My friend, Stephanie gave me Squash blossoms from her garden today. I have never cooked with them before.
What does one do with Squash blossoms? Well I ask Google and find many recipes that urge me to “Fill them up with cheese and then deep fry.” While other recipes call for putting them in Omelets, Frittata, Quesdillas or use them as a Pizza topping.
So now what am I going to do with them? I eat one raw, it is delicious! Then I chop some of the Squash blossoms, put them in an existing Dosa ( crepe) batter. And I make some Dosas for lunch! Delicious!!!
chopped Squash Blossoms
Added tot he dosa batter
Pour the batter on a hot griddle
The edges are brown, it is ready to be flipped
I stir fry the remaining Squash blossoms on a medium-hot sauce pan for about 4 – 5 minutes, then add them to shredded to Red Cabbage -Cucumber salad with a bit of lemon juice and a sprinkle of crushed pepper on the top.
Yummy! Next time, I will stir fry the Squash blossoms with some rice, peas ….and cumin………….
What do you do with the whey left over from making paneer or homemade cheese?
Make Dosas !
You can buy the flours or make your own. I like to grind my own. Today I am grinding brown rice, 7 grain cereal & chia seeds to prepare my flour blend.
Here are the ingredients…. 3 cups of whey ( or 2 cups of buttermilk\ coconut milk blended 1 cup of water)
1 cup rice flour
1 cup semolina/ quinoa/ 7 grain cereal flour
2 TBSP Chia seeds
a pinch of baking soda….