
original oats – 1cup
mustard seeds – half teaspoon (not mandatory)
peanuts – one tablespoon (not mandatory)
Jeera – one teaspoon (not mandatory)
green chilies – 2 (chop it to size you like)
onions (if required) – 2 tablespoons (chopped)
red chili powder – 1 teaspoon
salt – for your taste (i mean, take a bit taste and put it away) 🙂
olive oil – 1 or 2 tablespoons

Preparation:
Heat a skillet / vessel on a stove with 1 tablespoon of olive oil in it. Add some mustard seeds and for few minutes. follow the usual tadka process. add jeera and peanuts along. after 2 to 3 minutes with peanuts add the chopped green chilies and chopped onions. let the onion fry in oil for most part. add salt according to your taste as mentioned above

now, add one cup of oats and mix well. you may have to sprinkle some water to it can be mixed well for about 8 to 10 minutes, till you see the oats getting softened. and turn off the stove.

use a cookie cutter or a lid of a metal box/bottle would help too. fill the prepared oats mix into the template and drop it to a microwave safe or an oven safe tray (as appropriate).

to options to bake:
either you may use the Microwave or the conventional oven. We used microwave this time. place the tray in microwave oven for about 2 to 4 minutes. keep a watch along the way so it doesn’t get too hard and not get charred.

serve hot / warm with ketchup. I don’t eat Ketchup and the plate in this picture doesn’t show it.

August 20, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Salad#3: Orange salad

It was a little funny when I made this a few months ago. image I have gotten into a habit of snacking something when I get back home in the evening. One evening, I noticed an orange on our dinner table and a bunch of grapes in the refrigerator. peeled off an orange and spread the slices on a plate. cut the Green seedless grapes into halves or several pieces. spread them around on top of oranges.

 

Now sprinkle some red chili powder, and black pepper powder. put some almond slices if you have. If you do, you may also add chopped coriander leaves.

If you don’t like cold tangy orange, keep the plate in microwave for a minute or so, so it warms up a little bit.

It was a great to snack on some cut fruits, and since I mostly like chili spice, this tasted great.

August 18, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | | 1 Comment

Salad#2: Baked vegetable salad

We had tried this a few years ago and not that often since then.  A few days ago, we thought of going for a salad for dinner – this we considered this a main course. 

a packet of lettuce/carrots combo – Garden Fresh salad packet
2 cups of french cut beans
1 onion   (slice into spirals/rings)
2 Jalapeño chilies (slice)
1 cup of corn
1 cup of green peas
1 Lemon  (slice one lemon )
handful of green grapes, cherries
1 tomato (slice one tomato)
1 cucumber (slice one cucumber)
1/2 yam, 1/2 potato (slice yam, and potato)
pepper powder, chili powder
ketchup
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arrange Lettuce, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, potato,yam slices in an oven safe tray. top up with cut beans, peas, corn, Jalapeño chilies, and any remaining vegetables from our list. pour some ketchup around. A bit of salt to taste (note: salt to taste, so take a bit taste the salt and put the salt bottle away, salad does not really need salt)

We also added some chili powder, pepper powder, dhaniya powder and other spices. you may add any other spices you would like. Add a spoon of Olive Oil, if you would like.

Pre-Heat the oven for 350 or 400 deg. place the tray in the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes. keep a watch after 20th minute for several times, just in case.  If you notice the content turning into a bit brown turn off the oven, and keep the tray there for few more minutes.

after oven heated, the outcome looked like this:

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and this was another version without ketchup and salt
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overall – it was yummy!!!

August 14, 2009 Posted by | Foods and Recipes | , | 1 Comment