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Navaratri is one of the big festivals that is celebrated widely across the country. During these nine days people fast and variety of dishes by using most common ingredients like Sabudana, Rajgira ke Aata Peanuts, Potatoes, Vrat Ke Chawal (Bhagar/Sama/Barnyard Millet), Kuttu Ka Aata, Sweet Potato, Arbi etc. Today in “Jai Ki Rasoi Se” used Vrat Ke Chawal to make very yummy and delicious dish called “Vrat Ke Cutlet” Which is served with Tamator Ki Chutney

Ingredients
1. 1 Cup Barnyard Millets (Bhagar/Samo Ke Chawal)
2. 100 gm Boiled Potatoes (Ubale Aloo)
3. 1 Tablespoon Finely Chopped Green Chilies (Barik Kati Hari Mirch)
4. 1 Tablespoon Finely Chopped Curry Leaves (Barik Kati Curry Patta)
5. 1 Tablespoon Finely Chopped Green Coriander (Barik Kata Hara Dhaniya)
6. Oil – As Per Requirement
7. Rock Salt (Sendha Namak) – According to Taste

Preparation:
1. In a mixer jar add barnyard millets and grind into a powder

2. In a kadai or non stick pan boil 2 ½ cups of water along with ½ tea spoon oil and rock salt

3. Once the water comes to boiling point add the powdered barnyard millets. Mix it and esnure there are no lumps formed. Cook it for at aleast 3 to 4 minutes. Keep it aside to get it cool

4. In a vessel add cooked barnyard, grate boiled potatoes, finely chopped green coriander, chillies and curry leaves. Season with salt according to taste

5. Mix all the ingredients and keep aside for 5 minutes.

6. Apply oil on your palm and make thick patties or cutlet

5. Heat oil in a non-stick tawa, once the oil is hot place the cutlet. Cook both side till they are golden brown and crispy

7. Serve the cutlets with any chutney

Curd rice or Dahi Chawal is a simple delicacy from south India. Mainly taken as part of a meal, but its a comfort food in itself.
Easy preparation and is loved by kids, bachelors, and ready to go meals!
Its very popular among the south states of Andhra Pradesh, Kerela, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Its a savoury dish as compared to the sweet dahi chawal of north India!

INGREDIENTS:
1) 2 Cups Cooked/Leftover Rice
2) 2 Cups Curd/Yogurt/Dahi
3) 1/2 Cup Grated carrots
4) 1/2 Cup Grated Broccoli
5) 1/4 Cup Grated Ginger
6) Few Curry Leaves
7) 2-3 Green Chillis
8) 2 Tablespoon Oil
9) A Pinch of Asafoetida
10) 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
11) Salt to taste
12) Black Pepper/Red Chilly to taste
13) Pickle and coriander leaves for garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a Pan heat oil, add Asafoetida and crackle mustard seeds
* Add Curry leaves, Grated Ginger and green chillies, saute for a minute
* Add Broccoli and carrots, saute at low heat till carrots get soft
* Add rice and mix well, Keep aside to cool it
* In a separate bowl beat the curd and add salt and pepper
* Mix the salted curd with the rice into a thick paste like consistency
* If needed take more curd or simply add a little water
* Garnish with coriander leaves and serve chilled/room temperature with a pickle
* Any kind of rice can be used in this recipe