Friday, July 25, 2008

CHINESE STYLE POTATO STIR FRY for T&C and PEPPER TOMATO ROLLS for BBD

I have combined 2 posts in one because for the next 2 months even though i will be blogging, i am not sure if i will be posting frequently.The reason is simply because my parents are coming here this weekend and our reunion is after a gap of 3 1/2 yrs.So i am sure you all know how excited i am and so want to spend each and every minute with them.So before that i wanted to finish the post for the 2 events i wanted to participate - Taste and create hosted by nicole and Bread baking day - small breads hosted by aparna this month.





I was very very happy when i saw that i was paired with Rachel of Tangerine Kitchen for taste and create.I love her blog and enjoy seeing her daring bakers challenge posts,always well presented.I went through her recipe index, a good amount of times i must say and finally decided on trying out her Chinese style potato stir fry - Something i have never tried and seen before.I made some minor changes though.Instead of frying I baked the potatoes until golden brown.I used worchestershire sauce instead of soya sauce and also added diced onions and capsicum and a pinch of sugar to the dish.The result was simply delicious.We had it with some white rice.




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For BBD , an event originally started by Zorra , i baked some pepper tomato rolls.I came across this recipe from the book Tastes of home - The baking book which i borrowed from the library.The recipe's original name is Basil tomato rolls but since i used the Sweet pepper pasta sauce here i changed the name to Pepper tomato rolls.I have to say its one of the best rolls i have eaten and we enjoyed eating it for dinner last night - really light , soft and fluffy.




INGREDIENTS

Active dry yeast - 2 tsp
Unbleached flour - 3 1/2 cups
Warm water - 1 1/3 cups
sugar - 1 tbsp
salt - 1 tsp
olive oil - 2 tbsp

For Filling:-

Pasta sauce - use any store bought(i used sweet pepper sauce)
parmasan cheese to sprinkle on top

METHOD

In a small glass bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and let it rest for 10 mins.In a large bowl, sift flour,sugar and salt.Make a well in the center and pour the yeast water and oil in it.Using a wooden spoon mix in enough flour to make a smooth paste and then use the rest to form a soft dough.

Turn onto a floured surface,knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 mins.Place in a greased bowl ,turning onesto grease top.Cover and let it rise in a warm place until doubled in volume,about 1 hr.

Then punch the dough down,turn onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 9-12 pieces.Shape each piece into a ball and place them 3inch apart on a greased baking sheet.make an indentation in the center of each ball, add a tbsp of the filling.Sprinkle with parmasan cheese.Cover and let it rise in a warm place until doubled,about 30 mins.


Preheat oven to 375 deg F and abke for 25-30 mins or until golden brown.Let it cool on a wire rack.Serve warm.


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43 comments:

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

You've blown me away with ur post today, Ranji! the potato chilly fry looks awesome, esp with the sprinkle of sesame seeds on top!!

and the rolls...ohhhh!! they look absolutely delicious and fluffy!! great going girl!!

enjoy ur time with ur family!! but keep on posting! dont make us miss you! ;-) check my blog out on monday!!

Cham said...

I just saw JZ post, now u ve the similar theme! But who get tired of eating chinese food! Love the stir fry and the bun, I grab one :) They re yummy! Enjoy ur time with ur parents!

Suma Rajesh said...

enjoy ur time ranji....no words to express cing ur dish....awesome...u rock...thanks for passing the magic lamp..hugs to u.. :)

Sujatha said...

Good to see lots of chinese recipes this week! I am no exception, I just posted a indo-chinese recipe in my blog too :) Your potatoes look awesome! Enjoy your time with your parents!

Madhavi said...

WOW love chinese style potato fry, nice recipe and look mouthwatering. Tomato rolls are so cuteeeee, awesome entry Ranji !!!

Laavanya said...

I was drooling at the potato dish on rachel's website - love your version too, good idea to bake it. The bread looks fluffy and soft. Have fun with your parents.

Vanamala said...

fantastic recipe ranji..loved it

Divya Vikram said...

You must be dancing :-) eager to see your mom I guess..The rolls look too appealing with the pasta sauce on top..Have a great time gal.

sowmya said...

the rolls look superb..nowadays I am attracted towards this bread making..am going to make one soon!!!

notyet100 said...

ca understand how u must be feelin,u r meetin them after along time..enjoy have ablast...nd both the recipes looks great specillay the buns,.niceone for the event..:-)

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Thats a lovely post with awesome entries..Chinese potato fry looks yum yum.... Thats a family fav with us..

Rachel said...

Am glad you liked it! You went the healthier way by baking it....am trying ur version too..

the breads looks lovely as well

Have fun with your folks!!!

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Divya said...

Yummy rolls Ranji..after the cookie-spree next am gonna try out baking dinner rolls and buns..your roll is the one am gonna try!!great great post..!!

I know how exciting it will be for you meeting your parents after 3 years.Enjoy your time with them..!!Have lots of fun!!

And thanks for passing on the magic lamp to me!!!

dentacare.blogspot.com said...

nice recipes, thanks for sharing.

paresh said...

nice recipes, thanks for sharing.

Priyanka said...

The potato stir fry looks spicy and delicious- just the thing to tantalize your taste buds. Loved your paneer calzones-great idea.

Aparna said...

Those rolls look pretty good. With the sauce substitution, I guess you get a pasta + bread taste combination.
Thanks for participating.

Arundathi said...

those rolls look amazing ranji. lovely!

bhags said...

Stir fried food is my weekness...loved urs.

The bread rolls are lovely with those flavours

Suma Rajesh said...

An award for u, come and collect it :)

Dhivya said...

hey ranji

How r u?am back again...and those rolls look amazing

Nags said...

those potatoes look fantastic!! and the bread too :) really cool i chanced upon ur blog :)

Sia said...

ranji, both the recipes sound gr8. i am eyeing at those pepper-tomato rolls. u know u can send it to my WBB-summer feast too as it uses lovely summer veggies.

A_and_N said...

Beautiful post! Both the stir fry and the bread look fabulous :)

Kumudha said...

Wonderful recipes! Thanks for sharing so many recipes.

Madhavi said...

I have something for u, check my blog :))

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

looks like u r having tons of fun with ur parents!!

theres something for u on my blog!! :-)

Trupti said...

both recipes are wonderful Ranji

Happy Firendship Day !!

On this nice day I would like to invite you to join new Indian Blog Aggregator enewss.So join me enewss to spread our love of food.

Priti said...

What a post...peppar,tomato roll looking just yummy....potato stir fry looking gud too...
Enjoy your time with your parents...Happy reunion :)..

Vaidehi said...

Hi,
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Suma Rajesh said...

hey ranji...missing u ...i have something for u n my blog..u will really like it...collect it...hope ur spending time happily with ur parents..

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

girlie, hope u r having a blast! once again, theres something for u on my blog!!

Maya said...

Umm, yummy food here..Please check my blog, theres something for u..

ANJALI J. said...

there is a surprise waiting for u in my blog :)

Madhuram said...

Ranji, how are you doing? The rolls look awesome. Have a wonderful time with your parents.

Suma Rajesh said...

hello ranji....therez another small treat for u..plzz come soon and get it...v r all missing u:(

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Thank you for adding my blog to your blog roll, I will do the same :)

Margot

Suma Rajesh said...

ranji..hope ur fine dear..another surprise award for u ...collect it soon

Vij said...

hi ya
this is my first time here...u have a lovely space.
ohoho!! dishes r so yummy n tempting...loved the presentation.

I am pretty new to this blogging world..jus popped in to say my hi!

Happy blogging
Cheers

vandana rajesh said...

Hi Ranji...both recipes are awesome. Will try it soon finding it real hard to resist. Enjoy ur hols with parents.

pixen said...

Hi Ranji, I enjoyed reading your blog and also learning about your country and culture a lot.

I have an award waiting for in my blog.

Thank you for sharing the recipes. Keep up blogging!

pixen

Suma Rajesh said...

hey ranji...theres another new award for u..:)...ur showring with awards i guess...?