Chinese Vegetable Seller ( Vegetable Carvings)
by Tarla Dalal
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Chinese Vegetable Seller ( Vegetable Carvings) recipe - How to make Chinese Vegetable Seller ( Vegetable Carvings)
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Makes 1 vegetable seller
- Place the big brinjal on a chopping board and trim the tip using a knife. This side will face upwards.
- Similarly trim off the tip of the other 2 small brinjals, using a knife.
- Trim the other side of the big brinjal using a knife. Repeat this step for 2 small brinjals also.
- Peel the carrot, place on a chopping board and cut a thick slice using a knife.
- Attach the carrot slice to the big brinjal ( on the side facing downwards) with the help of a pin. Keep aside. This becomes the body of the vegetable seller. Keep aside.
- Take another carrot slice and trim it a little from both the sides using a knife. This becomes the feet of the man.
- Attach both the carrot pieces (feet) to both the small brinjals ( legs) using pins.
- Place one brinjal (leg) on a chopping board and trim a little along the side using a knife. Repeat the same with the other small brinjal (leg).
- Join both the small brinjals (legs) using 2 pins.
- This is how the legs will stand on a flat surface fater joining pins.
- Attach the big brinjal (body) with the help of 2 pins.
- Take a lemon and make eyes and mouth using a black marker pen.
- Using a yhin slice of white radish and carving knife, carve out a thin beard. Attach it under the nose, using pins. Attach the lemon (face) to the big brinjal (body) using a pin.
- Attach the 2 green chillies (as hands) on the upper side of the big brinjal (body) using pins. Keep aside.
- Place another lemon on a chopping board and cut it into a little more than half. Use the biggerpart to make the basket and discard the smaller part.
- Make small v-shaped cuts along the sides of the lemon using a knife.
- Squeeze out the juice from the lemon.
- Immerse the lemon in the water and squeeze with your hands gently till the inner fibres are removed.
- You should get a clean hollow in the lemon like this.
- Cut a thin piece from the peeled carrot and attach it to the lemon (basket) using pins. The basket is thus complete.
- Slide the basket onto the green chillies (hands) of the vegetable seller. Keep aside.
- Place a beetroot on a chopping board and cut around 2 cm. From the tip.
- Scoop a little from the inner side of the beetroot so that hollow if formed and it can easily be placed on the lemon (face). This is the hat.
- Place the beetroot piece (hat) on top of the lemon (face) and the vegetable seller is ready.
- To complete it, put some chopped veggies into the baskets.
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