Sunday, September 18, 2011

Stuffed Artichoke Indian Style

Today Jay was in a mood to experiment. So he asked me to take my day off from kitchen and that he would make something different. He went out and came back with the artichokes and while I  enjoyed my Sunday, reading a book, he came up with a delicious artichoke bake. When I asked him how he did it (I know he was checking through many recipes on the internet), he said that he has combined many of what was there on the net and he would rather blog his recipe on my blog !!  Thus it saved me the job of posting a new recipe on Sugar'n Spice as well. Thanks to him I had a totally relaxed Sunday!

Ingredients:
4 large artichokes
4 button mushrooms, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup soy-granules , Morningstar meal starters
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup onion; diced
4 cloves garlic; minced
2 teaspoonLemon juice
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1 teaspoon curry powder
4 tablespoonsfresh parsley; minced
1 1/2 cupsbreadcrumbs; (fresh and soft)
1/2 cupParmesan cheese; grated
1/4 cup Mozzarella optional
For drizzling:
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper flakes
1/8 teaspoon salt

Method:
Trim the stem off the bottom so artichokes can stand flat. Peel off the bottom leaves (the hardest ones).Place artichoke on its side and cut off the top inch or so to remove top thorns. With scissors, snip thorny tips from remaining leaves. With a spoon, scoop out the choke (the fuzzy part) in the center of the artichokes. Cut one lemon in half and squeeze into a large bowl of cold water. Put the cut artichokes in this water so that the lemon water coats the cut portions. This is to avoid discoloration. Steam the artichokes and cook for about 30-45 minutes, until the leaves pull away easily. Once done, drain out any water onto a towel, keeping the artichokes upside down.
While the artichokes are being steamed, prepare the stuffing.
Saute garlic and onion in butter till they turn translucent. Add the curry powder and saute for another minute. Add mushrooms and the soy-granules and saute again. Now add all the remaining herbs  and salt to this and when it is almost dry add the bread-crumbs and Parmesan cheese to this.
Combine the olive oil with the seasonings (for drizzling). Now drizzle half of this oil over the artichokes. Stuff the artichokes in the center as well as in between the leaves gently with the stuffing prepared. If you prefer you may put some mozzarella cheese over the stuffed artichokes. Now drizzle the artichokes with the remaining oil and bake at 350 degree F for 20 minutes till it is heated through.


19 comments:

  1. This recipe is new for me. Stuffed Artichoke looks superb...

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  2. so sweet of him to make this..innovative idea..

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  3. Very innovative Vidhya!!! Btw made the roasted veg again for lunch today due to popular demand!!! Thx for the awesome recipe Vidz...!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  4. the recipe looks delicious and very appealing...

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  5. Artichoke is a new vegetable to me, though I have seen many recipes but I am yet to try it in my kitchen...the recipe sound good. So nice of you hubby to give a relaxing Sunday.

    Vidhya,
    There are some awards waiting for you at my space..please do stop by and collect them.

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  6. I'd love to try this out! They look very delicious!

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  7. Very lovely unique recipe,thanx for shariing the recipe..looks delicious..

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  8. Woww looks fabulous, cant wait to try this..

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  9. Very delicious one Vidhya and kudos to your husband to have come up with a lovely recipe.

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  10. That's an interesting recipe. Looks so good.

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  11. Very Interesting...........I just happen to have artichoke for the 1st time this weekend at a friends house.....was very good.
    Bookmarked this one. Thanks

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  12. Very interesting recipe. Looks very inviting.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  13. very interesting recipe, looks great, thanks to ur hubby for sharing it with all of us..and glad that u had a relaxed day !

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  14. hubby taking over the kitchen on sunday is somethg that I love- glad to know u had a great time relaxing n getting pamepered by hubs; tghis baked delight has my attention vidhya !

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  15. Thank u Vidhya for the quick comment on Masala Dosa!!! Reg your query about poha/ beaten rice..Yes...adding poha does make the dosa crispier..But remember to add only the thin & flat variety poha...Adding methi seeds too makes them crisp & gives a nice golden color..

    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  16. looks delicious.. I dont get artichoke where I love Vidhya, but I am sure I can substitute with Vazhaipoo, may be !

    Cheers
    Kalyani
    Join me in a 100-day Global Food Festival here

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  17. wow! how did I miss this one ? Looks awesome, but have yet to give Artichoke a fair try!

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