Friday, March 26, 2010

Coriander Chicken

Coriander Chicken

Marinate chicken with 2 tspn Dahi(yogurt), chily powder, turmeric n salt.Add little Lemon juice / vinegar- few drops.

Dry masala -
dry ginger powder
kasuri methi
little clove powder
little pepper powder
little cinnamom powder
2 tbspn dhana jeera powder
little tandori masala (optional)
suntha powder(dry ginger powder)

Wet Green Masala

1 small onion
half tomato
fresh ground coconut( half in quantity as of onion)
little garlic
1 inch ginger
bay leaf
lot of cilanthro(coriander leaves)
5-6 cashewnuts soaked in water
salt and chiliy powder

Put oil in pan.Add bayleaf .
fry little cut onion n tomato
put turmeric n chilly powder accordingly
then put dahi (yogurt) 5 - 6 tbspn
when it becomes liquid put chicken in it and fry it nicely.
after 10 mins put green wet masala n let it cook for 10 mins.Then add dry masala.Stir it and mix well.
Then put water for cookin chicken properly.put lid and let the chicken cook.Takes around 30 minutes on medium flame in a pan with lid.

Garnish it with cilanthro n onions.Serve hot with Roti , phulka , naan or hot basmati rice.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bharli Vangi (Masala Baingan)

Bharli Wangi ( Masala Baingan)

Use very small brinjals for this recipe.
Cut brinals(eggplant) in half by giving a slit to it in the

centre.Boil water and put salt to it for taste.When water comes to

boil, put brinjals in it and cover it and cook for around 5 - 10 mins.

depending on the brinjals.

Prepare the masala of the following in a separate bowl -
Groundunut powder , dessicated coconut (roasted in a pan till brown)

,sesame seeds(ground),chilly powder,little turmeric powder,garam

masala and salt.

Heat the wok and pour oil.Add finely cut onions and stir them for 5

mins. add cut tomotoes,stir for few mins and then add brinjal(not the

water).Dont Stir it frequently after you add the brinjals.Then add

masala mixture and stir very gently for a min. till everything gets

mixed well.Add little quantity of water and let it boil for 1

min.Garnish with coriander leaves.


Ganapati's Favourite Modak.This is used in pooja for Ganesh Chaturthi.

Filling -
3/4 cup shredded fresh coconut
1/2 cup Jaggery(Brown sugar)
1 teaspoon roasted poppy seeds
1 tsp rice flour
3-4 cardamoms (powdered)
Covering -
1 cup fine rawa
2 tbs hot oil
pinch of salt
2 tbs milk
water as needed
Oil for frying

1) For the filling, mix and cook coconut & Jaggery together on a medium
flame. Stir continuously until they are mixed properly.
2) Add cardamom powder, roasted poppy seeds & 1 teaspoon rice flour to it. &
cook for some more time. Keep aside and allow it to cool.

For cover add hot oil to rawa add a pinch of salt.Mix well then add milk and knead well .
If needed add water and again knead well.Keep it covered for at least 1 hr.
After 1 hr.knead the dough well again.if you have food processor then process the dough in it for 5 min.
Make small balls out of this dough and roll them in small poori's the poori should not be very thin nor very thick.
Take a spoonfull of filling and add to modak and the pinch this poori from all sides.Make all the modak's like this.
While frying keep the flame on low- mid and fry them till golden color.

Caprese Flat Bread

This recipe is from Olive garden Chef.
Caprese Mixture -

Dice 8 tomotoes,add chopped garlic,salt n pepper , fresh chopped basil.n etxtra oilive oil.Mix it together and let it marinate.
Dough -
I usually use Pillsbury thin crust for Pizza.So if you have any thin crust left over in little quantity you can use it for this bread.Spread the dough on the greased foil in a tray .Use oilve oil to grease it.
Put 2 TBSpon oilve oil on surface n brush it.
Bake it on 350 for 10 min
Remove from oven and let it cool for  2-3 min
Rub the cut garlic clove on it while it is still warm...
Cool it for another 10 mins.

Mix mayoneese n garlic powder in a bowl .Drain caprese mixture...
Once the bread is cool - spread caprese mix. on the dough then mozerilla cheese and then caprese mixture
On top of it, sprinkle paremesan cheese n extra olive oil.

Bake this at 450 degree for 5 to 7 mins.
Garnish with reamining basil .Serve it with your favourite white Wine
Tip : if you dont like the smell of basil,wash it and soak it in water for 20 min.The basil is good for use.

You can find the video of Olive garden Chef here -

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chocolate Cake

Recipe for Cake is as follows  -
Ingredients -

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa unsweetened
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
Process - 
1.Mix sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
2.Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla
3.Beat for 2 min in mixer on low settings
4.Mix boiling water 
5.Put mixture in pan which is greased with oil / butter and then sifted with little flour.
6.Bake for 30 min on 350 F preheated oven.
Test  -  wooden pick inserted in center should comes out clean.then the cake is done.Cool for 10 mins.Remove the cake from pan and cool it on wire rack.

Frosting - 

1 stick butter or margarine
2/3 cup Cocoa 
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Melt the butter.Mix Cocoa.Add sugar , milk , vanilla essence one by one and mix till the frosting consistency.
Caution : After it cools down,it becomes hard.

When the cake is cool enough , spread the frosting on it with the flat spatula.
For Decortions use Strawberries.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Tandoori Chicken

Take 6 Chicken Leg pieces .Clean them.Make gashes in them so that the marination reaches inside.

Process of marination
Ingredients -
First rub chilly powder ,salt & lemon juice in the gashes.

Prepare the mixture of following for coating the pieces of chicken -
6 tbsspn yogurt - 1 tbspn for 1 leg
ginger garlic paste 2 tbspn
chilly powder to taste
salt - 1/2 tbl or to taste
pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
turmeric -  little
garam masala - 1/2 tsp
cumin powder- 1 tbsp
corinder powder- 1 tsp
lime juice little
fenugreek powder (Kasuri methi)  - 1/2 tsp
red color optional
Mix the above ingredients and apply it to all the chicken legs.
After marination add oil on top of the legs.

Preheat the oven at 425 degrees and then bake for 35 - 45 mins. depending upon your oven.You can make this in advance and serve it hot by heating it on the skillet.
Serve with onion and lemon slices....Yummy...