My favorite vegan Thanksgiving recipes

Ready for Thanksgiving? Who is? But here, to smooth things a bit, are some of my favorite recipes, for breakfast, dinner, sides, and desserts. There are old favorites here, like my Mushroom Pot Pie...

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Broccoli Bonda | How to make Urad Dal Broccoli Vada

Broccoli Bonda or Urad Dal Broccoli Vada is a fantastic deep fried treat you can make and nobody would guess it has broccoli in it.

We made this for the Ganesh Chathutri Lunch and the fact was until I told them, nobody guessed it has broccoli in it. Since a deep fried is a must for the lunch, Amma decided she would make something new. For the pooja we anyways had Urad Dal Batter ground, so adding this broccoli was an easy breezy thing.

As I knew, my boys didn’t eat these, but Konda liked it and said it was very good. Even Hubby dear appreciated the taste saying it was way better than the regular one. Even after everything got over, I didn’t tell him what it had.

Anyway, this is one excellent way to sneak in veggies and that’s what is the theme for this month’s Kids Delight. Sending this to my Kid’s Delight event, guest hosted by Srividhya, themed on “Veggies Sneaked in”

Broccoli Bonda - Indian Thali

Broccoli Bonda 1

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Broccoli Bonda | How to make Urad Dal Broccoli Vada

Ingredients Needed:

1 cup Broccoli
1/2 cup Coriander Leaves
3 to 4 nos Green Chillies
1 cup Urad dal Batter
2 tbsp Rice Flour
10 no Almonds
10 no Cashewnuts
Salt to taste
Cooking Oil for Deep Frying

How to make Broccoli Bonda

Wash and soak the urad dal for about 4 hrs. Drain and grind the batter to a smooth batter by adding a little water as possible.
This can be done along with making idli batter.
Wash and trim the broccoli, take it in a mixer jar along with green chilies, coriander leaves.
Pulse it a couple of times to grind the ingredients.
Add this to the urad dal batter along with rice flour. Chop the nuts into pieces and add.
Combine everything well.
Heat a kadai with oil and when hot, add the batter as bondas into the hot oil.
Cook on all sides, drain on a kitchen towel.
Serve hot.

Broccoli Bonda

Broccoli Bonda | How to make Urad Dal Broccoli Vada
Broccoli Bonda or Urad Dal Broccoli Vada is a fantastic deep fried treat you can make and nobody would guess it has broccoli in it.
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash and soak the urad dal for about 4 hrs. Drain and grind the batter to a smooth batter by adding a little water as possible.
  2. This can be done along with making idli batter.
  3. Wash and trim the broccoli, take it in a mixer jar along with green chilies, coriander leaves.
  4. Pulse it a couple of times to grind the ingredients.
  5. Add this to the urad dal batter along with rice flour. Chop the nuts into pieces and add.
  6. Combine everything well.
  7. Heat a kadai with oil and when hot, add the batter as bondas into the hot oil.
  8. Cook on all sides, drain on a kitchen towel.
  9. Serve hot.

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Paal poli recipe

Paal poli recipe, a traditional South Indian sweet made during diwali, Tamil new year, Avani avittam & Krishnashtami. Deep fried pooris are soaked in reduced sweetened milk

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A Vegan Thanksgiving Stuffing everyone will love — even the kids!

The secret to my perfect Vegan Thanksgiving Stuffing is crunchy, crispy tater tots. This traditional holiday staple gets a fresh, new makeover in a recipe that’s as easy and fun to make as it...

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Rice Appe | South Indian Savory Snack

Rice Appe is the simplest and a quick savory snack from South India made with Rice and Urad Dal. Rice and Urad dal is washed and soaked overnight , then grind and ferment to make a savory batter. This batter can be used for making Dosai or Uttapam as well. Many variation can be done in this recipe making it even more fun and delectable. For example you can add finely chopped vegetables of your choice or even make stuffed appe. I usually place a small piece of cheese within the batter while making appe. This gives a gooey cheesy snack that pleases kids easily. Below mentioned is the ratio of Dal and Rice along with the method of making this delicious snack. If you have left over Idli/Dosa batter you can nicely use them for making Appe and serve it with any of your favorite chutney.

Crisp outside and spongy inside, Appe makes a great tiffin option for kids too considering the fact that it can be made with left over Idli/Dosa batter as well. Lets check out how to make simple Rice Appe.  Firstly wash and soak rice and urad dal in fresh water and leave over night or minimum 4 hours. Drain water and grind to make a fine batter. Do not add much water as the batter should be thick enough like we make for Dosa. Collect the batter in a large container and leave it for 5-6 hours to ferment. Make sure you use a large vessel because the batter will rise while fermentation. Mix the fermented batter with a ladle and add salt as needed. Heat an Appe pan and add add 1-2 drops of oil in each socket. Once the oil is piping hot, add 1tbsp of batter in each socket. Simmer the gas and close lid. After a couple of minutes, flip the Appe balls and again add 1-2 drops of oil in each socket so that the appes are nicely fried from the other side as well. Once the appe are nicely crisp from outside, collect them in a plate and prepare the next batch. Serve them hot with your favorite chutney.


Rice Appe | South Indian Savory Snack
Servings4 people
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash and soak rice and urad dal in fresh water and leave over night or minimum 4 hours.
  2. Drain water and grind to make a fine batter. Do not add much water as the batter should be thick enough like we make for Dosa.
  3. Collect the batter in a large container and leave it for 5-6 hours to ferment. Make sure you use a large vessel because the batter will rise while fermentation.
  4. Mix the fermented batter with a ladle and add salt as needed.
  5. Heat an Appe pan and add add 1-2 drops of oil in each socket.
  6. Once the oil is piping hot, add 1tbsp of batter in each socket. Simmer the gas and close lid.
  7. After a couple of minutes, flip the Appe balls and again add 1-2 drops of oil in each socket so that the appes are nicely fried from the other side as well.
  8. Once the appe are nicely crisp from outside, collect them in a plate and prepare the next batch.
  9. Serve them hot with your favorite chutney.
Recipe Notes

Few interesting variations made with Appe batter :

  • Add fine chopped or grated veggies to the batter to make vegetable Appe.
  • Mix coriander and mix paste to make flavorful Green Appe.
  • Paneer/Aloo/Cheese stuffed Appe
  • Add Spinach puree to make healthy Spinach Appe

I hope you liked this easy recipe and it's mentioned variations too. Let me know if your have  more fun ideas to make Appes. Best option shall be given a special mention in my next post. Do share your feedback with me in comments below. Untill then, keep cooking!

 

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