French Toast Appé

Thought of rendering a little ‘desi’ twist to my critters’ favourite french toast.

Needless to say they polished it off without a wince or a whine 😆

Egg
Milk
Cinnamon powder
Vanilla extract
Jaggery
Salt, pinch
Bread roughly torn

Whisk the eggs with milk, cinnamon powder, jaggery, punch of salt and vanilla extract. Add the bread bits.


Fry off in an Appé pan with butter.

Have a great Monday!

Black bean noodles in turmeric coconut curry

I was lucky to get my hands on some lovely handmade noodles from Nutty Fresh (IG: nutty_fresh). The children love noodles and I thought of experimenting a little.

I found a great recipe which had easy alternatives to the missing ingredients, plus added a few of my own and lunch was a relaxed and delicious deal!

Ingredients:

  • Coconut milk
  • Cumin whole or powdered
  • Coriander powder
  • Ginger
  • Onion
  • Red chilly (dried or de seeded, fresh)
  • Garlic
  • Turmeric
  • Lemon zest
  • Lemon juice
  • Celery
  • Basil
  • lemongrass stalk with leaves
  • Jaggery
  • Salt to taste
  • Noodles
  • Veggies of choice: I’ve taken zucchini green and yellow, red pepper & Spring onion

Method:

  • Grind the Cumin (whole or powdered), Coriander powder, Ginger, Onion, Red chilly (dried or de seeded, fresh), Garlic, Turmeric with a tablespoon of coconut milk.
  • Set aside
  • In a wok / kadhai, add coconut oil and sauté finely chopped garlic and lightly sauté the veg.
  • Add the fresh paste you just made to the mix.
  • Add coconut milk and water (go easy on the water)
  • Bring to a boil until the veg is almost cooked
  • Add chopped fresh parsley, basil, lemon zest and spring onions. Cook for a minute more approx.
  • Add salt and jaggery to taste
  • Add the lime juice
  • Make noodles separately.
  • Serve the noodles and the curry in a bowl. Garnish with onion chives, chili flakes, dash more of lime if need be.
  • Serve the noodles dunked in the warm curry and toppings.

I am a very instinctive cook so I don’t really do measurements but here’s the link of the site where I got the recipe from.

How do you like your noodles?