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Bánh giày (it can also be written as written as banh day or banh chung) is a Vietnamese traditional cake. Cake is a white, flat, and round glutinous rice cake. They are wrapped in cut pieces of banana leaves. They are usually served with a type of Vietnamese sausage. Cake can be fried to a thin crispy golden crust or be eaten with pork rolls. Another variation is called banh giay bean, where ground boiled mung bean (mung bean) - salted or sweetened - is stuffed inside. It is very similar to other Asian glutinous rice cakes like Japanese mochi, Korean tteok or Chinese lo mai chi. Do you want to hear the legend of the "Bánh giầy"? Emperor Hùng Vương had many sons. Some pursued literary careers. Others excelled in martial arts. The youngest prince named Lang Liêu, however, loved neither. Instead, he and his wife and their children chose the countryside where they farmed the land. One day, toward the end of the year, the emperor met with all his sons. He told them whoever brought him the most special and unusual food would be made the new emperor. Almost immediately, the princes left for their homes and started looking for the most delicious food to offer the emperor. Some went hunting in the forests and brought home birds and animals which they prepared into the most palatable dishes. Some others sailed out to the open sea, trying to catch fish, lobsters and other much loved sea food. Neither the rough sea nor the violent weather could stop them from looking for the best gifts to please the emperor. In his search, Lang Liêu went back to the countryside. He saw that the rice in his paddy fields was ripe and ready to be harvested, Walking by a glutinous rice field, he picked some golden grains on a long stalk. He brought them close to his nose and he could smell a delicate aroma. bồn tắm đứng His entires family then set out to harvest the rice, Lang Liêu himself ground the glutinous rice grains into fine flour. His wife mixed it with water into a soft paste. His children helped by building a fire and wrapping the cakes with leaves. In no time, they finished, and in front of them lay two kinds of cakes: one was round and the other was square in shape. The round cake was made with glutinous rice dough and was called bánh dầy by Lang Liêu. He named the square shaped cake bánh chưng which he made with rice, green beans wrapped in leaves. Everybody was extremely happy with the new kind of cakes. On the first day of Spring, the princes took the gifts of their labor and love to the emperor. One carried a delicious dish of steamed fish and mushrooms. Another brought with him a roasted peacock and some lobsters. All the food was beautifully cooked. When it was Lang Liêu's turn to present his gifts, he carried the bánh chưng and his wife carried the bánh dầy to the emperor. Seeing Lang Liêu's simple offerings, other princes sneered at them. But after tasting all the food brought to court by his sons, the emperor decided that the first prize should be awarded to Lang Liêu. The emperor then said that his youngest son's gifts were not only the purest, but also the most meaningful because Lang Liêu had used nothing except rice which was the basic foodstuff of the people to make them. The emperor gave up the throne and make Lang Liêu the new emperor. All the other princes bowed to show respect and congratulated the new emperor.
PANEER TIKKA RECIPE
Tikka basically means anything that is marinated and then baked, grilled or fried, and paneer tikka is a popular vegetarian tikka dish. This tasty homemade version is similar to the dish served in restaurants, but I would say it actually tastes better! The Indian spice powders, mixed with the yoghurt (curd), make a flavorful marinade that is soaked up by the porous paneer cubes. Grilling the skewers then produces a nice, slight crispiness on the paneer. For newbies to Indian food, tandoori style cooking is when marinated ingredients or Indian flatbreads, in this case, paneer cubes, have been threaded on a skewer and grilled in a tandoor, which is a cylindrical clay oven. This produces a subtle charcoal flavour and is a popular way of cooking in Indian restaurants. In this homemade version, we grill the paneer skewers in the oven, although you can even bake them. Most of the time, for tikka recipes, the yogurt-based marinade is made, which is unique to the tandoori style of grilling. This restaurant-style paneer tikka can be easily made at home. In this delicious recipe, paneer cubes are marinated in a spiced yoghurt-based marinade, arranged on skewers, and grilled or baked in the oven. This spicy snack is a dry dish, meaning it is not in a gravy sauce, but the paneer cubes themselves are juicy and succulent. Bell peppers (capsicum) and onions have been added to the skewers in this recipe. The veggies add flavour and nutrition, and you can add as many as you like. This vegetarian dish makes great appetisers or sides. INGREDIENTS Cottage Cheese-200g Hung curd: 2 tablespoons Ginger-garlic paste Kashmiri Mirch powder or paprika. Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur) Black salt salt 1 teaspoon chaat masala Dried Kasturi leaves Garam masala powder Lemon juice: half a lemon Green capsicum: 1 Onion- 1 Tomato: 1 Melted butter Coriander leaves, chopped 1 teaspoon of cumin powder 1 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur) PREPARATION This spicy snack is a dry dish, meaning it is not in a gravy sauce, but the paneer cubes themselves are juicy and succulent. Bell peppers (capsicum) and onions have been added to the skewers in this recipe. The veggies add flavour and nutrition and you can add as many as you like. This vegetarian dish makes great appetisers or sides. Crush 1.5 inches ginger and 6 to 7 small to medium sized garlic to a fine paste in a mortar-pestle. You will need 1 tablespoon of crushed ginger-garlic or 1 tablespoon of ready ginger-garlic paste. Slice 200 to 250 grams block or paneer into cubes or squares and keep aside. Best is to use The bestmade paneer. Put 200 grams of hung curd (greek yogurt) in a bowl. With a whisk, beat the curd lightly till smooth. Now add 1 tablespoon of ginger garlic paste or 1 tablespoon of crushed ginger garlic to the curd. Also, add all the dry spice powders. Below you see the following Indian spice powders in clockwise order: 2 teaspoons kashmiri red chilli powder ½ teaspoon turmeric powder Kasturi methi ½ teaspoon garam masala powder 1 teaspoon cumin powder 1 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur) 1 teaspoon chaat masala ½ teaspoon black pepper powder (optional) Kashmiri red chilli powder gives a nice red colour to the food but is not spicy and hot. Instead of Kashmiri red chilli powder, you can add 2 teaspoons of sweet paprika or ½ to 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Add ½ teaspoon black salt and regular salt as per taste. If you do not have black salt, then skip it. Add ½ tablespoon (1.5 teaspoons) of lemon juice. Next add 1 tablespoon of mustard oil. If you do not have mustard oil, then use a neutral-tasting oil. Mix very well. Check the taste and add more seasonings if required. Add the onions, capsicum and paneer to the marinade. Slowly and gently mix them with the marinade. Cover and keep the marinated paneer and veggies in the refrigerator for 2 hours or more. This is how they look after 2 hours. Assemble and Grill Paneer Tikka Begin to thread the veggies and paneer alternately on bamboo skewers. Before you begin to thread preheat the oven to 230 or 240 degrees Celsius or 464 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes. Use only the top heating element while preheating as well as grilling. Soak or rinse the bamboo skewers before threading. Place them on a tray lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Brush with some oil all over. Place the tray on the top rack and grill in the preheated oven for 7 to 10 minutes first at 230 to 240 degrees Celsius or 464 degrees Fahrenheit. Then remove the tray from the oven and turn the paneer tikka skewers. Again keep back on the top rack in the oven and continue to grill till the edges of the paneer and veggies are golden or slightly charred for about 3 to 5 minutes. Do not grill for a long time as the paneer becomes hard. Keep an eye on the temperature because it varies from oven to oven. You can reduce or increase the time as required. The total grilling time will be 15 to 20 minutes. Remove once done. Serve the paneer tikka sprinkled with some chaat masala and lemon juice. Also serve mint chutney, onion slices and lemon wedges as sides. Serving Suggestions Whether you have made paneer tikka in the oven or on the Tawa, it is always served with this bright Mint Chutney that is made with curd (yogurt). This chutney is the traditional sauce or dip that is served with all tandoori dishes. Onion slices and lemon wedges are also traditionally served with this appetizer dish or starter snack. They even go well as a side dish. You can even eat paneer tikka with roti, naan, or bread or make wraps or rolls with them filled with your favorite toppings and veggies. Expert Tips Barbecue: You can also cook the paneer tikka on the barbecue grill. Grilling in the oven: In the oven grill for 15 to 20 minutes at 230 or 240 degree celsius with only the top heating element on. Basically here we are broiling the dish. Marination Time: It is best to marinate the paneer cubes for 2 hours or more. You can also keep the marinated paneer overnight in the fridge. Since I made the paneer tikka for dinner, I marinated the paneer and veggies for 2 hours in the refrigerator. The longer it marinates, the better flavors get infused into the paneer and veggies. Vegetables: The veggies used can be of your choice. In the step-by-step photos, I have used onions and green bell pepper (capsicum). In the video, I used red, yellow, and green bell pepper with onions. You can use baby corn, mushrooms, cauliflower, tomatoes, broccoli, etc. For cauliflower blanch them before marinating. Adding Oil: While grilling or baking, the paneer cubes and veggies can become dry. Oil is added to the paneer and veggie mixture to prevent this from happening. The paneer cubes and veggies are also brushed with some oil to avoid them from becoming dry. Overcooking: Don’t overcook the paneer as they then become rubbery, dry, and hard. The paneer should be soft, well-cooked, and juicy. Marinade: The leftover marinade can be applied or brushed on the paneer tikka before grilling them. If you are making paneer tikka masala gravy, you can use the extra marinade in the gravy. Vegan Options: Use tofu, seitan, or tempeh in place of paneer. Use a vegan yogurt like almond or cashew yogurt in place of dairy yogurt. Did you make this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out for you! 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Home Vegetable Garden Ideas Review - Is Alec Deacon Pocket Farm Aquaponics Legit?
Are you interested in finding out the truth about the newly released Home Vegetable Garden Ideas Alec Deacon Pocket Farm Aquaponics and can it show anyone how they too can have their own high output farm that produces food quickly for them, even in the middle of a desert  war zone? This is the guide that will reveal to members everything on building their own aquaponics farm system that generates food for them on-demand. This is the exact same type of farm system that the people of Gaza used in an arid warzone that helped to ensure their survival through this weird and innovative technique. These farming techniques that will be taught by Alec Deacon are some of the hidden gemstones that he had to reach out to the international survival community and painstakingly learn from. Amazingly, this system works even if there is no money, water, space to grow food, fertile soils and time to do gardening either. The Alec Deacon Pocket Farm Aquaponics reveals methods that the people had used to feed their families even amidst falling mortars and missiles. If you agree that something that works so well during wartime can also be the perfect food source during an extended crisis, then you will definitely want to check out the Home Vegetable Garden Ideas Alec Deacon Pocket Farm Aquaponics... Full Home Vegetable Garden Ideas Review here! at https://scamorno.com/Pocket-Farm-Review-Guide/?id=vingle-homevegetablegardenideas
Must-Try Cakes At Dubai’s Best Cake Shops - GRANDBAKE
Cakes hold a sweet spot in all our special functions and this is why we thought of listing out the best cake shops in dubai and helping you choose one among these luxurious cakes. Treat your tummy and mind once in a while and see how happy that slice of cake could make you. Vanilla Buttercream Cake  The cake recipe includes covering the vanilla cake in butter, icing sugar, and caramel sauce. The soft texture and limited sweetness make this cake perfect for all occasions. The reverse creaming method, the rich content of butter, and a small content of oil make this cake moist. The price for 1kg is about 240-270 AED and this is one of the most ordered cakes from cafes and bakeries in Dubai. Sticky Date Cake This delicious cake includes date infused cake layers, honey frosting with caramel sauce, and caramelized walnuts. 250g pitted dates are commonly added in 1kg of the cake. This sauce can be made up to 2days in advance and can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. It costs around 180-200 AED per kg in many of the cake shops in Dubai. Chocolate Malteser Cake This is a velvety smooth chocolate cake with a soft layer of chocolate creamy icing which is covered with Maltesers. For a more thick layer the malteser can be pampered with some more buttercream and used to blend in as a fine topping for the cake. The price per kg is 200-220 AED and is one of the best available on the Dubai market today. You can also get them at the best cake shops that are located in Ajman with ease. It is moist, and fluffy with a rich cocoa flavor that is not too overpowering on the palate. Carrot Cake The main ingredients include flour, carrots, eggs, almonds & baking powder, however, these can change depending on the bakery. It is further enhanced with cheese cream and a walnut topping. It could cost anywhere between 210-240 AED per kg in the Dubai market. This cake is the main attraction in wedding celebrations and thanksgiving dinner functions. This premium rich variety of cake is available in the best cake shops in ajman and they are baked daily and packed in the most hygienic manner. Whipped Lemon & Raspberry Cake Not too sweet, not too sour, but definitely lip smacking. This cake has the perfect balance of tangy lemon curd and sweet raspberries. This demanding cake costs 190-220 AED in the market. It is usually baked one day ahead to allow it to set well. It is light and fluffy and commonly used in the spring seasons in Dubai which demands lemony desserts. Blueberry Cheese Cake This cake includes a silky smooth cheese layer topped with blueberry sauce and fresh blueberries. For the smooth spongy texture, some bakeries use gelatine mixed with cold water with blueberry filling. This cake is creamy and rich even though the filling is fluffy. So, which one cake flavor did you like? Let us know.