Sunday, January 3, 2016

Chicken Majboos

Onion: 2 large
Butter/refined oil: 4tbsp
Arabic Spice mix: 1tbsp
Turmeric: 1tsp
Chicken: 1.5 kg
Tomatoes: 3 big
Dried Lime: 1
Cardamom pods: 6
Cloves: 3
Cinnamon sticks: 2” 2piece
Salt: to taste
Water: 2 ½ cups
Long rice: 2cups
Coriander leaves: needed
Parsley chopped: 2tbsp (optional)

Method Of Preparation
In a deep sauce pan, fry onions in butter or oil.
When it slightly browns add Arabic spice mix and turmeric and cook for a minute.
Then add the washed and drained chicken pieces to it mix well with onion and brown the chicken lightly.
Add tomatoes, crushed dried loomi, cardamom pods, and cinnamon and cloves, salt and mix well.
Add water and cover the pan. When it boils put the flame to sim.
When the chicken gets 80% cooked add the rice and mix it gently.
Add coriander and parsley to it.
Cover with lid and sim the flame and keep it for 25 to 30minutes till the rice gets cooked.
Set aside for 10minutes.
Arrange rice on the serving dish with chicken pieces in the center.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015


White Rice: 1 ½ cups
Cooked Rice: 1/2 cup
Egg: 1
Salt: needed
Water: ¾ cup or adjust according to the consistency
Oil: for deep fry

Method Of Preparation

Soak the white rice in water to about 4hrs.
Wash and drain the rice.
In the grinder add soaked rice, cooked rice, salt, egg and water and grind.
The batter should be slightly thicker than dosha batter.
Heat oil in a kadai, when the oil is heated add a ladle full batter to the oil.
Decrease the flame to medium, when it puffs up turn the other side and fry.
Take it out and drain it on a tissue paper.

Serve hot with chicken curry.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Sausage Stuffed Bun

All Purpose Flour: 1 ¾ cups
Warm Milk: ½ cup
Milk Powder: 2tbsp
Warm Water: ¼ cup (or as required)
Sugar: 1 ½ tbsp
Salt: needed        
Oil: 2tbsp                   
Melted Butter: 4tbsp or olive oil
Yeast: ¾ tsp

Sausage: 6 or as needed (cut into round slices)
Tomato ketchup: 4tbsp
Cream cheese: 4tbsp

Method Of Preparation
Sieve the flour, then add milk powder, sugar, yeast and salt. Then add the oil and mix together. Now add all the milk. Start kneading together and gradually add the water a little at a time. You might not need it all, so add it sparingly until your dough is nice and soft. Add butter or olive oil in between while kneading the dough. Knead for 8-10 minutes. The more you knead it the softer the buns will be.
Touch a bit of oil with your fingertips and apply all over the ball of dough. Cover in a bowl and set aside for 40mins to an hour for it to double in size.

Divide the dough into two equal portions.
Take a round spring form baking tray. Grease or line with butter paper.
Take one portion of dough, roll and place it into the tray so as it cover all sides of the tray.
Spread tomato ketchup and then spread sausage and the add cream cheese above it.
Take the other portion of the dough and roll and place it above the stuffing.
Cover it well so that it touches all sides of the pan.
Brush the egg wash on top. Cover and keep for 15minutes.
Meantime preheat the oven.
Bake it at 160deg C to about 40minutes or till done.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Tuna & Vegetable Salad

Onion: 1 small
Capsicum: 1
Tomato: 1
Cucumber: 1
Carrot: 1
Tuna shredded: one cup (I marinated chicken with turmeric, chilli and salt and fried)
Sweet corn cooked: ½ cup
Avocado chopped: ¼ cup
Coriander leaves chopped: 4tbsp
Olives: Black & Green: 10 each
Salt: needed
Lemon juice: of 1 lemon or as needed
Pepper powder: ½ tsp
Cumin powder: ½ tsp
Olive oil: 1 + 1tbsp

Method Of Preparation
Chop capsicum and sauté it in olive oil for 2 minutes.
In a bowl add sautéed capsicum, finely chopped onion, tomato, cucumber, carrot, Avocado, chopped olives, and shredded tuna and coriander leaves.
Add in sweet corn and mix.
Dress it with olive oil, pepper powder, cumin powder, lemon juice and salt.
Chill for few minutes or serve as it is.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Custard Pudding Topped With Praline and Caramelized Semiya

Custard powder: 3tbsp
Milk: ½ ltr
Sugar: 4tbsp (or as per taste)
Caramelizing vermicelli
Vermicelli/Semiya: 3tbsp (broken into small pieces)
Butter: 1tsp
Sugar: 1tbsp
Water: 2-3 tbsp
Sugar: 2tbsp
Almonds chopped: 3tbsp
Fruits: As per Choice

Method Of Preparation

Caramelizing vermicelli
Heat butter and add vermicelli to it, roast it till it becomes slight brown. Switch off the flame and keep aside.
Heat 1tbsp sugar in a non- stick pan, when it starts to brown add the roasted vermicelli, stir and add 2tbsp water to it and switch off the flame after half minute.                              
To make praline:
Heat a pan and add sugar. Let the sugar melt and start to boil. Reduce the heat and let the sugar turn golden in color. Switch off the flame, add the chopped nuts, mix well and pour the whole mixture on an oiled aluminum foil. Let it cool completely. (Beware: Pralines are extremely hot and it can cause serious burns). Once they are completely cold, break them to pieces and crush them in pestle and mortar or food processor.
In a cooking pan add milk sugar and custard powder. Stir without lumps.
Keep on flame and stir continuosly till it becomes thick.
Switch off the flame.
Let it cool a bit (not fully cooled)
Take the pudding bowl, spread caramelized semiya, add some fruits and pour custard to half of the bowl.
Then again add caramelized semiya, fruits and praline. Then fill the bowl with custard and sprinkle fruits semiya and praline.
Decorate with cherry
Chill for 2hours and serve.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Bread Pockets

Bread: 10
Egg: 1
Bread Crumbs: needed
Oil: for frying
Chicken: 1 ½ cups (cooked and shredded)
Onion: 2
Green Chilli: 2
Coriander leaves chopped: 3tbsp
Turmeric powder: a pinch
Salt: needed
Pepper powder: ¼ tsp
Garam Masala: ¼ tsp
Oil: 3tbsp

Method Of Preparation
Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onion.
Saute for a while and add green chilli, chopped turmeric powder, pepper powder and garam masala.
Add salt and shredded chicken.
Stir and close and low the flame and cook for 5minutes.
Then add coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
Beat the egg well by adding 3tbsp water or milk. Keep aside
Take the bread crumbs and keep aside
Cut the sides of the bread.
Take two slices of bread together.
Roll it together slightly with a rolling pin. (Pair the slices and do the same with the other slices)
Take the rolled bread piece and first dip in egg well and the dust well with bread crumbs.
Deep fry in hot oil till bith sides are golden brown
Drain it on a kitchen tissue.
Take each piece and cut it into two and make pockets.

Stuff the masala into the pocket and serve hot.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Blooming Onion Bun

Burger Bun
Mozzarella Cheese     
Spring Onion

Method Of Preparation
Take the bun and make square slits on it.
Then add the mozzarella cheese in to the slits and on top of the bun
Then sprinkle some chopped spring onion on top of it and again sprinkle some mozzarella cheese.

Preheat the oven and bake at 160 deg C to about 7 to 10min or till the cheese melts.