Sunday, January 25, 2015

Peeling garlic made easy!

Peeling garlic is easy! 
Pop a bulb in a Ball jar and close it tightly. Shake it vigorously. 
Pour the contents out into a bowl. Separate and then wash the garlic cloves.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Pakoras and Mint Chutney - Vegan and Gluten Free

1 cup fresh chopped mint leaves
1 cup fresh chopped cilantro leaves
2 pickled green chillies
½ inch ginger
1 tsp cumin powder
2 tbls lime juice
1 tsp salt
4 tbls water

Blend until smooth.

2 cups spinach, finely chopped
1 medium size onion, chopped
1 tbls chopped ginger, minced
2 green chillies, minced
1 tsp fennel seed powder
½ tsp red chili seeds
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
a pinch of asafetida, also known as hing
2 tbls brown sesame seeds
1 cup chickpea flour, also called besan or gram flour
3/4 cup water
1 tsp salt
Sunflower seed oil for deep frying

Mix everything together, to form a cake-like batter.

Spoon batter into hot oil and fry till the edges appear golden brown, then flip. Approximately 3 minutes for each batch. Drain on towels and serve while hot with dipping sauces like the mint chutney, shown above. 

You can substitute any vegetables in place of the onions and spinach.

These can also be made in large batches, layered in between wax paper, and frozen for later.