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Chicken Tikka Pizza

I love this flavor …….

Ayesha's Kitchen

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Ingredients:

  • One pizza base

FOR TOPPING

  • 2 tbspns tomato paste
  • A drizzle of olive oil (on the edges of the pizza base)
  • 2 tbspns smokey BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup cooked chicken chunks (chicken breast – cut into small chunks – marinade is salt, 1 tspn chaat masala and some red chilli flakes and stir fry in 1 tbspn of oil until tender and golden red)
  • A handful/ ½ cup of shredded/ grated tasty cheddar cheese
  • 150 gms thinly sliced mozzarella cheese
  • 1 small Red onion cut into small chunks

Procedure:

-Make pizza crust according to the recipe.

-Prepare in on the pizza pan and apply sauces and then sprinkle some cheddar cheese.

-Brush the edges with some olive oil. Spread the toppings, last layer of mozzarella cheese and bake in conventional preheated oven (180 degrees Celsius) for about 20 minutes.

-Take it out of the oven; let it rest for 5 mins, slice and serve.

Spicy Chicken Boneless Tikka Boti

This dish belongs to Pakistani BBQ. I have made it at home without using a BBQ grill because most of us dont have BBQ grill at home but believe me, this tastes exactly the same and it is hassle free. Do try this and do not forget to comment …..

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 3 – 4 boneless skinless thigh fillets (cut into big cubes, 6-7 pcs. Per fillet)
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tspn ajinomoto (optional)
  • 1 tspn Ayesha’s Kitchen Garam Masala
  • ½ tspn turmeric powder
  • ½ – 1 tspn red chilli powder
  • 1 tbspn vinegar
  • 1 tbspn lemon juice
  • 1 cup yogurt (sour)
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • A pinch of methi leaves
  • 1 tspn ginger garlic paste
  • 4 tbspns olive oil

Procedure:

-Combine everything (except oil) in a mixing bowl and marinade for around 6 hours.

-Heat oil in a pan (nonstick, with a lid) and add the marinated chicken. Stir and cook it covered on low heat for around 30 minutes.

-Take off the lid and cook on medium – high heat for 10 minutes with constant stirring. Remove from heat.

-Heat a piece of charcoal until it is white. Place it on a 4×4 aluminum sheet and place it on the top of chicken tikka. Drizzle some oil on it (coal) and cover the pan with the lid for about 10 minutes.

-After 10 minutes, remove the coal and serve the chicken with mint tikka and fresh salad.

Malai Boti (without BBQ grill)

Malai boti is a famous barbecue dish of Pakistan. Nearly, all the barbecue restaurants in Pakistan serve this dish and people really love it. Its mild, its juicy, its lite and its healthy. I have made this in a pan because we cant use BBQs in apartments and mostly people dont have BBQ grills at home so this is the home version of this beautiful dish. Do try this and fall in love with Ayesha’s Kitchen …..

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg chicken thigh fillets (cut each fillet into 4 – 5 pieces)
  • 250 gms lite sour cream
  • 1 ½ cup yogurt (sour, but not Greek)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbspn red chilli powder
  • 1 tbspn crushed ginger
  • 1 tbspn crushed garlic
  • ½ tspn turmeric
  • 2 tbspn Ayesha’s kitchen special garam masala
  • 1 tspn chicken powder
  • 1 tbspn meat tenderizer/ raw papaya paste
  • 6 tbspns oil (olive oil)
  • Some charcoal for tempering

Procedure:

-Cut thigh fillets into big 4 – 5 pieces.

-Apply some meat tenderizer on them and keep aside for 10 minutes.

-Now add all the other ingredients except oil and charcoal.

-Keep aside for 4 hours.

-Heat oil in a pan (pan with lid) and add the marinated chicken in it. Cook covered on low heat for 30 minutes.

-Then remove the lid and stir cook on high heat until the moisture is evaporated and oil comes to the surface. Remove from the heat.

-Heat charcoal on naked flames. When it is hot place it on an onion peel or on a piece of aluminum foil and place it on the top of the cooked chicken.

-Drizzle some oil over the coal and cover the pan with the lid.

-After 15 minutes take out the coal and the paper. Dish out the chicken and serve hot with coriander chilli raita.

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BBQ Mutton Chops (Desi Style)

There are many recipes for BBQ chops but this is the desi version and home made version of BBQ chops which is tempered with coal. People who dont have coal BBQ grill at home can try this recipe and enjoy the taste of real BBQ at home. Try this and love this recipe ….

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg mutton chops (cutlets)
  • 4 tbspns yogurt
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 tbspn crushed ginger
  • 4 tbspns oil
  • 1 green chilli crushed
  • 1 tspn cracked black pepper
  • 1 tspn red chilli flakes
  • ½ tspn carom seeds

1 tbspn GARAM MASALA

  • 2 big cardamoms
  • 2 pieces of cinnamon
  • ½ tspn cumin seeds
  • 4 cloves

Combine all the ingredients given for garam masala in a spice grinder and grind to a coarse powder.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 1 piece coal
  • Some oil
  • 2 x 2 aluminum foil

Procedure:

-Marinade meat in garam masala, yogurt, and all other spices and vinegar for 8 hours.

-Heat oil and fry ginger, garlic and green chilli paste in it. Now add the marinated meat and let it cook on low heat for about an hour or when the meat is tender. It will not burn or stick to the bottom if you don’t cook it on low heat and use nonstick pan.

-Now on high heat stir fry it until the chops are red and gives a roasted look.

-Heat the charcoal until its white. Place the foil on the top of roasted chops, pace the coal on it with the help of tongs and then drizzle some oil on it and cover it with the lid.

-After 10 minutes remove the coal and serve hot with naan, salad and raita.

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Afghani Tikka Boti

Afghani tikka boti is one of the famous dishes of Afghanistan… Afghan Cuisine is mostly mild and aromatic, they do not use powdered masalas like red chilli powder, etc., thats why their food is mild and scented with natural and aromatic flavors …

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • ½ kg boneless beef cubes (medium sized)
  • Some tomato, onion and capsicum cubes (Optional)

MARINATION

  • 1 cup green papaya paste (for tenderization)
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • Some salt (to taste)
  • 1 tbspn cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbspn red chilli flakes (Optional)
  • Freshly crushed powder of spices (1 big cardamom, 1 small cardamom, 2 cloves, 1 medium sized cinnamon stick)
  • 1 tbspn mint paste
  • 1 tbspn chilli paste (green chilli)
  • 1 tbspn coriander paste

FOR GLAZING

  • Some olive oil
  • some cracked black pepper

Procedure:

-In a mixing bowl add all the ingredients for marination and stir and mix. Now add beef chunks in it and keep aside (refrigerator) for 12 – 20 hours.

-Now thread the meat on the skewers and add vegetables it you want to but Afghans do not use it.

-Heat the BBQ on medium heat and grill the meat until it is well done.

-Now take it out in a plate and glaze with the mixture of black pepper and olive oil (or normal oil) and serve hot with mint coriander chutney (sauce).

Bihari Kabab

Bihari kabab is one of the famous and delicious Pakistani dishes…. You can find this in Food Street, Lahore and many other places and believe me its so spicy and yummy that it will make your day …

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg boneless beef strips or chicken (breast strips)
  • Some olive oil to glaze the pan
  • 1 cup raw papaya paste (green papaya paste)(with skin)
  • 1 ½ cup fried onions
  • 1 tbspns ginger garlic paste
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup vinegar

SPICES

  • 2 tbspns coriander powder
  • 2 tbspns red chilli powder
  • 1 tspn paprika
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tspn red chilli flakes
  • Some carom seeds
  • 2 bay leaves (powder form preferred)
  • 1 tspn black cumin
  • 1 tspn cumin powder
  • 1 cardamom black (crushed)
  • 1 green cardamom (crushed)
  • ½ tspn garam masala

FOR GARNISHING

  • 2 green chillies sliced
  • Some coriander chopped

Procedure:

-In a mixing bowl mix all the ingredients except oil, green chilllies and coriander and keep it aside (refrigerator) for 20 hours. (mix good with your hands)

-If you don’t have a BBQ grill at home, line a pan with aluminum foil and grease the foil with some olive oil. Put the marinated mixture in it and bake in preheated oven (160 degrees Celsius) for approximately 90 minutes.

-If you have BBQ grill at home, thread the meat on the skewers and cook on very low heat until they are done.

-Take your dish out on a plate and serve hot with garlic nan or tandoori roti.