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|Namaste Nepalese Kitchen – Achar||by Jennifer Walsh-Rupakheti|
|Namaste Nepalese Kitchen – Khir||by Jennifer Walsh-Rupakheti|
|Namaste Nepalese Kitchen – Jaulo||by Jennifer Walsh-Rupakheti|
Achar – Nepalese Slaw
This tasty side dish is one of our favorites. Known as Achar or Pickle, it is often made during Festival time or for a special occasion and is served along side spiced meat dishes, vegetable curries and other festival food.
We make this dish often in our house and it is so versatile.
We call it Nepalese Slaw as the base ingredients are so similar to coleslaw.
We often serve it as a side with fish or with breads, cheese, olives as a mini picnic.
1/2 Whole Cucumber
3 Medium sized Carrots
1/2 Whole Cabbage
3 Medium sized Potatoes (cooked and cooled)
1/2 Whole Lemon
2 Tablespoons of Sesame seeds
Salt to taste
1 Tablespoon of Oil (we use Organic Cold-Pressed Rapeseed Oil)
Pinch – Mustard Seeds
1 Teaspoon Tumeric
1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
Green Chillies ( 1 or 2 depending on how hot you like it!) – Finely chopped
Finely slice the Carrots, Cucumber and Cabbage (like coleslaw).
Boil/Steam the Potatoes in their skins. Allow to cool and peel.
Dry fry/roast the Sesame seeds on a frying pan until they slightly brown (just a few seconds) and then grind with a mortar and pestle (this step is important as the roasted seeds give the Achar it’s distinct flavour)
Put all these ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Add salt to taste (about 1 teaspoon or so).
To make the spiced dressing:
Heat the oil in a small pot
Add the pinch of Mustard seeds and allow to cook for just a few seconds
Add the Tumeric and Garam Masala
Add the Green Chillies
Fry together quickly for 5-10 seconds then immediately pour over the vegetables
Mix/Squash all the ingredients together until well integrated
Add a little water if needed
Squeeze 1/2 Fresh whole Lemon over the Achar and mix in well.
Namaste And Enjoy!
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Pumpkin Cake with Essential Oil of Mandarin
(Standard and Vegan Versions)
200g Ground Almonds
230g Organic -and preferably unsweetened- apple sauce at room temperature (or 4 eggs for the non-Vegan version)
175g Organic Virgin Coconut oil
85g raw honey or same amount of Agave syrup (Vegan)
1tspn ground clove
1 1/2 tspn cinnamon
1 1/2 tspn allspice
2 level tbsp baking powder
3 drops Certified-Organic Red Mandarin Essential Oil
1. Cut the pumpkin into cubes and roast in a hot oven until cooked through. Allow to cool and sit for a few hours/overnight to allow the juices to separate. Discard the juices.
2. Melt and cool Organic virgin Coconut oil
3. If using eggs, whisk them til frothy and then add the 3 drops of Certified-Organic Red Mandarin oil
4. If using the apple sauce, whisk the honey into the coconut oil and then add the apple sauce to the mix. Add the 3 drops of Certified-Organic Red Mandarin oil
5. Add the spices and the baking powder to the ground almonds and mix through
6. Add the almond mix to the egg/apple sauce mixture stirring anti-clockwise as you go!
7. For the finale, add the pre-mashed pumpkin, gently mixing it in anti-clockwise
8. Pour the mixture into a lined loaf tin (you can divide into an individual muffin tin if you prefer but don’t forget to adjust the cooking time to about 25 minutes)
9. Place in to a pre-heated oven, gas 2/3, 160c for 40 minutes then cover with foil for the remainder 15mins or until cooked.
Test with a skewer, it should come out clean.
By Mayella Almazan from Yo Soy Gaia
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