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June 19, 2014 - 07:50

fritters

I first tried besan flour fritters when I was working a few days over New Years for a lovely Hare Krishna lady on the Northern Beaches at a retreat centre.  Since then I’m hooked on them and have been cooking them for everyone I know and playing around with so many different flavours, textures and sometimes even some sweet variations.

They make a good healthy quick meal and are great the next day cold for lunch

Besan flour is made by grounding up chick peas till you get a fine powder so it’s high in protein, gluten free, more filling than wheat flour and good for you!  It’s also a good egg replacement and makes a really good binding agent        1 tablespoon besan flour = 1 egg

Fritters

Serves 4 as a light meal

  • 1 cups of washed chopped herbs from the garden or any greens of your choice like spinach, rocket, basil, parsley, grated carrot or 1 zucchini is also good for this
  • 1 cup of besan flour
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ teasp salt, 1 teasp cumin, 1 teasp coriander
  • Oil for frying, I like to use coconut oil
  • Add herbs, besan flour, spices and salt in to a clean mixing bowl.  Stir till combined
  • Add water and stir till it comes to a wet batter
  • Heat ¼  teasp of oil on high in a non-stick pan.  When it’s hot add a small amount of batter to the pan and turn the heat to medium.  I always like to cook just one first to test  that the batter is a good thickness and the flavour is good.  When the fritter is cooked on one side you will see small bubbles coming to the surface,  just like a pancake.  Flip it over and cook the other side, about 2 mins each side
  • Now for the best bit, take the fritter out of the pan and cut it open check it’s cooked through and tastes good.  If the batter needs more salt or spices add it now
  • Cook the rest of the fritters in the same way, it’s up to you if you want big ones or small ones.  Just don’t overcrowd your pan

Tomato salad

  • 2 ripe tomatoes, chopped into cubes
  • 1 handful of mint, chopped
  • 2 tabsp gamazio
  • ½ cup of sprouts of your choice, I have used mung beans and alfalfa
  • 2 tabsp olive oil

Soy sauce is good to have on the table to add more salt, and gamazio, you can never have enough gamazio!

Mix the tomato, mint, olive oil and gamazio together in a small bowl, add pepper and salt to taste, top with sprouts

Gamazio

1 cup sesame seeds

½ teasp salt

Put sesame seeds and salt in a pan on the stove top and dry roast till golden, about 5 mins on medium heat, then when still hot put, grind in mortar and pestle or spice grider, quickly so you can still see some seeds, be very careful not to burn the seeds, they will go bitter, so just stand and shake the pan every 30 secands

Enjoy and keep smiling, life is amazing! Love Kylie

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Friday

5:00 Arrival, settle in | 7:00 Dinner | 8:00 Welcome introduction | 8:30 Relaxation Meditation

Saturday

7:30 Hatha yoga and Meditation | 9:00 Breakfast | 9:45 Meditation Talk | 10:30 Bouddi Coastal Walk | 11:30 Free Time
1:00 Lunch | 2:00 Fun Activity | 3:00 Free time | 5:30 Hatha Yoga and Meditation | 7:00 Dinner | 8:30 Yoga Nidra – Relaxation

Sunday

7:30 Hatha Yoga and Meditation | 9:00 Breakfast | 10:00 Group closing


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