Brinjal Flower Vase ( Vegetable Carvings)
by Tarla Dalal
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A colourful cornucopia with radishes and spring onions for a cheerful sunday brunch party. A picturesque sight that entices your senses as you dig into the flavourful dishes.
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Brinjal Flower Vase ( Vegetable Carvings) recipe - How to make Brinjal Flower Vase ( Vegetable Carvings)
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Makes 1 vase
- Place the brinjal on a chopping board and make a cut around 1 ½” to 2” away from the top, using a knife. Keep the small portion of the brinjal aside.
- Using a carving knife, make a deep cut along the rim of the big portion from the inner side. This makes it easier to cut out a proper shape.
- Use a carving knife to make zigzag marks along the edges and remove the cut triangles with the help of your thumb. Keep aside.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the smaller portion of the brinjal as well. Keep aside.
- Using a scooper, scoop out the flesh of the big portion of the brinjal so that you get a vase with a ½” thick wall.
- Secure the big and small portions of the brinjal with the help of 1 to 2 toothpicks. Keep aside.
- Peel the red radish and cut into thin slices.
- On a toothpick, pierce and arrange 4 to 5 slices of red radish to resemble a flower.
- Peel the carrot and cut small triangles from it. Insert a triangle over the radish flower to secure the petals. Repeat steps 7 to 9 to make 2 more flowers. Keep aside.
- Take a spring onion and cut the greens so that they remain intact at the top. Discard the spring onion white and use it to make something else.
- Place the spring onion green on a chopping board and use a carving knife to make long slits at regular intervals. Make two more spring onion leaves for the bouquet. Using the knife, curl the spring onion leaves a little.
- Place the spring onion leaves in a bowl of ice-cold water for 15 minutes. This will make them crisp and curl the leaves.
- Place the brinjal (vase) on a flat surface. Pierce a satay stick in the centre of the spring onion green form the side it is intact. Pierce the satay stick in the hollow space of the brinjal (vase).
- Pierce other spring onion green leaves and red radish flowers to complete the bouquet.
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