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10 Savory Vegetarian/Vegan Breakfasts ready in under 30 minutes

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A compilation of ten easy to make vegetarian / vegan breakfasts that can be made in under 30 minutes from scratch!



Do you love breakfast? Or are you one of those people who just wants to be done with it cause every scientific article calls it the most important meal of the day? 

I am definitely the breakfast lover category. If you are in the same category, welcome my friend!! 

If not, why is it that you would rather skip this meal - crunched for time? not hungry in the morning? don't have good breakfast options? I'm here to solve some of these problems for you through this teeny weeny post. I am also forever crunched for time, you see while I love breakfast, I am not an early riser and most of my morning is spent scrambling to get ready to catch my bus to office. I give myself exactly 60 minutes from wake up to run for bus. Also, I am absolutely against cereal for breakfast, I believe it is just sugar. So it is always a savory breakfast for me. I have hence, compiled a short list of 10 breakfasts that you can make in under 30 minutes for those busy mornings. Also, a few of them can be prepped the previous night or even, prepared the previous night. Just reheat and enjoy in the morning.

1) Churmuri Soosla [Vegan]


Churmuri Soosla is a stir fry made from salted puffed rice (not the cereal), onions, tomatoes and turmeric.  It is then topped with lime juice and roasted gram powder. This makes for a very good after school snack or evening tea time snack too.

susla oggarne murmura kadle puri puffed rice breakfast vegan


2)  Bread Upma [Vegan]


My favorite way to use up old bread is to stir fry it with spices, onion and tomato. You can make this bread upma with fresh bread as well. Quick and easy recipe.



3) Tomato Omelet [Vegan] 


Omelet always means Eggs, except in this case. Tomato omelet is made from chickpea flour or besan. Add lots of tomato to it and some spices for taste. Pour them onto a hot pan and cook them just like you would cook an omelet. Serve it with bread or eat it just like that, the choice is yours.


4) Wheat Dosa | Savory Wholewheat Pancakes [Vegan]


This one is very similar to the Tomato Omelet above, but this Dosa is made with whole wheat flour or atta instead of chickpea flour. Serve this with some coconut chutney or sambar in pure South Indian style.

savory wholewheat pancake goduma dosa godi dosai vegan indian breakfast

5) Breakfast Bruschetta [Vegan]


If you love bread for breakfast, you will love this bruschetta. One is a classic bruschetta with onions and tomatoes while the other is a take on avocado toast with avocados and green olives.

Vegan Tomato Onion Avocado Olive Mint Coriander Italian Sourdough Baguette Bread Sandwich

6) Chutney Sandwich [Vegan Option Available]


My favorite picnic breakfast of all times - bread with one slice smeared with butter and another with a simple coriander-coconut chutney. Use vegan butter to make it vegan or just skip the butter. The chutney can be prepared the previous night if you want to cut down on time in the morning. Make the sandwiches when you plan to eat them to avoid a soggy mess.

How to make chutney sandwich recipe, coriander chutney recipe, vegan sandwich, easy sandwich recipe

7) Vegan Zucchini Frittata [Vegan]


Frittatas can be vegan too! Try out this vegan frittata made with chickpea flour or besan and baby zucchinis for added health. Load it up with your favorite veggies to make it healthier.

How to make vegan frittata recipe at One Teaspoon Of Life How to make vegetarian vegan omelet recipe at www.oneteaspoonoflife.com

8) Beetroot Chickpea Pancake [Vegan]


This is just a different take on the tomato omelet mentioned above. Here the tart tomatoes are replaced with sweet grated beet roots that add that wonderful pink hue to the pancakes. For a quicker breakfast prep in the morning, grate the beet root the previous night and save time.

How to make vegan beetroot besan dosa beetroot paratha recipe at www.oneteaspoonoflife.com

9) Instant Ragi Dosa  [Vegan Option Available]


Instant Ragi Dosa is a very healthy breakfast option as it uses finger millet or ragi flour. Ragi is rich in nutrients and very good for healthy. Ragi flour is mixed with fine semolina or cream of wheat with spices, onions and herbs to make a very runny batter. he only dairy element in there is yogurt to add a little sourness to the dosa, you can either skip it or replace it with vegan yogurt to make this recipe vegan. 

How to make instant ragi dosa or finger millet crepe at www.oneteaspoonoflife.com

10) Instant Rava Dosa [Vegan Option Available] 


Again, this is very similar to the Instant Ragi Dosa, but made with rice flour. A popular breakfast in Bangalore, this recipe will teach you how to make it at home with a lot less oil. The only dairy element in there is yogurt to add a little sourness to the dosa, you can either skip it or replace it with vegan yogurt to make this recipe vegan.

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Baked Falafel Beetroot Wraps

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Baked chickpea falafels and hummus in a beetroot flatbread!


Baked chickpea falafels and hummus in a beetroot flatbread

Mediterranean food has so much to offer to vegetarians - dips, salads and of course, the ever so loved Falafels. The falafel is a great meat free option for anyone eating Mediterranean food, it is full of protein and fiber. While traditionally falafels are made with fava beans and are deep fried, I chose to make them with the easily available chickpeas and to bake them. I love fried falafels, but when one moves to eating healthy, one has to find the alternative to balance both health and flavor. And I can tell you for sure, there was no loss of flavor here!

Falafels are served in so many different ways - as an appetizer with dips, stuffed inside a pita pocket to make a sandwich or as a part of a bowl meal. I chose to serve it inside a vibrant pink beetroot wrap. 

Baked chickpea falafels and hummus in a beetroot flatbread


I have an obsession for wraps and rolls. I simply love them, they are so easy to eat and not so messy. And they are usually healthier than the sandwiches made with leavened white bread. When it comes to wraps, I always go for whole wheat. 

You will love this because:
  • Easy to eat, not messy
  • Healthy
  • Vibrant
  • You can customize it to your liking
  • Vegan
  • Delicious
To make the Baked Falafel Beetroot Wraps, I soaked dried chickpeas overnight. If you are using canned ones, you can start right away. I boiled a third of them to make hummus and used the remaining to make the falafels. I made my own hummus, just because it is so easy to make and I love the taste of fresh hummus, but you can save yourself the trouble and buy your favorite hummus.


Baked chickpea falafels and hummus in a beetroot flatbread

Baked chickpea falafels and hummus in a beetroot flatbread


For the falafels, I coarsely ground together uncooked chickpeas, fresh coriander leaves, green chillies, garlic along with coriander powder and cumin powder. Season as per taste. Add in a little flour or corn starch to help it bind better if the batter is too wet. While falafels are usually spherical, while baked it is preferred to flatten them, to increase the surface area that touches the baking sheet. The area that touches the sheet tends to crisp up, so lets increase that! If you don't have an oven, you can pan fry it with little oil. I suggest you make more than what is required, cause these taste delicious and make a great healthy snack!

For the wrap, I boiled beetroots and pureed them, then I added salt and wholewheat flour and kneaded a smooth dough with a little water. Rolled the wraps out and cooked them on a tava or griddle with a little oil. If you are too lazy to make the wrap, you can buy frozen chapatis or even use tortillas that only need to be heated up. But I definitely recommend making them fresh. They are soft and slightly sweet due to the natural sweetness of the beets. Plus they look so beautiful. You can add spice powders to the dough while kneading to jazz it up a little, just don't overpower it with a lot of them.

Finally to assemble, just spread the hummus on the flatbread, add the falafels and a simple salad of colorful peppers, cabbage or lettuce and onions. Toss in some olives or pickle if you would like. Roll it up and eat.

Baked chickpea falafels and hummus in a beetroot flatbread

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Baked Falafel Beetroot Wraps


Baked chickpea falafels and hummus in a beetroot flatbreadBaked chickpea falafels with hummus and vegetables rolled in a whole wheat beetroot flatbread.

Recipe Type:  Main
Cuisine:            Mediterranean Indian Fusion
Prep Time:     8 hours (includes soaking time)
Cook time:     60 minutes
Yield:                Makes 6 wraps

Ingredients:

To make the Baked Falafels:


200 gms Chickpeas
1 Onion
2-3 Garlic Cloves
0.5 cup Coriander leaves (tightly packed)
2 Green Chillies
1 tsp Cumin powder
0.5 tsp Coriander Powder
0.5 Lime
0.5 tsp Baking Soda
1 Tbsp Corn Starch or Flour (Optional)
3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
Salt to taste

To make the Beetroot Wrap:


2 cup Wholewheat Flour (atta)
1 large Beet root
0.5 tsp Red Chilli Powder
6 tsp Oil
Salt to taste
Water as required

To assemble the Wrap:


6 Beetroot Wraps
12 Falafels
6 Tbsp Hummus
4-5 leaves of Ice berg lettuce or Cabbage
0.5 cup julienne Capsicum
1 small Onion, sliced

Method:


To make the Baked Falafels:


Soak the chickpeas overnight or for 8-10 hours if using dried chickpeas. If using canned chickpeas, skip the soaking.
Drain out all the water and transfer the chickpeas to a food processor or a mixer.
Add the garlic, chopped onion, coriander leaves, chopped green chillies, lime juice, baking soda, cumin powder and coriander powder to the blender along with salt.
Pulse the food processor until everything is combined. Do not over process it and make it smooth and mushy. The batter has to just sticky enough to hold when pressed together.
Add corn starch or flour if the dough is too wet.
Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
Divide the mix into 12 equal portions.
Roll them into balls and flatten them.
Brush a baking sheet with oil. Place the falafels on the baking sheet.
Brush the falafels with oil.
Bake for 10 minutes, then flip them over and bake for another 10-12 minutes, until the falafels have browned.
Remove from the oven and keep aside.

To make the Beetroot Wraps:


Boil and peel the beetroot.
Allow it to cool and then puree it until smooth. Run through a sieve to get a smoother puree.
Transfer the uree to a large plate or bowl. Add 0.5 tsp of salt and red chilli powder and mix well.
Add in the whole wheat flour and start kneading. Add water as required.
Knead until the dough comes together.
This can be done while the falafel batter is resting in the fridge.
Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll them into balls.
Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough as thin as possible. Use wholewheat flour for dusting.
Heat a tava or a griddle and brush it with oil.
Cook the wrap on medium-high heat. Brush the wrap with a little oil and flip over.
When the wrap has a few brown spots, remove from heat and keep aside.
Do the same for all 6 portions.

To assemble the Baked Falafel Beetroot Wraps:


Spread hummus on the wrap.
Place the julienne capsicum, sliced onion and lettuce on the hummus.
Place 2 falafels on each wrap.
Roll and serve.


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Beetroot Chickpea Pancake

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I was so tired last night that I did not do any preparation for breakfast. I did not even give a thought on what I should be making. Not a good thing considering my mornings are like "hurry"-canes. I'm in a hurry to do everything, all because I keep snoozing my alarm. Every day when I'm running to catch my bus, I decide that tomorrow I'll wake up just 10 minutes early, so I can walk gracefully to my bus stop well before the bus arrives and the very next day I'm again running down the stairs and the road, hoping the bus hasn't left me and gone.

How to make vegan beetroot besan dosa beetroot paratha recipe at www.oneteaspoonoflife.com

Luckily for me, I did not snooze my alarm till eternity and I woke up with enough time to actually cook something for breakfast. I made my quick-fix yet delicious Beetroot Chickpea Pancake.

I love beets, have done so forever. What's not to love, it is so earthy and vibrant and sweet. Although they are sweet, I've rarely ever made desserts with beet root, I'm more for adding them in savory dishes. I make beetroot sambar - a spicy South Indian curry made with beets, coconut and lentils or I make a dry grated beetroot curry that goes really well with roti.

I started making this Beetroot Chickpea Pancake when I used to have leftover beetroot in the fridge by the end of the week with no idea what to do with something as little as one single beetroot. Now I sometimes buy an extra beetroot just so I can make these Beetroot Chickpea Pancakes.

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I hate to say this, but this is such a Girly Breakfast... Nothing to do with the taste, the taste is nothing girly or boy-ey but look at that vibrant pink and tell me it does not make that little girl in you shout with joy. Pink was my favorite color as a kid, well, that's what I told others. Secretly, it was yellow. But Pink came a close second.

To make this vibrant quick breakfast, all you need is chickpea flour or besan, grated beetroot, chopped tomato, some greens like curry leaves and coriander, chilli flakes, cumin seeds, semolina, baking soda, salt and water. Mix everything well to remove any lumps. Spread on a greased hot griddle and flip when one side is cooked.

Serve it up with chutney, yogurt or plain butter. Tastes amazing when hot, but room temperature will do too.

If your heart beats for "beets", you'll love this one.

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If you liked this, you may also like:

  • Tomato Omelet - Instant pancake made from chickpea flour or besan and tomatoes.
  • Instant Wheat Dosa - Instant savory dosa or pancake made with whole wheat flour.





Beetroot Chickpea Pancake


How to make vegan beetroot besan dosa beetroot paratha recipe at www.oneteaspoonoflife.comBeetroot Chickpea Pancake is an instant vegan breakfast made from grated beets and chickpea flour or besan.

Recipe Type:  Breakfast
Cuisine:            Indian
Prep Time:     10 minutes
Cook time:     30 minutes
Yield:                Makes 6

Ingredients:


6 Tbsp Chickpea Flour (Besan)
1/2 cup Semolina
1 Beetroot, grated
1 large Tomato
1 to 1.5 cup Water
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Chilli flakes
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
5-6 Curry leaves
1 Tbsp Coriander, chopped
4-5 tsp Oil
Salt to taste

Method:


In a large bowl mix together the chickpea flour, semolina, grated beetroot, finely chopped tomato, chopped coriander, chilli flakes, cumin seeds, curry leaves, salt, baking soda and 1 cup of water. Mix well until there are no lumps.
Add more water if required. The consistency of the batter should be thin enough to spread.
Heat a griddle / tava or a flat frying pan and grease it.
Pour a spoonful of batter onto the griddle and spread it out into circles.
Cook on low to medium heat until one side is slightly browned. Do not allow it to char or burn.
Spoon a little oil on the top and flip it. Cook the other side for 45-60 seconds or until cooked.
Serve hot with chutney, yogurt or butter.


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Beetroot Capsicum and Blue Cheese Tart

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I promised, and here it is - Beetroot Capsicum and Blue Cheese Tart...

How to make eggless vegetarian beetroot and blue cheese quiche at www.oneteaspoonoflife.com

But first, how was Diwali? I hope you all had a safe and fun Diwali. Belated Diwali wishes for all those who missed my wishes on Facebook.

Did you eat sweets till your tummy hurt? I'm so used to doing that on Diwali. The whole month's diet goes for a toss on a single day, and yet, it is totally worth it. But this year, I'm missing that. Did you forget, I'm on my super-duper-awesome trip to Cambodia? Read all about my plans here and get my latest updates on Twitter.

Back to my recipe of Beetroot Capsicum and Blue Cheese Tart.

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When I made Caramelized Onion Mushroom Tart for myself and Gee, I made this Beetroot Capsicum and Blue Cheese Tart for Raj. The whole idea of making either of these tarts actually started when I went ahead and finally bought "Blue Cheese". I like blue cheese, but I've never bought any. I've had it in restaurants or cheese platters elsewhere, but never at home. I'd been toying with the idea of buying it for a long time. I knew I liked it, but I definitely cannot eat the entire slab, and I wasn't sure Raj would like it, he really isn't into funky foods. He finally got fed up of seeing me standing at the cheese counter eyeing blue cheese and forced me to buy some. Yay!!

Tangy salty blue cheese and sweet beets work wonderfully well together. For this tart, the beetroot was first cooked until almost done. Then peeled and sliced into bite sized pieces. After that I fried it with little oil in a frying pan along with some sugar, pepper and balsamic vinegar, just to caramelize it. Hey, I was having caramelized onions, he deserved caramelized beets. Just the beets and the blue cheese taste great together so skip everything else if you want. I added sauteed capsicum and strips of fresh basil just to oomph up the tart.

You may notice I haven't added a lot of the blue cheese. I wanted to, but it was his first time having blue cheese and I definitely did not want to overwhelm him, so I kept it to a minimum, where there is a hint of the tang and the salt, but it is subtle. If you love blue cheese, go on and replace the regular cheese with more blue and it should be your little mouthful of cheese heaven.

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How to make eggless vegetarian beetroot and blue cheese quiche at www.oneteaspoonoflife.com

If you liked this, you may also like:

  • Caramelized Onion Mushroom Tart - Tart made with sweet caramelized onions, pepper sauteed mushrooms, an easy vegan pastry and creamy rich cheesy white sauce.
  • Beetroot Burger - Spiced beetroot, cauliflower and beans patty combined with some eggless mayo to make a Veggie Burger.
  • Stuffed Potato Skins - Baked potato skins stuffed with an instant tomato sauce, fried green Capsicum and Mozzarella cheese.

Beetroot Capsicum and Blue Cheese Tart


How to make eggless vegetarian beetroot and blue cheese quiche at www.oneteaspoonoflife.comBeetroot Capsicum and Blue Cheese Tart is an eggless tart made with caramelized beetroot, sauteed capsicum, basil and a creamy rich blue cheese sauce held together in a crispy pastry.

Recipe Type:  Breakfast / Snacks
Cuisine:            International
Prep Time:     30 minutes
Cook time:     60 minutes
Yield:                6 Tarts (3.5" each)

Ingredients:


For the Pastry:

1 cup All Purpose Flour
0.25 cup Olive Oil
0.5 cup cold Water
0.25 tsp Salt

For the Sauce:

3 Tbsp Olive Oil
1.5 Tbsp All Purpose Flour
1.25 cups Milk
25gms Cheese or 2 Cheese Cubes
2 Tbsp Blue Cheese
3-4 cloves Garlic
0.25 tsp Nutmeg
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

Filling:

1 small Beetroot
0.5 Capsicum
8-10 Basil Leaves (Optional)
0.5 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 tsp Jaggery Powder or Sugar
5-6 tsp Oil
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Water as required

Method:


To make the Pastry:


Whisk together 0.25 cups of water and the oil to form an emulsion.
Take the flour in a large bowl, add salt.
Add the emulsion to the flour and mix with a spatula or hands until combined.
Fold the dough 4-5 times, do not knead.
Wrap the pastry in plastic wrap and rest in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 200 degree C.
Grease the tart tins.
Divide the pastry into 6 equal parts. This recipe uses 6 individual tart tins of 3.5" diameter. If you plan on making one large tart, do not divide the dough.
Dust the counter with flour and roll out the pastry until it is big enough to cover the tart tin.
Place the rolled out pastry in the tin and gently press the pastry in tin. Remove any excess pastry from the sides.
Put in baking beans and bake the pastry for 12-15 minutes or until done.
Allow them to cool a little and then remove the pastry shells from the tins and keep aside.

To make the Sauce:


Heat oil in a pan.
Once the oil is hot, add in the flour and fry for 45-60 seconds.
Add the milk and allow it to come to a boil.
Lower the heat and add the salt, pepper and nutmeg.
Continue to simmer for 1-2 mins until the sauce thickens.
Grate the cheese into the sauce and mix well.
Simmer for another 2-3 mins and remove from heat. If the sauce has become very thick, add 1-2Tbsp milk to loosen it.

To make the Filling:


Boil the whole beetroot without peeling it.
Once the beetroot is almost cooked, remove it from water and allow it to cool.
Once it is cool enough to handle, peel it and cut it into small chunks.
Heat 2-3 tsp oil in a pan.
Once it is hot, add the beetroot. Add a pinch of salt and mix well,
Fry the beetroot on low heat until cooked.
Add the balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar or jaggery and mix well.
Cook for 2-3 mins and remove from heat.
Cut the capsicum into small pieces.
Heat oil in a pan and when it is hot, add the capsicum.
Add salt and pepper.
Saute the capsicum for 2-3 mins and remove from heat.
Julienne the basil leaves into thin strips.

Assembling the Tart:


Preheat the oven to 200 degree C.
Place the beetroot, capsicum and basil in the tart.
Spoon in the sauce.
Sprinkle another layer of beetroot and capsicum on top.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the top browns.


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Beetroot and Cauliflower Burgers with Eggless Mayo

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kidney beans rajma vegetarian sandwich

BURGER or PIZZA? Definitely, burgers for me. When I've had a hard day and my stomach craves some comforting fast food, it is always the burger I turn to. Every single time (I've had hundreds), I decide to go on a diet, I always grab that one last burger. I always assume it's my last for a loonnng time. You can't punish a  girl for being positive. But my weakness for food usually overtakes my willpower to lose weight and I'm quicker at a burger joint than I'd prefer to be.

kidney beans rajma vegetarian sandwich

This time tough, I'm not on a diet and neither at a burger joint. I'm in my house, standing in my kitchen, making my own HEALTHY burger. Usually, a veggie burger has to have Potato, correct? WRONG!!! Not this one. This is 100% potato free. It is full of beets, cauliflower and beans. It's a nice way to trick someone into having their veggie fix for the day. 

I've always loved beets. As a kid I was obsessed with the color Pink. I had to have that pink dress, that pink ribbon, that pink compass box, that pink pencil. Show me something in pink and orange, and I would always pick the pink one. May be it was my obsession with the color pink that made me love beets or may be it was the sweetness of the beets. I've always had a massive sweet tooth. But beets remained my friend for life. Look how pretty pink these burgers look....

kidney beans rajma vegetarian sandwich

I added the cauliflower, just to add some bite to the burgers. The beans are a must though. You can replace the kidney beans with chickpeas, black eyed peas or any beans capable of becoming mushy. The beans act as a binding agent in the burger in the absence of potato or eggs. 

Most of the beet burger recipes I've browsed in the past, ask for roasted beets and that is a lot of effort. So I made the LAZY version of the beet burger. Just some grated beets, grated cauliflower, some cooked beans - mash mash mash. Add spices. Mix mix mix. Then shape and fry in a pan. EASY, right? It definitely is!! To get firm burgers, us


kidney beans rajma vegetarian sandwich

I paired the burgers with homemade eggless Mayo. Very simple to make and tastes just like the store bought one. Some tips for the Eggless Mayo:
  • The mustard makes all the difference. If you don't have mustard powder, just crush a few mustard seeds and add that.
  • If the Mayo ends up having lumps, do not worry, just strain it using a strainer once it cools to remove the lumps.
  • If the Mayo ends up becoming one hard lump, blend it in the mixer or blender with a little milk to loosen it up.
  • Allow the Mayo to cook, before adding the vinegar to prevent the milk in it from curdling.
  • To make it Vegan, use any vegan milk like soy or almond.
kidney beans rajma vegetarian sandwich


Beetroot and Cauliflower Burgers with Eggless Mayo


kidney beans rajma vegetarian sandwichSpiced beetroot, cauliflower and beans patty combined with some eggless mayo to make a Veggie Burger

Recipe Type:  Snacks
Cuisine:          International
Prep Time:     15 minutes
Cook time:     20 minutes
Yield:              4


Ingredients:


Beetroot and Cauliflower Patties:


1 cup Red Kidney Beans (cooked)
1 cup grated Cauliflower
2 cups grated Beetroot
2 Tbsp finely chopped Coriander leaves
1 tsp of Garlic Powder
1 tsp of Garam Masala
1 tsp of Red Chilli Powder
1/2 sp of Turmeric Powder
Salt to taste
3-4 Tbsp Oil to fry

Eggless Mayo:


1 cup Milk
2 Tbsp Plain flour or Maida
1 tsp white Vinegar
1/2 tsp Mustard Powder or Mustard Seeds
1/4 tsp of powdered Sugar
Salt to taste

To assemble:


4 burger buns
Beetroot and Cauliflower Patties
Eggless Mayo

Method:


Beetroot and Cauliflower Patties:


Mash the beans well.
Add all the other ingredients to it except the oil and mix well.
Shape into patties.
Heat oil in a pan and place the patties.
Cook the first side on medium flame for 3-4 minutes. Flip and cook for another 5-6 minutes.

Eggless Mayo:


Mix the flour in 1/2 cup of milk.
Heat the remaining milk in a pan and when it starts to boil, add the milk and flour mixture and whisk well so that there are no lumps.
Keep stirring or whisking until the mayo thickens and reaches the consistency you want.
Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

To assemble:


Toast the burger buns,
Spread the mayo on the buns.
Place the hot patties and serve.
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Vegetable Cutlets with Coriander Mint Chutney

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I’m free I’m free… from those hectic schedules to those late night calls. I’m finally free, for a short while, but I know to appreciate the smaller things in life.

So what did I do? Well, I actually went to the mall on a weekday evening. Really!! With no laptop to burden me, I happily went to the happiness sale at Bangalore Central. And then I went to my sister’s house and had her cook me dinner. I know, could I get any lazier? I like laziness :D. And then I actually started reading my library book. Oh my dear books have been neglected this entire time. I issued booked, renewed them and then returned them. But finally, I’ve started on “Gone Girl” and am liking it till now. I even went out and watched Minions. Acche din (Good days).

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I’ve been trying to cram all the good things in these 2-3 weeks I’ll have before the next project and the next grind starts. So Saturday night, I made my childhood favorite – Vegetable Cutlets, to celebrate. It is still my favorite, but I don’t like what I get in Bangalore. I miss my Goan cutlets with little pieces of red beetroot in them. That’s something special to Goa I think, beetroot is added to cutlets and samosa’s there, and believe me, it just makes them extra special. Tasty, yummmm. 

Veg potato vegan snacks Cutlet patty fritter Coriander cilantro kothmir Mint pudina hari green Chutney


Cutlets are so easy to make. All you need are mashed vegetables and desire to make something of them. For most non vegetarian cutlets, egg is used as a binding agent to bind the breadcrumbs, but this is a Vegetarian blog, so not eggs here mister. Just use a mixture of milk and flour and dip the cutlets in that before dipping it into semolina or bread crumbs. You can use bread crumbs, but cutlets always have semolina or rava coating on them. If you skip this, the rava coating just disintegrates once it is in the pan and you are left with a shapeless cutlet and oil full of rava. I am speaking from experience here.

Veg potato vegan snacks Cutlet patty fritter Coriander cilantro kothmir Mint pudina hari green Chutney

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I decided to go an extra step and I made this nice green chutney to go along with the cutlet. It tastes just as delicious with ketchup or just like that. But then, I am a chutney girl. Always been one. So I made this chutney, bought some Pao, stuffed some sliced onions and tomatoes and made my local burger. Skip all this and enjoy it just as it is, or go full gourmet and add sliced avocado, cheese or anything else you fancy. It  is all upto you and your family’s taste buds.

Veg potato vegan snacks Cutlet patty fritter Coriander cilantro kothmir Mint pudina hari green Chutney


Vegetable Cutlets with Coriander Mint Chutney


Shallow fried cutlets made with potato and mix vegetables, served with a coriander and mint chutney.

Recipe Type:  Snacks
Cuisine:          Indian
Prep Time:     30 minutes
Cook time:     30 minutes
Yield:              7-8 Cutlets

Ingredients:


For the cutlet:


Veg potato vegan snacks Cutlet patty fritter Coriander cilantro kothmir Mint pudina hari green Chutney
3 - 4 medium sized Potatoes
1 small Carrot
2 Tbsp Green Peas
7-8 Green Beans
1/2 Beetroot
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
A pinch Garam masala 
1 Tbsp Flour / Maida 
3 Tbsp Milk 
3-4 Tbsp Fine semolina / Chiroti rava
4-5 Tbsp Oil
Salt

For the chutney:


0.5 cup Fresh coriander leaves 
0.5 cup Fresh mint leaves 
1 Green chilli 
1 clove Garlic
Salt
Water

Method:


To make the Cutlet:


Boil the potato until done. Peel and mash them.
Chop carrot, beans and beetroot finely. Boil them along with the peas until done.
Drain and add the vegetables to the potato.
Add all the spices and salt to the potato and mix well.
Shape into cutlets. You can be creative and make fancy shapes.
Mix the flour and milk until there are no lumps.
Heat oil in a pan.
Dip the cutlet in the flour-milk mixture and dip in semolina and place in the pan.
Cook on each side for around 2 mins each.
Serve hot with Ketchup or Chutney

To make the Coriander Mint Chutney:


Grind everything in the mixer/blender with 1 tbsp of water
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Beetroot Pulao with mixed Vegetables

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It's been over a month since my last post. I can attribute it to nothing but heat, laziness and of course, my travels. With so many recipes in the backlog, I must be more diligent but sometimes laziness just rules :) Anyway, better late than never.

You can love it, you can hate it, but ignoring the bright vibrant magenta vegetable is very difficult. I hate the way it colours almost everything it touches from my chopping board to my hands. But its earthy sweetness lets me forget this. I generally just stick to the simple beetroot palya or sambhar. But this time thought of doing something different. I assumed a beetroot pulao would end up being red and sweet. I was wrong on both accounts. The colour is actually due to turmeric and spices rather than the beetroot and the taste was very earthy rather than sweet. I added other vegetables because I had them. You can add any vegetable you like or skip them altogether. This is one simple one-pot meal I've made multiple times...




Beetroot Pulao with mixed Vegetables

Beetroot Pulao

Pilaf / Pulao made with beetroot and other mixed vegetables.
Recipe Type:  Main Course
Cuisine:          Indian
Prep Time:     30 minutes
Cook time:     30 minutes
Yield:              2-3 Servings

Ingredients:

3/4 cup peeled and cubed Beetroot
3-4 Babycorn
1 small Capsicum
1 Onion
1/4 cup Green Peas
50gms Paneer (cut into small cubes)
1/2" piece or 1 tsp paste of Ginger
2-3 cloves or 1 tsp paste of Garlic
3/4 cup Rice (uncooked)
1 Bay leaf
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2-3 dry Red Chillies (as per taste)
1 Tbsp Coriander Seeds
1/2" piece Cinnamon
1-2 Clove
1 Cardamom
A pinch Nutmeg
1 cup Water
1/2 cup Milk
3 tsp Oil
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 Maggi magic cube (veg)
Salt


Method:

  • Wash the rice 2-3 times. Soak the rice in the 1 cup of water and keep aside.
  • Dry roast the cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cinnamon, cloves, bay leaf, cardamom, nutmeg and red chillies until slightly brown.
  • Remove from heat and allow it to cool.
  • Grind into a fine powder. You can store this powder in an airtight box for 1-2 months.
  • Heat the oil in a pressure cooker.
  • Add chopped onions and fry until translucent
  • Crush the ginger and garlic into a paste and fry along with the onions until fragrant.
  • Add the pulao powder and mix well
  • Add all the vegetables and mic well. Stir fry for around 30-60 secs.
  • Add the rice along with the water.
  • Add the milk.
  • Add the turmeric powder, maggi cube and salt.
  • Pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  • As soon as you can open the cooker, fluff the rice with a fork to prevent it from forming a sticky mess.
  • Serve hot with some cool raita.


Note:

1) If you are in a hurry, you can replace the pulao powder with 1/2 tsp or more of garam masala or store bought biryani or pulao masala
2) The vegetables used here are optional. You can replace it with anything available and still have a wonderful pulao. By anything available, I mean any of the traditional vegetables used for pulao/biryani and not vegetables like brinjal/eggplant, okra which may mush up on cooking.
3) Maggi's magic cube is a taste enhancer. You can replace it with a pinch of ajinomoto or skip it all together. It is better to skip this if you plan on giving this to kids.


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