Monthly Archives: May 2017

Potato Cutlets with Baby Spinach & Mushrooms

Ideal for tea parties, lunch box, snacks or just breakfast…. ❤

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 4 large potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tspn chicken salt
  • 1 tbspn red chilli flakes
  • ¼ tspn mustard powder
  • 1 tspn cracked black pepper
  • 2 green chillies (chopped)
  • 4 spring onions (chopped) (green part)
  • 200 gms baby spinach (chopped)
  • ½ kg mushrooms (chopped)

FOR COATING

  • 2 eggs + 2 tbspns milk (whisked)
  • 2 cups bread crumbs + chicken salt + italian herbs + 2 tbspns grated parmesan cheese
  • Oil for shallow frying

Procedure:

  • Season potatoes with all the spices and salt and mash. Add everything else except mushrooms.
  • Saute mushrooms in 1 tbspn butter until it looks brown.
  • Add sautéed mushrooms to potato mixture and mix.
  • Make round flat patties and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil.
  • Dip cutlets in egg mixture and then roll in crumbs and fry until the patties are golden brown and crispy. Serve hot with ketchup, pesto or aioli.

Chicken Waldorf Salad

I am not a big fan of mayonnaise based salad but this one is my favorite, I add a little amount of mayo and more sour cream which makes it lite and delicious. I made it today and everyone on the table loved it. The best thing about this salad is it can be used as salad or as a filling to your baguette or bagel or any bread. So try this salad and let me know how you go with it 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • 1 apple, diced
  • ¼ cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup diced crimson grapes
  • 1 cup pan roasted chopped walnuts/ pecans
  • 1 chicken breast, boiled and diced
  • 2 tspns mayo
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper

Method:

  • Wash and cut all the fruits as instructed. Boil the chicken and dice it after cooling it.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine may and sour cream and season with some salt and pepper.
  • Add chicken and all the fruits and nuts and mix well.
  • Serve on your favorite salad platter or use it as a filling for your sandwich.

Shaami Burger Platter

Shaami burger is one of the famous street foods in Pakistan. No McDonalds, Hungry Jacks, Burger King, Wendy’s or Hardees burger can be compared to this legacy. It is everyone’s favorite and very easy to make at home. I know, we people, who live abroad miss this badly, so here is the recipe for you all to enjoy at home 1000s of miles away from home ❤

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

FOR BURGERS

  • 4 hot dog buns
  • 1 cup thinly sliced cabbage
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • Ketchup as required
  • Some softened butter
  • 8 shaami kebabs (chicken/ beef)
  • 4 eggs (made into 4 thin omelettes)
  • Some French fries to serve

COLESLAW

  • 2 cups thinly sliced capsicum
  • ½ cup cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ tspn icing sugar

Procedure:

  • Mix everything given for coleslaw and refrigerate until serving.
  • Make omelettes and fry shaami kebabs.
  • Cut the hot dog bun and apply some butter to both the inner side. Toast on griddle.
  • Place two shami kebab on the lower part of the bun and smash them, top with some cabbage, onion, ketchup and omelette. Then close it with the top part of the bun.
  • Do the same with other three buns.
  • Serve hot with fresh, hot chips and coleslaw.

Beef Shaami Kabab

Shaami Kebab is very famous in Pakistani home cooking and part of almost all traditional family dinner. They really compliment the rice dishes like pulao or biryani and everyone love these babies. This is my recipe, brought to you after testing many recipes and variations. This is the finest and the best one. So next time, make it for your friends and family and tell them about Ayesha’s Kitchen 🙂

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 kilo beef topside chunk
  • 2 cups channa daal (soaked overnight)
  • 2 onions cut into half
  • 8 small green chillies
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbspn freshly crushed ginger
  • 2 tbspns coriander seeds
  • 4 dried chillies
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • Salt
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 tbspn cumin
  • 1 large cardamom
  • 2 small cardamoms
  • A piece of cinnamon
  • 3 cups water

EXTRAS

  • A bunch of coriander, finely chopped
  • 4 green chillies, finely chopped
  • Some mint, finely chopped (OPTIONAL)
  • ½ cup lemon juice

FOR FRYING

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups oil for shallow frying

Method

  • Combine all the ingredients in a pressure cooker or a cooking pan and cook with a lid on top until everything is tender. For pressure cooker, 1 hour and normal cooking time is 2 hours.
  • Take off the lid and allow it to cool. Don’t worry if it is a bit runny, that will make the kebabs moist. Pulse grind in food processor and take out the mixture in a mixing bowl. Add all the extras and mix.
  • Make flat patties with thickness of 1.5 cm and diameter of 7 cm. Approx.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hr.
  • Heat oil for shallow frying. Dip the kebabs in egg wash and fry until golden brown and crispy.
  • Serve hot with ketchup or mint sauce.

You can freeze them for 1 month.

 

 

Chicken Guacamole Sandwiches

Are you on diet? Looking for a substitute for Mayo? Craving for some snack? Wanna plan a tea party? Want some easy idea for Birthday party? A side for BBQ party?

Yes, This is the recipe you are looking for. Healthy and natural, without any heavy sauces or butter.

Most people dont like avocados because of its bland taste, but hey! its not a fruit. It is good for your health and rich in healthy fats and omega 3 and a perfect substitute for Mayo and butter, so why not switch to it?

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 chicken breast (boiled/ roasted/ grilled) (shredded)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 4 tbspns chopped red bell pepper
  • 4 tbspns chopped tomato (without seeds)
  • 4 tbspns chopped red onion
  • 2 tbspns chopped jalapenos
  • 1 tbspn chopped coriander
  • A splash of lemon juice
  • 1 tbspn sour cream
  • Some salt and cracked black pepper
  • 6 multigrain/ light rye or white sandwich bread slices
  • Procedure:
  • Mash avocado in a mixing bowl and add all the ingredients in it to make spread.
  • Lightly toast the bread pieces and spread 3 tbspns of chicken mixture in one sandwich. Be generous with your filling.
  • Cut the sandwich neatly with a sharp sandwich knife and serve.

Aalu Channa Chaat

There are some things I love about this salad/ chaat:

1. It is a crowd pleaser
2. No special ingredients needed, pretty much everything you usually have at home
3. A good recipe addition to your weight loss diet plan.

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans chickpea (drained)
  • 2 large potatoes (cut into cubes and boiled)
  • 2 red onions, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
  • A bunch of coriander, a bunch of mint and 3 small green chillies, crushed fresh
  • 4 tbspns lemon juice
  • 1 tspn heapful chaat masala (you can add more if you want it hot)
  • 3 tbspns tamarind sauce

Method:

  • Prepare everything according to the instructions; Peel, cut and boil potatoes, chop onions and tomatoes, crush coriander and other stuff, drain and wash chick peas and squeeze lemon.
  • Mix everything together in a mixing bowl. Refrigerate for 1 hr and serve.

Easy as.

Keema Hari Mirch

Keema hari mirch is one of my favorite ways to consume mincemeat, after kebabs. I love the smell and taste of fenugreek and green chillies along with ginger in Keema and if it is served with homemade chapattis, YUMMmmmMmMmmmM. Try it and love it, its worth it. ❤

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 kilo beef mincemeat
  • 3 onions, sliced
  • 3 tomatoes, sliced
  • 10 – 12 green chillies, sliced
  • 1 tbspn ginger paste
  • 1 tbspn garlic paste
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 tbspns julienne ginger

SPICES

  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbspn red chilli powder
  • 1 tspn turmeric
  • 1 tbspn coriander powder
  • 1 tspn cracked coriander seeds
  • 1 tbspn cumin seeds
  • 1 tspn garam masala
  • Few cloves
  • Few peppecorns

FOR TEMPERING

  • 2 tbspns ghee
  • 1 tbspn dried fenugreek leaves

Method:

  • Heat oil in a cooking pan and fry onion until they are translucent. Add ginger and garlic paste and fry until the onions are golden and crispy. Add half of the green chillies.
  • Add mincemeat and break it with the wooden spoon. When it starts changing the color add salt and tomatoes and cook on high heat until tomatoes are tender. Add all the spices and remaining half of the green chillies.
  • Cook on medium flame until the moisture dries out and oil starts to separate. Meanwhile melt ghee in a pan and splatter some fenugreek. Add this tarka to your mincemeat and garnish with some ginger, coriander and more green chillies.
  • Serve hot with homemade roti and mint sauce.