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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Orange Chicken


After seeing the advertisements of orange chicken everywhere my husband started asking me to make this at home. As I was little hesitant about how it would taste and if it is sweet then nobody will eat it, so I never made it. But my daughter also started insisting me to try making it and at last gave a try and googled a lot and finalized on this one, which was an eye catcher. This dish was not like what I thought. It was really yummm…


The flour covered, lightly fried chicken pieces are well coated in a sweet orange flavored chilli sauce is a very delicious recipe which will be loved by all and will be finished within minutes.
A lovely Chinese dish which can be made within minutes and is perfect for any occasion. Just try this out and let me know.


Ingredients:
  1. Boneless Chicken pieces- 100gms
  2. Egg- 1 no
  3. Corn Starch- 2 tbsp
  4. Salt- as required
  5. Oil- for deep frying
For the sauce:
  1. Orange Juice- 1 Cup
  2. Garlic (Crushed)- 1 tbsp
  3. Ginger (Crushed)- 1 tbsp
  4. Soy Sauce- 1 tbsp
  5. Orange Zest- 2 tbsp
  6. Sesame Oil- ¼ tsp
  7. Vinegar- 1 tbsp
  8. Salt- as required
  9. Water- ¼ Cup
  10. Corn Starch- 1 tbsp
  11. Spring Onions- 1 tbsp (for decoration)
Method:
  1. Whisk together the chicken pieces, corn starch, egg and little salt. Keep this aside.
  2. Heat oil for deep frying. When it becomes hot, fry the chicken pieces in batches (do not overlap them) and drain on a kitchen towel.
Meanwhile for the sauce

  1. Take orange juice, crushed or chopped garlic, ginger, soy sauce, orange zest, vinegar and at last salt in a wok.
  2. Mix everything well and bring them to boil.
  3. Whisk cornstarch with water and add 1 or 2 tbsp to the above made sauce to thicken. Switch off the flame after 1 min.
  4. Toss the above fried chicken in to the orange sauce. Mix well, sprinkle some spring onions on top and serve hot.




Thursday, March 24, 2016

Avocado Ice cream


Spring is already here and the temperatures are soaring. Though it is cold in the night, it’s hot during day time and what is the best option to beat the heat???? ICE CREAM!!!!!


Ice creams are my weakness. Whenever or wherever it is , I am ready to have an ice cream. Even if I have cold, if somebody offers me an ice cream, I won’t deny it. I am crazy about them.
This avocado ice cream is super simple to make. Just blend all the ingredients required in the blender and freeze it, an amazingly delicious silky smooth ice cream will be ready. Pure bliss.
Let me assure you all that this ice cream is fantastic, just try this out. You all will love this.


This has a perfect green colour, gorgeous texture and scrumptious taste.
Ingredients:
  1. Avocado- 2 nos
  2. Whole milk- 1 Cup
  3. Heavy Cream- ½ Cup
  4. Sugar- ½ Cup or as required to your taste buds
  5. Lemon Juice- 1 tbsp
Method:


  1. Cut the avocados and scoop out the flesh. Mash them well using a fork
  2. In a blender pour all the ingredients and blend well to a fine puree.
  3. Transfer this puree in a freezer safe dish and freeze for about 3- 4 hours and then take it out and blend this mixture well in the blender.
  4. Again transfer this mixture in a dish and freeze for about 3 hours.
  5. Repeat the above process of blending for one more time and then freeze. Enjoy a lovely scoop of scrumptious ice cream.




Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Spicy Mutton Kabab Burger


Burger is US’s quintessential comfort food, that can be enjoyed anytime of the day without counting the calories. There are endless number of varieties and sold in many road side joints.
My little one is a big fan of KFC and McDonald's burgers, but after coming here we have reduced to go to these places, instead I started making them at home. Who want to eat the outside burgers when you can make a perfect, delicious burgers at home. Even though it takes time, homemade ones are the best.


Usually mayonnaise is used for the burgers, instead I have used sriracha sauce. We can use anything of our choice. If not just the buns, patties and choice of veggies will be fine. Just try this and enjoy an amazing snack at home...


Ingredients:
  1. Minced Mutton- 100 gms
  2. Egg- 1 no
  3. Mint Leaves (chopped)- 3 tbsp
  4. Coriander Leaves (chopped)- 3 tbsp
  5. Ginger (chopped)- 1 tbsp
  6. Garlic (chopped)- 1 tbsp
  7. Green Chillies (chopped)- 4- 5 nos
  8. Turmeric Powder- 1 tsp
  9. Garam Masala Powder- 1 tsp
  10. Salt- as required
  11. Burger Buns- 5- 6 nos
  12. Sriracha Sauce- as required
  13. Lettuce Leaves (shredded)- ½ Cup
Method:
  1. Clean the minced meat well and let it drain.
  2. In a bowl take the drained minced mutton, chopped green chillies, chopped garlic, chopped ginger, chopped mint & coriander leaves, egg, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and required amount of salt. Mix well with hand.
  3. Divide and shape them in the form of cutlets. Shallow fry them in little oil till it turns golden brown on both the sides and keep it aside.
  4. Toast the burger buns with a little butter and keep it aside.
Assembling the burger:

  • Place the burger, spread with sriracha sauce, over that place the prepared mutton kebabs followed by shredded lettuce leaves and at last place the other half burger bun.




Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Restaurant Style Paneer Butter Masala


Paneer butter masala is a dish which I usually order whenever I visit a vegetarian restaurant. This dish is a good combination of rotis, parathas and also with all varieties of rice. I was searching for restaurant style paneer butter masala and I stumbled upon Food Viva, which had lovely step by step pics and a very simple but tasty recipe. I loved the recipe and tried, it came out perfect.


This recipe is a hit in my home. My husband and my little ones loves paneer a lot and so this one is made all the time.
In this dish the soft paneer is well soaked and mixed in mildly spiced onion tomato cashew gravy. This can be made with tofu also.This paneer butter masala can be made in different methods. Long back I have posted a different variety of this paneer butter masala. This is just another method. Just try this and you will love this delicious recipe.


Ingredients:
  1. Paneer ( cubed)- 2 cups
  2. Onions- 2 nos
  3. Tomatoes- 3 nos
  4. Ginger and garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  5. Green chillies- 2 nos
  6. Red Chilli Powder- 1 tsp
  7. Cashewnuts- 6- 7 nos
  8. Coriander Powder- 1 tsp
  9. Garam Masala Powder- 1 tsp
  10. Milk- ½ cup
  11. Water- ½ cup
  12. Kasuri Methi- 1 tbsp
  13. Cream- ¼ cup
  14. Oil- 1 tbsp
Method:
  1. Soak the cashew nuts for 30 minutes and grind to a paste. Keep this aside.
  2. Grind onions and purée the tomatoes.
  3. Heat oil, add the ground onions, fry till it becomes light brown in colour.
  4. Add ginger and garlic paste. Stir well. In this add the puréed tomatoes, green chillies and red chilli powder.
  5. Add the cashew paste, coriander powder and garam masala. Stir well till the oil separates. Add milk and water.
  6. Mix well, add salt. After about 10 minutes on low flame add the cubed paneer.
  7. Sprinkle some kasuri methi on top and switch off the flame.
  8. Pour some cream on top and serve along with rotis, naan, pulav and so on.





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