Aloo Mutter

4 potatoes
1 cup green peas
1 large onion, chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
2 green chilies, chopped
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
1 cup oil
Salt to taste

1. Wash potatoes and cut them into cubes. In a 9-inch skillet heat the oil and fry chopped onion until the onion turns translucent. Add tomato, turmeric powder, red chili powder, green chilies, Fry it till oil is absorbed. Add potatoes and green peas and mix them well. Fry for 5 minutes.

2. Add 2 cups water and cover mixture. Cook until water is partly absorbed.

Yields: 4 servings

Egg white and Cheese Frittata

I love making fritattas for a quick snack since they are so easy, you can use practically anything and they taste amazing. Try one for breakfast or brunch.

1 cup egg whites
1/4 cup fresh coriander
1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
salt and pepper
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon butter

1. Whisk together egg whites, heavy cream, salt and pepper in small bowl. Heat butter in a 9′ skillet, add egg mixture, cheese and coriander. Let bottom of the egg slightly cook.

2. Turn oven onto broil, low. Place skillet in the oven until the top of the frittata is golden.

Yields: 2 servings

Egg Drop Soup

If you are in the mood for Asian and do not feel like ordering take out why not make it at home? This is a fun recipe for the whole family to make together. I bet you never realized how easy egg drop soup was before?

4 cups chicken broth or stock
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 green onions, minced
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
Salt to taste
A few drops of sesame oil (optional)

1. In a wok or saucepan, bring the 4 cups of chicken broth to a boil. Add the white pepper and salt, and the sesame oil if using. Cook for about another minute.
Very slowly pour in the eggs in a steady stream. To make shreds, stir the egg rapidly in a clockwise direction for one minute. To make thin streams or ribbons, gently stir the eggs in a clockwise direction until they form. Garnish with green onion and serve.

Yields: 4 servings

Vegetable Samosas

Vegetable Samosas are absolutely favorite food. I could gladly live off of them forever. I have tried and tried to nail the perfect recipe but I just could never get it or how to assemble them correctly. But finally I have mastered the samosa thanks to Youtube.

1 cup all-purpose flour
Water to knead dough
2 tablespoons oil
salt (to taste)

3-4 Potatoes, boiled, peeled & mashed
1/2 cup Green Peas, boiled
1-2 Green Chilies, chopped
1/2 teaspoon Ginger
1 tablespoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon Garam masala
Salt to taste
Red chili powder to taste
1/2 teaspoon amchur

Mix salt and oil, adding a little water at a time. Knead well for several times into soft dough. Cover it with moist cloth and keep aside for 15 minutes.

In an 8-inch skillet add oil potatoes, coriander, garam masala, red chili powder, amchur salt, green chills ginger and green peas; mix well.

Make small rolls of dough and roll it into a 4″-5″ diameter circle. Cut it into two parts like semi-circle. Now take one semi circle and fold it like a cone. Use water while doing so.
Place a spoon of filling in the cone and seal the third side using a drop of water.
Heat oil in a 4-quart sauté pan or electric fryer on medium heat until golden.

Yields: 8 servings