Sunday, December 11, 2016

Aloo Gobi

- 1 cauliflower cut into florets
- 300g potato in pieces
- 1/2 head garlic
- 1 inch knob ginger
- 1 tbsp coriander ground
- 1/2 tsp tumeric
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp kalojni seeds
- 2 tsp garam masala
- 1/2 tin diced tomatoes
- salt
- cayenne pepper

- using food processor, make ginger and garlic paste (adding oil if necessary)
- add paste to ground coriander, kalojni seeds and tumeric
- heat oil, fry cumin seeds and chili for few minutes until aromatic
- add masala paste and fry for another few minutes
- add tomato, potato and cauliflower
- cook covered for 5 minutes, then uncover and cook until vegetables done and liquid is dried up
- salt to taste

Green Onion pancake

Stolen from Serious Eats


2 Cups of flour (284 g)
3/4 Cup of boiling water (hot water)
Sesame oil
2 cups of sliced green onions (~ 1 bunch)


Using the food processor, add flour, then start processor and add 3/4 Cups of hot water.  If the dough doesn't come together, add more hot water 1 Tbsp at a time until dough comes together.  Stop processor, dump dough out and knead into a ball.  Then let rest for 30 mins covered with damp cloth or cling wrap.

Separate dough into 4 pieces.  Roll out dough on slightly floured surface until ~ 20 cm circle, using brush, paint with sesame oil, then roll up and then coil and roll out again to same size.  Again paint with sesame oil and 1/4 of the green onions.  Roll up and coil then roll out to 7 cm disc and fry in med to high heat pan (non stick or cast iron).  Sprinkle with salt.

Pressure cooker Congee with chicken mushroom, dried scallops, chinese mushroom and Ginger


1/2 chinese cup brown rice
1/2 Chinese cup white rice
6 cups of water
3 chicken thighs
4 dried scallops
6 Chinese mushrooms
chunk of Ginger peeled

Wash rice, throw everything into the pressure cooker.  Cook for 30 minutes.  Pull out the chicken, take skin off and pull the meat of the bones and add back to the congee.  Season with salt, white pepper.

Top with green onions that have been sliced, or radishes or peanuts.

Congee in a hurry !