Recipe: Vegetarian tempura with nira

Rice recipes with aromatic herbs
April 25, 2009

Tempura is a classic Japanese dish of deep fried battered vegetables or seafood, generally served on rice.

NiraI cooked a vegetarian tempura, that uses nira (chives garlic) leaves from my garden. As I told you some days ago (Stir-fried spaghetti with nira), nira is producing new aromatic leaves after winter dormancy: it's harvest time!

Vegetarian tempura

Vegetarian tempura with nira

Serves four:
1 sweet potato
1 courgette
1 carrot
150g pumpkin
150g mushrooms
1 bell pepper, green
400g rice

1 egg
125ml milk
125ml water
200g white flour

100ml soya sauce
4 tbsp. sake
1 tsp. sugar
a bunch of Nira

Prepare the batter.
Cut the pepper into thin slices, place them into the batter and fry them for 10 minutes in seed oil, until tender. Set aside.
Repeat for other vegetables: cut the sweet potato into 1 cm cubes, carrot and courgette into 1/2 cm slices, pumpkin into sticks, mushrooms in stipes. Fry them separately, then set aside.
Prepare the sauce, mixing soya sauce, sake, sugar and minced Nira in a small bowl.
Cook the rice and drain it well.
Put rice in individual bowls, covered with fried vegetables, and serve with the sauce.

Meat tempura with green chiliesA similar recipe:

Meat tempura with green chilies

A.W.E.D (A Worldly Epicurean's Delight) was started from DK's Culinary Bazaar and this month is hosted by Home Cook's Recipe's.
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Author: Lavi (URL)

Graziana..Thanks for the Vegetarian Japanese Dish! I love this Dish, as all my favourite veggies Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Mushroom are in into it..
Thanks for sending it over to A.W.E.D - Japan!

Author: Graziana

Hi Lavi, thank you. I can t wait to read the roundup!

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