Another late entry, on the last minute. Yes I have lived up to my expectations and iam here with another entry on the last minute. But this ones special, its my first ever entry into Taste & Create, i really appreciate this event which pairs two bloggers browse each other's blog to cook up the recipe of their choice from the partner's blog. Thanks a ton Nicole of For The Love Of Food. for formulating such a wonderful event and taking all the pains to pair up people and manage the whole thing.
My partner is Jescel of Spice of Life (love her tagline, eat drink and be merry) from Pampanga, Philipines, yeah yeah, and when i visited her blog for the first time i got a bit frightened, that ok , this lady just bakes or cooks non vegetarian stuff :), if not that the few vegetarian stuffs that she has posted consists of half such ingredients which i guess i will not be able to find in india. But the next minute the thought that came to my mind was that ok, i might not get the right stuff, but think of her plight, poor lady might not even understand what have i written, my posts are mostly in hin-glish, and mostly indian, but such a lively gurl she is that we interected a number of times and she was all set to post the dum ka murgh zafrani, i wonder how she was not afraid of the name. You can find her post here. Thanks again nicole for partnering me with another great baker, otherwise i would have missed some yummilicious recipes, i browsedbrowsed and this is what i cooked from her blog. Thanks jescel, its been a fun trip through your blog. You know what i searched for a whole afternoon for wonton wrappers to try ur wontons but all in vain i just couldn't find them here in bangalore.
Spaghetti with Meatballs. Just that i made bean balls instead of the meatballs, but i promise jescel, the next time i am going to make the meatballs. The beanballs idea was from DK, from her Spaghetti with Bean balls , thanks DK, what a substitute for the veggie me.
My variations from Jescels and DKs recipes:
- I followed Jescels way for the sauce, the marinara sauce, well that was another thing not available in stored here so i prepared one myself, well i prepare something similar for my pasta, but never knew its called a marinara sauce. My learnt the recipe for marinara sauce from here. My variation, i added puree of one more tomato, and 2 tsps of chilli flakes to suit our palletes. I even added one tbsp of store bought Tify's Pasta Sauce to add that extra zing. And yeah 2-3 tbsps of white wine just zings it up completely. Hope Jescel is not after me for spoiling her recipe. I also added some cooked red kidney beans inspired by Jescels hubby , Jos's Spanish style rice.
- Now for the bean balls, i followed DKs recipe, i just added some grated carrot, finely chopped spinach and some paneer to the mixture, believe me it was one delight. I did not have italian bread crumbs, so what i did was added some oregano instead, dont know if u would believe me, but i had half of the breadcrumbs just like that. And i dipped the balls in this marinara sauce instead, and even had some of them just like that as in the picture.
I hope Jescel that i did justice to the recipe and i will not stop my search for the wonton wrappers, and the day i get them, i will prepare your Chocolate Ravioli Wontons coz iam one big fan of nutella.
And all those folks can die for droolworthy non veggie recipes and baking escapades, please please visit her, it will be worth every minute.
OK people, if some of you did not find the lively me in this post, accept my apologies for that, iam kind of caught with certain things for a few days and didn't have the time to add on my regular masalas :)