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Soya Chunks Cutlet Recipe / Soya Chunks Tikki Recipe / How to make cutlet with Meal Maker

Soya Chunks Cutlet Recipe / Soya Chunks Tikki Recipe / How to make cutlet with Meal Maker

Soya Chunks Cutlet / Tikki is an easy, simple and healthy food that can be prepared in minutes. Beauty in this dish is I have prepared soya chunks tikki with olive oil, as I came across Leonardo Olive oil – COOK ALL, which is curated in a way that it can be used in All Indian cooking.

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Soya Chunks Tikki recipe / Meal Maker cutlet recipe

I have infused boiled potatoes, grated carrots to the soya chunks cutlet for more flavor, taste and healthiness. We use to refer soya chunks as meal maker, and this meal maker cutlet is perfect when served during tea-time or and after school snack or for brunch. Let me share the recipe…

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Soya Chunks Tikki recipe / Meal Maker cutlet recipe

Ingredients:

  • Soya chunks – 100 gm
  • Potatoes – 75 gm
  • Grated carrot – 50 gm
  • Chilli powder – ½ tsp or Black Pepper powder – ½ tsp
  • Garam masala – ½ tsp 
  • Cumin powder – ½ tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Coriander stalks – 3 nos
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Egg – 1 no
  • Bread crumbs – 1 cup
  • Olive oil – 2 tbsp

Preparation:

  • Boil 2 cups of water, remove it from fire and add soya chunks / meal maker and let it rest for 10 mins or until it doubles in size and becomes soft.
  • Clean and finely chop the coriander stalks, keep it aside.
  • Boil the potatoes, peel the skin and mash them well.
  • Break egg, beat the egg well by adding little salt.
  • Drain the water, squeeze out the excess water from the soya chunks, and grind it.
  • Transfer the ground mixture to a bowl, add grated carrot, mashed potatoes, chilli powder, garam masala, coriander stalks and knead it well to a dough.
  • Take a small portion of the mixture, roll it to a ball, dip it in the egg mixture, then roll it over the bread crumbs and gently flatten it in between your palms.
  • Heat olive oil or any cooking oil in a tawa, gently add the flatten soya chunks mixture, cook on both sides, for few mins or until it’s perfectly cooked.
  • Transfer it to plate.

Serve hot with tomato sauce or mayonnaise.

 Note: I have used egg for coating and if you need a vegetarian option you could go for corn flour stratch (mix a tbsp. of corn flour with 2 tbsp of water) and substitute it instead of egg

Murukku Recipe / Coconut Milk Murukku / Thengai Paal Murukku recipe – Diwali recipe

Murukku Recipe / Coconut Milk Murukku / Thengai Paal Murukku recipe – Diwali recipe

Murukku is a savoury, crunchy Indian snack, perfect for tea time with a cup of tea or coffee. Murukku means twisted and is originated for Tamil Nadu. Murukku is most commonly prepared with rice flour and white lentils / urad dal flour by infusing some flavors. There are different types of making murukku commonly its made by adding the dough to the press and then pressing to the oil, few are made by rolling the dough by hands and then deep fried in oil.

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Coconut Milk Murukku Recipe / Thengai Paal Murukku recipe / Murukku Recipe – Diwali recipe

Murukku can be made in bulks and stored in an air tight container, as is stays fresh for a week. Already I have shared the recipe of Butter Murukku and Rava Murukku. Now let me share coconut milk murukku. Coconut milk murukku / Thengai Paal murukku is prepared with rice flour, white lentils (urad dal) flour and coconut milk. Make sure to use thick coconut milk, as it gives more flavor to the murukku. Compared to the regular ones this murukku is little crispy.

Making of Coconut milk murukku / Thengai Paal Murukku Video recipe –

A very easy and simple savory snack for Diwali. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Raw rice flour (store bought) – 1 cup
  • Urad dal / White lentils / ulundam paruppu – 2 ½ tbsp.
  • Coconut milk – 1 cup
  • Jeera / Cumin – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida / Hing – ¼ tsp
  • Butter – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Oil – 2 cups (for deep frying)

Preparation:

  • Dry roast urad dal / ulundam paruppu / white lentils for 2 mins or until it starts turning golden brown in color.
  • Spread it over a plate, bring it to room temperature, grind to a fine powder.
  • In a bowl, sieve the ground urad dal powder, add rice flour, cumin seeds, salt, asafetida and mix it well.
  • Pour melted butter and crumble it well.
  • Pour coconut milk little by little and start kneading the dough gently.
  • Take the press, put the 3-hole disc, grease it well with oil, and take a small portion of dough and fill the press.
  • Press the dough to check the flowing of the dough, if it’s tight to press, pour little more coconut milk knead the dough and continue the process.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, press the murukku to the oil, after a min, swap the sides and cook on both sides, until the oozing sound of oil comes down.
  • Cook only in medium flame, else the murukku would turn brown in color before getting cooked.
  • Drain the oil, remove it from fire.

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Serve along with tea or coffee once it reaches room temperature. You can also store it in an air tight container once it reaches room temperature and stays fresh for 2 weeks.

Chicken Noodles Pancake Recipe / Maggi Noodles Recipe / Chicken Pancake recipe

Chicken Noodles Pancake Recipe / Maggi Noodles Recipe / Chicken Pancake recipe

Thought of preparing Maggi – but when there are too many myths revolving around Maggi, few of the people ask me, why do you prepare Maggi, but just like that I ask them Don’t you use Maggi! Personally, I have experienced in my neighborhood grocery shop when I see Maggi getting filled in the racks will be over in few hours and again they fill it, this keeps on going. Maggi is most of the people’s all-time favorite where there is no age restriction right from the toddles till the elders.

Balanced diet is one which provides all the nutrients in required amounts and proper proportions. I have seen people excluding carbohydrates and fats in their daily diet instead to stay fit. But how many of them knew that balanced diet is the combination of all these. And so, no food is healthy or unhealthy – even if you proceed eating only the so claimed healthy food, how will get the balanced diet and certainly it would lead you to health disorder. You can have everything but the main thing here is the right quantity, you need to have the right quantity of food at regular intervals since “Too much of anything is good for nothing”

The total fat (visible invisible) in the diet should provide between 20-30% of total calories. The visible fat intake in the diets can go up to 50kg/person/day based on the level of physical activity and physiological status. So, include everything in your diet but in proper proportion.

Chicken Noodles Pancake / Noodles Pancake recipe / Maggi Noodles Recipe

Coming to noodles, Maggi noodles balances the diet because of the protein, carbohydrates and fat content in it. When compared to vegetable cheese sandwich, veg biryani, dosa, Maggi has lesser amount of fat content in it.

Also, to maintain the quality, Maggi undergoes different stages before packing, like steaming, baking and then fried for few seconds.

Now let me share a quick, easy and a simple pancake recipe with Maggi noodles, that goes out well for breakfast or a tea-time snack for kids, after school.

Ingredients:

  • Maggi noodles with masala – 1 packet
  • Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
  • Shredded chicken – ½ cup
  • Black pepper powder – ½ tsp
  • Eggs – 2 nos
  • Baking powder – ½ tsp
  • Butter – 3 tbsp
  • Milk – ½ cup
  • Salt – ¾ tsp or to taste

Preparation:

  • Toast the shredded chicken in oil with black pepper powder and salt, cook until the chicken is perfectly done.
  • Remove it to a tissue to drain the excess oil.
  • Break the eggs, add salt and beat it well.
  • Boil the Maggi noodles in a cup of water, drain the water and remove it from fire.
  • Take a mixing bowl, add wheat flour, baking soda, a tbsp of butter and mix it well.
  • Pour milk to the bowl, mix it well and make sure no lumps are formed.
  • Add the Maggi noodles, mix it well, make sure it has reached the pancake consistency, if not add little water drained after boiling the Maggi and mix it well.
  • Add the Maggi masala to it and mix well.
  • Heat a tsp of butter in a tawa, pour a spoonful of batter, drizzle little butter, and cook on both sides.
  • Remove it from fire, once it turns golden brown on both sides.

Serve hot with a tbsp of butter.