Saturday, February 26, 2011

Baked Pasta

Pasta: 2 cup
Carrot grated: 1 cup
Cabbage: 3/4 cup
Frozen peas: 1/2 cup
Mozrella cheese: 2 tbsp
Garlic: 2 tbsp
Italian Spagetti sauce: 1/4 cup
White pepper powder: 1 tbsp
Chicken thighs: 2 pcs
Oil: 1/2 tbsp
Butter: 1/4 tbsp

For White Sauce:
Milk: 2 cup
Unsalted Butter: 50gm
Plain flour: 50 gm
Saltt: 1 tsp
Nutmeg: a small pinch

Pre heat the oven to 180 degree c for 5 minutes. Cook pasta as per the instruction on the packet and keep aside. Cook chicken with 1 tsp pepper and salt. Heat oil in a pan, add garlic fry for 2 minutes. Add all the vegetables and pepper powder. Cover and cook for 5-10 minutes. Add cooked pasta and chicken to this, stir well. Cook for another 5 minutes in medium flame. Remove from fire and keep aside.

Heat the milk in a pan, add nutmeg powder. Heat butter in another pan, add flour, stir contiously to avoid lumps. Pour milk to this. Keep Stirring untill the sauce thickens. Add salt. Remove the pan from fire.

Grease the baking dish with butter. Pour spagetti sauce, add pasta mixture on the top of the sauce. Then pour the white sauce over the pasta mixture. Add mozrella cheese on the top. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until cheese is browned. Serve hot.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Malabar Chicken Curry

Chicken: 1 kg
Onion chopped: 3-4 medium
Tomato: 2 medium
Green chilli: 1-2 nos
Ginger: 2 tbsp
Cashmiri chilli powder: 1 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
Cashew nut: 50gm
Thick coconut milk: 2 cup
Think coconut milk: 2 cup
Cloves: 4 nos
Cardamom: 3 nos
Cinnamon stick: 2 nos
Salt: to taste
Curry leaves: few
Vinegar: 1 tsp

Clean and wash chicken, Grind cashew to a smooth paste. Heat oil in a deep bottom pan, add cinnamon, clove and cardamom, saute for 1 minute. Add onion and curry leaves, fry until it turns soft. Add turmeric powder and chilly powder, saute well till the raw smell goes. Add chicken pieces, saute for 5 minutes. Add salt. Pour thin coconut milk and vinegar. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or 3/4 done. Remove lid and add tomato, cover and cook for another 7 minutes. Then pour the thick coconut milk also add the cashew paste. allow it to boil for two seconds. Serve hot

Recipe Source: magic oven

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Prawns Roast

Prawns: 1 kg
Onion chopped: 2 medium
Green chilli: 2 nos
Garlic: 11/2 tbsp
Ginger: 1 1/2 tbsp
Tomato: 1 medium
Coriander powder: 1 tbsp
Chilli powder: 1/2 tbsp
Pepper powder: 3/4 tbsp
Fennel seed powder: 1 tsp
Garam masala powder: 1 tsp
Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
Salt: to taste
Vinegar: 1/2 tbsp

For marinade:
Chilli powder: 1/2 tbsp
Ginger powder: 1 tsp
Pepper powder: 1/4 tbsp
Garlic powder: 1 tsp
Salt: to taste
Lemon juice: 1/2 tbsp

Wash and clean prwans. Combine chilli powder, ginger and garlic powder, pepper powder, salt with lemon juice and apply this marinade on the prawns, Keep aside for 1/2 hr. Heat oil in a pan, shallow fry both sides and keep aside.

In the same pan, add ginger, garlic and greenchilli, fry for 2-3 minutes. Add onion, fry till soft. Add tomato, saute well till the oil seperates. Then add pepper powder, garam masala, fennel seed powder, turmeric powder, redchilli powder and coriander powder, Saute well till the raw smell goes. Add the fried prawns, vinegar and 1/4 cup water to this, Reduce the heat to low, Close the lid and cook for 05-10 minutes or till the gravy turns thick. Serve hot

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Marble Cake/ Zebra Cake

All-purpose flour: 2 cups
Eggs: 3 nos
Powdered sugar: 11/2 cup
Milk: 3/4 cup
Oil: 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence: 1/2 tsp
Baking powder: 1 1/2 tsp
Baking soda: 1/2 tsp
Cocoa powder: 2 tbsp
Salt: 1/4 tsp

Sieve together all purpose flour, baking powder and baking soda, keep aside. In a mixing bowl, mix sugar and egg, beat till smooth. Pour oil and vanila essence, beat well. Add the flour little by little, Add the milk and beat until the batter turns soft. Divide the mixture into 2 equal portions, Keep one portion plain. Add cocoa powder into another and mix well. Preheat the oven to 180 degree C. Grease the pan with oil. First pour one big spoon of plain batter into the middle of the baking pan. Then pour a big spoon of cocoa batter on top of the plain batter. Continue alternating the batters until finish. Transfer the mixture to the pre heated oven and bake for about 30-35 minutes. Insert a skewer into the center, if its come out clean, Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Chicken fry

Chicken thighs: 7 nos
Chilly powder: 11/2 tbsp
Pepper powder: 3/4 tbsp
Garam masala: 1/4 tsp
Ginger paste: 1 tsp
Garlic paste: 1 tsp
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice: 1 tbsp
Soya sauce: 1 tsp
Salt: to taste

Wash and clean chicken. Combine all the above ingredients to a fine paste. Apply this marinade on the chicken and keep aside for 1-2 hrs. Heat oil  in a pan, shallow fry both sides till crisp. Serve hot

Crispy Fried Potato

Potato: 2 big
Salt: to taste
Oil: for deep frying

Clean and cut potato into lengthwise. Heat water in a deep bottom pan, add potato and boil till half done. Remove from water and allow it to drain. Heat oil in a pan, add potato. Fry until it turns crisp, add salt. Serve hot.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mixed Fried Rice

Rice: 2 cup
Water: 3 3/4 cup
Egg: 2 nos
Chicken thighs: 2 nos
Prawns: 1/4 cup
Butter: 1 tbsp
Green peas: 1/4 cup
Carrot cubed: 1 big
Beans chopped: 1/4 cup
Mushroom sliced: 5 nos
Capsicum Thinly sliced: 1 small
Onion chopped: 1 small
Lemon juice: 1/2 tbsp
Spring onion: 2 tbsp
Garlic: 1tbsp
Soya sauce: 1 tbsp
Tomato sauce: 1/4 tbsp
Hot sauce: 2 tsp
Pepper powder: 1/2 tbsp
Salt: to taste

Wash the rice and drain. Heat butter in a deep bottom pan, Add rice and sauté well. When the rice starts cracking, pour the water, salt and lemon juice. Cover and cook in low flame till the rice is done.Remove from fire and keep aside. Mix egg with 1tsp pepper powder and salt, blend together. Heat oil in a pan, pour the egg mixture, stir continously till cooked and keep aside. Cook prawns with little water,salt and pepper powder. Cook chicken with little water, salt and pepper powder till cooked, remove bones and cut chicken into small pieces. In a steamer, add peas, carrot, beans, capsicum and mushroom, cook untill 1/2 done. Heat oil in a pan, add garlic fry for 1 minute, add onion, fry until soft, add pepper powder, saute for 2-3 minutes, then add soya sauce, hot sauce and tomato sauce, saute well. Then add steamed vegetables, chicken pieces and prawns. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove from fire and mix it with cooked rice. Add scrambled egg and spring onion,mix well. Serve hot.