Month: September 2011

Vegetarian Recipe: Easy Veggie Burger

The vegetarian recipe for ‘Easy Veggie Burger’: Ingredients 1 cup of soya mince (wash) 1/2 cup of self-rising flour 1/2 cup of water 1/2 teaspoon of white sesame seeds (*optional) Seasonings 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1/2 teaspoon of sugar 1/4 teaspoon of white pepper powder Method Combine soya mince + white sesame seeds + salt + sugar + white pepper powder + self-rising flour + water. Form the soya mixture into rounds. Fry until golden brown. Dish out, drain and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Wild Fern Shoots in Spicy Coconut Gravy

The vegetarian recipe for ‘Wild Fern Shoots in Spicy Coconut Gravy’: Ingredients 1 kg of wild fern shoots/pucuk paku (pluck out the shoots, wash and set aside) 1/2 cup of coconut milk 5 bird’s eye chilies (slice) 2 tablespoons of oil 1/2 cup of water Seasonings 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder 1 teaspoon of salt Method Heat oil, stir-fry turmeric powder + bird’s eye chilies over low heat until fragrant. Add wild fern shoots and stir-fry over high heat until tender. Add salt + coconut milk and stir evenly. Add water, cover the pan and briefly simmer over low...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Vegetarian Chicken Topped with Minced Ginger

The vegetarian recipe for ‘Vegetarian Chicken Topped with Minced Ginger’: Ingredients 1 piece of vegetarian salted chicken 素醃鸡 (defrost, slice and arrange nicely on a steaming plate) 1 ginger (cut into small cubes; place into a blender, add 1/2 cup of water, puree until smooth and fine; set aside) 1/2 cup of oil Seasonings 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1/8 teaspoon of vegetarian seasoning Method Heat oil, add minced ginger and briefly stir-fry over low heat. Add salt + vegetarian seasoning and stir evenly. Dish out and top the vegetarian chicken. Steam for about 15 minutes....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Rice Noodles in Vegetable Gravy

The vegetarian recipe for ‘Rice Noodles in Vegetable Gravy’: Ingredients 1 kg of rice noodles/河粉 he fen (stir-fry until fragrant and set aside) 6 shiitake mushrooms (soak in water until soft, remove the stems, slice and set aside) 1/2 kg of cabbage (cut into strips) 10 soya nuggets/vegetarian roasted chicken 素食香酥鸡 su shi xiang su ji (defrost, cut in half and set aside) 1 small portion of ginger (cut into thin strips) 1 tablespoon of tapioca starch (mix with some water to form a thickening paste) 8 cups of water Seasonings 1 tablespoon of vegetarian oyster sauce 1/2 teaspoon...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Dried Chili Sauce

The vegetarian recipe for ‘Dried Chili Sauce’: Ingredients 1/2 kg of dried chilies (wash, simmer in hot water until soft, dish out and set aside) Seasonings 1/2 tablespoon of salt 1 tablespoon of sugar Method Place cooked dried chilies + salt + sugar + water (adequate) into a blender. Puree until smooth and fine. Heat oil and gently pour the chili puree into the pan. Bring to a boil. Dish out and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Cornmeal Bun Served with Blueberry Jam

Ingredients 1 cup of wholemeal flour 1 cup of self-rising flour 2 tablespoons of cornmeal 1/2 cup of wheat flakes 1/2 cup of oil Seasonings 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1/2 teaspoon of sugar Method Combine all ingredients + seasonings + water (adequate) and mix into a dough. Divide the dough into small portions. Roll and shape into round buns. Then, place into a baking tray and leave aside for 20 minutes. Lastly, put in the oven and bake at 160°c for about 20 minutes. Serve with blueberry...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Wood Ear Crisps

Ingredients 2 pieces of wood ear/blank fungus 黑木耳 hei mu er (soak in water until soft, tear into small pieces and set aside) 1/2 cup of self-rising flour Seasonings 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1/4 teaspoon of white pepper powder 1/8 teaspoon of vegetarian seasoning Method Combine self-rising flour + salt + vegetarian seasoning + white pepper powder + water (adequate) . Mix well to form a frying batter. Dip the wood ear pieces in the batter. Deep fry until golden brown. Dish out, drain and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Lotus Root Soup

Ingredients 1/2 or 600g of lotus root (wash, slice and set aside) 1/2 cup of groundnut kernels 10 red dates (remove the pits and set aside) Seasonings 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of brown sugar Method Bring water (9 cups) to a boil. Add lotus root slices + groundnut kernels + red dates and simmer over low heat for 1 hour. Dish out and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Stewed Kelp and Bean Curd Cubes in Mushroom Sauce

Ingredients 1/2 kelp (soak in water until soft, cut into strips and set aside) 1 piece of soft bean curd (cut into fourths) 1/2 cup of soya mince (heat 1/2 cup of oil and stir-fry until fragrant, dish out and set aside) Seasonings 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1 tablespoon of vegetarian oyster sauce (made from shiitake mushroom) Method In some remaining oil, stir-fry kelp strips + salt + vegetarian oyster sauce + some water. Add bean curd cubes and briefly stir-fry. Stew for about 5 minutes. Dish out and top with stir-fried soya mince....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Spicy Gram Doughnuts

Ingredients 3 cups of black gram flour or vada mix 2 cups of chana dal (soak in water for 1 hour, drain; crush half in a blender and set aside; put another half on a plate) 5 dried chilies (cut in half, soak in water for 10 minutes, drain, dice and set aside) 2 stalks of curry leaves (pluck out the leaves and dice) 2 green chilies (slice) Seasonings 1 tablespoon of salt Method Combine crushed chana dal + black gram flour. Add diced dried chilies + green chili slices + diced curry leaves + salt + water (1...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Veggie Biryani Rice

Ingredients 3 cups of basmati rice (wash) 1/2 cup of yogurt 1/2 cup of coconut milk 2 tablespoons of ghee 1 cup of frozen mixed vegetables (defrost) 3 tomatoes (dice) 1 stalk of Chinese celery (cut into 2 cm lengths) 4 dried chilies (cut in half) 6 cardamoms (crush) 10 cloves 3 star anise 20 white pepper seeds 1 tablespoon of mustard seeds 2 cinnamon sticks 1/2 cup of cashew nuts (stir-fry over low heat until fragrant and set aside) 2 tablespoons of oil 1 cup of paneer cubes (*optional) Seasonings 1 tablespoon of salt 1 tablespoon of curry...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Baked Soya Dumplings with Turmeric Leaf

Ingredients 1/2 loaf of vegetarian fish/素食乌柳宜 su shi wu liu yu  (defrost and mince) 5 turmeric leaves 1 teaspoon of tapioca starch Seasonings 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1/2 teaspoon of curry powder 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon of sugar Method Heat oil (1/2 cup) and stir-fry minced vegetarian fish + salt + curry powder + turmeric powder + sugar until fragrant. Dish out and combine with tapioca starch. Divide the filling into 5 portions. Wrap each portion in a turmeric leaf. Fasten the dumpling with a toothpick. Put in a 180°c oven and bake for about 20 minutes....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Apple Pie

Ingredients 5 apples (peel, remove seeds and core, cut into cubes, puree and set aside) 4 cups of wheat flour 1 cup of oil Seasonings 1 cup of sugar Method Put apple puree + sugar into a pot, constantly stir and cook until the liquid is absorbed. Combine wheat flour + 1/2 cup of water + oil and knead the dough. Divide the dough into 2 portions. Spread some wheat flour on the table and roll each dough into a round pastry. Lay one pastry into a round baking pan, gentle pour the apple filling over and spread evenly....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Steamed Snow Fungus with Red Dates

Ingredients 2 pieces of show fungus/雪耳 xue er (soak in water until soft, wash, divide into small portions, drain and set aside) 10 red dates (wash, remove the pits and set aside) 1 small piece of ginger (shred, stir-fry and set aside) Seasonings 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1/8 teaspoon of vegetarian seasoning Method Lay snow fungus + red dates into a steaming plate. Sprinkle over with salt + vegetarian seasoning + stir-fried ginger & oil. Steam for about 20 minutes....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Golden Cauliflower

Ingredients 1 cauliflower (cut into florets, wash and set aside) 1 cup of self-rising flour Seasonings 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1/4 teaspoon of white pepper powder 1/8 teaspoon of vegetarian seasoning Method Combine self-rising flour + salt + vegetarian seasoning + white pepper powder + some water and form a frying batter. Dip the cauliflower florets in the batter and coat evenly. Fry until golden brown. Dish out, drain and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients 1/2 pumpkin (500 g) peel, deseed, cut into cubes, steam for about 15 minutes and set aside Seasonings 1/4 teaspoon of salt Method Put steamed pumpkin cubes + 2 1/2 cups of water into a blender. Puree until smooth and fine. Slowly pour the pumpkin puree into a pot. Add salt and constantly stir until boil....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Spicy Bitter Beans

Ingredients 1 cup of bitter beans/petai 1/2 cup of ready-made fried shiitake slices/香脆丝 xiang cui si Seasonings 1 tablespoon of vegetarian belacan powder 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1 tablespoon of sugar Method Heat oil, stir-fry bitter beans. Add vegetarian belacan powder + chili powder +  fried shiitake slices and stir-fry until fragrant. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of water + salt + sugar and stir evenly. Cover the pan and briefly simmer. Dish out and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Ginger Fried Rice

Ingredients 2 rice bowls of cooked rice/leftover rice 1 piece of ginger (chop) Seasonings 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1/8 teaspoon of vegetarian seasoning Method Heat oil, stir-fry chopped ginger until fragrant. Add rice and stir-fry. Add salt + vegetarian seasoning + some water. Cover the pan and briefly simmer. Dish out and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Blanched Baby Bok Choy Topped with Soy Mince

Ingredients 3 bunches of Bok Choy/small Chinese cabbage (separate into individual leaves, wash, blanch, dish out, drain and set aside) 1/2 cup of soya mince Seasonings 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1 tablespoon of vegetarian oyster sauce Method Heat oil, stir-fry soya mince + salt + vegetarian oyster sauce + some water until fragrant. Dish out and lay on top of the blanched Bok Choy....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ingredients 1 green bell pepper (cut in half, remove stem end and seeds) 1 red bell pepper (cut in half, remove stem end and seeds) 1 orange bell pepper (cut in half, remove stem end and seeds) 1/2 loaf of vegetarian fish/素食乌柳宜 su shi wu liu yu  (defrost and mince) 1 piece of bean curd (mash) 3 tablespoons of self-rising flour Seasonings 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1/8 teaspoon of vegetarian seasoning Method Combine minced vegetarian fish + mashed bean curd + salt + vegetarian seasoning + self-rising flour + some water. Stuff the mixture into the bell pepper halves. Pan-fry over low...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Potato and Pumpkin Sesame Balls

Ingredients 4 potatoes (steam, peel, mash and set aside) 1/2 pumpkin (steam, peel, mash and set aside) 1/2 cup of white sesame seeds 2 cups of self-rising flour Seasonings 1/2 teaspoon of salt Method Combine mashed potato + mashed pumpkin +  self-rising flour + salt. Add some oil and mix evenly. Roll into ball shapes. Coat with white sesame seeds. Fry until golden brown, dish out, drain and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Crystal Dumplings

Ingredients 1/2 yam bean (cut into fine strips) 1/2 carrot (cut into fine strips) 4 shiitake mushrooms (soak in water till tender and cut into fine strips) 1/2 teaspoon of tapioca starch (mix with some water; serves as a thickener) 1 cup of gluten-free flour 2 tablespoons of potato starch Seasonings 1 tablespoon of soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon of sugar 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon of salt Method Filling = Heat oil, stir-fry shiitake strips + yam bean strips + carrot strips + soy sauce + sugar until fragrant; add 3 tablespoons of water, cover the pan and...

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