There are many ways to cook Vegetables. Here are a few basic methods that can be used by everyone. This page ends with my favorite recipe of Veggie Burgers that my wife makes when I miss L.A. and original Bob’s Big Boy hamburger restaurant in Pasadena, California. So much for California dreams.......
For more flavor: place the vegetables cut into small pieces in the steamer basket, sprinkle with spices for your constitution or use tri-doshic spices; add a little salt to the vegetables; cover and cook between 10 to 15 minutes depending on the type of vegetable.
Here are a few indications of steaming time:
Slow Cooking and Low Temperature Cooking
This method of cooking at low temperatures, i.e. less than 80° C (176° Fahrenheit), preserves vitamins, enzymes, minerals as well as the flavor of the food. It is recommended in case of serious illness.
There are stainless steel pots and pans – containing multiple layers of metals at the bottom of the pan – that accumulate, distribute and release heat slowly. These cooking pans usually have a thermometer on their cover, used to control the inside temperature of cooking. During cooking the vapor of the food is released and creates a seal of water between the edge of the cover and the inside edge of the pan, allowing the food to retain the vapor that contains the nutrients. This form of cooking does not require addition use of water or fat.
Cooking the vegetables at low temperature
Fill the pan to the three quarters full of washed vegetables and cut into pieces.
To vary and get tastier vegetables, put a bit of ghee at the bottom of the container, add the vegetables and sprinkle with a little salt with herbs and spices before cooking.
Cereals vegetable patties or Burgers
Balanced for all doshas (depending what you put on them!)
2 carrots, grated
Cook grated onions, peppers, carrots and Zucchini in a saucepan for 10 minutes at medium heat with sesame oil or ghee. Gradually add oatmeal, stirring with a wooden spoon. Reduce heat. Gradually add hot water and tamari and let it simmer a few minutes while stirring to avoid that the mixture sticks. Switch off the heat and transfer it to a mixing bowl to cool slightly. Wait 10 to 15 minutes for the mixture to cool.
Put a little flour on a cutting board and on your hands and make the paste into cakes of 1 ½ centimeter (1 inch) in height by adding a tiny bit of flour to bind the preparation. Once patties are shaped, cook on each side in a frying pan with a little sesame oil for several minutes.
Serve with rice and green salad or as a vegetarian hamburger between fresh bread, ketchup, a slice of fresh tomato, a slice of cheese and of green salad.
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