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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Blog Cooking Challenge - Week 1 Vegan Richa!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:04 pm 
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Chickpea flour pancakes doused in hot sauce http://www.veganricha.com/2013/05/chick ... -with.html

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Holy shiitake these were good. So fluffy and egg-y. I can see why the chickpea flour would be so good in an omelet now. It's crazy hot here this week and I don't know if I'll be cooking much more til it cools down, but I'm very glad I tried this one.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Blog Cooking Challenge - Week 1 Vegan Richa!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:58 pm 
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I made the chickpea flour omelet tonight. http://www.veganricha.com/2012/08/chick ... inach.html

I used regular flour instead of oat flour because I didn't have any oat flour. I loved this! My hubby said it was the best iteration of chickpea flour pancake type thingies I have ever made. Though two weeks ago I made the chickpea flour omelet with cauliflower and mushrooms, and I loved that one too.

I also made the cauliflower in makhani sauce. I used the suggestion at the end to cut the cauliflower into bite sized pieces and cook it in the sauce stove top. It just seemed easier to serve, and it was a regular weeknight meal for us, so easy was more important than flair of presentation. It was so delicious! Oh my goodness. I cannot wait to eat it again.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Blog Cooking Challenge - Week 1 Vegan Richa!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:48 am 
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I've been overseas so I'm getting a late start, but I do have a couple of things to share!

Before we left I made the savji tempeh.

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This was a huge hit! I wasn't super excited about it when I tasted the 'sauce' straight from the blender, but it somehow became magically delicious in the pot. And I loved that it used a few things I have in my pantry that don't get used that often (like black cardamom).

Tonight I also made the toor daal mentioned earlier.

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I've been disappointed with a lot of daal recipes that I've tried at home, but this one was so simple and so great. Perfect for a low effort dinner since I'm on crutches with a knee injury at the moment and didn't want to spend ages standing up and making something fussy. I added a teaspoon of tamarind puree, and added the crispy coriander bits at the end for texture and it was the perfect, easy comfort food!

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Blog Cooking Challenge - Week 1 Vegan Richa!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:42 am 
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I have only managed 2 recipes and those 2 were really basic but funds are low and I've been working with what I have in!

1. I made the BBQ tempeh to have on my pizza. I'm quite new at tempeh so this was a simple way to try it differently. I really liked this and it was great for pizza.

2. I made the chickpea flour omelette! Popular choice it seems. I've never had much success with gram flour 'egg' recipes but although this ended up as a pile of omelette on the plate rather than a beautiful folded one it tasted really good. I liked it enough to add it to my lunch rotation and hopefully with more practice I'll get it to look better!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Blog Cooking Challenge - Week 1 Vegan Richa!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:39 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Blog Cooking Challenge - Week 1 Vegan Richa!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:56 am 
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I have Lentil Biriyani in the slow cooker for tonight! So excited! It took just a few mins to throw the ingredients into the pot.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Blog Cooking Challenge - Week 1 Vegan Richa!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:55 pm 
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Here is my omelette porn!

Zucchini, tofu, onion, carrot and cilantro
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Leela enjoying her omelette with a side of coconut yogurt:
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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Blog Cooking Challenge - Week 1 Vegan Richa!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:50 pm 
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Okay, that was the easiest yummy biriyani ever! 5 minutes and then slowcooker all the way.

This was Leela's bowl with a bit of coconut yogurt
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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Blog Cooking Challenge - Week 1 Vegan Richa!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:58 pm 
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I'd hit that. Minus the yogurt.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Blog Cooking Challenge - Week 1 Vegan Richa!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:15 am 
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Tofulish, how did you adjust to make it in the slow cooker? After a quick glance I just see stovetop and rice cooker directions, but I'd rather break out the crockpot.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Blog Cooking Challenge - Week 1 Vegan Richa!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:45 am 
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That omelette looks omnomnom. Is that the low cal/high protein chickpea flour omelette? I've been meaning to try it...

I planned to do this and then got behind, but I still have all the ingredients for garam masala chickpeas, barbeque tempeh pizza, and chili roast tempeh, so hopefully I'll be posting here with pictures soon....

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Blog Cooking Challenge - Week 1 Vegan Richa!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:59 am 
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I did the recipe unchanged and sadly didn't time it but just checked the slowcooker for doneness (prob 4 hrs on high?)

It was so perfect. I have read that you need to add an extra half cup of water when converting stove top to slow cooker (I think from Vegan Indian), but that has made things a bit too liquid for me.

I love the slow cooker - best $5 ever spent :)

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Blog Cooking Challenge - Week 1 Vegan Richa!
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It is the chickpea flour omelette! For 4 omelettes you get about 20g of protein for 400 calories. You can definitely bulk them out a lot with veg as well or up the protein by tossing in tofu cubed like I did. Its such a great way to get rid of any odds and ends in the crisper as well.

I make them on a griddle because they are easier to flip - I once made them perfectly in a regular pan, but that is because I stuck to the cooking times, which is hard to do when its hot in the house. The griddle is a lot more forgiving.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Blog Cooking Challenge - Week 1 Vegan Richa!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:34 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Blog Cooking Challenge - Week 1 Vegan Richa!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:11 pm 
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We made the mung bean and black-eyed pea dal, and the toor dal (tadka style) and both were great! I'm still planning to try the chickpea flour omelette soon, but there just wasn't time last week.

And I would like to report that both dals were a hit with the 8 month old baby.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Blog Cooking Challenge - Week 1 Vegan Richa!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:40 pm 
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I made the Lentil Bryani last week (sp?) and I thought it was just ok. It needed some more KICK!

I know that week 1 is over, but I am making the Toor dal this week, with the aloo gobi to go with it. I love toor dal, looking forward to it!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Blog Cooking Challenge - Week 1 Vegan Richa!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:54 pm 
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Last night I completed the week by making the Gobi Musallam and the Mom's Black eyed pea curry. The black eyed pea curry was alright, but nothing special. I've made better. It was tasty though.

The cauliflower dish was wonderful, and satisfied my boyfriend's creamy/fatty food needs (he's been vegan for about 2 weeks now after years of vegetarian yay!). weve been trying to make plenty of stuff like that so he sticks with it and is happy as a vegan. I think the texture would have been better if I did the whole cauliflower route. I chopped it because I thought it seemed unnecessarily difficult and time consuming to leave it whole, but the bits kind of turned into the sauce more than I would have liked, so I think if I make it again, which I probably will, I will leave it whole. Probably dosen't take any longer anyway if you blanch it like the recipe says. I think I will be adding this to my indian food rotation selection, since I like to make that type of food but get stuck in a rut of palak chole, lentil sambar, and spinach things.

I'll see if I can post pics, but I haven't done it before, so lets see how this goes. Anyways, the cauliflower was kind of gross looking, but that is probably a testament to how great it tasted, since most mushes look bad and taste wonderful.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Blog Cooking Challenge - Week 1 Vegan Richa!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:35 pm 
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I know, I am a little behind, but I made a couple of her recipes last night

Adraki Gobi aloo (cauliflower potato stirfried with ginger)
http://www.veganricha.com/2009/11/adrak ... otato.html
Toor Daal with Bay Leaf and crisp Cilantro(Pigeon Pea soup)
http://www.veganricha.com/2012/04/toor- ... crisp.html

Both were good. I have a favorite Toor Dal recipe from a cookbook already, but this one was very nice. Used my pressure cooker, but there was too much liquid in it, should have used about 25% less water. But I like my dal to be on the thick side anyways. It definitely needed more spices though. I added some lemon and more cilantro at teh end and I think that helped.

The cauliflower/potato dish was really really good, and quite easy and fast to make. My partner really liked it!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Blog Cooking Challenge - Week 1 Vegan Richa!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:22 pm 
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I made the Lentil Biryani and the Chickpea Flour Omelette last week, but forgot to post until now. Both were good, but neither one blew me away, honestly. I'd made the chickpea omelette again, but cut waaaay back on the salt. The Lentil Biryani, as someone upthread mentioned, needed a little added oomph or something. I want to try more of her recipes, though. There are so many that look good!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Blog Cooking Challenge - Week 1 Vegan Richa!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:56 pm 
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I have been doing this but not posting except on my blog, so I'm catching up here finally. I did...

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Cranberry Oatmeal cookies http://www.veganricha.com/2012/02/cranb ... tmeal.html

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Potatoes with Whole Spices http://www.veganricha.com/2011/10/potat ... vegan.html

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Tempeh Fritter Things http://www.veganricha.com/2011/10/tempe ... vegan.html

The cookies and tempeh were amazing. The potatoes way too spicy, but I stirred in some blended cashews to the leftovers and it made it much more to my taste.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Blog Cooking Challenge - Week 1 Vegan Richa!
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:44 am 
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Oh Wow!! How in the world did I miss this! Probably because of my move and stuff.
Thank you Tofulish for the challenge.. And Thank you everyone, all of you for trying out the recipess! I am so humbled. This truly made my day today stumbling upon this thread:) And awesome feedback for future recipes too!

Thank you all once again. :) <3<3

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