Broccoli Cutlet

Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family, whose large flower head is used as a vegetable. Broccoli is high in vitamin C and dietary fiber. Broccoli is the World's Healthiest Food.

Preparation Time: 5 min
Cooking Time: 40 min
Baking Time: 45 min (If using Oven)


  1. Broccoli - 12 florets - grated
  2. Potato - 2 big sized - cooked and mashed
  3. Carrot - 3 to 4 medium sized - cooked and mashed
  4. Onion - 1 cup - finely chopped
  5. Garlic - 3 cloves - finely chopped
  6. Bread crump - 1 tbsp
  7. Corn flour - 1 tbsp
  8. Oil - to roast
  9. Salt to taste


  1.  Heat a pan with oil, add onion and saute until it becomes translucent. Add finely chopped garlic.
  2.  To this add turmeric powder, chili powder, salt. Give a stir. Then add grated broccoli. Saute for 5 min and transfer to a bowl. Allow it to cool.
  3.  Pressure cook potato and mash it. Then cook carrot also.
  4.  Add cooked carrots to mashed potato. Finally add this mashed potato carrot mixture to broccoli mixture. Mix them all thoroughly.
  5.  Make them into small cutlets and roast them in a pan. Add oil to roast them. You can also coat them with bread crump and corn flour mixture before roasting.
  6.  To use oven, preheat to 350 deg F for 10 minutes. Then bake them for 30 minutes. 

Soya Gravy

For this soya gravy, I tried a mix of Chinese sauce flavors in our usual gravy.
It added extra flavor and taste to soya :-)
Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 30 min
Serves: 2


  1. Soya Chunks - 1 ½ cup
  2. Onion - 1 cup finely chopped
  3. Tomato - 1 cup finely chopped
  4. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  5. Green chili sauce - 1 tbsp (green chili can be used)
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Cilantro - ¼ cup
  8. Oil - 2 tbsp
  9. Cinnamon, cardamom, cloves powder - 1 pinch

To marinate:

  1. Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
  2. Soya sauce - 2 tsp
  3. Green chili sauce - 2 tsp
  4. Corn flour - 1 tbsp
  5. Salt to taste


1. In a medium sized pan, add soya chunks. Then add water to the level soya gets immersed. Bring it to boil. Keep in medium-low flame for 5 min or till the soya gets doubled in size. Strain them and rinse with cold water. Squeeze them to remove water.
2. In a mixing bowl add cooked soya and all the ingredients given in “to marinate” section. Mix them well. Sprinkle water if needed to mix evenly. Allow it to rest for 10 min. Heat a pan, dry roast the “marinated soya” till it turns golden brown.
3. Now heat the same pan with oil, add cinnamon cardamom cloves powder (it can also be added as whole). Then add onion and ginger garlic paste. Saute them for 3 min. Then add green chili sauce.
4. To this add tomatoes and saute for 2 min. Add the roasted soya, 1 cup of water. Bring it to boil and keep in medium flame for 10 min or until it gets thickened and oil gets separated. Garnish with cilantro.

Wheat Fritters

Wheat Fritters are crispy fried snack. Its a perfect evening snack and can be stored for later. Its easy to make and tastes great.

Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 30 min
Serves: 2


  1. Wheat Flour - 1 cup
  2. Onion - ½ cup - finely chopped
  3. Curry Leaf - 1 sprig
  4. Cilantro - ¼ cup finely chopped
  5. Green Chili - 2 - finely chopped
  6. Jeera - 2 tsp
  7. Ajwain - 2 tsp
  8. Salt to taste

To fry:

Oil - as required


1. Mix all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
2. Add water to make it into a soft chapatti dough.
3. Make into big balls and roll it gently. Then cut them into small squares or diamond shapes.
4. Heat oil and fry them until the sound ceases. You can store them in air-tight container and use it for a week.