Wednesday, September 20, 2017

POACHED EGG BURGER

My first try on poached eggs was a success. I tried and followed the instructions referring http://www.simplyrecipes.com/ The pic was eye catching and made me try making as my family are the egg lovers. I would say this is the best way to cook eggs specially for the person who are on diet :). Poaching allows the proteins in food to uncoil slowly, without squeezing out moistureI prepared poached egg as an evening snack for my daughter which ended up making burgers and it was sooo yummy and soo delicious.

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INGREDIENTS FOR BURGER

1 Bun

Mayonnaise

Onion slice

Tomato slice

Salt and pepper to taste

Cheese slice

METHOD
Cut the bun into 2 halves. Apply mayonnaise on both the halves. Place the tomato and sprinkle some salt on it. Then place the cheese ad upon that onion. Carefully and with gentle touch keep the poached egg and finally with the other half of bun on top.
Serve immediately.
A pic when my little one had her first bite ;)

Enjoy!!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

SOYA TIKKIES WITH LEFTOVER POTATO UPKARI

I had some lefover potato upkari which I ended up making tikkies.  As you all know potato is the binding agent, does not matter if its in the form of side dish. I even make aloo parathas using leftover batata upkari :) This time taught of mixing with soya granule and give it a shape of tikkes which tasted heavenly. It was crunchy from outside and very soft from inside. No one will ever be able to guess what this fun snack used to be :)
INGREDIENTS

1/2 Cup Leftover Potato upkari

3/4 Cup Soya Granules

3 Cloves Garlic

Pinch of Amchur powder

1 tsp Red chilly pd

1 tsp Garam masala pd

2 tbsp Coriander leaves

1 Green chilly

Cornflour if needed

Rice flour for dusting.

2 tbsp Oil for shallow fry

Salt to taste

METHOD
In a blender add all the ingredients except coriander leaves, cornflour, rice flour and oil and blend coarsely for a min. Transfer them into a bowl. Add cornflour if the mixture is moist. The consistency should be thick enough like a dough. Heat oil in a non stick pan. Apply some oil in ur palms and make small patties. Spread rice flour in a plate and roll each patties on the rice flour and gently shallow fry them on both the sides till crisp.
Serve hot with mayo or ketchup :)

Enjoy!!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

400th POST - SWIRLED CAKE

I am so excited to tell everyone that its my 400th post. Phew!! Still I could not believe that I am stepping on my 400th post ;) It has been a long journey. Blogging has given me something to look forward to every day, which is such a blessing :) I would like to thank my family, my relatives,each and everyone whose on my facebook specially, Thank u so much for your faithful viewership, likes and encouraging comments over the past few years. I hope you all will stay with me for the next upcoming years too:)
Now coming back with my recipe, as a treat and also as a celebration of my 400th post, here i am presenting to you all a small delight ie Swirled cake :) Swrils on a cake looks really spectacular isn't? Such cakes always catches my eyes since it has a chocolate ribbon going through it. This is one of my classic cake, very simple and easy to make. Also you can satisfy your carving anytime.
INGREDIENTS

1 Cup plus 2 tbsp Maida

1/2 Cup Thick Curd

1/3 Cup Oil

1 Cup Sugar

2 tbsp Milk.

1 tsp Baking powder

1/2 tsp Baking soda

1 tsp Vanilla essence

INGREDIENTS FOR CHOCOLATE MIXTURE

1 Tbsp Icing sugar

2 tbsp Coco powder

2 tbsp Water

METHOD

Sieve maida, baking powder and baking soda 2 to 3 times and keep aside.
In another bowl, add oil, thick curd and blend with a hand mixer till it becomes light. Gradually add sugar and vanilla essence to it and mix well. Now add the flour mixture little by little and blend to a smooth batter. Add milk if the batter is too thick.
In another bowl, add icing sugar, coco pd , water and mix well without forming any lumps. Keep aside.
Preheat the oven for 180 degree. Grease 7 inch loaf mould and dust some maida all over so that the cake does not get sticked to the mould. Now the fun part comes ;) Pour half of the batter in the mould. Tap gently to spread batter evenly. After that pour 1/2 spoonful of chocolate mixture by making droplets evenly across the batter. With the help of a toothpick, make swrils in the batter. With a gently touch, make uneven deep patterns. Pour remaining white batter and end up repeating the same swril process adding chcocolate mixture on the top. Bake in a preheated oven for 180 degree for 35 to 40 min. When its baked, cooled and sliced you will see a nice evenly patterns :)

Enjoy!!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

PERI PERI GRILLED CHICKEN

Peri peri chicken is a spicy dish with roots in both Africa and Portugal. It derives its name from peri peri sause. These truly are the best ever chicken legs you could ever have. If you have a ready sauce in your hands then its quick, simple and impressive dish. I got very inspired when my niece posted it on whatsapp :) and by that day onwards, I have been dying to make this dish and taste. As expected it was great and tastes heavenly.
Peri peri chicken can be grilled on a oven but though I was not used to Grill mode, I ended up grilling on my grilled pan which was equally good.
INGREDIENTS

3 Chicken legs

5 tbsp Peri peri sauce

1 tsp Oil

Salt to taste

Onion rings for garnish

Lemon wedges.
METHOD
Take the cleaned chicken and make deep cuts on them. Pour the peri peri sauce on it and marinate for 3 hours. Heat up a grilled pan. Add a tsp of oil and place the marinated chicken legs on it. Increase the flame and make sure these gets nice grilled marks  on both the sides inverting occasionally. Brush with some more sauce and cook for 20 to 25 min under low flame. Transfer them on a plate and garnish with onion rings and lime wedges.

Enjoy!!

Monday, August 21, 2017

BAKED VEGGIES IN WHITE SAUSE

First time tried making homemade white sauce which was a super hit recipe. My family loves diary products and no doubt this is the best example sauce I would ever suggest ;) The rich, thick, cheesy sauce are especially good on pastas and also on baked veggies which I have prepared in this post. Its healthy and you can tailor it to fit any vegetables as per your choice.

NOTE: Do not add to the veggies until they are cooked. Salt pulls the moisture and cause them to steam. So please add at last.
INGREDIENTS

1 Potatoes. (cutted into wedges)

1 Carrot.

1 Red Onion.

Half cup of Cauliflower florets.

Handful of Mushrooms sliced

2 tbsp Italian powder

2 tsp Olive oil

1 tsp Garlic powder (optional)

1 tbsp Red chilly flakes

Salt to taste

INGREDIENTS FOR WHITE SAUCE

1 1/4 Cup Milk

2 tbsp Butter

2 tbsp Maida

2 tbsp Grated Cheese

Salt and Pepper to taste
METHOD
To make white sauce, heat butter in a nonstick pan. When it gets melted, add maida and cook for about 2 min stirring. This makes the flour cook evenly. Now slowly pour the milk, stirring consistency as it thickens into a smooth paste. Add less or more depending on the thickness you need.  Add in cheese and mix well till it melts. Season with salt and pepper and keep it aside.

In a bowl, mix olive oil with Italian seasoning ,red chilly flakes,garlic powder. Marinate them on the cutted veggies and let it sit for 15 min. Transfer them to a greased baking tray and bake them for about 30 to 35 min under 180 degree or until the potatoes are well roasted. Don't forget to keep stirring in between. Once its cooked add salt.

Transfer the baked roasted veggies on a plate. Now pour the white sause upon. Sprinkle with pepper. Garnish with grated cheese on top and micro for a min.

Enjoy!!