Friday, August 31, 2012

Vegetable fritters with tomato chutney


Its that time again when everyone is preparing for a new school year. Parents are happy that kids are going back to school and no more "I'm bored" chants. Kids are just happy to get back to their friends. New backpacks, new books, new school supplies, new lunch bags. 
Well here are some interesting and nutritious lunch ideas to start off the new school year. These recipes are quick to make and can be packed for lunch for children and adults alike or serve them as Sunday brunch. Just a little bit of preparation is required and you are good to go. 

Vegetable fritters
Ingredients: (makes 12)
2 Zucchini
2 potatoes peeled
1 large sweet potato peeled
1 large carrot
1 bundle green onion
2-3 tbsp flour
2 eggs lightly beaten
Salt to taste (optional)
oil for frying
  • Finely slice green onions and grate potato, sweet potato, carrots and zucchini. 
  • Squeeze out excess moisture and combine all in a large bowl. 
  • Add flour and eggs and mix well. Add salt if desired.
  • Heat a little oil in a non stick pan and drop 2-3 tbsp mixture, using a fork to form the mixture into a small circle. 
  • Fry 3 minutes per side over medium high heat and drain over a paper towel. 
  • Cool and serve with the tomato chutney as dipping sauce.

Tomato chutney
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 red onion chopped
2 cloves garlic crushed
4 tomatoes chopped
salt and pepper to taste
few sprigs fresh basil and coriander
  • Heat oil in a pan and lightly fry onion and garlic for 1-2 minutes till pink.
  • Add tomatoes and seasoning and cook for 10-12 minutes on medium heat till tomatoes break down and cook a bit. 
  • Stir in fresh herbs. Can be made ahead of time.

More quick and easy lunch ideas in the coming weeks..

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