How To: Cook fresh pumpkin flowers

To cook pumpkin flowers you need some pumpkin flowers and some of the smaller more tender leaves from the pumpkin patch. First thing is to take off the little spiny things from the base of the flower. Then you want to pop the top of the flower off at base of the stem. Remember to save the stems, open up the flower gently and pluck out the thing in the middle. You want to pick off the spinets on the back of leaves, wash them rubbing them to soften the leaves up. Then you would take the stem an...

How To: Make Pakistani style lauki daal

This cookery video shows you how to prepare Pakistani style lauki daal. For this you'll need boiled channa daal as required, desiccated coconut, dried chili's, coriander seeds, onion, tomato, zeera, Curry leaves, peeled lauki, Salt and Oil. First add the chili and coriander leaves to a frying pan add the coconut at the end and take it out and let it cool. Add the zeera to a heated pan with oil followed by curry leaves, onions and tomato as instructed. Add salt mix and cover it up. Cut the lau...

How To: Prepare leeks for soups

Leek's are related to the onion family. They are sweet like onions when they are cooked, but unlike onions make your eyes water when you cut them, they have long straight white stalks with tough green leaves. Select white fresh stalks with bright looking green leaves, and avoid damage. To prepare the soup cut the stalk of the green leaf and reserve them to make stock and trim the surface of the base.Under running water cut the leek for two halves and wash thorughly between the layers. Slice t...

How To: Cook sautéed kale with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper

When you sauté kale, it tends to retain all of its nutritional value, whereas boiling and steaming kale will kill the vitamin-enriched goodness. So, this simple kale side dish should be in every cook's recipe box. Kale by itself has a rather bitter flavor, but when cooked in soup or even just briefly with garlic and oil, it's delicious. Harvard University's Martin Breslin shares a quick side dish that's good for you, goes with fish or meats, uses only one pan, and clean-up is a breeze. Best o...

How To: Cook your green beans so they keep their color

In this tutorial, we learn how to cook your green beans so they keep their color. The secret ingredient you can add to your boiling water while cooking your green beans is ice! This will help the green and yellow colors from appearing in your green beans! It will keep the color a beautiful green and not mix in any other colors. To start, put enough water to cover the green beans in a saute pan and then heat it up, put in the green beans and as you cook them add in ice cubes. When finished, ad...

How To: Cut up a cabbage

This video is a demonstration of the proper way to cut up a cabbage. Large vegetables like cabbage can be hard to cut up because they are so big and tend to move around on the cutting surface. The first thing to do is to create a flat surface, so make it safer to cut. Cut the whole cabbage in half holding the end of the core on top. Cut the core out of each half in a big V shape. Cut it in half again to make quarters. Take the cabbage apart so that you can flatten it out and cut thin slices f...

How To: Store ginger, garlic & green chili paste

Bhavna shows us how to store ginger, garlic and green chili paste. The demonstration is done with ginger. Cut the ginger into small pieces. Skin can be left on or if you prefer you can remove the skin. Put the pieces of ginger into the food processor and blend. After the ginger has blended, remove and put into a bowl. Add lots of salt for freezing. Fold the salt into the ginger. Place into plastic containers for freezing. The same process is done for garlic and green chilies. When you are rea...

How To: Make vegan gluten-free samosa

This recipe from Hippy Gourmet demonstrates how to make gluten-free samosas. He peels some boiled russet potatoes. He then crumbles the potatoes and adds thawed frozen peas, coriander, cayenne, and turmeric. He mashes it up with his hands. He removes the seeds from a pomegranate by putting it in a bowl of water and letting the seeds float to the bottom. He mixes in the seeds along with some salt into the potato mixture. To make the dough, he uses gluten free garbanzo flour mixed with baking p...

How To: Cook a south Indian asparagus curry

This is a cooking video on how to cook south Indian Asparagus Curry. The cook is a native Indian woman with a great deal of knowledge on how to cook authentic Indian food. She quickly and easily shows us how to cook the meal from start to finish. At the end of the video she gives the viewers suggestions on what might be the best way to serve the food. It could be eaten with on top of rice or eaten alone as a salad.

How To: Julienne cut vegetables

Julienne-cut vegetables is just a fancy way of saying very skinnily-cut vegetables. But chefs use the term to sound cool and professional (or at least we think so). Either way, when it comes down to food, presentation is definitely half the battle.

How To: Make Pakistani phalli (green beans) aaloo sabzi

How to make, Phalli Aaloo Sabzi, (or for English speakers, this translates to Green Beans), has instructions from beginning to the serving of this Pakistani vegetable dish. There are more than beans to this dish, including onion, tomato, garlic, and assorted other middle eastern spices. This is quite a spicy dish, as it includes ground red pepper as one of the seasonings. The ingredients are all cooked in one pan which makes it quite simple, and a novice cook should have no problems making th...

How To: Make mushroom cannelloni & goat cheese tarragon sauce

In this tutorial, we learn how to make mushroom cannelloni and goat cheese tarragon sauce. Ingredients are: 1 pack pasta sheets, 1 tbsp vegetable oil, 1.5 lb sliced fresh mushrooms, 1 diced red onion, 4 chopped garlic cloves, 1/4 c chopped tarragon, 1/2 c red wine, 1/2 c chopped and toasted walnuts, 1/4 c diced sun-dried tomatoes, 1 tbsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, 2 c (35%) cream, 1/2 c goat cheese, and 1 c grated mozzarella cheese. First, prepare your pasta in a separate pot. After this, heat oil i...

How To: Make cream cheese filled fried potato balls

Watch this video to learn how to prepare these sumptuous potato balls with cream cheese center perfect for vegetable lovers. 1. In a casserole, place chopped Serrano peppers and grated ginger. Add salt and garam Marsala. Then put chopped potatoes to boil. 2. Remove and drain potatoes when tender. Transfer to another casserole. Put in bread crumbs, Garbanzo flour, ground brown Coriander then mash everything. Transfer to a pan to spread to cool. 3. Get your yogurt cream cheese. Place some at th...

How To: Make Italian style stuffed artichokes

This video will show you how to make Italian Stuffed Artichokes. Follow these directions to stuff an artichoke in the classic Italian way: In a large bowl add Parmesan cheese to Italian Style breadcrumbs and chopped garlic. Mix well. Gently open up the leaves of a washed and trimmed artichoke. Drizzle with olive oil. Open up the petals and spoon the stuffing inside each petal. Put the artichokes into a steaming basket and steam for 30-40 minutes. Drizzle with melted butter and Parmesan cheese.

How To: Make crispy cassava chips

These are way better than normal potato chips, big chunky cassava chips is one of the simplest recipes you can do with the cassava root. This is a delicious and simple to make Brazilian Cuisine recipe. Cassavacan be used as a replacement for potatoes, into the dough of several kinds of bread, it makes great moist cakes other desserts. And the fresh cassava is only the start. A lot of Brazilian recipes also used the dried roast cassava flour. Cassava is one of the only plants cultivated by Bra...

How To: Clean and used dried chiles

In this video from Gourmet Magazine, Ian Knauer shows us how to clean and use dried chilies. Chile de arbol is the spiciest. To make a great hot sauce, boil about 40 of these with the seeds in and blend with some garlic and water. Next is the chipotle chili. You can often find these in a can but they are more potent when fresh. The larger the chili, the less heat it contains. An ancho is like a poblano. A guajillo is often paired with an ancho in a recipe or an adobo sauce because they comple...

How To: Make hash browns with tomatoes

Nicko demonstrates how to make hash browns using tomatoes. The ingredients used are potatoes, grape tomatoes, spinach, salt, pepper, and vegetable oil. The potatoes first must be grated while the spinach and tomatoes seasoned with salt and pepper are combined and fried so they are wilted down. The excess moisture in the grated potatoes must be squeezed out in order to allow them to be easily fried. A flat, palm-sized lump of hash browns must be put into the oil to help seal them together unti...

How To: Make Pakistani-style crispy fried bhindi (okra)

In certain regions, the vegetable okra is known as “lady finger,” and is a common Pakistani dish. This video tutorial shows how to make crispy fried okra, also known as bhindi. Deep fry the diced onions and greens until the onions turn brown. Soak up the excess oil with a paper towel and sprinkle on the salt and Shan Chaat Masala. Squeeze on lemon juice to reach the desired taste.

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