Today I am sharing my rescue recipe. The reason I call it a rescue recipe is because it saves me all the time when I am out of vegetables. Sometimes I don't get time to purchase vegetables or I am out of vegetables because its a weekend etc etc. Any reason when I don't have any cabbage, cauliflower or eggplant or anything like that we usually call a main ingredient.
This recipe includes onion, tomato and some spices which are not the main ingredients but the basic ingredients. I always have onion and tomatoes in my stock because in India we use them in almost every dish we make.
The main ingredient of this recipe is Nutrella or Soya badi. Its a dry ball so I always have it in my kitchen because it does not expire in 2 or 4 days.
I first ate this dish during my college time. We used to go for a walk in the evening and then we found a road side stall serving this. The vendor always served this with kulchas which we normally eat as matar-kulcha. I really liked that combination. It was yummy and healthy at the same time.
The dish was always in my mind because it was so unique for me at that time. I always had nutrella with potato or the ball shaped dry sabji. Sometimes the balls don't soak up all the spices and they taste incomplete. The road side dish gave me a an idea and I am loving it.
I call this crushed nutrella or soya badi sabji. Its one of my lunch recipe.Its so easy and less time consuming. The recipe is perfect for lunch. I always prefer dry vegetables or no curry vegetables for my lunch because they are leak proof. I don't want to handle the mess and risk of wrapping the tiffin box or getting all my hands dirty while opening the leak proof lunchbox.
This is perfect lunch recipe to pack in your kids lunchbox too. This is rich in protein and at the same time tasty too. My husband says nutrella is fake chicken. So the days when you can not eat chicken you can eat nutrella.
It takes maximum 15 minutes to make this and I love 15 minutes recipes because I have to rush to office. So I prefer this kind of dishes in my lunch box. I am sure you will like it :
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 12-14 minutes
Person: 3 people
- Soya badi/ Nutrella : 1 normal bowl / 20-30 balls
- Onion: 2 big size
- Tomato: 3
- Dry mango powder: 1/2 teaspoon
- Green chili: 1 or as per your taste
- Garlic: 2-3 cloves (optional)
- Ginger: one small chunk
- Dry chili powder : 1/2 teaspoon
- Dry coriander powder: 1/2 teaspoon
- Turmeric : 1/2 teaspoon
- Cumin seeds : 1 teaspoon
- Cooking oil : 1 tablespoon
- Salt: As per taste
#1 Soak the nutrella:
#2 Cut and crush all the other ingredients:
#3 Crush the nutrella:
|Crushed nutrella sabji|
I am sure after trying this recipe you will keep nutrella in stock if you don't have till now.
This is a very nutritious recipe. So the weight watchers can enjoy it too without any guilt. This kind of small and healthy recipes has made my life so simple and relaxed.
I don't get any time to make those easy but time consuming dishes everyday so I keep them for Sundays or holidays.
This recipe is not only simple and if you also have to rush to office or you have to pack lunch for your husband and son then add this to your list. It will surely be a good and healthy addition to your cookbook.
You can check my Mix-veg and rainbow rice ideas as well. They are effortless to make.
Do let me know in the comments if you like my recipes.
Please share your views and ideas too about simplifying your kitchen life with work.
Stay happy, stay blessed.. Keep experimenting.