|Author: Kalyani 14 Aug 2012 Member Level: Diamond Points : 6 (Rs 5) Voting Score: 0|
Nice to know that you will be going on a week long tour, but I am afraid that it would be quite difficult to store vegetarian foods for a week, instead there are some food items which can be stored for a couple of days and not a week. Myself being a South Indian hailing from Andhra Pradesh, I can give you few South Indian veg recipes that can be stored for few days and not a week, but no sure whether you will relish its taste or not.
Pulihora / Tamarind Rice
This is one nice rice items which can be stored for a couple of days. You just need to make rice the way you make it for biryani and keep it aside. Meanwhile you can heat enough oil / a small cup full of vegetable oil and splutter mustard seeds, chana daal, split urad daal, hing, peanuts(moongphali) and dry red chillies as many as you want. Once these crackle, add curry leaves and slit green chillies to this and then add enough tamarind extract to it. You can take a lemon sized tamarind for extracting the juice. Add salt and turmeric powder to it and keep on simmer till the oil is separated from the tamarind juice. Now add the cooked rice and mix it well. Keep it over simmer for a couple of minutes. That's done and this can be stored for a few days.
Dibba rotte / Andhra salt cake
This is yet another item which can be stored for several days and can be heated in microwave before consuming. Soak one measure whole urad daal, the way we soak it for making idlis and then grind it to a batter. Simultaneously wash one and half measure of rice and spread it on a neat cloth and allow it to dry. When it it slightly wet, grind it to powder, a bit coarse powder and sprinkle water over it and let is soak. Now mix these two and make it into a dough. No need to ferment the dough. Heat enough oil, a bit more oil in a thick bottomed pan and spread the entire batter into the pan. Cover it with a lid and cook it over simmer. Once it is done, turn it upside down and keep it over simmer till done.
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|Author: umaperi 15 Aug 2012 Member Level: Gold Points : 3 (Rs 1) Voting Score: 0|
I suggest a sweet snack "Sunnunda"
Black gram - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1 cup
Ghee - 1 cup
Step 1: Fry black gram to golden brown with out oil.
Step 2: Make fine powder of it.
Step 3: Make fine powder of jaggery and add to black gram powder.
Step 4: Make ghee hot.
Step 5: Take the mixture of powdered jaggery and black gram and add hot ghee spoon by spoon until the mixture get wet and ready to make dough.
Step 6: Make little dough.
The recipe is ready to serve.
We can store this recipe up to a month. Very healthy and nutritious food.
|Author: philip 15 Aug 2012 Member Level: Bronze Points : 3 Voting Score: 0|
Most of the home made foods wont last for more than 2 days.If you freeze those foods may be you can can use it for a bit longer.Even if you think it is good for use after some days,you wont get the nutrition value from it.Most of our food that we make in home is good to eat right after you make it.Since most of our homemade food would be oily i wont recommend you to carry it with you even if it stays for more than 2 days or more than that because it can really mess up with your health.
Instead of that you can carry some dried friuts or home made oil free snacks snacks which can stay for a while and you wont loose the nutrition from it.Since you will be on vacation and would be travelling most of the time you should eat nutritious food instead of some oily crap.And always make sure you always carry a water bottle with you.
|Author: Kalyani 15 Aug 2012 Member Level: Diamond Points : 2 (Rs 1) Voting Score: 0|
Please note that 'sunnundalu' is a sweet and many of the sweet items stay without spoiling for a week or so. But in a place where no vegetarian food is available, we cannot stay just by consuming sweets, however these can be taken as a snack or intermittent meal.
However, @ Bhakti, I feel that in case of non-availability of veg food in those areas, you can have the veg subs in the sub-ways which give us a filled-in feeling and at the same time these are healthy and we do not feel hungry throughout the day. This is what we used to consume when there was non-availability of Indian veg food in most of the European countries during our visit to these places
|Author: pradeepta sen 16 Aug 2012 Member Level: Silver Points : 2 (Rs 1) Voting Score: 0|
Coconut Ladoo, Malpoi, Banana pakora are the food that can be consumed after preserviving for several days.
to make coconut ladoo one needs to have crushed coconut (crushed like powders), one bowl of sugar.
Mix the crushed coconut with a bowl of sugar. Heat it on a pan until all the suger are melt properly and get starchy with coconut. Remove it from flame then after some times pick some cooked cocnut and give it a round shape with the help of your hands. and keep it in fridge. Then it is ready to serve.
These are are the food which can be preserve in a chill place for a weak and more than a weak.
To make banana Pakora, you need sujee, wheat flour and ripe bananas(soft bananas not tight and not fresh)mix wheat flour with sujee and bananas without adding water. ones it is mixed properly fry it with mustard oil after giving it small pieces round shapes like ladoo.
|Author: umaperi 16 Aug 2012 Member Level: Gold Points : 2 Voting Score: 0|
@ Kalyani ma'am you are correct. This is a sweet item,but it can give enough energy. Moreover in this post the author asked for a vegetarian recipe with long life that is why I suggested it. Even it is a sweet it gives good supplement. It gives 900 calories. This is very nutritious and can take only one per day. It gives strength to backbone.
|Author: Madhusudan.G.S 16 Aug 2012 Member Level: Silver Points : 2 (Rs 1) Voting Score: 0|
I prefer getting MTR Ready-to-eats for 7 days. Its very easy to store, transport and prepare to eat. Just you can put te pack in microwave and heat it. Microwave is a very common appliance in all countries and getting chance on one should not be a problem. In any case micrwave is out of reach, you can always boil for 5-10 minutes in hot water and consume as instructed on the pack itself. I believe carrying home made food and preparing it there takes time, material and a heat source. MTR solution is the best so far as per me.
|Author: Aditya Das 16 Aug 2012 Member Level: Diamond Points : 2 (Rs 1) Voting Score: 0|
Hi Bhakti, first of all, I wish you a happy journey. Coming to foods, I can tell you that there are ISKCON centers in all the countries around the world. In these centers, pure vegetarian meals are always served. You can search it in ISKCON's website or google it.
However, if you want to take your own prepared foods with you, my suggestion is mostly dry foods like Cakes, biscuits, chips, snacks etc. I have been to Gujarat few times. People mostly prefer the famous 'Dhokla' and 'chatni' or 'khaman' as a supplement to it. But it does last only for one and half days(say). Other heavy diets are not worthy enough to store for a week. So, I recomend better go with secured dry foods. Any way, will you please tell me where are you going?