Daily Archives: August 7, 2011

Chicken Pakora

Chicken pakora is my mum’s delicacy, she is a wonderful cook and this is a wonderful recipe invented by her for the Month of Ramadan. In our family, all women have some specialties for Ramadan, like my Aunt makes the best Vegetable Pakoras, My grandma makes the best Fruit chaat, I am best at everything and my mum is Chicken pakora guru……. so here is one of the delicacies of my family…… its easy and quick and you can impress your friends and family in just 45 minutes with this wonderful and new recipe…….. but plzzzz dont tell anyone that I am leaking out my family secrets……… LOL………..enjoy!

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 chicken breast boiled
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tspn paprika
  • 1 tspn black pepper
  • 2 tbspns corn flour
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions
  • ¼ cup chopped green chilllies
  • Some water to make the batter
  • Oil for deep frying

Procedure:

-Mash the chicken breast with a fork.

-Mix all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and add mashed chicken.

-Now gradually add water to make a lump free normal consistency batter. Add spring onion/scallion and green chilllies.

-Mix well.

-Keep it aside for 20 – 30 minutes.

-You can add grated cottage cheese/ grated ricotta cheese or mushrooms to it if you want to.

-Heat oil to 180 degrees Celsius.

-Add spoon full of batter and fry. Make sure you leave some distance between the pakoras.

-When they are crispy brown, take them out on an absorbent paper and serve hot with cheese sauce or chilli garlic sauce.

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Beef Lasagna

Simple Beef Lasagne is a lovely recipe, do try this if you are Italian food lover …

Ingredients:

BEEF SAUCE/BOLOGNA SAUCE:

  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes
  • ½ tspn oregano, thyme, rosemary and crushed black pepper
  • Some salt
  • 1 tspn paprika
  • 4 tbspns olive oil
  • 2 tbspns chopped onions
  • 4 tbspns chopped capsicum
  • 1 tbspn chopped zucchini
  • 250 gms beef mince

BECHAMEL SAUCE:

  • 1 ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 scoop of butter
  • 1 tbspn plain flour
  • Some salt and pepper

FOR LASAGNE

  • 10 lasagne sheets
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tomato Slices

Procedure:

-Heat oil and add mincemeat. Stir fry for 15 minutes on low heat.

-Meanwhile in a  sauce add diced tomatoes and all other ingredients and let it cook on low heat for 10 minutes or until its like a chunky tomato sauce.

-Add the sauce in fried mincemeat and mix. Remove from heat.

-Boil milk and Heat some butter in a saucepan. Add flour and mix well. Now add boiling hot milk with constant whisking. Stir until it become thick. Remove from heat.

-Boil lasagne sheets and drain access water.

-Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

-In a Pyrex baking tray scoop some béchamel sauce on its base and spread.

-Now spread a layer of boiled lasagne pasta and then some béchamel and mincemeat sauce. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese and then cover it with the other boiled pasta and repeat the process again until the ingredients are finished.

-At the end top it with some cheese and tomatoes and bake on 180 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.

-Serve.

Outcome:

Tasty and easy beef lasagne is ready to serve.

Ayesha's Kitchen

Tips:

-Add boiling hot milk in butter and flour when making béchamel sauce.

-Boil lasagne sheets 2 at a time so that they don’t stick to each other.

Servings:

This will serve 3 – 4 persons easily.