May 9, 2013

Veggi Kizhi / Stuffed Vegetable Sacks with no deep frying


               I came up with this recipe when I had very little pizza dough unused in my refrigerator. The basic idea was similar to stuffing in vegetable rolls that we generally make. I did not wish to deep fry so ended up doing this. 

              I designed them like a "Kizhi" which in malayalam means small sack stuffed with something. I loved making them in these shape so could not resist clicking them too.

                   My hubby was so happy having them with his tea after his tiring way at office. I had a lot of confusion about giving them a shape - a sack worked out great in the end.


Pizza Dough (Click for a step wise method for making pizza dough at home) - 10 chappathi ball sized
Onion - 1/4 cup (Finely chopped)
Capsicum - 1/4 cup (Finely chopped)
Mushroom - 1/2 cup (Finely chopped)
Cabbage - 1/2 cup (Chopped lengthy)
Carrot - 1/4 cup (Finely chopped)
Peas - 1/8 cup
Garlic - 1 clove (chopped)
Corn Kernels - 2 tablespoons
Raisins - 10 no's (Finely chopped)
Olive oil - 1 tablespoon
Soya sauce - 1/4 teaspoon
Chilli sauce - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt - As needed

  • Saute Onion and garlic to golden brown with olive oil in a pan.

  • Add all the veggies with salt and saute to cook them(For 10 min on medium flame). Please do not cook too much as they are tasty when they are crispy. 

  • Add Soya and Chilli sauce with raisins and stir for 2 minutes(Sauce should not be over cooked).

  • Roll the pizza dough. Take one roll and cut to strips to use as knots

  • Rub some oil at the center and place the stuffing and bring the corners together to form a sack and tie it with a strip. Brush with some olive oil on every sack.

  • Pre-heat oven to 400'F for 5 minutes. Arrange the sacks in a baking tray and bake them for 10 to 15 minutes (it took me 12 minutes exactly) or until the outer crust gets a golden colour. 

  • Serve them hot with Tomato sauce....ooohhhhh yummmmm... 

My Notes:
  • Any vegetable of your choice can be added.
  • Pasta sauce can also be used instead of soya and chilli sauce too.
  • Adding of tomato sauce or tomatoes / cheese is also a variation you will love. 

Am happy to link this to Event by Archana's Kitchen - Summer Fiesta
Happy To link this recipe with Haffa's "Back to School Lunch Ideas Event"