Thursday, 13 October 2016

Speedy Pasta and Pastabike review





The Handy Pasta Kitchen tool!


  

There are many forms of pasta out there and everytime i see one, i simply want to make it.
I’m sure you have the same feeling if you are a pasta lover.
Though it can be quite expensive to buy all these shapes separately and store them as well.
So, i came across these pasta bikes and i simply love them.

I have both : 

Pastabike from Marcato Pasta 



Why did i buy 2 pastabikes, well for some shapes of pasta you need 2 distances and instead of moving my wheels all the time, i have 2 pasta wheels laying round for quick working like with making farfalle.

You can make all kinds of shapes with these wheels and with the speedy pasta wheel, there are some images printed on back of the box on how to place the wheels for the shape you want to make. I find this very handy when i don’t have much time trying to figure out how far the wheels need to be placed.
Be aware that only the speedy pasta wheel has these images. Not the Pastabike from Marcato which i feel sad about. It’s so handy to have this example.






This is the Marcato Pastabike



This the Speedy Pasta 



Difference between Pasta Wheels : 

* Marcato pastabike has 9 curved (zigzag) wheels, no flat ones at all.
* Speedy pasta has 8 flat wheels and 6 curved (zigzag) ones + example printing on the back of the box.

Both are very good quality and sturdy. 
You can find the Speedy Pasta Cutter bike wheel HERE
You can find the Pastabike from Marcato HERE

The fact that Marcato Pastabike has no flat wheels, i find a disadvantage. It would have given more possibilities, but i like to use it when i make only curved pasta shapes, cause you will have more curved (zigzag) wheels for making something like mafaldine.
This is far more handier than buying different attachments and so much fun to keep you busy in the kitchen when it rains outside :)

I hope this helps.



Saturday, 1 October 2016

Dal Baati stuffed pastries



Perfect for having friends coming over!




I made this on the first day of summer, so you can believe i actually celebrated midsummer by making this dish. Now October has started.......It’s perfect for special occasions :)
If you have time or you have some help in the kitchen and have some friends or family coming over, then this is the perfect dish, you can even ask them to help a bit. 
Cause making this from scratch will take you some time. Making the dough, filling, dal >> and do not forget to let soak the lentils over night or for at least an hour.

So, you need to make a good time schedule for this one. Though i realize this will be too much work for many of you, i still wanted to share this recipe by Vegan Richa. She is a wonderful cook and the recipes are vegan and very good. She even released her first book which you can buy HERE.


You can find this recipe at her Blog >> CLICK HERE


Dal Baati is actually a lentil soup and is a popular dish in Rajasthan and pradesh.
It’s nice and spicy, i made some Raita with it to take a away the spiciness at times. Also some chapatis for dipping into the dal and steamed basmati rice makes this complete.



We were ready to start the evening and i find this very cosy.......










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