The Jugalbandits need no introduction in the blogging world. They dare to be different in every aspect , give their best shot in everything they do and most of all wonderful human beings. Their blog is a repository of knowledge . Recipes with clear cut instructions , alternate methods and what not to do in most cases. Sometimes when I visit their blog , I can hear bee giving me instructions step by step and clearing my doubts if any before I ask. Same goes with their photography essays. Do read them , it will definitely bring a change in your style of photography , they brought a change in mine.
Bri’s fundraiser proved how much goodwill they had amongst us fans and wellwishers ( I think most of us have surpassed the reader stage). In our eyes they are a classic example of ” Thinking out of the box” couple as K says and iconic to many of us fledglings. The more said , the less . So when the time came to choose a recipe for MBP- Less is more , naturally I turned to their data bank by default.
Sliced lotus root + Salt+ Oil +lemon juice + Garlic Powder = Baked Lotus Roots
Many a times , in order to present/modify a recipe I tend to add more stuff, to make it look more appealing , taste better and sometimes show off my culinary skills by naming the complex ingredients I use . Nupur’s theme this month was something of a reality check to my style of cooking which I left it somewhere down the lane and this recipe proves it to be right , yet again. I made two batches of it , but the time I put the second batch in the oven , I finished the first batch . They were so tasty. The only change I made to the recipe was to add my Mum’s Koora Kharam which is nothing but a medley of Chilli Powder and garlic powder which she sprinkles on a potato fry or okra fry.
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For the first time I was able to get fresh lotus root in the asian market , It was my lucky day since I was eying this recipe for about a year . I didnt want to use canned or frozen and hence the patient wait. It paid off tremendously.
Ingredients : ( Makes 2 batches)
2 6-8 inch lotus roots
3 tablespoons of oil
3 teaspoons of khoora kharam ( equal quantities of chili and garlic powder)
Salt to taste
Water and lemon juice for soaking the lotus root
Peel and slice the lotus root using a mandolin or knife into 1/8 inch strips
Soak them in water with lemon juice , I did it for about 5-7 minutes
Remove , pat dry and microwave by skewering them and place them on a microwave container and microwaving it on high for 2 minutes, alternatively one can do it by throwing them into boiling water for abt 4 minutes.
In a baking sheet , Bee says UNLINED , add the oil, lotus root , chili , garlic powder and salt and toss gently , As she says each sheet will exactly fit in about 25 -30 discs.
Bake in a preheated oven of 450 F for about 20 minutes , by flipping them once in between. Serve hot if they last until the time you remove and place them in the platter. Mine didnt
Thank you lovely ladies for hosting this wonderful event and thanks dear Bee for sharing with us , such a lovely recipe.