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:

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

very interesting dish priya..rolls look great

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Mangala Bhat said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ramya Vijaykumar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Gita's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

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 :)

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

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

Simran said... Reply To This Comment

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

You are right - it sounds scarier than it is.

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

Nice recipe Priya! Looks great :)

Vaishali said... Reply To This Comment

So simple and sounds delicious.

Ushanandini said... Reply To This Comment

New to me priya! Looks simple and interesting!

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

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

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

they look really really cute .. nice dish

Priya Sriram said... Reply To This Comment

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

LG said... Reply To This Comment

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

Indrani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shreya said... Reply To This Comment

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

VIDYA VENKY said... Reply To This Comment

lovey rolls priya..excellent

Ashwini said... Reply To This Comment

i love california roll with wasabi sauce.. nice altenative

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Madhumathi said... Reply To This Comment

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