Busy cooking weekend for me, but forgot to take pics of most of it.
Yesterday I made 2 kinds of spiced snacking puris - regular and gluten free. My first time experimenting with GF anything. They tasted fine, but the texture was much harder than normal.
Today was a marathon, though it really didn’t feel like it.
Started with fried rice and garlic green beans for lunch.
Then a few rounds of dhokla (steamed rice cakes) for snacks and breakfast over the next few days (I soaked & ground rice & lentils last night to ferment them overnight, having realized we were out of ready batter and instant packets entirely).
Then another sojourn into GF land - flatbreads this time (thepla - well spiced and good on their own, or with a bit of yogurt or pickle). Xanthan gum arrived, so I made just a small amount of dough to test out the gum. Well, it was amazing - yesterday I had super soft dough that I could only press, not roll. Today - it was like regular dough, and the resulting flatbreads were soft and pliable. Kid recipient gave 2 thumbs up (and polished off all 6 that were produced).
Dinner was a disaster. We planned DIY sushi. After all the prep was done and one roll made, I tasted a piece… well, the rice was rancid. U.G.H. Regrouped and made quesadillas, opened a can of refried beans and doctored them, and used the prepped veg as sides. I was too exhausted to eat.
Here is my dinner several hours later:
And a gratuitous pic of sweet limes picked from the planters outside: