Have you ever combined 5-6 widely different ingredients (that you wouldn’t have even thought of combining together in your dreams) to dish out one lip smacking recipe? It is so much fun I tell you. Recently my mind was at its experimental best (that’s what my family thought) and I combined broccoli, orange, cinnamon, garlic and few other ingredients to prepare a delicious evening snack.
1 ½ cup broccoli blanched and finely chopped
1 tablespoon basil (fresh or dries whatever is available)
5-6 cloves of garlic fried and crushed
2 large potatoes boiled and grated
½ cup processed cheese grated
2 green chillies finely chopped
½ teaspoon black pepper powder
½ teaspoon red chilli powder
7-8 rusk biscuits crushed as powder or 1 cup bread crumbs
1 tablespoon skin of orange finely chopped and fried
2-3 tablespoon refined flour (Maida)
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Juice and pulp of 3 oranges
200 ml packed orange juice
2 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
A pinch of salt
A pinch of red chilli powder
Mix both orange juice (fresh and packed) & orange pulp and start reducing in a pan on medium heat. Add sugar and keep boiling till you get a thick consistency. At this stage add cinnamon powder, salt and red chilli powder and boil for another 30 seconds. Switch off the flame, keep aside and let it cool.
In another bowl add broccoli, potatoes, cheese, basil, green chillies, garlic, black pepper powder, red chilli powder, fried skin of orange, 2 tablespoons crushed rusk biscuit or bread crumb and salt. Mix everything together and make 6-7 small patties. In a small bowl mix refined flour (maida), ½ teaspoon salt and water as required and make a dip. Make sure that the dip is neither too runny nor too thick. Now coat the patties in this dip and then roll it on crushed rusk biscuit or bread crumb. Repeat the process once again and keep the patties in fridge for 10-15 minutes. Heat oil in a pan and fry the patties on medium heat till they are golden brown. Serve hot with orange-cinnamon sauce.
If you too have experimented with ingredients and prepared such interesting recipe then do share it with me. Will see you soon with another lip smacking recipes till then, happy cooking.