Monthly Archives: October 2009

Chicken Tawa Tikka

Chicken tawa tikka is a quick version of chicken tikka, if you dont have charcoal barbecue grill accessible, then this is the best way to make barbecued flavoured chicken tikka, do try this and enjoy …

Ingredients:

  • 1 chicken skinless 16 pieces
  • 1 big lemon (squeezed)
  • Some oil

MASALA

  • Some salt
  • Some red chilli powder
  • ¼ tspn turmeric
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • ½ tspn carom seeds
  • ½ tspn nigella seeds (kalonji)
  • 2 – 4 black peppercorns
  • ½ tspn dry coriander
  • ½ tspn cumin seeds
  • 1 big cardamom
  • 1 piece of bay leaf
  • 2 curry leaves
  • ½ tspn methi dana
  • A pinch of crushed Kasoori methi*

Procedure:

-Combine all the masala ingredients in spice blender and make fine powder.

-Take it out in a bowl and add lemon juice.

-Place chicken pieces in a mixing bowl and add this mixture.

-Coat well and keep aside For 8 hours.

-Heat some oil on tawa* (Flat pan), and place half of the chicken pieces on it and on low heat cook them.

-When they slightly changes their colour and no water remains, remove the tawa* from heat and then on naked flame with the help of tongs, cook each of the chicken piece until well coloured.

-Do the same with the remaining chicken.

-Serve hot with tamarind sauce, and mint Raita.

Outcome:

Tasty tawa* tikka is ready to serve.

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Ayesha's Kitchen

Tips:

-Serve immediately.

-When water is no more cook each and every piece of chicken on naked high flame. Be careful while doing that.

Servings:

This will serve 4 persons easily.

Rich Strawberry Pudding

Strawberry Pudding is one of my favourite desserts, its very exotic and it drives me crazy when served chilled with some good strawberries and whipped cream. Do try this and let me know your remarks …

Ingredients:

FOR STRAWBERRY SYRUP

  • 3 small size strawberries (chopped)
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup sugar

FOR PUDDING

  • Few drops of strawberry essence
  • Single drop of rose pink food colour
  • 500 ml milk (2 small cups)
  • 50 gm sugar (¼ – ½ cup)
  • 3 eggs

Procedure:

-Heat water in a saucepan and add chopped strawberries and sugar. Mix and mash to make syrup.

-Pour this syrup into a baking dish.

-Crack three eggs in a bowl and add sugar. Whisk and add colour + essence. Add milk and whisk again. Pass this mixture through a strainer and pour it into the baking dish over the strawberry syrup.

-Take another oven safe dish (baking tray) that is bigger than the first one.

-Fill its ¼ with water and then place the other dish in it.

-Heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius and place this whole demonstration on the middle rack and bake for about 45 minutes.

-Take it out and Run a knife through its edges and take it out in a plate.

-Serve chilled as dessert.

Outcome:

Gorgeous strawberry pudding is ready to serve. Decorate with some strawberries and serve.

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha's Kitchen

Tips:

-Use oven safe dishes.

-You can make this is the broiler.

-You can carry out the process of whisking in a kitchen mixture too.

-Avoid lumps.

Servings:

This will serve 4 – 6 persons easily.

Breakfast Fruit Salad

Fruity Breakfast Salad

Ingredients:

Procedure:

-Cut pears into chunks, strawberries into halves, bananas into slices and oranges into cubes.

-Combine them in a bowl and sprinkle some black pepper on them.

-Toss and serve immediately.

Outcome:

Healthy and nutritious salad is ready to be served. Start your day with a Fresh Fruity breakfast.

Tips:

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Ayesha's Kitchen

-Cut them into medium sized chunks; do not chop.

Servings:

This will serve 2 persons easily.

Keema Omelette

Keema Omelette is a unique recipe of Pakistan. Like we make keema samosa, keema kachori, keema paratha, etc. same we make keema omelette. It is like keema Filling is wrapped in egg wrap. Do try this, its awesome …

Ingredients:

Procedure:

-Heat oil and spread it all over the pan.

-Crack two eggs in a bowl and beat well.

-Now pour this mixture on the pan and cook it on low heat without any disturbance.

-Now when it is a little bit cooked, spread mincemeat all over it. Now Fold and turn Frequently. When its golden red dish it out and serve hot with bread or Fork.

Outcome:

Tasty treat For non vegs is ready to serve.

 

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha's Kitchen

Tips:

-Do not add salt because it is already there in mincemeat.

Servings:

This will serve 1 – 2 person.

Haleem

Haleem is a traditional pakistani dish, made up of beef and lentils, do try this and make your day …

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 litres water (15 glasses of water)
  • 500 gms of boneless beef
  • 100 gms of marrow bones

FOR TEMPERING

  • ½ cups oil
  • A large sized onion sliced thinly
  • 1 tspn garlic paste
  • Few curry leaves
  • A pinch of cumin seeds

FOR GRAINS

  • 1 cup whole wheat grains
  • ½ cup unsplitted oats
  • ½ cup gram daal
  • 4 tbspns moong daal*
  • 4 tbspns masoor daal*
  • 8 tbspn urad daal
  • 2 – 4 cups of water

FOR MASALA

  • 2 tspns chaat masala
  • Some salt to taste
  • Few curry leaves
  • 6 – 8 dried red chillies
  • ½ tspn turmeric
  • ½ tbspn dried coriander
  • 1 tspn cumin seeds
  • ½ tspn garam masala powder

FOR GARNISH

  • Garnish platter

Procedure:

-Combine all the grains together and soak it for 24 hours.

-Combine all the ingredients given for masala except chaat masala in a blender and make fine powder.

-Heat 1 cup of oil in a thick bottomed pot and fry beef bones and meat for 10 minutes. Add powdered masala except chaat masala.

-Fry for another 5 minutes.

-Add soaked grains and 2 litres of water.

-Let it cook for 8 – 12 hours on very low heat, until the beef and lentils start decomposing. Remove bones.

-After 10 hours start stirring it, pressing them with stirring spoon.

-Meanwhile heat rest of the oil and fry curry leaves, onion and cumin seeds and when they begin to splatter add it to the gravy and stir.

-Add chaat masala, mix and serve hot with naan bread and garnish platter.

Outcome:

Superb Haleem is ready to serve.

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Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha's Kitchen
Ayesha’s Kitchen

Tips:

-Cook on low heat and stir it occasionally.

-After 10 hours, start pressing and stirring the whole thing.

Servings:

This will serve 8 – 10 persons easily.

Tawa* Chicken

Tawa Chicken is a type of grilled chicken although tawa is not used much in this recipe. Its awesome, do try this and enjoy …

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole chicken
  • ½ cup lemon and herb sauce
  • Some salt
  • 4 – 6 dried red chillies
  • ½ tspn dry coriander
  • Some curry leaves
  • ½ tspn cumin seeds
  • 1 green cardamom
  • 1 black cardamom
  • Some olive oil

Procedure:

-Combine all the ingredients except chicken, oil and herb sauce in a blender and make fine powder.

-Mix this powder with lemon and herb sauce.

-Apply this paste on whole chicken and keep aside For 12 – 24 hours in refrigerator.

-Place it in a baking pan and pour over all the remaining juices.

-Bake it on 200 – 220 degrees Celsius for 2 hrs on the middle rack.

-Cut it into 4 pcs and place them on hot tawa. With a tong grill it directly on flame for some time and then on tawa and serve hot.

Outcome:

The best way to consume chicken is tawa* chicken.

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha's Kitchen

Tips:

-See tips page for whole chicken tips.

-Lemon and herb sauce can be of any brand, like nandos.

Servings:

This will serve 4 persons easily.