Safflower oil recipes
Safflower oil is colorless and flavorless oil used for preparing margarines, in salad dressing and as edible oil. Safflower oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and other unsaturated fatty acids. It is also a good source of Vitamin E. Hence, it is used widely in a number of culinary preparations. However, before going on to discuss the recipes of safflower oil; let us have a look at some of the important guidelines for its use in cooking.
Gobi ke pakore
The ingredients include safflower oil, black pepper, cumin powder, curry powder, white sugar, kosher salt, water, cauliflower, chick pea flour, cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes.
Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly to avoid any lumps. Prepare a smooth batter and let it rest for half an hour in a warm place. Dip one piece of cauliflower into the batter at a time and fry it for around 8-10 minutes until it turns to be of golden brown colour. The pakoras are ready to be served with any sauce.Vegetable salad
In this salad type, safflower oil is being used as a dressing oil.
The major ingredients are tofu, carrots, tomato, cucumber, bean sprouts, broccoli, raisins, peanuts, and celery and sesame seeds.
The dressing ingredients include peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, water and crushed red pepper.
The method is very simple and easy enough. Place all the salad ingredients in a glass bowl and toss gently. Mix the salad dressing ingredients in another bowl and mix together. When serving, mix the main and the dressing mixture and garnish. The two mixtures can be mixed in advance and refrigerated. However, mixing of the two mixtures should be done at the time of consumption.Rice waffles with fruit sauce
The ingredients are rice flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, honey, eggs, milk, safflower oil, strawberries, date sugar, arrowroot powder and yogurt.
Take two bowls, one for wet ingredients and the other for dry. The dry ingredients to be mixed are rice flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. The wet ingredients are honey, egg yolks, milk, safflower oil and rice. Combine the two bowl mixtures and fold in egg whites. Cook the waffles over medium-high heat in an oven. Serve with yogurt after cooling a bit. Strawberry sauce can be used while serving.Lemon roasted potatoes
Ingredients include potatoes, safflower oil, lemons, butter, salt and pepper.
Cut, arrange and sprinkle potatoes with the ingredients and cover with an aluminium foil or baking dish cover. Remove the cover and bake for 50 minutes till the potatoes are brown and serve them.Tofu banana bread
You need soft tofu, honey, safflower oil, vanilla extract, banana, egg, baking powder, baking soda, salt, poppy seeds and wheat pastry flour.
Mix tofu, vanilla extract, safflower oil, egg and banana in a food processor. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add this mixture to food processor and process it until it becomes creamy. Pulse in poppy seeds and bake for around half an hour. Cool it for another 30 minutes before serving.Carrot muffins
For this recipe, you need brown rice flour, cinnamon, baking soda, eggs, safflower oil, milk, granulated sugar, honey, grated carrots, pineapples and raisins.
Take a large glass bowl and mix in it flour, cinnamon and baking soda. In another medium bowl, mix lightly beaten eggs, oil, milk and both sugars and blend thoroughly. Now mix carrots, pineapples and raisins and stir well. Take muffin cups and fill three-fourth of them with the batter prepared. Bake the muffin cups for 30-40 minutes and cool for 5 minutes before serving.Fresh lentil soup
The ingredients are onions, salt, safflower oil, white wine, carrots, lentils, vegetable broth, water, carrot, dried thyme and marjoram.
Saute onions with salt and oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Now add wine, carrots, thyme and marjoram and cook with stirring for 10 minutes. Add lentils, cook for another 2 minutes, cover and then leave until the lentils are soft. Before serving, add soy sauce for taste. It can be garnished with grated carrots and finely chopped onions.
With these safflower oil recipes, hope you will enjoy the culinary delights and also have a healthy and joyous experience. These are easy to make and also rich in nutrients. So, go and prepare a dish today!