Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fish Croquettes



Ingredients

  • Fish -250 gms  (any fleshy fish)
  • Potato - 250 gms (boiled and mashed)
  • Bread crumbs - 1 cup
  • Green chillies- 3 (finely chopped)
  • Garlic Paste - 1tsp
  • Cumin Powder - 3/4tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying


Method

1. Cook fish separately by adding little salt and remove its bones and skin.
2. Shred the fish pieces and keep aside.
3. Mix together mashed potatoes, green chillies, garlic paste, cumin powder and shredded fish.
4. Make small oval shaped pieces and roll it in bread crumbs.
5. Carefully deep fry the fish croquettes until it turns golden brown.
6. Yummy fish croquettes are ready to be served.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Homemade Pizza


Ingredients 

  • Pizza crust -1 (medium sized)
  • Tomato ketchup - 3 tbsp
  • Onion - 1/4 (finely chopped)
  • Capsicum - 1 (thinly sliced)
  • Salami - 6 slices
  • Sausage - 1 small (sliced)
  • Mozzarella cheese - 100 gms
  • Olive oil - 1 tsp


Method

1.  Evenly spread the tomato ketchup on the pizza crust.
2. On top add the chopped onion and capsicum.
3. Shred half of the mozzarella cheese on the crust.
4. Arrange the salami and sausage on top and shred the remaining cheese.
5. Finally coat the pizza with olive oil.
6. Preheat the oven and bake the pizza in grill mode for 6 mins.
7. Serve immediately. 

Monday, October 4, 2010

Egg Dip & Fry



Ingredients

  • Boiled egg - 4 
  • Maida - 1 cup
  • Chicken masala - 1 tbsp
  • Pepper powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying


Method

1. Cut each egg into 4 vertical pieces and keep aside.
2. Make a thick paste of maida, chicken masala, pepper powder and salt by adding water.
3.  Carefully coat each piece of egg with the above paste and deep fry it until it turns golden brown.
4. Serve it with sauce of your choice.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Chilli Chicken

Whenever we go to any restaurant we would always order for Chilli Chicken. It`s a favorite dish for many of us.From 6 to 60 everyone simply loves it.Here goes my attempt on chilli chicken.



Ingredients

For marination:


  • Chicken - 1/2kg ( boneless )
  • Ginger garlic paster - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper Powder - 2tsp
  • Chilli Sauce - 1tsp
  • Soya Sauce - 1tsp
  • Ajinomoto - a pinch (Optional)
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


Ginger - 1 tsp (finely chopped)
Garlic - 1tsp (finely chopped)
Onion - 1 medium (chopped in squares)
Capsicum - 2 medium (chopped in squares)
Green Chillies - 2 nos (slit)
Celery - handful (chopped)
Tomato sauce - 1 tbsp
Soya sauce - 1 tsp
Chilli sauce - 1 tsp
Ajinomoto - a pinch (Optional)
Salt to taste


Method:

1. Wash and cut the chicken in to small pieces and marinate it using the ingredients under "For marination" for about 1 hr.
2. Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the chicken pieces until cooked.
3. In the remaining oil, add ginger and garlic and saute them until the raw smell disappears.
4. Next add onion, capsicum and green chillies and saute.
5. Once the onion turns transparent add the celery and fried chicken pieces and mix well.
6. Finally add the sauces, ajinomoto and salt and mix well.
7.  Yummy chilli chicken is ready to be served with Vegetable fried rice


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tandoori Chicken

 Whenever we hear Tandoori Chicken our mouth starts to water. I was always in hunt for a good tandoori chicken recipe. Its then I bumped into this recipe from a popular Cookery site. From then on I follow this recipe.Its very simple at the same time very tasty.




Ingredients
  • Chicken Legs  - 6
  • Coriander Powder  - 1tsp
  • Cumin Seed Powder - 1tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1tsp
  • Kastoori methi (dry fenu greek leaves) - 1tsp
  • Oil - 2tbsp
  • Lemon Juice - 1tbsp
  • Peppercorns Powder - 1tsp
  • Red Chili Powder - 2tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1tsp
  • Red Colour - a pinch (optional)
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Yogurt - 6tbsp
  • Chat masala to taste

Method:


1. Clean and Cut 2 or 3 long slits on each piece. Apply salt ,chilli pdr and lime juice all over the chicken and keep aside for 15 minutes. 
2. Make marination with ginger garlic paste, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder, kastoori methi ,turmeric powder, garam masala powder and red colour to a smooth paste. Add 1/2 tsp salt to the paste and mix well with yogurt and oil
 3. Apply it all over the chicken, making sure to apply well between all the slits and inside 
4. Preheat your oven to 425 degree Fahrenheit. Cook for 20 to 35 minutes till the chicken is tender.
5. Remove from oven and serve hot, garnished with sliced onions,chat powder and lime wedges.and also can be heated on griddle if serving later.


Vegetable Fried Rice

This is recipe is a very simple and easy one. It just calls for some cutting job and the rest is very very simple.If you have a food processor, then it can be made in half an hour. I got this recipe from one of my friends.




Ingredients

  • Basmati Rice - 3 cups
  • Carrot - 1/2 cup
  • Beans - 1/2 cup
  • Cabbage - 1/2 cup
  • Capsicum - 1/2 cup
  • Spring Onion - 1/2 cup
  • Celery - 1/2 cup
  • Pepper Powder - 2-3 tsp
  • Sat to taste
  • Ajinomoto - a pinch (optional)
  • Oil - 2tbsp

Method:
1. Wash and soak Basmati Rice for 20mints and cook by adding salt and 1 tsp oil. Care should be taken not to over cook the rice. It should be just 90% cooked.
2. Finely chop all the vegetables and keep aside.
3. Heat oil in a deep bottom pan and add carrot and saute for a min. Similarly, add the rest of the vegetables one after another in the order above.
4. When all the vegetables are almost cooked, add the cooked rice, pepper, ajinomoto and salt if necessary and mix well.
5. This fried rice goes well with chilli chicken and chicken soup.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Chicken Soup

Everyone's favorite Chicken Soup!!!


Ingredients

Chicken - 100 gms (boneless)
Celery - handful (leaves only)
Corn flour - 1 tbsp
Salt
Pepper

Method:

1. Cook chicken and salt in 3 cups of water.
2. Remove the chicken pieces and shred them.
3. Heat the chicken stock and when it starts to boil, add the shreded chicken, chopped celeary and pepper.
4. Take 1 cup of water and add in the corn flour and mix well.
5. Pour this into the chicken stock and mix well and bring to boil.
6. Transfer it into a soup bowl and serve hot.