Chủ Nhật, 31 tháng 7, 2011

Chicken Lollipop (My Way)

Marinade:
10 Pieces Chicken lollipops 
1 Tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1 Tbsp Chilly Powder
1/2 Tsp Garam Masala
1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
1/4 Tsp Pepper Powder
2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tbsp Chilly Sauce
Salt to taste.
Batter:
2 Tbsp All Purpose Flour 
2 Tbsp Corn Flour
1/2 Tsp Chilly Powder
1 Egg
2-3 Drops Orange Food Color (Optional)
Oil for frying
Salt to taste.
Wash the chicken once add 1/2 lime juice and allow to rest for few seconds and rinse again...this helps in removing funny smell and germs from the chicken.

Method:
  • Add the ingredients listed above to marinade the chicken mix well and allow the chicken to rest for 1/2 hour.
  • Mix all the ingredients given for batter in a bowl add water if needed prepare a thick batter.
  • Mix the chicken once before dipping in the batter.
  • Heat oil in a wok for frying place on medium flame.
  • Dip the chicken in the batter and fry till golden brown drain oil and serve hot with chilly sauce or mint chutney...Enjoy...:)


Demo video in English ...enjoy...:)

Thứ Sáu, 29 tháng 7, 2011

Paneer

n popular demand in the form of a number of queries via comments and several emails, here I am with my very own recipe for Paneer. This should not come as a surprise as I believe I have made myself a reputation of sorts for my love of Paneer through the numerous paneer based dishes on my site. The idea of making any basic ingredient for me is exhilarating. It is such a rewarding and stress relieving experience. With my love for paneer, making my own has a special place in my heart and my kitchen. It is one of those beautiful things which you never really know until you actually do it.
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Thứ Năm, 28 tháng 7, 2011

Potato/Aloo 65

Ingredients:
2 Medium Potatoes (parboiled)
2 Sprigs Curry Leafs
4 Green Chilies (slit in middle or finely chopped)
5 Cloves Garlic (finely chopped)
2 Tsp Corn Flour
2 Tsp Maida/All Purpose Flour
1 Tbsp Chilly Powder
1/2 Tsp Garam Masala
1/2 Tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 Tsp Ginger & Garlic Paste
1 Cup Yogurt
Orange Color(optional)
Oil for frying
Salt to taste

Method:
  • Cut the parboiled potatoes into cubes.
  • In a mixing bowl  add the potatoes, corn flour, maida, ginger garlic paste, 1/2 tsp chilli powder, garam masala, coriander powder, salt and mix with half cup of yogurt.











  • Allow the marinated potatoes to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before frying.
  • Heat oil in a wok start frying the marinated potatoes.
  • Once the potatoes turn golden brown drain and reserve.
I tasted the potatoes just as it is....it was super you can serve this hot for coffee or tea...:)
  • Heat a wok with 2 tbsp oil add the finely chopped garlic and fry a bit.
  • Add the chilies and curry leafs fry for a second add the 1/2 cup yogurt and 1/2 tsp chilly powder with salt as per taste stir well.
  • Add orange food color to the yogurt and mix add the fried potatoes to the yogurt and mix well allow the moisture to reduce and go dry. this super side dish goes well with south indian meal garnish with coriander serve hot...Enjoy...:)


















Demo video in english...:)

Thứ Tư, 27 tháng 7, 2011

Cream of Mushroom Soup

ay, I'm finally here with a soup recipe (...drumroll...)! I know the soups have not been my strongest suite. Many of you have pointed out that too. Funny how that works as I make quite a few variations of it at home but never really got around to posting any - which is very well evident from that fact that there is not a single soup on my blog even after posting over 200 recipes :D Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I am not much of a soup person myself. 
Alright, enough excuses and introspection. Now about the dish itself. Of the very few soups I like, this is definitely one of them. My first encounter with soup here in the US was the canned version. To put it simply, that encounter did not go very well, it was practically non-edible - and that left a scar. Until last week (I guess the scar healed) when after taking into account the feedback from my dear readers I suddenly realized that I used to like mushroom soup. Well you guessed it, I decided to make it for myself.
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Thứ Ba, 26 tháng 7, 2011

Baked Tomato, Bread Pizza & Sausage Rice 3 in 1 Recipe Challenge...:)

My challenge with my friends from facebook was to do 3 in 1 recipe...I was glad to take the challenge and had 3 packets of chicken sausage in my freezer with some corn and 2 capsicum left other ingredients were cheese tomatoes and bread. trust me i had no clue what to do with these ingredients...till last minute then i planned a menu that i always prepare and enjoy...chicken sausage is the only processed food we buy on a regular basis...

The rules for  the challenge is to use products and ingredients available at home not to shop for extra fitting ingredients for the recipe...if you want to take this challenge try to post your response i will feature you on my next blog...enjoy ..:)

This recipe can be altered as per your requirement you can leave the sausage out and add mushrooms and paneer its up to you...the chicken sausage base can be refrigerated for a weeks time and you can even prepare roti rolls using same base... 
Ingredients:
4 Chicken Sausage (cut into small pieces)
1/2 Cup Sweet Corn (steamed)
1/2 Cup Capsicum/Bell Pepper ( cut into small pieces)
1/2 Cup Onion( cut into small pieces)
3 to 4 Green Chillies (finely chopped)
3 Ripe Tomatoes
Bread slices
2 Cups Cooked Rice (preferably left over rice)
1/2 Cup Grated Cheese
1 Tbsp Butter
Italian seasoning optional 
Salt to taste.

Sausage Base:
  • Heat a wok with a tbsp of butter add onion chilies and capsicum fry the ingredients for 2 to 3 minutes till softened 
  • Add sausage and salt and fry for another 2 more minutes.
  • Add the steamed corn and fry a bit add salt and remove from flame.
  • Add 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning and mix the ingredients allow to cool before storing in and airtight container.  

Baked Tomato:
  • Make sure to choose ripe and firm tomatoes for the recipe.
  • Cut the tomato into half and scoop the seeds using a spoon.
  • Fill the sausage base into the tomato shells top it with cheese.
  • Place the tomato in microwave dish and micorwave for 5 minutes. serve as side dish for any rice items or sandwich the tomatoes in bread...Enjoy...:) 
Bread Pizza:
  • We would require regular white or wheat bread slices.
  • For Pizza sauce recipe click on the link or visit my labels marked tomato.
  • Spread the sauce on the bread add 2 spoon fulls of the base and top it with grated cheese.
  • Microwave till for 2 minutes and serve hot. I like to have a crust in bread pizza  i prefer to use regular tava/skillet to prepare bread pizza to the tava add a tsp oil and place the prepared bread and cover with lid for 2 minutes on medium flame till cheese melts and serve hot...Enjoy...:)
Sausage Rice:
  • We would require cooked rice for the recipe the process is same using the same base i have added pasta sauce you can add tomato puree and prepare the base.

  • Add cooked rice to the prepared masala and mix well and fry for 2minutes.
  • Can be served with salad or grilled chicken or eggs kids will love this lime and coriander can be added for indian touch superb for picnic and good change from our regular biryani...try it out and Enjoy...:)
Recipe demo...:)

Thứ Hai, 25 tháng 7, 2011

Gobhi 65/Spicy Cauliflower Tempura Indian Style

ummer is at its peak and the sun scorches the earth every day. Its almost midnight here and its 86 degrees outside *phew*. In the relentless heat however the rain gods do peek in every other day to provide some very welcome relief.
It was such an afternoon on Saturday this past weekend when the rains were especially merciful. As it rained cats and dogs, we sat on our patio on a Saturday afternoon - which usually means shopping afternoon - and marveled on how beautiful nature was (yes hubby and I still get corny sometimes about that stuff). Somehow the conversation changed very quickly to food (are you kiddin' me) and we were talking about how nice it would be to get something hot and crispy to munch on. I was immediately like 'lemme go and make some pakoras'. Hubby not being that much a fan of pakoras, I instantly sensed that on his face. That is when I was reminded of this fabulous appetizer that we had had at an Indian restaurant during our last vacation a couple of months ago. I had totally loved it then and my analyzing taste buds had read the recipe right then and there and kept it somewhere in my head. Yes I recalled it then and here's the result for you to see and enjoy.
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Thứ Bảy, 23 tháng 7, 2011

2 Minutes Chocolate Mug Cake...:)

Hurray Hurray...its 1st blog birthday today...a year ago when i started my journey i faced macro hurdles but my addiction for blogging and food was such a wonderful and amazing journey i can never stop doing this blog has been so presious and close to me and mom...hats off to mom, dad and my wonderful friends and viewers  who supported me...with out you guys i couldn't have made it...Hugs...♥♥♥



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When i was searching for a no fuss cake recipes online i came across mug cake recipe which seems nice and creative i loved the recipe but i did few changes with the recipe and loved it after i prepared mug cake for my blog i did 2 different variation using same recipe first attempt i added chocolate chips and the second time i added regular milk chocolate both came out very nice and wonderful...its simple and easy do try this recipe...:) before getting into the blog kuch meetha ho jaye...:P

Ingredients:
4 Tbsp Maida or Self raising Flour
4 Tbsp Sugar
1 Tbsp Coco Powder
1 Egg
1/4 Tsp Baking Powder (Optional)
3 Tbsp Oil
3 Tbsp Milk
3 Tbsp Chocolate Chips
Vanilla Essence few drops
we also need a coffee mug and microwave...:)
Method:
  • Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl make sure you whisk the ingredients thoroughly before adding to a mug.  
  • This recipe was for one serving mug but i felt the ingredients given here could make 2 mug cakes and i was right.
  • If your going to use plain maida the cake will be moist and dense if you want spongy cake then add baking powder to maida or use self raising flour.
  • Take the mug and fill it half way through add chocochips and micro wave for 2 minutes...mug cake is ready...:)
  • Dust with powder sugar or whipped cream and Enjoy.......:)


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Video demo as always...enjoy...:)


Thứ Năm, 21 tháng 7, 2011

Cherry Peach Cobbler


tores are abound with luscious and juicy fruits these days. Hey what do you know, its summer. It is especially the time for stone fruits like cherries, peaches, plums, apricots and the like. Although modern grocery stores carry them in all seasons, this time of the year they are at their best.
The other day I asked hubs to get some regular grocery stuff from the store on his way back from work. I usually make a grocery list on my iPhone and email it to him and he carries the phone in his hands around the store, yes he's cute. I call it my high tech grocery list. Anyway, so this other day besides the usual potatoes, bread, milk and other stuff that was on the list, he got me a box full of ripe plump red cherries. After eating a few right after washing them right out of the bag, the only thought in my mind was 'dessert'. I have made and blogged about Cherry Crumble before so I decided to make my other favorite, the cobbler.
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Thứ Ba, 19 tháng 7, 2011

Paneer Jalfrezi/Cottage cheese in spicy tangy sauce with bell peppers and onion

uite unlike the super-star butter paneer masala which is practically synonymous with Indian cuisine, the jalfrezi is mellow but very much like any Indian curry. It has a burst of flavors, is full of aromatic spices with an exotic taste that is bound to take you by surprise. Cubes of succulent home made cheese are simmered in a fragrant garlic tomato sauce with loads of colorful peppers and freshly ground spices that will make you mop your plate clean and ask for more. Unlike a few other paneer dishes this one is not very rich or laden with butter and cream to make it tasty.
A common dhaba dish all over India ~ dhaba is a Indian equivalent to the American road-side diner. Known for its rustic, simple, basic, inexpensive yet flavorful original dishes and very popular among long distance roadies and truck drivers. Whenever I go to India I make it a point  to take a drive with hubs and kiddo to the nearest dhaba on the national highway just to have some of their dal makhani, kadahi paneer and fresh out of the tandoor (clay oven) those buttery flaky tandoori rotis ~ ahh.
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Thứ Năm, 14 tháng 7, 2011

DIY Tomato Jam

This tomato jam recipe is very easy and nice something different from regular jams always use roma or bangalore tomato for the recipe its less sour and has lot of flesh my grandma always used to make this jam during tomato season its very nice with roti or bread...there is a sense of satisfaction when we do certain recipes rather then buying from a store try this recipe out not much ingredients used you can try preparing half the recipe and if you like it you can make it in bulk...since its only me who eats sweet products at home i prepare this recipe with 1 kilo it will easily last me for 5 months...I have tasted the same tomato jam in different variation some people add ginger, cinnamon, star anies and little bit of chilly powder its tasty but i like  it plain with out any over powering flavor if you like any of the flavors you can add to the jam.

Ingredients:
500 Grams Tomato
1 1/3 Cups Sugar
Red Food Color (Optional) I did not use food color
1/2 Tsp Sodium Benzoate
Salt
First Step:
  • Wash the tomatoes thrice.
Always buy ripe and firm tomatoes it should not have any green or yellow color and avoid buying tomatoes which have brown spots if you use such tomato you cannot preserve the jam for long...
Second Step:
  • Score the tomato.
  • Heat a pot of boiling water and add the tomatoes with in 10 mins the skin will peel remove the tomato from the boiling water and place in ice cold water or normal cold water.
  • Peel the tomato and add to the blender blend to a smooth puree.
Third Step:
  • Add the tomato pulp to a fine mesh sieve and extract the smooth puree .

Fourth Step:
  • Add the puree along with the sugar to a heavy bottom pot.
  • Place the pot on low flame.
  • Constantly keep stirring the tomato place a cover if it splutters while boiling.
  • After 20 minutes of boiling the tomato should reduce constantly keep stirring and add a pinch of salt.
  • The consistency of the tomato should go thick and when you lift the spoon the jam should resist and fall from the spoon.
Fifth Step:
  • Remove the jam from heat and allow to cool.
  • Add the sodium benzoate mix well and transfer to a plastic or glass container.
Allow the jam to rest for 2 day before use...always store the jam in glass or plastic container...
Enjoy your jam with roti or bread...try this recipe and post  your comments...:)

Do watch my video demo...enjoy...:)