Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Vegetable Pakora Appetizers

I frequently order vegetable pakora appetizers when I dine in our local Indian restaurant.
As much as I enjoy them, I never thought of actually making them at home.

I recently visited Masala Vegan food blog where, Priya, the author shared an easy recipe for making pakoras. I thought I would give it a try!

 I do not have any experience cooking Indian food and was a little intimidated.
The recipe called for a lot more spices than I actually had on hand, but even with my adaptations using less spices, the pakoras tasted really good.

Most cultures, other than Americans, rely on a variety of spices that not only add flavor to their recipes but vitamins, antioxidants, and phytochemicals as well. It turns out that spices like cumin, turmeric, garlic, and red chili powder( all in these pakoras) are little powerhouses of nutrients.

Vegetable pakoras can be made using a variety of vegetables: potato, corn, shredded cabbage, spinach, peas etc. However, this recipe uses only cabbage.

It was so easy because I simply bought a bag of shredded cabbage for the recipe. I was pleased with the results.

This recipe is a home run for me because it is baked, not fried, gluten free, and vegan! Yahoo!!

You can find Priya's recipe for her pakoras on her site at Masala Vegan

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Wordless Wednesday - The Shook in Jerusalem

A few photos from my trip this past May to Israel, Spain, Portugal,
Tangiers Morocco
for Wordless Wednesday : The Shook In Jerusalem

The  Shook ( marketplace) in the old city of Jerusalem 

Merchandise at the shook 

Beautiful tiles 

Colorful scarves in the market place

Tea set 
Mosaic entrance in Portugal

A cave in Tangiers, Morocco 

Shared on Wordless Wednesday at Beth Fish Reads 
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