Showing posts with label World Cuisine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label World Cuisine. Show all posts

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Omelette stuffed with Salami

Stuffed Omelette Recipe

Eggs and me, inseparable! I just cannot get enough of eggs. It is must have in my breakfast. Whenever my mom asks me what I want to have for breakfast, invariably I will say "Omelette and Parantha". It just fills my heart with gladness! Oh la la, I just cannot stop talking about eggs.

Now, at times I do not plan what I want to cook. I will see what is in the fridge and then make something out of it. And today morning exactly this happened. My wife loves English breakfast, she is not the type of woman who loves stuffed paranthas like yours truly does. And I am a typical punjabi lad, I love my paranthas and butter. 

I saw some chicken salami and eggs in the fridge and thought of trying something different. And so I thought, why not stuff my Omelette with salami. Also, look at Shakshuka which is another fantastic breakfast.

Here is the the simple Omelette turned into a more delicious form.

Stuffed Omelette
Stuffed Omelette

Stuffed Omelette
Stuffed Omelette

Now doesn't it look so English and yummy?

Let me get you guys straight to recipe.

Stuffed Omelette



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Omelette stuffed with Chicken Salami or Ham.Perfect Sunday breakfast in a new unique way. Full of protein and nutrients.

Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 1

Ingredients:
2 Eggs
5 nos. Chicken Salami or Ham
Little Oil
Salt to taste
Black Pepper

Method:
  1. Now first of all, break your eggs in a bowl.
  2. Add salt and pepper and beat the eggs. Simple, nothing fancy.
  3. Now the fancy stuff. Stack the salamis on top of each other.
  4. Take a very small steel bowl. The size should be equivalent to what size of salami you want in your Omelette.
  5. Press it hard on the salami stack upside down and cut through.
  6. Voila, you will have perfectly round shape salamis for your Omelette.
  7. You can either heat up the salami in microwave for 1 minute or put in Omelette just like that.
  8. Now heat the tawa or flat pan. Add some oil.
  9. Pour the beaten egg and spread it across.
  10. Place salamis on the omelette like you see in above picture.
  11. Fold it and cook through.
  12. Serve it with the outer part of salami. Why to waste it?

Your Stuffed Omelette with Chicken Salami is ready! 


So cook for your husband and make him take you out for shopping on Sunday. :-)

Do rate the recipe and share your comments below.

Love Raj

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Egg Frittata

Frittata Recipe or How to make Frittata

Hi Bhukkads,

How are you?

Weekend and time for that innovative and amazing breakfast, isn't it? Well that is exactly what I had today on this Lazy Sunday Morning. Two things I did, made this amazing breakfast and dusting of the house. Well, that is my way of helping my wife at home on weekends. Trust me, I do both things with passion as I like my food good and my house without a spec of dust.

Anyway, enough bragging and lets get to drooling. I have always though of baking eggs a fantastic way to have eggs. Egg Frittata was one thing that I wanted to make as I love eggs. Give me eggs anytime, in any form, I will be happy! It is also a more nutritious form as you can add as many veggies that you want. I had only peas and onions in the house and made do with them but you can add anything that you want. Carrots, capsicum, mushroom, anything you love! Well, if I had planned it well, I could have added salami and sausages too! Hell yeah! Though Frittata in Italian translates to "fried" but I baked them totally except the veggies that I sauteed beforehand.

Frittata
Frittata
Frittata
Frittata

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Mint Coated Chicken

Recipe for Mint Coated Chicken

Mint is something which is so strong in flavor and aroma. I really enjoy the smell it has and love to combine it with chicken, apart from Spinach. Check the Chicken with Pesto Sauce and Spinach stuffed Chicken. The green color in both of them is awesome.

So, I decided to give a unique twist to the humble chicken breast. Not to just serve it with some sauce but to coat it with mint. Though once cooked it doesnt stay green as it browns but it still carried the mint flavor.

Look at the darkish green coat that the chicken has.

Mint Coated Chicken
Mint Coated Chicken

Mint Coated Chicken
Mint Coated Chicken
Along with the chicken, I made caramelized onions which tasted amazing and provided that crunch.
As usual chicken was juicy and tender and the mint on the outside really gave a it a different twist.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Tutti Frutti Cake

Tutti Fruit Cake Recipe

Well, as you guys know I do not do desserts or cakes. But then my wife does, she cooks amazing desserts and like me, keeps on trying new things. But the puddings she makes are awesome. However, in our amazing extravaganza on Sunday, she made this cake which came out just like a professional bakery product. The texture, the taste, the look, everything was just perfect. Here is another cake she made, the Black Forest Cake that you might want to check out.

Tutti Fruiti Cake

Tutti Fruiti Cake

Monday, 12 October 2015

Slow Braised Lamb with Baked Potatoes

Slow Braised Lamb with Baked Potatoes

It has been such a long time that I got to cook something new. I have been very busy lately. travelling to Bangalore for work, then two consecutive weekends were busy in doing road trip to Dehradun and Lansdowne for some unwinding. The last dish I did was Fish in Lemon Butter Sauce. But now I am back! And with something amazingly continental or say perfectly simple, easy and yet delicious! 

I had been itching to try this for a long long time but wasn't getting time. And since it is not an Indian dish, It as hard to cook with my mom at home, so cooked it when it was only me, wife and kids at home. Off course, we had the chilled beer and white wine. Perfect Sunday afternoon lunch with family!

Here it is, Slow Braised Lamb with baked potatoes. I actually used mutton because it is very hard to find Lamb. It is the magic of slowly cooking the lamb which makes it all so amazing. The meat gets so tender, the herbs and spices, all the ingredients combine to end up with a mouthful of magic. Add that with the aromatic baked potatoes and you have a perfect lazy lunch.

Slow Braised Lamb with Baked Potatoes
Slow Braised Lamb with Baked Potatoes

Monday, 24 August 2015

Fish in Butter Lemon Sauce

Fish in Lemon Butter Sauce

Hey  People,

So, as it is happening, this is my second post of the day. Earlier, I posed this Mocha Mousse recipe by my wife. And, now here is what I made and relished this really, really, really simple Fish in Butter Lemon Sauce. 

Actually, I had promised my son to take him to meat shop as he wanted to see fish. So, I came home little early, took him to the shop, got some fillets and made this easy dish ready in 10 minutes flat. Timing was apt as my wife also reached home and likes to have a light early dinner. She was super happy!

Have a look below what it looks like.
Fish in Butter Lemon Sauce
Fish in Butter Lemon Sauce
Fish in Butter Lemon Sauce
Fish in Butter Lemon Sauce
Doesn't it look wondeful. Well, it tasted good as well. You will really love it if you enjoy simple yet savory dishes.

Lets get to the recipe.

Ingredients:
  1. Fish Fillets. I used Singhara (Cat Fish). You can use fish as per your preference. 
  2. 2 Lemons
  3. 4 table spoons butter
  4. Salt as per taste
  5. Black pepper
  6. Half cup white wine.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Chicken In Pesto sauce

Chicken In Pesto Sauce Recipe Or How to make Chicken in Pesto Sauce

Hey Friends,

Day before yesterday I has posted about Toum Chicken which is sort of fusion of stir frying and Lebanese cuisine. It sure was yummy, do check it out by clicking on the link. It was full of garlic flavor and it being one of my favorite ingredients, I tried something else too, Chicken in Petso Sauce.  This was another attempt to make something for my kiddos and my niece who were asking for chicken!!

Many of you might know how to make Pesto Sauce, but still I would share it again how to make it for those who don't know. I used a very similar method to the Toum Chicken, but the flavor was totally different even though it was filled with Garlic along with Mint and Basil.


Chicken in Pesto Sauce
Chicken in Pesto Sauce

Chicken in Pesto Sauce
Chicken in Pesto Sauce

This is another super 'quicky' dish which you love to have once in a while!! Am I right? Quick and pleasurable!! Ok, I know what you are thinking but now get your track to the kitchen!!

The wonderful strong flavor of Garlic and Mint will just amaze you. Obviously the hero is the sauce but you have ensure chicken is cooked perfectly too.

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

  1. 1 Chicken breast cut into medium size pieces.
  2. Basil leaves.
  3. Mint Leaves
  4. 4-5 Garlic cloves
  5. Walnuts. You may use Cashew nut as well if you don't have walnut.
  6. Olive oil.
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Crushed Black Pepper.

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

Friday, 17 April 2015

Grilled Chicken Breast

Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe

With the way I have done so many dishes with Chicken Breast and I actually love doing it, I feel I should have been born in Europe or say, England where I could have it day in day out. I mean, this cut of Chicken is so awesome that you can use it in millions of way. Few you can find on my blog like 5 ways to cook Chicken Breast, I mean just have a look at this and you will see the versions are limitless.

So, I decided to do one more thing with something very different. Apart from the regular Salt and pepper, I have tried some mild Indian spices to make this simple Pan Grilled Chicken breast.

Grilled Chicken Breast
Grilled Chicken Breast

Grilled Chicken Breast
Grilled Chicken Breast

This dish can be eaten with any sides like mashed potatoes (check recipe here), crispy veggies or may be Buttered Rice. Makes for a really delicious meal if you have it with chilled beer or may be a glass of your favorite wine. Now that does sound very European, isn't it?

Well, lets get to the recipe.

Recipe

Ingredients:
  1. Whole Chicken Breast
  2. 2-3 Garlic Cloves
  3. 3-4 Green Cardamoms.
  4. 4 table spoons Olive Oil
  5. Half tea spoon of nutmeg powder
  6. 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice and zest.
  7. Coriander powder
  8. Chopped Coriander.
  9. Salt to Taste.

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.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Chicken With Mushroom Sauce

Chicken with Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Chicken breast is a really versatile cut of chicken. Not only it cooks fast, you can do so much with it that the options are unlimited. All you need is something with it to elevate it. Chicken is anyway rich in protein and also less in fat since it is white meat.

I had picked up 3 chicken breasts to make Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast. But i could use only two and had one extra. Also, my wife said she wanted to eat something continental and my mind worked up quickly to fulfill her command. So, I came up with succulent Chicken Breast with white creamy and delicious mushroom sauce which is the actual hero. You can try this another Creamy Sauce as well which is another similar sauce but with more ingredients.

Chicken with Mushroom Sauce
Chicken with Mushroom Sauce
I love this kind of food because it is not so complex and does not take much time to cook. You will also see how easy it is.

Recipe
Ingredients:
  1. Chicken Breast whole.
  2. Salt and Pepper.
  3. Cream 100 gms.
  4. Half cup milk which is about 50 ml.
  5. White wine 25 ml.
  6. Mushroom. I used 2 medium sized buttons and chopped them fine but not too fine.
  7. Dried Mixed herbs.


Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast Recipe


I have experimented a lot with chicken breast with all different variations of stuffings like Peanut Crusted Chicken SteakCheese Chicken Cordon BleuKeema Stuffed Chicken Breast, Chicken Stuffed with Spinach. I have been thinking to actually wrap it up in something like bacon. Where I live, bacon is not available in normal meat shops. But I was in this new hi-fi meat shop and they had english bacon which I picked up.
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast

When I got home, I also thought of stuffing the chicken breast with something to make it even more flavorful. And, when I looked into the fridge, I had this delicious Chicken Rahra from previous day. Chicken Rahra has thick keema gravy which I thought of using. Now, I will tell you how you can use normal keema stuffing for this. You can actually use stuffing of your choice. You can even add pistachio or cashew nuts or even raisins. Let your imagination fly.

I had this with a wonderful Mushroom Sauce, recipe of which you can find here.

This actually came out really wonderful as chicken was juicy and moist and bacon was crisp. Also, the stuffing inside was adding that zing and mushroom sauce added that creamy flavour and texture.

Recipe
Ingredients:
  1. Two medium size chicken breasts.
  2. Chicken keema or mince
  3. 6-7 bacon strips.
  4. Salt and Pepper.
  5. 2-3 table spoons Oil.
  6. Chopped green chillies as per taste.
  7. Dried Mixed herbs
  8. Dried thyme

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Healthy Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs or Deviled Eggs Recipe

It is every morning fare at our place, especially in winters. Me and my twin sons eat boiled eggs sans the yolk. They way they don't like the yolk reminds me of my childhood and how even I used to hate the yolk in boiled eggs. Well, it is a good thing as by not eating yolk we are avoiding FAT. But then all white becomes bland.

Deviled Eggs is something that came to my mind and I have seen to so many variations of Deviled Eggs. I actually did not want to create the same thing but wanted to see if I can do something new and make it healthy as well.

So here it is, Deviled Eggs with Hummus 3 Ways. I had made Hummus a day prior and had some leftover. So, That is how I got the idea of this. See, how leftovers can be easily used in a fantastic way.

You may also want to try Egg In A Hole.


Deviled Eggs
Deviled Eggs with Hummus
Deviled Eggs can be traced back to ancient Rome. Traditionally, they are served cold. Hard boiled eggs are cut into half lengthwise. Yolk is removed and then crumbled and mixed with mayonnaise and mustard or other ingredients and then stuffed back.

But as the name I gave, my Deviled Eggs are healthy and a fusion of European and Lebanese fare. I stuffed them with Hummus in 3 different variations. Not only it makes the the eggs to colorful but also variety of flavor adds the interest and it is super healthy.

Deviled Eggs
Deviled Eggs with Hummus


Lets see how the recipe goes.

Recipe
Ingredients:

  1. 4 hard boiled eggs.
  2. Hummus. Find the recipe here.
  3. Red Bell Pepper.
  4. Spinach

Now we are using Hummus which already has a lot of flavor so we will not be adding additional salt or any other spice. If you feel the Hummus that you have made has less salt, just sprinkle some salt on top or add more salt in Hummus as with the boiled eggs it might taste bland. Make it as per your taste.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta or Panna Cotta Recipe

I could not have imagined myself getting into making desserts but finally, Panna Cotta is here!

Panna Cotta
Panna Cotta

It seems like even though I started this blog primarily as repository of non-vegetarian recipes, I am getting hooked onto other things as well as I am trying new things. I seriously do not have a sweet tooth and I would just taste any dessert and that's it, even if I like it very much.

But Panna Cotta seems like my kind of sweet. It is white (primarily but you can have a lot of variations), not too sweet much like Sandes (the bengali sweet) and Rasmalai. I like all of these.

Panna Cotta is an Italian dessert which includes use of Cream, egg whites and honey but outside Italy is little different and that is what I have done here. It is Eggless Panna Cotta. There could be so many variations of Panna Cotta but what I did was a very basic one.

Panna Cotta
Panna Cotta

It is basically cooked cream which is called Panna Cotta but let me take you through the complete recipe now.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup full cream milk.
  2. 200 ml cream. I used Amul Cream.
  3. 1 tablespoon Gelatin.
  4. Sugar would be as per taste. I did not want it too sweet so I added less.
  5. Cardamom Powder.
  6. Vanilla Essence. This is optional as I did not use it.

Friday, 13 March 2015

How to Make Perfect Hummus

Hummus or Hummus Recipe


Yesterday, I posted recipe for Pita Bread which came out awesome and is almost eaten in every meal in middle east. And I also talked about Hummus. so I could not really hold myself till Saturday and I called my mom in morning to soak the chickpeas so that I could make this wonderful healthy and delicious middle eastern dish on Thursday night itself.

Hummus with Tahini
Hummus with Tahini
Hummus is a traditional middle eastern dish and is actually eaten as a dip with fresh Pita Bread and is actually a snack. In Arabic, Hummus literally means ChickPeas. Today, what I am sharing is Hummus with TahiniTahini is an integral part of Hummus and cannot be substituted. It is actually white Sesame seeds paste. You can exclude it if you want.

Nutritional Information: (Source: Wikipedia)

Hummus is high in Iron and Vitamin C and also has significant amounts of folate and Vitamin B6. The chickpeas are a good source of protein and dietary fiber; the tahini consists mostly of sesame seeds, which are an excellent source of the amino acid methionine, complementing the proteins in the chickpeas. Depending on the recipe, hummus carries varying amounts of monounsaturated fat. Hummus is useful in vegetarian and vegan diets; like other combinations of grains and pulses, it serves as a complete protein when eaten with bread.




Hummus with Tahini
Hummus with Tahini

There can be more variations for Hummus but today it is the basic traditional Hummus that you will get.

Recipe:
Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups Chikpeas soaked overnight. Well boiled.
  2. Liquid left from boiled chickpeas. Around 1/2 cup.
  3. Crushed Garlic
  4. 1 and 1/2 tablespoon of White Sesame seeds. Soaked in water for few hours. Now, you may even dry roast sesame seeds and add into Hummus if you do not like the raw taste.
  5. Salt to taste.
  6. Lemon Juice.
  7. Coriander for garnishing.
  8. 4 Table spoons Olive Oil

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Pita Bread

Pita Bread or Pita Bread Recipe


Pita Bread is a soft, pocketed bread consumed mainly in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. It resembles naan or even a pizza base but it has pockets. The pale color even reminds me of the wonderful khamiri tandoori roti at Karim's in Jama Masjid in Delhi.

I am a big fan of non-veg food especially cuisines from land of Muslims or Arabs.

Pita Bread
Pita Bread

Pita bread is generally cooked at high temperature. Traditionally, it cooked at very high temperature in big ovens and temperatures can reach 400-500 degrees C which is hard to replicate in your homely oven. The high temperature causes this bread to rise up dramatically and that leaves a nice pocket in it. So, when you remove it from oven, you can cut it in half and use the pockets to fill with stuffing of your liking.

Sometimes, Pita will not puff and not have pockets. It is called "Pocket-less Pita". Then you can eat it with Hummus dip which is another popular dish in middle east.

Find recipe for Hummus here.

Pita Bread
Pita Bread
Making Pita Bread is really simple. Nothing complex as you will see. I have given it my own twist by adding one of my favorite spice. I added a little extra salt so that I could eat it without anything else.

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  1. Refined Flour. 1 cup. This is enough for 2 medium size pita breads.
  2. Dry Yeast. 1/4th of pack.
  3. Warm water. Not hot.
  4. Salt as per taste.
  5. 1 teaspoon sugar
  6. Ajwain or Carom Seeds. This is my twist.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Piri Piri Chicken

Piri Piri Chicken or Piri Piri Chicken Recipe


Portugese had ruled Goa for a very long time and were involved in spice trade. It was them who made a wonderful spice mix called Peri Peri or Piri Piri which literally means Pepper Pepper in Portugese. So, as the name suggests it has to be spicy. And Peri Peri Chicken was something that has always fascinated me and this time I got the chance to make it. The bright red color, the aroma of the peri peri spice mix. Its just so wonderful. It is totally different from what I have been cooking in that versatile pan in my kitchen.

As I have been mentioning in my previous posts, making these european/english dishes is super damn easy. They are not complicated like Indian cuisine. It stands true for this cracker of a dish too.

Piri Piri Chicken
Piri Piri Chicken

Piri Piri Chicken
Piri Piri Chicken
Now, the main part of this dish is making the Piri Piri Spice Mix or the Piri Piri rub, whatever you might want to call it because that's what gives it the amazing taste. Rest all is basic.

Now that you have made the spice mix, let's start with the recipe:

Ingredients:

  1. Piri Piri Spice Mix. Click for recipe.
  2. 2 chicken breasts.
  3. Oil for cooking.
  4. 1 big garlic clove.
  5. Chopped Veggies: Cauliflower, Carrots, Beans (get french beans if you can), Capsicum (funnily I had it ready but forgot to add). But veggies are totally based on your liking.
  6. Mixed herbs. Can be easily had from any store.
  7. Salt.

Piri Piri Spice Mix

Hi Guys,

I am sure by now you have checked the recipe for Piri Piri Chicken that I made the other day. If you have not, check it our here for the Piri Piri Chicken Recipe. This was one amazing dish that came out of because of the amazing, magical, astonishing spice mix call Piri Piri Spice Mix or Rub. Now, the name may intimidate a little but the fact is that it is so damn easy to make. Will take 2 minutes to make. That's it.


Piri Piri Spice Mix
Piri Piri Spice Mix


Now let's get to the method of making your own Piri Piri Spice Mix at home:

Ingredients:

  1. 3 table spoons Red Pepprika. You can easily buy it from any grocery store.
  2. 1 table spoon Cumin powder. Dry roast it on tawa, then grind it to a powder.
  3. 1 table spoon Oregano. Easily available from a store.
  4. Salt as per taste. If you are not planning to add salt in the main dish, add salt accordingly here. Or, just skip the salt and add salt in the dish you are making.
  5. 1 table spoon Garlic powder.

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. ;-)