Archive for December 29, 2012

Yomari!

Yomari is a Newari dish made during yomari purnima.  It is a steamed rice bread stuffed with molasses, sesame seeds and coconut. This recipe makes about 10 to 12 yomaris.

Ingredients:
3 cups rice flour
1 and 1/2 cup hot water (as needed)
1/2 cup sesame seeds
3 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
3/4 cup molasses
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, combine the rice flour and 1 cup boiling water. Knead the dough until smooth and pliable.

2. Cover the dough with plastic wrap or a damp towel to keep it from drying out. Set it aside while you prepare the filling.

3. In order to make the filling, toast the sesame seeds until brown.

4. Grind the sesame seeds into a fine powder.

5. In a pan heat molasses, add coconut and sesame seed powder at medium temperature for 5 mins. 

6. Heat sauce on low heat and simmer 5 mins. Stir frequently, until the mixture thickens.

7. In order to make yomari shape, oil your hands and divide the dough into ten to twelve small pieces. Shape each piece into a cylindrical shape with a pointy end. 

8. Make an indentation using your index finger.

9. Make a larger pocket by pressing with your index finger as shown in the photo.

10. Add 2 tablespoons of molasses sauce in the pocket. 

11. Cover the pocket by gently pressing using your palms.

12. Cook yomari in a steamer for about 20 -25 minutes.

13. Serve warm and enjoy with coffee or tea!

Here is a video of how to make yomari shape.

 

 

Fold Over Omelet

Here is an easy recipe for a fold over omelet that I made for our Christmas day brunch. It was quite good. I used onion, rice, tomatoes and bacon for filling, but you could use any vegetables or muffins.

Ingredients:
2 large eggs (per omelet)
1 chopped onion
1 teaspoon garlic
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
2 sliced tomatoes
1 cup bacon pieces
1 cup cooked rice
Oil as needed
Salt to taste
Directions:

1. Fry bacon pieces in a pan without oil until crisp and brown. Set aside for a later use.

2. In the same pan, add chopped onions and curry powder. Cook for 2 mins at medium heat.

3. Add tomatoes and cook for another 5 mins.

4. Get all the ingredients ready to make an fold over omelet.

5. Beat two eggs and fry in the same pan.

6. Now, add bacon.

7. Add tomato and onion sauce.

8. Add rice.

9. Gently cover rice using one side of the omelet.

10. Cook both sides.

11. Enjoy when it is still warm!

 

Almond Flour Pancake

Allergic to gluten? Try almond flour pancake. This recipe makes about 5 pancakes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted melted butter
  • 2 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to cook
  • 4-5 tablespoons of blueberries (optional)

Directions:

1. Crack two eggs into a large bowl and beat them.

2. Add all dry ingredients and 2 tablespoons melted butter.

3. Add water and beat the batter until well mixed. Add blueberries.

4. Heat a non-stick pan and add 1/2 teaspoon oil and add enough batter to make a pancake.

5. Cook for a minute and flip to the other side.

6. Cook for another minute.

7. Cook again for another min or cook until browned.

8. Garnish with desired toppings and Serve warm!

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