Here is a picture of the lentils I have used in this recipe I have taken the photo from here
The Ready Roasted Soya I have used are just like these ones, I took this photo from google
1 Cup Red Lentils
1 Medium sized Green pepper
1 Medium Onion
2 to 3 Garlic cloves
1/2 cup Green peas (I used frozen)
1/4 cup of grated carrot
1/4 cup of finely chopped beans
few sprigs of Coriander leaves
2 to 3 tbsp of Lemon juice
Oil to fry
1 tsp of Coriander powder
1/2 tsp of Cumin powder
1/2 tbsp of Chilli powder
1/2 tsp of Amla powder
1 tsp Garam Masala powder
1 tsp Kitchen king masala (optional)
1/2 tsp of Turmeric powder
Salt as required
2 tbsp of oil
FOR THE COVERING:
1 and 1/4 cup of Cup of Bread crumbs (or as required)
1 cup of Ready Roasted Soya Nuts powdered (or as required)
1/4 cup of Maida/Corn flour made into a semi thin paste
First of all I would like to say please adjust Masala powders to your liking.
First of all cook the Red lentils exactly in 1 cup of water, which makes it exactly how we want, not too watery, mushy but it will look so fluffy and nice. (1 whistle would be enough I think)
Meanwhile chop all your veggies and keep it ready.
Next take a wok, heat oil add finely chopped onions, Garlic and ginger and saute them well, when onions turn transparent add all the chopped vegetables and cook them by sprinkling water now and then and cook them in a low flame until well done.
When these are cooking use 2 or 3 bread slices powder them in a mixie and fry them in a dry wok for 4 to 4 minutes which gives them a crunchy touch and powder the already ready roasted Soya nuts, keep them separately ready in a plate.
Now add all the Masala powders and saute them again, for few minutes cover with a lid and leave it for an other 5 minutes so the veggies absorb all the masalas, Now try and mash the veggies a little bit so they are kind of mushed up.
Now add the cooked Lentils and salt as required which are cooked perfectly mix well and again leave it for an other 5 minutes with closed lid, Garnish with Coriander leaves.
Now every thing will be like a mass to this add a 1/4 cup of Roasted bread crumbs.
This helps in absorbing any water in the dal mixture and makes it more firmer.
Make little balls and roll them into croquettes shape.
Dip these balls/rolls or whatever shape you desire first into the Maida/cornflour paste, then roll it on bread crumbs and then on the soya powder then roll it on a plain surface pressing them slowly so the crumbs get stuck to it nicely.
Leave it for few minutes get 2 to 3 of the ready like this and deep fry them in hot oil until golden brown in colour.
Do fry them very carefully not like bhajjis/ do not overturn them immediately leave them for few minutes then slowly roll it down and then you know they are done well, drain them on a kitchen towel and serve them with ketchup and few salad leaves. Kids will love it.
To make it HEALTHIER bake them in an oven. There you go either way it is good……….. :))
MY LITTLE TIP: They will be very soft to handle if you want them to be more firmer grind 1/2 cup of Bread Crumbs with 1/4 cup of Walnuts and mix it with the subzi. which gives a more meaty smell and makes it more firm.
Sending this to MLLA#33 of susan’s hosted by Amalu’s kitchen, Torview Toronto’s Brown event, and only Original recipes of Pari’s hosted by Nivedita. I am also sending this to Priya of Now servings ”Fast food not fat food” event