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Friday, April 24, 2009

FFOF # 74

It is always fun to play memes as they make you think and wonder who you are & what you like. 'Four Foods On Friday' is one such weekly meme where you basically have to answer four food-based fun questions. :)

..and here are this week's questions:

1. What’s your favorite flavor of yogurt?

My favorites change seasonally. ;) With spring almost there, I am in mood to have a 'Strawberry Yogurt'.

2. Got a recipe for a smoothie?

Banana-Peach smoothie: Blend in sliced bananas with peaches, milk, vanilla extract and honey! Yummy :)

3. Got a recipe for split pea soup?

Split peas are commonly used in Indian cooking and on cold, lazy evenings, a bowl of warm split pea soup works wonders. Here is one keeper recipe from 101 Cookbooks.

4. What’s your favorite kind of pudding?

I love Banana pudding the best.

signing off for now,
Siri

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Potato Cutlets

Its called the 'Land of Rising Sun' and comprises of about 3,000 small islands making it an archipelago. Japan's common staple food includes - Rice (Gohan or Meshi) , Noodles (men-rui) and Bread (pan). This cuisine also offers many deep-fried, pan-fried and grilled options along with numerous variety dishes with seasonal vegetables.

Today's recipe is one such Japanese croquette. Its usually made with vegetables or meat and mine has mashed potatoes as its main base. :)




Potato Cutlets

2 medium potatoes
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 egg
Salt & Pepper, to taste
1/2 tsp Garlic powder (optional)
Oil for shallow frying
1/4 cup Breadcrumbs, for coating

Preparation:

1. Peel and cut potatoes into halves. Boil potatoes until soften. Drain and mash potatoes while they are hot.

2. Heat a tsp of oil and saute chopped onion. Mix into mashed potatoes and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

3. Make flat and oval-shaped patties. Dip into beaten egg mixture, and finally coat with breadcrumbs.

4. Shallow fry them until golden brown. Serve hot!!




This is my entry to AWED: Japan , brain child of DK and this month guest hosted by lovely Lavanya.

Have a great week ahead.

signing off for now,
Siri

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Tex-Mex Migas

Everything is a fair game for breakfast as that's the opening meal of the day and for me especially it can make or break my day! Migas is one such keep-sake recipe for those busy mornings, (where I can't spend more than 15 mins in the kitchen) as it has bountiful of flavors and is a quick dish to make. I first learnt about this from one of my friends from Texas. There this is served as a breakfast and is an essential part of their Tex-Mex cuisine.

..there is also one other version of Migas which is again a traditional dish in Spanish cuisine, where they use the left over bread, soaked in water overnight and then sauteed with a variety of ingredients and condiments.

I made the Tex-Mex version of Migas which make use of corn tortillas, eggs, onions, peppers and tomatoes. these are the basic ingredients for Migas and one can add any other left overs too.



Tex-Mex Migas (Basic recipe from FoodNetwork)

Ingredients:

2 eggs
1 tsp vegetable oil
2 corn tortillas. ( I used store-bought lime tortillas, just to add some color and flavor :))
1 tsp butter
1 tbsp finely chopped onion
1 tbsp of chopped tomato
1 tbsp of minced bell peppers (I used red and yellow ones)
1 green chilli, minced
1/8 tsp paprika (optional)
1 tbsp cheddar cheese, shredded

Preparation:

1. Cut the tortillas into thin squares and fry them in a tsp of oil for couple of mins. Drain and keep aside.

2. Heat butter in a pan, saute onions until golden brown. then add peppers and tomatoes. Cook for 3-4 mins. Add eggs and season with salt and paprika. Scramble until eggs are cooked.

3. Take some in a bowl and sprinkle some cheese over it just before serving. (Microwave for 30 sec to melt the cheese, if necessary!).


I am sending this as an entry to 'Event for Eggs', hosted by Sudeshna. :)

Have a fun-filled weekend ahead.

Chao,
Siri

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Weekend Sneak-Peek!



This ad featuring 'Ellen DeGeneres' won the 'Outstanding Commercial' Emmy Award and I absolutely love this.

Siri

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

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