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BRUSSEL SPROUTS AND KAI LAN SALAD

 

Hello !!!!!!!!

Winters have set in most parts of the world.We all love to have warm food in this cold weather. I have been working late for last few months. So i settle for some warm salad that can be whipped in a jiffy. Today I am sharing a simple salad recipe with no fancy sauces or dressing. My boys love it have it like this.

This salad has the goodness of brussel sprouts, sunflower seeds and Kai Lan. Kai Lan or Gai Lan is a very popular Leafy vegetable .It is also known as Chinese  broccoli  or Chinese kale. It is a leaf vegetable featuring thick, flat, glossy blue-green leaves with thick stems, and flower heads similar to but much smaller than broccoli. The Brussels sprout has long been popular in Brussels, Belgium, and may have originated and gained its name there.Raw Brussels sprouts contain excellent levels of vitamin C and vitamin K, with more moderate amounts of B vitamins, such as folic acidand vitamin B6 , essential minerals and dietary fibre  also exist in lesser amounts.Sunflower seeds are the gift of the beautiful sunflower that has rays of petals emanating from its bright yellow, seed-studded center.It is a power house of Nutrition. You can have it raw or roasted.

Recipe for Brussel Sprouts and Kai Lan Salad:

Ingredients:

200 Gms Kai Lan Leaves

10 Brussel Sprouts

2 Tbsp Sunflower Seeds

1/4 Tsp Red Chilli Powder

Salt to Taste

1/4 Tsp  Coarse Pepper Powder

A generous Pinch of Amchur /Dry Mango Powder

8-10 Cheese Cubes

1 Tsp Olive oil

Method:

Wash Kail Lan leaves in running water. Blanch the leaves and keep it aside. Wash brussel sprouts and slice them into halves.In a wide bottom pan add olive oil. Roast the brussel sprouts until they turn slighlty golden brown. Add chilli powder, salt and Amchur. Mix well and roast for about 5-7 mins. Once done switch off the flame.

Place the blanched Kai Lan leaves on a plate. Then top it with roasted brussel sprouts. Sprinkle sunflower seeds, pepper powder. Garnish with Cheese cubes and enjoy this warm bowl of yummy salad.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Black Bean Enchiladas

An enchilada is a corn tortilla rolled around a filling and covered with some chilli sauce. Enchiladas can be filled with a variety of ingredients, including meat, cheese, beans, potatoes, vegetables etc. There are many varieties of Fillings and Sauce.We can get creative with our imagination to suit our Palate. Enchiladas originated in Mexico, where the practice of rolling tortillas around other food dates back to the ancient Civilization.Mexican Cuisine is so versatile with so many varieties ranging from  tacos burritos and fajitas to regional specialties.

Enchilada is one of the easiest and yummiest recipe. Today i am sharing with an easy and yummy recipe.

Our 66th #Foodiemonday  #Bloghop Theme is #Enchilada and my contribution is Black bean Enchiladas.

Recipe for Black Bean Enchiladas:

Ingredients :

4 Multigrain Tortillas

1 Cup Boiled Black Beans

1 Cup Fren Corn Kernels

1/2 Cup Red Bell Pepper chopped

1/2 Cup Yellow Bell Pepper chopped

220 ML Tomato Puree

1.5 Tsp Dynamite Chilli Sauce(Increase or decrease  as per your requirement)

Salt to taste

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

1/2 Tsp Pepper Powder

1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese

1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese

1/4 Cup Spring Onion Finely Chopped

Method:

Take a bowl and mix corn, boiled black bean, chopped bell peppers (red and yellow) ,Olive oil,pepper powder ,salt and cheese (use 1/4 th portion of both the cheese) half of the chopped spring onion and keep it aside.

In another bowl add Tomato Puree, Left over water from the boiled beans, dynamite chilli sauce and salt to taste and mix well.

Take a baking dish. Pour enough Enchilada sauce and coat the bottom of the baking dish

Heat a girdle and warm the tortillas.Place a tortilla on  a plate.Add the filling generously and roll the tortillas. Place the rolled tortillas in the baking dish. Repeat the process for the balance tortillas.Once all the rolled tortillas are placed in the baking dish, top it up with leftover filling if any, enchilada sauce and sprinkle balance cheese.

Preheat the oven at 180C for 10 mins. Place the Baking dish in the pre heated oven and bake for 20 mins. Once done sprinkle the chopped spring onions and serve.

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Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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