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Showing posts with label International. Show all posts

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Szechuan Asparagus Stir Fry / Sichuan Style Asparagus Stir Fry / Asparagus Stir Fry Sichuan -Style

Szechuan Asparagus Stir Fry / Sichuan Style Asparagus Stir Fry recipe/ Asparagus Stir Fry Sichuan -Style
Szechuan Asparagus Stir Fry
Ingredients for the sauce
White Vinegar - 1tbsp
(can use rice wine vinegar)
Soy sauce -2tbsp
Chilly garlic paste -1tbsp
Brown sugar-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Water-1/4 cup
Maida/all purpose flour or corn starch -1tsp
(Whisk the sauce ingredients together in a bowl & keep it aside)
Other ingredients
Sliced onion-1/2
Asparagus trim & cut into 1/2'' length -1 bunch
Sesame oil-3tsp
Chopped ginger & garlic -1tsp each
Method
Heat 1tsp of oil & saute onion in high flame for a minute & remove it on a plate.
In the same pan add 1tsp of oil saute asparagus in high flame for couple minutes & remove it on a plate.
Heat oil in the same pan & add the chopped ginger & garlic,saute till nice aroma appears.
Now pour the sauce,when the sauce starts to bubble,add the fried onion & asparagus.Saute till everything is well combined.
Switch off the stove garnish with some fresh garlic on top & serve.
Note:
You can garnish with some toasted sesame seeds.
Drizzle some sesame oil once switched off the stove for extra flavour.

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Honey Glazed Chilly Eggplant Recipe

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Honey Glazed Chilly Eggplant
Ingredients mixed together
Soy sauce - 1 tsp
Honey - 1 tsp
Maggie tomato chilli sauce - 2 tsp
Ching's All in one sauce - 1 tsp
Vinegar - 1 tsp
Water - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Method
Take a bowl mix all the above ingredients together & keep it aside.
Other ingredients
Small long purple eggplant - 6
( cut into thick strips)
Mini sweet pepppers - 6
( cut into thick strips)
Salt to taste
Chilly flakes - 1/2 tsp
Chopped ginger & Garlic - each 1 tsp
Oil - 4 tsp
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Honey Glazed Chilly Eggplant
Method
Heat oil in a pan saute the eggplant & peppers till light brown.
Add the chopped garlic,ginger & fry for a minute.
Add salt & chilly flakes saute,now pour the sauce & quickly give a toss.
Switch off the flame & garnish with spring onions or chopped garlic.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Cauliflower Au Gratin Recipe / Cauliflower In White Sauce Recipe / Cauliflower Bake Recipe

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Cauliflower Au Gratin

Ingredients
Cauliflower florets-2 cups
(blanch the florets in hot water with little salt,drain & keep it aside.Do not over cook)
Salt & Pepper to taste
Parsley-1tsp
Bread crumbs-1/4 cup
Butter-1tbsp
Grated mozzarella cheese-2tbsp
Parmesan cheese-1tbsp
Homemade white/Bechamel sauce-1 cup
Method
Pour some white sauce in a baking tray arrange the blanched cauliflower on top.
Sprinkle some seasonings,parsley & Parmesan cheese,cover it with remaining white sauce,
Sprinkle the shredded cheese & bread crumbs evenly on top.
Pour 1tbsp of butter all over the top & bake it till the crust is slightly golden brown at 350 deg.F.
Serve it with toast or as an appetiser.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Potato Crusted Pizza Recipe / Potato Pizza Recipe

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Potato Crusted Pizza
Ingredients for the crust
Boiled medium size potato -2
Rice flour - 2 tsp
Italian seasoning - a generous pinch
Salt to taste
Oil-2tsp
Grated garlic - 1
Other ingredients
Vegetables of your choice
Mozzarella cheese required amount
Italian seasoning a generous pinch
Salt to taste
Ready made or homemade pizza sauce as needed
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Potato Crust Pizza
Method
Mash the potato well make sure there are no lumps.
Take a bowl add all the crust ingredients,mix well to make a soft ball.Do not add any water.
Grease a pan with little oil pat the potato mixture to the thickness you like.Brush some oil on top.
Bake this crust for 10 minutes or till light brown at 400 deg.
Remove the crust from the oven, now spread the pizza sauce evenly.
Top it up with your favorite vegetables & seasoning,
Lastly sprinkle the cheese on top & bake till the cheese melts.
Last 2 minutes i kept it in broil for the top to get light brown.
Remove from oven stand for a minute & cut into slices.
Serve them hot.

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Salad Rice Paper Rolls - A Quick Lunch Box Recipe

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Salad Rice Paper Rolls
Serves : 2
Making Time - 5 minutes

Ingredients
Grilled chicken strips - 4 pieces
(I used the frozen,thaw & cut them into thin strips)
Carrots cut into thin strips - a handful
Cucumber cut into thin strips - a handful
Bell pepper / Capsicum cut into strips  - a handful
( I used yellow & green colour bell peppers)
Chopped olives - 6
Mashed avocado - 1/2
Salt & Pepper to taste
Lime juice - 1 tsp
Lettuce leaves -2
Rice paper sheets - 2
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Salad Rice Paper Rolls
Method
Cut the vegetables into strips,wash the lettuce leaves & pat them dry.
Remove the avocado from the peel & mash them.
Add the lime juice,salt & pepper,mix well till combined.
Fill some warm water in a wide bowl or plate.
Dip a rice paper sheet into the warm water for 15 seconds or till soft.
Remove & lay them on a wooden cutting board/paper towel or on a clean cloth.
Place a lettuce leaf on the rice paper sheet then spread some mashed avocado mixture.
Now arrange the vegetables on top.Sprinkle some salt & pepper to taste.
Gently fold the bottom of each rice sheet over the filling then fold in ends & roll into tight cylinder.
( Check the above picture for reference )
Cut each rolls diagonally & serve them with any sauce your kids love to eat with.
Note:
a) Choose your own fillings like chopped boiled eggs,grilled shrimp,beans,rice,pasta etc.
b) Use your imagination to create your own rolls to impress your kids.

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Baked Tomato Eggs / Baked Eggs in Tomato Cups Recipe

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Baked Tomato Eggs
Ingredients
Tomato-2
(cut off the top,scoop out the pulp)
Salt & pepper to taste
Dry basil-1/8tsp
Grated cheese-1tsp
Eggs-2
Butter-1/4tsp
Method
Beat the eggs with salt & pepper,mix in the basil.
Pour this mixture into the tomato cups,sprinkle the cheese & place a small piece of butter on top.
Bake it at 350.deg. for 10 minutes or till the eggs are cooked inside the tomatoes.
Serve it hot with bread.

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Singapore Curry Noodles /Curried Singapore Noodles /Singapore Rice Noodles Recipe

Singapore Curry Noodles recipe /Curried Singapore Noodles recipe /Singapore Rice Noodles Recipe
Singapore Curry Noodles
Ingredients
Cooked Rice noodles-1/2 pck
(I used vegetarian noodles)
Salt to taste
Frozen stir fried vegetable mix-2 cups
(Blanched,you can also use fresh vegetables)
Sliced carrots(blanched)-1/4 cup
Chopped ginger & garlic-each 1 &1/2 tsp
Diced onion-1/4
Diced capsicum-1/2
Cubed firm tofu-1/2 cup
(saute in oil till light brown)
Dried shiitake mushroom-a handful
(boil it in water with salt for 5 minutes,drain off the water)
Curry powder-1/2tsp
(I bought it from Asian/Oriental store)
Soy sauce-1tbsp
Chilly sauce-1/2tsp
Oil-6tsp
Method
Heat oil in a wok,saute onion,ginger,garlic & bell pepper till transparent & nice flavour appears.
Add all the blanched vegetables & saute for a minutes in high flame.
Add the curry powder,soy sauce,salt & chilly paste saute for one minute,now add the noodles & toss until everything is nicely blended..
Garnish with spring onions & serve it hot.

Note:
a) Sauteing vegetables takes only one minute,too much frying then your vegetables will become soggy.
b) Scrambled egg can be added at the last.
c) Add chilly sauce according to your spice level.
d) Do not use Indian curry powder,use only the oriental curry powder.There is a big difference in taste.

Inspired by dishesfrommykitchen

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Honey Sesame Potatoes / Honey Glazed Potato / Sesame Honey Chilli Potato /Sesame Chilli Honey Potato Recipe

A quick & easy starter.....

Honey Sesame Potatoes recipe,Honey Glazed Potato recipe,Sesame Honey Chilli Potato recipe,Sesame Chilli Honey Potato Recipe

Ingredients
Boiled potatoes-3
(Peel them cut into big cubes & deep fry them till light golden brown,keep it aside)
Oil-2tsp
Chilly flakes-1tsp
Chopped garlic-2
Tomato ketchup-3tbsp
Honey-2tbsp
Slightly toasted/dry roasted sesame seeds-1tbsp
Vinegar-1tsp
Salt to taste
Method
Heat oil in a pan saute red chilly flakes & garlic till light brown.Mix ketchup,salt,honey & vinegar in a bowl.Pour this mixture into the potatoes,toss it well.Switch off the stove,sprinkle the sesame seeds on top mix & serve it hot as a starter or with fried rice.
Note:
a) If you don't want to deep fry bake the potato in oven.But i love them deep fried.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Homemade Vegetable Pizza

Step by step method & picture to make a Homemade Pizza


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Ingredients for the dough
Maida/All purpose flour-3 & 3/4 cups
Dry yeast- 2 & 1/4tsp
Sugar-2tsp
Salt-1tsp
Olive oil-3tsp
Warm water-1 & 1/2 cups

Method
Mix sugar & yeast to warm water & leave it to froth for 5 minutes.Add the olive oil to the yeast mixture & mix.Mix salt to flour,pour the yeast mixture & knead it to a soft dough.Apply 1/2tsp of oil to the dough,cover & keep it to ferment for1 hour.Divide the dough into two, again cover & rest it for 45 minutes.Now your homemade pizza dough it ready.
Topping
Pizza sauce/Marinara sauce-required amount
Vegetables of your choice-required amount
(I used chopped onion,mushroom,capsicum,olives)
Italian seasonings-less than 1/8tsp
Mozzarella cheese/pizza blend cheese-required amount
Method
Pre.heat your oven to 400 deg.f.Grease a baking pan,take a ball of dough & spread it to the thickness you want ( thinner is better).Spread the sauce evenly on top,sprinkle the vegetables,Italian seasoning & then the cheese.Bake this for 15 to 20 minutes or till done.

Note: After spreading the dough you can bake it for 5 to 8 minutes in the oven for the base to get half cooked, remove & spread the sauce,vegetables & cheese.Then you bake it for 10 minutes or till the cheese melts & vegetables are cooked. I have done even this way.I liked this version better.

Inspired by favfamilyrecipes

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Aglio e Olio

Ingredients
Whole wheat thin spaghetti-a small bunch
(Cooked with little oil & salt)
Salt & Pepper to taste
Chopped garlic-3
Chopped ripe red chillies-2
Olive oil-2tsp
Dry parsley-1tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan fry the chillies & garlic till nice flavor comes out.Switch off the stove add the spaghetti,seasoning & parsley.Toss it well & serve it hot.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sweet Basil Pesto On Wheat Spaghetti & Sauted Vegetables

Ingredients for pesto
Sweet basil leaves-1 & 1/2 cup
Olive oil-1/4 cup
Pecan -a handful
Salt & Pepper to taste
Garlic-2
Parmesan cheese-1/8 cup
Lime juice-1tsp
(blend everything in a food processor to a coarse paste)
Other ingredients
Cooked whole wheat spaghetti
Some mushroom,sliced onion & steamed broccoli sauteed in 1tsp of oil with some pepper,salt & Italian seasoning
Method
Mix required amount of pesto with the spaghetti & serve it with sauteed vegetables.Before serving sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on top.Serve it hot.






Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sesame Bean Sprouts

Ingredients
Bean sprouts-2 cup
Salt & Pepper to taste
Soy sauce-1tsp
Roasted sesame seeds-1/2tsp
Chopped onion-2tsp
Chopped garlic-4
Sesame oil-1tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan fry onion & garlic till light brown.Mix the sauce & seasoning.Quickly toss the bean sprouts & sesame seeds & serve it immediately.
Note:Do not over cook as it has to remain crunchy.



Monday, March 1, 2010

Chicken Quesadilla

Ingredients for filling
Ground chicken-2 cups
Salt & pepper to taste
Chopped parsley-1/4 cup
Chopped onion-1/4
Chopped tomato-1
Chopped green chillies-1
Ginger & garlic paste-1tsp
Hot Mexican sauce-2tsp
Oil-1tsp
Other ingredients
Small corn tortilla-1 pck
Mexican blend shredded cheese-little
Method
Heat oil fry onion till light brown.Add ginger,garlic,tomato,parsley & green chillies.Fry a bit.Add the sauce & seasoning & cook it till dry(do not add water).Keep it aside.Spread some filling on a tortilla,sprinkle some cheese & close it with another tortilla.Cook it both sides on a tawa till light brown & crisp.Cut it into half & serve it hot.






Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Broiled Orange

Ingredients
Orange-1
(cut into half)
Butter-little
(to dot on top)
Cinnamon sugar-little
(to sprinkle on top)
Brown sugar-little
(to sprinkle on top)
Method
Cut the orange into half.With a knife loosen up all the segments & make a slit around the fruit.This is done for all the flavours to get inside the fruit while broiling.Sprinkle some brown sugar & cinnamon sugar on top.Dot it with butter & broil it till the top portion is light brown & sugar starts to bubble.Serve it warm.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Spaghetti Squash Gratin

Ingredients
Spaghetti squash shredded-1 cup
(Microwave it for 3 minutes or steam it )
Salt & pepper to taste
Pasta sauce-2tbsp
Parmesan cheese-to sprinkle on top
Italian seasoning-little
Olive oil-1tsp
Topping
Bread crumbs-2tsp
(Italian style)
Melted butter-1tsp
(mix both ingredients together)
Method
In a bowl mix squash,seasoning,oil & sauce.Grease a oven proof dish put the mix in it.Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese.Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly on top.Broil it at 300 deg.C for 3 to 4 minutes or till the top is slightly brown.Serve it hot.



Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Vegetable Quesadilla

Ingredients
Basil & Tomato tortillas-2
Cheese slice or Shredded cheese-little
Butter-2tsp
Filling
Shredded mixed vegetables of your choice-1 cup
Tomato paste-1tsp
Chilly powder-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Garam masala-1/4tsp
Chopped onion-1tbsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2tsp
Oil-1tsp
Method
Heat oil in a pan add onion,ginger & garlic fry till light brown.Add the vegetables & dry ingredients fry it till cooked.Spread butter on top of the tortilla then the filling & sprinkle the cheese on top.Cover it with another tortilla,apply 1 tsp of butter on top & bake it for 5 minutes in the oven at 350deg.C.Serve it hot.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Vegetable Pizza ( Version -1 )


Ingredients.
All purpose flour-3 &1/2cups
Salt-2tsp
Sugar-1tsp
Dry Yeast-2 &1/4tsp
Olive Oil-2tbsp
Water-1 &1/2cups
Topping.
Vegetables diced-2cups
(mushroom,olives,capsicum,onion)
Shredded Mozzarella or Pizza blend cheese-1 cup
Pizza sauce-4tbsp
(you can use any kind of Italian tomato sauces)
Method.
Heat water for 30 sec,add yeast rest it for 5 mins mean while in a bowl mix all the above dry ingredients.Pour the yeast mixture and make a dough.Cover it and keep it in a warm place for at least 3hrs.You will see that dough would be doubled.Take a pizza pan grease it with oil or dust it with little corn meal take 1/2 of the dough flatten it with your hand .Pre. heat the oven to 375deg.Prick it with a fork and bake it for 5 mins.Apply pizza sauce evenly ,spread vegetables and top it with cheese.Bake till the cheese melts.Your home made pizza is ready!!!
Tips.
If your yeast is a bit old ,it may not activate well.Its better to use fresh packet of yeast.Once I had a bad experience & had to trash it.For extra taste sprinkle dry oregano,red chilly paste or Italian seasoning.