Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Oats and Chicken Keema Cutlet-Oats and minced chicken

Keema cutlet is a favorite with kids.I always prefer chicken keema over mutton.To make this recipe a little more healthier I have added oats instead of corn-flour for binding.This combination tastes great.Do give it a try and don't forget to write your feedback :).

Chicken Keeme-250 grams
Oats-14 cups
Ginger-1 small piece
Garlic-6-7 cloves
Onion-5-6 teaspoons,finely chopped
Green chillies-2
Green coriander leaves-3 teaspoon,finely chopped
Salt to taste
Oil to shallow fry

-Mix all the above ingredients except oil in a big bowl and let this mixture rest for 15-20 minutes.
-Heat a little oil in a pan and take small portion of  keema  mixture from the bowl and flatten it with your hands and gently put it on the pan.
-Cook  the cutlets on low to medium flame till both sides look golden brown.
-Serve hot with green chutney.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Mushroom Korma-Fresh mushrooms in a creamy gravy

This recipe of mushroom is cooked in a rich gravy of milk and cashew nut paste.Try it out and I'm sure you will love it.

Button mushrooms-1 pack,fresh/250 grams
Onions-2 teaspoons,finely chopped
Green cardamom-2
Black cardamom-1
Shah jeera- a pinch
Milk-2 cups
Cashew nut paste-2 tablespoons
Yogurt-2 teaspoons
Garam masala powder-1/4 teaspoon
White pepper powder-1/4 teaspoon
Green cardamom powder-1/4 teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1/4 powder
Water-3 tablespoons
Salt to taste
Oil-2 tablespoons

-Wash the mushrooms properly and cut them into 4 pieces each.
-Heat oil in a pan and add the cardamoms,shah jeera and  finely chopped onions and saute for 1-2 minutes.
-Now add the diced mushrooms and saute for another 3 minutes.
-Add 2 cups of milk and salt and let the mushrooms cook for 3-4 minutes.
-Now add the cashew nut paste and mix it well in the gravy.
-Let the mushrooms simmer in the gravy for sometime.
-Take a bowl and add the garam masala,green cardamom powder,turmeric and white pepper and add water to make a paste.Make sure there are no lumps formed.
-Add this masala to the gravy and stir well.
-When the gravy has thickened a bit add 2 teaspoons of yogurt and mix well again.
Serve hot with vegetable pulao and salad.

Pineapple-Cheese Sandwich

sandwiches are easy to make and are great for snacks or breakfast.I prefer brown bread or multigrain bread over white bread.There are several ways to make sandwiches and today's recipe is a quick to make and healthy one.

Brown bread slices-6
Cheese slices-3
Pineapple slices-3
Mayonnaise-2 tablespoons
Tomato ketchup-3 teaspoons

-Cut the sides of each bread slice.
-Take a bowl and mix mayonnaise and tomato ketchup together.
-Now spread the mayonnaise evenly on each slice of bread.
-Place a cheese slice and a slice of pineapple and cover it with another bread slice.
-Serve with fresh fruit juice.