November 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

FRIED CHICKEN SKEWERS - POTATO WRAPPED CHICKEN SKEWERS

Serve your guest with this tasty impressive appetizer. This chicken skewers wrapped with thin  potato slice is a simple creative yet delectable party appetizer recipe. Trust me, i highly recommend you to try this chicken skewers recipe. I am bound to tired after trying the same chicken skewer recipes all the time. Get bored of chicken curry recipes, roasted chicken and of course the baked and grilled chicken recipes. But it is pretty damn good when we try something creative and impressive with this bird. Those who love creative cooking must try this for sure. This is a  wonderful way to serve chicken skewers and is pretty easy too. This chicken recipe isn't just for adults, you can make this for your kids as they are a great finger food lovers. They love the combination of french fries and chicken to the core.  Though the wrapping process is time consuming, it tastes really good and worth trying .It resembles the bacon wrapped chicken.  Here cubed chicken pieces( preferably chicken breast) are marinated and then skewered. Later it is wrapped with thin layers of potato slices. You can slice the potato  with the help of vegetable slicer. And then deep fried. Recently i happened to see a face book video of the same recipe. I was really impressed after watching that video and immediately tried the same for my family.  An awesome recipe and i really enjoyed making this deep fried chicken skewers. Here is the recipe showing how to make chicken wrapped with potato skewers / easy appetizer ideas /simple party appetizers /recipes for chicken breast / chicken and potatoes recipes /easy dinner party ideas.
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INGREDIENTS

Chicken breast                          - 2 medium sized, 100 g
White onion                               - cubed, as required 
Potato                           - 1, big, make thin long slice for wrapping
Oil for deep frying
Bamboo skewers small (i cut the ends of long skewers to make them small)

CHICKEN MARINATION
Chili powder or Cayenne pepper  - 1 tsp
Pepper powder                               - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder                            - half tsp
Coriander powder                          - half tsp
Soy sauce                                        - 1 tbsp
Salt

PREPARATION












  • Wash the chicken breast and pat dry. Cut them into small cubes. Preferably thin cubes . Check the image. 
  • Marinate it with all the ingredients given under for marination and set aside.
  • Now skewer the marinated chicken along cubed onion. Set aside.
  • Wash and peel the potato using a vegetable peeler.
  • Now cut  the potato in a circular motion using the vegetable peeler and make thin long potato slice (less width). It needs patience and little tricky too. So do not worry if it broken in between, you can adjust it while wrapping. You can also slice it  very thinly using a sharp knife instead.
  • Wrap the skewered chicken with this lengthy potato slice with care. You can wrap with two lengthy potato slice, if the slice is too thin. No need of seasoning for potato slice .( Once we fried, wrapped potato tastes more delicious than chicken.)
  • Heat oil in a frying pan (for deep frying).
  • Fry this chicken skewers over a medium flame until done (less than 8 minutes). Flip gently only when one side is done.
  • Do not fry over a high flame as it will burn the wrapped potato from outside leaving uncooked inside.
  • When done, drain the excess oil and serve hot this juicy  soft chicken skewers along with some dipping sauce or with ghee rice, pulao, fried rice etc
  • It is really yummy. A must try recipe.

EGGLESS CAKE RECIPE - EASY EGGLESS ORANGE CAKE RECIPE


If you are looking for egg less cake recipes, then do check this eggless orange cake recipe . Yes...you can make the same airy, soft, moist cakes without using eggs. Most of the cakes are made with eggs for a fluffy and moist texture. But you can substitute the eggs with mashed banana, Yogurt or curd, butter milk depending upon the recipe. Here i used less sour thick curd instead of eggs. This recipe for egg less cake is super easy with the simple ingredients in your pantry. You can make any eggless fruit cake following the same recipe. Enjoying a slice of super moist cake along with an evening tea is an enjoyable moment. So never stop baking cakes only because of the ingredient egg. Here is the recipe showing how to make an eggless cake recipe with fresh orange juice / recipe for eggless cake .

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INGREDIENTS

All purpose flour / maida           - 1.5 cup
Baking powder                           - 1 tsp
Baking soda                                - half a tsp
Cornflour                - 1 tsp (optional only, gives a structure to cake )
Salt                                              - a pinch
Vegetable oil                               - half a cup
Orange juice                                - half a cup, fresh, sweet
Orange zest                                  - half a tsp,( optional)
Vanilla or orange essence             - half a tsp
Thick less sour curd                    - half a cup
Powdered sugar                           - half a cup + 3 tbsp

PREPARATION



















  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree C. 
  • Grease a cake pan and dust it with flour. Set aside ready.( I took a wide cake mold to make a thin cake. You can cake 8 inch cake pan for a normal thick cake.)
  • Sieve together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cornflour and salt. Set them aside.
  • Now add the less sour curd in a bowl and whisk it well.
  • To this, add powdered sugar (add sugar in a blender and powder it) and again whisk well.
  • Add oil and whisk it,  add orange juice and whisk it.
  • Now add orange zest , vanilla essence and whisk well.
  • Now add the sifted flour little by little and fold well gently. Do not whisk after adding the flour. Fold them without any lumps.
  • Now pour this prepared batter into the cake pan and bake for 30 minutes at 180 degree C in a preheated oven.
  • Insert a tooth pick and if it comes out clean, the cake is done.
  • Let it cool and then slice. For a nice slice, refrigerate the cake for few minutes. Serve along with a nice cup of tea. Keep refrigerated the remaining cake.
NOTES: 
  • If you are using fresh orange juice, just make it only before adding to the batter. Else it will taste bitter (keeping orange juice for long).
  • Some may not like the taste of orange zest. So for those..can skip it.
  • Keep a butter pan under the cake tray while baking in the oven (as in the image). This will give a nice texture to the bottom of the cake.





Monday, November 28, 2016

MYSORE MASALA DOSA - SOUTH INDIAN BREAKFAST


Dosa, one of the typical South Indian breakfast recipe which has universal appeal. We can see  lots of Dosa lovers around the world. It is the most demanded and loved  dish among South Indian cuisine. As it is healthy, tasty and comfort for  stomach, foodies loved this South Indian crepes .We have lots and lots of varieties in dosa recipe. You can check my blog regarding the same. I had posted some of those variety dosas like carrot dosaAdai recipeGhee roast / sada dosamasala dosa recipeRava dosa recipeThattil kutti dosaNeer dosa and like so. All time my favorite dosa is Masala dosa though it is time consuming. You know, the popularity of masala is beyond expectations. The main difference i had found in Masala dosa and Mysore masala dosa is the red chutney spread. Here the dosa is layered with red chutney , butter and then the potato filling. As it is  originated from Mysore, it is named as Mysore masala dosa. For all dosa lovers, you must try this variation for sure. In my opinion, we can make more varieties in dosa. Each one will taste different but delicious. All you need is a perfect dosa batter. So keep on trying  something new and creative dosa recipes by following  a perfect dosa batter. 

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INGREDIENTS

For dosa batter

Idli rice / Par boiled rice / Pachari            - 2 cups
Urad dal                                                     - 1 cup
Chana dal / kadala parippu / bengal gram - 4 tbsp
Fenugreek seeds                                        - 1 tbsp
Salt as needed
Ghee to sprinkle over dosa

for spicy red chutney (to spread over dosa)

Red chilies, dried                        - 4 nos
Shallots                                        - 6 nos
Chana dal                                    - 1 tbsp 
Garlic                                          - 2 cloves, big
Coconut grated                      - half a cup (optional. but tastes yum)
Oil                                                - 1 tbsp
Salt
     

For potato filling

Potato                                                         - 3 nos, unpeeled
Carrot finely chopped                                 - 3 tbsp, optional
Onion                                                         - 1, big, thinly sliced
Green chili                                                 - 2 ,chopped finely
Turmeric                                                    - quarter tsp
Mustard seeds                                             - 1 tsp
Urad dal                                                       - half tsp
Asafoetida/hing                                            - a pinch
Oil                                                              - 2 tbsp
Curry leaves (optional)
Salt

PREPARATION



DOSA BATTER MAKING




  • Wash well and then soak idli rice / parboiled rice, urad dal, fenugreek seeds, bengal gram in enough water for 5 hours.
  • Grind them until smooth texture after 5 hours by adding  water  little by little required(do not add more water at a time). 
  • Transfer it to a bowl , add salt and mix well.  Leave it over night for fermentation. (required minimum 8 hours in summer and it differs according to the climate).
  • Next day take the batter and mix well. Add water (may be half cup) required for making a batter of thick pouring consistency.

POTATO MASALA MAKING





  • Wash and cut the potatoes into half and pressure for 2 whistles with required water and salt. I just boiled it in a pot. Once it is done and cools, peel its skin and mash it (not to a paste). Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. To this,  add bengal gram, urad dal and saute for a while. Now add, thinly sliced onion, chopped carrot and green chilies (i skip this). Saute  until onion turns soft. 
  • Add salt and now add the mashed potato along with hing and turmeric powder. Combine very well.
  • So our potato masala is ready.
SPICY RED CHUTNEY MAKING




  • Heat oil in a pan and roast chana dal, red chilies over a medium flame. To this, add shallots and garlic. Fry for few minutes. Transfer it to a bowl and once cooled coarse grind it.
  • Then add, coconut grated and grind it to a smooth  yet spreadable consistency paste. (i made a condiment consistency for a twist)
  • You can add more dried red chilies for more hotness. 
  • You can also skip adding grated coconut, but i prefer adding grated coconut as it adds more taste.
MYSORE MASALA DOSA MAKING





  • Heat the tawa for making dosa. I used non stick dosa pan instead of frying pan. No need of applying ghee or oil for making dosa. Heat the pan and once hot, reduce the flame to medium low. (Never make dosa when the pan is very hot. You can spread the dosa when the pan is hot. And if the pan is hot,  reduce the flame, drizzle some cold water and then make dosas.)
  • Once the flame is medium low, pour a ladle full of batter and then quickly spread it evenly in a circular motion from center to outside with the back of that ladle.
  • Once the dosa is half cooked, spread a tablespoon of  red chutney over the dosa.
  • Now add butter or sprinkle ghee over it, if required.
  • Add 3 tbsp of potato masala and fold the dosa or roll the dosa.
  • No need of fliping the prepared dosa.
  • Serve hot along with Sambar and coconut chutney

Sunday, November 27, 2016

7 STOVE TOP SIMPLE CAKE RECIPES / NO OVEN BAKING RECIPES

Yes, oven is not at all needed for baking your favorite cakes. Trust me, you can  actually make all  kinds of yummy , airy cakes without an oven. It will comes out really well with very light  and moist texture  , same as of those made in an oven. So if u love cakes, try these no bake cake recipes at home.  No matter whether you have an oven or not. Sure, you wont't go for bakeries for cakes once you try these cake recipes.
         We know that Christmas is coming closer. Most of us will be busy in making Christmas trees, sending Christmas cards, buying and sending gifts etc. But the important of all is the preparation of Christmas cake or our favorite cakes for christmas. Right? We will start googling months before the christmas  regarding what to prepare for christmas day and christmas eve. For me, christmas is all about sharing love. It is the time to open our hearts to god. But most of the people will be engaged in opening the gifts and presents only..lol. Let us have a ride through some simple no bake cakes or cakes without oven recipes. So don't ever say that i couldn't bake a cake for this christmas as i don't have an oven and never go for a store bought cakes. This simple cake recipes will help you for sure. 


1. PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE (stove top)

A classic cake which is buttery rich with full of pineapple flavor. An upside down pineapple cake is a cake which is baked in a single pan and then turned over and served upside down. Here am sharing with you an easy moist pineapple upside down cake without an oven.
PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE



2.BLACK FOREST CAKE (stove top)

This super moist chocolaty cake is baked without an oven. Yes, oven is not at all needed to make the best cake of your life. Speaking about my black forest cake..its chocolaty, creamy, super moist, cherry(ish) with some bites of chocolate shavings. Now a days, black forest and white forest cakes are the attraction of any parties or functions especially for birthday or wedding. 

BLACK FOREST CAKE


 

3. SIMPLE CARROT CAKE (no oven)

Its very simple to find a recipe for carrot cake. But its very hard to find the best healthy super moist carrot cake recipe made on stove top without an oven. 

CARROT CAKE

 

4.SPONGE CAKE RECIPE (with 3 ingredients in nonstick pan)

A light and delicate sponge cake on stove top with only three ingredients. No baking powder, no baking soda, no vanilla and no oil .And the most important part is...here the cake is prepared in a nonstick cookware. It is quite interesting and wonderful. right? A three ingredient cake recipe. This is one of the traditional ways for baking cake without an oven.
SPONGE CAKE


5.SWISS ROLL / CAKE ROLL (in frying pan)

Don't be upset, if you do not have a swiss roll tin / swiss roll pan. This recipe will gives you a perfect fluffy cake roll. There are no such common problems like : the crust cracks while rolling, the cake is not soft and fluffy, the crust is sticking to the cling film and all. This is a perfect swiss roll recipe for a medium sized swiss roll / cake roll.

SWISS ROLL

 

6.ZEBRA CAKE RECIPE (stove top)

Zebra birthday cakes / Zebra cupcakes are very much familiar to us which reminds of our childhood probably to many of us.  It is a combination of simple vanilla cake , strawberry cake and chocolate cake . 
ZEBRA CAKE

7. CHOCOLATE PANCAKE CAKES (fry pan)

The concept of pancake cake is really an outstanding one as it is less time consuming than the ordinary cakes and moreover people loves to make more creamy layers with less effort. You don't even need an oven for this special flat, thin , round layered cake.

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PANCAKE CAKES