Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mexican Omelette

This is my dad’s recipe. I just tried it and it turned out awesome, do try this and start your day with a perfect treat …..

Ayesha's kitchen

Ingredients:

FOR CHICKEN

  • 1 chicken breast/ thigh/ schnitzel/ 250 gms boneless chicken (sliced/ diced)
  • 3 tbspns soy sauce
  • 2 tbspns chilli sauce or hot sauce
  • Some salt
  • Some coarsely milled black pepper
  • A pinch of white pepper
  • A pinch of paprika
  • ½ tspn garlic paste

FOR EGGS

  • 6 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Some salt to season

FOR OMELETTE

  • 1 spring onion chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 2 tbspns capsicum salsa
  • 1 green chilli chopped
  • 1 capsicum chopped
  • Some canned champignons chopped
  • A scoop butter/ 4 tbspns olive oil
  • Some cheddar cheese
  • Some oregano

Procedure:

-Marinate chicken in all the ingredients given for chicken for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile cut all the vegetables and combine and whisk eggs, milk and salt in mixing bowl.

-In a frying pan heat oil and fry chicken. When it begins to change its colour, add salsa sauce, and all the other vegetables. Reserve some capsicum for topping.

-Cook and cook covered until the tomatoes lose their stiffness. Now add eggs and let the mixture settle for about a minute. Now gradually mix. When the eggs are cooked and little bit runny, transfer them to a circular baking pan (spring form pan, preferred).

-Top it with some cheese, oregano and capsicum and bake in a preheated oven (180 degrees Celsius) until the cheese is melted and a bit golden in color.

-Take it out and let it rest for about 2 minutes. Remove the spring of the pan and serve hot with toasted multi grain bread.

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Beef Shaami kabab

Shaami Kabab is one of the famous and favourite dishes of Pakistani Home cooking. People make them and store them in freezers so that they can entertain their guests in no time. In Pakistan “Shaami Burger” is also a very famous street food and “Punjab Burger” in Main Market Lahore is the one who started this street food trend. Try this beautiful delicacy of Pakistan and make your day…… Soon I will be posting more recipes related to this post like Shaami burger, shaami sandwich, etc. so stay tuned …..

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups channa daal (soaked for 6 hrs)
  • ½ kg diced beef
  • 1 tbspn dry coriander
  • 1 tspn cumin seeds
  • A piece of cinnamon
  • 2 big pieces of black cardamom
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 2 black peppercorns
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Some salt
  • 2 – 6 green chillies
  • 2 small onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbspn ginger
  • 2 cups water

FOR ADD ONS

  • ½ cup chopped coriander
  • 2 green chillies (sliced)

FOR COATING AND FRYING

  • 2 eggs (well beaten)
  • Some breadcrumbs (OPTIONAL)
  • Oil for shallow frying

Procedure:

-In a deep pan, combine everything given above except add on and coating and frying ingredients.

-Cover the pan with the lid and let this mixture cook for 30 minutes on low heat or until everything is boiled and dry.

-Process the mixture in the food processor or crush it to a paste in mortar and pestle.

-Mix in some coriander and green chillies.

-Take some of this mixture and shape it round with your hands and then with your palms flat it.

-Do the same with the rest of the mixture. This will make approximately 12 kababs.

-Place them in a tray with some spaces in between, use water to wet your hands if needed.

-Heat oil in a frying pan. Dip each kabab into egg mixture (then bread crumbs) and fry until it is golden from both the sides.

-Take them out on an absorbent paper and serve hot with pulao, biryani or chutneys.

Mutton Leg Roast (Raan Roast)

Raan roast is one of the famous dishes of Eid – Ul – Adha in Pakistan. Eid – Ul – Adha is a Muslim festival when we sacrifice goat, lamb, camel or bull and distribute it among our relatives, family members and poor people. This is the best way of consuming meat, do try this ……

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 mutton leg (2 kgs. Approx.)
  • Some salt
  • 1 tspn minced garlic
  • 1 tspn crushed ginger
  • 1 tbspn ayesha’s kitchen special garam masala
  • 1 tspn cracked black pepper
  • 1 tspn red chilli flakes
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 4 tbspns oil
  • Some baby potatoes (optional)

Procedure:

-Make some cuts and incisions in the meat. Combine everything except yogurt and oil in a bowl and rub this mixture on the meat.

-Keep aside for 8 hours.

-Apply yogurt and rub gently. Keep aside for 2 hours.

-Heat oil in a pressure cooker and place the marinated meat (with bone) in it. If the bone is bigger than the cooker cut it with the bone cutting knife. Add potatoes.

-Pressure cook for 6 whistles on medium heat. Remove the pressure lid carefully. If there is water then allow it to dry on medium heat otherwise carefully take out the meat and place it on a flat serving dish with potatoes on side. Garnish with some chopped coriander or parsley and serve hot with pulao or muttar pulao.

Keema Chaamp

Keema Chaamp is my favourite dish ……..

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • ½ kg mutton chops
  • ½ kg mincemeat
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 1 large tomato sliced
  • ½ cup oil
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tspn red chilli powder
  • ½ tspn turmeric powder
  • 1 tspn Ayesha’s Kitchen Garam Masala
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbspn ginger garlic paste
  • 1 pc. Black cardamom
  • 1 pc. Cinnamon

FOR GARNISHING

  • Some chopped coriander
  • Some chopped green chillies
  • Some ginger julienne

Procedure:

PRESSURE COOKER COOKING:

-In a pressure cooker, combine meat, chops, water, onion, salt, cardamom, cinnamon and ginger garlic paste. Pressure cook for 20 minutes or 2 whistles until the meat is tender.

-Carefully remove the pressure lid and cook on high heat until the water is dried.

-Add oil, tomatoes and spices and stir cook on medium heat.

-Take it out in a serving dish and garnish with some fresh coriander, ginger julienne and green chillies. Serve hot with homemade chapattis.

NORMAL PAN COOKING:

-In a pan boil the meat with onion, salt, cardamom, cinnamon and ginger garlic paste until the meat is tender and the water is dried.

-Add oil, tomatoes and spices and stir cook on medium heat.

-Take it out in a serving dish and garnish with some fresh coriander, ginger julienne and green chillies. Serve hot with homemade chapattis.

Ayesha's Kitchen