Tuesday, 27 September 2011

The "beer chicken" !

At times when I am left with some leftover beer from last night's party i often make these. They are good for breakfasts, as well as for cocktail evenings. Here goes....

You will need:
Chicken drumsticks, about 10 or 12 of them
Flour, one and a half cups
Ginger garlic paste about a teaspoon or more
a mug of beer
salt and pepper to seasoning
a pinch of paprika
a pinch of turmeric powder
2 teaspoons of lemon juice
Oil for frying

How to do it:
In a bowl mix the chicken with ginger garlic paste, seasoning and paprika ans the lemon juice.
Let it sit in the fridge for an hour or so.
In another bowl, make a batter out of flour, beer and turmeric and some salt.
It should be of a "poridgy" consistency!
Then the next steps are real easy!
Dip and coat the chicken legs in the batter and deep fry them!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

The Chicken Salad !!

As I always do, I have another VERY easy recipe to share with you people..... This can be easily done with leftover chicken from last night. As a matter of fact, the chicken can be easily replaced with boiled shrimps.....

You will need:
a cup of boiled chicken/ shrimps
1 medium sized iceberg lettuce
2 small onions chopped
a few cherry tomatoes
1 and a half cup of mayonnaise
half a cup of single cream
salt and pepper for seasoning

How to do it:
Pierce the tomatoes, wash the lettuce in some cold water.
Lay some of the lettuce on a platter.
Mix the the rest of the ingredients in a different bowl.
Pour it on top of the platter and shove it in a refrigerator.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Kimchi salad!

Have tasted various versions of this very same thing in various "authentic" Chinese restaurants, here goes MY version....

You will need:
Finely chopped Cabbage half a cup
Finely chopped Cucumber, almost quarter a cup
3 tablespoons of honey
Soy sauce, 2 tablespoons
Tomato ketchup, a tablespoon
Vinegar, 2 tablespoons
A pinch of Garlic Paste
2 teaspoons of Peanut or any refined oil
Salt and pepper and a pinch of red chilly powder/paprika (garnishing)

How to do it:

Boil some water, throw in the cabbage and the carrots.
After one minute, take it out, strain it and wash it in cold running water from a tap.
In a salad bowl mix everything.
Garnish it with paprika!
(Owkhay that was easy!!)

The cheesy chicken !

The name says it all!

You will need:
Chicken 1 kg, boneless
Cheese spread 100 gm.
Onions 5, medium sized
a pinch of minced garlic,
a pinch of minced ginger
Vegetables, cubed, a cup or so
(capsicums, beans, mushroom, carrots, peas)
refined oil, 2 tablespoons.
flour, quarter cup
a cup of milk.
a pinch of oregano
a pinch of chilly powder/black pepper
and seasoning.

How to do it:
In a wok, heat the oil
Add the ginger, garlic and stir for a minute.
Add the chicken, vegetables and 2 cups of water.
Let it come to a boil and retain the stock.
Boil the stock, taking out the chicken and vegetables.
Add the flour, stirring continuously.
(otherwise it would become lumpy)
Add the milk and the other ingredients.
Stir for 8 more minutes, or till the chicken is done.
Check for seasoning.

One can replace chicken with, vegetables, paneer, fish etc.