Lentil Sambusas —

You guys know I love featuring ethnic cuisines in Ankitha Gadag Recipes. Anything with spice, flavor and speaks to cultural influences in the ingredients is a good candidate for an Ankitha Gadag recipe! Sambusas are generally crispier less oily version of samosas which are absolutely delicious. I like to think they are the healthy version 🙂 Check this recipe out, I am salivating!

0000 OUR MINI ETHIOPIAN FEAST We didn’t forget that we promised to post a couple recipes from our non traditional feast that took place last Thursday, more specifically, our crispy lentil sambusa recipe. I think you’re really going to like this one. If you haven’t caught on already, I’m a swooner for all handheld appetizers. They…

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Ankitha Gadag’s Baked Whole Snapper Recipe!

A great week night recipe when you are running low on energy and time. Another Ankitha Gadag original recipe!!

Fellow Bloggers & Readers,

First off, I, Ankitha Gadag owe you all an apology. I cannot believe it’s been over 14 days since I have posted a recipe to Ankitha Gadag recipes! This is not the Ankitha Gadag treatment I would like to uphold for my readers.

That said, boy do I have a treat waiting for you guys. Before we get into that, let me update you guys on what has been keeping me busy these last few weeks.

ART

Yes, my passion. I decided a few weeks ago that I was going to take the plunge and give my artwork the fair shot of being visible to the masses. That was really my only goal. I had no idea HOW or WHAT I was going to do to make this happen, but I took it step by step.  Started by researching a few shows nearby, and submitted my work to one that looked easy enough to apply to… and VOILA! Ankitha Gadag is a featured artist at the upcoming Pancakes & Booze art show.  That was the single catalyst that has gotten the ball rolling on all the work I have been procrastinating for… since forever.  (Just to give y’all a sneak preview, here’s one of the pieces I’ll be showcasing 🙂 )

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If you want to see the rest of the work, check out my Etsy page here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnkithaGadagCreation

Any who, back to why were all here: FOOD!! Today’s recipe was a little challenging for me, but if y’all know me you know me, you know I love a challenge! I love fresh fish, and I wanted to try cooking a whole fish, but I requested that the butcher take out the eyes. He looked at me perplexed, but did it anyways. I didn’t want to have the added anxiety of eyes staring up at me while I was garnishing the fish’s interior.

I used a beautiful red snapper, I highly recommend you request the butcher to de-scale and de-bone the fish!

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Notice: No eyes

Here is what you will need:

  • Fish of your choice ( I used a red snapper)
  • compound butter (I used a garlic herb butter)
  • 2 clove garlic
  • lemon pepper seasoning
  • lemon
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • basil

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Method:

  1.  Melt the butter and add the seasoning and garlic into the butter.
  2.  Cover the cleaned finish with the butter seasoning mix. Make sure to dress the cavities of the fish thoroughly
  3. Top with the lemon slices and basil

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Cover and bake for 15-20 mins & enjoy!

 

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How easy is that?? Literally 20 mins and great for a late weeknight meal. Pairs wonderfully with a simple cucumber avocado salad or fresh greens!

 

Let me know how you guys like it!

Thanks for reading!!

Ankitha Gadag

Guacamole Steamed Eggs — Pleasant Peasant Cuisine

I wanted to feature this on Ankitha Gadag recipes because I think this recipe trumps it  in terms of creativity. What a cool concept to create a mouse like concoction with your breakfast eggs! What do you guys think?

I have prepared eggs many different ways, but was only just recently introduced to steamed eggs. The eggs are blended with twice the volume of liquid, strained and cooked in a steamer. The result is a very light silky smooth custard. Learning of this technique opened up a whole new culinary playground for me. The […]

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Ankitha’s Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Easy tomatillo salsa with less than 5 ingredients!

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Tomatillo salsa has an extremely unique taste in my opinion. The green tomato adds a tartness to the mix that can be a little hard to handle if its not blended with the right spices. It needs balancing flavors to take the bite out of it. Originally, I had planned for this recipe with an addition of roasted spicy hatch peppers. I had never heard of hatch peppers before coming to Texas, but they are a BIG deal in the Southwest. There are entire festivals dedicated these roasting events and you can find hatch flavored anything at the grocery stores. Salsas, cornbread, biscuits,cheese, bread, etc. It only made sense that I hop on the bandwagon and incorporate them into a recipe. Unfortunate for me, my hatch peppers sat in the fridge way too long, and um, expired… so we will be omitting that today from the recipe. But, feel free to incorporate them if you are able to get your hands on some hatch peppers! Instead I used a regular tomato to balance the tartness of the tomatillo.

What you need:

  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2-3 Tomatillos (green tomatoes)
  • 1 -2 serrano peppers (depending on your spice preference)
  • handful of cilantro
  • 1 red tomato

Method:

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  1. Start by setting your oven to broil, and laying all your ingredients in a tray to broil. Leave skin on everything
  2. Drizzle with olive oil, sea salt and black pepper
  3. Roast until veggies are blistered

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  1. Now, dispose of the blistered skin, and blend all the veggies in a blender.

ENJOY!

Ankitha Gadag original recipe- Easy Curried Tofu Scramble

An easy recipe for a Sunday brunch recipe that’s all vegan!

As you may have picked up by now, I, Ankitha Gadag, am NOT a vegetarian or vegan or any variation of that. Ankitha Gadag is and will always be, a  (proud) Carnivore. No offense to anyone who is Vegetarian/Vegan/Other, but I am still primitive in the sense that my hunter-gatherer ancestors and I had one thing in common – our love for MEAT!!!!

That said, this recipe will blow you away. It’s dairy free, vegan, vegetarian, etc and it still tastes delicious. I had to get creative when cooking brunch for a vegetarian friend (FYI, brunch options get REALLY limited when you can’t use eggs…).

Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy it. It’s relatively easy to make and  needs few ingredients!

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of firm tofu, drained and pressed
  • 3/4 can of coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp of ginger
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ red bell pepper
  • 4 white mushrooms
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • Lemon zest
  • Paprika
  • 1 serrano pepper

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Method:

  1. Saute onions, garlic, ginger and sliced serrano pepper in some olive oil to let out the flavors
  2. Add in the bell peppers and mushrooms and let it cook till soft
  3. Add in tofu and coconut milk
  4. Add in your spices
  5. That’s it! Scoop up some and serve hot.

 

 

 

Creamy Gnocchi Soup with Spinach – Warm, Creamy Goodness!!!

Recipes on Ankitha Gadag are healthy! Ankitha Gadag’s recipes is proud to present a favorite fall time treat from Ankitha Gadag.

Absolutely love that this creaminess is achieved….all while keeping it healthy. Great weeknight recipe, check it out guys!

I just love gnocchi!! They are wonderful, fluffy little pillows of potato-ey goodness! Now you add some veggies and a generous amount of creamy sauce and you have a tasty, comforting soup that will…

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Cold Cucumber Soup w/ Zucchini!

Welcome to Ankitha Gadag recipes. I am your “host” Ankitha Gadag. Ankitha is the recipe curator behind all of the original recipes found here on Ankitha Gadag’s Recipes. 

Here is a cool spin (get it… cool? cucumbers? …nvm) on a recipe I posted a while back on Ankitha Gadag Recipes for a chilled avocado & cucumber soup. This recipe is great, because it’s dairy free for all my vegan friends and still has the same great flavor of cucumbers.

Check it out on the blog below!

Since the girls started school, it feels like a whirlwind of nonstop activity! It seems as though I am even more time challenged than ever before. I want to post this recipe, however, before the winter really sets in and no one can even think about making a cold soup. There is always the possibility […]

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Oil-Free Arugula salad with Mandarin oranges

A healthy easy week night dinner salad with oil-free dressing!

Welcome to Ankitha Gadag recipes. I am your “host” Ankitha Gadag. Ankitha is the recipe curator behind all of the original recipes found here on Ankitha Gadag’s Recipes. 

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This light and refreshing salad is fantastic when paired with a nice fresh piece of salmon. Most people feel the need to pair a vinegar with an oil. What’s great about this salad is that it’s able to achieve great flavor & texture through champagne vinegar with no added oil! Have you guys tried champagne vinegar yet? I am new to this phenomenon but a definite fan 🙂

To get started, you will need:

  • 1 mandarin orange

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  • 1/4th cup crushed walnutsankitha-gadag-walnuts
  • 1 cup arugula salad
  • 1/4 th cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  • drizzle of champagne vinegar
  • handful of raisins
  • S & P to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and serve!  Easy Peezy!

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Hope you guys enjoy this delicious salad. Let me know how it tastes!

-Ankitha

Homemade Coconut Milk From Fresh Coconut

A lot of my dishes on Ankitha Gadag’s Recipes feature coconut milk. I have always bought canned coconut milk from the store which essentially presents two problems.

1) I don’t like anything out of a can. The idea of the remnants of tin/metal in my food is enough to give your girl nightmares.

2) Preservatives/Artificial ingredients. Avoid them as much as possible!!

Here is a great recipe for making your own coconut milk! Who knew it was so easy 🙂

Coconut milk is one of my favorite ingredients. I usually buy coconut milk cans in bulk and use it in everything from smoothies, desserts to savory recipes like curry or soups. Even though I use it…

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Fresh Roasted Coffee Returns To Key West

Ankitha Gadag is a Fan of great coffee and the brewing methods that help bring out the flavors of the best coffee beans. Hey, if you’re going to invest in well sourced, great roasted coffee… why not perfect the brewing methods as well?!? Previously I posted about the drip method (How to brew the perfect cup of coffee (using coconut!)), today, I am sharing this link which is perfecting the french press method. Check it out guys!

Absolutely no greater foodie pleasure for me is a cup of perfectly brewed French-Pressed coffee from quality beans that are fresh and expertly roasted (local, didn’t sit on the grocer’s…

Source: Fresh Roasted Coffee Returns To Key West

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