Thursday, May 31, 2012

chicken kathi roll / chicken frankie

                                                                                                                                                                   



                                                     chicken kathi roll / chicken frankie


Ingredients:
For 2 rolls:

for paratha:
3/4 cup of whole wheat/ all purpose flower.
1/4 cup of lukewarm water.
one pinch of salt.
1tsp of oil.


for filling::

200 grams of boneless chicken pieces, cut in small pieces.
one small size chopped onion.
one medium size green bell pepper.
2tbsp chopped coriander leaves.
1/2 tsp  garam masala powder.
1tsp of red chilli powder.
1tsp of turmeric pow.
1tsp cumin powder.
1 1/2 tsp of grated ginger.
1tbsp of grated garlic.
salt and pepper to taste. 
2 tbsp cooking oil.

for serving:

Some sliced onion.
Some mayonnaise.
Lemon juice.


Method :

1.a) In a mixing bowl add flour,salt and oil, mix well. Now with  the help of water make a smooth dough .
   b) cut the dough in to 2 portions and roll & fold them, as I have instructed  in my video, leave it for 10       mins.
   c) Now roll them into a large-thin roti. And cook in in a flat pan for 2mins on each side, on medium heat. Fry the roti and make a paratha [if u wish].
2. In wok add oil then fry the onion until it become golden brown, then add ginger garlic and fry for a min.
3. Add chicken salt and pepper and  fry the chicken for five mins.
4. After 5 mins add bell pepper and all the spices. Cook for 10 mins.
5. Let the it dry completely.
.6. Take one roti add some chicken, sliced onion, lemon juice and  mayonnaise . Roll it.....sere it .




Wednesday, May 30, 2012

                                     cooking something with flower and camera........lol....
Do you know, which is word's oldest soup???  And when it was made???
 Indian food is unhealthy ...... true / false ???

super healthy/healthy

which one you like most???    super healthy & tasteless food / healthy & tasty food??
I like 2nd one and u?? why???

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

mixed vegetable daal/ vegetable lentil soup






                                               vegetable lentil soup / mixed vegetable daal


Ingredients :
For 4-5 servings:

40grams of red lentils [masoor daal]
40 grams of  split yellow lentils [mung daal]
1 cup of chopped carrots
1 cup of chopped radish
one small cubed beetroot
1/2 cup of green peas.
6 cherry tomatoes or 2 medium sized chopped tomatoes
2tbsp chopped  coriander leaves
2 green chillies
1tbsp grated ginger
1/2 tsp asafoetida [hing]
1 tsp black cumin seeds [sahi jeera]
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
salt pepper to to taste.

For tempering [tadka]:

1tsp whole coriander seeds
3 green cardamom
one 1 inch piece of cinnamon
1 tb red chilli powder
one medium sized chopped onion

Method:

1.Soak the lentils in water for 30 mins.
2. In a pressure cooker add 2 cups of water and add all the vegetables, lentils and all the spices [except green chilli &  spices for tempering].
3. Cook for 2 whistles and do not open the lid of the pressure cooker at least 10 mins.
4. Now in a separate large pan  heat 3-4 tbsp of oil add coriander seeds, green cardamom and cinnamon and fry them until they start to sizzle.
5. Add chopped onion and chilli powder and fry for 3-4 mins.
6. Add the boiled lentil and vegetables in to the pan with fried onion and boil on high heat for about 3-4 mins.
7. Add coriander leaves and green chilli. Serve hot with rice or bread.

Pumpkin fruit cake


                                                             Pumpkin fruit cake

Ingredients:

110 grams/ one cup  of  all purpose flour.
50grmas of regular sugar, 50  grams of light brown sugar.
1/2 tsp of baking powder.
1/4 tsp of baking soda.
75grams of melted butter.
2 medium size eggs.
75 grams of grated pumpkin.
30grams of chopped dates.
30 grams of dried apricot [chopped]
30 grams of chopped pecan.
1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder.
1/2 tsp of  ginger powder.
1/4 tsp of freshly grated nutmeg .
some extra flour for dusting.

Method:

1. Mix one tbsp of flour with 3 types of dry fruits, keep aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl add sugar,  eggs and  butter and mix with a blender for 2 mins.
3. Then add al dry ingredients, mix well.
4. After that add grated pumpkin and dry fruits & mix well.
5. Take a greased-round baking tray and dust some four, spread the cake batter.
6. And bake it into a preheated oven at 180C for 15- 20 mins.
7. Cool down completely and enjoy with tea.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Mango milkshake





                                                             Mango milkshake
Ingredients:
1 cup of cold whole milk.
1 mango cut into cubes.
6-7 ice cubes.
1tbsp of sugar and one pinch of black cardamom powder.
Some shredded pistachio .

Method:

Mix all the ingredients [except pistachio] in a blender and blend well for 1-2 mins. Garnish with pistachio. Serve immediately.



Salmon curry


                                                            Salmon mustard curry
                                                               with Indian spices
Ingredients :

For 2 servings:
2 pieces or 200 grams of salmon fish [100 grams each]
One small chopped onion.
2 green chilli.
2tbsp chopped coriander leaves.
One medium-large size chopped tomato.
1 1/2 tsp of mustard powder.
1/2 tsp of black onion seeds[kalonji]
1/4 tsp of black mustard seeds.
1/4 tsp of turmeric powder.
One tbsp cooking oil.
salt to taste.


Method:

First of all mix the mustard powder with one cup of water and leave for five mins.
1.Marinate the fish with salt and pepper [for 10 mins].
2. Heat the oil and add mustard-black onion seeds.
3. When they start to sizzle add 2 green chillies [broken into half], onion and tomato, add salt and turmeric powder.
4. Cook them until the tomato  become soft.
5. Now add the fish, coat with spices and cook them for 2-3 mins on each side.
6. Now add the muster mixture [with water] and boil for another 5mins.
7. Serve hot with boiled rice.



Sunday, May 27, 2012

Garden salad


                                                                     Garden salad

Ingredients:
For 2 servings:
Salad leaves[2 cups].
Chopped cucumber 150grams.
Cherry tomatoes 150 grams.
1/4 cup of olive [preserved olive for salad]
For dressing:
1 tb sp of grated parmesan cheese.
1 tsp of lemon zest.
Salt and pepper to taste.
2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar.
1tbsp of extra virgin olive oil.


Method:

1. In a big mixing bowl pour all the ingredients [for dressing] and whisk them for about 30 seconds.
2. Mix all the vegetables and olive. Mix well and serve.



Whole wheat burger bun


                                                       


                                                          Whole wheat burger bun
Ingredients:
For 4 medium size bun:
3 cups of whole wheat flour [ you can use all purpose flour].
2 tsp of dried yeast.
2 tsp of sugar
1 tsp of salt
1 cup of lukewarm water.
1 tsp of sesame seeds.
some extra lukewarm water [if  needed].

Method :

1. In the lukewarm water add the sugar, salt and yeast. Mix and leave it for 5-6 mins.
2. After 5 mins the yeast will be ready to use.
3. Mix the four and water in a large mixing bowl and make a soft sticky dough.
4. Grease the same bowl and place the dough and cover with  plastic wrap.
5. Leave the dough for about 40-45 mins in a dark and warm place, oven is ideal place.
6. Then take out the dough from bowl on a chopping broad [dusted with some four], and gently massage the                
     dough for a min.And cut the dough into 3-4 pieces.From each portion make a smooth ball.
7. Take a baking tray with parchment paper and place the balls the cover it with a kitchen towel and leave for another 30 mins into  the oven.
8. Remove the towel  and brush each ball with some oil and sprinkle some sesame seeds. And bake them for 15 to 20 mins into a preheated oven [at 200C].
9. Cool them completely on a wire rack.




grilled chicken burger



                                                           grilled chicken burger in 10 mins

Ingredients:
200 grams of ground chicken/turkey.
2 tbsp if breadcrumbs.
One medium size onion, chopped.
1-2 tbsp of chopped garlic.
1 tbsp sun-dried tomato, chopped [optional].
2 tbcp of coriander leaves, finely chopped.
1tsp of dried/fresh[finely chopped] dill.
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Method:

1. Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and make 2 patties.
2. Heat a grill pan/regular non stick pan on medium heat .
3. Spray some cooking oil/ spread some cooking oil and fry/grill the patties for 5mins each side.
4. After 10 mins serve them with burger bun, tomato sauce, mayonnaise and lettuce.
  Home made whole wheat burger bun
And home made Italian tomato sauce

Friday, May 25, 2012

Mushroom Risotto


                                                              Mushroom  Risotto


Ingredients:

100 grams of carnanoli/risotto rice [or you can use any type of fragrance free rice]
100 grams of chestnut/closed cup/ button mushroom
If you wish you can use 1-2 tbsp of dried mudhroom
1 cup of white wine + 1 1/2 cup of vegetable stock   or,  1cup of veg stock+1 1/2 cup of veg stock
One large chopped onion
2 tbsp of chopped celery
2 tbsp of chopped garlic
1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese
1 bay leaf
1 tsp of dried thyme
1 tsp of olive oil
1+1 tbsp of butter
Salt nad pepper to taste

Method:

1. Heat the pan on medium heat and add oil and 1tb of butter.
2. Fry the onion for 2 mins.
3. Add the celery and garlic, thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper.
4. Cook them for 1 min and add the rice and fry for 2 mins.
5. Now add 1cup of white wine/1cup of veg stock,simmer it until the stock/wine get absorbed completely.
6. Now add the remaiming stock and again cook for 5-6mins.
7. Meanwhile if you see the gravy became very dry add another 1/2 cup of veg stock/water and cook until the water get    absobed and the rice become sticky.
8. Turn off the heat and add grated parmesan cheese and 1tbsp of butter, mix well and serve hot.
   It makes 2 servings.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Italian Tomato Sauce


                                                                 Italian Tomato  Sauce

Ingredients: 


2 cups of tomato puree
1 cup of water
2 tbsp of sugar
2 tbsp of  onion powder
1 tbsp of garlic powder
1/2 tsp of dried basil
1/2 tsp of dried oregano
1/2 tsp of dried parsley
salt and pepper to taste


Method:


1. In a sauce pan mix all ingredients on low heat and boil for 15-20 mins until the sauce become thick.
2. Stir occasionally.
3. then let it cool completely and store in a tight container, it remains good for 7-8 days.

This sauce can be served with pasta-spaghetti-pizza-sandwiches or can be used as dip with any snack.




Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Grilled chicken and vegetables salad


                                                 Grilled chicken and vegetables salad



Ingredients:


One zucchini,cut into round slices
One bell pepper,cut into square pieces
One Yellow/white onion, cut into thick slices
One bunch of asparagus, cut into halves
[ you can use any vegetable of your choice ]

One chicken breast, cut into thin slices and marinated with salt and pepper [30 mins of marination is enough]



For salad dressing:


One tbsp of good quality of extra virgin olive oil
One tbsp of balsamic vinegar[you can use apple cider vinegar also]
1 tbsp of honey
50 grams of roasted almonds [roast them in a hot skillet for a few mins]
1/2 tsp of dried parsley
1/2 tsp of dried thyme
1/2 tsp of dried basil
salt and pepper to taste




Method:


1. Mix some salt and pepper with the vegetabes and keep aside.
2. Grill the chicken in a grilling pan for 5-6 mins on each side[if you do not have grill pan you can use any regular nonstick pan]
3. Now grill the vegetables [spread the vegetables in a single layer]
4. Now in a large mixing bowl mix the olive oil, vinegar,all the dried herbs and salt-pepper and mix well.
5. Mix the salad dressing with the vegetabes.
6  Now in a serving plate take some vegetables and add some chicken pieces, sprinkle some  almonds and serve with some fresh lettuce.

Monday, May 21, 2012

salmon potato salad


                                                                Salmon Potato salad



Ingredients:


2 medium size potato, cut into big cubes and boil them in salted water.
200 grams of salmon fish marinated with salt and papper
1cup of thick yogurt
1tbsp of lemon zest
1 tbsp of lemon juice
11/2 tsp of dried dill
1tsp of dried parsley
salt and paper to taste.
1 tbsp of olive oil.




Method:


1.Fry the fish in a rying pan with the oil, on medium heat until the fish become golden brown on both sides.
2.Add the parsley to the fish and ans break them into big chunnks.
3.In a large mixing bowl add the yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, dill, salt and papper and mix well.
4.Then add the potato and mix well.
5.Now add the salmon and serve with some salad leaves.uuhu


Granola Bars            

Ingredients:

2cups regular oats
1/2 cup of chopped almonds
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
1/4 cup of sunflower seeds
1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp of whole flaxseeds
1 tsp of cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1cup of raw sugar [light brown sugar]
1/2 cup of honey
[ You can use any type of dry fruits and nuts of your choice]

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
2. Mix all the dry ingredients.
3. Make a thik dough/sticky mixture with the help of one cup of water
4. Take a baking tray with parchment paper and spread the mixture evenly.
5. Bake for 25-30 mins and  cool down on a wire rack.
6. cut into pieces and  store them in a airetight container.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Fish balls recipe



                                                                Fish Balls


Ingredients:


200 grams of Tilapia fish [bone less/ any fish of your choice]
4-5 tbsp of breadcrumbs
11/2 tbsp of dried parsley
1tsp of thyme
1tb sp of grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Method:
1.Preheat the oven to 230C and  finely chop the fish
2. With the fish add all the ingredients and make small size balls
3. Bake into the oven for 15-20 mins
4. Serve with pasta/ rice or it can be serve as a starter .

Banana Bread Recipe

                                           
                                             Banana Bread Recipe  
Ingredients :
110 grams of whole wheat/all purpose flour
50 grams of regular sugar
50 grams of raw sugar [ light brown sugar]
75 grams of melted butter
one cup of raisins
a pinch of salt
1tsp of cinnamon pow
1tsp of baking pow
1 tsp of Vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3 over ripe bananas

Method: 
1. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan
2. Mix the all dry ingredients
3. Smash the bananas until it become a paste
4. Mix one tsp of flour with the raisins
5. In a large mixing bowl mix the butter, eggs, vanilla extract, sugar and banana paste
6. Mix the flour mixture with the egg mixture
7.Take a greased  bread loaf tray and pour the mixture and bake for 30-35 mins, cool  it down and cut.
   Serve with tea.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A house is incomplete until it contains food..............
 Fusilli [pasta] with mushroom-tomato..