Hot Vegetable Recipes How-Tos

How To: Make Indian yogurt curry (punjabi kadhi )

Many regions in India have their own style of cooking kadhi, a yogurt based curry (or soup). Punjabi kadhi is easily recognizable because it has pakodas, fried dumplings made of chickpea flour. Punjabi Kadhi can be enjoyed with plain white rice or chapati. Try this tangy and delicious recipe for Punjabi Kadhi.

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: Pickle beetroot & store garlic

Jonathan Wallace demonstrates how to pickle beet root and store garlic. First, boil the beet root. Keep the root and about three to six centimeters of the stem on the beets during the boiling process. Next, create a spiced pickling vinegar by using 2 1/4 liters of vinegar, cinnamon powder, 12 cloves, two tablespoons of coriander seed, one tablespoon of mustard seed, four dried red chilies and two teaspoons of black peppercorn. Boil the ingredients together and then let it simmer for 15 minute...

How To: Cook a vegan vegetable napoleon

If your friends complain that the only vegan dish you can prepare for them is chips and salsa, then you have to watch this how-to video. In this cooking video lesson our two minute chefs show you how to make a vegan vegetable Napolean. This vegetable Napolean is supper easy to make. All the ingredients you need for this recipe are puff pastry, bell peppers and zucchini.

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 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: Make Asian vegetables with soy sauce gravy with Betty

Chinese food is delicious, but it isn't very healthy and can be quite expensive. In this video, Betty adds a Southern touch to a traditional Asian dish and makes vegetables with a soy sauce gravy. The veggies are good for you and filling, and the gravy gives them a nice, hearty texture. Enjoy this dish anytime, and if veggies aren't enough for you - toss in some chicken or seafood, or even noodles and create your own delicious meal!

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: Properly prepare & cook spaghetti squash

There are many ways to prepare spaghetti squash but this video takes your through a quick and easy method. First, pierce your squash with a fork and microwave it on a microwave-safe dish. Note that you should microwave the squash for an average of five minutes per pound. In this video, the cook is using a 3 pound squash so she microwaves her squash for 15 minutes. After it's done cooking, allow the squash to cool and cut it in half to remove the seeds. Now you are left with the squash flesh. ...

How To: Make Laotian stuffed bell pepper with Kai

Bell pepper can be cook in many ways: stuffed, grilled, steamed, deep fried. This Laotian bell pepper dish has a quick and easy recipe. You will need, ground pork, thread noodles, garlic powder, sugar, chili, MSG, fish sauce, green onion, egg, and bell peppers. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to prepare Laotian stuffed bell peppers from Thai chef Kai.

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 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: 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: Store roasted red peppers in olive oil

Roasted red peppers are easy to store with this recipe treat from Rita Heikenfeld. Rita shows you how to prepare, roast and store red peppers for up to a year in your freezer. These peppers are great for pizza or pasta with their sweet taste and great red color. Watch this how-to video to learn how.

How To: Dice onions and shallots

Learn how to dice any kind of onion or shallot. First cut the ends off of the onion, being sure to remove only a little bit of the root end. This is so the onion stays together when chopping. Make vertical cuts in the onion starting from the opposite end of the core. Then make horizontal cuts only cutting 3/4 of the way through. Then cut across to dice the onion.

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