I've been challenging myself into making vegetarian food for a while, and given my Mom's saatvik food habits, what can I say.......it has heightened the challenge. With this recipe here, I passed with flying colors. I had a little bit of a lot of stuff left in my fridge and there couldn't be a better use for it. Handful of paneer, some mushroom, one small capsicum,2 little potatoes. It came out really well, For people who don't like paneer or mushrooms, trust me you'll curse yourself if you aren't trying this.
The Magic Makers
Onion ,Large 3-4
Oil for shallow frying
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Finely Chopped Onion 2tbsp
Green Chilli, Finely Chopped 2
Potato,Boiled & Mashed 1,medium
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves,Chopped 1tbsp
Refined Flour(maida) 5 tbsp
Bread Crumbs 1cup
Cut the onions horizontally into rings and secure the outer scales for using as rings.
Heat oil in a pan. Add Cumin seeds. When they splutter, add finely chopped onions and sauté till soft. I used the insides of the onions after securing the outer scales for rings. Add green chillies and cook for a while. Now add the mushrooms and cook till moisture is gone. Now add crumbled paneer and cook for a minute. Then mix in the potatoes and capsicum and cook till capsicum is soft. Add a spoonful of maida and mix well. Add salt and coriander leaves and mix well.
Make batter with cornflour, maida, salt and water. The batter should be of one string consistency.
Mix the oregano with bread crumbs.
Stuff the onion rings with the mushroom mix and press tightly. Dip them in the batter and roll in bread crumbs and Shallow fry till golden brown. Ummmmmmmmmm........yummy, aromatic Onion Rings are ready. Goes well with fried rice.