I love potatoes. When comes to potatoes I will make anything with them. These beautiful and crunchy pancakes are a hit if you serve as a finger food or even as a side. making the pancake is so simple and easy.
You can add spring onions or even leeks for color and more taste. Add more flavours by adding some stock powder and bacon or any other meat to make it a full meal.
Every time I make them it flies away from the plate leaving nothing for me. 🙂 . The dipping sauce can be different from mine. If you are a vegetarian try not using fish sauce. I like it with out any dipping sauce.
To give a colourful look you can add grated sweet potatoes in it too.
This recipe will serve 4 & the recipe is below……………………….
This recipe is simple but gives a lot of it to please a large gathering. The vegetables I used to fill this baguette is colorful to catch the eye of the person who is going to have it. You can add more colour to it by adding different types of colourful vegetables.
Cream cheese and feta in this gives a creamy and salty flavour plus act as a binder. So it helps to hold all the vegetable in it and when you slice it it holds the shape.
Baguettes are not expensive. So, to make this to please twenty people cost only $ 7.50. So this is very cost effective too. Instead of adding feta or cream cheese you can add any soft cheeses to your choice too.
The recipe for this is below the video and the pictures.
Video for how to make stuffed baguette.
Eggplant fried rice is a simple but elegant meal that anyone can try in few minutes. Its a one pot meal that can be cooked in few minutes. Adding all the vegetables with nuts makes it a complete meal. Add the vegetables to your choice.
I try to do more vegetarian and vegan friendly. If you are a person who needs meat for every meal try doing something like this at least a day for the week and you will be amazed to how tasty these meals are.
Adding variety to your meals take you out from eating the same meals. The fried eggplants are so yummy. When you fry the eggplants make sure to soak them in salt water with a bit of turmeric. It will keep the eggplants away from browning and also takes the liquids out from eggplants.If you consider about oil in your meals try grilling the eggplants but fried is the best.
I do a lot of gardening in my spare time and these beautiful eggplants are directly from my garden. I will write more about easy organic gardening soon on my bog.
The recipe is below……………..
This recipe will serve 4 people…………….
First of all I must say ,this is a vegan and vegetarian friendly recipe. I always do my way of vegetable patties for the kids. It saves money and we exactly know whats in it. Doing vegetable patties are so simple and easy.Every time I buy them from the super Market I feel its more floury than homemade vegetable patties. When you do them at home you can always add anything as you wish. The sky is the limit.
I always add seasonal vegetables in my burger patties. One thing is its cheaper to buy the seasonal vegetables and also they are fresh. Adding more vegetables in patties makes it rich as well as tasty. If you are gluten free try using mashed potatoes as the binder instead of flour.
Recipe is below the pictures.
A closer look at the vegetable patties.
French fries, or potato chips tempt our taste buds, and you can easily get addict to them. The crispy out and the soft middle gives the nice crunch and the creamier taste from the first bite. Its so simple to make at home. When ever you have time you can prep your own fries and leave in freezer to fry them.
I love the chips. The only reason I like to do them at home is the oil they fry. It get changed hardly in commercial places. they clean the oil but they reuse the burnt oil again and again. As a chef I have experienced it and they use cotton seed oil most of the time as its cheaper to use and also it can reach to high temperatures.. Its not the chips make health issues but the oil.
If your kids are loving chips and still you want to do something for them try this way and leave in freezer until you want them. Shop bought ones already contains oil. So its worth trying at home. So this way you know that you are eating something better than the commercial ones.
When cutting potatoes try cutting them thin or thick or as you wish. This way you can do sweet potatoes too.
Recipe is below the pictures……………….
I make these for a vegetarian friend who visited recently. Its so easy to make and tastes really creamy and spicy. I added one egg in to the batter but if you are a vegetarian you can omit the egg totally.
When you want to do this make sure to cut across or slice . That way the flavours goes through the mushrooms and makes it so tasty. I used button mushrooms for the recipe but any other mushroom will do the same. I like to use the oyster mushrooms too. You don’t need to cut the oyster mushrooms as it can absorb all the flavours well. Try this recipe with different types of mushrooms.
I used 500 g for 8 people. You can serve this as a side dish or even as a finger food too.
The recipe for this is below the pictures.
This is 500 g mushrooms.
You will need 1 egg and some milk.
You will need 1/2 tsp chilli powder, 1/2 tsp cumin powder and 1/2 tsp coriander powder and salt to your taste.
I added 1 teaspoon baking powder with one cup of plain flour.
cut each and every mushroom to four as shown in the picture.
Add all the ingredients in to a bowl with 500 ml milk.
After dip the mushrooms in the batter.
Put a pan on the stove with some oil and leave it to be hot. When the oil is hot add the dipped mushrooms and deep fry until golden brown.
Serve the fried mushrooms with a sauce or a chutney.
Malay pickle is a sweet , spicy and sour dish that originated in Malaysia. With all colourful vegetables coated in date pulp gives a nice rich flavour to a special menu.
The vegetables used in this pickle has to be crunchy when you serve. So Keeping longer cooks the vegetables in vinegar. I like to serve it from the next day after making up to a week.
The other thing is this is a vegan, Gluten free and a vegetarian friendly recipe too.
The recipe is below the pictures……….
Gather everything closer to you. Ten cut them in to big chunks.
You will need 2 cups of dates. One cup to puree and the other to add in.
Other than that you will need several cloves of garlic and 2 inches ginger.
Need a table spoon full mustard powder, 1/2 tsp pepper and salt.
You will need 1 table spoon full chilli powder and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder.
You need 11/2 cup of vinegar.
Puree all the ingredients leaving one cup dates and the the vegetables.
Add the left over dates in to the pureed dates.
Add all the other ingredients in to the pot. Cook one minutes and leave in a clay pot or a jar to mature.
Start serving from the next day.
The special taste and texture of chocolate attract everyone. The texture varies from brand to brand. So when you do this recipe try to get a good brand always. Most of the cooking chocolate get hard when melting.
This recipe is for the Valentines day. I got a request from one of my you tube fan to make some thing easy for this valentines day. So I thought of doing this elegant and decadent chocolates cups for you all.
making this is really simple and easy and it takes only few minutes. But the look of it gives a feeling of hours work. if you want to do this for a kids birthday party try with different kinds of sprinkle on it. They will love the colours. Also you can add colour to the cream mix too.
The other thing is you can always make the cups ahead and leave in fridge to use anytime. You can make a lot from a little amount of chocolate.
The recipe is below the pictures…………….
Tapioca desserts are very famous in Asian countries as well as European countries..You can create lots of desserts out from it. Most of the desserts comes with coconut milk. This recipe is with out coconut milk and mainly with pineapple juice. Many Asians believe that tapioca helps to relieve from body heat. You find large tapioca pearls in bubble tea too.
Cooking Tapioca is really simple. There are several varieties of Tapioca. Tapioca pearls needs a bit of soaking. When you soak it takes less time to cook.
I used canned pineapple juice and the pieces here. But you can always use the fresh pineapple in this recipe. That will be more tastier than any other dessert.
So Lets start doing it.
The recipe will be below the picture
You will 200 g Tapioca pearls.
Other than that a can of crushed pineapple
Soak the sago pearls overnight or several hours. Add the crushed pineapple with juice.
Add enough sugar to your taste.
Mix the sugar.
Add a 1/4 cup of pineapple juice in to it.
Then squeeze one lemon in to it.
Put on the stove on medium low heat and keep on stirring continuously.
Serve after cooling in fridge . You can always put in individual moulds.