Monday, December 10, 2012

Vegetarian Hot dog with vegetarian sausages

potatoes                                   - 2  medium sized                 
Carrots                                    - 1 large

Beetroot                                 -  1 medium size

hotdog buns                            -  4-5

Day old bread / only crust       -  heaped 1 cup [ 4-5 sclices]

Bell peppers                          - 1 small

Onions                                  -  1/2 cup chopped

Garlic                                    - 3-4 cloves

red chilles                            - 2-3

Garam masala                        -   1tsp

Chilly powder                         -    1 tsp

Turmeric                                -    1/2 tsp

Salt                                       - as per taste

Jeera                                     -  1 tsp

Coriander seeds                     -  1tsp

Soya flour                              -  1/2 cup

Wheat flour                           -  1 cups

Oil                                         -  2tbsp

1. Wash and peal potatoes,carrots and beets . Slice then to thin stripes and steam cook ,keep aside for cooling.

2. In a pan  take about a tsp of oil,then when it becomes hot add jeera . When the jeera starts to splutter add onions ,ginger, garlic,coriander seeds keep mixing  for about 2 mins till the raw smell goes off.

3. Now  using a blender or food processor   blend the vegetables, with the small chunks of bread and the above onion mixture to a chunky paste. 

4. To the above paste add the 2 flours , enough salt, dry masala and make a soft dough without adding water.

5. Grease  the vessel in which you want to steam these dougs properly. Take a big lime sized ball of the dough and shape them in sausage shapes and place slowly in the greases vessel and steam cook till will take about 8-10 minutes to get cooked properly. It will change in color and when you stick in a knife it should come out clear.

6. Allow it to cool and then in a non stick pan add a few drops of oil and saute these sausage about 3 at a time till the outer surface becomes a bit charred and crusty.

7. Take a hot dog  bun and smear with butter totally optional . Then place the sausage . It can be topped with onions and bell peppers or picked cucumbers or just tomato sauce and mustard and enjoyed when its hot.....

8.You can make this sausage ahead of time and freeze it. It can also be used in many more dishes or yummy recipes like fried rice singapore style or in north indian curries  which will be my future post. so do not forget to make in large quantity as it will be a time saver  for your next dishes

Note:-[ tips]
1. If you don't have fresh bread you can use old bread kept in freezer. i save the bread crust in freezer and use them as bread crumps or as a binding agent in cutlet, hara bara kabaab etc.even here i have used just the bread edges and end slices.. one more use for the wasted edges in bread sandwiches so dont forget to save them.

2. If you dont have soya flour you can use only wheat or maida. You can even use only soya flour . In all the ways it will taste great. But just adjust the flour to form a shape able mass.

Savory fingers

Rice flour              - 1 cup
Gram flour             - 1 /2 cup
Wheat flour            - 1/4 cup
Sesame seed s     -   1.5 tbsp
Salt                       - as per taste
Cumin seeds         - 1 tbsp
Green chillies         - 2  / as per taste
Onion                   - 1 medium finely chopped
Curry leaves         - 12 large finely chopped
Turmeric powder  - 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder  - 1/2 tsp
Hing                      - 1/4 tsp
water                     -  to form a soft dough
Oil                         - for frying

1. Take a large bowl . Add all the dry ingredients .to this add chilly powder,turmeric,jeera,hing,i salt and mix properly with the hands.

2. Now finely chop onion green chillies and curry leaves and add it to the above dry ingredients.

3 . Now to the mixture add water little by little and form a firm non sticky dough  .

4. Make small balls and roll it into stick form by rolling in between your greased palm.

5. In a plate sprinkle some sesame seeds and roll over it the finger shaped sticks what we have prepared.
Then once again roll between your palms to secure the seeds into the dough. continue this process with the remaining dough and keep ready.

6. Now heat the oil for frying. slowly fry 10-12 finger sticks at a time till they turn golden in color.

7. Remove the fried stick to a tray lined with paper napkin. This will absorb the excess oil.

8. Once cooled store in an air tight  container.
 Enjoy with a hot cup of tea or coffee on a rainy day.....