Sunday, 23 August 2015

Chicken Bolognese Pasta

macaroni - 150- 200 gm
boneless tender chicken breast - 2 ( cut into thin stripes, wash, drain and marinate with salt, 1 tsp chilli powder, a big pinch of basil and oregano)
knorr brand  italian style bolognese mix - 1 pack (68 gm)
olive oil - 1 tbsp
pepper and salt to taste.

Steps to follow:

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan toast the chicken till soft.

 In a sauce pan add water,bolognese mix, basil and oregano to taste and leave it to cook for 10- 15 minutes.

Add the pasta in a vessel of salted boiling water, cook and drain well. keep aside.

 Now the cooked chicken is ready.

Add the cooked chicken, pasta and bolognese sauce. Sprinkle some freshly crushed pepper.
Mix well and serve .

Yummilicious chicken bolognese pasta is ready. Enjoy the italian delight !

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Prawn fried rice / இறால் ஃப்ரைட் ரைஸ்

prawn - 1 kg
(clean,devein,rinse thoroughly and drain the prawns, then marinate with 1 tsp chilli powder, 1-2 tsp ginger garlic paste,salt and lime juice.keep aside)
basmati rice - 1/2 kg
oil 3 - 4  tbsp  & butter- 1 -2 tbsp
onion chopped - 1
garlic chopped - 6 cloves
chopped vegetable mix - 2 cups (carrot,beans,capsicum,peas, and cabbage)
soya sauce - 1 - 2 tbsp
ajinomoto - 1/4 tsp or optional
pepper & salt - to taste.
egg - 2 ( mix with salt and make omlet and cut into small pieces and keep aside)
spring onion - for garnishing.

Steps to folow:
keep everything ready.
Soak the rice for 30 minutes, cook  90 percent with enough water and salt, drain and keep aside.

 In a pan add 1 tbsp, fry the prawns till water absorbs and keep aside.
 In  an other wide vessel  add butter & oil saute onion and garlic, add all veggies saute again till soft. add cooked prawns and stir again.
Add soy sauce and ajinomotto ,mix well,Add salt to taste, then add rice.
 Gently mix.
 Add chopped spring onion and egg omlet slices.
 Mix again  and serve hot.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Easy Butter Paneer Masala / ஈசி பட்டர் பனீர் மசாலா

paneer cubes - 400 gms
butter - 25 - 50 gm
oil - 2 tbsp
ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
kashmiri chilli powder - 2 tsp
garam masala - 1/2 tsp
kasoori methi - 1tsp
fresh cream - 1-2 tbsp
salt - to taste.

 to saute and grind:
sliced onion - 2 big
sliced tomato - 3 big
a handful of cashews

for garnishing - chopped coriander leaves and small cube butter.

Steps to follow:
Rinse the paneer cubes in cold water and strain it.
Then fry the paneer slightly with one tbsp butter or oil, keep aside.
Heat one tbsp oil and saute the onion,tomato and cashews till the raw smell goes and allow it to cool. Then grind it to a fine paste.

  Heat oil or butter in a vessel add ginger garlic paste and saute in a low flame till the raw smell goes.
Then add red chilli powder and garam masala, saute quick and add the grounded paste and saute again. If required add half cup water. Close and let it boil for few minutes.Add salt to taste.
 Add paneer and mix well. Sprinkle kasoori methi. Simmer the stove. Mix and add 1-2 tbsp fresh cream.
 Again mix well. garnish with chopped coriander and serve .
 Yummy  butter paneer masala is ready to serve.  Adding a drop of  red food colour is your choice.
Serve hot with roti, parotta or naan.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Steamed & stir fried veggies

for steaming:
broccoli florets 1 cup
cauliflower florets - 1 cup
carrot - 1
mushroom - 1 cup
beans - few 
to saute:
oil - 1 tbsp
sliced onion - 1
sliced red bell pepper - 1
chopped garlic cloves - few
salt, pepper - to taste

Steps to follow:
Wash, clean ,cut the veggies.
Steam boil the veggies.
Heat oil in a pan, saute the onion, garlic and bell pepper.
Add the steamed vegetables.
Stir well. Then sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.
Switch off and serve immediately with bread or chappathi.