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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Minty Eggless Spaetzle

Steph of Stephfood challenged The Daring Cooks to prepare home made noodles and pasta. There are so many recipes and methods for preparing pasta at home. I tried German Spaetzle (pronounced as Shpeht-Slee) with mint flavour. I also prepared it eggless. 
There are various methods of preparing spaetzles. One instrument resembled the murukku press. So I used a murukku press to press out the dough. The dough should be soft to get soft spaetzles. If not, they will come out harder. It came out so delicious and the preparation time is also very less compared to noodles and other pasta. 




Ingredients:
For The Spaetzle:
Maida / All Purpose Flour-1cup
Buttermilk(Cold)-1/2+1/8cup
Dill-1/2tsp
Salt-1/4tsp
Olive Oil-1/4tsp
Fennel Powder-1/4tsp
For The Bread Crumb Sauce:
Fresh Bread Crumbs-1/4cup
Oregano-1/4tsp
Pudina/Mint Leaves-1/2cup
Green Chilly-2
Garlic-3pods
Ginger-a small piece
Onion-1
Olive Oil-1tbs
Salt-to taste


Procedure:
1. Mix all the ingredients given for spaetzle. The dough will be very soft and sticky.
2. Boil enough water in a large vessel.
3. Add 2tsp olive oil in it. 
4. Take the dough in a murukku press and press out into the boiling water. Cut it into small pieces while pressing out.
5. The spaetzles will come to the top. Let it boil for 2 minutes. Do not boil it longer because it makes the spaetzles hard.
6. Drain it into a metal sieve and wash with cold water to avoid sticking of spaetzles. Let it cool.
7. Grind mint, garlic, ginger and green chillies into a coarse paste. 
8. Heat oil and add onion. Saute till golden brown.
9. Add the paste and saute till the mixture becomes dry and raw smell has vanished.
10. Add the bread crumbs,salt and oregano and saute for a minute on low flame. 
11. Add the prepared spaetzles and mix gently.
12. Serve hot.


Soft and sticky dough

Press out from the murukku press

Let it boil

Drain on a metal strainer

Enjoy

Sending this to Fast Food Not Fat Food hosted by Vardhini and started by Priya of Now Serving.

13 comments:

  1. Wow this is nice ...looks so gud

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  2. Looks sooperb..never made it...

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  3. Wow wonderful recipe,the ingredients are very healthy and flavourful...Sure the taste will be delicious.

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  4. Looks delicious! And the mint added an interesting flavor!

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  5. The eggless approach is interesting. Good job.

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  6. I love the addition of the mint--bet that was fantastic!!
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  7. That looks great!! yummy flavors!!

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  8. Looks super...great flavors in it..

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  9. I love your take on the recipe! This is a great option for people who don't eat egg (or people who realize too late that they ran out of eggs!). Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  10. Interesting recipe.. Looks so delicious. Its eggless and I love it.

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  11. WOW!!! This is absolutely tempting & yummy!!!

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