Chủ Nhật, 30 tháng 6, 2013

♣♣♣Cauliflower Onion Pakoras♣♣♣

My cousin use to hate the very site of cauliflower I wonder why this cute looking flower vegetable has many haters any how I can eat a cauliflower in any form God is truly great he has thought ahead of time and created such wonderful looking veggies for man we must learn to appreciate food in any form...P.S I don't want to preach ☺

This recipe is a slight variation from our regular pakora recipes instead of slicing the onion I've created a very hot masala paste and marinated the cauliflower it totally tasted yum...☺

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Ingredients:
1 Medium Onion
6 Pods Garlic
1 Inch Piece Ginger
1 Tsp Turmeric Powder

3 Tbsp Gram Flour(besan/kadalai maavu)
2 Tsp Rice Flour

6 Fresh Chillies
1 Tbsp Garam Masala
1 Medium Cauliflower
Oil for frying
Salt as per taste
Prep Up:
  • Please follow the steps shown how to clean cauliflower in the link given Click here for the detail blog post
  • In a mixer jar add onion, garlic, chillies, ginger, turmeric, garam masala and a splash of water grind to a very smooth paste reserve.

Method:

  • Make sure the cauliflower has no moisture in it after power cleaning pat dry the florets with a kitchen towel.
  • Add the prepared masala to the cauliflower with salt and mix well add the gram flour and rice flour mix well place a cover and allow to rest for 20 to 45 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a wok on medium flame.
  • Add the florets one by one into hot oil and fry till golden brown drain and place the florets on a paper towel.
Serve hot garnish with lime wedges serve as a side dish for any meal or as a snack...Enjoy☺☺☺

Gola Urundai Kuzhambu (Spicy Meat Ball Curry Southindian Style)

This is ultimate recipe which mom prepares at home its spicy juicy Yum to the core can be served with any southindian breakfast or just simple rice and rasam....there are 2 variations in this meatball can be served with gravy or just dry fried as a snack or as side dish.

The preparation process is done in stages and is time consuming would suggest to do certain things ahead of time as we get into the recipe i will suggest few details to prepare ahead of time...

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For Masala:
15 to 20 Fresh Green or Red Chilies
1 Whole Garlic Pods
3 inch Pieces Ginger

1 Tbsp Fennel seeds 
2 Inch Sticks Cinnamon
4 to 5 Cloves
4 to 5 Pods Cardamom
1 Tbsp Pepper corns

Do not be alarmed at the hot and spice content in the recipe its very normal for southindians we prepare this masala paste in bulk for this recipe more than half of it will be used.
  • In a mixer grinder add all the above ingredients and grind to a smooth paste very little water can be added to grind into a smooth paste.
For Coconut Paste:
1/2 Cup Fresh Coconut
Fist Full of Coriander
  • Add the coconut and coriander to the same blender and blend well till smooth paste water can be added to prepare a smooth paste.
Please prepare this masala paste a head of time place in a airtight container in the fridge till use.
For Meat Marination:
1 1/2 Kilo Sheep or Goat Meat Mince
1 Tbsp Coriander Powder
1/2 Tbsp Turmeric Powder
3 Tbsp Masala Paste
2 Medium Sized Onion(Finely Chopped)
Fist Full of Mint and Coriander(Finely Chopped)
1 Tbsp Salt
  •  Add all the above mentioned ingredients to the meat mix and knead till well combined place in a bowl and allow to marinate at least overnight.
I Highly recommend to prepare the meat marination a head of time. if the meat is not minced fine i would suggest to add it to a coffee grinder and pulse it twice and then start the marination process.

Mutton Bone Stock:
Marrow Bones
1 Tsp Masala Paste
1/4 Tsp Turmeric
Salt 
  • When we buy meat mince the butcher will always add few marrow bones these have to be cooked ahead of time which can be used for gravy.
  • In a pressure cooker add the bones masala paste turmeric and salt with 2 cups water and cook for 3 to 4 whistles till well done reserve.
This process can also be done a head of time and refrigerated till use. 

Lets Prepare Meat Balls:
  • Mix and knead the marinated meat i would suggest you work will cold meat since its refrigerated it will be firm and hold shape.
  • Oil your hands take a golf size ball portion of meat and start preparing firm meat balls and reserve in a plate.
  • Heat 3 Tbsp oil in a wok on medium flame and start to arrange the meat balls in a circle inside the wok place on low flame and cover.
  • The meat will cook in its own juices once the moisture evaporates stir gently and cook till moisture has completely gone reserve in a bowl and follow the same step and continue the process of cooking the meat balls.

Lets Prepare Gravy:
1 Large Onion(Roughly Chopped)
1 Tomato (Toughly Chopped) tomato is optional if you want it can be added
3 to 4 Tbsp Masala Paste
Prepared Coconut Paste
Meat Stock

1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 Tsp Coriander Powder
Mint and Coriander
Lime Juice

2 Inch Stick Cinnamon
3 Cloves
3 Pods Cardamom
3 Tbsp Ghee
3 Tbsp Oil
Salt as per taste

  • In a heavy bottom handi or wok add the ghee and oil temper the oil with whole spices cinnamon cardamom and cloves.
  • Once the spices splutter a bit add the masala paste and fry a bit till raw flavor has gone.
  • Add onion and fry till transparent.
  • Add the masala powders turmeric and coriander and fry till raw flavor has gone.
  • Add the meat stock and water stir and add salt and bring to a boil add coconut paste and bring to a boil till the raw flavor from coconut has evaporated.
  • Add the meat balls and bring to a boil add lime juice and garnish with mint and coriander...
Serve hot with hot rice raita and rasam...Enjoy...:)

To Prepare Dry Meat Balls:
  • While cooking the meat balls in the wok allow to dry out a bit if oil is needed add a sp full of oil and stir and fry in the same wok till it turns brown in color sprinkle on some pepper powder and coriander and serve hot...Enjoy...:)

Thứ Bảy, 22 tháng 6, 2013

Pudina Paratha (Mint Roti/Paratha) with Jeera Aloo & Carrot Raita

This my favorite recipe love the mint flavor throughout the rotis for some reason my dad did not like garlic in it people who hate garlic flavors can avoid it this is a good recipe for breakfast or lunch...

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For mint roti:
2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
2 Fist Full Mint(Finely Chopped)
1 Cup Yogurt

1 Tbsp Cumin
1/2 Tsp Chat Masala
1/2 Tsp Pepper Powder

4 to 5 Green Chilies (Finely Chopped)
5 to 6 Cloves Garlic(Finely Chopped)
2 Tbsp Ghee
1 Tsp Salt 
Oil for frying.

Method:
  • Add all the above ingredients in a mixing bowl leaving the ghee out knead to a soft dough if yogurt is not enough little water can be sprinkled to knead into a soft dough.
  • Add Ghee and knead the dough further for 5 minutes cover allow the dough to rest for atleast an hour
  • Take a golf size ball portion of the dough dip into flour and roll out into roti add to a hot tava start to toast the roti and oil and fry toll the roti is cooked serve hot with jeera aloo and raita...Enjoy...:)

For Jeera Aloo:
2 Potatoes (Cubed into bite sized pieces)
2 Tbsp Cumin
3 Green Chilies (Finely Chopped)
2 Sprigs Curry Leaves
1/4 Tsp Chat Masala
1/4 Tsp Chilly Powder
2 Tbsp Oil
Salt as per taste

Method:
  • In a wok heat oil on medium flame add asafoetida and allow to crackle a bit add the cumin and allow to splutter add the potato and salt stir and cover keep stirring occasionally till the potato cooks.
  • Add chilly powder chaat masala chilies and curry leaves stir and serve along with roti.
For Raita:
2 Carrots (Grated)
1 Cup Yogurt
1 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Cumin powder

Method:

  • In a mixing bowl add all the above mentioned ingredients stir well refrigerate serve along with roti...Enjoy...:) 

Mango Treat, Deviled Monaco & Pomegranate Treasure (Biscuit Toppings)


After I posted biscuit chaat recipe i received loads of messages for more biscuit topping ideas here are a few healthy snacks for kids of all ages...:)
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Ingredients:
2 Packets Monaco Biscuits
1 Boiled Egg
1 Onion ( sautéed in a sp of oil and a pinch of salt)
1 Tomato (Deseeded chopped into tiny cubes)
2 Sprigs Coriander (Finely chopped)
4 Chillies (Finely Chopped)
1 Tbsp Chilly Powder
Fruits 1 Ripe Mango(peeled and cut into tiny cubes) and 1 Pomegranate
2 Tbsp Lime Juice
4 Tbsp Powdered Sugar
Cream Cheese
Garlic Spread or Mayo
Salt as per taste

 Mango Treat:

  • In a bowl add 3 to 4 tbsp cream cheese and powdered sugar  mix well till smooth texture.
  • Add half the chopped mango and 1/2 tsp lime juice mix well and reserve on a serving bowl. top with rest of the mango as garnish place a cling film and refrigerate to chill.
Once chilled serve topped on monaco biscuits enjoy...:)
 Pomegranate Treasure:

  • In a mixing bowl add 3 to 4 Tbsp Cream Cheese using a fork soften the cheese.
  • Add half the onion , tomato, 2 chilies little bit of coriander 1/2 tsp of lime juice and mix well.
  • Crush four or five biscuits into the mixture mix well add half pomegranate mix well. reserve in a serving bowl garnish using other half of the pomegranate cover and allow to set in the refrigerator.
Once chilled serve with monaco biscuits enjoy...:)
Deviled Monaco:
  • In a mixing bowl crumble the boiled egg using a fork add 2 tbsp garlic spread and 2 tbsp of cream cheese mix till well combined.
  • Check for salt add if needed add the rest of the coriander, onion and 1/2 lime juice mix well and reserve in a serving bowl sprinkle chilly powder.
Serve along with monaco biscuits engage your kids and family to assemble the topping on their own its great fun...enjoy...:)

Sesame Chilly Cauliflower

Recently I was sent a free sample from Hudson Conola Oil along with the package came a recipe book i found this recipe on hudson canola oil book wanted to try the recipe right away there are few changes in the recipe altered as per my taste...
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Ingredients:
250 Grams Cauliflower
3 to 4 Tbsp Green masala paste
1 Tbsp Turmeric powder
1/2 Tsp Chat masala
1/2 Tsp Garam or kitchen king masala
3 Tbsp Corn Flour
2 Tbsp Maida/All purpose flour
1/3 Cup Sesame Seeds
Hudson canola oil for frying
salt as per taste.

For garnish: pomogranate seeds, finely chopped coriander and lime
Green Masala Paste:
2 Sprigs Curry lef
5-8 Green Chillies
Fist full mint and coriander
1 Inch Ginger
8 Pods Garlic
  • Add all the ingredients to a mixer jar and grind to a smooth paste add water to grind to form smooth paste.
  • This masala paste can be used for veg and nonveg recipes its a versatile masala paste that can be prepare and stored in a air tight container and forzen.  
Please follow the simple steps to clean a cauliflower please click here to follow simple steps

Method:
  1. In a mixing bowl add the cleaned cauliflower, masala paste, turmeric powder, chat masala, garam masala, salt corn flour and maida mix well sprinkle water if the mixture is to thick the masala paste should coat the cauliflower.
  2. Place a cover on the cauliflower allow to marinate for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Spread the seasame seeds on a plate and rool out each floret on sesame seeds.
  4. Heat oil in a wok on medium to low flame drop the florets one by one and fry till golden brown drain.
Serve the cauliflower in a serving bowl garnish with pomogrante seeds coriander and mint.

Thứ Tư, 19 tháng 6, 2013

5 Star Cafe Bangalore

HAPPY THINGS HAPPEN IN HAPPY PLACES!
I was invited to fivestar cafe launch on 19th June. It was truly an extraordinary experience the date time venue every thing was perfect. I went along with Dad he had to cancel a few meetings for my sake poor daddy...we were there at 11.30 am as we entered there was a huge media presence we were  little bit overwhelmed seeing them.

As we entered Mr.Sanjeev Pant Sr Vice President and entire management crew from Thailand and Malaysia Invited us it was a pleasure to know everyone behind the scenes. Fivestar has over 5000 outlets located in Thailand alone. after roaring success with five star chicken outlets in Bangalore demand is huge no one can compete with the price range they have on their menu it was finally time to launch Fivestar Cafe.

While talking with Mr.Sanjeev Pant he is looking forward for expansion soon. there is a branch opening in Indiranager shortly.  I wish we had Branches located in north Bangalore too cant wait for an outlet to open near my home.
Fivestar Cafe has a terrific color palate the ambiance is hip and chic. even the dullest days will cheer up anyone. once you enter the place vibrant reds yellows greens grays and white colors dominate the place  colors play a major roll in our daily life it will surely put a smile on your face...:)
CPF is determine to fulfill the vision of becoming the "Kitchen of the World", and  plays significant importance on research and development to develop products to meet customers and consumers’. In addition they are committed to operate business with environmental friendliness and contribute back to society at large.
Fivestar cafe is centrally located to all Colleges, Schools and Offices majority of  the business houses are situated in this locality. This cafe has great food and beverages developed by Chef Sridhar who has completed his hotel management from Cyprus.

The product range includes various fried and grilled chicken recipes, snacks, burgers, fries, rolls, sandwiches, biryani and rice, different value combos, coffee, tea, soft drinks, ice creams, and desserts.

Its a fun place to meet, greet , eat, share, hangout and entertain on a budget...this place has free Wi-Fi. the menu is tactfully put together to suit every palate Thats why they say Happy Things Happen In Happy Places!!!
The Menu Card:

Snacks
Crispy Nugets 25.00 rs
Spicy Fingers 32.00 rs
Chicken Cheesy Pops 34.00 rs
Spicy Tangy Roll 46.00 rs
Hot Chicky Stick 46.00 rs
Crispy Tandoori Roll 46.00 rs
Veg Star Fries 39.00 rs

Fried Chicken
Crunchy Oriental 55.00 rs
Spicy Masala 55.00 rs

Burgers, Sandwiches and Rice
Hot Crispy Chicken Burger 55.00 rs
Chicken Garlic Burger 65.00 rs
Five Star Jumbo Spicy Burger 65.00 rs
Five Star Jumbo Burger 120.00 rs
Star Veg Burger 49.00 rs
Spicy Chicken Sanwich 62.00rs
veg Cheese and Onion Sandwich 49.00rs
Snowy Coco Rice 38.00rs
Chicken Dum Biryani 95rs 

Grilled Chicken
Thai Signature 335.00rs
Masala Grill 335.00rs

Combo
Super Value: 
Biryani+Choice of snack+soft Drink 124.00rs
Snowy Yummy: 
Snowy coco rice+ fried chicken+softdrink 110rs
Burger Lover: 
Hot crispy chicken Burger+Star fries+snack+soft drink 114.00rs
Big Hungry:
Hot crispy chiken+Star fries+snack+softdrink 144.00rs 
Roll Delight:
Spicytangy roll+ spicy Chicken Roll+Fried Chicken+ Soft drink 124.00rs
Light Meal:
Spicy Chicken Sandwich+Star fries+softdrink 119.00rs
Veg Lover:
 Sandwich or burger+ Star fries+softdrinks 99.00rs
Snowy Yummy Veg:
Snowy Coco rice+ Star fries+soft drinks 99.00rs

Beverage:
Coffee Latte 49.00rs
Coffee Cappuccino 49.00rs
Hot Chocolate 49.00rs
Coffee Espresso 49.00rs
Coffee Americano 49.00rs
Coffee Frappe 49.00rs
Coffee Iced Mochaccino 59.00rs
Coffee Frappuccino 59.00rs
Organic Tea 59.00rs
Soft drinks 34.00rs

Desserts
Choice of ice cream 40.00rs
Apple Pie 59.00rs
Brownie 59.00rs
Finally I got to meet the man behind the scenes research and development Chef Sridhar who was so kind to answer all my questions one by one. the chicken used in the recipes are free range which is a + point they rear their chicken in their own farms located in Bangalore all spices herbs are shipped within India. the oil used for frying is absolutely fresh they do not reuse the oil.  sunflower oil is used in all recipes. Chefs personal picks are chicken cheesy pops, Chicken Dum biryani, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, thai signature and spicy masala.

Finally its my turn..:P I got to savor the best on the menu.
Spicy Fingers 32.00 rs
Coffee Cappuccino 49.00rs
This was so crispy juicy inside perfect balance of spices which was awesome.  the skewers and chicken reminded me of chicken satay purely oriental inspired...coffee was creamy and yum
Chicken Cheesy Pops 34.00 rs
Worth a try it was cheese all things yummy in it...
Spicy Chicken Sanwich 62.00rs
OMG it was the most comforting food dad was all over it he want to go again just for this...super yummy...
Crunchy Oriental 55.00 rs
This is very neatly spicy and breaded absolutely crunchy spicy and yum kids will love this.
Crispy Nugets 25.00 rs
I dont know what is it about this one i was so crazy after just a bit it was super juicy and yum to the core.
Masala Grill 335.00rs
Perfect spiced for indian palate juicy succulent and all things good.
Thai Signature 335.00rs
Sticky spicy and hint of sweet i think its either honey of palm sugar i loved the fresh flavors really wakesup the palate this will be awesome inside a kati roll or sandwich
Super Value:
Biryani+Choice of snack+soft Drink 124.00rs
Though the portion is limited I personally am still drooling over that mirchi ka salan it was super dum biryani at its best it was like a piece on hyderabad on my plate gorgeous loved it
mmmmmm.....mirchi ka Salan...:)
Brownie 59.00rs
Finally we had a dessert its good for heart and soul sweets make a person happy.

Over all experience
Ambiance: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10

Where is Fivestar Cafe Located:
#3 Ground Floor,
House of lords, St.Marks Road
Bangalore-01

Socialmedia:
WWW.fivestarcafe.in
WWW.facebook.com/fivestarchickenindia

This review is done on my own interest. no one has funded or paid me to post this review.
Since it was their launch they gave us a thanking gift a T-shirt and sweet box.

Thứ Hai, 17 tháng 6, 2013

Mutton Soup (Attukari Soup)

 
Made this for my Daddy on the eve of  Fathers Day the most absolute tasty treat for a windy lousy weather this soup has medicinal properties people who are suffering from stuffy nose headache and joints pain will have some relief a simple soup for the soul...
Happy Fathers Day...:)

Ingredients:
1/2 Kilo Goat or Sheep Breast Bones and Meat

1 Tbsp Chilly Powder
1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 Tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 Tsp Whole Black Pepper Corns
2 Inch Cinnamon Sticks
3 Pods Cardamom
1/2 Tsp Fennel Seeds

1 Tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1 Large Onion(chopped into roughly)
2 Large Tomato(chopped into tiny cubes)
3 Red or Green Chillies
Fist Full Mint and Coriander(roughly chopped)
1/2 Tsp Lime Juice
5 to 6 Pods Whole Garlic
Salt  as per taste
1 Tbsp Oil and Ghee
 Method:
  • In a pressure cooker add oil and ghee heat on medium flame add the whole spices and fry a bit once the spices start to crackle add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw flavor has gone.
  • Add chopped onion whole garlic and tomato fry a bit allow to reduce a bit add the dry spices chilly powder turmeric powder and coriander powder fry a bit add the meat and give it a good stir allow to fry a bit.
  • Add coarse salt and fry a bit add 3 cups water and stir well bring to a boil cover and cook till 3 to 4 whistles.
  • Once the meat has cooked add coriander mint and lime juice stir well
Serve hot with rice or bread ...Enjoy...:)