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Friday, April 9, 2010

Leftover gets a Makeover-1: "Meatless" Ragu,"Circle of Love" Roti Pizza and Caption Contest

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Well, this is for all the vegetarians who wonder what an authentic Ragu tastes like..what I mean is that this comes close enough. So what went into the making of this Meatless version? Those "Dhal" Fritters that I had made and posted about a couple of days ago.Yeah,the Fennel,spices and the Split Chickpea makes the Dhal Fritters a convincing stand-in for the "ground meat portion" of the Ragu.
Ingredients:
  • Whole Wheat Spaghetti - For 2 people
  • Dhal Fritters - 6 #s, Crumbled(Recipe here)
  • Kidney beans - 1/4 cup, cooked or canned
  • Onion - 1/2, large, chopped
  • Garlic - 3-4, small cloves, minced
  • Tomato Basil n Garlic Sauce(Pasta Sauce) - 1 cup, Homemade or Store-bought
  • Dry Red Wine(I used Sebastiani "Sonoma Country" Merlot) - 1/4 cup (Water can be substituted)
  • Cracked Pepper and Salt  - for taste
  • Olive Oil - 2 tbsp
Procedure:
  • In a skillet, heat the oil and add garlic and onion. Saute until onions are browned.
  • Add the crumbled dhal fritters and the sauce.
  • Bring it to a boil and just when its thickening add the red wine and let it simmer.
  • Enjoy with Pasta.
Makes ~2 Servings

Enjoy!
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40 comments:

  1. Wow Cool Lassie, what an excellent idea to think of a way of using leftover dal fritters and that too such an imaginative way. Wow !!!

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  2. Nice idea of using leftover dal fritters other than making them rasam or thayir vadai.

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  3. Superb dish! love the way you used your leftover..pics are great too..

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  4. Gosh ur a bunch of energy babes...this is absolutely delicious and yeah am so looking foward to Joanne's contest too...well am a bit busy with the party now...
    Love ur left over super elicious idea...looks absolutely delicious and i do so wanna dig in right away....

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  5. Looks scrumptious Lassie!
    Have a great weekend!

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  6. Looks scrumptious Lassie!
    Have a great weekend!

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  7. Those dhal fritters looked so good...now I am going to have to make them.

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  8. You are the leftover queen! I wish I were so creative with my leftovers. Awesome job! And thanks so much for the shout-out. I really appreciate it!

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  9. That's so cool..
    The circle of love looks so beautiful too :-)

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  10. Love the idea of vegetarian ragu...I am going to make this for my hubby....looks very delicious...nice presentation :)

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  11. loved the concept of circle of love...the pizza looks superp...perticipated in the caption fun game...its really interesting..thanks for sharing...

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  12. looks delicious..
    u really made a good dish with left over dhal fritters..good work

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  13. This looks like a wonderful way to enjoy a vegetarian meal. beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Thanks so much! I did not have a recipe for a vegetarian ragu and now I do!

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  15. I love this meatless ragu and how you adapted dhal fritters and roti into these Italian dishes! As for the caption contest - how clever! Thanks for letting us know about it. 8-)

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  16. when u said dish with leftover dhal fritter, this is a total surprise package dear...

    Love both of it ...

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  17. Très bonne idée pour un plat de pâtes sans viande.
    je note.
    A bientôt.

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  18. heyyy coooool baby,,,good idea using left over turning nice tongue tickling gravy with nutritious pulses,,,great dear gravy with spaghetti sure taste good,,,hope you enjoyed the spaghetti with dal gravy,

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  19. wow...tats nice idea of using leftover..frst time u hv wonderful collection...will keep following

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  20. CL, wat a creativity yaar, love the way u used ur dal fritters to make out a fantastic sauce for pastas, pulling me try out u know..

    Haha roti pizza looks awesome, hope u guys enjoyed a lot na..thanks for using linking back to my post, am honoured..

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  21. Very nice way to make great dishes from leftovers.

    Hamaree Rasoi

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  22. Hi dear, delicious recipe!
    My octopus recipe! octopus = polpo: is fish
    no meat! Hello. Kiss

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  23. Nice n innovative recipe with leftover dhal fritters

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  24. You have made a fantastic recipe out of left over fritters.Very innovative,hearty and delicious.

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  25. Surely innovative...... Loved that idea of an awesome makeover to the residue..... ;-) hey! & that contest is also fun.... I did write what I could think of.... ;-)

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  26. So inventive. I love that you got two meals out of one! Looks great! I like your pizza too...wouldn't it be nice if we could all live together peacefully..we are together on this planet so you think we would!

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  27. What lovely healthy recipes! Love them!

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  28. I can get Indian Jasmine in North Carolina at my local garden center maybe they can order you one in the NE
    love this recipe very healthy
    we love Jasmine as well hence our daughters name lol

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  29. What an innovative incorporation of left-overs!!! I am loving it!! :)
    Btw, thanks for mentioning about the caption contest... I left my captions too.. God knows whether they are funny or not!! ;)

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  30. loved the veggie ragu and the chapati pizza.. more so the concept behind the pizza!

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  31. wonderful....
    I ahve an award for u .pl chk my blog to collect it!
    LOVE ur space

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  32. Yes, this sure is a wonderful recipe! What a great makeover from the leftover! lovely.

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Thanks a bunch for your valuable comments and continued support.They are very much appreciated. Yes,like "Rain on Dry Land" and like "Oasis in Desert Sand".
XoXo, Cool Lassi(e)