VEGETARIANS READ THIS CAREFULLY

VEGETARIANS READ THIS CAREFULLY

You must be shocked after reading the title of my blog, I am Vegetarian, but I am eating food outside and home cooked. Yes I am vegetarian by birth and because of my religious background. I usually read the list of ingredients at the back of packing because there are so many cooked foods or packed foods contain chemicals of animal origin. First of all I checked the Green Circle in the square means suitable for vegetarian. I recently read on the net list of the ingredients may be of animal origin, which I am sharing with you:

AMYLASE

GLYCERIN

ENGYMES
FATTY ACIDS
PEPSIN
LECITHIN

EMULSIFIERS

RENNET

TRYPSIN
OLEIN
STABILISERS
POLYSORBATER
STEARIC ACID

SODIUM STEARAYL

PALMITIN

E 120, E 140, E 141, E 153, E 161, E 252, E 280, E 322, E 430, E 436, E 450, E470, E481, E491, E495, E 540, E545, E 552, E570, E572, E623, E627, E631, E635 etc.

Most of the cheese contains Rennet derived from the intestine of cow, but there is Renin also available as a substitute of Rennet, which is plant based, suitable for vegetarians.

Most of the pudding, cheese cakes and Jellies are made of gelatin that is made by boiling of bones and cartilages of animal. Agar Agar is the name of plant based gelatin substitute. It’s known as Chinese grass also. Margarine sometimes contains fish oil.

Chewing Gum may contain glycerin so be careful to read the label about glycerin, it may be derived from vegetarian or non-vegetarian sources. The same way some of the Chocolate contains E 322 and Lecithin, but don’t worry there are plant based Soya Lecithin is available the only question is to read the packet carefully.

 

800 Degrees at Burjuman: Special Italian Lunch with me

800 Degrees at Burjuman: Special Italian Lunch with me

Recently  Special  Italian Lunch at 800 degrees at Bujuman  Mall Dubai, organised by Yard Stick Marketing with 800 Degrees Pizzeria . Here are some glimpse of the event.

Special Lunch Menu :

BURRATA with CARPACCIO DI MANZO

FIRE FETA CHEESE BREAD

ZUPPA DI POMODORO

PENNE WITH PEPPER & HAZEL SAUCE

Ritu’s Special Pizza with RED PEPPER,PINEAPPLE AND FRESH MOZZARELLA

TIRAMISU

PAV BHAJEE FONDUE

DSC_0450PAV BHAJEE FONDUE

Serve- 4

INGREDIENTS

1 Yellow Bell Pepper, Roughly chopped

1 Small Boiled Potato, peeled

3 Medium, Red Tomatoes, roughly Chopped

1 tbsp. Ginger, cubed

1tbsp. Tomato paste, optional

2 tbsp. Butter

1 tbsp. Pavbhajee Masala

1 tsp. Cinnamon powder

1 tsp. Red chili powder

1 tsp. turmeric powder

Salt to taste

2 tbsp. Cheese grated

2 tbsp. Fresh coriander, finely chopped

For Buns:

2-3 tbsp. Butter

Buns as required

1tbsp. Pav Bhajee Masala

METHOD

Mix chopped tomatoes, bell pepper and boiled potatoes and blend in the blender with 1 cup water. Add ginger and blend till smooth. Heat the butter in the pan and sauté tomato paste and half of the fresh coriander; add blended mixture of pepper, potato and tomatoes. Stir and cook for 10 minutes .Adjust the consistency by adding the water .Add salt and all dry powders. Cook at the low heat, Add cheese and transfer in the fondue pot.

Cut Buns in the 4-6 pieces. Heat the butter in the pan and add pav bhajee masala in to it. Add Buns piece and sauté for 1 minute. Remove and serve with Pav Bhajee fondue.