It was a lovely spring day..butterflies everywhere..all the flowers were in full bloom..and the kids came home from school all tired and hot...J3 was crying..whining actually.."Umma...J1 pushed me !!I hate J1!!" Ugh..!!I hate whiny kids!!And when they're mine...they're even more irritating!!
And..KABOOM! A light bulb flashed on in my head!!Water fight!!
What a perfect time for a mommy sanctioned water fight!! So.. I grabbed three water guns, loaded them with water, and handed each to my whiny kids...
My!!Was it magic or what? The tears disappeared, huge grins split their faces...and the fight started!!
What fun we had that day..soaked to the skin...the kids trudged in laughing happily after an hour of intensive water fights...their anger forgotten, their tears forgotten....only the extreme joy of that hour remained.
After a bath, we all sat down and had a lovely teatime snack..Vegetable cutlets.
These are an integral part of mallu snacks..cutlets, whether they are veg or non veg, they are loved for their crispiness, and spiciness.
I make veg cutlets because they are a totally sneaky way of putting veggies on my kids' plates.Like children all over the world, they HATE veggies!!But cutlets, with a dash of ketchup will make them drool.
Check it out!!
Potato -1 no
Carrot -1 no
Green peas -¼ cup
Onion (finely chopped) -1 no
Garlic (minced) -2 clove
Ginger (minced) -½ inch
Green chilli (finely chopped) -1 no
Red chilli powder -¼ tsp
Garam masala powder -¼ tsp
Turmeric powder -2 pinch
Coriander leaves (finely chopped) -3 stks
Salt (or to taste) -¼ tsp
Oil (for deep frying) -3 cup
Egg -1 beaten
Bread crumbs (for coating) -1 cup
1. Wash the veggies, cube the potatoes and carrots.
2. Boil cubed potatoes, carrots and green peas until thoroughly cooked. Drain water from the steamed vegetables and keep aside.
3. Heat a tsp of oil in a small saute pan and fry the minced onions, green chilli, ginger and garlic until slightly browned. Switch off and add this to the steamed veggies along with turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala and salt. Let this cool completely .
4. Then mix (mash gently) to make a thick mixture. Take a small portion and roll them between your palms to make a ball, then press to flatten or shape the cutlet according to your wish.
5. Take each pattie, first dip it in the beaten egg and then place it on the bread crumbs to coat all sides.
6. Drop that in the oil and fry until its golden on all sides.
7. Serve piping hot with ketchup or sauce of your choice.