February 24, 2014

What's in your Hummus?

I just made a big batch of hummus, to be eaten with crackers as an evening snack & for that 4 pm hunger pang when S is at work. Its such an easy thing to make and I am sure everyone has their favorite recipe. I like mine with a bite to it. Here's how I made it today:

In the food processor went in a large can of chick peas, 2 cloves of garlic, 1/4 tsp of chipotle chili powder, 1/2 tsp curry powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 2 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp lemon juice. Processed to a paste, a dash of coarse ground pepper for garnish and it is yum!

February 20, 2014

Recreating a Restaurant Favorite

We just completed a big move last weekend to the Greater Chicago area and our last night in Madison we went to Himal Chuli, a Nepalese restaurant with a couple of friends. Its one of our favorite restaurants in town and we hadn't been there in a long time. Food was good as usual and S got their seasonal special - Eggplants with Potatoes. It took us by surprise - it was a simple saute of asian eggplants with boiled potatoes and spices, and was bursting with flavor. It was so good, I had to try making it at home.

Ingredients: Potatoes - 2 medium - boiled and crumbled; Japanese Eggplants - 2, chopped; Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp; Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp; Curry leaves & Coriander leaves - 1 tsp; Green chili - 1 diced; mustard seeds, cumin & lentils - 1/2 tsp.
  • In a pan, add olive oil and once hot, temper the mustard & cumin seeds, lentils, green chili , curry leaves and saute till translucent
  • Add the chopped eggplants, chili powder, and turmeric. Cook for a few minutes till the eggplants are tender.
  • Add the potatoes, salt, adjust seasoning. Let it cook for about 5 minutes
  • Garnish with cilantro & serve!
I am sending this to In my VEG BOX ~ Potatoes event by citrusspiceuk.com, hosted by Give me some spice.
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