June 23, 2008

Parading Injera, Griddle Omelet and cheesy Hash with Wasabi Mayonnaise!


Susan of "The well-seasoned cook"
is hosting a "Pancakes Parade" event this time. Pancakes? We do have thousands of those in India, don't we? I thought why not try a new pancake I have not tried before. So here it is, a Ethiopian Injera with two side dishes and salad! Enjoy Susan, thanks for hosting!:)


A little note:
This is my last post at "Aroma" blog for events this month until the end of August. I will miss cooking for your events but it's time to take a break and rest a bit!
I still have 3 more posts ready to go at my "Foodie's Hope" blog until July 9th. After I post them there, I will be taking a vacation in the cooler Smoky mountain and a long Summer blog break. If you need any recipes from this blog, please type the words in the search engine you see on the sidebar or go to my Recipe Index to search by category or ask me, I will still be moderating the comments here anyway. Enjoy these for now! :)

About Teff:
Teff is staple grain of Ethiopian cuisine and the smallest grain in the world. It takes about 150 teff seeds to equal the weight of a kernel of wheat, so you can imagine how samll! Teff grain is very high in fiber, iron and calcium. It has a sweetish nutty flavor, is completely gluten free ( just like rice flour we use for Neer dosa,) , so you have to mix Teff flour with other flour to make Injera to prevent it breaking into pieces. Teff comes in different colors ie reddish, brown and very creamy color. Injera is eaten with spicy meat (Doro wat+chicken stew) and vegetable Wat (stews) placed on huge Injera on the plate and eaten by hand, tearing and scooping the stews and with a Salata (salad)! Of course they have coffee, homemade Beer called Tela and Tej is a homemade Wine! Ethiopians make many spicy sides dishes, place on the Injera itself and eat them by hand tearing a piece of Injera and scooping the side dishes with it, just like we Indians do! Desserts are not usually served with every meal.

Ethiopian Injera, Yegomen Wat, Yataklete Klikil and a Salata!
Yegomen wat is a side dish with spiced greens like Collard, Kale etc, Yataklete Kilkil is mixed vegetable stew (I used just beets) and a salata/salad of Cucumber, lemon juice, green onion, cilantro and salt. Injera can be made as big as 10-12" in diameter!
Injera, a Ethiopian pancake like dosa, is the national bread of Ethiopia and these can be made in various ways. Just mix Teff flour with water and salt, pour like neer(rice flour) dosa or mix with wheat or plain flour to make pancakes or ferment the batter overnight or longer up to 3 days to make very sour pancakes too. I chose to ferment Teff+wheat flour (atta) batter for just 1 day like we ferment to make our own rice and Urad dosa we south Indians are famous for! :D

How to make Injera:


This is how I made Injera:

1. Mix 1 cup Teff flour, 2 cups slightly warm water, pinch of sugar, 2 tbsp yogurt or 1 tsp yeast, ferment overnight to make them next day.
2. Next morning, add little salt, 1/2 cup plain flour or wheat flour, mix well. Make the batter thin enough to spread itself on the tawa, leave it for 1 hr. A pinch of soda can be added before making Injera.
3. Heat a non-stick Tawa on medium high heat, spread the batter as big as you can, cover with a lid. You cook only on one side as you do Neer dosa but if you can manage flip once.
4. When cooked take it out on a plate, repeat with others.
5. Serve with side dishes, salad and coffee.



Two side dishes:

To make Yegomen wat:
1. Heat 1 tbsp oil, add 3 chopped garlic, 1/2" grated ginger, few red chilly flakes or few green chillies, saute for a minute.
2. Add 1 chopped onion, saute until soft. Add in 6 cups of cleaned and chopped Greens like collard, kale or Spinach. I used homegrown red chard, pinch of salt and pepper, 1/4 cup water and cook until soft with very little gravy. You can sprinkle 1/8 tsp of Cardamom pd or Nutmeg pd. Adjust the spices and serve.

To make Yataklete Kilkil:
1. You need 4 cups of mixed vegetables. I used just Beets, peeled and cubed.
2. You cook the same way as above but you can add spicy Berbere spice mix if you like this to be different from Greens. It's a mix of various spices similar Indian curry masala.
3. You can also use Niter Kebbeh/spiced butter to season instead of just oil, gives it a great aroma and taste.




Perfect Ethiopian Injera/African Dosa! :D


Enjoy, we certainly did!:)

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KayKat from "Cooking from A to Z"
blog is guest hosting "Think spice..Think..." event this month with her of spice "Wasabi"! Ooh, scary spice isn't it? ;D
This event's creator is Sunita of "Sunita's World". My contribution to this event is "Wasabi Mayonnaise on griddle Omelet and cheesy Hash". Enjoy and my thanks to KayKat and Sunita!:))



Wasabi:
Wasabi is used in mostly Japanese cuisine like Sushi, Sashimi etc. The real Wasabi is a root which is to be grated or ground to use. Poor little people like me use the generic Wasabi which comes in little tubes and boxes like this you see below. Click on the Wasabi title link to learn more.
My first experience of eating Wasabi was at a restaurant, not Japanese but in a Italian one. It came as big coin sized green blob on the side of the plate with appetizers. I thought it was some fancy green Mayo and scooped 1/4 tsp and put in my mouth. Next thing I know I was literally seeing stars, my brain started tingling, felt like needles all over my skin and I thought I was going to drop dead right there. It was nothing like I have experience before, specially when your's truly loves her JalapeƱo chutney with ghee and Ragi rotti people!! I ran to the rest room to wash of me off ASAP! :D
Well... they had served me the pure kind of root Wasabi. Hurray for them!! I am going to give you a milder and American style Wasabi Mayonnaise, so you can relax. My kids ate this Wasabi Mayo with Omelet and Hash, that says something, ain't it? ;D

Not so authentic Wasabi/greenish Horse Radish powder in a box!!

To make Wasabi Mayonnaise:
Mix 1 tbsp of powdered Wasabi, 5 tbsp regular good quality Mayonnaise from the store, 1 tsp Lemon juice, pinch of salt, 1 tsp honey or sugar (optional), 1 tsp water only if needed and if it's too thick to pour or drizzle on these. Whisk all these and pour into a plastic bottle with spout. Best chilled in the fridge or keep at room temp if using quickly but not for too long, got Mayo in there, remember?

Omelet and Cheesy Hash drizzled with Wasabi Mayonnaise:
This recipe serves two. I have already posted these combo before here. These are similar but simpler way of making these. Once done, plate them and drizzle the Wasabi Mayo on top and serve immediately. Tastes wonderful, enjoy!:)

Make Hash:
Hash takes longer to cook, so start that first. Hash is nothing but grated Potato, cooked with spices and vegs until crisp, a southern US classic.
Coarsely grate 2 medium peeled potatoes. Heat some oil or butter in a non-stick skillet, spread the grated Hash thinly, sprinkle salt, let it get reddish brown on the bottom. Gently flip.
Add any spices and herbs. When done, sprinkle cheese on top, cut into half and take them out on a plate.
Omelet:
Make Omelet with 3 eggs, add salt, spices of your choice on a griddle or a non-stick pan. Push the eggs to the center while it's cooking to make the Omelet thick and fluffy. Cover let it cook on gentle heat, sprinkle cheese on it and take out on a plate. Drizzle Wasabi Mayo and serve with Hash on the side!!

Have a wonderful fun filled Summer, will see you at the end of August or September here again at Aroma!

171 comments:

Happy cook said...

That is what i say going for a break with bang with that special injera pancake . Never heard or seen any where. Love that filling colour.
Wasabi mayo, clever idea, i think i will give it a miss the wasabi event as tommorow i am gonna post my last post and then go for a break till september.
It is Hans b'day next week so have to think what i am going to do for the party.

sunita said...

Love all the dishes. So, all ready to holiday...have a great one, dear Asha :-)

Pearlsofeast said...

wow Asha,wasabi with mayo sounds a great idea.I also loved the beet dish
Oh thats nice that u are taking break with ur family.Me too me planning to get away for three weeks .Have a great time and we will miss ur lovely recipes

Raaga said...

The pancake looks perfect :-) And you make me hungry so quickly :-)

vb said...

What a great looking Ethiopian meal! We have great Ethiopian eateries in Seattle. You never leave hungry.

Richa said...

hi Asha, good to be back :) all those exotic dishes look good & rhyme so well ;) yataklete kilkil.....wow and yegomen what?? inspite of all the differences there's still so much similariy with our cooking, isn't it? dosa looks perfect!
Enjoy ur summer break!

Laavanya said...

I've heard abt injera but not tasted yet.. Nice to read the trivia abt Teff and it does resemble our dosas a lot.
Interesting curries too and that omelette and hash - nice combo :)

Asha said...

Oh, birthday party for Hans! Yes, make it good for him, you have a great guy there. Happy b'day from to him!:))
Last post from you too, I will be there. I will miss you a lot but do have a wonderful time in India. You don't go there often anyways!:))
Injera is like our dosa with Teff flour, tastes sweetish and healthy grain most of all! See you later, hugs to you.

Still 3 weeks to go Sunita, kids are not very happy to wait!:D
Usually, we go on vacation in June to avoid the heat as soon as the school is over, this time we decided to wait until July since it's cooler in the mountains!
Scary to think of all the packing etc, but can't wait to go!:)

Thanks Pearl!:))
Beet was great with Injera, colorful too. 3 vacation weeks sounds great to me,enjoy. We just go for 2 weeks and come home to do all the work pending!:D

Asha said...

Raaga, that grain supposed to be the healthiest. Took a long time to search for it and got it in Whole food store! It's way smaller than Ragi, but similar taste!:))

vb, how lucky! You get to eat authentic Ethiopian meal. I did love the taste, almost like Indian meal, spicy and delicious!:))

LOL! Richa, that's true! Strange and funny names but tastes like home!
Yes, it's that time for vacation, kids are getting antsy already but still have to wait for 3 weeks!:D
Good to see you back!:)

kamala said...

All the names are new to me Ashaji,Going to check the flour in the whole foods..Harish has started the Science Academy today.Read that Trisha is driving in highways.How is it going?

sowmya said...

i am drooling over that cheesy omlette...loved the pan cake too..Btw i am so glad that u tried my kathrikai pitlai..

Asha said...

Laavanya, Teff is almost like Ragi, lot smaller and sweetish too. I liked the flavor. But it is expensive here to buy it often, so I don't think I will cook Injera regularly, great to try and taste once or twice!:)

Kamala, you will get t in there, bit expensive but great to try new flour once. Harish will love it, Trisha did. It's fun and something to do in Summer instead of sitting at home!:))
She went for trial run to U y'day with dad, did very well but teenagers don't have much experience, so always a worry.
I worry more than her dad and Trisha, was waiting at the door with my heart pounding when she came home!:D
I don't know how I am going to cope on Aug 25th though, scary!!

Asha said...

Sowmya, mixing Wasabi with Mayo makes it lot milder. That pure Wasabi can you send you hospital!:D
Pithlai was very flavorful, so different from what we make in K'taka! Made it with thinner gravy for rice,loved it, thanks!:)

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

oh wow!!! another great spread asha! the african dosa is jumping at me! I want some.......and i admire you!! you manage to make something for all the events!! the omelette drizzled with wasabi mayo is just awesome!! great job! :-)

TBC said...

Your African dosa looks so much like my Indian dosa.:D

Asha said...

Thanks you JZ. I bet you come up with lot better pics of Wasabi Omelet than me. I just use my little old camera and get it over with! :D

tbc, it IS our dosa with different flour, that's all!:D
I see so many blogs struggling with fermenting Teff and all that! we do that all the time in south India, almost everyday!:)
Teff is sweetish, great flavor if you want to try!:)

ranji said...

totally new dishes i havent even heard of and what funny names :)...ur blog is truly an encyclopedia.lovely entries asha...wasabi is something i havent cooked with till now..we had bought some wasabi flavored chips ..we didnt like it much..wasabi flavor was too strong..so kind of hesitant to try out the paste...
And i will be making ur khoubiz this week...read somewhere its a great substitute for those crispy crackling dry bread made from rice flakes(rotti -mlore special)..i have been wanting to have that for a long time with the spicy chicken curry....will let u know how it comes out :)...enjoy ur vacation..will definitely feel ur absence ...

Meera said...

Really looks delicious. Enjoy your break. I will be going on break from the first week of July too.

Cham said...

I remember Injera at Bee's place for first time :) Looks good, i made something similar to wasabi mayo for the event...
I can taste the "bang of wasabi" in your plate :)

Aparna said...

Great spread as usual, Asha. Guess what? I was born in Ethiopia!But my parents moved before my first birthday.
All looking forward to the vacation, I can see. Have a wonderful time. Here the new school year has begun.

Asha said...

Ranji, pure Wasabi is really has different flavor we are not used to, hits you a second later and you feel weird! In a small amount I can taste the flavor much better.
Good luck with Khoubiz, it is more like Focaccia but goes well with chicken. Lavash on the other than is more like crisp flaky papad!:)

Meera, I wanted to go early too but something is coming up at FH on last post, so got to hang around!:)
Enjoy your break. Don't miss Wednesday's post at FH, surprise!;D

Asha said...

Cham, she does? How did I miss that! Injera is in so many blogs, they all say how difficult it is to ferment etc, so I wanted to try it myself. It's like dosa, no big deal!:D
But few Ethiopian blogs say that you have to ferment it for 7 to 10 days!! I don't dare try doing that long. Can you imagine the smell and the sourness? 12 hrs or so is enough for me!:D

Aparna, that's a nice surprise!! Did you ever go back to visit Ethiopia? Their food sounds great to me, spicy like Indian food.
Yeah, we need a vacation every 6 mnts, life gets boring otherwise. My kids have 2 1/2 mnts to hang around here at home!Torture!!;D

Srivalli said...

That looks awesome Asha..nice dishes..really wonderful to dish up new ones!..:)..I am going to miss you during your break...but you need yours..:)..do keep dropping in to check on us..hheh

notyet100 said...

wow,,,what a way to tk break...everything looks so delicious,..happy holiday..will miss readin ur posts...tc,,

Asha said...

I will mail you Sri, you know what happens if drop in one blog and not others! Remember in the yum blog, when I did comment during my last break! Hahaha! But I will try and say hi occasionally, I will still be around for 3 more weeks at FH though, special post on July 9th!:)
Injera was great to try once, I don't think I will keep buying Teff, it's a specialty flour!:)

Hi N, thanks. I will miss all of you too. I will check in and update the events as they announce here.
Need a break, if we don't go somewhere atleast once in 6 mnts, we feel lost!:D

sra said...

I was wondering if those Teff grains are visible to the eye! Must be like poppy seeds? The African dosa looks no different from an Indian one, :) Nice entry, Asha!

Divya Vikram said...

Ashaji..The Injera looks too good..Everything in this post is new to me..You are great to try so many diff cuisines..
And have a nice break..We will be missing u..

Maya said...

Great to know about yet another grain and all these new dishes. Haven't heard of any of them. Ur ragi rotti and jalapeno chutney interests me more and will surely try them :D..Good for you that you are goin on a break, but will miss you and your posts.

Asha said...

sra, that's what Trisha said to me! "Mom, why bother cooking with those if they are that tiny? :D
They are smaller than Poppy seeds, Google the image of Teff, you will see those. They taste great, sweetish and yes, Injera is like regular dosa. Exotic only to people who don't know how to make dosa like us!:))

DV, thanks girl. I will miss all of you too. Planning to get few rooms cleaned and painted this Summer, will do that during my break!:))

Haha! Maya, I would prefer those Ragi and khara chutney to these anytime too!:D
I can't wait to go to mountains.This is first time we are trying something different other then the usual city sight seeing every summer, should be fun!:))

Madhavi said...

Awesome dishes Asha di,mouth-drooling. Enjoyyy ur break :)))

Asha said...

Thank you dear Madhavi. I will miss you but got to take a break soon!:))

ranji said...

Alrighty..lavash it is then..U r the talking encyclopedia :)..

Asha said...

HeHe!! Dial Aroma and FH anytime baaabyyy!!Enjoy!:D

Rajitha said...

loove ethiopian food...blue nile here may go bankrupt if i were a skinny girl :D...

Uma said...

Yum, yum, delicioso! what a great spread, asha! You come up with brand new dishes every time. Kudos! I came to know of wasabi when we were living in Japan! I like that tingling taste of wasabi. Love all your recipes. Have a great vacation.

Kalai said...

Injera looks delicious, Ashakka! Wasabi mayo is really yummy. You're so right about pure wasabi being a killer. I knew a college friend who used it to clear up sinus congestion. Effective, but unpleasant!! :)

Mansi Desai said...

boy, I can't wait to take a vaation myself! now I'm really getting jealous of you Asha:)

the pancake looks swell, and thanks for finding time to cook something for my event gal:) appreciate it!

Nags said...

what a lovely idea to make wasabi omelettes for the event :) enjoy ur break, i am just a bit jealous though :D

TheCooker said...

Wasabi-Mayo sounds good, man!
The injeera looks delicious.
I thought you must've left by now, so was quite surprised to see your new post.

Red Chillies said...

Ok, the food sounds all Greek to me err.. Ethiopian to me. All lovely dishes though. We will miss you so much at our blogs. But hope you have an awesome time and also hope that you come back with bang with more awesome recipes! Hugs

Andhra Flavors said...

All the names are new to me. and looks delicious.

Jaya said...

Asha,
loved the exotic spread , the Dosa or Ethiopian Dosa looks so perfect ..
hugs and smiles
jaya

Arundathi said...

love the wasabi mayo... delicious!

SMN said...

So nice Ashakka that u r goin on a vaccation wish i wud do that..pan cake looks nice and wasabi is smthng i hvnt tasted and seen also.. so i dont how does that taste..

Anyways u hv a surprise in my blog..

ms said...

Hi asha, wow that is quite a spread! I really love wasabi - im going to try it with chocolate someday.

Have a great vacation and see you back soon!

Asha said...

LOL! Rajitha, as long as we foodies are alive and well, nobody is going skinny!

Thanks Uma. My kids liked the Wasabi Mayo, since it's diluted a bit. It does have a nice taste, once you recover from the tingling!:D

Kali, it clears up Sinus alright!!
Eating pure Wasabi is like gulping down tbsp pepper pd at once or may be worse!:D

Asha said...

Mansi, we usually can't go anywhere, not even for 3 days weekend, since kids have school most of the year. But once in 6mnts, we have got to go somewhere, otherwise I will go crazy!:D

Hi Nags, do't be jealous Girl! You just moved to a wonderland called Singapore and newly married too!
I would love to visit that country. New places always excite me. Enjoy there!:))

TC, I told you in the last post I have one more to go here and 3 more to go at FH!:D
I still have time until vacation and also something special coming up at FH for me in July, so will hang around for a while for that!:)

Asha said...

RC, I will miss you all too. But got to take a break and do some work at home. I might get a brand new kitchen too if I push hard in July!;D
I will still be around until July 9th, see you until then!:)

Hi AF, new to me too but they taste very similar to Indian food. We enjoyed it. Injera is, of course, is like Dosa!:)

Thank you Jaya. It's always fun to research and learn about new culture, thanks to these events!:)

Asha said...

Thanks A. That's the only thing I could come out with since we don't really use Wasabi at home. As a condiment, it was yummy!:)

Sushma, kids are getting impatient at home, so better take them somewhere quickly!:D
Wasabi has a unfamiliar taste. Unless you like or tried Japanese cuisine, you wouldn't know, I never eaten Sushi either. I will check your blog!:))

Hi ms,thanks. You know, Mexican hot Chocolate has chilli pd in it! So Wasabi is not far off, post it, would be a great entry!:))

Sireesha said...

Mouthwatering and inviting dishes asha.....I will u so much asha...Enjoy your self and have lot of fun.....Happy Journey.....

Asha said...

Hi Sireesha, thank you! Still have 3 more weeks to go for vacation, looking forward to it!:))

arundati said...

love the pancakes....and the wasabi in mayo....enjoy your vacation asha...the excitement and anticipation is so obvious!! have fun!!

Asha said...

Thank you A, glad you liked it. That's the easiest condiment I can make out of Wasabi!:))
Yeah, we need a vacation pretty bad!:D

Rachel said...

The injera is new to me...Nice one..

Wasabi and its taste..I kind of like the fieriness of wasabi...Should try your milder version too...

Have a great holiday!!

Asha said...

Thanks Rachel!:)
If you like Sushi, you will love Wasabi. I never had eaten it before, so brain tingling was a shock for me, milder Wasabi is lot better!:D

Kaykat said...

*drool*! I love that picture, seriously. And now I'm craving an omelet in the middle of the day!

Thanks for the great entry!

Devi Priya said...

Have a good break!Wasabi with mayo hmmm!

Jayashree said...

Would love to try that injera....
Have fun at Smoky.

Jyothsna said...

I'm going to make the omelet and hash for my friday breakfast! Wasabi sounds scary! What is teff flour?

Asha said...

Kaykat, thanks for choosing the Wasabi. Really made me think and come up with something and also use the Wasabi I had in the pantry for long. Enjoy!:))

Hi DP, I will, thanks. Much needed break too but still have 2 more weeks to go. Hope to see you at FH until then!:))

Asha said...

We will Jaya, can't wait. We have never stayed in the mountains before although visited once before. Should be fun!:))

Enjoy the Omelet and Hash J, it's east to make and nutritious too!:)
Teff is the smallest grain in the World and staple grain in Ethiopia. It tastes and looks like light colored Ragi, but lot smaller and sweeter than Ragi. It's expensive a bit here to buy, but glad I tried Injera atleast once!:)

Sunshinemom said...

I am amazed at the cuisines you embrace! Beautiful!

Asha said...

Thank you S, it's fun learn about new cultures and their cuisine!:))

Susan said...

Injera, wat, berbere and niter kibbeh...some of my favorite things, Asha! I want all of the above, post haste. Thanks for joining Pancakes on Parade!

Asha said...

Haha!! Hard even to read the names but they are fabulous to eat.Enjoy hosting, great theme Susan!:)
Ethiopian food is amazingly spiced, somewhat like Indian cuisine.
Btw, I will post a Indian style Niter Kebbeh/spiced butter next Wednesday at FH!

bee said...

like you think i'm not gonna pester you by e-mail. we were in that smoky mountain region last week, but didn't go there. probably next year.

Asha said...

HeHe! Good for you Bee!
I get 60 junk mails and about 20 mails from strangers asking my advice on gardening and cooking etc, even leave a comment on my posts in my mail!
Very few genuine hellos from friends which I always enjoy, so I think I shouldn't bother bloggers with my unnecessary mail when they are on break. They can always let us know if they want to, like I do by choice. If somebody wants to take time off quietly, they should be able to do so, without us bugging them, right? That's what I think!:))
Gatlinburg is beautiful. You should make a hiking trip there once, area is very popular with young 20 and 30 somethings. Good for kids too with Dollywood around as well! I can't wait to go, time for a long break!:)

Siri said...

now thats a Feast Ashaji..:)) Have a lovely vacation ahead. will see u again at ur post of Foodieshope!

Hugs,
Siri

Asha said...

They were yummy Siri, almost like Indian food! See you next week, enjoy your weekend!:))

Suma Rajesh said...

Luved all the dish...am drooling ...wth can i do now on cheesy omlette...never tasted any items of wasabi...like to know whts the taste of that...

Asha said...

Hi Suma, both are yummy indeed, specially that beet palya!:D
Wasabi pd doesn't have any particular smell but very stinging heat after a second, unless it's pure root kind of Wasabi.I think root smells like strong Radish, never tried it!:)

Archy said...

Wow, never heard of these dishes!! i'm just looking around :)!!
Looks wonderful Asha !!
enjoy ur break !!

Even i vil also be going on a break as i'm going on vacation to India for a month :D!!

Asha said...

Archy, all new in this post, for me too! One month in India? Cool! Enjoy girl. I will still be hanging around for 2 more weeks, can't wait to get out of the house!:D

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

theres something for you on my blog..come and accept it pls!! :-)

Asha said...

Running to your home right now JZ, thanks sweetie! :D

Sailaja Prakash said...

Hi Asha,

I like the header of ur webpage. It is so colourful.

Asha said...

Thank you Sailaja, took me a long time to figure out how to make that header and finally did it!:)

Sailaja said...

So good. You are too good in writing in providing the variety of recipes.

Asha said...

Thank you Sailaja, I do my best to bring something new!:))

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Pancakes truly are a worldly food. There are endless varieties, and I wouldn't mind sampling all of them!

Asha said...

True Susan! In India itself, we have thousands of varieties of pancakes!:D
I always wanted to try Injera with Teff flour, took long time to find the flour but well worth the wait and all the running around!:))

Andhra Flavors said...

something for You in my blog:).

Asha said...

Thank you sweetie, will check asap!:))

Sireesha said...

I left you something in my blog, come and get it..

Asha said...

Will do Sireesha!:))))

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

Go & enjoy a wonderful break Asha...thanks for leaving such droolworthy & exotic stuff here!! never heard of half of it, but made me open my eyes in wonder! Have a relaxed holiday...cheers

Asha said...

Thanks Deeba, I will enjoy my break! Injera is nothing but dosa, with Teff flour which we Indians are not familiar with of course! Tastes nutty sweet. Hope you try!:))

Roopa said...

I think I posted a comment before:) maye it got mixed up. Loved the cheesy hash a lot!! I always choose hash browns when there is a side dish to go in the restaurant. Love the taste and crunch:) The African dosa looks very crisp:) it looks like the adai i make:)I had wasabi at this sushi place, but other than that didnt taste it anywhere, i feel it might have tasted great combined with mayo:)

Asha said...

Hi Roopa, blogger gets funny sometimes, that's okay!:)
I never have tasted Sushi, Mayo makes it milder than eating raw of course. Injera is dosa, just different flour we Indians don't know much about, try it once. It's sweetish!:)

notyet100 said...

ur comments realy makemy day...everyday,..willreally missu...tc enjoy ur hols,..

Sireesha said...

Dear asha,

Have a wonderful fun filled vacation.Happy Journey.We will miss u a lot.....Enjoy Holidays :)))

Asha said...

Hi Piyanka, I will you and your comments too dear girl. Got to take a break and do the other things this Summer, will see you in Sept!:))

Thank you Sireesha. I will enjoy and will be back blogging very soon.Hugs, enjoy the Summer!:))

Seema said...

All the dishes r so new to me.. only u can do it Asha!! Great post & enjoy your summer break - Relax & enjoy. Have a great summer & see u in Aug.

Asha said...

Seema, thank you. I have got lot of work to do this Summer, big home improvement plans! I will see you in the Fall, enjoy and have a fun Summer!:)

Devi Priya said...

I have a surprise for you in my blog.

Mona said...

I had no clue that they made dosas called injera in Ethiopia !
That is so cool!
Love the hash omelette!

Have been busy getting my son to relocate & also with all those admission formalities. He will leave beginning of August.

Wonder how its going to feel after that...

Asha said...

Thanks DP, I will be there in a minute!:))

Mona, there are somany dosas around the World, we will be surprised! Injera was sweetish nutty flavor, yummy!
I understand! It feels so lonely without the kids once they move out. Trisha will be leaving too next year, I miss her already. But they have to grow up and find their own way, what else can you do but support,enjoy and find something else for us keep us occupied! Hugs to you! I am on break until September, see you then. Good luck to your son!:)

Leena said...

Hi Asha,

Nice entries and interesting blogs. This is the first time I'm posting a comment (I came across your blog a couple of weeks ago). You've a nice vege-garden growing. Nice bountiful harvest too. I checked out the curry leaves links you'd posted, but unfortunately those online stores don't carry them anymore (when I checked recently). I live in california, and I would like to purchase one. Please let me know any info at any time possible. Thanks so much. I'm going to be a regular visitor to all 3 of your blogs. Have fun.

Asha said...

Hi Leena, thanks for leaving a comment, always a pleasure to meet new readers, enjoy the blogs!:)
Curry leaves are available in those sites periodically. Last week they were available. Keep checking or e mail them to let you know when they are ready to ship.That's the only website I know for buying curry leaves. Hope you get one, I would like to order another one too but after I come home, on vacation right now!:))

Deepak Gopi said...

Hi Asha ji
hope you are enjoying blog break.
pls visit my blog and see a beautiful video created by Azer

ranji said...

Hi Asha..are u back from ur adventurous vacation :)..just dropped by to say hi..really missing ur posts...take care and enjoy..

Asha said...

Hi Deepak, will do when I can, don't have WIFI connection here, got to go to the library!:)

Hi Ranji, we are still here at Gatlinburg having fun relaxing at the waterfalls and hiking. Chalet doesn't have Internet connection, access is limited!:)

ranji said...

were u in the middle of hiking while replying this ;D.....I am sooooooo J..love hiking and water falls are so pleasing..waitin to go to niagara :)...enjoy!!!

Asha said...

No, we were in the library spending 15 mins everyday there, while A picks up sandwiches for us at Subway before we start driving up the mountain!!:D
We are done hiking, saw Batman movie y'day and today we are going white water rafting at 2pm, scary!

priyaskitchen said...

oh man..to think i am the 105th person to comment..awesome stuff..all looking delicious and beautiful...

Asha said...

Thanks Priya. Enjoy, I will see you in Sept!:)

ranji said...

WHOA!!!water rafting..that must have been wild and adventurous...u sure are having a gr8 vacation :)..good..
batman!!how was it?reviews are good...

Asha said...

Hi Ranji. It hadn't rained in a week here,so they kept postponing the rafting for lack water in the river but we did it Y'day! It was so much fun, we are thinking of going to Colorado to go rafting next Summer!:D
Batman was great, specially the Joker.Heath might get an Oscar this time. So young and super talented actor, what a tragedy!
We will be back home in 2 days, to whole lot of work! Sigh....!:P

ranji said...

ya i was thinking the same thing..its a big tragedy tht he had to die tht way and tht too so young..can wait to watch it now...
colorado next summer!!already planned :D..grand canyon too..or u already gone thr b4?cant wait to see ur snaps!!i hope u will share some in ur blog :)..enjooooy!!

Deepak Gopi said...

Hi Asha ji:)
Pls participate in a wild guess contest @my blog

Asha said...

Ranji, we have been to Colorado, Arizona, Hollywood, Utah,Wyoming etc few years ago, a 3000miles round trip but never tried white water rafting before, loved it. Looking for bigger rapids now!
I do have a photo of us on the raft. I look like a balloon with helmet and safety vest on but who cares! I will post when I come home!:D

Deepak, I am on blog hopping break too man!! :D

ranji said...

U back home!!!After having an adventurous vacation now u are back wo ur hectic work ahead...That must be exciting too huh ,renovations and painting!!!new things to look fwd to :D...
I am so very happy u loved the chicken curry..its a fav in my house :)..looking fwd to ur pics..hugs!!

Asha said...

YUP! Came home y'day, about 5hrs drive to here. Didn't want to leave the Smokies but Arvind has to go back to work!:))
Chicken has an authentic taste, kids really enjoyed it. I felt like I am in Mangalore, good one Ranji. I will post the pic when I come back.
There are about 100 vacation photos in 3 cameras, got to sort and clean first, takes time to post but will next week for sure!:)
One bathroom is ready, cleaned and painted before we left but will start with the another from tomorrow, will check blogs once a day and then get to work. Enjoy the weekend Ranji!

PG said...

So good to see this recipe of this Ethiopian pancake here. I actually am one of the lucky ones (at least that is how I feel!) to have eaten these and actually seen Teff growing, even if only in the green house of our Institute, where I worked earlier. It was an Ethiopian colleauge of mine, a wonderful person too, who was working on teff. She made these pancakes for us before she went back to Ethiopia.
I thought about htese only a few weeks ago and wondered if it is possible to make these here. So, at least I have a good recipe now. :)

Asha said...

PG, thanks.You are lucky to have had personal experience of having eaten this dish.It was new to me, I really enjoyed the tastes of sweetish flour. Teff is not readily available for me here but got small pack in Whole foods. Love the spicy, almost Indian style side dishes as well.Enjoy, if you can get hold of some Teff there!:))

arunshanbhag.com said...

OMG! That Injera looks delicious and creative!
will have to work my own concoctions!

And am ever jealous of your retreat to the Smokies! Just got back from India and shouldn't really be "j"; but I am like that only :-)

Enjoy and look forward to seeing your food spread in Sept.

Arun

Asha said...

Hi Arun. We came back from the Smokies, had a wonderful time. Now back to work at home!:))
I know! You had such a great time in India, no need to be J at all!:D
See you in Sept, take care.

ranji said...

been some time i msged u...i have been past few days..my parents are here now..reached here 27th july..spending each and every minute with them :)..enjoying the goodies they got for us :D..how is everything on ur side?how are the repairworks going?

Asha said...

Hi Ranji, that's so exciting! Spend every second with the parents and enjoy, don't worry about anything else girl!:))
We did finish with kids' bathroom which was smaller compared to maser bathroom. Now we are halfway thru' our bathroom. It's hard work,Arvind has to find time to betn work to tackle with it, I can't do it alone but it's coming along.I didn't even upload the photos from the camera to PC, will see when I can find time to do that!:D
Dining room next. I don't think I can start blogging again in Sept, too much work left.Arvind wants the whole downstairs floor carpet ripped off and put in the wood floor and plan to install a new kitchen too!
School starts on the 25th,have to deal with the open houses etc. Phew! I can't believe how fast this Summer is passing! Kids want to go to Georgia Aquarium next weekend before school starts, so we plan to do that and resume the remodeling later.
Have fun there this weekend Ranji.Hugs to you!:))

Sireesha said...

Wish U A Happy Friendship Day Asha :))

Asha said...

Thank you Sireesha, didn't know about Friendship day! You have been a wonderful friend to me too, hugs to you. Enjoy the weekend buddy!:))

Suma Rajesh said...

hai..hope ur enjoying ur days...but v miss u a lot..theres an award on my blog for u...enjoy

Sireesha said...

I have small treat for u at my blog:))

Asha said...

Hi Suma, how are you? I am busy busy bee now!:D
Trying to finish the projects as soon as possible, will see how long it takes. Take care!:)

Sireesha, you are a sweet heart, thanks.I will be there asap!:))

Mona said...

Hope you are having a good time Asha!

(((HUGS)))

Asha said...

Sure!! Having fun renovating the house working like a donkey everyday!!! Hahaha!!!
Hope you are doing okay, your son already left for college? School starts here on the 25th, getting ready to go to open houses etc next week. Take care, hugs to you too!:))

krystyna said...

Thank you Asha for sharing these beautiful and delicious food.
I read your post NHS Induction Ceremony and a Guitar Concert. I wish your kids all the best.
They are great!
Take care and good luck with finishing your work around the house.
A lot of blessings to you and yours!

Asha said...

Hi Krys, how are you? Thanks for visiting.Yeah, I am working a lot these days and trying to finish work so I can start blogging!:)

School starts for kids on the 25th too. Have a wonderful blessed weekend, hugs to you.

SriLekha said...

my first visit to ur blog and it is too nice! an award is waiting for u in my blog!

Suma Rajesh said...

hello..howz ur project going on?...be back soon...missing all ur new recipe :( hugs to u..take care

Asha said...

Hi Srilekha, welcome to Aroma and to Foodie's Hope blogs. Thanks for the awrad and I will be there in a minute!:))

Hi Suma, how are you? I posted one at Foodie's Hope(my main blog), guess you didn't check it out girl!:D
Hugs to you too, see you later!:)

Meera Mihir said...

Hope you are enjoying your break. Miss you! Per your suggestion, I have added suffix to my name!!:-D Thought I will let you know that first!

Asha said...

Cool! looks and sounds nice too. Now I can say "Hey, that's our Meera!" Hahaha!
Thanks for doing that. I am on long break now, I will see you when I can!:))

Suma Rajesh said...

hai...one more small treat for u from my blog...

Asha said...

Hi Suma, will be there!:))

notyet100 said...

hi,.hope u enjoyin,..and havin a blast missin ur posts,..tk care and ya enjoyed goin through the pics,..ceeya,,,;-)

Asha said...

Hey girl, good to hear from you. I am doing well, keeping myself very busy as you can see. Kitchen design is being finalized,looking forward to the new one which might take months!I will not be blogging for quite a while though, too much work. Take care, hugs!:)

Sireesha said...

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi dear...

Asha said...

Thank you Sireesha, I bet you are cooking up a feast today.Enjoy!:))

Jyothsna said...

Hi Asha! How are you doing? Seems like you are on a longer vacation. Do drop by when time permits and take care!

Asha said...

Hi J, looks like you didn't read my latest post at FH!! ;D

Yeah, I am on a long break. I will see you when I can. Hugs to you, take care!:))

Deepak Gopi said...

Hi Asha ji
Happy onam to you and family

Asha said...

Thanks Deepak, have fun there brother!:))

Suma Rajesh said...

hai...happy belated onam to u and to ur family...sorry for this delay..

Asha said...

Hi Suma, that's okay. Thanks for the wishes. I am not a Kearalite but (am a pure Kannadiga) don't know much about Onam anyway! :))

Hope you are doing well. I am okay, busy emptying the cabinets to make way for new.Have a great weekend.

Jigna Desai said...

Hi Asha,

I was looking for Injera reciepe long long time & finally i found it. have you made any other Ethiopian dishes? no doubt only vegitarian...

I have seen few reciepies and you are doing such a great job by taking diff. stage pictures of dishes.

Thanks,
Jigna

Asha said...

Thanks Jigna! :)

Yeah, I have tried a Ethiopian non-veg dish, spices are almost like Indian, yummy. Here, I only cooked veggies, what I had at home at that time. Injera grain is very nutritious, hope you try.Enjoy.

Suma Rajesh said...

hai..theres a small treat in my blog for u....hopeur doing fine..v r missing u..

Asha said...

Hi Suma, thanks girl. I am surprised you still remember me! Hahaha!! ;D

I am very very busy, remodeling is going on right now, coping with the mess somehow. Anyway, I will be there today. Take care!:))

Sireesha said...

WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS DIWALI......

Laavanya said...

I couldn't comment over at foodieshope so popped by here to wish you and your family a very happy Diwali !! Hope the remodeling is coming along great :)

Asha said...

Thank you Sireesha and Laavanya. You too have a wonderful Diwali with your families girls! :))

Kitchen is 3/4 done now, lot of work to be done still. Hopefully everything will run smoothly and I will have a brand new kitchen soon.

ranji said...

hey asha!!!been a long time...how u doing?how is ur kitchen renovation going?me back to blogging aftera long brk!!!had a gr8 time with my parents..i also went to india with them for a month...:)..hope to see u back to blogging soon..tc

Asha said...

Hi Ranji,great to see you. I have been very busy too, covered in dust and messy house so far! :D

Glad you enjoyed the holiday. I am planning to be back in Jan, still lot of work to do. See you when I can, take care! :)

Suma Rajesh said...

small treat to share with u..check my blog..v are waiting for ur recipes..take care and come soon :)..hugs

Asha said...

Hi Suma, thanks girl, I will check it out. Take care!:)

Jigna Desai said...

Hi Asha,

I am also vegetarian so, i was talking about only vege. dishes. I love one of Baltimore restaurant they have great food. I also like their Honey Bear it really goes well with spicy food.
I will let you know if i successed one of ethoipian veg. dish.

Asha said...

Hi Jigna, I cook with veggies atleast 5 days a week, I love it although my kids prefer non-veg most of the time! :D!
Oh, we love Honey Lager too, I always have them in my fridge in Summer. Enjoy! :)

Anonymous said...

thank you for the kind words & support, appreciate it a lot:) & after reading through your comment, i felt better, realising that i am not the only one out there whose photos & recipes have been stolen ( a small consolation:), but what really pained me was that you spend so much of time & energy to put up these posts & then some unscruplous persons comes & steals everything & does it with complete impunity & even tries to earn a few bucks from it , okay i will stop thinkig about it for it will only make my bp shoot up! I hope your kitchen work is going on well & hope to see you back in the blogosphere!:)
paati

Asha said...

Hi Paati, don't worry about it too much. At first, I went crazy too, but after sometimes you just give up and accept there are some shameless people who love to steal and enjoy it too. What can you do?

Yes, it does hurt, specially when we work so hard to bring something everybody can enjoy and some choose to spoil all the fun.

Hugs to you, keep commenting on those blogs to take your recipe and photos out, don't stop. Enjoy your weekend!:))

Anonymous said...

Just dropped in asha to say 'thank you':) for she has finally removed my posts, will start posting tomorrow & hope to see you there:)thanks once again for your support:)
paati

Asha said...

HI Paati, so glad she took your posts off. I have seen so many blogger's posts have been copied these days, most do not even bother to take them off! :))

We have Thanksgiving on Thursday, busy cooking from tomorrow, day after that workers will start working on the wood floor. Have fun blogging. Hugs.

Raaga said...

Happy New Year to all of you! Come back soon.

Asha said...

Thanks Raaga, hope you had a fun 1st of Jan too. We are trying to recover from the "vacation"! Hahaha!!

I will start from from Wednesday,bought a new laptop, transferring all the stuff this weekend, long process! See you next week! :))

Sunshinemom said...

Wish you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year, Dear Asha!

Deepak Gopi said...

Hi Asha Ji
Happy new year to you and family.
I was away on an official trip,so I couldnt greet you on New year Day.
Hope every one in family are fine.
God bless you,

Asha said...

Hi S, thank you and same to you too. See you very soon! :))

Hello Deepak, good to see you, happy new year to you and family.
We were away too for Christmas and New year's day as well,came home last week. Enjoy, see you later!B :))

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

Wow nice array of dishes! You have a lovely blog. Thanks for dropping by Asha!

Asha said...

Thanks Mahima, glad you enjoyed my blog. Come back anytime! :))

Bley said...

Your dishes are so vast and different! You'd never get bored! I had forgotten I wanted to try the Injera, you were one of te first blogs I began to read, and thought your recioe was so neat. Only had them once before and 'wow' something totally new and different!

Asha said...

Thanks Bley. Yeah, very unique taste these Injeras have, loved them. Enjoy! :)