Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Me and my family is in love with anything grilled - be it chicken, fish, broccoli or pineapple. Today I made grilled chicken in pan and prepared white sauce to spread over it. Along with this I made vegetables tossed in high flame to accompany with chicken. I also cooked spaghetti to make it a complete meal. Let me know if you like the recipe. Happy cooking J

Ingredients:

 Chicken breast – 250 gms
Spaghetti – 100 gms
Yogurt – ¾th cup
Chopped garlic – 1 ½ tbsp
Chilli flakes – 1 tsp
Herbs – as per your choice
Ginger- garlic paste
Flour – 1 tbsp
Milk – ½ cup
Black pepper (crushed)
Lemon juice – 1tsp
Salt
Carrot
Red and yellow bell pepper
Broccoli
Green beans
Zucchini
Black olives
Olive oil
grilled chicken made in pan with vegetables and spaghetti
Pan Grilled Chicken With Vegetables And Spaghetti

Recipe:

Marinate the chicken breast piece with salt, crushed black pepper, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice and keep aside for 30 minutes.
Boil the spaghetti as per packet instruction and reserve the boiled water what you will get from spaghetti.
****Always reserve the water after boiling pasta. It enhances the taste if used in cooking.
Grease a nonstick pan and heat very well.
Cook one side of the chicken in high flame for 4 minutes, then flip off and cook the other side for same time.
Place your grilled chicken in a serving plate.

Now it’s time to make the sauce.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and put chopped garlic.
When you get the nice aroma from garlic switch off the gas and add herb (here I added fresh parsley), chilli flakes, salt, crushed black pepper and mix.
Then add yogurt and mix it well.
Your sauce is ready.
Just pour it in the grilled chicken.

In the grill pan, put the vegetables and toss it in high flame with herbs, salt and pepper.
After 2 minutes place it in serving plate.

Now make the spaghetti.
Heat oil in a pan and put chopped garlic and stir it.
Add 1tbsp flour and stir it occasionally.
Add the water that you reserved from spaghetti and continuously stir it, don’t allow to form lump.
Add spaghetti, salt, pepper and mix it very well.
Add cream and mix well in low flame.

Add chopped black olives and serve with grilled chicken.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

This wrap or roll whatever you can say, me and my husband is ready to eat any time. This is a Mediterranean food and is like one pot meal. One roll is normally enough for a meal.
Shawarma, doner kebab, durum, gyro are all same thing with very minor differences in how they are served. This is believed to be a Turkish way of making kebab which spread around different countries in Europe and Middle East and got different names. It is very interesting to know the history of this food and how it got different names in different countries based on their style of pronunciation and way of serving this. I found an interesting article in the following link:
https://www.quora.com/Whats-the-difference-between-gyros-shawarma-d%C3%B6ner-kebab

Doner is derived from the Turkish word “dön-mek” which means ‘spins’. That is why traditionally it is cooked in a rotisserie either vertically or horizontally.
At home, it is quite difficult to follow the original style of stacking up meat slices one above the other and then shred them as they are cooked in vertical cooking element. This is primarily served in pita bread, but I used wrap. So I followed a simple recipe as follows:
Chicken Shawarma -durum-doner kebab-chicken roll home recipe
Chicken Shawarma Wrap

For Doner Kebab

Ingredients:
Chicken minced – 200 gms
Garlic minced – 1 tsp
Ginger paste – ½ tsp
Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
Garam masala powder – ½ tsp
Cumin powder – 1tsp
Salt
Milk – 3 tbsp
Black pepper crushed
Chopped coriander leaves
Corn flour – 1 tbsp
Egg – 1 (optional)
Oil – 2 tbsp
Recipe:
Take a mixing bowl and mix all the ingredients except milk, corn flour and oil.
Mix very well and now add milk and mix it.
Then add 1 tbsp oil and mix.
Now add corn flour as per your necessary to bind the dough.
For 1 hr keep aside this dough.
From this dough divide two portion and make 2 kebab because this proportion is for two wraps.
Grease the grill pan or whatever you have with remaining oil and grill the kebabs.
You can do in microwave.

 Garlic Sauce:

Ingredients:
Yogurt – 150 gms
Crushed garlic – 1 ½ tsp
Salt
Lemon juice – 1tsp
Water – 1 tbsp
Sugar – 1 pinch
Crushed black pepper
Recipe:
Take all the ingredients in a bowl and mix very well.

 Salad:

 Here I have used tomato, cucumber, sliced onion, carrots and lots of lettuce.

For Roll

Ingredients:
Wrap
French fries
Recipe:
Take a wrap and sprinkle some sauce with spoon.
Cut the kebab into bite size and keep on the sauce,
Put some French fries and salad.
Again sprinkle some sauce and wrap it.


Your Shawarma Wrap or Durum is ready to eat.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Ingredients:

Broccoli florets – 1 hands full
Baby spinach – 2 hands full
Spring onion – 2/3 full
Chopped onion – 1 tbsp
Butter – 2 tbsp
Nutmeg powder – 1 pinch
Cinnamon powder – 1 pinch
Salt
Crushed black pepper
Fresh cream – 2 tbsp
Roughly chopped walnut – ½ cup
Milk – ½  cup (optional)
yummy crunchy broccoli soup with walnut easy recipe
Crunchy Broccoli Soup












Recipe:

Take a heavy bottom pan and heat 1 tbsp butter.
Add chopped onion and sauté it.
Add all green vegetables and occasionally stir for mixing.
Add 1 cup water and let it boil for 7-8 minutes.
Let it cool down and put this in blender and blend it.
Take a nonstick pan and put the remaining butter and fry the walnuts till golden, here you can use any types of nut like almond, cashew whatever you have. This nuts will give crunchiness.
Now remove nuts from the pan and pour the blended broccoli in it.
Time for seasoning, add salt and pepper.
Add nutmeg and cinnamon powder for nice aroma.
Let it boil for 2 minutes, in this stage if you feel the need to make it thinner, you can add milk.
Switch off the gas. Add cream and mix it well.
Add fried walnuts and serve in a bowl.
Your broccoli soup is ready.

This is one of my child's favourites. Another favourite soup of my daughter is Pumpkin soup. Both these soups are yummy and healthy. These are completely home made, so no added flavour or preservatives. Let me know how it turned out at your end. Happy cooking J

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