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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.

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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.

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha's Kitchen

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.