Sunday, May 3, 2009

Kappa Maki (Cucumber Rolls)

Kappa Maki, its a simple cucumber rolls with sushi rice and cucumber thin strips rolled with Nori(roasted seaweed sheets)..simple japanese sushi with simple ingredients..i never ever tried or had sushis at home and also in restaurants.. for the first time i tried at home and served this maki rolls with store bought sauce, for my surprise my H liked it much also for the first time he tasted this japanese rolls..i thought how am going to roll the nori sheet once i spread the rice but its really very easy to roll this sushis even without the bamboo mat, i loved this simple maki...usually sushi rice are prepared with dashi (a stock prepared with water, seaweed and fish flakes)i skipped everything and while browsing i saw that sushi rice can be prepared well with soyasauce and salt which seems quite easy and prefect for me, so i prepared my sushi rice with soyasauce and salt, i found this kappa maki here..this kappa maki goes to AWED-Japanese guest hosted by Lavi of Home Cooks Recipes, event by DK.

2nos Nori sheets (dried seaweeds)
2cups Sushi rice
4nos Cucumber sticks
Few sesame seeds

Arrange the half nori sheet on the top of the bamboo mat(i didnt used bamboo mat) and spread the sushi rice over the nori sheet..place the cucumber sticks lengthwise and springle few sesame seeds over the cucumber...roll the nori sheet by pressing firmly to shape the sushi as cylinder..if u r using the bamboo mat, press the nori sheet firmly..

Cut the sushi roll with sharp knife as medium size pieces.. Serve this rolls with any japanese sauce!

22 comments:

  1. very interesting dish priya..rolls look great

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  2. priya..so many japanese dishes..!!!
    till now i did not get time to even try a single one.....
    the rolls look yummy

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  3. hey dear ..new recipr to me ...wow.u r very intresting ,,,This dish sounds great :)

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  4. Nice recipe, very tempting and a healthy dish too...

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  5. Love it Priya. had planned to do sushi,but have got another recipe.If it turns out well,then I will send it else sushi only..The rolls looks delicious.

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  6. Good one dear, I have tried making sushi at home..may be I can give it a try with your recipe as a starter :(

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  7. Wow excellent! Looks like it was served at a restaurant! You made it sound easy..I too had the doubt reg: rolling of the sheet, whether it would hold in place etc. Great post :)

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  8. Professional Sushi Priya..looks so so yummy..(love sushit too)

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  9. Your first sushi looks great. And cucumber's a classic.

    You are right - it sounds scarier than it is.

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  10. Nice recipe Priya! Looks great :)

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  11. So simple and sounds delicious.

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  12. New to me priya! Looks simple and interesting!

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  13. I've never had Sushi before...never felt like trying. But this veg version sounds great, looks tempting.

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  14. they look really really cute .. nice dish

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  15. Looks like sushi.. .lol.. sushi with cucumber, great idea! :)

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  16. I must say "you are very creative" ! Good One Priya :)

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  17. I love sushi, had few times in Korean friends's house, but never tried at home, your look just perfect, Priya...lovely

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  18. looks exotic..never had this before..interesting!

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  19. i love california roll with wasabi sauce.. nice altenative

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  20. I was planning on buying wasabi & nori this week to make sushi at home. Yours look like the perfect nibbles.

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  21. I always wanted to try sushi at home.Yours look simple and perfect!Thanks :)

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