Ideal for summer BBQs
Ideal for roast dinners
Ideal for light lunches
Ideal for weight watchers
It is not some ordinary boring salad. Very flavoursome and zesty, the combination of mint and lemon in dressing is outclass and the sweetness of grape tomatoes and subtlety of avocados make it fun and tempting to eat.
2 avocados (cut in to medium cubes)
1 medium red onion cut round
1 continental cucumber cut into cubes or semis
Leaf lettuce (chopped up rough)
250 gms grape tomatoes (cut in halves)
1 tspn lemon zest
4 tbspns lemon juice
1 tspn olive oil
Some cracked black pepper
Some table salt
Some fresh chopped up mint
Wash and cut all the vegetables. Put them in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix everything given for dressing and pour over the vegetables.
Another sizzling hot recipe for chicken tenders. I personally like chicken tenderloin part for grilling when asked for lean poultry because I think chicken breast can be really dry sometimes, but you can use chicken breast for the same recipe, just pound it a bit with the meat hammer before grilling 🙂
8 Chicken tenderloins
A little bit of salt
2 tbspns lemon juice
1 cup peri peri sauce (I personally like Nandos Trio Bell Pepper)
1 can chickpeas
¼ cup chopped coriander
1 tbspn tamarind and date sauce
Some chaat masala
1 potato (boiled and diced)
1 medum red onion chopped
1 medium tomato chopped
2 tbspns lemon juice
Massage chicken tenders with salt and lemon and keep aside for 30 mins.
Heat the grill pan and place all the tenders on the hot plate and wait for 1- 2 mins until the chicken begins to sizzle and change the colour on the sides.
Flip the side and brush the peri peri sauce of your choice to the cooked side and let the chicken grill for 3 mins.
Take the tenders off the plate and prepare the salad.
The best way to make your guests wonder how much effort you put in but honestly, its just marination and baking and the result is perfect. This dish goes best with Mattar Pulao or Channa Pulao and everyone on the table will love it. It is oil free and fat free. #healthy ❤
8 chicken marylands (joint piece of leg and thigh) (skinless)
2 tbspns ginger and garlic paste
1 tbspn crushed green chillies
½ cup lemon juice
2 – 3 tspns salt
1 tspn red chilli powder
1 tspn red chilli flakes
1 tspn carom seeds
1 tspn black pepper (cracked)
1 tbspn coriander powder
1 tspn ground garam masala
1 tbspn cumin seeds
1 tspn cumin powder
1 tbspn chaat masala
Few drops of yellow color
1 tspn dried fenugreek leaves
1 cup yogurt
Wash and dry marylands. Make deep cuts into leg and thigh pieces. Massage with some lemon juice, salt, ginger garlic and green chillies for 5 minutes in the cuts and on the meat.
Mix all the spices together and add it to the chicken. Massage again and keep aside for 10 minutes.
Now add yogurt and mix the marination well and leave it overnight.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Place the chicken pieces on to the wire rack in a roasting dish and bake on one side for 1 hour. Take out, change the side and bake for 30 more minutes.
Take out and serve hot with mint sauce and tamarind chutney.
Surprise your loved one this NYE! ….Going to city with friends and watching fireworks, drinking all night and doing stupid activities cannot match an outdoor dinner with your loved one, candles, flowers, chocolates, chilled champagne or wine and a lovely home made dinner followed by a sexy, indulging dessert while watching the stars, kissing each other at midnight and making a promise to be together next year and rest of the life…..
Its just amazing….. I am giving you the dinner idea, for rest use your own creativity…….. 🙂 but do make them feel special, you dont know what next year brings……
2 salmon cutlets (lrg size)
Some salt and cracked pepper
1 tbspn lemon juice
½ tspn mustard
1 clove garlic (chopped fine)
1 tspn chopped dill
1 tbspn olive oil
A splash of olive oil (for cooking)
Any garden salad
Lemon wedges (very important)
-Pat the fillets dry with the paper towel.
-In a bowl, mix lemon juice, salt, pepper, oil, garlic, dill and mustard, apply on the fillets and keep aside for 30 mins.
-Meanwhile you can arrange some pickles and greens onto the serving dish.
-Now heat the grill pan, drizzle some oil and place the fillets on it. After 1 minute reduce the heat to medium. Cook 5 – 7 minutes per side depending on the thickness of the fillet. Flip the side only once.
-Now as the fish is cooked, it will be flaky as well so lift it out of the pan very carefully and put it on the plate you just decorated with greens and pickles.