Priya's Versatile Recipes

Monday, October 5, 2015

Oladi - Russian Pancakes

After the deep fried yeasted flat bread from Hungary, my today's post goes to Russia, yes today am sharing Oladi, an incredible Russian Pancakes. These cute mini pancakes makes an excellent breakfast and they are seriously very easy to make with easy ingredients. Trust me this Oladi is definitely a fabulous breakfast pancakes to kick start a day. Oladi is prepared with buttermilk/Soured milk/Kefir-fermented milk.Kefir gives a distinguishing taste to oladi, but it probably can be replaced with buttermilk in case you are having troubles finding kefir.Kefir,this fermented milk is quite difficult to find out for me, so i made this fluffy mini pancakes with buttermilk, though you can also go for soured milk. By the way, soured milk is prepared by adding lemon juice or vinegar to milk.

Oladi, Russian Mini Pancakes

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Lángos - Hungarian Flat Bread

Wikipedia says that Lángos, is a Hungarian food speciality, a deep fried flat bread also a street food is simply made of a dough with flour, yeast, salt and water. It is also traditionally made in Vojvodina, Serbia, where it was introduced by the local Hungarians. Lángos is a dough made of water or milk and flour, with a dash of sugar and salt and fried in oil. Adding sour cream, yoghurt or mashed potatoes to the dough is optional, in the latter case it is called potato lángos.It is eaten fresh and warm, topped with sour cream and grated cheese,ham, or sausages, or most frequently, without toppings, just rubbed with garlic or garlic butter, or doused with garlic water. Other ingredients and accompaniments can be mushroom, quark cheese, eggplant, cabbage, kefir, omelet, and a confectioner's sugar or jam. 

Lángos, Hungarian Street Food

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Socca - Gluten Free French Chickpeas Pancakes

Socca is a thin, unleavened crepes or pancakes made from chickpea flour.  Known in Italy as farinata or cecina, this chickpea pancake was founded in Genoa and became a popular food of the Ligurian Sea coast, from Nice to Pisa. Socca is really very easy to make - simply a mixture of chickpea flour, water, olive oil, and salt and spices makes this pancakes. Socca can be cooked in broiler or in open oven until crisp and charred.Though my version goes for pan frying which makes excellent socca as well.  Socca is quite popular all around the world; depending on where you are in the world,you may serve it more olive oil, salt, pepper, cumin, harissa, or even jam.

Socca, Chickpeas Pancakes

Friday, October 2, 2015

Recap - 26days of Buffet on Table

Life is getting very busy, recently i joined a part time job and i have less leisure time than before, somehow i dont want to keep myself away from Blogging. Have to say a big thanks to Srivalli, the brain child of blogging marathon. Personally without blogging marathon and the encouraging comments given by the co marathoners and bloggers am sure i cant feed my blog baby.Obviously am trying to cook or bake for my blog during weekends, however i dont bother to keep myself even during weekend.

If you are a reader or a follower of my blog, you might have noticed that am running a month of blogging for the whole month of september. We marathoners run a month of blogging twice a year that too during the month of April and September. This whole month blogging have specific theme and this time's theme was Buffet on Table. So we served different dishes with different theme for each week. We kick started the first week with Combo meals, the second week with Indian states, third week with Breakfast from countries, fourth week with Condiments and the fifth week with Blogger's choice. Seriously i started cooking for first week of this blogging marathon two months back and scheduled the first week immediately as i travelled to India. Yes long blogging marathon asks for some early planning, thank god everything went on prefectly and am so happy to finish the whole month blogging marathon without any hassle.Eventhough some of my posts are very easy, am happy with it, by the way not to forget few fellow bloggers for their tremendous breathtaking Thalis. Wish i could make thalis atleast for the next one. 

Since writing a Recap is a must after a month's blogging, here we go for this month's recap..

Combo Meals:

Condiments from Countries:

Breakfast from Countries:


Blogger's Choice: Chaat/Street Foods

Hope you all enjoyed virtually 26days of Buffet on table, dont forget to bookmark and start cooking.