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Vegetable Spring Rolls

Vegetable Spring Rolls are a popular Indo Chinese Starter. How about making them this Chinese New Year?

Spring rolls .. are something I have always fancied .. Given a chance , the first thing I would order in my starters is this lovely apeitiser.
Why not make it at home…?? Difficult isnt it?? NO MORE!!! . Go to any Indian store and pick a Spring Roll Wrapper from the deep freezer and do ur filling and its all done.

Pasta Salad & Awards

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Browsing… through every blog and catching up with old pending posts does show that Most of them had a blast on the valentines .Award showering is another beautiful way of recognising each other . Never realised that I have made 101 lovely friends , who make sure to visit my blog and write such beautiful comments !

Vegetable Puff


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Hi All ,
Hope everyone had a lovely New Year celebration and holidays …  Its soo good to be back with posts and hope to catch up with all the pending posts from my fellow bloggers atleast by Feb 1st week. With little one around , unpacking and catching up with  my routine is taking a bit of time.
This post has been lying in my inbox for the last one month before I left for my holidays . I thoroughly enjoyed eating puff @ Bangalore after all the nostlalgic memories… 🙂

Herby Potato Rösti

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I had promised H a new snack if he comes home early on this lazy snowy day.. And he suddenly pinged a while later.. saying be ready with ur Surprise snack .. Will b home in 20 minutes…

Wondering wot to do?? Immediately started browsing this lovely easy vegetarian book that I picked from the library.Came across this yummy potato snack.. Rösti.But it had different seasoning like Sage leaves & thyme. Didnt have any of them.. Was planning for an alternative seasoning.. just then my neighbour Granny came over and handed over a Shortbread cookies for Chritsmas.. They were lovely
.. I was asking her to suggest me a sesoning .. and she said.. I could use Coriander and Parsley in Rösti and they will make a lovely Scandivian dish.
H thoroughly enjoyed & relished the taste .My 22 months old moster loved it for it was just melting in his mouth … Thats the verdict..
Sending it across to WYF: Tea Time Snack event organised by EC of  Simple India Food

Frying creates a lovely crispy crusty layer just apt for Rösti. They are just delicious by itself or could be served with a green salad.

INGREDIENTS:

Large Potato: 2 Nos
Chopped Coriander Leaves: 3-4 Tsp
Dried Parsley: 1.5Tsp
Cheddar Cheese: 3-4 Tsp
Olive Oil: 4  Tsp
Salt: To Taste
Freshly Ground Pepper: 1/2 -3/4 tsp

DIRECTIONS:

  • Peel the potatoes and grate on the coarse side of the grater to get the texture. Pat dry using a kitchen paper and put it in a bowl. 
  • Finely chop coriander leaves . Add the herbs to the potato mixture and mix them well. Add the cheddar cheese , required salt and pepper and mix well. 
  • Using Hands , shape a heapful tablespoon into a ball.Repeat the process with the rest of the mixture. 
  • Heat Oil in a non stick fry pan , Now add the potato cake to the pan and flatten it with a long handled turner. Fry until golden brown in a low flame. Turn the Rösti over and cook for another 10-15 minutes until golden and cooked thoroughly. 
  • Repeat the process with the rest of the potato cakes. Transfer the rösti to a serving plate and serve with ketchup or with green salad.

KITCHEN NOTES:

  • We can also par boil the potatoes before grating. I havent boiled the potatoes in this procedure.
  • Also we can use butter instead of Olive oil for a lovely butter flavour. Increase the cheese for the cheesy twist.
  • I have added Salt & pepper while preparing the potato cakes. But some people prefer to add them just over the top before serving.

Cheers

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