28 April 2014

Spiced lentil salad, Indian style


Huh,...it's not easy surviving holidays. Days of eating heavy food, rich cakes and drinking...After that, I always feel I need a few days of light / vegetarian food and a lot of plain water in order to detoxify my body. Here is one suggestion - Indian style!

Ingredients:
2 tbs oil (olive)
1 large onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp mustard powder
1 cup green lentils
1 1/2 cups chicken stock (or vegetable)
4 shallots, sliced
1 red chilly, sliced
1 green chilly, sliced (optional)
1 tbs pomegranate molasses
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 cup coriander leaves, chopped
1/4 cup Italian (flat leaf) parsley, chopped
Method:
Heat oil and saute onions for a minute; add garlic, all powders and lentils. Mix well, then pour stock, cover and cook for 40 minutes. When lentils cooked but still firm, transfer to a large bowl.
Mix in shallots, chilly, molasses and herbs. Add salt and pepper and mix well. Sprinkle with some coriander leaves and enjoy. (Taste develops better after a couple of hours.)



Pikantna salata od zelene lece / sociva na Indijski nacin


Sva sreca pa nije potrajalo duze... Dani svakodnevnog gozbovanja, neodoljivih slatkisa i alkohola... Poslije praznika uvijek pozelim nesto lagano ili vegetarijansko; osjecam da moje tijelo to trazi, kako bi se detoksificiralo. Ovo je jedan od takvih recepata - u Indijskom stilu!

Potrebno:
2 K ulja
1 veci crveni luk, sjeckan
2 cena bijelog luka, protisnutog
1 k koriandera u prahu
2 k kima u prahu
1 k senfa u prahu
1 solja zelene lece
1 1/2 solja pileceg / povrtnog bujona
4 mlada luka, sjeckana
1 ljuta papricica, sjeckana
1 K molase od nara / sipka
1k soli
1/2 k crnog bibera, mljevenog
1/2 solje lisca korijandera, sjeckanog
1/4 solje persunovog lisca, sjeckanog
Nacin:
Zagrijte ulje, proprzite crveni luk, zatim dodajte bijeli luk i sve zacine u prahu. Zalijte supom, poklopite i kuhajte 40 minuta. Leca treba da je kuhana, ali neraspadnuta.
Prebacite socivo u vecu posudu, dodajte mladi luk, molasu, i ostalo bilje. Promijesajte dobro. Pospite jos malo koriandera po povrsini i uzivajte. (Nakon par sati, salata postaje ukusnija, jer se svi sastojci bolje razviju.)

16 April 2014

Favourite Baked Goodies / Omiljena Peciva

Another blogers' game; this time we have to choose 5 favourite kinds of rolls.

Draga Tamara  sa bloga 'What's for dessert?' mi je proslijedila ovu igricu. 

Pozivam sve koji zele da ucestvuju da nam se pridruze i prikazu svoja omiljena peciva.

Evo i mojih:

Cheese and Pesto Scrolls

13 April 2014

'Leskovacka Muckalica'- Serbian Pork and Capsicum Stew



Leskovac is a city of southern Serbia. They're famous for producing beautiful red (bullhorn) peppers (capsicums) and their love for grilled meat. Each year in beginning of September, main streets are closed for traffic for 5 days and 'Rostiljijada' ( grilling / barbecuing festival) begins.
The following recipe is product of  grilled leftovers and most loved vegetables from this part of the world. Any grilled meat can be used, but pork is always favourite in this city. The distinctive flavour comes from wood fired smoke, which penetrate the meat during cooking and also from char grilled peppers. For authentic experience, the meal is cooked in a clay / stone pot.  Divine!

Ingredients:
1 - 1,5 kg pork  (bbq leftovers, or specifically grilled for this recipe)
200 g smoked bacon, sliced
4-5 onions, diced
2 tbs oil (or lard)
6-8 garlic cloves
1 kg red bullhorn peppers / capsicums, grilled or oven cooked, peeled
1 can tomatoes (or 4-6 diced tomatoes)
chilly powder / flakes, or dried hot peppers, to taste
salt and black pepper, to taste

Method:
Grill seasoned  meat; leave large pieces (which will be sliced later), or thread cubes onto skewers (adding a few bacon slices between). Wood fired bbq is most desirable for this.
Grill capsicums (or bake in oven) until skin blistered and partially blackened. Place them into a plastic bag to slightly cool, then take out and peel the skin. Slice them and set aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add bacon and onions. Cook until onions slightly change colour. Add garlic, tomatoes, capsicums and meat. Mix well and season to taste. Cover and place in oven for 45+ minutes, on 160-180*C. Take the lid off for the last 10 minutes, if you want more coloured top. Serve with bread and green salad.




Leskovac je grad u juznoj Srbiji. Poznat je po proizvodnji divnih duguljastih crvenih paprika ('roge / silje') i po ljubavi prema mesu sa rostilja / grila. Svake godine, pocetkom septembra, glavne ulice se zatvaraju za saobracaj na 5 dana i 'Rostiljijada' pocinje.
Sljedeci recept je nastao kao potreba za iskoristenjem preostalog mesa sa rostilja i Leskovackog najdrazeg povrca. Bilo koje meso moze biti koristeno, ali svinjetina je ovdje uvijek najradje koristena. Specifican ukus dolazi od dima sa vatre (drvo), koja penetrira meso i takodje od pecenih paprika. Za autentican dozivljaj, obrok je kuhan u glinenoj / kamenoj posudi. Bozanstveno!

Potrebno:
1-1,5 kg svinjetine (ostatke sa rostilja, ili posebno pecene za ovu priliku)
200 gr dimljene prosarene slanine, sjeckane
4-5 glavica crvenog luka, sjeckanog
2 K ulja (ili masti)
6-8 cena bijelog luka, cjeckanog
1 kg crvenih paprika (pecenih i oguljenih)
1 konzerva paradajza u soku (ili 4-6 sjeckanih svjezih)
Prah ljute paprike ili susena ljuta papricica, po ukusu
so i crni biber, po ukusu

Nacin:
Meso zasolite i ispecite na rostilju (vatra od drva daje najbolju aromu); ostavite vece komade, ili izrezite na kockice i nanizite (sa malo slanine) na drvene stapice. Paprike ispecite i ogulite. Isjeckajte i ostavite po strani.
Zagrijte ulje, proprzite luk i slaninu. Dodajte paprike, bijeli luk, paradajz i meso. Promijesajte, provjerite ukus. Poklopite i stavite u rernu na 160-180*C, oko 45+ minuta. Otklopite zadnjih 10 minuta, ako zelite bolje zapeceno po povrsini. Servirajte sa hljebom i zelenom salatom.


02 April 2014

5 Favourites / 5 Omiljenih....

I got involved into a lovely blogers' game "5 favourite dessert". Here is my selection!

Poziv za ovu igricu sam dobila od drage Ingrid sa bloga Prekratak dan. Dopala mi se; odlican nacin da se podsjetimo omiljenih recepata i postova. 

Na sljedeci krug izazova pozivam sljedece blogove:

Evo i mojih omiljenih:

'Lazy' Apple Pie

                   

       

Wiener Poppy Seed Cake


Classical Baked Cheese Cake (Donna Hay recipe)

Pear and Walnut Upside-down Flourless Cake



                                 

Evo i koda / imidza za igricu!













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