Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Feijoada - Goan Black Eyed Peas Curry

--> For this February  , We are making Goan recipes for Ssshhh cooking secretly. I was paired with Poonam Bhachva of Annapurna. She gave me Black eyed peas and coconut.I made this delicious creamy goan black eyed peas curry known locally as Feijoada.

  This curry was similar to our Thattaipayaru ( Black eyed peas ) Kulambu but it uses coconut. we Won't use coconut.

 This was simple yet delicious curry goes well with roti or rice.

  Goan cuisine has the influence of portuguese because of it being a Portuguese colony. This Feijoada is a portuguese stew made with beans and meat. It can be made without meat and can use any bean of your choice. 

Requirements : 
2 cup black eyed peas 
2 onion 
6 garlic cloves 
4 Tomato 
1 inch piece of ginger 
1 tsp coriander powder 
1 tsp Chilli powder 
1 tsp cumin powder 
1/2 tsp turmeric powder 
Salt to taste 
1 cup coconut milk 
1 tsp Jaggery 
1 tsp Tamarind paste 
2 tbs oil 
1 tsp Lemon Juice
Coriander Leaves 
Method : 

Wash and soak the black eyed peas overnight.
Next day , drain the water and wash again.
Add the peas to a pressure cooker with enough water and cook for three whistles. 
Chop the onion , garlic and ginger. 
Puree the tomatoes into a smooth mixture.
Heat a large pan and add oil .
add in the sliced onion and saute till the onion turns golden brown.
Add the ginger and garlic , saute for a minute. 
Add the chilli powder , coriander powder , cumin powder and turmeric and give a quick stir.
Add the tomato puree and keep stirring for five to ten minutes or till the oil oozes on top. 

Now , add the cooked black eyed peas along with the water and stir well .

Add the jaggery , tamarind ,salt and coconut milk. Cook on simmer with covering for 10 minutes  with occasional stirring. 

Take off from flame and add the lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves.

Feijoada is ready to serve.

Serve this coconut flavoured curry with rice / Roti.

  1. Add in the grated jaggery, tamarind paste and stir well. Simmer the Feijoada stew for another 5-6 minutes, taking care not to allow it to boil vigorously.
  2. Top it up with lemon juice and chopped coriander and serve hot.
  3. Serve the Feijoada (Spicy Goan Black-eyed Peas Stew) along with rotis or rice or even a slice of bread. Combine it with a hearty salad and make it as a whole meal in itself.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Hotteok (호떡)- Korean Sweet Pancake#BreadBakers

For this month's Bread bakers the theme choosen by Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm  is Pancakes. As the fourth week of this month is dedicated as National pancake week , this theme was chosen. Pancake can be sweet or savory. They can be griddle cakes or oven baked. They can be healthy or decadent. Crepes , Blintzes , Abelskivers , Hotteoks , Dosas ...... 

  I choose to make this peanut stuffed Hotteok. Hotteok are korean sweet pancake . Though it resembled the Indian sweet Poli / Obbatu , which we commonly make with Bengalgram or coconut sweet stuffing .

  Hotteok is one of the most popular korean street food which is a sweet filled pancake. I had seen in my favorite korean dramas and shows.

The dough for hotteok is made from wheat flour , water , milk , sugar and yeast . The dough is allowed to double. A handful sized balls of this dough is filled with the sweet filling which contain brown sugar , honey , chopped peanuts and cinnamon. The filled dough is then placed on a greased griddle and pressed flat into a large circle with a special tool with a stainless steel circle and wooden handle as it cooks. 
  In korea , ready - made dry hotteok mix is available in plastic package.

  Hotteok is believed to be originated from chinese merchants who immigrated to korea after the late 19 th century.

 Many like the traditional cinnamon and peanut filling , there are many new filling were developed in 21st century. They are green tea hotteok , pink bokbunja hotteok , corn hotteok , vegetable , kimchi , meat  and more....

  Hotteok are usually eaten during winter season in korea. Due to its high sugar content , a single hotteok may have as many as 230 calories.

Makes - 12 Hotteok
Requirements : 
3and half  cup all purpose flour 
1 tsp salt 
1tsp sugar 
2 tbs Instant Dry yeast 
1 and half cup lukewarm water 
Vegetable oil preferably sesame oil 

For Filling : 
1 cup dark brown sugar 
Half tsp cinnamon powder 
1 cup crushed roasted peanuts
Other nuts like walnuts , almond , pumpkin seeds , sunflower  seeds , seasame can be used. 

Method : 

In a bowl , mix the flour , salt , sugar , yeast well. 
To this add the lukewarm water and knead well into a smooth soft dough. 

Apply oil on the dough and cover the bowl with cling wrap and let it double in size. 

In the mean time , roast the peanuts and remove the skin . Crush the roasted peanuts and mix the brown sugar , cinnamon powder and honey. 

Apply little oil in the hand and divide the dough into lemon size balls. 

Take a dough ball in your hand , flatten into a cup shape with your hand and place a spoonful of filling in the center and seal  the edges.

In the same way make the remaining dough into hotteoks. 

Heat a griddle on the medium heat , apply the oil on the griddle .
Place the shaped hotteok on the center and with the help of a round flat device with a handle , press into a flat disk and cook on medium flame .  Use a lid to cover the hotteok while cooking.

   Flip to other side with a turner and cook on both side . Apply sesame oil on the hotteok with a brush for crispy crust.
You can cook two or more hotteok at a time depending on the size of the griddle. 

Hotteoks are ready to be served .
Serve hotteoks hot or cold....

The smell was so good from the fried bread and the sweet filling was delicious.

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