Monday, June 23, 2008

Gobi Manchurian and bread cutlets - lt's all about events

I have been enjoying being a part of the various events in the blogging world. In fact, this month inspite of my back problems I have been able to announce an event that I have been planning for some time now and also particpate in 3 events so far. Here is my entry to the 4th and 5th event.

It's been great fun cooking to different themes. I love the feel of it, it not only sets me thinking about what entry to send in for the event but is also getting me to try out new dishes - Puran poli being one.This post is all about events meaning that I would like to post two of my dishes and send them to two exciting events that has been going on.

The first dish is the easy and simple Gobi/cauliflower manchurian that goes to the AWED-Chinese event of DKs culinary Bazar. This is a great tasting appetizer. I like to make this dish at parties and make it truly a treat for my veggie friends.

Gobi/cauliflower - 1/2 kg
2 tbsp cornstarch
3-4 tbsp of all purpose flour

For the sauce:
2 stalks green onions (chopped fine)
1 stalk of celery (chopped fine)
1 bell pepper (cut into cubes)
1 onions (sliced)
2 tbsp soy sauce
4 tbsp ketchup
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp sugar
Salt to taste
½ tsp pepper
2 tbsp chopped garlic
cooking oil

Marinate the gobi in all purpose flour, cornflour, salt and a pinch of pepper(you can even add 1/2 a tsp of garlic paste). Deep fry the gobi pieces and keep aside.

For the sauce:
Take a pan and add 2 tbsp of oil to it. Add the chopped garlic, onions, bell pepper , green onions and stir for a minute or two. Add the celery and stir. Add in the soy sauce, ketchup, sugar, salt and stir.Add the fried cauliflower pieces and stir well till the cauliflower pieces are well-coated with the sauce. Serve with toothpicks.

The second dish for today is a quick and easy bread cutlet that is ready in less than 15 minutes. This goes to Raaga for her event WBB- Express Breakfasts.

This would serve as a tasty nutritious breakfast when you are in a real hurry- hope this helps solve Raaga's breakfast problems. It would also be a wonderful idea for the lunch box. I also like to make small tikkis of this batter and serve as snacks with tomato sauce/green chutney.

Bread -3 slices
Onions - 1 (medium sized, finely chopped)
Green chillies -1 (finely chopped) (you could use chilli powder instead if you are making for your kids lunch box)
Coriander leaves - 2 to 3 tbsp(finely chopped)
Cheese - 1/2 to 3/4 cup
Salt - to taste (please do check and add salt as the cheese is also salted)

Soak the bread slices in water for a minute. Squeeze out all the water. Add all the other ingredients to the bread and mix well to make a smooth batter of cutlet consistency. Deep dry till golden brown. Serve with tomato sauce/ green chutney(mint-coriander chutney).


Medhaa said...

They look lovely, Bread rool is a quick snack. Thanks for sharing.

Hope your back gets better.

Finla said...

Wow that gobi manchurian looks so delicious.
Pass the plat to me, i will be ahappy woma :-)

ST said...

WOW......Both the dishes sounds delicious...Thanks for sharing...

Unknown said...

Gobi Manchurian takes me back to childhood - chinese food van/cart, chowmein and very happy kids (me!). Thanks for bringing back the memories

Madhavi said...

Gobi manchurian looks mouthwatering, so gooooooooooood, can I come to ur place ???? :))

Anonymous said...

both dishes look yumm!

ranji said...

even my entry to awed was gobi manchuri....urs look really delicious...cutlets look divine:)..nice entries

Sum Raj said...

both ur recipe are awesome...will try ur bread cutlets....

Laavanya said...

Love them both.. gobi manchurian is my fave and those bread cutlets look great and remind me of those school holidays when I tried my hand at cooking - mostly to make these fried snack items :)

Trupti said...

both dishes are looking delicious. thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

Your sauce for the manchurian is so different and new. Good one. Thanks for sending it to the event :)


Uma said...

delicious entries, Vandana! Both of them are mouth-watering. Take care.

@the_whisk_affair said...

wow ur entries are awesome, vandana! the bread tikkis are new to me, but they sound so easy, i might make them sooon!! :-) and look perfectly sculpted!

Ramya Bala said...

They look yummyyyy and did prepare all in one day?If yes,it shud have been a feast to your family

Deepthi Shankar said...

Its mouth watering .. really really yummy :)

Sailaja said...

what a coincidence. I made Gobi manchurian on Saturday.

Good pictures .

Sujatha said...

I love your Gobi manchurian color, Vandana! Very Appetizing.. I too made gobi machurian last weekend, haven't posted yet.. Bread cutlet sounds so simple and delicious!

Hetal said...

both the recipes look awesome..they r just mouth watering..

Archana Doshi said...

perfect. I love gobi manchurian and those bread cutlets looks yummy too. BTW I am hosting a ONE DISH MEAL EVENT I would love for you to participate. The details for the event are in my website.