Green Pea Soup, Allu Tikkis and Egg on Toast

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(pst - The Army Element should read Raiding for Bouncing!)

An army marches on its stomach, said Napoleon.
An Air Force survives on its bouncing, says moi.

Nine times out of ten when my husband lands in any Air Force Base in the country hoping for a hot meal in the mess, chances are he won’t get one! If, however, that Station houses a course mate, the odds get reversed immediately. For the poor wife who has been feeding course mates since they were bachelors bouncing on her brand new kitchen, it’s not a new story.

In fact it’s my story as much as hers! The line of progressive bachelors who have fed from my kitchen and gone on to become husbands and fathers is beyond the scope of this post. However, if it were not for them, I would probably never have had the confidence and the courage to write this series. So I must mention them all in general and thank them for all their compliments.

The one thing that Fauji Biwis must face, no matter where they are posted, is the challenge of managing the “Ration”. So I have made an effort to base most of the recipes on ingredients that come in the ration.  Watch out for new posts in the Party Food  and Games blog. And leave comments about what you want me to write. For now I leave you with Green Pea Soup, Allu Tikkis and Egg on Toast.

Green Pea Soup

Ingredients

Peas, 250g

Butter, 1 tbsp

Maida, 1 tbsp
 
Mustard Powder, ¼ tsp
 
Salt and Pepper to taste

Water

Method

1.Boil peas in 1 cup water till soft, then cool and grind to a paste.
2.Melt Butter in pan, add Maida and roast till colour changes.
3.Add Peas Paste and Water then bring to a boil.
4.Add Mustard powder, salt and pepper to taste. Serve with soup sticks.


Allu Tikkis


Ingredients
Optional
Potatoes, 4 med sized, Boiled and Mashed
Cheese, ¼ cup, grated
Butter, 1 tbspn
Peas, 1tbsp, Boiled and Mashed
Cornflour, 2 tbsp
Carrot, 1, Boiled and Mashed
Salt and Pepper to taste
Garam Masala, 1 tbsp
Oil for frying

Method

1. Add Butter, Cornflour, Garam Masala, salt and pepper to the mashed Potatoes. (If using cheese, peas or carrots, add that as well.)
2. Make small marble shapes and flatten to get the Tikki.
3. Shallow fry in hot oil.
4. Serve with a dip or chutney.

Egg on Toast

Ingredients
Optional
Eggs, 3
Onions, 1, finely chopped
Bread Slices, 6
Tomato Sauce, to garnish
Butter, 4 tbsp
Coriander Leaves, to garnish
Milk, ¼ cup
Salt and Pepper to taste

Method

1.Heat 1 tbsp butter in pan, add Eggs, Salt, Pepper and Milk and quickly scramble. (Add Onion also, if using)
2.Discard the ends on the bread slices and cut each into 4 pieces.
3.Shallow fry the bread squares in butter till they turn golden brown.
4.Top toasted squares with spoonful of egg and dot with Tomato sauce or Coriander leaves.
5.Serve Hot.

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