June 26, 2013

Curry Chicken and Rice - Taste and Create

Have you ever tried delicious chicken rice without tomato...ginger garlic paste..and only with 4 ingredients?
Yeah, I was shocked and amazed when I viewed this recipe from "sid's sea palm cooking" for Taste and Create. Very simple procedure to be followed but the taste and flavor was really awesome. Am really happy to be in part of this Taste and Create every month.

Here comes the yummy flavorful rice...

Ingredients :
  • 500 gms Chicken, cut into pieces
  • 3 Onions, sliced
  • 1 Cup Rice, uncooked
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 Tbsp Curry powder ( I used chicken curry powder )
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
Method :
  • Heat oil and butter together in a pan and add the sliced onions.
  • Fry it for a minute and add the chicken pieces.
  • Cook till the chicken turns light brown color and add the curry powder.
  • Saute for coulple of minutes and add rice followed by salt and water.
  • Close the lid and simmer the flame for 15-20 minutes or until the rice gets cooked.
  • Once done, switch off the flame and serve hot.
  • Serving Options :
  • Serve hot with Onion Raita.

June 6, 2013

Tofu Aloo Paratha - Vegan Thursday

Tofu which is popularly known as bean curd is made of soy milk. Though it has a subtle flavor, it is rich in protein and very healthy. And nowadays people started replacing paneer with tofu because of its health benefits. It has its own flavor and lots of recipes can be prepared with this nutritious ingredient. 
Potatoes are  best known for its highly contained carbohydrates and adding it along with Tofu makes a meal very healthy and filling. 
Prepared this nutritious paratha for Vegan Thursday Event created by Priya Suresh from Priya's Versatile recipes and Am very happy to be one of the member. This is a lovely oppurtunity to try some healthier vegan recipes. 

Ingredients :

  • 2 Cups Wheat Flour 
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • Water to knead
  • 3 Big Potatoes, Boiled and Mashed
  • 1 Cup Tofu, grated
  • Few finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 Tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 Green chillies, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste

Method :

  • Mix Wheat flour, salt, oil and water in a bowl.
  • Knead well and prepare a soft dough. Keep aside.
  • Add mashed potatoes along with grated tofu in a separate bowl.
  • Now add garam masala, salt, turmeric powder, chopped coriander leaves and  finely chopped green chillies.
  • Mix well and prepare small balls.
  • Divide the chapati dough into big sized balls.
  • Roll out each balls into a small circle and fill it with tofu-potato mixture.
  • Now bring all the sides together and seal it tightly.
  • Roll it again gently using rolling pin and cook it on the tawa or griddle using little oil or butter until both sides turns golden color.
  • Remove from the flame and serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve hot with curd / yoghurt with pickle.

Sending this recipe to "100 Kids Lunch Box Recipe Book" Event !

June 4, 2013

Eggless Pancake - Taste and Create

My today's post is for Taste and Create group in which we are paired with a blog every month and we get an awesome opportunity to try their recipes. Like wise, I was paired with Veg Nation. Lovely  blog with lots n lots of mouthwatering yummy recipes. Totally confused with the selection of recipe and finally concluded my hunt with Eggless Pancake. I am a great fan of pancakes but never tried these Eggless version. Tried these pancakes and it tasted really very delicious. She has mentioned about these yummy ones with maple syrup but I served with honey and it worked well too. Thank you so much for the Taste n create team and veg nation:)

Click HERE for the original recipe.

Ingredients :

  • 1 Cup All purpose flour / Maida
  • 2 Tsp Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Baking powder
  • 2 Tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Water
  • 3 Tbsp Melted Butter
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Essence

Method :

  • Add all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon powder in a bowl.
  • Now mix Milk, oil, water, melted butter and vanilla essence in a separate bowl.
  • Mix both dry ingredients and wet ingredients.
  • Mix well to prepare a batter consistency and leave it aside for 5 minutes.
  • Heat a Dosa pan and pour 2 ladles of batter.
  • Cook in a medium flame and flip the other side.
  • Cook until it turns light golden brown color and remove from the flame.
  • Serve Hot.

Serving Options :

Serve hot with Maple syrup or Honey.

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