Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Chapati's (& Channa Masala)

I posted the Channa Masala recipe awhile back here: http://megsvegrecipes.blogspot.com/2005/07/channa-masala.html

Now here is the recipe for the Chapati's

2 cup all-purpose flour (or 1 cup whole wheat, 1 cup all-purpose)
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup hot water or as needed

In a large bowl, stir together the flour and salt. Stir in the olive oil and enough water to make a soft dough that is elastic but not sticky. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until it is smooth. Divide into 10 parts and roll each piece into a ball.

Heat a skillet over medium heat until hot, and grease lightly. On a lightly floured surface, use a floured rolling pin to roll out the balls of dough until very thin like a tortilla. When the pan starts smoking, put a chapati on it. Cook until the underside has brown spots, about 30 seconds, then flip and cook on the other side. Continue with remaining dough.

Strawberry Shortcake

This is a quick and easy recipe that I love and it's straight from the back of the Bisquick box (except I use soymilk instead of cow, of course).

4 cups of very ripe strawberries (1qt)
1/2 cup sugar

The berries should be very ripe and soft enough to squish easily. I just use clean hands to mush them up in a bowl, but you can use a masher if you'd like. Once they're the consistency of a thick syrup, stir in the sugar and set the bowl aside.

2 1/3 cups Bisquick
1/2 cup soymilk
3 Tbs sugar
3 Tbs earth balance butter, melted

Preheat the over to 425.

In a separate bowl, mix together the Bisquick, soymilk, sugar, and melted butter. Divide into six large spoonfuls on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minute, or until lightly browned and cooked through. Cut shortcakes in half and top with strawberries.