Photo cred: ghee and maida
If you have been following my recipes, you must have seen that my take on food is best described (by moi) as quirky at best.
Here I am fusing my idea with a chef’s idea.
HOW I CAME UP WITH IT
I was looking for a hot dog recipe. I saw Chef Ranveer Brar’s channel, and decided to give a go to his version of hot dogs and the sauce. The sauce that I smear on the hot dogs was made by him. It was HOT!!! I didn’t like how hot it was. I had to tone it down, somehow. Nevertheless, it is delicious. I love chef Ranveer Brar, and when he shared this recipe, I knew it was special.
But I didn’t go with the filling recipe. I saw an opportunity to use creativity to suit my taste palate like balance out the sweetness of the filling with the spiciness of the sauce?!?
I took inspiration from the sweet element of the Indian-style chaat: sweet potato In my recipe, I use sweet potato as the main ingredient for my hot dog filling.
FOR THE FILLING
|1 CUP||SWEET POTATO|
|1/4 CUP||DEFROSTED CORN KERNELS|
|1/4 CUP||DEFROSTED PEAS|
|1/4 CUP||CHOPPED CAPSICUM|
|3-4 TBSP||OLIVE OIL|
Please find the recipe of the sauce in the video. Chef has explained it in much detail. If you want the steps written down, please scroll down to the caption.
Step One: Steaming the vegetables
In a pot, boil hot water and immerse sweet potato, corn and peas for 25 – 30 minutes, until the vegetables turn soft. Remove from heat. Separate the skin from the sweet potato and start grating it.
Step Two: Mashing the vegetables
In a blender, transfer the steamed corn and peas. Once done, the mixture should be lumpy, not totally coarse.
Step Three: Sautéing the vegetables on the pan
Heat oil in a pan on medium flame. Throw in the capsicum and let it roast for a few seconds. Then, add the grated sweet potato and the mash. Let it all cook for 10 – 12 minutes, till it turns slightly brown.
Next, mix the sauce with the mash. Recipe on the left.
Step Four: Assembling the hot dogs/cutlets
Pat some oil at the centre of your palm and rub your hands. Take a dollop of the filling and roll it into a ball, then give it an elongated shape by rolling it on a chopping board. Heat oil in a pan and sauté the hot dogs/cutlets.