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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Potato and Onion Patties

Potatoes and Onion Patties

Potatoes and Onion patties are very easy to make . All you need is a few boiled potatoes,chopped onion and spices available in your kitchen.

In an attempt to encourage the young generation to cook, I mark many ingredients as optional. I don't mean to indicate that don't buy all the ingredients.What I do mean is to be adventurous enough to cook with the least of ingredients instead of eating restaurant food.It'd emphasize that it will definitely be healthier and way cheeper than eating out.

TIP: Whenever you are boiling potatoes, boil a few extra and keep them in the refrigerator wrapped in a cling film.This way you need not worry about the time required to boil potatoes. They should be used the next day or at the most the day after.

These patties freeze pretty well too.

Ingredients: ( for 6 to 8 patties )

  1. 3-4 medium potatoes - boiled , peeled and mashed
  2. 1 medium onion - finely chopped
  3. 2 green chillies - finely chopped (optional)
  4. coriander - washed and finely chopped (optional)
  5. 1 inch piece ginger - peeled and grated (optional)
  6. Lemon juice ( 1-2 tsp,according to your taste)
  7. salt to taste
  8. Any oil to pan fry


  1. In a large bowl , mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Divide into mixture into equal sized balls , roll between your palms and gently flatten each ball.
  3. Heat a griddle,preferably a non stick one. 
  4. Fry each side using as little oil as possible 


Coriander chutney
Tomato Ketchup

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Noodle Soup


This recipe is as simple as it can be.
A perfect soup for a cold winter day, lunch or dinner or even a snack !

For this recipe, you don't really HAVE TO HAVE exact quantities of the ingredients. Depending on the vegetables you have handy, and the number of servings you wish to cook, you can vary the ingredients.


  1. Tom Yum Kom soup paste or cube  ( I prefer the vegetarian one)
  2. Chilly garlic paste
  3. Firm Tofu - cut into cubes
  4. Broccoli - washed , divided into florets and cut into pieces
  5. Spring onions or Onions - washed and chopped
  6. Carrot - peeled and cut into bite size pieces or strips
  7. French Beans - trimmed and cut into pieces
  8. Spinach leaves - washed
  9. Bean Sprouts - washed
  10. Cabbage or Bok choi  
  11. Boiled and drained noodles ( or spagetti or capellini or soba noodles )
  12. any oil
  13. Salt to taste (Add only after tasting as the Tom Yam Kom paste and Chilly Garlic paste both have salt  in them )
  14. 200 ml boiling water per portion of soup

Method :
  1. In a large pan or wok, add some oil and wait till it's hot
  2. Stir fry the onions quickly
  3. Add your selection of prepared vegetables except for spinach. Mix well, cover and cook on a low heat till cooked but not overdone.Stir occasionally.
  4. Add Tom yam Kom paste according to your liking (add  half a tsp for each portion of soup.You can add more later if desired)
  5. Add chilly garlic paste 
  6. Mix well.
  7. Add boiling water.Mix again.
  8. Add the tofu and noodles and cook for 2 minutes.
  9. Add spinach . It will wilt very quickly
  10. If required,add salt to taste