Thursday, 24 September 2015

Bean and cheese spirals

Imagine what you would get if you crossed a contortionist with a lasagna. Unflattering as it may sound, it is what this steamed snack really is, with its alternating layers of bean and tomato sauce and mozzarella. 
What I like most about this snack is that it looks far more complicated than it is to make :) The fact that you can use up any leftover sauce, vegetable or meat to make a dramatic dish came a close second. 


Rice flour skin dough made with 1/2 cup of flour (Clicking here will lead you to the recipe)
Red kidney beans cooked with sautéed onions, tomatoes and a masala/herbs of your choice. Or anything that you think will work, as long as it is colourful enough to contrast with the white layers. 
A few thin slices of mozzarella


Divide the dough into two pieces and roll each one out into a rough rectangle (as you can see, I took the word rough very very seriously). If there's a crack, just press the ends back in place. 

Spread the bean filling (mashed slightly with the back of a ladle) on one rectangle, and scatter torn mozzarella slices on the other. 
Place one the rectangle with cheese on it on top of the other, and roll the whole thing up.
Place the roll in a steamer and steam for 5-7 minutes. Allow to cool.
Slice the roll into thin slices.