Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trailblazers, Chinese New Year & Avocado Egg Rolls

Just a plateful of healthy fats for the not-so-competitive Warriors vs Clippers game last night.  I had these divine ‘Avocado Egg Rolls’ 🥑 🥑 at BJ’s restaurant & Brewhouse a few weeks back and since then I’ve had this urge to make them at home. Although the restaurant served the deep fried version of these rolls, I made the baked version instead 😁😉 Also before I forget, ‘Happy Chinese New Year 2017’ – The Year of Rooster to all Chinese friends all over the world. Below is the recreated version of the recipe:

Ingredients:

4 medium, ripe avocados, diced
Juice of half a lemon
Approximately 3 oz fat-free cream cheese, softened
2 tsp onion powder
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
2 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
Dash of Sriracha
2 tbsp white sesame seeds
Salt to taste
12 Nasoya egg roll wrappers
Butter cooking spray

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and keep it aside. I followed the instructions written at the back of the Nasoya egg roll wrappers.
2. Place diced avocados in a medium bowl. Gently stir in lime juice and salt to taste.
3. In a separate bowl, stir in cream cheese, garlic, onion powder, cilantro, Sriracha, and salt until fully combined.
4. Lay an egg roll wrapper on a chopping board. Spread the cream cheese mixture at the center, avoiding the edges. Then, place 1-2 tablespoons of the avocado mixture over the cream cheese spread. Fold one point of the wrapper over the mixture and roll once. Fold in the two sides like a burrito to seal the sides. Use a bit of water to fold in and seal the tip. Place it on the baking sheet and repeat the step for the remaining wrappers and filling.
5. Spray the egg rolls lightly with cooking spray. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top. Bake and turn the egg roll for 10 minutes each side until golden brown.

Serve with your preferred sauce <3 <3

 

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Thanks for stopping by lovelies!

XOXO
Rinky


Bengali Aloo-Soya-Paneer Posto

Posto is Poppy Seeds in Bengali 🙂

Whipping up a few indigenous ingredients can make a lip-smacking Sunday lunch. Bengali Aloo-Soya-Paneer Posto. The traditional dish only has potatoes cooked in posto (poppy seeds) gravy, but I added some chunky cottage cheese #paneer and soya nuggets for a protein boost. In Bengali households, folks serve it with dull, rice and some pickle. But being a cheat day I was craving for piping hot pooris. So, I served it with Poori, Sindhi papad, and Carrot-mint raita.

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INGREDIENTS :  

Around 45-50 gms Poppy Seeds
3 small potatoes cut in cubes
1 1/2 cups cottage cheese chunks
2 cups soybean nuggets
2 tsp Nigella seeds (Kalo Jeera(in Bengali), Kalonji in Hindi or Wild Onion seeds in English) for tempering
1 tsp of turmeric powder
2 green chilies finely chopped
2 tbsp mustard oil
Salt to taste

Method:

1. Soak the poppy seeds in a cup of warm water for at 2-3 hours. Grind to a very smooth and fine paste and keep it aside.
2. In a wok, add oil, nigella seeds, chili and chopped potatoes. Now, add paneer and soya and stir it thoroughly.
3. Fry until cooked through. Add the poppy seeds paste, turmeric and some water so the posto paste doesn’t  dry up. Stir it making sure the posto covers every inch of the aloo, paneer and soy nuggets.
4. Serve it with hot pooris, and carrot-mint raita <3 <3

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Thanks for stopping by lovelies!

XOXO
Rinky