Showing posts with label Snacks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Snacks. Show all posts

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Uttapam on Bread

Uttapam or Uttapam Recipe


Bhavna again this side. Well, I am sure you must be getting all the non-veg recipes from Raj but It is me who gets in kitchen to cook something new and different with veggies.

Today is a simple Uttapam Recipe but with a twist and presented in a wonderful way which will make your kids and guests eat this famous south Indian dish with much desire.

Look at this pic and see how a boring dish (as per my Raj) can be turned into a super rockstar (as per Raj again).

Raj was home little late and as usual said that he is hungry. So he wanted something to eat with tea. Now, there are times like these when I start thinking on making something nice for him. And then came the idea of making Uttapam on Bread.

Uttapam
Uttapam on Bread

Uttapam
Uttapam on Bread







Now, Lets get down to the recipe. Most of you know how to make Uttapam but still I would share the recipe for that too:

Ingredients:
  1. Suji
  2. Chopped Onions
  3. Chopped Capsicum
  4. Chopped Tomatoes
  5. Little Cream.
  6. Salt and Pepper
  7. Chopped Green chillies.
  8. Chopped Coriander (optional)
  9. Bread slices
  10. Some water

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

French Onion Soup

Hi Readers,

Bhavna here!

Today I am going to share a very famous soup which is called French Onion Soup. And though traditionally this soup is made in beef stock or may be chicken stock, I made it completely vegetarian. Not because I don't eat non-vegetarian but because I did not have stock. I will also tell you how this can be made with chicken stock. French Onion soup is usually made with caramelized onions but I have tried a different variation here!

It was actually quick thinking on my feet as Raj was not feeling well and he wanted something hot to sip on. Also, my kids love soup. So, I looked into kitchen and thought of making this wonderful soup.

French Onion Soup
French Onion Soup

As per Raj who is very picky about the food he eats, it tasted yummmmm. So I was glad to hear that! Even the kids lapped it up!!!

So, here is the recipe for French Onion Soup:

Ingredients:
  1. 1 bowl finely chopped onions
  2. 2-3 big garlic cloves chopped
  3. 1 tsp butter
  4. 2 tablespoon grated cheese
  5. 1/2 cup milk
  6. 4 cups water. Now if you have stock, use stock instead of water. The flavor would be even more. But that's not to say this one is any less. ;-)

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Butter Garlic Prawns

Butter Garlic Prawns is one of the simplest and fastest recipes I have made which has amazing flavor and natural wonderful aroma of Prawns when they are cooked.


One thing that I have always loved but seldom get to eat is Prawns. My mother-in-law stays in Orissa and cooks amazing Prawn curry. But if you know me well, I am not really curry person. So, today I bought prawns, as I am in Delhi, and thought, OK, let me try Butter Garlic Prawns.


Butter Garlic Prawns
Butter Garlic Prawns

I had the best prawns of my life in a restaurant in Puducherry (formerly Pondicherry). They were Golden Fried Prawns and I was totally bowled over by them. I never had those kinda prawns ever again.

So, with Butter Garlic Prawns or Shrimps, I did not even try to match it. Anyway, its a different recipe but It came out good, in fact too good. The wonderful warm taste of garlic and the natural taste and bite of prawns make it super delicious and the butter makes it so much glossy and juicy. It's a perfect sea food snack to be had with amazingly chilled beer in afternoon. Oh my, I am thinking of Goa here!

Butter Garlic Prawns
Butter Garlic Prawns

Let me take you through the recipe now:

Ingredients:

  1. 10-12 small Prawns: de-shelled and de-veined. This is very important. If you do not know how to do it, ask the person at the shop to do it. You can also buy packed prawns/shrimps which are already de-shelled and de-veined.
  2. Butter - 1 tablespoon.
  3. Finely chopped garlic.
  4. Salt and black pepper.
  5. Half a lemon juice.
  6. Coriander for garnishing.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Desi Tortilla Wrap

Hi Friends,

One of the rare days when I wanted to cook something veggie and for my kids which is delicious and not spicy, I could think of fusion. While coming back from office thinking what could I make, the spark in my head told me to do a twist to spicy Tortilla Wrap recipe. You can even make this for kids' lunch box.

You might also want to look at Egg Bread Pitt recipe here, especially for kids.

Tortilla Wrap
Desi Tortilla Wrap
Tortilla Wraps basically come from Mexico and are known to be spicy as most Mexican food is. But this time what I will share with you is a nutritious and yummy recipe which not only tastes good but looks good and give something new to your kids. You will find that the recipe so much resembles Indian way of cooking.

The magic is in the stuffing which is suited to kids' taste buds but obviously you can modify to your liking, by this I mean spicy! 


Tortilla Wrap
Desi Tortilla Wrap

Here is the Desi Tortilla Wrap recipe:

Ingredients:
  1. Tortilla Wraps. You can get it from any grocery store.
  2. Rajma or Kidney Beans. Boiled nicely.
  3. Chopped Onions
  4. Roughly Chopped Tomatoes. We want them in the bite so don't chop them finely.
  5. Paneer cut in small cubes.
  6. Spinach - blanched.
  7. Salt and Pepper.
  8. Dried Mixed herbs
  9. Dhaniya power and Garam Masala.
  10. Mayonnaise

Friday, 13 February 2015

Beer Battered Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips Recipe

Why do I love Fish and Chips?
Fish and Chips
Beer Battered Fish and Chips


Somehow, I love most thing British! Though I have never been to England but from whatever I know of England, be it the culture, food, living habits, weather, accent, I think that is the only place I would like to settle outside India if I get the chance to.

Food is one of the main reasons I like it and I do follow few British chefs. Fish and Chips was one of the earlier english classics that I picked up which I got hooked onto. And today, I will share with you the recipe of this classic dish.

I actually added another side to it by adding yummy mushy peas which adds another bit of nutrition in the dish.

Recipe for Beer Battered Fish and Chips with Mushy Peas:

Ingredients:
  1. Fish Fillets. I sued Singhara or Cat Fish.
  2. Flour (Maida)
  3. Chilled beer. Well, this one is not to drink but to be added in batter. :P
  4. Salt and Pepper
  5. Oil to deep fry
  6. Packed French Fries.
  7. Green peas, boiled.
  8. Butter.
  9. Bread Crumbs. Here is how to Make Bread Crumbs at home.
  10. Egg for egg wash.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Peanut Crusted Chicken Steak

Peanut Crusted Chicken Steak
Peanut Crusted Chicken Steak


I have been getting a lot of love for my chicken preparations. Lots of likes, views and drools.

So, I thought of sharing this wonderful "Peanut Crusted Chicken Steak" recipe.


As I have mentioned in my few posts that chicken breast is such a versatile and dynamic cut of chicken, you can do wonders with it. You can play around and make your own new recipe and that is what I keep doing. Below are few recipes using chicken breast, check them out as well:

Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu


Keema Stuffed Chicken Breast


Stuffed Chicken Breast with Spinach and Raisins


Chicken Double Bed - The Juicy heaven


Sauteed Chicken with Honey Vinegar Sauce.


The chicken steak for today is full of protein as it includes chicken, peanuts and little bit of egg and obviously it is full of flavor.

Here goes the recipe:

Ingredients:
  1. Chicken Breast.
  2. Roughly crushed peanuts
  3. One egg beaten well.
  4. Salt and pepper.
  5. Dried Thyme and Parsley.
  6. Olive oil or refined oil to cook. 1-2 table spoons.

Monday, 9 February 2015

How to make Bread Crumbs at home

When we bake or deep fry, many times we used bread crumbs to give our dish a wonderful crispy and golden crust. I used to end up buying bread crumbs from market when I started cooking but later I realised how easy it is to make them at home and damn cheap.

Just see below how they look if coated on something you wanna bake or fry.


Bread Crumbs
Bread Crumbs
Here is the recipe of Bread Crumbs:


Sunday, 8 February 2015

Baked Cheesy Rolls - Healthy Snacking

When it comes to kids, you know for sure that if you add cheese they will love it. My kid's love cheese and they even demand cheese crust pizza in their favorite outlet.

So, I was thinking of some new way to give them a snack which not only they loved, but even me and my wife could it. So I had to make it healthy. Well you say cheese and healthy? Well, not really but I baked these snacks instead of deep frying. Now that makes it healthier, doesn't it?

These are just like deep fried as they outer crust is super crispy. You will love these Baked Cheesy Rolls.


Cheese Rolls
Baked Cheese Rolls

Cheesy Rolls
Baked Cheesy Rolls
Here is the recipe for you.

Ingredients:

  1. Brown bread slices, outer crust cut off.
  2. Mozzarella cheese cut in bars as same length of the width of bread slice.
  3. Salt and Pepper.
  4. Egg.
  5. Bread crumbs

Friday, 6 February 2015

Chicken Malai Tikka - Recipe

Chicken Malai Tikka Recipe


As you walk bye the lanes of Old Delhi, the smokey fragrance and aroma in the air of tikkas and kebabs will pull you so strongly that you will not leave without having a bite. That's actually true today in almost every part of Delhi with those vendors serving hot smokey Chiken Malai Tikka or Chicken Tikka.

When winters set in, I took our my barbeque, set the coal on fire and started sipping my scotch while I was smoking and charring those Chicken Malai Tikkas. I did it 4 consecutive weekends treating family and friends and it was so good to see them coming up to the barbeque and eating them piping hot. They just could not wait for it to be served. This thing comes out so juicy and succulent and the smokey flavor will take your breath away. Even the process will have your drooling as those juices will fall on hot coal and that sweet sizzling sound will enchant you.

Though this Chicken Malai Tikka recipe requires specialy equipment like a barbeque like Weber and seekhs. But you can have one locally made by local lohars. The seekhs that I used, I got them from a local lohar and it made my work so easy. However, the actual recipe is super easy. If you wanna know how to actually burn coal, take a look at this video on How to Burn coal in charcoal

Alternatively, you can also cook it in oven if you don''t have BBQ. Though, you will never have that smokey flavor.

Chicken Malai Tikka
Chicken Malai Tikka

Chicken Malai Tikka
Chicken Malai Tikka
Here goes the recipe:

Ingredients:
  1. Boneless chicken cut into tikka sized pieces.
  2. Hung curd
  3. Cream
  4. Cardamom powder
  5. Garam Masala
  6. Dhaniya powder
  7. Salt
  8. Melted Butter.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Pan Fried Chicken Thigh with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Chips

Hi Friends,

Now that summers will be here and infact afternoons are much warmer, the time is coming back for Beer binging!!! Isn't it? LOL.

But yeah, if you also have some awesome food to go with it which is not just a snack but also a wholesome meal, there could be nothing better! But what you really want is something easy and light. I usually make something like this usually when I want to have a non-Indian meal which is not spicy but just simply flavourful and typically English!

So, it is simply a chicken thigh first pan friend and then cooked a bit in oven served with silky smooth mashed potatoes and Lays chips which can be substituted with fries.

Chicken Thigh With Mashed Potatoes
Pan Fried Chicken Thigh With Mashed Potatoes and Chips


Here is the recipe for Pan Fried Chicken Thigh.


Ingredients:

  1. One full chicken thigh.
  2. Salt and Pepper
  3. Dried Rosemary
  4. Dried Parsley
  5. Oregano
  6. Boiled Potatoes
  7. Butter
  8. Little Milk
  9. Garlic Paste
  10. Lays Chips/French Fries.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Paneer Salt and Pepper

Paneer Salt and Pepper Recipe

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh..... My blog is called Chicken Shicken and I am posting a vegetarian dish? How come?
Well, people who don't eat non-veg, for them paneer is substitute of chicken, ain't it? LOL! Actually, I decided to do this post as I was getting many requests from friends to post something veg. So here it is!!!

First of all, this is a super easy and tasty snack which comes under Chinese cuisine. It's called salt and pepper because the only spices you use are salt and pepper. And it is healthy!

Here is how Paneer Salt and Pepper looks:


Paneer Salt and Pepper
Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Salt and Pepper

Ingredients:
  1. Paneer (Cottage Cheese) cut into rectangular size cubes. Ensure you get fresh paneer as its soft and not hard.
  2. Salt and Pepper
  3. Corn Flour enough to coat Paneer cubes.
  4. Chopped onions, chopped Spring Onions.
  5. Oil

Well yeah, thats all you need. :P


Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Chicken Seekh Kebab

Chicken Seekh Kebab recipe or How to make chicken Seekh Kebab at home

Hey Lovely People!!

How are you doing?


Well, when I started cooking, I tried my hand at the cliche dishes which were loved by all and trust me Seekh Kebabs were the favourites. The ones I tried were so easy to make that I was surprised and shocked but yet they were delicious and you did not need the Barbeque or Tandoor or Oven to make them.



Chicken Kebab
Chicken Seekh Kebabs
Now, I am sure you must be drooling over the pic here. So I won't delay and here is the recipe:

Ingredients:


  1. Chicken Mince with Fat, preferably in 80:20 ratio. This helps in tender kebabs.
  2. Chopped Onions
  3. Salt, Pepper, Garam Masala, Dhaniya powder
  4. Chopped green chillies
  5. Woodern Skewers soaked in water for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Oil

Sausage Masala with Pav

Sausage Masala with Pav Recipe

Hi Friends,

Had a long weekend? Now back to the grind? Lol...Tuesday Blues this time...!

Well, Lets beat the blues.

When you want to have a quick dinner which is no fuss and makes for a tasty meal,  this recipe of Sausage Masala With Pav is perfect. This actually reminds me of Bombay meal.

Sausage Masala with Pav
Sausage Masala With Pav
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

Ingredients :
  • Any chicken sausage 
  • Onions finally chopped
  • Tomatoes thinly sliced 
  • Red chilli powder 
  • Garam masala 
  • Dhaniya powder 
  • Oil and butter 
  • Pavs

Friday, 23 January 2015

Pot Roast With Amazing Creamy Sauce

Pot Roasted Chicken Recipe


At times all you want to do is do a 'roast' like AIB. LOL. No, at home you can only roast your chicken and not Ranbir or Arjun. But the thing is, you can eat your chicken the way you want.

Now this was one night when few people had come for dinner and my microwave ditched me by going kaput at the last moment when I was about to roast my chicken. I had it all ready, marinated whole chicken ready to go under the heat.

And then I improvised and how!!! As they, when the going gets tough, the tough gets going.

Take a look at these pics, they will tell you how good it came, the chicken was done wonderfully and sauce was the star!!!
Pot Roast Chicken
Pot Roast Chicken



Here goes the recipe for Pot Roast Chicken:

Also see Tandoori Chicken Recipe.

Ingredients:

  • Whole chicken
  • One lemon halved
  • Mint Sprigs
  • 1-2 medium onions slices
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1-2 thinly sliced
For the Sauce:
  • Cream
  • White whine
  • 1 onion finally chopped
  • Coriander sprigs
  • Butter
Pot Roast Chicken
Pot Roast Chicken

Monday, 18 June 2012

Barbeque Chicken Legs - The Juicy and Tender Treat

Barbeque Chicken or Barbeque Chicken Recipe

Its been a while I have written a new post but here I am. Have been quite busy with my nephews and nieces visiting and weekends have been busy. Though I tried something new last week and now sharing it with you.

I have been making those curry dishes now for a while and wanted to try out some snacks that you could have with your pint of beer (it's so hot as you know), so I decided to try out my favorite barbeque kind of thing. Well, I have done tandoori chicken earlier but this time it had to be something American style. Yeah, the Barbeque Chicken Legs which actually turned out to be as beautiful as delicious they were.
Barbeque Chicken
Barbeque Chicken Legs - So Juicy!

To be honest, it is such a simple recipe that anyone can make it but don't take its execution for granted because you would have to use 2 modes in our Microwave (you need to have Convection and Grill modes for this recipe) or if you have a charcoal grill (I am so much desperate to buy it this winter), nothing better.

I have eaten this dish many times when I have gone out and really love the mild sweet taste it gives even though I have a spicy tooth!!! And this dish is not spicy so even kids would enjoy it.

So let me start:-

Recipe
Ingredients

  1. Chicken Legs (10 pcs)
  2. Mixed Herbs
  3. Salt
  4. Barbeque Sauce - This is what makes it sweet and gives that color and coating!
  5. Olive Oil/Vegetable Oil to coat the chicken legs (depending upon availability. I used already used oil and it came out good)


Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Ajwaini Murg Recipe


Ajwaini Murg Recipe Or Tangri Kebab Recipe

Well, I love the dry form of chicken as much as I love curries. But I cook this dish mostly because my wife love chicken and more so in dry form than in curry. Best part is, it’s very simple. And then there are 2 ways to cook it, either in pan or in oven.  I prefer the pan version because it’s not entirely dry but with some ‘gravy-ish’ masala, you know the juices of chicken with all spices that you use in marinade will be there.
Ajwaini Murg or Tangri Kebab
Ajwaini Murg or Tangri Kebab

Ajwaini Murg or Tangri Kebab
Ajwaini Murg or Tangri Kebab

So here we go, recipe for “Ajwaini Murg’:-

Ingredients:-

  1. 6-8 chicken drumsticks
  2. Ajwain
  3. Ginger Garlic Paste
  4. Salt
  5. Kasuri Methi (Dry)
  6. Garam Masala
  7. Curd (beaten smooth)
  8. Kashmiri red chilli powder

Monday, 30 April 2012

Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken or Tandoori Chicken Recipe

So, many of my friends have asked me the recipe of Tandoori Chicken and how to get that 'Grilled Look', you know to make it look like its not home-made!


Well, to all my food maniacs, here is the recipe!



Tandoori Chicken
Tandoori Chicken


Preparation Time: 4-6 Hours

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:-


First and Foremost, you will need the strong desire of a juicy outcome!


  1. 1 Whole chicken (about 800 gms)
  2. Salt
  3. Red Chilli Powder (preferably Kashmiri chili powder as it adds less spice and more color)
  4. Garam Masala
  5. Ginger-Garlic Paste
  6. Hung Yogurt (Hang curd in a muslin cloth for 2 hours to drain out the water. It will give you a dough like yogurt)
  7. Black Pepper powder
  8. Lemon Juice
  9. Mustard Oil. This is typical to Tandoori chicken.