Thursday, 5 August 2010

Baked Couscous and Nuts Patty

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Hi Friends!
Many thanks for all the well wishes, I  felt special and loved. I feel much better now though the viral still makes me feel weak. I will recuperate completely in a day or two. I also felt  pampered when DH took a day off to take care of me.
Now, my regular readers know that S is a foodie, a connoisseur surely. We discuss food a lot and  while I rested myself and watched Tere Bin Laden with him ( the movie was good, I enjoyed watching it as it was a no tension movie ) in the midst of it suddenly I asked S,  how will couscous and nuts taste together? The encouraging S said, should not taste bad, go ahead and try it.
So today, when I felt energetic enough I made these and I must say I patted myself for my imagination and also for attempting it. The patty is simply amazing, awesome, tasty, nutty and the best part baked…..too good. I am  so glad that I made them! My younger one, for whom his mother is the best cook, gave me his big smile and said “khoop chhaan ahe” ( too good in Marathi). He made my day and it was surely a day when I felt good about myself, my skills. I am sure every one feels that once in a while when they feel good about themselves.
I made them into a small patty but they will make an excellent patty for burgers too, if made big. They do not need any binder as couscous absorbs extra moisture and potatoes help well in binding. You will notice that I have not added many spices in it and tried to keep all natural flavors.  Let’s read the recipe and I do request you to try these…..
Ingredients
4 potatoes boiled, peeled and grated
1-1/2 cups couscous (after soaking)
an onion chopped
5-6 green chilies
3 garlic pods crushed
a small piece ginger crushed
2-3 tbsp  cilantro
2 tbsp oil
a cup of coarsely powdered nuts (I used walnut, cashewnut, pistachios, almonds)
a tsp white pepper pwd
salt to taste
baking spray
Method
In a small pan drizzle a few drops of oil and add chilies followed by onions and saute for a minute. This is just to soften the onions and dry it’s water. Cool it.
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Microwave all the nuts on high for a minute. Cool them and then crush them coarsely ( I used my chili chopper).
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In a bowl mix the grated potatoes, soaked couscous and sauted onions.
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Now  mix the nuts, pepper pwd, crushed ginger-garlic- cilantro, oil and salt.
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Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
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Take small portions and shape the patties.
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Grease a baking tray  and line the patties and bake them in a preheated oven at 240C for 10 minutes on one side and then turn and bake again till you get  a golden hue on top. Drizzle a few drops of oil or spray on top of the patties before baking.
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Serve hot with tomato sauce, green chutney or any dip. I served it with aioli  sauce.
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This is an ideal snack for kids as well as  grown ups as it has nuts in it and is healthy too as it’s baked.
Sending this to Mita’s  MM- party treat event guest hosted by Saraswathi of Sara’s corner.
 
To my event ‘Only’- Kids delight and to Sharmi’s Lets Munch- Tea Time Snacks
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45 comments:

Priti said...

Looks yum n indeed healthy...gud one Pari

Torviewtoronto said...

Lovely with couscous and nuts
Take care

Saffron Kitchen said...

nice one pari..

Kairali sisters said...

Lovely looking patties..

Hari Chandana said...

Very nice recipe.. looks yummyy

kitchen queen said...

cute and tempting yummilicious patties with a detailed step by step demo.

Sanchita Karmakar said...

Sounds great! It's like Alu tikki but without the calories ..:)

Nitha said...

Great combo.. Love the recipe..

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Very nicely presented... great template pari.. i meant the header..

Satya said...

wow ...wow..wow..sooooo super healthy ,delicious patties ... ur yonger one is absolutely right as his mom is gr8 cook ...bookmarked this ...will make soon..thanks for sharing dear

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Swathi said...

Pari,

Baked patties looks delicious. I like your innovations. Nice one.

Guna's kitchen said...

very healthy patties.... delicious and very intresting patties.. bookmarked it

Vrinda said...

Nice patties with couscous....will try

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Pari

Patties look very crispy and delicious. Thanks for describing in step by step method.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

lecker and yummy recipes said...

Thats a great and successful try Pari. Very innovative recipe :)

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

healthy one pari..great kids snack...
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RV said...

Slurpp...looks inviting Pari

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Pari, that is a wonderful looking patty. I have bookmarked. Glad to know you are feeling better now.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Very healthy way to eat.super idea.

Ananda Rajashekar said...

oh sweet that ur lil one loved it, and these patties are so healthy, oh ya Pari loved ur bowl, just gifted same one to my friend but in cream colour :)

Kiran said...

A very healthy baked patties.look delicious.Hope you feel the best very soon.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

really healthy snacks pari,luks fantastic...

? said...

Sounds interesting and a good veggie cutlet.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wow - looks yum...

NIDHYA said...

Healthylicious.Love it.

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Nandini said...

Healthy and Yummy patties! Fantastic! Thanks for writing lovely words in my blog:)

shanthi said...

Healthy and crispy. Looks great

Rekha shoban said...

healthy patties and nice click dear!

Prathibha said...

This sounds nice dear...lovely combo of ingredients..

chaitrali pathak said...

super yummy and healthy

Krishnaveni said...

looks so good and beautiful

sowmya's creative saga said...

the nuts should add that proper crunch..looks yumm..

AvanthiRao said...

very healthy snack :)

nandini said...

Hope u r feeling better now pari...This is such a fresh and healthier version of my favourite snack. Asolutely brilliant. Take care !.

Pavithra said...

Looks so delicious and very beautiful idea pari.. will defin try one day

Az said...

looks delicious and Healthy!!! Hope u r doing better now...

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Suman Singh said...

patty looks yummy, I am yet to try conscous..

aipi said...

nice n healthy..

Kamalika said...

scrummy patty...very healthy too....

Raina said...

Wow! These look great! I am really looking forward to trying them. I just bookmarked this. You definitely deserve a pat on the back!

Fajeeda said...

hi pari.............first time here nice space ..........if time permits pls visit mine too.....www.fajishotpot.blogspot.com

Torviewtoronto said...

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PJ said...

looks so delicious and it is indeed a very innovative dish, pari! i am so glad you are feeling a bit better now.

Simply Life said...

oh wow, that looks great!

Lavern Owie said...

Love the food! You’re amazing. This menu is fantastic:) It sure will help everyone who’s looking for a perfect menu like this. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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