• Vegetarian Moussaka

    January 2, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: HOT POT SPECIAL RECIPE: VEGETARIAN MOUSSAKA Vegetarian Moussaka Vegetarian Moussaka is a flavorful, creamy and delish version of the original meat moussaka. Herb flavored lentil tomato sauce is spread between layers of vegetables, topped with Béchamel Sauce and baked.   What is a Moussaka? A Moussaka is a layered casserole dish with minced meat in between layers of vegetables, usually eggplants and potatoes. Mention Moussaka and its generally associated with Greece. But did you know that the dish originates from the Balkan and Middle East. The best known version world wide is the Greek version. Before 1900 Moussaka was simply layers of vegetables and minced meat. Nikolaos Tselementes, a Greek Chef trained in France introduced Béchamel Sauce based Moussaka which…

     
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  • Tandoori Gobi/ Roasted Tandoori Cauliflower

    November 29, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: FRESH WINTER VEGGIES RECIPE: TANDOORI GOBI/ ROASTED TANDOORI CAULIFLOWER What is Tandoori Gobi? Generally the word Tandoori is used for non vegetarian preparations like tandoori chicken, tandoori mutton, tandoori fish, etc. However, to cater for the vegetarians its common to find tandoori paneer, tandoori mushroom, tandoori gobi, etc on a menu. Tandoor is a clay oven. First the main ingredient be it vegetarian or non vegetarian is marinated in yogurt along with spices. Usually people have their specific recipe for tandoori spice mixture. The marinated food is then roasted or grilled in a tandoor. At home its not possible to have a tandoor, therefore an oven is used or its roasted in a pan. Winter Vegetables What type of vegetables…

     
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  • Kue Serabi – Indonesian Pancakes with Coconut

    November 2, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #271 ASIAN FOODIE DELIGHTS RECIPE: KUE SERABI – INDONESIAN PANCAKES WITH COCONUT What is Kue Serabi? Kue Serabi is Indonesian Pancakes that are made with coconut milk, sometimes grated coconut is added and rice flour. Usually served with a coconut milk and palm sugar sauce. Traditionally, Kue Serabi are served without any fruit or topping as its sold as street food. However, these days you’ll find kue serabi sold in Warungs (roadside eateries), boutique hotels and at home stay places as a breakfast option with toppings. More About Kue Serabi As I mentioned above generally these Indonesian pancakes are made from rice flour, coconut milk and an optional addition of grated coconut. Also, with that you need yeast, pandan leaves or extract and…

     
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  • Vegetarian Bao Buns & Sweet and Sour Sauce

    July 30, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: STEAMED FOOD VEGETARIAN BAO BUNS  What are Bao Buns? The first time I saw the Bao Buns was at the lounge of the Taiwan International Airport. Hubby and I were in transit and it was lunch time. A huge buffet was spread out and bao buns were among them. However, all the fillings were non veg. I took one plain one to taste and liked it. These steamed treats are super healthy and the best part is that one can use any filling. Traditionally a Chinese dish, the popular filling is pork belly. I searched several recipes to find what would work for me. Finally, I decided to use mushrooms as my main filling. A bit about the group: Members…

     
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  • Baked Veggie Empanadas

    June 14, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Baked Veggie Empanadas Baked Veggie Empanadas, made using a wholewheat pastry with a filling of fresh red beans, potato and corn. Serve as a snack or as a meal with a salad and homemade Tomato Salsa. What are Empanadas? Empanada is one and several are empanadas. They are stuffed pastry or bread which are either fried or baked. Originally from Portugal, empanadas are made in several South American countries. The filling varies from region to region. Generally beef is the choice, but these days its easy to find chicken, fish, other meat, vegetables filled empanadas. Also sometimes a sweet filling is used like apples, cream cheese, jam, pumpkin, etc. Interestingly, they are similar to the Italian Calzone, but are smaller in size. Also yeast is…

     
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  • Vegetable Baked Pasta

    July 18, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #45 RECIPE:VEGETABLE BAKED PASTA Vegetable Baked Pasta Vegetable Baked Pasta loaded with vegetables,is cheesy, creamy and simply irresistible. It is totally comfort food for my family. In fact I prepare Vegetable Baked Pasta every fortnight. In fact I prepare Vegetable Baked Pasta every fortnight. The vegetables vary but the sauces remain the same. What Vegetables To Use For Vegetable Baked Pasta Usually I use peas, carrot, French Beans and sweet corn. Sometimes, I add zucchini, broccoli, mushrooms, sweet pepper, green capsicum, etc. It all depends on what I have at hand. Feel free to add vegetables of your choice. I use fresh vegetables but you can use frozen ones too. Homemade Tomato Sauce I prefer making the pasta sauce at home.…

     
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  • Lettuce Cups/ Lettuce Wraps

    January 25, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What are Lettuce Cups/ Lettuce Wraps? Fresh, crunchy, sweet, just enough saltiness, tangy, a wee bit chilli, aromatic. Wondering if I am practising my adjectives? Well, you would too if you had these delicious lettuce cups/ lettuce wraps. Lettuce Cups/ Lettuce Wraps is a great entertaining recipe. Guests can build up their own lettuce cups or wraps with different fillings. Basically, lettuce leaves are served topped with a dry filling and served with sauces. The lettuce cups or wraps make a healthier option to sandwiches with bread. However, initially they were served as a starter or appetizer mostly at Chinese Restaurants. These days lettuce cups or wraps have taken on different avatars. One can have a vegetarian or non vegetarian filling from any cuisine. They…

     
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