Daily Archives: January 15, 2012

Chicken Al a Kiev (My dad’s recipe)

You must have heard “like mother, like daughter” but in my case it is “Like father, like daughter”. Cooking is my dad’s passion and here I am going to tell you his secret recipe for Chicken Al a Kiev, this recipe is just like Colonel’s fried chicken recipe, you eat it, you like it but when you make it you dont get it rite because it is a blend of some selected spices and sauces……. In our family, many people have tried to make it but they didn’t get it rite, some of them have even tried it thrice but still no luck, so this recipe is for all of them, Guys, now you can make this tasty French delicacy at home by following this simple recipe ….

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ingredients:

FOR MARINATION:

  • 3 chicken breasts (single pieces, skinless and boneless)
  • Salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbspns soy sauce

FOR WHITE SAUCE

  • 2 tbspns olive oil
  • 100 gms butter
  • 100 gms flour
  • ½ litre milk
  • ¼ cup water

FOR AL A KIEV

  • 2 carrots (peeled)
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • ½ cup sliced green olives
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tspn red chilli flakes
  • Some salt and pepper to season

Procedure:

-Cut chicken breasts into thin slices and in a mixing bowl marinade it for 30 minutes.

-For white sauce, mix milk and water and keep it aside. Melt some butter in a sauce pan and add flour. Cook the flour for 2 minutes with constant stirring and gradually add the milk with constant stirring. Avoid lumps.

-Now you will notice that the sauce is getting thick. Remove from heat and keep it aside.

-Now in a separate pan, heat 2 tbspns of olive oil and fry the marinated chicken strips. Add carrots when the chicken changes its colour. Add ½ cup of water and cook it covered until the carrots get tender.

-Add chilli flakes and mushrooms. Cook for about 2 minutes on medium heat. Introduce the white sauce to the chicken and mix well. Add olives and remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper.

-Garnish with some left over carrot and olives and serve hot with French bread.

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Ayesha’s Kitchen Special Sevayyan (with khoya)

This is Ayesha’s Kitchen special recipe for vermicelli…… It is a Pakistani dessert which is often served on Eid – ul – Fitr and other occasions……

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 160 gms vermicelli (Bareek Sevayyan)
  • 4 tbspns sugar
  • 4 tbspns raw sugar (Shakkar/ gur)
  • 2 ltrs. Milk
  • 1 cup raw khoya (unsweetened Barfi/ Kalakand) (Easily available at South Asian Mithai shops)
  • 1 tbspn cardamom seeds (crushed)
  • ¼ cup almonds (slivered) (for garnishing)
  • 2 tbspns crushed pistachios (for garnishing)
  • Chaandi ka warq (Edible silver foil)

Procedure:

-Boil 1 litre milk and add cardamom seeds. Add vermicelli and mix well. Now add khoya and sugar. Mix well. Now when you notice that the mixture is getting thick, add rest of the milk and let it cook on medium heat until you get the desired consistency.

-Take it out in a bowl. Garnish with some pistachios, almonds and chandi ka warq. Serve hot ot refrigerate for at least 6 hrs for serving it as dessert.