Monthly Archives: January 2015

Chicken Club Sandwiches

There are several ways of making Club sandwiches but here I am gonna tell you the recipe of one of my favourites and the one I grew up eating, Chicken club sandwich. It is a very common snack sandwich in Pakistan which is served at almost every restaurant in the country. You can get it at Lahore International Airport as well.

It is a 2 storey sandwich, one layered with creamy chicken filling and the other one with boiled egg, lettuce and tomato. Tastes yummy with hot fries and coleslaw.

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

 

Ingredients:

  • 6 good quality sandwich bread slices
  • Few leaves of fancy lettuce
  • 4 tomato slices
  • 2 hardboiled eggs, sliced

FOR CHICKEN SPREAD

  • 1 chicken breast boneless
  • 1 tbspn soy sauce
  • 1 tbspn hot chilli sauce
  • Some chicken salt
  • Some black pepper
  • A dash of mustard powder
  • Some white pepper
  • 1.5 dollop sour cream
  • 2 tbspns mayonnaise

Procedure:

-Cut chicken into cubes and Boil with soy sauce and chilli sauce and ½ cup water. Cook until the water is dried.

-Let it cool for some time. Then shred it.

-Now add everything given for chicken paste and make a spread consistency paste.

-Toast the bread slices to medium. We will take 3 per sandwich. It’s a 2 storey sandwich. On one slice spread chicken, and then place the other slice on it and then egg slices, lettuce and tomato and then the last bread slice. Insert toothpicks in all four corners of the sandwich and very carefully with serrated knife cut into 4 triangles.

-Put it onto your platter, serve with hot chips.

Chicken Tikka Boti

Classic BBQ dish of Pakistani Cuisine. Tender pieces of chicken thighs marinated in spices and herbs, grilled over charcoal……. yumm……… the recipe below is very hot, you can adjust the heat per your taste by adjusting the amount of chillies and chilli pastes. I love it!

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 5 large chicken thighs (boneless, cut into cubes)
  • 2 tbspns vinegar
  • 2 tbspns lemon juice
  • 1 cup thick yogurt
  • Some salt
  • Some chicken salt
  • 1 tbspn crushed red chillies
  • 1 tbspn green chilli paste
  • 1 tbspn ginger & garlic (crushed fresh)
  • ½ tspn turmeric
  • ½ tspn garam masala
  • 1 tspn coriander powder
  • ½ tspn cumin seeds
  • 1 tspn dried fenugreek leaves
  • ½ tspn black pepper

Procedure:

-Take a deep mixing bowl and put chicken in it. Add all the spices and seasoning and mix well. Then add lemon juice, vinegar and yogurt.

-Keep aside for 20 – 30 minutes (not longer than this as it contains vinegar and lemon, they will break the chicken to the point that we won’t be able to screw it on the skewers).

-Start preheating your BBQ grill now.

-Thread the chicken pieces on the metal skewers (7 – 8 pieces per skewer).

-Grill the tikkas on medium heat for about 6 minutes per side (turning occasionally) and serve hot with kachumar salad, naan and raita.

Cocktail Chicken Sandwiches/ Picnic Chicken Sandwiches

Mini Chicken sandwiches ideal for parties, Picnics and Tea time chit chats. Easy to make and yummy to eat……

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

FOR CHICKEN

  • 2 chicken breasts (cut into cubes)
  • 2 tbspns soy sauce
  • 1 chicken cube
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and pepper
  • Splash of Any hot sauce

FOR SPREAD

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 scallions (green part, shopped)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • Some salt
  • ½ tspn garlic powder
  • Some black pepper
  • Some white pepper

FOR SANDWICHES

  • 2 loaves of white sandwich bread
  • Some fancy lettuce

Procedure:

-For chicken put everything in a saucepan, cover it with the lid and boil the chicken until all the juices are dry.

-Take out the chicken on a plate and let it cool down for a bit. Now with hands or forks, shred the chicken but please don’t use the food processor as we want shredded chicken not ground chicken. Ground chicken tastes weird plus gives a weird texture to the sandwiches.

-Add all the ingredients given for spread to this shredded chicken and mix. Now you have got chicken spread.

-Divide the bread into sets of two slices. Spread this spread on one bread slice; put a piece of lettuce on it and then the other slice of bread on top. Cut the whole sandwich into 4 triangles. Do the same with other sets of bread.

-Arrange them onto a tray cover it with the plastic wrap and enjoy with your family and friends at the picnic spot.

Chicken Malai Tikka

Chicken Malai Tikka…….. another gem of Mughal era. Tender chicken thigh pieces, marinated in herbs, spices, cream and cheese, barbecued over charcoal pieces, yummmmmmm they literally melt in your mouth.

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 5 large chicken thighs (boneless, cut into cubes)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup crumbled cheddar cheese (tasty)
  • ½ tspn meat tenderizer powder
  • Some salt
  • Some chicken salt
  • 1 tspn cracked black pepper
  • ½ tspn crushed white pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic (very finely chopped)
  • ½ tspn garam masala
  • 1 tspn dried fenugreek leaves

Procedure:

-Take a deep mixing bowl and put chicken in it. Add all the spices and seasoning and mix well. Then add crumbled cheddar cheese and sour cream and mix well.

-Keep aside for 20 – 30 minutes (not longer than this as it contains meat tenderizer, it will break the chicken to the point that we won’t be able to screw them on the skewers).

-Start preheating your BBQ grill now.

-Thread the chicken pieces on the metal skewers (7 – 8 pieces per skewer).

-Grill the tikkas on medium heat for about 6 minutes per side (turning occasionally) and serve hot with kachumar salad, naan and raita.

Mango Colada

Mango Colada is mango and coconut. I used fresh mangoes because they are in season, you can use frozen mangoes or mango sorbet as well. Its a very refreshing drink, I have made mocktail, you can add your favorite to make it cocktail. Have fun!

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 kensington pride mangoes/ any sweet mangoes (medium sized)(peeled and cut into cubes)
  • 400 mL coconut milk
  • Some sugar (optional) (if you don’t have sweet mangoes then add a bit of sugar)
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • Some ice cubes to serve
  • Some strawberries to serve

Procedure:

-Combine everything in blender jug and blend until smooth.

-Fill half of the glass with ice cubes and pour over colada until the glasses are topped up.

-Cut a slit in strawberry and hang it on the rim of the glass. You can put some whipped cream and maraschino cherry as well on top to make it look more presentable but I have done that with my pina colada drink so I tried something different and easy here.