For the final day of Chinese recipes, here is a delicious veg manchow soup for you. I am not a huge fan of soups. The only soup I make often is made with drumstick leaves and is often taken a a medicine than for fun. But after I shifted to paleo, I have been making soups daily and I am also enjoying it thoroughly. Most of my time in kitchen is spent in cutting vegetables. I use lots of cabbage, carrots and mushrooms daily and this soup uses all these veggies and makes a great filling meal. Yes, you heard it right, this is what I made for dinner. If you are serving it as an appetizer, then thicken the soup with corn flour. The amount will serve minimum six persons, but if you are having this as your whole dinner, then the given amount will serve only two persons.
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I am back with the next Blogging Marathon week. This week, I will post three recipes which can be made for Kid’s birthday parties. Last week, I bought a mozarella cheese pack, and I wanted to use it in the snacks for this week. The first recipe is for calzone. Calzone are yeast breads, usually filled with sweet or meat fillings and are shaped like half moon. There is also fried version of calzone, where the prepared dough is fried instead of baking. Pizza calzone is a variation of calzone usually filled with pizza toppings.
If you are a regular reader, you might know that I am part of Bread Bakers group and we bake a bread every month on a theme selected by the host. This month it is Karen of Karen’s Kitchen Stories. And her theme for this month is root vegetables. We can bake any bread using any of the root vegetables like onions, shallots, carrots, ginger, turnips, radishes or potatoes. As I did a potato roll last month, I was looking for some other vegetable to be used. There is one recipe which is so famous among the BM group and it is Korean Onion Bread. Varada posted it first and Srivalli and Pavani also posted it. Even I wanted to try it. I loved Valli’s version of adding coloured bell peppers. And for the cheese, I used paneer instead of mozarella in the original recipe.
I came across bialys two years back while browsing for bread recipes and I was so impressed. There is some close connection between me and breads. I want to bake every bread in the world. I know it is impossible, but it is my dream to bake as much as bread I can before I die. Being crazy for breads, I selected bialys as the first recipe in my draft when I decided on the theme. These look so much like bagels but there are so many differences in the way they are shaped to the way they are baked. While bagels have a hole in the middle, these bialys have a depression which is filled with caramelized onions or poppy seeds. While the bagels are boiled and baked, bialys are just baked.
For the Lacha Paratha, I made this delicious rich Palak Paneer as the side dish. Served with some onion rings and lemon, this makes an absolutely inviting meal. First I planned on making this for dinner, but in our house we are so used to light dinners, I finally postponed it to the next day morning. This also went into Sruti’s lunch box. The idea of making palak paneer came to me when my friend Rashmi asked me about the recipe. Only then I found that I haven’t blogged about it. For the Punjabi theme I selected for this week, this would be an apt dish to make. The secret of maintaining the green colour of the gravy is in making the dish without tomato paste and red chilly powder. While cooking any greens, the pan should be open to preserve the green colour. That happens to be true even in cooking palak / spinach.
Coming to the final recipe of the Pizza series, this was my most favourite among the three. While the other two were less spicy, this one was so spicy because of the onion and pepper used. The pepper also had some nice crunch in it which made an awesome texture change for the otherwise soft pizza. And with generous amount of cheese, it was so delicious. Relish it when hot from oven. Reheating it doesn’t do good for the flavours.
The third Armenian recipe is a very simple baked potatoes, which I served along with Armenian Rice Pilaf. While I was searching for a simple side dish to go with the pilaf, I came across this recipe. The original source is unknown but the recipe is in various sites with the same wordings. These potatoes are baked covered in aluminium foil for nearly an hour until tender.
I couldn’t believe how fast time flies. It is as though I started the month long non stop marathon yesterday, but I am in the final day. I have been blogging recipes from Tamil cuisine in the order of A-Z and today is the day of Z, the final letter. Searching a Tamil word which starts with Z was very tough. There is no word that could start with Z and I was baffled. For this marathon, we created a whatsapp group and even two days back discussions were going on. Zucchini is an easy option but as it was not a traditional vegetable of Tamil Nadu, I didn’t want to use it. Priya suggested using zingiber for Z, which is nothing but the botanical name of ginger.
Here is one more millet based recipe from my kitchen. I am amazed about how I try to incorporate millets into my day to day cooking. Yes, even I am surprised that I finally got hook of healthy life style. The most important point here is my daughter has been introduced to this diet during her childhood. I hope this continues and she also continues after me. I have learnt about millets recently meaning within three or four years. At first it took a lot of experimenting to get the hang of it but once I successfully made dosas with millets, the other dishes followed. Appam, Paniyaram, Idiyappam, Kozhukattai, noodles, puttu, idli, oothappam, roti are some of the dishes which are now completely rice free in our house. This month there will be so many millet based recipes which you would thoroughly enjoy. You need to check my Millet page to know about the wonderful dishes.
For the alphabet C, I chose chenaikilangu. Chenaikilangu is nothing but yam which is a root vegetable. We use this to make Yam roast, kola urundai and a baked version of the roast. But still hubby wants me to make it like one of his colleague’s wife. I have never met her and so I never even took note of this until one day when we visited my aunt’s place. She served us this roast which was so delicious. Both of us were praising her, while hubby told me that even his colleague’s wife made the same type of roast. I asked my aunt for the recipe and made it within the next week. We were so happy with the result.