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

Monday, 22 June 2015

Pathar Ke Kebab Recipe

Pathar Ke Kebab Recipe or How to make Pathar Ke Kebab


Recently I have gained some knowledge about Hyderabadi cuisine and been making an effort to try them. Hyderabad is really a house packed for meat lovers and I am a strict meat lover.

When someone suggested to me that I make Pathar Ke Kebab, I was fascinated by this unique way to make kebabs. Kebabs cooked on stone slab, as the name suggests, are done so quickly and add a unique flavour. Just the cooking process makes it interesting. Though mutton takes longer to cook but I guess the marination and the method of cooking made it really tender in short time.

It was an improvisation of a chef of a Nizam who would demand delicious mutton (goat meat) kebabs while hunting in the woods. The chef burnt some charcoal, put a stone slab on it and cooked some kebabs over it and then it became a famous dish in Hyderabad.

Pathar Ke Kebab
Pathar Ke Kebab

Pathar Ke Kebab
Pathar Ke Kebab
In hyderabad it is done on unpolished granite but I had a long marble slab which I used. Idea is to cook on stone.

Let me get straight to the recipe.

Pathar Ke Kebab



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Pathar Ke Kebab literally means Kebabs cooked on stone. It includes heating stone over charcoal and then cooking meat on it.

Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:
Boneless Pieces of mutton, flattened for even cooking
Curd for marination
Desi Ghee Or clarified butter
Raw Papaya
Garam Masala
Turmeric Powder
Red chilli powder
Dhaniya or Coriander powder
Black pepper powder
Juice of a lemon
Salt to taste

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs Recipe or How to make Scotch Eggs

Breakfast on weekends is something everyone always looks forward too. Though we are so much used to Paranthas or Omlettes, I love to expreriment and bring the oh-so-good chicken in my breakfast. That is why I tried these Scotch Eggs.

I have done experiments earlier as well like I did this Shakshuka which is an amazing Moroccon breakfast.

But these Scotch Eggs are as English as they can get.

Scotch Eggs
Scotch Eggs
A very typical English dish, Scotch Eggs are known to be invented in london in 1738 but then it is also very similar to Mughal dish Nargisi Koftas. In UK, packaged Scotch Eggs are easily available at departmental stores. In Netherland, they are also called "little bird's nest".

Lets get to the recipe straightaway.

Recipe

Ingredients:
  1. Chicken Mince or Keema.
  2. Eggs.
  3. Dried Mixed Herbs
  4. Oregano
  5. Piri Piri Spice Mix
  6. Salt to taste.
  7. Oil for deep frying.
  8. Bread Crumbs

Chicken Lollipop

Chicken Lollipop Recipe or How to make Chicken Lolliop

Hi Friends,

Today I am going to share an idea that will not only please your kids but also everyone else fond of kebabs, and It is my version of Chicken Lollipop.

So, it so happened that my kids were being stubborn on the fact that they wanted to have lollipop. They are my sons who are twins and when they want something, they want it. Period. And I had just got chicken mince or keema and was wondering what to do with it. And then suddenly this idea kicked into my head. What if I could just given them chicken kebabs or little patties on wooden skewers. And Bingo, I got on with it and they had their Lollipop.

Chicken Lollipop
Chicken Lollipop

Chicken Lollipop
Chicken Lollipop
They were so amused and happy that they finally got their lollipop. I found it great way to give this snack for kiddos and yet not feel bad about that they are eating junk. As a parent, it is very satisfying and also a great snack in your parties. It is almost like the Chicken Seekh Kebabs recipe that is there on my blog, but slightly different. I did not put any chillies in there because it was for kids.

Here is how you can make it.

Recipe

Ingredients:
  1. Chicken Mince 250 gms.
  2. Salt to taste.
  3. 1/2 tablespoon Garam Masala
  4. 1/2 tablespoon Dhaniya powder
  5. Chopped Onions.
  6. 2 tablespoons oil.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Keema Tart

An Innovative snack with goodness of Keema! Keema Tart

Ever wondered how many times you end up serving same kinda snacks to your guests? Well, I realized that actually few days ago when this thought was going in my mind. And suddenly this idea popped into my head to do something with the tarts as my sisters gifted me little Tart moulds I wanted.

Initially you won't believe that I was thinking of doing Strawberry Tart as I really want to try desserts as well just like my wife does. But then, I realized we did not get strawberries in anywhere locally. But the moment I saw Keema in the meat shop while buying mutton for my Rogan Josh recipe which I posted earlier, it rang a bell and I decided to this Keema in Tart, make a new snack. I have actually done a similar thing on Holi, served Dahi Bhalla in a new way. Check this Dahi Bhalla Katori as well.

So, here is what I actually came out with.

Keema Tart
Keema Tart
I have used Keema, you may use anything, just run your imagination.

Let me take you through the recipe now.

Recipe

Ingredients:

For 3 bowl size Tarts:

  1. 1 cup Refined Flour or Maida
  2. 200 grams butter
  3. 1 teaspoon of Salt
  4. Chilled water. Keep water in a bowl with ice cubes in it.
For Keema:
  1. Keema as required. If some keema is leftover, you can eat with chapati or something as well.
  2. Finely chopped onions.
  3. Finely chopped Green Chillies as per preference.
  4. 1 tablespoon oil.
  5. Salt
  6. Garam Masala
  7. Degi Mirch or Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder.
  8. Chopped tomatoes.
  9. Chopped Coriander.

Method:
For Tarts:
  1. Mix flour and salt in a bowl.
  2. Add butter in small pieces so that mixing is easy.
  3. Now mix butter and flour nicely with hand till it starts coming together.
  4. Add one tablespoon of chilled water at a time to ensure it gets together. If it is too dry, dough will not come together. Also, you do not want dough to be too sticky, it needs to be dry tight dough.
  5. Once the dough is tight and done, wrap it up in a cling film, just flatten it out and keep in fridge for 30 minutes.
  6. Pre-heat the oven at 220 degrees Celsius.
  7. Roll the dough thin on flat surface. Rolled big enough to fit into Tart Mould that you have.
  8. To mould, press it against the mould from inside so that there is not gap in between.
  9. Take out extra dough from edges.
  10. Prick at the bottom with a fork to ensure that tart doesn't puff.
  11. Bake it at 220 degree Celsius for about 20 minutes. It may vary depending upon oven you are using. Do check in between.
  12. Once done, let it cool down, take out from the mould and Tarts are ready. They should be crisp.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

How to Make Egg Roll

Egg Roll Recipe

It is one of the favorites to eat when you are strolling in market. They even say Kolkata rolls are the best, well I would not disagree because I have tasted them. But what if you want to make these egg rolls at home? Well, not the Kolkata style but easy basic egg roll. There are so many varieties of egg rolls. Find out here more about egg rolls.

This is what I am going to share with you. Nothing rocket science about it and the fillings that I will tell you about are the regular ones. You can try other things but then the regular fillings are the ones to beat.

How to make Egg roll
Egg Roll
Egg Roll is something that everyone loves with their ketchup and green chutney. But I don't like these sauces and chutneys. I feel they make the roll soggy. I like it crispy.

A roll should be crispy outside and till the last bite. That is what I feel.

Recipe

Ingredients:
  1. Maida or Refined Flour
  2. 1 egg per roll.
  3. Shredded Cabbage
  4. Sliced onions.
  5. Shredded Capsicum
  6. Any other vegetables if you want.
  7. Salt
  8. Chaat Masala
  9. Green Chutney if you like it or any other chutney/sauce.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Chicken Chargha

How to cook Chargha

Hi People,

How are you? 

Well, Navratri is over and I celebrated it with inviting my sisters and their kids over and made one of my favorite chicken recipes. Kids prefer something snacky or gravy-less because somehow it appeals more to them and well to me as well. So, I decided to make Chicken Chargha, a typical Pakistani dish which is so wonderful that I have cooked it so many times at home.

Chargha is a deep fried chicken dish from Lahore, Pakistan. The authentic Chargha is little different from what I have done and used pot steam process from my Chicken Roast Recipe (click for recipe) dish as a variation. Best part is that it is cooked as whole chicken and I loooooooooooooooooooveeeeeeeeeeee cooking whole chicken. I don't know but there is so much fun in it!!! :P

Chicken Chargha
Chicken Chargha

Chicken Chargha
Chicken Chargha
Apart from the process, I have also done some variation in spices that I have used but I have kept very similar in taste which is mild and not too spicy. But, having said that, you can make it spicy if you wish to. But what really excites in this dish is the juicy and succulent meat inside and crispy outer layer. It is just too good. Also, it involves deep frying, so I really won't say that it is healthy!!

Anyway, lets get to the recipe:

Recipe

Ingredients:
  1. Whole Chicken about 1 KG.
  2. Salt as per taste.
  3. 1 table spoons Degi or Kashmiri Red chilli powder.
  4. 1 table spoon Garam Masala
  5. 1 table spoon coriander powder.
  6. 1 tea spoon Cardamom powder
  7. 1 tea spoon cinnamon powder.
  8. Oil for deep frying the chicken

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

5 Wonderful Ways to cook Chicken Breast

Chicken Recipes using Chicken Breast.

I have always found Chicken breast to be one of the easiest cuts to work with. It is so dynamic and versatile in nature that you can do wonders. All you need is your imagination and you can win hearts with the results using your improvisation and innovation. It cooks fast, easy to manage while eating, it's everyone's favorite.

My wife actually loves continental and I love non-veg. So, whenever I want to cook for my wife, first thing comes to my mind is how can I do something new with chicken breast.

But today, I will make it easier for you by sharing my best 5 recipes which I have done using chicken breast. You will see how different they are but basics are almost same. Some are stuffed, some are pan fried, some are baked in oven.

Check more Non-veg recipes here.

Lets start with the Fab Five.

1. Piri Piri Chicken

Piri Piri Chicken
Piri Piri Chicken

 Piri Piri chicken is a portugese dish which is cooked using Piri Piri spice mix. Yes, it is same as Nando's Piri Piri Chicken and after reading this recipe you will know how easy it for you to have Nando's in your own home. Spicy and colorful, it will knock your socks off. Get the recipe here.

2. Double Bed Chicken


Double Bed Chicken
Double Bed Chicken

I created this recipe on the go that means I did not have any recipe in my mind when I started cooking this amazingly sinful dish. It also involves a bit of technique like 'Butterfyling the chicken' and is a Must Do for me after every few days. Get the recipe here.