Hot Vegetable Recipes How-Tos

How To: Grow tomato plants more effectively for massive yields

To anyone who has grown tomatoes, the vertical metal cages that they grow in are a familiar sight. This video is here to tell you why you should throw away all of your cages. No, it isn't telling you that tomatoes cause cancer or anything. What it does describe is a technique for growing tomatoes without cages by allowing them to grow laterally, which makes them very strong and will ultimately lead to massive yields for each plant. Forget everything you thought you knew about tomato growing, ...

How To: Prepare patty pan squashes

Don't be intimidated by the preparation of patty pan squashes. Patty pan squashes (sometimes called summer squash) look like miniature space ships, but are actually related to courgettes. This how to video tutorial will show you how to prepare patty pan squashes.

How To: Make Indian tindora vegetable

Tindora is a green vegetable which is popular in many parts of India and is known by many names (ivy gourd, kovakai, tondli, giloda…just to name a few). It resembles a watermelon but is only the size of your little pinky. Tindora can be cooked as a subzi all by itself or mixed with other vegetables like potato. Tindora are also used in many sambar recipes. When you’re running out of vegetables to cook, don’t pass up Tindora in the grocery aisle and try this simple, yet delicious subzi recipe.

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: Properly skewer vegetables for grilling

Vegetable kebabs are an easy and delicious way to grill your veggies. These tips will help you prepare and skewer the vegetables perfectly. Soak the bamboo skewers in water so they won't burn on the grill. It is best to put like vegetables on the same skewers and even better to double skewer them.

How To: Dice, mince and slice onions and shallots

Developing your knife skills are the true way to becoming a better cook, or chef, in the kitchen. And lesson 101 for developing those knife skills are dicing, slicing and mincing. In this video, chef Jason Hill shows you the techniques that he uses for dicing and slicing onions and mincing shallots.

How To: Make samosa chaat

Chef Sanjay Thumma from VahRehVah teaches how to make Samosa Chaat. Ingredients: 1 tbsp butter, 1 tsp. channa masala, 1 tsp. chat masala, 1 bunch coriander leaves, 1 tsp. coriander powder, 1 tsp. cumin powder, 2 tsps. green chutney, 1 onion chopped, 1 tsp. red chili powder, salt, 2 number samosa, sweet chutney, 1 tomato, diced water, 1 cup White Peas/Garbanzo. Boil White peas. Set aside. In a pan, add butter, peas, onions, and tomatoes. Cook till soft. Add salt, red chili, cumin, coriander, c...

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: 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: 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 cajun-style turnip greens

In this video, Beryl Stokes demonstrates the preparation of cajun-style turnip greens. The ingredients required for this recipe are diced bell peppers, 2 large diced turnip roots, smoked pork sausage, 2 bunches of turnip greens, diced onions, 2 chopped garlic and oil. The bell peppers, onion and garlic are sauteed for about 5 minutes in a large stock pot with 2 tablespoons of kennel oil. Vegetable stock and the turnip roots are added to the pot and boiled for about 15 minutes till the roots t...

How To: Blanch vegetables

In this tutorial, we learn how to blanch vegetables. This is great if you are going to be cooking with the vegetables or you want to freeze them to store and use later without them going bad. First, heat up some water in a pot large enough for your vegetables. Once this is boiling, add in your washed and clean veggies that have been cut up. Bring this to another boil and then drain from the water. After this, you can saute the vegetables with butter or you can store them in a bag and keep in ...

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: 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: Pickle jalapeno and Anaheim peppers at home

Pickled peppers are a great way to preserve your garden harvest. From spicy to sweet, this recipe will be a great treat on a cold winter day. Pickling jalapeño peppers, Anaheims, bell peppers really, any pepper is good for pickling. This how to video shows you an easy pickling recipe that requires very little time and won't keep you in the kitchen canning all day.

How To: Make raw marinated vegetables

The Raw Food Coach, Karen Knowler, shows us a very simple marinated vegetables recipe that makes a good alternative to salads or steamed vegetables. The raw vegetables used for this recipe are leeks, broccoli, zucchini (also known as courgette), and tomatoes. Suggestions for substitute vegetables, such as bell peppers and cauliflower, are also given. First we're shown us how to properly chop these vegetables and mix them together in a way that is pleasing to all the senses, including the eyes...

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 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...

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