Monday, February 26, 2007

Veggie patties in spicy gravy ~ Leftover Tuesdays Event

The moment I came across Rachels Bite Leftover Tuesdays Event at Dining Hall I was so excited and immediately decided to send in an entry. It's so true that we can make so many innovative recipes out of leftovers instead of eating them 'as is'. I had some leftover veggie patties from our burger dinner and had frozen them. I made a tasty and spicy gravy for the patties and had them with rotis. I got the gravy recipe idea from Foodie's Hope where Asha had posted a recipe for Malai Kofta. Here is my version.

For the recipe for Veggie Patties click here and here.

Leftover veggie patties ready to be defrosted

Gravy for veggie patties
Ingredients2 big onions
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp paprika
3/4 cup tomato sauce
1 tsp garam masala powder
A pinch of turmeric
A pinch of cardamom powder
A pinch of nutmeg
1 tsp of tandoori masala powder
8 to 10 cashews
2 tsps kasoori methi
1/4 cup of milk or half and half
Salt to taste
Oil as needed
Cilantro for garnish

Method1. Chop the onions and sauté in a 1 tsp of oil until transparent and set aside.
2. Dry roast the coriander seeds, fennel seeds and cashews.
3. Grind the roasted spices and cashews along with the onions, ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, paprika, tomato sauce, garam masala powder, turmeric, cardamom powder, nutmeg and tandoori masala powder to a smooth paste.
4. Pour oil in a pan, add the paste and kasoori methi and fry the paste till the oil comes out.
5. Add the milk and mix well.
6. Add salt, mix and set aside. If you want the gravy to be thin, then simply add some more water or milk and bring to a boil.
7. Defrost the veggie patties and place in a bowl.
8. Pour the gravy on the patties and serve with rice or rotis.
9. Garnish with cilantro.

Leftover veggie patties in spicy gravy


Bong Mom said...

Nice idea, a different meal with the left overs. The gravy reads and looks totally yumm

Anonymous said...

Both patties and burgers looks great. Good one.

Lakshmik said...

Hi Sandeepa

Glad you liked the recipe. Both the gravy as well as the patties are very easy to make. Try it out sometime.

Lakshmik said...

Hi Padmaja

Thanks. Glad you liked the recipe.

Viji said...

A nice creative idea. Viji

Lakshmik said...

Hi Viji


Sia said...

its like koftas lakshmi:) loved the gravy recipe.

Lakshmik said...

Hi Sia

Yes, more or less like malai koftas. I just wanted to use the leftover veggie patties.

J said...

Wonderful idea, Lakshmi! The gravy looks delicious!

FH said...

What a great idea and looks mouthwatering!!YUM!!
Thanks for mentioning me!:))

Lakshmik said...

Hi Asha

Glad you liked the recipe. I had to mention you because I made the gravy from your malai kofta recipe :) And it came out real good. Thanks for posting it.

Anonymous said...

Both patties and burger looks delicious. loved the gravy recipe.

Prema Sundar said...

A good innovative dish Lakshmi ..

bee said...

very neat idea. and very yummy looking.


Seema Bhat said...

How easy this looks Lakshmi. Great snack for winter.

Lakshmik said...

Seema, Bee, Jyothsna, Prema and Jas - Glad you liked the recipe. Thanks.

Rachel Rubin said...

Those look so good. I wonder how the veggie patties would be with a sweet sauce, like applesauce.

By the way, the Leftover Tuesdays Roundup is now posted. Thanks for participating!

tigerfish said...

Hi, glad to know you at Leftover Tuesdays!
That's a good mix of spices you have used.

Anonymous said...

Lakshmi, I made this today morning, but instead of adding the patties , I used baked beans and used tomato ketchup instead of sauce and kept some gravy aside as a bread spread and it was wonderful!!! Thanks for the recipe