The only instance a Delhiite would feel stressed about being a Delhiite is when the Sushi craving strikes. Amidst heavy thoughts of locating a Sushi bar, the expense considerations and the gastronomical enemy “traffic”, the craving goes kaput. Not to forget that although it is healthful, succulent and simply beautiful, Japanese food in general is not “the thing” for vegetarians like me, not until recently when I took it upon myself as a challenge to come up with a Veg Sushi version. So, can sushi be sushi without the fish? Well I certainly think so.
This recipe is extremely customized to fit my Delhi taste buds. Like they say “You can take a Delhiite out of Delhi but not Delhi out of a Delhiite”
** I have also used a special homemade Cranberry Chutney on my sushi which is completely optional.
To cook rice soft and sticky, I added 3 portions of water to 1 portion of rice and cooked it in the microwave for 15 min. Once the rice is cooked and cooled to room temperature, season the rice with Organic Rice vinegar, pepper, salt, basil and Garlic Powder using cutting and folding movements with a Spoon.
Heat 1 tbsp. oil and stir-fry the mushrooms, cucumber and capsicum juliennes till they are slightly burnt. Do not add any salt yet else the veggies will ooze out water. Veggies should be seasoned with salt only after being removed from heat.
Written by Deepti Kharbanda
PS (by Shashank) – Friends, would appreciate if you can share info on where we can get all the material used in this recipe in Delhi.
PS (by Deepti) – Yamato Ya in Safdarjang enclave, close to the CCD, has all the stuff one needs for sushi.. check out the sushi corner for Nori sheets, rice sheets, thick/sweet soy sauce, rice venagar and I think even Wasabi…