Broccoli Tots.

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Broccoli is a healthy vegetable and I tend to stock it sometimes in hope of my toddlers asking for it someday. Recently I had a lot of leftover Brocolli and I wanted to make something delicious and interesting with it. I thought maybe THIS is the time I experiment with broccoli tots.

Ingredients:Brocolli Tots (1)

  • Broccoli bunches (2-3)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Parmesan cheese-alternate
  • Badia complete spices (alternatively use Chinese salt)
  • 2 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 chopped garlic clove
  • 1 egg
  • butter

(if the batter is very dry and is crumbling while you can shaping them, you can use a tablespoon of yogurt or cream in it as well).

I boiled broccoli in salted water till it was really tender, drain away the water carefully and then mashed it using a fork. I didn’t want to totally pulse it so that it could have some texture. Brocolli Tots (2)

Then I added everything else except salt in it. Tasted the batter and then added salt at the end. The reason being cheese already had salt in it.

Mashed and mixed the whole batter really well using my hands so that everything gets incorporated into each other.

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Then just made small cutlets, greased the pan with butter and baked for 20 minutes, (turning sides after 10 minutes) at 350 degrees. Brocolli tots (8)

It was so yummy that the whole batch ended even before I could take pictures. 😉

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(and I had to make another batch so that I could have proper pictures.)

 

Bee-Loving. Wonders of Bees.

Bees are amazing creation of Allah and they have been given a distinct honor. Bees receive revelation, a direct command, from Allah.

It is mentioned in the Quran that Allah sends ‘Wahi”  to bees, Wahi is a supernatural Divine Inspiration, something similar to what was being sent to Prophets. The verse said:

And your Lord inspired to the bee, “Take for yourself among the mountains, houses, and among the trees and [in] that which they construct. Then eat from all the fruits and follow the ways of your Lord laid down [for you].” There emerges from their bellies a drink, varying in colors, in which there is healing for people. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who give thought. (16:68-69)

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