Monday, October 19, 2015

Egg in a cloud

Sumita Boudi had shared a link to this recipe on facebook  .. Am unable to locate the link unfortunately, to give due credit ... 

Separate egg white and yolk. Beat the egg white till they form peaks. 

Place a spoonful on baking paper.

Bake in a preheated oven at 200 deg C for three minutes. 
Gently place the yolk in the middle and bake for another three minutes for a runny yolk and five minutes for a firm yolk.

While I sprinkled salt and pepper towards the end , the original recipes calls for finely cut chives and cheese to be gently added to the beaten egg white . Very easy in terms of preparation , uses no oil, looks good and tastes good ! Bon Appetit!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Goanese Cafreal Chicken

Weekend calling ... Goanese Cafreal Chicken.. 

Grind to a paste coriander leaves, spring onion ( leaf and all) , ginger, garlic, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, 2 tspns sugar, salt to taste, garam masala ( cloves , cinnamon , don't cringe but I added cardamom too) , green chillies in 4 teaspoons red wine vinegar. Marinate chicken in it . Heat oil in pan and fry onions in it and keep it aside. Add a little more oil and add the chicken pieces with the marinade. I cooked both sides of the chicken on high flame for around five minutes. Then lowered the heat , covered the pan and cooked it for another twelve minutes . Added the fried onions , couldn't get myself to add a dollop of butter. Mixed the onions and the cooked chicken . This is supposed to be a dry preparation . It is a lovely combination of the heat of the chillies, the sweetness of sugar , and the tartness of vinegar .. Bon appetit! It went very well with pita bread stuffed with salad ... 😊😊
For those looking for exact measurements and the original recipe, please google Aditya Bal Cafreal Chicken ..

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Asparagus roll ups

Asparagus roll ups...

Roll the salami over three four asparagus. 

Top with cheese sauce... bake at 190 deg c for 20 mins...  Since it was a first trial, I was keeping my fingers crossed  if the asparagus cooked ...  Fortunately, it did.. These were baby Thai asparagus.  We had it with pasta in pesto sauce.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Orange Rosogolla / Rasagulla stuffed with candied lemon peel

I had some milk which was close to expiring. So decided to make Orange flavoured rosogolla / rasagullas . I took the basic recipe of rasagulla . Improvised it. 

All I have done is add saffron to the syrup to get the yellow colour. Added orange essence to the chenna and syrup to get a light flavour of orange. Stuffed two small pieces of candied peel since I had them in hand. 

Attaching the basic recipe I follow from Manjulas kitchen. Her recipes are very doable and her explanations are very easy to follow.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Egg stuffed Tomato

Feeling very pleased with myself.....
1.  Kimchi Rice :  use kimchi instead of veggies to prepare fried rice) 

2. Egg Stuffed Tomatoes :  scoop out the inners of a tomato. Sprinkle salt inside, add a little butter, break an egg inside, sprinkle salt and black pepper. Bake in a preheated oven at 190 deg C for 30 mins  
3. asparagus tossed in garlic and black pepper...

Friday, January 30, 2015

Cucumber avocado rolls and Baked parmesan zucchini

Considering I find cooking tedious , it's ironic that it is the most creative thing I do presently.... 😄  😄
Cucumber avocado rolls; Baked Parmesan zucchini; a salad of roasted shiitake and capsicums to go with pan fried Salmon... Happy weekend !!

These are not original recipes but have been improvised from recipes on Pinterest.

 1. Cucumber Avocado Rolls : Mash an avocado and add lemon juice, salt, pepper to taste. Cut a cucumber thinly lengthwise with a mandolin. Apply the avocado paste to the cucumber slice and  sprinkle a little red chilli powder for taste and more for decoration. Chill it in the refrigerator till it is time to serve.

2. Baked Parmesan Zucchini : I had never cooked zucchini or seen a zucchini till I came to Singapore. But now it is one of my favourite vegetables as it is so easy to chop, cook.. ;) :)

Quarter zucchini length wise. Drizzle olive oil on it.  Sprinkle a mixture of grated parmesan, Italian seasoning, ground black pepper on the zucchini. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees centigrade for fifteen minutes or till cooked.  Serve warm.

3. Pan fried Salmon

Apply turmeric powder , salt and chilli powder to taste ( chilli powder is optional) to the washed salmon. Heat the oil till it is very hot. Fry the salmon on both sides till crisp. Serve warm.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Aalu Achaari , Aalu achaar

Aaloo achaar as learnt from my friend and cook par excellence Neeta Agrawal..... Chop two boiled potatoes and add turmeric powder - salt to them ( as I worry about burning the turmeric powder if I add to oil directly).  Heat mustard oil and give a chonk of methi seeds / temper with fengureek seeds . Add finely chopped green chillies and the potatoes. Saute them for some time. Add grounded roasted jeera ( say 1/2 measuring teaspoon) and coarsely grounded roasted sesame seeds ( say 1 measuring tablespoon) and saute for a minute. Sprinkle lemon juice and put off the fire... It tastes lovely, achaari and its different like the Maggi sauce ad goes..😊😊

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Eggless ginger walnut banana cupcakes

Eggless ginger walnut banana cupcakes.. This recipe by Sunita Bhuyan uses atta / whole wheat flour  and so works out like a good snack too for those who would like to minimize use of maida / refined flour... The next time, I  will bake them longer and in smaller cups ... 1.25 cups of atta/ whole wheat flour  sieved with 2 teaspoons  of baking powder and 1/3rd tsp of baking soda + 1 over ripe banana+ 1/2 cup almond milk + 4 teaspoon ground ginger + chopped 12 pieces of candied ginger + chopped 8 pieces of walnut + 1/4th tspn nutmeg powder + 1/2 cup oil + 4 tbspn brown sugar.. Bake at 180 deg in a preheated oven for 20 mins or till an inserted toothpick comes out clean.. For the original recipe and some excellent recipes, do checkout Sunita's blog