Discussion in 'Recipe Central' started by Bhugan, Feb 12, 2006.
This looks so interesting, great way to use up leftovers and make something different too!
Very useful tips
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Using Tofu instead of Paneer in Indian recipes:
Dont Use Corn Starch in the above recipe to surface coat, and fry Hard Tofu.
Use Almond powder, or Besan [ lower glycemic index flours see link below]
20 Healthy Flours from Lowest to Highest Carbohydrates
The Onion in the Ensalada Chilena: [The Chilean Salad]
Onions and Tomatos with Olive Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar based dressing is the basic ensalada chilena.
This is a good appetiser to serve, because of the onion's ability to stir up hunger. Cut the onion thin as you can, separate the oniony layers and salt liberally, mix and let it sit a while. Then wash the onion well. This would take out the bitterness as well as much of the raw oniony effects of the morning-after. The washed onion is then put into ice water [water with some floating ice cubes] and let soak for 10 minutes or so. This would crispify the onion for the salad. Any thin, long cut vegetable (lettuce, cabbages for example) can be soaked in ice water for a good salad experience for the diner. After the ice-water soak, put the onion in a salad spinner and spin dry before sprinkling it on cut tomato arranged in the salad serving plate, and adding other items and the dressing. Buen provecho.
A vegetarian Ceviche:
Desi kitchens often soak some variety of beans in water, and then cook it in pressure cooker or instant pot -- enroute to the standard dal dish to go with rice, or flat breads - phulka, roti, chapati, parotta etc..
Here is a simple western dish from cooked beans varieties: 1. Pressure cook the soaked beans in salted water and drain 2. Add dressing [oil, sweet vinegar, mustard, pepper and salt] 3. Add onion (see previous note) and parsley 4. Serve
Recently there was a comment on too much poetry... and that made me recall the poem about substitutions in recipes, because...heck who has the exact item ready to go in the pantry ?