Cucumber salad, kakroko achar

CUCUMBER SALAD (KAKROKO ACHAR)

Cucumber – 2 pieces medium sized, long julienne cut from mandolin or hand cut, or any cut 
desired. (Note: discard seeds part)
Dry red chili – 5 toasted, deseeded, and grinded
Dried orange peel – 1/2 tsp ground
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp toasted and grinded
Szechuan peppers – 1 tsp toasted and grinded
Dill leaves (saufko saag) – half bunch chopped
Sesame Oil – 1 tbsp
Lemon Juice – 2 tbsp
black and white sesame seeds – 1 tbsp, toasted
Salt – 3 tsp

Directions –

– All seeds must be toasted and grinded seperately, except sesame seeds
– mix all the ingredients in a separate bowl except cucumbers
– toss the mixture with the cucumbers
– while service, drizzle some chili oil

CHILI OIL-

Dry red chili – 5-7 pieces, coarsely grinded on grinder or hand chopped 
Sesame Oil – 2 tbsp
Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp

Directions –

– Mix all the ingredients together
– heat up mixture until hot only, turn the heat off immediately
– Leave the mixture in a room temperature for 24 hours
– Strain the oil and use it for several weeks

DRIED ORANGE PEEL –

METHOD 1, NATURAL
– Spread the orange peel on a clean surface out in the sun, until completely dries out in 1 – 2 days. Check and continue dehydrating if needed. 
METHOD 2, BY USING DEHYDRATOR 
– By using dehydrating machine, leave the machine turned on for at least 24 hours. Check and continue dehydrating if needed. 
METHOD 3, OVEN DEHYDRATING
– Spread the orange peel on a sheet pan, leave it in the oven overnight while the pilates are running. Check and continue dehydrating if needed.

Nepalese Style Meat And Cheese Platter

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  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

  • Yak cheese
  • Salami
  • Buffalo jerky (Nepalese dried meat)
  • Chinese pears or Asian pears (Naspati)
  • Honey Comb (mauriko chaka)
  • Cream crackers or cheese crackers
  • Grapes

Directions

  • Cut the cheese and meat in desired sizes, preferably bite size pieces.
  • Arrange all the ingredients on a wood board or a plate neatly.

 

NOTE: Above recipe is one of the non-cooking snack that can be prepared with desirable local cheese, cured and dried meat, fruits etc.

If due to unavailability of yak cheese, one could be replaced with any type desired cheeses. Sandwich cheeses like American, Cheddar, Swiss, Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, Provolone etc., are not generally recommended. Try using different kinds of cheese as soft, semi soft, and hard.

Walnuts, pecans, almonds, pistachio or any nuts can also be used to prepare a meat and cheese platter.

Any kind of crackers, bread, or biscuits can be served.

Honey comb can be replaced with honey, fruit jam, or fruit puree.

Meat and cheese platter are served as a beverage snack from a smaller plate to bigger serving trays. Various cutting techniques and arranging ingredients in a beautiful way may give an outstanding appearance and create a certain kind of atmosphere.

YUMMY!

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Pork Feet And Bean Stew

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 1 and half hour

Ingredients

  • Pork Feet 1 lb, washed and diced big
  • Black eyed beans 1/2 cup, washed and soaked in water overnight
  • Carrot ½ lb, peeled and diced big
  • Daikon Radish ½ lb, peeled and diced big
  • Onion Quarter pound chooped
  • Garlic 1 oz chopped fine
  • Ginger 1 oz chopped fine
  • Cilantro ½ bunch
  • Scallion ½ bunch
  • Tomatoes ½ lb roughly chopped
  • Cumin powder 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder 1 1/2 tsp
  • Canola oil 1 tbsp
  • salt ½ tbsp
  • black pepper ½ tsp
  • szechuan peppers ½ tsp
  • Water 2 liters

Directions

  • heat up a saucepan, put half teaspoon of oil
  • add pork feet, sear it off
  • add beans and vegetables, cook until their moisture dries out
  • add water leaving just ½ cup for sauce
  • bring it to boil
  • skim off the cloud, lower the heat to low
  • add cooked sauce, salt and peppers
  • garnish with scallion and cilantro

Directions for Sauce

  • heat up a saucepan, add ½ tbsp of oil
  • add onion, garlic and ginger, cook until brown
  • add tomatoes, water, turmeric, and cumin powder
  • turn down the heat to medium low, and cook the sauce for another 5 minutes while stirring

 

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