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Stuffed Mushrooms (Mushroom Pakora)

Stuffed Mushrooms (Mushroom Pakora) is my own recipe, Mushroom is one of the best sources of protein and this is the best recipe to consume mushrooms in the Month of Ramadan ….

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Ingredients:

  • 1 kg Whole button mushrooms
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 cup besan
  • Salt and red chilli powder
  • ½ tspn turmeric
  • 3 tbspns Chopped green chilllies
  • 1 tbspns chopped coriander
  • ½ tspn coriander
  • ½ tspn cumin seeds
  • ½ tspn baking powder
  • Some water ( ¼ to ½ cup Luke warm water)

FOR FILLING

  • 1 bunch mint
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander
  • 1 green chilli/ 4 green chillies
  • Some salt

Procedure:

FOR FILLING

-Combine all the ingredients given for filling in mortar and pestle and make a chutney sort of mixture.

FOR PAKORAS

-Combine flour and spices in a mixing bowl and make a nice, smooth batter by adding water gradually.

-Now add chilllies and coriander. Mix well.

-Heat oil to 190 degrees Celsius.

-Take out the stem of button mushroom and fill that hole with some mint coriander filling, dip it carefully in the batter and fry until its golden brown.

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-Repeat the same with others and serve hot.

Mixed Vegetable Pakoras

Mixed vegetable pakora is my own recipe. Its a very easy and less time consuming recipe…..

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Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup besan (gram flour)
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • ½ cup sliced aubergine/ eggplant
  • 1 green chilli sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped green coriander
  • 4 button mushrooms sliced
  • 1 potato thinly sliced
  • ½ cup paneer (small cubes)
  • Little spinach leaved chopped
  • ¼ cup sliced capsicum
  • ¼ cup chopped cauliflower
  • 1 tbspn coriander mint chutney
  • Some salt
  • 1 ½ tspn red chilli powder
  • ½ tspn turmeric
  • 1 tbspn dry coriander
  • 1 tspn cumin seeds
  • 1 tbspn fenugreek leaves
  • 1 onion sliced
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Some water for batter (around ½ – ¾ cup)

Procedure:

-Sift besan and baking powder.

-Slice all vegetables and put them in a mixing bowl.

-Add all spices and sifted besan.

-Add all spices and mix well all the dry ingredients with vegetables.

-Gradually add water and mix with your hands.

-Make a lump free mixture with vegetables.

-Keep aside for 30 minutes.

-Heat oil and add spoon full of batter in it. Keep them away from each other.

-When they are brown, take them out on an absorbent paper and serve hot with tamarind sauce and mint coriander chutney.

Outcome:

Tasty mixed vegetable pakoras are ready to serve.

Serving:

Serves 6.

My New Year Eve’s Recipe : Twin Chicken Steaks With Mushroom Sauce And Grilled Vegetables

A lovely, lite and a romantic dinner for two. Enjoy!

CHICKEN STEAK:

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole chicken steak (skinless)
  • 6 tbspns vinegar
  • 2 tbspns olive oil
  • ½ tspn cracked black pepper
  • Some salt
  • Some cracked dried red chillies
  • ¼ cup sun dried tomatoes

Procedure:

-In a blender add all the ingredients except chicken and blend it to a fine paste.

-Make shallow gashes on chicken breasts and pour over this mixture on it.

-Marinade for 30 minutes.

-Heat the grill pan and place the marinated chicken piece on it. Turn occasionally. Grill until its well done.

-Take it out in the serving dish.

MUSHROOM SAUCE

Ingredients:

  • 4 – 6 raw mushrooms (chopped)
  • ½ tspn minced garlic
  • ½ cup of chicken stock
  • Some cracked black pepper
  • Some salt
  • 1 full tbspn unsalted butter
  • 1 tbspn cream
  • some cornflour + water (for thickening)
  • Few sprigs of Italian parsley (chopped fine) (optional)

Procedure:

-Melt butter in a saucepan and add chopped garlic. When it becomes translucent add chopped mushrooms and other seasonings. Stir fry for a minute and add chicken stock.

-Let it boil and add cornflour mixture. Stir and add cream. Mix well and pour over the steak.

GRILLED VEGETABLES:

Ingredients:

  • 2 potatoes sliced thickly
  • 4 – 6 tbspns olive oil
  • Some salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Some Dried basil
  • 2 tomatoes sliced thickly
  • 2 mushrooms cut into halves
  • 3 – 4 broccoli buds
  • 4 sun dried tomato slices

Procedure:

-Wash and cut vegetables according to the instructions given. Add some olive oil and herbs and spices and toss.

-Heat the grill pan and place all of them on it. Turn occasionally until well done.

(If potatoes are not cooked then: 1. Cut them and add some olive oil and place them in a deep bowl. 2. Heat in microwave oven for 3 minutes and then place them on hot grill to give the grilling texture)

-Place them on the serving dish with chicken.

POTATO CREAMS:

  • 2 potatoes
  • ¼ tspn unsalted butter
  • 2 tbspns running cream

Procedure:

-Wash potatoes and don’t take off their skins. Glaze them with some butter and place them in a bowl.

-Heat for 2 – 4 minutes or until done in microwave oven.

-Take them out and allow to cool for some time.

-Drill it with some sharp thing and make a hole; I usually use the end of tea spoon.

-Place them on one side of the serving dish and pour some cream in the wholes. Don’t let them overflow.

Outcome:

Marvelous New year eve’s dinner is ready for 2. Enjoy!

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Tips:

-Use the end of spoon to make the whole in potatoes. Add 1 tbspn of cream in each one of them.

-Cook chicken breast well.

Servings:

This is a perfect romantic dinner for 2.

Old Fashioned Corn Pizza

This is a very retro style pizza. Now the pizzas are very innovative and customised but this was the 1st generation of pizzas, have alook and enjoy the lovely bits …

Ingredients:

  • 1 thin crust pizza base / Dough maker’s* Pizza base
  • 4 tbspns pizza sauce
  • ½ tspn garlic paste
  • 2 tbspns olive oil
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 button mushrooms chopped
  • 4 tbspns corn
  • A pinch of dried rosemary*
  • 1 pinch of dried oregano*

Procedure:

-Prepare a pizza base and apply some olive oil, garlic paste and pizza sauce. Now sprinkle some cheddar cheese and then some mozzarella cheese.

-Place some chopped muhrooms and Fresh maize or corn and top it withsome herbs, like oregano and rosemary.

-Bake in a preheated oven For 20 minutes on 190 degrees Celsius.

-When it is golden red, take it out and serve hot.

Outcome:

Tasty old Fashioned mushroom and corn pizza is ready to be served.

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Tips:

-Serve it in retro style, in some old Fashioned crockery and cutlery and some old Fashioned presentation styles.

-Thickness of dough totally depends on your desire, i prefer thin crust and it is ready in 20 minutes, if you are making thick crust of puffy crust or stuffed crust then refer to “Tips” page.

Servings:

This will serve 2 persons easily.

 

*Refer to Glossary

Mushroom Delight

Mushroom Delight Pizza is ideal For vegetarians, do try this and let me know your remarks …

Ingredients:

  • 1 pizza crust
  • 2 tbspns olive oil
  • 4 jumbo mushrooms
  • 2 button mushrooms
  • ¾ cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 4 tbspns chunky tomato sauce/ pizza sauce/ traditional pasta sauce

Procedure:

-Slice mushrooms and preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius.

-Prepare a pizza base and apply some olive oil on the side.

-Spread pizza sauce all over and then sprinkle mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese.

-Place mushrooms and bake For 10 – 20 minutes on 190 degrees Celsius on middle rack.

-Take it out and let it settle.

-Slice and serve.

Outcome:

Tasty mushroom delight pizza is ready.

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Tips:

-Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius 20 minutes before baking the pizza.

Servings:

This will serve 4 people easily.