Okonomiyaki or the cabbage pancakes are really an easy meal to try when you are really busy. The other thing is cabbage is less in calories. I am not a person who loved cabbage. Now I love to eat cabbage in these pancakes when ever I feel lazy to cook. As a full time worker I always cut my vegetables oduring the weekend. i store them in fridege for my one pot meals. I call this a one pot meal too.
To make the pancakes a full meal you can add several different vegetables and some meat in to the pancake mix. Some people like a soft pancake texture when some others like the fillings with less batter which is enough to bind the ingredients together. There are no rules for filling or the toppings. Use what you have in the fridge.
There is one thing you should remember when you make these pancakes. Vegetables always gives extra liquid when you mix them all together with salt. So be carefull when adding more liquid. I always do several and add a bit more flour for the last few as you will get all the uices out from the mixture.
When making the pancakes try cooking onb a low flame to get the best look. Its served with diferent types of sauces. Add anything to your liking as the topping. If you are a vegetarian try omitting prawns and eggs.
This recipe will serve 4-6 people.
I am using half of a large cabbage . Shredd or grate or cut finely.
Add other flavours to it. I used leeks onions , prawns (I used cooked prawns)and green chillies. Chillies are always optional.
Add about a cup of flour with 3 table spoons full corn flour in to a bowl with salt and pepper.
Break 3 eggs in to a bowl and whisk well. Pour on to the flour. Add 1/2 cup of milk to mix with flour. Make a batter.
Add the chopped vegetables and prawns on to the batter. Mix well.
Pour the prepared batter with cabbage on to a grill or a pan and cook on low flame on both sides until well cooked.
Serve hot with your favourite sauce as the topping.
If you like a meal in a different way try using this recipe for a change. I used chicken breast in this recipe. My famil;y love this dish. I always serve this with a nice side salad. You can even try on crusty or toasted bread. If you like to create a onepot meal try adding extra vegetables and you willget a nice dish for a dinner with no time.
To create a meal you can add potatoes, carrots and celery. That will add extar flavours too.
Prawns always nice when its cooked with sauces and spices. I love this dish a lot . Cleaning the prawns is the difficult task. It takes a longer time to clean the prawns. To devein a prawn, use a small sharp knife to make a slit along the middle of the back to expose the dark vein. Pull the end of the vein up with the tip of the knife then grab it with your fingers to pull it off.
Always cleaning prawns is time consuming. But it is still worth buying the fesh prawns than cleaned ones. They tastes much better.
This recipe will serve 4 people. I am using 500g uncleaned prawns. Clean and devine the prawns.I always take the legs off too.
After add salt and pepper and season the prawns too.
Prepare the ingredients and take everything closer to you. I used several red chillies, several cloves of garlic, Ginger and one salad onion. Seperately prepare one egg beaten, hot chilli sauce and tomato ketch up mixed.some chillie paste, and 1 tablespoon corn flour.
Add onion, chillies , ginger garlic and puree it . Add corn flour to the eggs and mix well. After add the oil in to a pan and leave it to be hot.
Add the pureed mix and stir fry until thick.
Later add the prawns and cook several minutes.
Later add the sauces, chilli paste and mix well. I added some spring onions to it too.
Later add the curry powder and the beaten egg with corn flour . Mix well
Serve hot with rice , bread or any flatbread.
We live a world that where millions of people starving everyday. Try not to throw out food unless it ‘s rotten or nor way of using it. Always you can use the left over food for creating different types of meals. This is one way of using left over food in a meal.
When you have left over bread & meat try using them in a casserole like this. When you have left over meat from a roast or a meal and the last bits of vegetables this will be an option.
if you are not a person who like to have any meat try adding vegetables only. Finely sliced leeks, grated carrots or pumpkin will be very nice in a casserole like this. Cheese is optional but at the end it give s a nice crust and also extra taste to this dish.
This is a budget and a one pot meal. You can bake this the day before. This will be good for breakfast or even dinner too.
Though banana bread can be done in different ways , one of the best ways is with condensed milk. To get the colour and add some sweetness I added molasses in it. But you can totally omit molasses from this recipe too.
This bread is not very sugary as I didn’t add much sweetness to this bread. One way this bread is healthy with less oil and sugar. The other thing is you can serve this with a cup of coffee with extra butter or jam if you wish.
Where ever I go I order banana bread with my coffee. I always noticed that there is a huge difference from cafe to cafe. Don’t try from commercial type places as they put preservatives to keep longer.
I have so many different versions of banana bread types. Please browse in my channel or under the cake section if you like banana bread.
Hamburger rolls are so simple and easy to make. From the money you buy 6 you can make 15 with out a problem. All you need is a bit of patience. I always do a larger batch and leave in freezer to use later.
Making bread at home is a good way of not having any preservatives and unnecessary amounts of sugar and oil. The other thing is tastes much better than a shop bought.
This recipe will do 12-15 buns. you can always multiply or divide this to get larger or smaller batches.
This is a simple and easy recipe to use new season potatoes in your cooking. Once in a while its better to try something with out any meat too. This tastes really nice and creamy. this is a one pot budget meal that any one can try . If you want add meat add some left overs even from the roast.
This can be served in salads or as a kids lunch or even as a snack or as a main meal.
Celeriac is available all around the world during winter time. Its best to use the seasonal fruits and vegetables in your cooking. Celeriac can be cooked in many ways but I like the celeriac mash and the soup a lot.
Celeriac known to be a very good vegetable with lots of fibre and also lots of vitamins and minerals. The scientists says the celeriac is an excellent source of some of the essential minerals such as phosphorus, iron, calcium, copper, and manganese. Recently I read an article says that it contains lots of anti cancer properties to prevent colon cancer.
When you cook celeriac make sure to add more veggies to make it a full meal. This soup can be kept up to 3 days in refrigerator and also can freeze in individual containers up to 3 months.
Adding Cream to this is your choice. It tastes nice with any cream too.
This recipe will serve up to 4-6 people.
Gather several carrots, 3 potatoes, celery sprigs, half of a leek (I used the white part) 1 whole celeriac and one onion with several cloves of garlic. Chop the vegetables roughly. Celeriac needs to be cleaned like potatoes.
Add some butter in to a pot and let it melt. Instead you can use any oil too. Add the chopped vegetables except celeriac and the potatoes. Stir fry about 5 minutes.
Mean while get some salt to your taste and enough stock water to cover the vegetables.
Add the potatoes and celeriac in to the pot and stir wee another 2 minutes on a high heat.
After add the stock water just enough to cover the vegetables.
Once cooked , strain the veggies & mash or puree the vegetables.
Add in to the soup and serve hot with a toasted crusty bread or a bread roll.
Black Rice is called as forbidden rice. Its originated in Asia and famous all over the world for its health benefits. Mostly for the level of antioxidants, vitamins , Minerals and fibre. It was a precious rice that only the emperors used in some Asian countries. The black colour comes from anticyclonic, a powerful antioxidant. Some times the colour of this rice may vary from dark purple to black.
For me I find its very nice and creamy in taste. The colour goes light once cooked but this rich and the creamier taste makes it goes well with anything.
This recipe is for one cup of black rice. Black rice needs overnight soaking. Now you can buy parboiled rice that doesn’t need soaking at all. Soaking makes it easy to cook.
You can buy black rice online or in health shops.
Measure one cup rice and wash thoroughly several times and soak 30 minutes.
For each cup of rice add 2 cups of water.
Add enough salt and cook on high and bring the water to boil and then reduce the flame and cook on low until dry.
Once well cooked it will look like this. Serve with anything as you wish. You can freeze this rice individually up to 3 months.