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Pan Fried Masala Vada Wedges Lentil Slices

Masala Vada Recipe Slices
Masala Vada Slices

Soak – 1 cup Chana lentils – 2 cups water – 2-3 hours – Drain

Grind – Drained Lentils –1 tsp. chilli powder – 1’’ pc ginger – 1 tsp Salt – Rough paste

Chop – 1 onion – ½ coriander leaves – 10 curry leaves – 1 green chilli

Mix – Ground lentil – chopped items

Microwave –  Oil Plate – 2 tbsp. Mix – spread  4 -5”  diameter circle – devide with knife  – wedges(4pcs) – 4 minutes

Fry – Grease flat pan – spread slices – Add a little oil or ghee to both sides – till golden – +/- 3 mnts

Crispy Crunchy Vada Wedges ready. Guilt Free Snacking any time.

Enjoy with chilli sauce or just plain vada slice. mmmmm……

Note : Make in Batches.  Add herbs and spices of choice. Skip microwave step and pan fry slowly on pan for longer.

Festival time – Sweets and Snacks time – Colourful and Beautiful. Indians celebrates many cultural and traditional festivals. Each Family celebrates their own set of festivals. There more than 10 major festivals every year and many- many more minor festivals.

Lots of Sweets and Snacks are prepared during festivals and distributed to neighbours and friends. Hence, the whole neighbourhood can enjoy and celebrate.

Vada is traditionally deep-fried snack which is prepared for many festivals. I was always the first to grab Vada’s before anyone else.

Masala Vada Recipe.  Delicius and easy Lentil Patties from south India.

Chinese dumplings 饺子的做法 – 以蘑菇鲜肉馅为例:Mushroom – Meat filling

Ang Li with her 2 Grandma’s

提前2小时准备:加入面粉300克,温水170克,盐1/4勺 – 搅拌至面团 – 将面团用保鲜膜封起来
Dough  – 300 grams of flour – 170 grams of warm water -1/4 tsp salt – Mix – rest for 2 hours.

蘑菇150克和半个洋葱切碎 – 加入绞肉400克,生鸡蛋一个,盐2勺,胡椒1/2勺,酱油3勺 – 搅拌
Filling –  Chop 150g mushrooms, 1/2 onion – 400g minced meat- 1 egg – 2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 3 tsp soy sauce – Mix

把面团搓成长条 – 切割成大小均等的剂子(2.5厘米宽)- 按扁为中间厚边缘薄手掌大小的圆片
Roll – Flatten small balls of Dough  – form palm-sized wrapper – center a bit thicker than the edge

每片饺子皮上放一勺馅料 – 食指蘸水并润湿饺子皮边沿– 包饺子(怎么开心怎么来)
Stuffing –  1 tsp filling on each dumpling wrapper – moisten to stick edges with water

开水煮沸 – 放入包好的饺子 – 调至中火 – 适时搅水 – 煮至所有饺子漂起来
– 加入半杯冷水 – 煮至沸腾 – 完成!
Cook – bring water to boil in pot – drop dumplings – medium fire – stir  water gently – Boil till  dumplings float – Add 1/2 cup of cold water – Boil again – Done – Strain out of water.  Make in Batchs – Dont overcrowd.

*Adjust salt, pepper and soy sauce to taste

**Highly recommend: dip in vinegar. dumplings will taste even better!

***As you now know the “basics”, you can do magic with the fillings. Replace mushroom with celery/Chinese cabbage/bamboo shoots/corn kernels /carrots, or shrimps!

Finally we have the real chinese Dumplings we can make at home!!! mmm….. my family love dumplings.   The whole batch  will be gone in no time!!

Thanks Ang Li !!  You are the Best!! Thank you Ang Li’s Grandma and Mom!!


Chinese dumplings


Easy Crustless Quiche / Frittata in Microwave

Easy Crustless Quiche / Frittata in Microwave

Microwave – 2 cups chopped Leeks– 1 tbsp coconut oil –3 mnts.

Beat – 4 eggs – 1 tbsp. water – pepper – salt to taste

Combine – Veg out of microwave – pour eggs – mix – decorate sliced tomatoes – microwave 6 mnts.

Garnish – Out of Microwave – sprinkle cheese – herbs – Microwave 1 mnt.

Delicious Easy filling healthy Quiche in just a few minutes.

Note: Use spinach or Mushrooms or spring onions instead of Leeks. Enjoy!!

Eggless Easy Banana Pancake

Made this afternoon by Tina. Update with picture

Indians Abroad Desi Videsh Me

banana pancake

Mash – couple of ripe Bananas

Mix  – Flour 1.5 cup – 1/2 cup water – 1 tbs  Honey – 1 tbs Oil – Pinch of -Salt & Cinnamon

Combine – Above

Fry – Heat a pan. Make thick pancakes.

Note : Substitute  –  Ghee for oil – Sugar for  honey – White flour for Brown

Quick and easy. Children love this.   Mmm….

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