Hot Vegetable Recipes How-Tos

How To: Cook Czech potato pancakes (bramborák)

Bramborak is a very tasty traditional Czech dish. Follow along with this cooking how to video to learn how to make potato pancakes. Check potato pancakes are more commonly known as bramborak. Watch these two Czech boys as they show you how to prepare it. The ingredients you need for potato pancakes are: potatoes, egg, milk, garlic, rosemary, pepper, salt, salmon, flour, and oil.

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: 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: Make roasted beets at home with olive oil, salt and pepper

Roasted beets just aren't the same without their skins, so make sure you follow this recipe for roasting beets, which are easy to make at home. Lynne Viera simply roasts local red and yellow beets with olive oil, salt and pepper. The sugars in these vibrant root vegetables concentrate during roasting, yielding a perfect, nutritional addition to any appetizers, salads or sides.

How To: Make Korean apple kimchi

Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish that is as tasty as it is spicy. This video tutorial demonstrates how to make apple kimchi in your own kitchen. Follow the provided guidelines or add a few delicious changes to suit your taste.

How To: Make Pakistani onion or eggplant pakora (fritters)

Instructions on how to make onion or eggplant pakora. Ingredients are 3 tablespoons of ground flour, a quarter teaspoon of salt, a quarter teaspoon of chili powder. For the batter take red chilli powder, salt, and water to ground flour. Mix together well until at a medium thickness. Slice eggplant in medium to thick circular slices. Then dip the eggplant into the batter. In a pan add oil until hot. Then add the eggplant with batter until eggplants are golden brown.

How To: Make scalloped potatoes with onions and green peppers

This video shows you how to prepare Scalloped Potatoes with Onions and Green Peppers. For this recipe you will need the following ingredients: 4-5 potatoes sliced thinly, one whole onion sliced thinly, half green pepper (chopped), flour, salt, olive oil spray, pepper, Parmesan cheese, 2 cups medium cheddar cheese, ¼ cup of butter, and 4 cups of cream of mushroom soup.

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 Indo Chinese szechuan green beans

Chef's Anuja and Hetal from Show Me the Curry! teach you how to make an amazing green bean dish called Szechuan Green Beans. Carefully add beans to a medium sized pan filled with the oil contents. Make sure green beans are coated with oil and cook until for 20 minutes until soft. Use a small pan and lightly toast the sesame seeds. Place beans on plate. Place the rest of the ingredients: soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and chili sauce in sauce pan to cook. Replace the beans in pan and allow to coat...

How To: Make a Nepalese vegetable momo with sesame chutney

A delicious vegetarian recipe from Nepal! You will need: 16 ounces finely chopped cabbage, 4 ounces shredded cheese, 1 ounce black pepper, 2 ounces soy sauce, whole spinach leaves, 1/4 cup grated carrot, 5 spice blend, turmeric powder, vegetable oil and momo wrappers. For the sesame chutney, you will need: 2 medium tomatoes, 3 chili peppers, 1 ounce sauteed sesame seeds, 1-2 ginger slices, 10 chopped cloves of garlic, lemon juice, vegetable oil and salt. Make a Nepalese vegetable momo with se...

How To: Makes wilted greens and veggies

In this video we learn how to make wilted greens and veggies. First, heat up some olive oil in a hot iron pan. Then, add in some chopped onions and saute them with some chopped garlic. From here, chop up tomatoes into cubes and then add them into the pan. Next, chop up some spinach and add that into the skillet. From here, add in mini greens that are left whole and a couple leafs of romaine lettuce as well. Add any kind of greens that you would like for this combo. Now, place the top on the i...

How To: Roast peppers on the burner of a gas stove

In this tutorial, we learn how to roast peppers on the burner of a gas stove. All you need to do this is a gas range and a pepper. First turn your gas range onto high, then set your paper right in the middle of the burner. As the pepper starts to char, it will infuse the flavor into the entire pepper. Keep the pepper on the heat until it is black on the side, then you can use it to add into different recipes! After once side is black, make sure you use tongs to turn it on different sides, so ...

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 Indian food: Mooli (raddish)

This video describes how easy to make a pure vegetarian Indian food called Mooli. For this, take 2 bunches of red radish cleaned and washed. The other ingredients are 2 garlic pieces, about 5 green chillies, 2 big tomatoes, 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Then put the pressure cooker on the stove with a little bit of water in it and put the steamer in the pressure cooker. Put the radish, tomatoes, green chillies to the steamer and then cook them for 8 minutes. Remembe...

How To: Remove the fuzzy center of a fresh artichoke

See a quick and easy presentation on how to remove the fuzzy center of a freshly cooked artichoke. After you have cooked the artichoke, spread the petals of the artichoke to show the center petals. Take hold of the center petals with your fingers and then twist this to remove the choke. Take a spoon and scoop out the fuzzy center. You can use the middle of the cooked artichoke to serve a meal and the artichoke will add another dimension of flavor.

How To: Make spicy Indian papdi chaat

Chef Sanjay Thumma teaches the secrets of making spicy Indian papdi chaat in simple steps. Place the papdi on a plate and start by adding tamarind chutney on top. Now add chopped boiled potatoes and some mint chutney to its top. Add some chopped onion, tomato and cucumber on its top. Add some sweet yogurt to it and hot sauce if you wish to add it. Now add chili powder, cumin powder and sev to it. Repeat it with sweet yogurt, tamarind chutney and hot sauce to finish it. Now for the other type ...

How To: Make Indian dahi bhalla

Sanjay Thumma teaches the secrets of making Indian dahi bhalla. An excellent summary is given below. First to make the batter soak black grams for 5 hours and grind them well. Now add some cumin seeds and salt to it and mix it with wet hands to make the batter light. Take some batter place a cashew and raisin roll and fry it in hot oil, take them out and let it to cool. After cooling soak them in warm water with some salt for 2 minutes. After soaking squeeze them and transfer it to a plate. P...

How To: Bake or roast an artichoke in the oven

OceanMistFarms, teaches you how to bake or roast an artichoke in the oven. Baking an artichoke is as easy as baking a potato in foil. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spread open the petals of each rinsed and trimmed artichoke. Between the petals add olive oil, vinegar and sea salt. Stuff mince garlic between the petals. Double wrap the artichoke in heavy duty foil. Place the artichoke in the oven and leave it there for an hour. If it's a large artichoke you should leave it a little longer, a...

How To: Make Indian moong dal pakoda (green gram fritter)

Chef Sanjay Thumma teaches the secrets of making Indian moon dal pakoda (green gram fritter) in simple steps. To start take some green grams that are split with their skin on and soak for 30 minutes. Add them to a blender, blend it for a minute and transfer it to a bowl. Add cumin seeds, chopped onions, ginger, curry leaves, coriander, spring onions and green chili with a pinch of salt and mix them all nicely. Now heat oil in a vessel. Make small balls with the mixture and fry them in the oil...

How To: Make oatmeal raisin asparagus cookies

Jolene Sugarbaker of The Trailer Park Cooking Show has a crazy new recipe that she wants to share with everyone. It's called oatmeal raisin asparagus cookies. Sounds interesting? Jolene insists that they are delicious. Learn how to make these oatmeal raisin asparagus cookies by watching this episode. These cookies are filled with essential vitamins and nutrients that you can't get from just any cookie. Your guests will never be the wiser that these cookies even contain asparagus in them. Alth...

How To: Make Pakistani moong ki fry daal

In the video, the narrator went over how to make a dish called Moong ki fry daal. The first thing she did was go over all of the ingredients that would go into the dish. After she went over the ingredients, she combined the first ones needed into a pan with boiling water. After this was well mixed, she added all of the other ingredients slowly. Eventually all of her ingredients went into the pan, and the narrator had a tasty meal. By watching this video, a person would be benefited with knowi...

How To: Make a Pakistani-style samosa

This cooking video is of a Pakistani recipe showing you how to make a Pakistani style samosa. You will need a boiled potato, onion, coriander, red chili powder, zeera, salt, lemon juice, oil, four and onion seeds. (Amounts mentioned on video). Make the dough by adding the flour, oil and the herbs into a bowl and mix thoroughly as shown. Add water to get the right consistency. Mash the potato and add the remaining ingredients for the filling. Mix well. Make the samosa sheet using a piece of do...

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