Fig Sooji Halwa

Fig season is almost ending. Got few figs y’day and a new idea. We make Halwa with sooji and ppl make pineapple or mango flavored. So why not fig? Also sooji absorbs so much liquid so fig with so much water I can just add it all and use up figs. Recipe is very simple.

  • Heat ghee or unsalted bitter
  • Roast sooji in it.
  • Make a purée of fresh figs.
  • Add it to roasted sooji and keep stirring . It will become dry in no time.
  • You can use 1 part sooji to 2 part fresh figs purée.
  • If needed add some sugar.
  • Garnish with cardamom powder and some nuts.
  • Halwa came out well.
  • Enjoy !

Stuffed Figs

First you need fresh figs (and don’t show up at my door 😀)

    Stuff the fig with goat cheese.
    Top it with some finely chopped walnut.
    Bake in oven for few minutes until heated through.
    Pour some honey over it.
    Important step: Make sure they are warm and not so hot . Have patience before you pop that fig in your mouth. Yeah .. speaking from experience. Or you will burn your mouth.
    Enjoy!

Fig Goat Cheese Sandwich

Figs with goat cheese is a very good combo. Made fig jam with home grown figs. I just chop figs and add clove , cinnamon , little lemon juice , pinch of salt and boil the mixture until it looks little dry.

May be it’s not jam but I like it this way and no extra sugar . Natural flavor of fig with hint of cinnamon and clove .

To make sandwich , spread fig jam, goat cheese and put some arugula.

Toast it . Simple yummy sandwich.

Use a good bread .

Enjoy!

Oat Salsa Pancake

Never heard of oat salsa pancake ? Same here until today. What a find ! It tasted really good . I am making it again .

Here’s how it happened: First I got hungry early morning and then wanted to eat something made of oatmeal and hot but not sweet meaning spicy.

Few options came to mind and then thought I will make pancake with veggies , spices.

  • Grind Some oatmeal and added some chickpea flour. Add water and make batter.
  • Add veggies of your choice . I looked into fridge and found green onion, green pepper , cilantro.
  • Add salt, cumin seeds.
  • Now I checked fridge again for tomato and found some left Over salsa from y’day’s Mexican restaurant pick up. Voila, let’s just add that instead of tomato.

Pancake came out so tasty that I myself was surprised . If you don’t have salsa just add tomato, onion etc.

Be creative. God is creative!

Enjoy!

Swiss chard with Eggplant

Swiss chard is so easy to grow. You cut leaves and it keeps growing back. 1st picture is of today’s harvest and 2nd picture is how it turned into dish.

Chard with eggplant is odd combination and you won’t see much but it taste good. I made using Indian spices. You can just make a side dish with it too.

  • Use olive oil and sauté some chopped /crushed garlic.
  • Add chopped eggplant , chard.
  • Use your Indian spices or just add salt.
  • Once cooked add some chopped tomato.
  • Cook tomato for a minute and that’s it.
  • You can also add some cashews for crunch.
  • Takes hardly 5 minutes to cook.
  • Enjoy!