Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Bandaru Laddu/Thokkudu Laddoo

Laddoo/Laddu, this popular Indian sweets are our family favourite, yes i never forget to prepare them every year especially for Diwali festival. Laddoos, this sweet balls are usually prepared with fried boondis, sugar syrup with dry fruits. But my today's post is a very popular Andhra sweets aka Bandaru Laddoo. This laddoos was originated in 'Machilipatnam' in Andhra Pradesh which is also known as 'Bandar'. Not to forget that this laddoo is also prepared during auspicious days like Sankranti, Deepavali etc. Though this laddoo calls for besan flour aka gram flour, this laddoo's preparation sounds very much different from the usual laddoos.

Bandaru Laddu, Thokkudu Laddoo

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Sichuan Red Oil Wonton/Vegetarian Wonton in Chilly Oil

Sichuan style of foods calls for spiciness, my today's post goes for an incredible dish which calls for wontons. I have been posting fantastic dishes under a super interesting theme for this week's blogging marathon, yes my theme for this week is Chinese foods you can make at home. After some deep fried Chinese bread sticks and a lipsmacking popular Kung Pao stir fry with tofu, am here today with an another interesting dish. Yes my today's dish calls for wontons, these chinese dumplings are very much known around the world, especially the wonton soup and fried wontons. The wonton soups in Sichuan cuisine is very much different from the Shanghai version or Cantonese version. If you get a chance to visit small street food stalls in Sichuan region of China, you will definitely find this super spicy Red oil wontons and Red oil dumplings.

Szechuan Red Oil Wonton Soup

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Kung Pao Tofu/Vegan Kung Po Tofu

Kung Pao is also known as Gong Bao or Kung Po is a succulent spicy stir fry made especially with chicken, peanuts, with loads of vegetables and chilly peppers. This dish is a classical dish of Sichuan cuisine which is one of the prominent cuisine of China originated in Sichuan province of South Western China . Coming to Kung Pao dish, this dish calls always for chicken or seafoods, though many variations exists and my today's recipe calls for the vegan cheese aka Tofu. This kung pao dish is served almost everywhere China,however many regions of china give their own versions depending upon the spicy level. Usually Kung Pao stir fries calls for spiciness, the popular Sichuan peppers are used to bring the spice level in this dish.

Kung Pao Tofu, Vegan Kung Pao

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Youtiao/Chinese Cruller/Chinese Oil Stick

This week's posts are going to be Chinese foods, if you are a follower of my blog, you might know about my love for Chinese cuisine and their delicious foods. Am kickstarting this week's blogging marathon with Youtiao, fried breadsticks as i picked Chinese dishes you can make at home as theme. These bread sticks are simple to make and its completely yeast free, eventhough some Chinese cruller aka bread sticks calls for yeast. Youtiao is literally means 'Oil fried Ghost',and this recipe have a story behind it. History says that Mr and Mrs Qin were the most hated couple during the time of Song Dynasty. Since Chinese people have hated the Qins so much, they have made this breadsticks as they want to deep fry them and dunk them into warm sweetened soyamilk.Coming to this Youtiao recipe, this bread sticks are eaten by Chinese peoples everyday either for their breakfast, as a snack or as a starter in many resautrants.

Youtiao, Chinese Bread Sticks