22 April 2016

Brioche Wheat Bread with raisins and seeds








































Brioche Wheat Bread with raisins and seeds

Ingredients

For a 900 gm. Bread

1) Milk – 200ml
2) Eggs – 2 nos.

3) Butter melted – 140gm.

4) Wheat Flour – 500gm.

5) Sugar – 60gm

6) Salt – 1 ½ tsp

7) Dried Yeast – 2 tsp

Method

Use stand mixer to make the dough (it’s so easy)

Put all the ingredients one by one to the mixer

When it is done transfer the dough into a large greased bowl (use butter to grease the bowl). Turn the dough over so that it gets greased all over. Cover the bowl and place it in a warm place to double the dough for about 45 mints.

Once it is done, slap or slightly knead the dough to remove the air bubbles.

Shape into a loaf and put into a slightly greased loaf tin (900g) 2lb, if you don’t have a big loaf pan use two greased 9 inch pans. Turn dough to coat surface in oil. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

Pre –heat the oven at 230 degree

Bake about 25-30 minutes or until loaf sounds risen.

Let rest in pans for 10 minutes before turning out to cool completely on wire rack.

Your homemade bread is ready to eat.

18 April 2016

Basic Home made White Bread

Basic Homemade White Bread 





Ingredients

For a 900 gm. Bread


1) Water – 320 ml

2) Vegetable oil – 1 ½ Table Spoon.

3) Good brad Maida or Unbleached bread flour – 500 gm.

4) Milk powder - 2 table spoon.

5) Salt – 1 ½ Tea spoon.

6) Sugar – 1 table spoon.

7) Dried Yeast – 7 gm. (2 ½ Tea spoon).

8) Seeds - 2 Table Spoon (Optional only- I have used pumpkin seeds.)

Method

Use stand mixer to make the dough (it’s so easy)

Dissolve yeast in the warm water (not too hot) and put it in the mixer then add the salt, oil, sugar, milk powder and the flour.

When it is done transfer the dough into a large greased bowl (use butter to grease the bowl). Turn the dough over so that it gets greased all over. Cover the bowl and place it in a warm place to double the dough for about 45 mints.

Once it is done, slap or slightly knead the dough to remove the air bubbles.

Shape into a loaf and put into a slightly greased loaf tin (900g) 2lb, if you don’t have a big loaf pan use two greased 9 inch pans. Turn dough to coat surface in oil. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

Pre –heat the oven at 230 degree

Bake about 25-30 minutes or until loaf sounds risen.

Let rest in pans for 10 minutes before turning out to cool completely on wire rack.

Your homemade bread is ready to eat.

7 April 2016

Chicken Rolls


Chicken Rolls






Ingredients

1) Minced or nicely shredded chicken -2 pieces of boneless chicken.

2) Chopped onions - 3 nos.

3) Chopped green chilies – 3nos.

4) Ginger & garlic paste - 1 table spoon

5) Pepper powder- ½ table spoon

6) Garam masala powder- 1 tea spoon.

7) Salt – as required.

8) Oil – For frying

9) Maida – 1 ½ cup

10) Bread crumbs- As required

11) Large egg – 1 no ( beaten)

Method

Cook the chicken with enough salt &water, once it cools mince/shred the chicken and keep aside

Heat 3 Tbsp of oil in a pan, add finely chopped onion and saute till onion turns light brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and green chilly. Saute till the raw smells out.

Finally add the chopped green chili, garam masala power powder, and pepper powder . Saute for 2-4 minutes.

Now add crushed chicken, Saute till the masala becomes dry and the colour changes to dark brown. Allow this to cool down well before filling.

Making Pancakes

Make a thin batter using Maida with enough salt and water

Heat a non-stick frying pan and make thin pancakes.

Making the rolls

Take a pancake. Place 1 spoon of filling and fold from the sides and roll it.

Stick the sides with the maida paste with little water.

Dip each rolls in the beaten eggs, and roll it in the bread crumbs.

Heat oil in a pan, Now deep fry each of the rolls till golden brown.

Serve hot with tomato ketchup or any dip you wish.

22 March 2016

Fish Manchurian Dry

Fish Manchurian Dry















Fish Manchurian Dry

Ingredients

1) Fish pieces cubed (I used king fish) - 500 gm s.

2) Big Onion-3-4 nos.

3) Spring onions chopped - 4 tbsp

4) Green chilli diagonally sliced- 4 nos.

5) Capsicum chopped - 1 no.

6) Ginger minced- 1" piece.

7) Garlic cloves chopped - 6 nos.

8) Dark soya sauce- 4-5 tsp.

9) Red chili powder – ½ table spoon.

10) Vinegar- 1 table spoon

11) Pepper powder- 1/4 tsp

12) Lime juice – 1 table spoon

13) Salt- 1 tsp

14) Oil- 3 tbsp

15) Egg – 1 ( Beaten)

16) Bread crumbs – As required


Method

Marinate the cleaned fish with little salt, pepper powder, 1 teaspoon soya sauce and lime juice and keep aside.

Beat the egg and keep aside

Combine chilly power with vinegar and keep aside.

Dip the fish pieces in the beaten egg and roll it over with bread crumbs

Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the fish pieces till slight golden brown, and drain the fried fish pieces on paper towel.

Next to prepare sauce

Heat 3 tbsp. of oil in a pan when hot, add chopped ginger, garlic and sauté for few seconds then add diced onion for a mint, then add chilly paste for few more seconds. Then add soya sauce, now lower the heat and add fish pieces. Then stir fry until the fish pieces are coated well with onion mixture, finally increase the heat and add chopped capsicum and spring onion stir for few more seconds and remove from fire. Serve hot with fried rice or your choice of food.

11 March 2016

Pidi and Nadan Kozhi (chicken) Curry

Pidi and Nadan Kozhi (chicken) Curry







Method

Ingredients

1) Rice Powder- 2 cup

2) Grated Coconut-4 tbsp.

3) Cumin seeds- ½ tea spoon

4) Green chilly – 1-2 nos. ( optional)

5) Shallots-4-5 nos.

6) Water-2 Cups

7) Coconut Milk- ½ Cup

8) Salt – as required

9) Rice Flour-2 table spoon

10) Boiling water- as required

Method

Grind cumin seeds, shallots and chilies and make a smooth paste.

Add this paste to the rice powder and mix well.

Then boil sufficient quantity of water with sufficient salt and pour over it to the rice powder slowly, and mix well using a wooden spatula. Allow it to cool slightly, and knead it well and make soft dough.

Make small balls out of the dough and keep aside.

Boil water, while boiling put the dumplings in to it one by one and let it cook for 8-10 mints and before switch off the stove add the rice flower paste ( make a smooth paste using a water ) in to it and cook until it is slightly thick. Switch off the flame and add coconut milk and mix well.


Nadan Chicken Curry


Ingredients

1) Chicken – 750 gms.

2) Big Onion – 3 nos. ( Chopped)

3) Garlic – 6-7 nos. ( crushed or chopped)

4) Ginger – 2 ½” 1 pieces.( crushed or chopped)

5) Green chilly – 3 nos.

6) Tomato’s – 2 nos.( chopped- medium big)

7) Masala Powder (Garam Masala) – ¾ Table spoon. ( Fennel seeds, cloves cardamom

And cinnamon stick)

8) Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon.

9) Red chilly Powder ( Kashmiri) – ½ Table spoon

10) Fresh crushed Pepper powder – ¾ Table spoon.

11) Coriander powder – ¾ table spoon

12) Oil – 2-3 table spoon

13) Salt – to taste.

14) Mustard seeds- 2 teaspoon.

15) Curry leaves – As required.

16) Water – ½ cup.


Method.


Heat oil in a thick bottom pan then pop up mustard seeds add crushed garlic, ginger and green chilly then sauté for few seconds then add chopped big onion until it becomes transparent and light golden brown then add red chili powder, garam Masala powder, coriander powder and pepper powder and sauté few seconds then add chopped tomatoes and sauté until tomatoes are cooked well with other ingredients. Then add chicken pieces and ¾ cup of water and mix well then cover the pan & cook the chicken in very slow fire for about 25-30 minutes. Then open the cover and mix well the chicken pieces with the gravy again in a medium heat until the gravy is well coated with chicken and do a taste test at this time and adjust the taste according to your wish and add fresh curry leaves and 2 pinch of garam Masala. Your Nadan chicken Curry is ready to serve.

10 March 2016

Breakfast Boiled Egg Wrap

Breakfast Boiled Egg Wrap 



Breakfast boiled egg Wrap

1) Boiled egg – 1 or 2

2) Mayonnaise – 1 table spoon

3) Chopped tomato – 2 table spoon

4) Chopped lettuce – 2 table spoon

5) Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – 2 table spoon.

6) Salt and pepper – if required

7) Sandwich roll ( Tortilla)

Method

Slightly warm the tortilla in a flat pan and place it in a clean plain surface or chopping board, spared the mayonnaise on the tortilla and place the boiled eggs on center of the tortilla, then add chopped lettuce, chopped tomato and finally put the shredded cheese over it , if required sprinkle little salt and pepper .

Last but not least, fold the sides of the tortilla and roll up little tightly from one end to another. Micro wave the wrap for about 30 seconds and your wrap is ready to eat.

23 February 2016

Vanilla Fresh Fruit Cake Recipe

 Vanilla Fresh Fruit Cake Recipe



















 Vanilla Fresh Fruit Cake Recipe

Ingredients

1) 1 ½ cups of cake flour (sifted)
2) 1 ½ tsps. of baking powder
3) ¼ tsp of salt
4) ½ cup of unsalted butter
5) 1 cup sugar ( Make it powdered )
6) 2 large eggs
7) ½ tsp. of vanilla extract
8) ½ cup Whole milk

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.

Coat an 8-inch cake pan with butter and dust it with all-purpose flour.
Sift the cake flour with, baking powder & salt into a large mixing bowl.
Take a hand blender or a cake mixer to beat the ingredients.

Beat the butter little by little at a time on low speed until a coarse form, then beat the sugar a tablespoon at a time, until the mixture blend well. Then put eggs one at a time and blend well. Finally, add the vanilla and milk, and beat on medium-high power until blended well. Do not overheat.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean — 40 to 45 minutes.

Cool cake in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.

Cut the cake horizontally in to 2 even pieces and spread whipped cream or butter foresting evenly on the cake .Decorate the side of the cake with broken nuts and frosting cream & the fresh fruits on the top according to your ideas .