COLACASSIA (ARBI) : FROM DRAB TO FAB

I have always treated Colacassia (Arbi) with the same amount of enthusiasm as kids do with broccoli or beans. For those who are wondering what Colacassia (Arbi) means, this will help. But I’ve found a way to make it more appetising. Here’s how you too can transform it from drab to fab in 4 steps!

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You’ll need : 250 gms Colacassia (Arbi), 2-3 tsps Rice Flour, Cooking Oil for deep frying,

2 cloves chopped Garlic, ½ tsp chopped Ginger, 1 medium chopped onion,

Dry Spices to taste (Salt, Black Pepper, Red Chilli powder, Black salt and Chaat masala),

3 tsp Coriander-Mint Chutney (Add Coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chillies, lemon juice, ginger and salt in a grinder and Blitz), 1 tsp lemon juice and finally Scallions for garnishing.

Step 1 : Boil Colacassia (Arbi) and peel off its skin. Its sticky and difficult to work with but it shall get better. Chop into long french-fry like pieces.

Step 2 : Dust chopped Colacassia (Arbi) with a generous amount of rice flour. This will reduce stickiness and ensure a crispy exterior later. Deep fry until golden brown.

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Step 3 : In a pan, add about a tbsp of oil and sauté garlic, ginger and onion until the onion is transparent. Add in the fried Colacassia (Arbi) and dry spices. Mix well.

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Step 4 : Mix in the Coriander-Mint chutney, lemon juice and scallions. Take off the heat and serve hot.

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GUEST POST : MINI CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE

This is the fourth Guest Post on the blog. Also read the first three – Maggi with a Twist ! , Cauliflower Fritters and Pizza in a Cup.

We asked Drizzling Delicacies to share a recipe with us and we got a no-bake, hassle-free dessert that is surprisingly light and gelatine-free! Without further ado, let’s get on with making Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes.

(Makes 2)

½ cup chocolate cookies (crumbled)

2 tsp butter (melted)

1 cup fresh cottage cheese

1 tsp hung curd

2 tbsp sugar (powdered)

2 tsp cocoa powder

Chocolate Sauce

1 ½ tsp butter

2 tsp cocoa powder

2 tsp sugar (powdered)

3 tsp water

Method

  • Line a muffin tray with 2 paper cups which will act as a base for the Cheesecake.
  • Add melted butter to the cookie crumble and mix well. Cover your paper cups with the mixture so that it takes the shape of a bowl and place it in the refrigerator.

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  • Add cottage cheese and hung curd in a mixer grinder. Give it a whiz to make a paste. Add fresh cream if required. Then mix in powdered sugar and cocoa powder.

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  • Take out the base from the refrigerator and with the help of a piping bag swirl the cheese mixture onto the base.
  • Top it up with chocolate sauce. (To make the Chocolate Sauce, combine all the ingredients in a non-stick pan and heat for about a minute. Then keep aside to cool) Keep in the refrigerator to chill.

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*Hungry for more? Find more recipes of Drizzling Delicacies here.