Monday, December 1, 2008

Oat Barley and Bell pepper cutlets.

For some time now I have been receiving requests to add recipe printing options for this blog so that readers will be able to print out recipes and keep it for future reference. I am happy to say that I have just managed to add printing option for all of the recipes on this blog. The link for printable recipe is given below the picture of each recipe and clicking on it will take you to a text only version of the recipe,when on the page of the text only version you can use the browsers print button and print out the recipe. I tested this with internet explorer, Firefox and Google chrome and it is fine in all of these browsers.

Since barley and oats are such fantastic grains I am always on a mission to try and sneak these grains into my diet. These cutlets are a result of my imagination and my determined attempt to sneak these grains in a kind of a fun food. This turned out to be such a simple and tasty way to have both these grains and the cool thing about these cutlets are that unless you tell those who are having it that it contains oats and barley they would not be able to tell, so for those who think grains like oats are boring, this is really a nice way to have it.
 


Ingredients and Method to make Oat Barley and Bell Pepper Cutlets

1 small onion cut fine ( I used yellow onion) 
2 cups mixed bell peppers cut into long strips either fresh or frozen ( I used frozen)
1 cup green peas 
1/2 cup quick 10 minute quick cooking barley ( I used quaker)
1/2 cup quick 1 minute quick cooking oats (I used quaker)
1/4 cup cooked moong (optional)

3 green chillies (or according to taste)
1 inch ginger (grated fine)

3 tbsp wheat flour (atta)
3 tbsp chick pea flour (besan)

1/2 tsp chilli powder (optional or according to taste)
1/4 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp coriander powder

handful of  cilantro cut fine
salt to taste
1 1/2 cups water ( or as required)
1 tbsp olive oil ( or any other oil)

a little more olive oil to shallow fry the cutlets

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large heavy bottomed pan. Add cumin seeds to it, when the  cumin seeds splutter add green chillies and grated ginger.

Saute for a minute or so until the skin of the green chillies kind of get whiter. Add the onions and saute until it turns transparent.

Add bell peppers, green peas,chilli powder, cumin powder and coriander powder and saute for a couple of minutes.

Add 1 1/2 cups of water, barley and salt to taste and cook on a medium to medium high flame until the barley is cooked. 

Add the quick cooking oats to this and the cooked moong (if you are using any) and water only if required and cook an additional couple of minutes or so.

Let all the water evaporate from the vegetables and finally add the wheat flour and chick pea flour and mix well.

Add cilantro to this and mix well and keep aside until cooler.

Make small lemon sized balls of this mixture and flatten it.

In a flat pan/ griddle/ tawa  place the flattened mixture to it and add a few drops of olive oil to it. Let it brown on one side before flipping it over and browning the other side.

Proceed with the rest of the mixture.

Serve hot with cilantro chutney, or use as a filling in a wrap or a sandwich.

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37 comments :

Gita's Kitchen said...

Such a delicious looking cutlet, and its very healthy too, love it girl :)

Lisa said...

Oh, I do love grain cutlets. Fantastic recipe Usha! I will have to try this sooner than later.

raj said...

thank for visiting my blog!!!
yes, the dip is DELICIOUS. you need to try it!!!
your cutlet recipe looks really interesting!!!

Uma said...

awesome cutlet Usha! So unique.

DEESHA said...

that is a new recipe for me .. looks delicious

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

lovely idea to make cutlets out of oats..

sowmya said...

wow.. i love the ingredients you have used..yor are so creative as always usha..good one..

Varsha Vipins said...

thats one delicious plus nutritious dish usha..loved it..:)

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely nd healthy.I know they are delish.I must also admit,I avoid barley.But will buy this week.I am ready to make this.Lovely

Jaishree said...

Cutlet looks delicious..Awesome recepie...

Red Chillies said...

Very creative idea and a neat way of adding grains to make it healthy!

Cham said...

Delicious and healthy cutlet

Pearlsofeast said...

wow this must be tasting great with all those superb ingredients.

Vegetation said...

Yum! I've always been a little scared of barley (I'm not sure why). These are perfect for trying some out I think!

Valarmathi said...

Very good idea of making cutlet with oats and its healthy too.

Happy cook said...

These cutlets looks so delicious and healthy.
I wish i had few of them in this cold weather here.

Ramya said...

Nice & healthy idea

Soma said...

What a neat idea to get those grains in.

Alexa said...

Can't have barley but those cutlets look so yummy!

AnuSriram said...

That looks nice and perfect! Healthier too..

Viki Xavier. said...

Very healthy recipe . Great idea to go with sandwich for lunch pack. Love this cutlet very much dear.

anudivya said...

I didn't know Quaker had barley! That too quick cooking ones... I normally look longingly at the old fashioned ones at the bulk section not knowing what to do with them.
THis is a great idea USha... very very healthy.

simplyspices said...

Barley!I never used those.This is good recipe to start with, BTW Thanks for stopping by.

raaji said...

hey i love that they are made of oats/barley....i wish i could eat them right now...

Maria said...

These look nice and healthy...and oh so tasty!

aTxVegn said...

Thank you for the printing option. You have soooooo many recipes I want to try, including this one!

notyet100 said...

looks quiet interestin,...;-)

Juliet said...

Those look delicious! Thank you for the recipe. I am going to try it!!

Adlak's tiny world said...

healthy cutlet. Its new to me to use oats, barly in cutlets.

Laavanya said...

The barley must lend a nice texture... very interesting and nutritious cutlet.

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. healthy & delicious cutlet..

Uj said...

Hey looks delicious and healthy too.. good one

Sagari said...

delecious cutletssss usha

Chandani said...

healthy and pretty!!

Shillu said...

Unique & healthy combo...look lovely.

Madhuram said...

Wow, they look so cute and they are very healthy also. Nice idea of adding barley too.

Sunshinemom said...

This recipe is new to me - not cutlets but addition of oats. Its a great idea for an evening snack. bookmarked:)

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