Thursday, August 31, 2017

POTATO SLICES SNACK - POTATO STACKS / POTATO ROSES

POTATO STACKS RECIPE 

This simple recipe with potatoes can make your kids happy. They will love the cheesy and peppery punch of this potato snack which is mixed in with the rich buttery flavor. Yes, you can alternatively use olive oil instead of butter. Potatoes are a great choice if you have to whip up a multiple course meal in limited time. You know, potatoes are a great stuff which is good for kids. Vitamin C in potatoes is very essential for a healthy skin, bones, and hair. Potato also has the quality of feeling full for longer which is essential for school going kids. This snack is equally liked by kids and adults for sure. The buttery goodness makes the kids want for more.  This spicy snack can impress guests quickly. They look like golden roses when baked, is it? For an extra garnishing, I sprinkle some red chili flakes and cilantro slices. The ingredients required for making this lovely potato snack is easily available also. So all you have to do is to stack the spiced thin potato slices one over the other and finally bake them until crisp. Baking time depends on how crispy and golden you want it to be. So bake until u reach the required texture u like. Here is the recipe showing how to make potato stacks/muffin tin potatoes/ potato varieties/cheese potato recipe/sliced potato recipe/potato cups in muffin tins/stacking cups/potato slices.


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ayeshas kitchen potato snacks potato stacks recipes cheesy snacks spicy snack kids snacks

ayeshas kitchen potato snacks potato stacks recipes cheesy snacks spicy snack kids snacks

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INGREDIENTS

Potato             - 2 nos, peeled and very thinly sliced
Butter              - 1 tbsp, melted
Garlic powder  -  tsp
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Salt                   - to taste
Shredded mozzarella cheese - 2 tbsp
Red chili flakes  - for garnishing, optional

PREPARATION

potato stacks potato roses


potato stacks potato roses


potato stacks potato roses


potato stacks potato roses


potato stacks potato roses


potato stacks potato roses


potato stacks potato roses


potato stacks potato roses


potato stacks potato roses


potato stacks potato roses



  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree C for 5 minutes.
  • Peel the potatoes. Slice them very thinly. Either you can use a mandoline slicer or you can slice them using a sharp knife. 
  • Place these potato slices in a bowl. Add melted butter. Combine well.
  • Then add pepper powder, garlic powder, mozzarella cheese, and salt. Again combine very well.(you can also add chili powder for an extra spiciness)
  • Grease a muffin tray with oil or melted butter (i used a silicone brush for greasing ). 
  • Now assemble the potato stacks. For this layer the potato slices one over the other. Continue stacking several potato layers until the muffin cups are filled to the top. Sprinkle some shredded cheese and pepper powder over it. Drizzle some melted butter (optional, if you are craving for a buttery flavor).
  • Bake it in the middle rack of the preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes at 180 degree C. Baking time depends on how crispy and golden you want it to be. So bake until u reach the required texture u like. 
  • Release the potato stacks from muffin tray using a knife.
  • Serve immediately. 

Monday, August 28, 2017

FISH FRY RECIPE - CHETTINAD FISH FRY

CHETTINAD FISH FRY

I think there is no need for a special introduction to the chettinad cuisine. Chettinad cuisine is very popular for its aromatic flavor and the spiciness. The use of a variety of spices makes their dishes more aromatic and special from any other cuisine. Freshly grounded spices give the fabulous flavor and texture to any dish for sure. I have shared a chettinad chicken roast recipe in my blog a few months back with freshly ground spices. Sometimes i cant ever bear the spiciness of some chettinad dishes especially fish curry and chicken curry as they combine ground paste of green chilies, dried red chilies and peppercorns that makes the dish more spicy hot and very tasty too. I love those aromatic curry recipes and so i prefer adding less quantity of chilies and pepper corns in any of the same. So add those spices as per your heat preference. Lets move on to the recipe for a fish fry today. A chettinad fish fry recipe. Spicy aromatic fish recipe from south India or chettinad cuisine. Hope you all will try this fried fish recipe for sure. 

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chettinad fish fry fried fish fish recipes chicken recipes ayeshas kitchen ayesha farah tastymalabarfoods chettinad chicken



INGREDIENTS

Fish             - 500 g, i used 2 medium sized whole fish
Tomato            - 1, small, chopped
Lemon juice    - 1 tbsp
Tamarind extract - 1 tbsp
Chili powder   - 2 tsp (can add more )
Turmeric powder - half tsp
Coconut oil          - 2 tsp
Cornflour              - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves
Salt
Oil for shallow frying

To dry roast

Pepper corns         - 2 tbsp
Coriander seeds    - 2 tsp
Cumin seeds         - half tsp
Fennel seeds         - half tsp
Garlic cloves         - 4 nos
Ginger                   - a small piece

PREPARATION

chettinad fish fry


chettinad fish fry


chettinad fish fry


chettinad fish fry


chettinad fish fry


chettinad fish fry


chettinad fish fry


chettinad fish fry


chettinad fish fry


chettinad fish fry


chettinad fish fry

  • Clean the fish and make slits with a sharp knife. You can cut the fish into equal medium sized pieces also. I used whole fish for this recipe.
  • In a pan, dry roast all those ingredients given under ' to dry roast'. (until raw smell goes off, but do not burn it)
  • When done, powder it in a grinder.
  • To this add tomato, lemon juice, chili powder, turmeric powder, tamarind extract, salt and coconut oil. Grind again to make a fine paste.
  • Check for salt and marinate the fish with this fish marinade. 
  • Then sprinkle some cornflour on both sides of the fish. ( adding cornflour helps the masala to stick to the fish and while frying it gives a crispy texture.)
  • Keep this marinated fish in the fridge for 30 minutes. 
  • Heat oil in a non stick pan for shallow frying. Once hot, add the curry leaves and fry it. Transfer it to a bowl for garnishing later. Then place the marinated fish and fry until both sides turn golden. Flip the fish when one side is done. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

CUPCAKE RECIPE - MANGO CUPCAKES WITHOUT OVEN

STOVETOP BAKING /MANGO CUPCAKES

As I told you earlier, an oven is not at all required to bake cakes. Again am back with yet another stove top cake recipe. How about a mango flavored cupcake or muffin for today? These cupcakes are rich, buttery and super moist with a bursting mango flavor. The pleasant smell of fresh mangoes filled in my kitchen while baking this cupcake was just amazing. This recipe for cupcakes calls for simple ingredients. And it is baked on the stove top without an oven which is really easy. I have shared many cake recipes without oven on my blog.  
Mango is the iconic fruit in many global cuisines. Mango is delicious on its own but it is heavenly delicious when added to any dishes. This superfruit is packed with vitamins, nutrients and a good source of fiber which makes this fruit a perfect food. I strongly believe that nothing is more satisfying than nourishing the heart and soul of your loved ones through food. Especially when it is for our kids, I really enjoy it to the fullest. Sometimes simple recipes create magic, especially while baking cakes or cupcakes. My lil kid is very fond of cakes. The moment when we see them eating those cakes with love makes us proud. Hope you all give this muffin recipe a try for sure. So let us see how to make stove top cupcake / no oven muffins/ mango cupcake recipes/ moist mango muffins/ how to bake cupcake without oven/cake recipes for kids/cupcake recipe/mango muffin/ stovetop oven/stove top oven/ stove top recipes/oven stove top/stove top dessert recipes/easy mango recipes.



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mango cupcakes without oven stove top cupcake recipe no bake recipes no oven muffins mango recipes mango muffin without oven



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INGREDIENTS for 6 medium cup cakes (1 cup = 250 ml)

All purpose flour(maida)-  ¾ cup
Butter (unsalted)            - 50 g
Baking powder              - 1 tbsp
Sugar - quarter a cup ( can add more as per your sweet preference)
Milk         -  half a cup + 3 tbsp (only if required)
Vanilla     - 1 tsp
Egg          - 1, large
Mango    - quarter a cup, chopped(i used sweet badami mangoes)
Lemon juice - 1 tsp

PREPARATION

mango cupcake stovetop

mango cupcake stovetop

mango cupcake stovetop

mango cupcake stovetop

mango cupcake stovetop

mango cupcake stovetop

mango cupcake stovetop

mango cupcake stovetop

mango cupcake stovetop

mango cupcake stovetop

mango cupcake stovetop

  • Keep the egg, butter, and milk at room temperature. This is an important baking rule that many of us ignore while baking.
  • Sift together All purpose flour (maida), baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Heat chopped mangoes, lemon juice, and sugar in a pan. Cook over a medium low flame for 6 - 8 minutes or until the sugar melts and mango turns mushy. Set aside this sweet mango mixture in a bowl.

LET US START 

  • In a bowl, add the softened butter. Cream it well.
  • To this add  egg (at room temperature) and again cream it well (you can use an electric beater for this)
  • When done add vanilla essence and prepared mango mixture.
  • Combine well with a hand mixer. 
  • When done, add the sifted flour and milk alternatively. Combine well. (Do not add the whole flour mixture at a time).
  • Scoop this batter to each paper cup cakes. I used a medium sized paper cupcakes and filled up to  ¾ of the paper cups. You can make 8 to 10 small cupcakes with this measurement.

STOVETOP BAKING

  • Heat a nonstick vessel or any vessel with a lid. Once hot, make the flame to medium. Do not make the flame too low. 
  • Keep a steel plate inside this vessel or as i did, place this prepared paper cups inside a spring form cake pan. Keep it inside the preheated vessel. Cover immediately with a lid. 
  • Let it bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean. The time depends on the size of paper cups used. So check occasionally. 
  • Once done, take the cupcakes out of the vessel and let it cool down for 10 minutes. 
  • You can also bake this cupcake in the oven at 180 degree C for 25 to 30 minutes.

Monday, August 21, 2017

CRISPY POTATO SNACK / POTATO MURUKKU - MURUKKU /CHAKLI RECIPE

Crispy Potato Snack/ Potato Murukku

When someone gives me some potatoes, I use them as a star ingredient for some outstanding snacks. No doubt. Yes, nothing is great than a spicy crispy snack to savor along with a nice cup of tea when you are bored and lazy at the end of a workday. The sight which we never tire of. Isn' t it? Especially in Indian cuisine, the use of herbs and spices create a lip-smacking flavor which makes Indian food such a heavenly delight.  Potato snacks are my favorite snacks recipes which I love to experiment with. A versatile veggie which can be easily converted into a snack or a side dish or a main course. Healthy breakfast with potatoes like potato stew, mashed potato toast, chapati with potato garlic dip helps us to stay alerted till afternoon or a lunch meal. Lunch meals with potatoes fill me up easily. Here I come with an evening snack recipe with potatoes. Potato Chakli / Potato murukku/ Crispy potato rings are little spicy, cheesy and crispy snack which tastes very close to store-bought potato chips. My kids are addicted to store-bought snack chips especially potato wafers,  potato crisps, potato rings of various brands. They always need such snacks chips while hanging out in park or beach. So as a food blogger why can't I try such snacks at home? Yeah!

Potato Chakli / Potato murukku / crispy potato snack is a very tasty and crispy snack recipe which is very simple and easy to make. Murukku is a savory crunchy crispy snack which is originated in South India and is a popular snack for festivals like Diwali, Holi etc. As the main ingredient for preparing this potato chakli is potatoes, you can make them within minutes. This snack is also called as Aloo chakli / Aloo murukku / crispy potato jalebi like so. You can make this potato snack or potato murukku in various ways. Here I used grated potatoes for making this snack. Some prefer making this snack with mashed or grinned potatoes and rice powder without any spices to make this crispy snack. You don't need a murukku press or a murukku mould, instead, u can use a piping bag. As an Indian, I love working with spices and so I added some chili powder, garlic powder along with some mozzarella cheese and beaten egg that makes this snack very special. As kids love everything cheesy, they will crave this snack more for sure. For those who care about health can skip the use of cheese in this recipe. So let's see how to make potato chakli/potato murukku at home. Here is the recipe showing how to make potato chakli/ potato murukku/ potato snack/ snack recipes with potatoes/ kids snacks/ murukku recipe/south indian recipes/chakli/chips snacks/easy snack recipes/chips food/alu chips/cheap snacks/ fun snacks for kids.

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INGREDIENTS

Potato                    - 2 nos (boil, peel, and grate)
Garlic powder       - 1 tsp
Chili powder         - half tsp
Salt                        - to taste, add less for all snacks
Cornflour              - 3 tbsp or little more
Egg                       - 1, beaten
Shredded Mozerella cheese - 2 tbsp
Oil                        - for deep frying


PREPARATION


potato murukku chakli

potato murukku chakli

potato murukku chakli

potato murukku chakli

potato murukku chakli

potato murukku chakli

potato murukku chakli

potato murukku chakli

potato murukku chakli

potato murukku chakli

potato murukku chakli

  • Boil, peel and grate the potatoes. (you must grate the boiled potatoes to avoid lumps)
  • To this add chili powder, garlic powder, salt (add very less), beaten egg, shredded mozzarella cheese and combine very well with a spoon.
  • Now add cornflour to this mixture and mix well with hands to form a sticky dough.
  • Fill this mixture into a piping bag and let it keep refrigerated for 15 minutes (preferably) or can use directly. 
  • Heat oil for deep frying. Cut the tip of the piping bag and pipe them directly into hot oil. Once the oil is hot, make the flame to low and then make designs for the perfect structure. Later increase the flame and fry until lightly golden and crispy. Be careful not to burn the potato snack ( chakli or murukku )
  • Serve hot.