Showing posts with label Edible flowers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Edible flowers. Show all posts

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Mixed Chinese Violet (Telosma Cordata夜来香) Omelette

My family loves eggs and I used to use eggs in many different dishes.  If you want to have a look at how I cook eggs in different ways, do click at the EGGS LABEL and give one or 2 of these recipes a try.  Chinese Violet Omelette is also one of our favourite omelettes.  To know more about this Chinese Violet, I have the info posted under the Chinese Violet Omelette post.
Besides omelette, dessert with Chinese Violet is very refreshing.  Here's one  Healthy Chinese Violet Jelly, in case you are interested.

Mixed Chinese Violet Omelette is another omelette but with additional ingredients.  Hope you like it.

Ingredients :
- a handful of Chinese Violet (washed and drained)
- 5 eggs (beaten with a dash of salt)
- some shredded carrots
- 1 fish cake (sliced)
Seasonings : (to taste)
- soy sauce
- Chinese cooking wine
Method :
1)  Heat oil in a pan.  Stir fry shredded carrots and sliced fish cake for a while.
2)  Push aside and pour beaten egg into the pan.  Let it set, stir and add Chinese Violet.
3)  Stir and mix well all the ingredients.
4)  Turn off the heat and drizzle some soy sauce and Chinese cooking wine to taste.
5)  Dish out and serve with porridge, steamed rice or toasted bread.
This is so simple and easy to prepare.
Have it with toasted bread too :)

I am submitting this to the Little Thumbs Up "Egg" event organized by Bake for Happy Kidsmy little favourite DIY and hosted by Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out. 

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Monday, 24 June 2013

Telosma Cordata Eucheuma Jelly - The Picnic Game 2013 (1)

I get to know Louise when she commented in my Hot and Spicy Chicken  and Homemade Chili Paste  posts.  Out of curiosity, I visited her blog,  Months of Edible Celebrations and she invited me to play Picnic Game 2013.  This is my first time participating in this Picnic Game.  The rule of the game is each participant is to choose an alphabet and to prepare a dish starting with the chosen alphabet.  Well, I chose the letter T and I am bringing Telosma Cordata Eucheuma Jelly as it's a very healthy dessert. 

Telosma Cordate or Chinese Violet has many benefits which I had mentioned it in my Chinese Violet Omelette post. Besides that, Euchema or Sea Bird's Nest (a type of seaweed) has many benefits too.  I will do another posting on the benefits of Eucheuma soon as I do not want those picnickers to get bored with my grandma's stories!

Well, so I am going on a picnic organised by Louise and other lovely picnickers who have been invited by our sweet lady Louise.  To know more about the game, do please visit her Picnic Game 2013's rules.
I'm going on a picnic and I'm bringing ....
A - Aloo Gobi
B - Blueberry-Cucumber Salsa
C - Crispy Curry Fried Chicken 

E - Eton Mess
M - Ma'moul
Ingredients : (to taste)
- 300gm of soaked Eucheuma (dried Eucheuma has to be rinsed and washed 5 to 6 times.  Then soaked for at least 5 hours.  After that, rinse again for 3 to 4 times.  Then drained)
- a handful of Telosma Cordata (washed and drained)
- some Chinese wolfberries (washed and drained)
- some honeychomb sugar
- 1.5 liter water
Method :
1)  Boil Eucheuma and honeycomb sugar in a pot of water until dissolved. 
2)  Keep stirring.  It takes about 30 to 40 minutes to fully dissolved the seaweed.
3)  Add the Chinese Wolfberries into it and let it cook for another 10 minutes over low heat.  Keep stirring.
4)  Then, add Telosma Cordata into the mixture.
5)  Stir and mix well.  Turn off the heat and let it stand for another 5 minutes.
6)  Transfer the mixture into Jelly moulds or containers.
7)When cold, chill it in the refrigerator overnight.  
8)  Remove it from the mould.
9)  Serve chilled.
It's so refreshing and yummy!
Healthy and Nutritious too :)
Isn't this a very healthy dessert for picnic?
Do give this a try and you will not regret.  Enjoy!

I'm linking this post to September 2013 Cooking With Herbs Blog Challenge hosted by Lavender and Lovage.

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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Chinese Violet (Telosma cordata 夜来香) Omelette (Meatless Recipe)

Chinese Violet, Yea Lai Xiang (夜来香) or Telosma Cordata is grown in many parts of tropical Asia not just for its alluring fragrance but also for culinary purposes as well!  Please click for more info on this Chinese Violet.
I first came to know about this edible flowers when a good friend of mine bought it for me from Ipoh.  She asked me to cook it with egg soup.  Since then, I am hooked to this flowers and I have cooked it in different ways.  I am trying to grow this fantastic plant on my own as I can't find the flowers in KL. 

For a start, here's a Chinese Violet fried with eggs.  There are more varieties of dishes using Chinese Violets in store for you!

Ingredients :
  - half bowl of fresh Chinese Violet (take the flowers only, washed)
- 6 eggs (beaten with salt)
- 1 big onion (finely sliced)
- salt (to taste)
- soy sauce(to taste)
- oil
Method :
1)  Heat oil in a wok.  
2)  Stir fry onions until aromatic.  
3)  Then, add the beaten egg to make an omelette.  Fry both sides of the omelette until fragrant.
4)  Add the fresh Chinese Violets.  Stir and mix well with the omelette.
5)  Turn off the heat and drizzle the soy sauce and give it a quick stir.
6)  Dish up and serve.
This is a very delicious and healthy dish.  Try this if you can get hold of the flowers :)

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