Posts Tagged Savouries

Pumpkin seeds (Roasted)

Pumpkin seeds are roasted in the following step by step manner:

1. Cut open the pumpkin.
2. Collect the seeds from inside.
3. Separate hairy pulp from the seeds if there is still any.
4. Rinse the seeds and dry it on a paper towel for 20 to 30 minutes.
5. Preheat oven for 5 to 10 minutes.
6. Spread the baking tray with a baking sheet.
7. Lightly coat the pumpkin seeds with ghee or oil or butter.
8. Sprinkle the pumpkin seeds with salt (this is for flavor and can be optional)
9. Spread a layer of seeds on the paper and bake it for 45 minutes at 250 degrees f or 15 minutes at 350 degrees f.
10. Preserve this in an airtight container.
11. Can be served with any soft drinks or tea/coffee. Wink

Please note that you can also make it in different flavors as follows:
– Spiced with chilly powder or garlic powder or onion powder or black pepper.
– Made sweet with sugar or jaggery

Source:

http://forum.cooking-recipes-blog.com/general-discussion/pumpkin-%28how-can-i-preserve-it%29/msg12/#msg12

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Samosa (Mixed Vegetable and Potatoes)

Ingredients:

For the Stuffing/ Filling

  1. 1 cup Mixed Vegetable
  2. 2 Potatoes (Medium sized)
  3. Garlic Paste 1 tbsp
  4. Salt
  5. Sarso 1/4 tsp
  6. Jeera 1/2 tsp
  7. Methi seeds 4
  8. Oil
  9. 1 onion
  10. Ginger 1/4 tsp
  11. Curry leaves 1 stock
  12. 1 cup water

Other Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups Flour
  2. Oil to fry
  3. 2  tbsp Butter or oil
  4. Salt
  5. Jeera 1/4 tsp
  6. 1 tsp baking powder
  7. Water

Method For the Stuffing/Filling

  1. Rinse the Mixed Vegetables, drain out the water and keep it aside.
  2. Use a food peeler to take off a thin layer of skin off the Potatoes. Rinse it and slice it in thin pieces.
  3. Take off the onion skin and cut it into pieces.
  4. Heat oil and splatter in Jeera, Methi and Sarso. After a few seconds add the onion pieces  and ginger.
  5. Add the curry leaves and garlic and stir till garlic is brown.
  6. Add the potatoes and the mixed vegetables.
  7. Add water and salt and cook till potatoes are tender and cooked.
  8. Cook this and keep it aside to cool while we make the dough ready.

For the dough:

  1. Sieve the flour and add 2 tbsp butter, salt, jeera and baking powder.
  2. Rub this mixture softly with the palm of your hands for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Pour water and make a dough.
  4. Sprinkle some oil and knead the dough for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Make 1 inch diameter balls with the dough.
  6. Roll the dough with a rolling pin, pour 1 to 2 tbsp of filling and wrap it close.
  7. Repeat step 6 for all the dough and make samosa’s.
  8. Heat oil and deep fry the samosa till golden brown and crispy.
  9. Serve with drinks and chutney.
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Baking peanuts in Oven

Ingredients:

  1. Peanuts
  2. Salt (Optional)

Method:

  1. Take out the peanut seeds from the shell (some supermarkets sell peanut seeds, you can use that).
  2. Pour one layer of seeds on a baking tray and put the tray in the oven.
  3. Bake these seeds at 150 degress celcious for 15 minutes.
  4. Take the tray of seeds out of the oven and let it cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. With a light hand squeeze the seeds to take out the thin layer of skin on top.
  6. Blow out these skin and serve.
  7. Store this in an airtight container.
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Fried Peanuts

Ingredients:

  1. 500 grams Fresh Peanut Seeds
  2. Salt
  3. Pinch of Red Chilly Powder
  4. Pinch of Garlic Paste
  5. Oil/Butter to fry

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a frypan.
  2. Pour the peanut seeds in the hot oil and fry it till crisp.
  3. Add salt, chilly powder and garlic paste and  mix well.
  4. Serve with tea or any other drinks.

Note:

  1. Drain out all oil from the peanuts.
  2. Store the leftover peanuts in an airtight container.
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Banana Chips

Ingredients:

  1. 2 Bananas (matured unripe)
  2. Oil (to fry)
  3. Salt

Method:

  1. Peel the banana and scrap off  a thin layer.
  2. Thinly slice it into round pieces.
  3. Heat Oil, Add the banana slices when oil is hot.
  4. Deep fry these till Golden brown and crisp.
  5. Fiji Indian style Banana Chips Recipe is ready
  6. Serve with tea, Coffee or juice.
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Breadfruit Chips

Ingredients:

  1. Boiled Breadfruit (You can see the boil Breadfruit Recipes on my site)
  2. Oil/Ghee/ Butter
  3. Salt

Method:

  1. Cup the breadfruit in chips like shape.
  2. Pour Oil in a fry pan and heat it.
  3. Pour the breadfruit slice in oil and sprinkle some salt over it.
  4. Deep fry the chips. Cook till golden brown.
  5. Fiji Indian style Breadfruit chips savoury Recipe is ready.
  6. Serve with soft drinks, tea, or coffee.

Note:
You can use the following as a dip:

  1. Tomato chutney
  2. Tomato Sauce
  3. Tamrin Chutney
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Bredafruit Chips with Pea Besan Coating

Ingredients:

  1. Boiled Breadfruit
  2. Pea Besan 1 cup
  3. Chillies Powder 1/4 tsp
  4. Garlic paste 1 tsp
  5. Tumeric powder (pinch of)
  6. Salt

Method:

  1. Pour pea besan in a bowl and add Chillies, Garlic, Tumeric powder, salt and water and make a thick paste.
  2. Cut Boiled Breadfruit in chips like shape.
  3. Dip the sliced Breadfruit  into the pea besan mixture and coat both sides.
  4. Heat oil and fry the coated Breadfruit until golden brown on medium heat.
  5. Fiji Indian style Breadfruit chips with Pea besan coating Recipe is ready.
  6. Serve with chutney and tea
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Seo/Sev

Ingredients:

  1. Pea Besan (gram Flour)
  2. Garlic
  3. Chillies
  4. Salt
  5. water

Method:

  1. All the ingredients together and mix well to make a thick batter.
  2. Heat oil and pour the batter through Seo maker and deep fry it.
  3. Serve with drinks.

Notes:

Seo is also known as Sev

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Idli Fiji Indian style (Suji / Sooji Idli)

Idli Fiji Indian style (Suji / sooji Idli)

Idli Fiji Indian style (Suji / sooji Idli)

Ingredients:

  1. 1 Packet Suji/sooji (500g)
  2. oil 2 tbsp
  3. 1 medium sized Onion finely cubed
  4. Yoghurt 1 litre
  5. Curry leaves 5-8 pcs
  6. Sarso 8-10 pcs
  7. salt
  8. Baking powder 3tbsp

Method:

  1. Heat frypan and add suji. Roast this till lightly brown.
  2. Cool the roasted suji and add yoghurt, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
  3. Heat oil in frypan add finely cubed onion, curry leaves and sarso. Stirr for few seconds.
  4. Cool the fried ingredients and add to the mixture.
  5. Mix all ingredients together well.
  6. Half fill idli cups and steam it

Note:

If  you dont have idli maker (idli cups) than you can pour the mixture in a baking tray and steam it.

This Recipe was supplied to me by my cousin sister Mrs Lata from Kulukulu Sigatoka

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Murku (Fiji-Indian style)

Murku (Fiji Indian style)

Murku (Fiji Indian style)

Ingredients:

  1. Flour
  2. Jeera
  3. Roasted Jeera Powder
  4. Oil
  5. Salt
  6. Chillies
  7. Garlic
  8. Water

Method:

  1. Sieve flour.
  2. Tie the sieved flour in a clean thin cloth and steam it for 15 minutes.
  3. When its steamed, cool it and put it in a basin, pound it and sieve again.
  4. Add Jeera, Jeera powder, salt, Chillies, garlic and mix well.
  5. Add water and make a dough.
  6. Stuff the dough in murku maker.
  7. Heat oil and pour the dough through murku maker in circular motion.
  8. Fry this till light brown.
  9. Serve with drinks.

Note:

  1. Murku can also be spelt as muruku, murukku
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