Monday, December 22, 2014
MY CHRISTMAS GIFT
Being a Food & Travel writer it’s my constant endeavour to keep my weight in check, so when I received a Kenstar Oxyfryer as my Christmas gift in the first week of December itself; needless to add I was super thrilled.Mainly because I had heard that it fries food evenly devoid of any oil whilst retaining most of the nutrients. I mean who doesn’t like fried food…sans the oil; yes the Oxyfryer does what it says and further ensures that your cholesterol levels are in check. What I love most about this Oxyfryer is that its food basket has a great capacity (read 3 litres), so it makes it easier even if you have called a few friends over for dinner. There are a few things that fry in just a few minutes, but there are quite a few things for example ‘Paneer Tikka’ which takes a bit too long…but then I guess if you want it completely oil free you got to be patient.
Read on this recipe that I tried from the recipe book of Kenstar's OxyFryer that comes along with the product. The product is available exclusively at Flipkart
VEG SPRING ROLLS
Cooking Time: 10 - 12 min
Temperature: 200°C (The temperature setting which ranges from 80°C to 200°C, enables you to set the ideal temperature required for different food items.)
Maida: 1 cup (100g); olive oil: 1 tbsp; salt: ¼ tsp; Warm water - as required to make soft dough.
Olive oil: 1 tbsp; onion: 1 shredded; garlic-finely chopped: 2-3nos; ginger-garlic paste: ½ tsp; carrot-juliennes: ½ cup; cabbage-shredded: 1 cup; capsicum-shredded: ½; pepper: ¼ tsp; green chillies-deseeded and finely chopped: 1-2; soya sauce: 1-2 Tsp; salt to taste.
Maida dissolved in 2-3 tbsp water: 2 tbsp
HOW TO COOK
Step 1- For wrappers
Mix Maida, salt and oil together. Add warm water gradually and make smooth & elastic dough. Dip a cloth in water and squeeze well. Cover the dough with this moist cloth and keep it aside for half an hour. Divide the dough into 4-5 equal parts. Roll out each part using a little dry flour if needed, into a big thin chapatti. Heat a griddle/tawa. Place a rolled chapatti on the tawa. Cook lightly on one side for about a minute and then turn. Reduce heat and cook the other side also for 15-20 seconds till light brown specs appear. Remove from heat. Keep warm tortillas wrapped in a cloth napkin or foil.
Note: Do not overcook wrappers, otherwise they do not remain soft and will not roll well. Always wrap in a thick cloth napkin or in foil to keep them soft.
Step 2- For filling
Heat the pan with 1 tbsp olive oil. Add finely chopped garlic. Sauté for 30 seconds. Add sliced onions and stir till soft. Add green chillies and ginger-garlic paste. Stir and cook for 1 minute till onions becomes shiny. Add carrot, cook for 1-2 minutes. Add cabbage. Stir for 1-2 minutes. Add capsicum and stir for 1 minute. Add soya sauce, salt and pepper and toss it well. Transfer the filling in a plate and allow it to cool.
Take one wrapper and place some filling on one side. Fold the wrapper and seal the edges with Maida paste. Brush the rolls with milk. Repeat with all other rolls and keep in a tray covered for 5-10 minutes.
Preheat Oxy Fryer for 5 minutes at 200°C. Arrange spring rolls in fry basket and close it properly. Keep the Oxy Fryer at 200°C for 10-12 minutes. Cut into pieces and serve hot with sauce.