Danish meatballs in curry(Boller i Karry)

 

This is a traditional Danish dish i fell in love with the first time i tried it.
The dish is popular amongst Danes of all ages. I remembered the first time i made this for my 7 months old son, he ate so much that i had to make him to stop eating.
This is the only ready-made store bought food i must confess i sometimes add to my shopping cart when i go for grocery shopping.

This recipe is however for the homemade variety, and it is of course much more savory and delicious.

Ingredients for meatballs

400g ground pork mixed with beef
1 egg
2 tablespoon of rolled oats
1 small onion- diced
1 piece of fresh green Pepper
1 dl milk
2 pinches of salt

Ingredients for the curry Sauce

1 big onion- diced
2 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoon mild curry/ hot curry
3 tablespoon flour
½ knorr cube
5 dl of water
4 tablespoons of cooking cream (add more for larger quantity of sauce)
Salt to taste

Preparing the meatballs

Mix all the meatballs ingredients together using your hand or a hand mixer (not a blender) and set aside in the fridge for 1 hour.

Making curry sauce

Melt the butter in a pot on a low heat, add diced onion and fry for a bit.
Add curry, flour and whip properly to avoid lumps, add a little amount of water until sauce thickens then pour in the rest  of water and cream.
Add the knorr, pepper and salt and cover to boil

Combining balls and curry sauce

Form the meatballs into a round balls using a tablespoon and your palm, put directly in the boiling sauce, cover and allow to simmer on low to medium setting for about 15-20 minutes

Serve with boiled rice or alternatively with boiled potatoes.
One can also cook the meatballs separately before adding them into the curry sauce but i decided to add my meatballs directly into my sauce because i find the  meatballs to be more tasty and juicy that way.

Beetroot bread

 

 

Ingredients

2 cooked beetroot made into a puree

1 teaspoon of salt

1 tablespoon sugar

5 grams of fresh yeast

100 grams of flour

100 grams of oats flour( made by myself using rolled oats)

150ml of milk

4 tablespoon of olive oil

 

Directions

Combine sugar, yeast and Milk and  sit set aside for 5 minutes

In a bowl or a mixer pour flour, oats flour and salt.

Add in the yeast mixture, olive oil, beet puree and water (to get the consistency just right).

Mix  for 10 minutes using a stand-mixer until dough is smooth. (can also be  knead by hands, just be thorogh)

Place dough on a bread baking mold.

Cover dough with a clean kitchen towel and set aside in a warm place.

Allow dough to rise for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 200C and bake for about 40 minutes

Spinach stew

 

 

Ingredients

800 Gram whole hard chicken/ use any meat or fish of your choice
600 Gram (or there about) beef on the bone
500 Gram fresh spinach( spinach has been washed, cut and blanched)
140 Gram tomato puree
2 Tablespoon red oil
2 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Teaspoon dried and ground crayfish
4 Big shrimps
1/2 Knor seasoning cube
1 Medium size onions (diced)
1/2 Teaspoon ground up hot red pepper
Salt

Chicken/ meat has been washed, cut into smaller pieces and cooked on a low medium heat for 1 hour

Cooking method

Pour both oils into a pot and allow them to heat up for 20 seconds or so.
Add chopped onions and stir lightly until brown.
Add tomato puree, stir-fry for 3 minutes.
Add cooked chicken/meat, shrimps, peppers, blended crayfish, knor cube, salt and water/cooked meat stock to thin out the sauce.
Mix well together using a cooking spoon, cover pot and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the blanched spinach, stir well, cook for 5 minutes then you are ready to eat.
Can be served with rice, yam, mashed potatoes, fufu or another food of your choice. I tend to prefer to serve with rice of fufu.

Organic homemade Quinoa flour

Quinoa is a gluten- free and contains huge amount of protein.
It can be use to make bread, cookies, smoothies,pizza and baby cereal


Ingredients

1 cup of organic white quinoa
Directions
Wash the quinoa twice in a bowl of clean water.
Transfer it in a sieve and allow the water to drip away from the quinoa.
Heat a pan on a low heat, pour in the washed quinoa.
Roast the quinoa for 5-10 minutes until golden brown.
Allow to cool then transfer into a blender/nutribullet.

Blend into a fine flour.

 

Can be stored in a container for future use.

Banana quinoa pudding for baby



Ingredients

1 cup white organic quinoa
1.5 ripe banana
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups of water/formula.
 
Directions
Rinse quinoa in clean water to remove any dirt.
Place in a small pot, add water to cover and cook for about 15 minutes on medium heat.
When properly cooked add in the cinnamon, olive oil and banana, blend everything together using a hand held blender and serve.
It can also be served without blending, just mash up the banana with a fork.

Organic rice flour for making baby cereal 6-8 months

Ingredients
1/2 cup organic brown rice
1/2 white rice
 
Directions
Wash the rice twice in a bowl of clean water.
Transfer it in a sieve and allow water to drip away from the rice.
Heat a pan on a low heat, pour in the washed rice.
Roast the rice for 5-10 minutes.
Allow to cool down then transfer into a blender or nutribullet
Blend into a fine flour.
The flour can be used to make baby rice cereal and it can be store in a container for future use.

How to prepare Nigeria pap/Ogi/Akamu

Dissolve little portion of pap in cold water to form a smooth paste.
Add boiling water till it thickens, then stir the Ogi, if its too thick for your liking, add a few drops of hot water.
Serve hot with the sweetener of your choice, it can be sugar, dates or honey.

 

If you are serving some portion to your baby i suggest you use pear or apple puree.
 
To obtain the pink/red color, just add a few drops of Ribena juice concentrate.

Beetroot pancakes

Ingredients
1 Cooked beetroot
1/4 Cup of organic rolled oats
1 Ripe banana
1 Teaspoon baking powder
1/2 Glass water
Butter for frying


Directions
Mix all ingredients together.
Blend it in a blender until smooth.
Heat butter on a frying pan, add full ice-cream scoop of the batter.
Fry on medium heat for approximately 1-2 minute on each side until golden brown.
Serve with whatever you like, i like mine with fresh berries or fruit.







Oats and spinach pancakes

Ingredients
1/3 Cup of rolled oats
1 Teaspoon of baking powder
1 Egg
15 Leafs of fresh spinach
1/2 Glass sweet milk
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/2 Ripe banana
Butter for frying


Directions
Mix all ingredients together.
Blend it in a blender until smooth.
Heat butter on a frying pan, add full ice-cream scoop of the batter.
Fry on medium heat for approximately 1 minute on each side until golden brown.
Serve with whatever you like, i like mine with fresh berries or fruit.
 

 

How to make Nigerian Moi-Moi using bean flour( Baked Beans pudding)

 
 
Ingredients
2 cups beans flour
1/2 onion
1 mackerel fillets in tomato
2 boiled Eggs
1/3 knorr cubes (or maggi)
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoon of olive oil
3 pieces of dried pepper

 

Directions:
Blend the beans, flour, onion and pepper together in a blender and
pour into a bowl
Add, mackerel fillets, nutmeg, seasoning cube, oil and salt to taste
stir properly
pour in a baking mold
Add sliced boiled eggs on top of the Moi-Moi
Preheated oven to 200C and place a container with water inside to avoid drying out your Moi-Moi.
Once the oven is preheated, bake your Moi-Moi for for 15 to 20 minutes.