Non veg

Palak Prawns

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Today’s post is about a side dish, that I have made with prawns. You will generally not find this dish in any restaurant but its taste is such that it can challenge any side dish served at the restaurants. Palak prawns is a delicacy in which, prawns are cooked in a green gravy. I made this green gravy using fresh spinach and coriander leaves and have used minimum spices in making this dish.

So, lets go through the detailed recipe for making Palak prawns.

Ingredients

Prawns 500 gm (de shelled and clean washed)

Fresh spinach leaves 250gm

Fresh coriander leaves a handful of

Onion 1 medium chopped

Tomato 1 medium chopped

Green chili 2 or 3 chopped

Ginger paste 1 tsp

Garlic 3 to 4 cloves chopped

Turmeric powder 1+ ½ tsp

Red chili powder 1 tsp

Coriander powder 1 tsp

Kasuri methi powder 1 tsp

Whole cumin 1 tsp

Whole dry red chili 1

Cooking vinegar 1 tsp

Fresh cream 2 tbsp

Salt 1 tsp + as per taste

Sugar 1 pinch

Mustard oil 2 + 2 tbsp

Procedure

  • Take the prawns in a mixing bowl, add 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp salt and vinegar and mix well. Rest the marinated prawns for 15 min
  • Now boil about 4 cups of water and add the fresh spinach leaves for blanching. Strain out the spinach leaves and keep aside for cooling
  • Once it has cooled down, take the spinach in a grinder, add the coriander leaves, 2 tsp water and grind it to a smooth paste
  • Now, place a kadhai at medium high heat and then add 2 tbsp of oil in it. Once the oil is heated, add the prawns and shallow fry these until light golden in colour and then keep aside
  • Now add the remaining 2 tbsp oil in the same kadhai and let it heat. Once heated, add the cumin seed and dry red chili and saute for few seconds
  • Once the cumin starts spluttering, add onion and stir fry them until these turns light golden in colour
  • Then add the ginger paste and garlic and saute until the raw smell disappears
  • Then, add the tomato and stir and cook until these turns mushy
  • Add remaining turmeric, red chili powder, salt and mix well. Add 1 tbsp water and keep on roasting the masala until oil starts separating
  • At this point add the spinach coriander paste and mix well. Stir and roast the masala mixture at medium heat, until oil starts separating
  • Now, add sugar and mix well. Take ½ cup water in the grinder, wash the left spinach paste and add this water to the cooking gravy and mix well
  • Once the gravy starts boiling, add the prawns, mix well and cover and cook for 5 to 7 minutes at medium low heat
  • Then, remove cover and check and adjust salt at this stage.
  • Add kasuri methi powder and mix well. Cook for another ½ a minute
  • Then add the fresh cream, mix well and then switch off the heat.
  • Serve hot Palak prawns with some flavoured rice and enjoy with your family and friends.
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Chicken Hariyali Kebab

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Today’s post is about the recipe of a simple and tasty kebab, which is again an easy to make chicken starter. Its preparation requires few easily available ingredients. 

So friends, today I’m sharing the recipe of Chicken hariyali kebab, which you can make within a few couple of minutes and impress your family and friends, that’s too without much hassle.

Lets go through the recipe for making Chicken Hariyali Kebab.

Ingredients 

Boneless chicken 250 to 300gm cut into medium sized cubes 

Fresh coriander leaves 1 cup

Garlic 3 to 4 cloves

Ginger 1/2” piece

Green chilli 2 or as per taste

Curd 2 tbsp

Cooking vinegar 1 tsp

Gram flour/besan 2 tsp or 1 tbsp

Black pepper powder ½ tsp

Salt as per your taste

Butter 1 tsp

Skewers 5 or 6

Procedure 

  • Grind the coriander leaves, ginger, garlic, green chillies, with little water to make a fine paste
  • Take this paste into a mixing bowl. To this, add curd, gram flour, salt, black pepper powder, vinegar and mix well
  • Add the chicken pieces to this mixture and mix such that the pieces gets well coated with the marinade 
  • Rest the marinated chicken for ½ an hour
  • Now prepare the chicken skewers and keep ready for cooking 
  • Place a non stick pan or tawa or grilling pan, whichever available, at high heat allow it to get heated
  • Once the pan gets well heated, reduce the heat and brush a little butter on it
  • Now place the chicken skewers on the pan and cook. 
  • Keep on turning the skewers at regular interval so that the chicken gets well cooked
  • Cook until dark brown spots appear on all sides of the pieces.
  • Once cooked serve hot Chicken Hariyali kebab with fresh salads, green chutney and ketchup.
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Cheesy chicken buns

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Hope you all are enjoying winters well. I wish you all a very happy and successful new year ahead.

So friends, today I am sharing my new year’s first recipe. Cheesy chicken buns are buns with chicken and cheese filling but the difference in these buns are that, these are made without using yeast. I have used cheese slice in the filling instead of grated cheese. You can use grated mozzarella and parmesan cheese in the filling. The measurement of the ingredients given here are for making 4 buns.

So lets go through the detailed recipe for making Cheesy chicken buns.

Ingredients

For making bun dough:

All purpose flour/Maida 1 cup

Curd ½ cup

Baking powder 1 tsp

Baking soda 1/4th tsp

Salt as per taste

Oil 1 tbsp

For making chicken filling:

Minced chicken 250g

Onion chopped 1 medium

Chopped ginger n garlic 1 tbsp

Green chillies chopped 2

Fresh coriander leaves chopped about 2 tbsp

Black pepper powder ½ tsp

Salt as per taste

Butter 1 tbsp

Others:

Butter 1 tbsp melted

Cheese slice 4

Here 1 cup = 250 ml, 1 tbsp = 14.8 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml

Procedure

  • Take all the dry ingredients, under the heading ‘for making bun dough’, in a large mixing bowl and mix them
  • Add curd and mix well. Roughly bind the flour with your hands.
  • Now add the oil and again knead the dough to a semi smooth texture. Cover the dough and rest it for about ½ an hour
  • While the dough rests, prepare the chicken filling
  • Place a pan or kadhai at medium high flames and add 1 tbsp butter into it
  • Add the chopped ginger garlic and saute for few seconds
  • Add the chopped green chillies and saute for few seconds
  • Then, add the chopped onion and saute until the onion turns translucent but do not let it turn brown
  • At this stage add the chicken and stir and cook for about a minute at high heat
  • Then, reduce the flames to medium, add the salt and black pepper powder, and stir and mix well
  • Cover and cook for about 2 minutes or until the chicken gets well cooked
  • Remove cover and stir and cook at high heat, until all the juices released by the chicken have evaporated
  • Now, add the chopped coriander leaves, mix well and switch off the flames
  • Now, take the bun dough and knead it one more time until smooth, dust a little bit flour if required. Divide the dough into four equal parts
  • Take one part of the dough at a time and flatten it with the help of your finger to give it a disc shape and place a cheese slice on it. The disc should be large enough to fit the cheese slice completely
  • Place enough chicken filling, on top of the cheese slice, at the centre of the disc. Now bring the edges of the disc together and give it a bun shape.
  • This way prepare all the buns and place them on a parchment paper lined baking tray. Maintain about an inch gap between the buns
  • Brush the buns with melted butter and bake these in a preheated oven at 180°C for 30 minutes
  • Cheesy chicken buns are ready to be served. Enjoy these with some mustard sauce and tomato ketchup. 
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Fish egg fritters

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When it rains outside the one thing that comes to our mind is a hot cup of tea with some hot pakoras or fritters or bhajis. So, today I’m sharing the recipe of fritters made of fish eggs. These are very tasty and can make a good combination with a cup of hot tea. Do try these and share your experience with me.


So, lets take a look at the simple recipe for making Fish Egg Fritters.

Ingredients

Rohu fish egg 200 gm
Gram flour/besan 2 tbsp
Onion ½ of medium sized chopped
Garlic cloves 5 or 6 chopped
Ginger 1/2” piece chopped
Green chillies 4 or 5 chopped
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Salt as per taste
Oil 2 to 3 tbsp

Procedure

• Take the egg in a mixing bowl and break the lumps with your hands to make it lump free
• To this add gram flour, and all the other ingredients one by one, except oil, and mix well
• Heat oil in a frying pan at medium flames. Once heated, take small portion, about 1 or 1 and ½ tbsp, from the egg mixture and add it to the hot oil
• Shallow fry the fritters from both sides until they turns dark golden in colour
• Fry 4 or 5 fritters at a time and maintain at least 1” gap between the fritters while frying
• Once fried serve these hot and enjoy with your family and friends.

Chicken lemon coriander clear soup

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Today I am sharing the easiest recipe for making Chicken lemon coriander clear soup. I have used zero oil to make this healthy and nutritious soup and did not even prepared chicken stock separately.
So lets not waste much time and quickly take a look at the recipe for preparing Chicken Lemon Coriander Clear Soup

Ingredients

Chicken 250 to 300 gm cut into medium pieces ( preferably chicken breast piece)
Carrot 1 medium size chopped
Onion 1 small size sliced
Green chilli 3 or 4 chopped ( optional )
Garlic 4 or 5 cloves chopped
Coriander leaves chopped 1/4th cup chopped
Juice of a lemon
Black pepper powder ½ tbsp
Salt as per taste

You can also add onion greens

Procedure

• Take about 750 ml water in a kadhai or a deep bottomed vessel and place it on high flames. Add the chicken pieces, chopped carrot, chopped garlic, sliced onion, salt and stir well
• Once the water starts boiling, reduce the flames to medium and cover and cook until the chicken gets cooked well
• Once the chicken is cooked, take out the chicken pieces from the cooking soup and shred it with the help of a fork
• Now add the shredded chicken back to the soup, add black pepper powder, chopped green chilli, chopped coriander leaves and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes over medium high flames
• Finally add lemon juice, stir well and switch off the flames
• Chicken lemon coriander clear soup is ready to be served. Serve it hot and enjoy with your family

Scrambled egg wraps

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I am back with my new recipes. Today I’m sharing a healthy snacks recipe which is very easy to prepare and tastes too good and at the same time ensures healthy eating.
To make these wraps I have made the tortillas using half quantity each of whole wheat flour and refined flour. You can make these using refined flour only or can also use readymade store bought tortillas.
So, here is the detailed recipe for making scrambled egg wrap.

Ingredients

For making the tortilla dough:

Whole wheat flour ½ cup
All purpose flour ½ cup
Butter 20 gm
Salt as per taste

For the filling:

Eggs 4
Milk 2 tbsp
Chopped Cucumber ½ cup
Chopped Onion ½ cup
Chopped Capsicum ½ cup
Chopped Carrot ½ cup
Chopped green chilli 3 or 4 (optional)
Mayonnaise 4 to 5 tbsp
Tomato ketchup 4 to 5 tbsp
Black pepper powder 2 tsp
Salt as per taste
Butter or oil ½ tbsp

Here 1 cup = 240ml

Procedure

• Take all the ingredients for making dough in a mixing bowl and rub and mix well. Now add water little by little and mix well with your hands to make a semi soft dough.
• Pat a little bit of oil on the surface of the dough and keep it covered for about ½ an hour or so.
• While the dough rests, make the egg scramble and keep ready.
• For this, break and add the eggs in a mixing bowl. Add milk, black pepper powder and salt and beat the eggs
• Place a frying pan at medium flames and let it heat. Add the oil or butter and spread it all over the hot pan
• Pour in egg mixture. As eggs begin to set, gently pull the eggs across the pan with a spatula, forming large soft curds
• Continue cooking – pulling, lifting and folding eggs – until thickened and no visible liquid egg remains. Do not stir constantly. Remove from heat once done
• Now take the dough and knead it for few more seconds. Divide the dough into 4 equal parts
• Take each part at a time and roll it into a thin circular disc shape
• Place a tawa at medium flames and cook the tortillas from both sides
• Now take one tortilla and spread mayonnaise on half of its surface
• Place sufficient chopped veggies and scrambled eggs onto the same half. Top it with some tomato ketchup
• Now start wrapping the tortilla from the side containing the filling ingredients. Wrap it with a sheet of butter paper or aluminium foil
• Follow the same process to make all the wraps and the enjoy hot scrambled egg wrap with family and friends.

Fried chicken

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Today I am sharing the recipe of such a snacks which needs no introduction for itself. It is one of the most loved snacks of the non vegetarians. Yes! I am talking about fried chicken. From children to the elderly, it is liked by the people of all ages.
In today’s recipe I have used curd instead of buttermilk. So, lets quickly take a look at the detailed recipe for making fried chicken.

Ingredients

Chicken legs 6 pieces
Eggs 3
Curd 2 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Juice of ½ a lemon
Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 + 1 tbsp
Black pepper powder 1 + 1 + ½ tsp
Corn flour 1 cup
Oats 1/4th cup slightly crushed
Salt as per taste
Enough oil for frying chicken legs

Procedure

• In a mixing bowl, take curd, ginger garlic paste, 1 tbsp Kashmiri red chilli powder, 1 tsp black pepper powder, salt as per taste, lemon juice and mix well
• Add the chicken legs into this mixture and rub and coat well with the marinade. Refrigerate this for 2 hours
• Take another mixing bowl, add corn flour, oats, remaining Kashmiri red chilli powder, 1 tsp black pepper powder, salt and mix well
• Break and add the eggs into a third bowl, add salt, remaining black pepper powder and beat well
• Take one chicken leg piece at a time and shed off the extra marinade.
• Now dip the chicken leg into egg mixture. Then transfer it into the flour mixture. Wrap the chicken legs with the flour mixture
• Now repeat the process one more time and keep it ready for frying
• Follow the same process for all the leg pieces and keep ready for frying
• Heat enough oil in a kadhai at medium flames. Once oil is heated, add the chicken legs 2 or 3 at a time and fry these from all sides until golden brown in colour.
• This way fry all the pieces and transfer these into a tray.
• Fried chicken is ready to be served. Serve it hot along with some tomato ketchup and enjoy with your family and friends.

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