Sunday, July 29, 2012

VEGETABLE BROTH | VEGETABLE STOCK RECIPE

HOMEMADE VEGETABLE STOCK

    Vegetable stock | broth which i wanted to try at home for a long time. When i wanted to make a Mexican Rice at home influenced by the one which we had restaurant here , the google search for most of the Vegetarian  Mexican rice includes Vegetarian broth | Stock. So i wanted to try this at home. I made this with the regular veggies which we use at home.

Before making this ensure that the vegetables should be fresh. Because i have seen in many cook books they use the left over veggies which will not give a nice flavor to the stock. When i made vegetable stock yesterday my house was filled with fantastic aroma and here comes the recipe of how to make vegetable stock at home.

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INGREDIENTS:(YIELDS 5 CUPS OF BROTH)

ONION 2 NO
GARLIC 1 BULD WHOLE
CABBAGE A SMALL PIECE
CARROT 2 NO
CORIANDER | PARSLEY A SMALL BUNCH
WHOLE PEPPER 12- 15 NO
WATER 10 CUPS
GINGER A SMALL PIECE
OIL 2 TSP
SALT AS NEEDED

METHOD:

  • Wash the veggies and chop them roughly.
  • Peel the skin of the garlic and ginger and just crush them once with the mortar and pestle.
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  • In a heavy bottomed wide vessel, add oil and throw in the garlic and onions.
  • Saute them in medium flame for 2 minutes.

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  • Now add all the veggies and mix well.

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  • Now add the water and add the whole black pepper and ginger to this.

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  • Now add the coriander leaves | parsley to this and add salt.
  • Let this come to a boil.
  • Cover this and keep the flame low.
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  • After 45 minutes to 1 hour switch off the flame and when it slightly cooks down and you can handle the stock pot, strain the mixture and keep the water aside.
  • Discard the veggies as all the goodness of the veggies are trasferred to the water.
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  • If you are using them immediately continue else you can completely cool this and  freeze the stock and use when needed.

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  • For  3 – 4 days you can store it in a clean box and keep it in the refrigerator.

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Notes:

  • Normally celery, spring onions, leak are added to the stock. though i get these easily here i wanted to try out with the veggies which we use on daily basis.
  • A bay leaf can be added to the stock while boiling to enhance the flavor.
  • Do not boil the vegetables for more than an hour else the stock will not be flavorful.
  • Freeze it once it is completely cool.
  • While freezing the cubes, pour the stock in ice cube tray and once it is set, take out and put them in zip lock cover and freeze them.
  • Take out the required portion when you want. Do not re freeze once defrosted.
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21 comments:

  1. I'd always wanted to try making vegetable stock but never came around to doing it.It actually is quite simple to make isn't it?

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  2. Very helpful post.. thanks for sharing dear !!
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  3. Looks Yummy . Very useful post .
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  4. good one dear...thank u for sharing !!!

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  5. Great and good recipe....

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  6. good and very handy actually..I most of the time end up adding stock cubes to the soups..waiting for ur mexican rice recipe..

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  7. I do this very often.. very useful post (back to basic)
    Nice clicks as usual

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  8. very useful post.. thanks for sharing..

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  9. Very nice n useful post.. LOvely clicks :)

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  10. Very useful post dear...

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  11. wow first time heard this jeyashri... looks so yummy, healthy n very useful post.... keep rocking...
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  12. I too prepare it the same way but never stock it.Nice pics

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  13. Healthy and very useful recipe.
    Deepa

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  14. I watched this in podhigai tv some months ago being cooked by the menurani Chellam. it makes a lot more flavour filled variety rice if you add broth.
    This is a keeper recipe you have shared here.

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  15. Very Healthy recipe.. Thanks for sharing...

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  16. i have made veg stock and used it for biryani! it makes a magic to the dish. try adding spring onions next time.

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  17. and the first pic is so classy!!

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  18. This is very health and you can add this stock while making food.
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