Khandvi (Chickpea Roll)

 

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Ingredients:

  • Khandvi
    • 1/2 cup besan (chickpea flour)
    • 1/2 cup vegan or regular yogurt (optional: skip yogurt, add 1/2 cup water and 1 tbsp lemon juice)
    • 1 cup water
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 1 tbsp ginger
    • 1 tsp haldi (turmeric)
    • 1 tsp hing (asafetida)
    • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • For tempering
    • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
    • 1 tbsp mustard seed
    • 1 tsp hing (asafetida)
    • 2 tbsp chopped green chili
    • 2 tbsp oil
  • For filling
    • 2 tbsp grated coconut (frozen or dry coconut works well)
    • 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves

Instructions:

  1. Blend khandvi ingredients in the blender.
  2. Pour the batter in a sauce pan or a broad frying pan.
  3. Switch on the cook top and keep the heat to low, begin to stir.
  4. Keep on stirring when the khandvi batter is getting heated up.
  5. The batter would thicken and keep on thickening, keep on stirring.
  6. The batter also should not be allowed to stick at the bottom.
  7. Stir continuously. When the batter has thickened well,  pour little bit of mixture on a plate.
  8. Wait for 2 minutes. it should roll easily. if it doesn’t roll, than the batter needs to cook more. It should be like thick dough.
  9. Quickly pour 1/2 cup of batter on a large plate and spread thinly and evenly with a spoon. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes. Spread coconut and cilantro on top.
  10. For tempering, heat oil in the small pan, add mustard seed, curry leaves, sesame seed, hing (asafetida) and green chili and fry for few seconds. Spread this mixture on top of the khandvi.
  11. Cut into equal size strips. Gently roll each strip in a tight roll.
  12. Arrange the khandvi rolls and serve!

Watermelon Sandwich

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Ingredients:

  • round slices of watermelon
  • fresh mozzarella cheese (round slices)
  • reduced balsamic vinegar*
  • fresh basil

Directions:

  1. Take two round slices of watermelon. Lay 1 slice of cheese between the watermelon slices.
  2. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over the watermelon.
  3. Top with basil and serve.

*How to make reduced balsamic vinegar: Boil 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar for 10 minutes. The 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar should be reduced to 1-2 tablespoons.

**Sandwiches may be warmed (to melt the cheese) if desired.

Parfait Wrap

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Ingredients:

  • Lavash bread (can be found at Whole Foods/Trader Joe’s)
  • Greek yogurt
  • fresh strawberries (sliced into small pieces)
  • fresh blueberries
  • granola

Directions:

  1. Lay out one piece of bread. Spread  yogurt onto the bread.
  2. Lay out strawberries, blueberries, and granola on top.
  3. Roll the bread and cut it into bite-sized slices. Serve and/or enjoy immediately.

 

Avocado Sliders

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 fresh avocado slices
  • 2 “Ozery Bakery” Multi-grain Sliders, minis (found at Whole Foods)
  • 1 slice pepper jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup of any brand Bruschetta sauce (marinara sauce works)
  • marinated artichokes (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Slice the Multi-grain sliders in half.
  2. Spread the Bruschetta sauce on both sides.
  3. Top with avocado slices, cheese and artichokes.
  4. Toast until cheese melts. Serve warm.

Spicy + Sweet: The Ultimate Apple

Ingredients:

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  • Tuscan Bread (any sourdough bread works)
  • 1 apple, peeled and sliced
  • Jack-Pepper/Jalapeño cheese (any spicy cheese works)
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp mustard (sauce)
  • 1/2 tsp agave syrup
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Directions:

  1. Marinate the apple slices in agave syrup, olive oil, mustard, and lemon juice for at least 1/2 hour.
  2. Place the marinated apple slices on a piece of bread.
  3. Top the apple slices with any (spicy tastes better) cheese slices.
  4. Toast the bread slice in the oven until the cheese melts completely.

*Serve hot.

Orange-Mint Crackers

Ingredients:

Orange-Mint Crackers

  • Several Multi-Grain Crackers
  • 2 tbs. Cream Cheese
  • ½ tbs Orange Marmalade
  • One tangerine; peeled and skinned
  • A few mint leaves (optional)

Directions:

  1. Mix cream cheese and marmalade together.
  2. Spread it on one cracker.
  3. Place one orange slice on the cracker.
  4. Place one or more leaves of mint atop the orange slice and serve.