Today I had some leftover beetroot, carrot , spinach and ginger fiber from yesterday’s juicing. Get that recipe here. In my house, we like to use this to sometimes make parantha stuffings, or masala puris or vegetable tikkis or cutlets. Today, we decided to have this as an evening snack. With the temperature dipping (as much as it does dip in Mumbai!) I decided to make some aaloo tikki’s to go along with hot kadak chai and spicy dhaniye ki chutney (coriander chutney). And this is seriously very easy to make. To the leftovers I simply added some boiled and crushed potatoes, spices, cornflour and some all purpose flour. Adjusted the seasoning a bit with this Tangier Gourmet Spice Blend by Sprig Gourmet. Get this here. (This is not a sponsored post, I have linked to the product in case anyone is interested.)
Here’s the recipe
You will need-
1 cup leftover beet, carrot, spinach and ginger fiber (leftover from juicing)
1 cup boiled and mashed potato
1 small onion diced finally
1/2 inch fresh ginger grated
1 tablespoon cornflour
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
2 tablespoons bread crumbs
1 teaspoon Sprig Gourmet Spice Blend in Tangier
1 teaspoon dried mango powder
1 teaspoon chilli flakes
Boil potatoes, remove skin and mash them to get about 1 cup of mashed potatoes.
In a mixing bowl, add the mashed potatoes, diced onions, leftover vegetables, grated ginger, cornflour, all purpose flour, bread crumbs along with all the seasoning and spices.
Mix thoroughly using a wooden spoon.
Prepare into half an inch thick cutlets.
Heat up a non-stick pan add clarified butter for shallow frying the cutlets.
Shallow fry the cutlets on both sides or 2-3 minutes until they turn a little brown on both sides.
Serve with coriander chutney or tomato ketchup.
This recipe can be made using fresh vegatables too. You don’t necessarily need to have juicing leftovers. Use whatever’s available on hand.
I am sure it can be agreed that leftovers make the best meal. A few calculated tweaks and you can have an amazing dish. I for one, do not like wasting food. Infact, best out of waste craft projects are my favourites. I do have a few ideas which I am going to be sharing pretty soon with you all. So keep coming back to check them soon!