Category Archives: Appetizers & Snacks

Crispy Chicken with Onion and Capsicum

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INGREDIENTS:
Boneless Chicken – 200 – 250 gms (cut in squares of 1.5 inches)
Onion – 2-3
Capsicum – 1-2
Green chillies – 5-6
Garlic- 6-7 cloves
Ginger – 1 inch
Tomato sauce – 2 tbsp
Red chili sauce – 2 tbsp
Vinegar – 1 tsp
Soy sauce – 1 tbsp
Cornflour – 1/2 cup
Egg – 1
Black pepper – 1 tsp
Vinegar – 1/2 tsp
Ginger – garlic paste – 1 tsp
Salt
Refined oil

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Marinade the chicken with cornflour,egg,ginger-garlic paste,vinegar(1/2tsp),black pepper,salt to taste.
Keep it for 1-2 hours.
Heat some oil for frying.Fry the marinated chicken till golden brown and crispy.
Keep aside.

Ribbet collage
Cut all the vegetables as shown in the picture.

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Heat some oil in a pan add sliced onions saute till golden brown.
Add chopped ginger – garlic ,slit green chili and saute it 5-6 minutes.
Add Capsicum in it cook for 5-7 minutes.Then, add the remaining onion cook for 4-5 minutes.
Add the sauce cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add the fried chicken and toss it in.Mix it really well cook for 5 minutes and serve hot.

 

 

 

Tandoori Chicken in oven

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Ingredients:

Chicken(small) – Cut in four pcs
Ginger-Garlic paste – 2 tbsp
Hung Curd – 1 cup
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
Garam masala powder – 1 tbsp
Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Refined oil – 3-4 tbsp
kashmiri red chili powder – 1 tbsp
Kasuri methi – 2 tbsp
Red food color (optional) 2-3 pinch

Method:
Make some slits on the chicken.
Take a bowl add all the ingredients and make a good mixture.
Apply it all over the chicken well and keep it in the refrigerator overnight.
Then,keep it out of the fridge 3-4 hours before cooking.
Pre-heat your oven on 200 degree then place the marinated chicken two at a time on the rack or on a baking tray.Brush it with some oil and grill it for total 20-30 minutes or cooked perfectly.
(Flip it another side and brush with oil and again grill it in the middle.)
Repeat it with remaining chicken pcs.
Serve it with some onion,chili,lemon wedges and green chutney.

Spicy Hot Chicken Wings

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Ingredients:
Chicken wings – 5-6
Egg – 1
Ginger-Garlic paste – 1tsp
Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice/ vinegar – 2 tsp
Cornflour – as required
Salt to taste
Refined / vegetable Oil
Hot wings Sauce
Chili flakes

Method:
Marinate the wings with salt,egg,ginger-garlic paste,2 tbsp of oil,chili flakes,lemon juice and keep aside for atleast 2-3 hrs.
Then,heat oil for deep frying,
Coat the marinated wings with cornflour and deep fry them till golden brown.
In a small pan toss the fried wings in the hot wings sauce till nicely coated.

Talapia Tawa Fry

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Talapia fish – 3 cleaned
Lemon juice – 2-3 tbsp
Ginger-Garlic-green chili paste – 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2tsp
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt
Refined oil

Method:
Make some slits on the fish.
Take a small bowl add all the ingredients and 1 tbsp of refind oil.Make a paste out of it and apply to the fish very well.Keep aside for atleast 1-2 hours.
Heat some oil in a non-stick pan and fry the marinated fish on slow flame till golden brown.
Serve hot it some chaat masala,sliced onions.

Potato Garlic Bite

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Ingredients:
Parboiled potatoes – 4 medium
Grated Garlic – 8-10 cloves
Red chili flakes- 1 tbsp
Crushed black pepper- 1 tsp
Cornflour- 5-8 tbsp
Salt to taste
Refined oil for frying

Method:
Grate all the potatoes in a bowl and mash them little bit.
Now,add salt,garlic,chili flakes,black pepper in potatoes and give it a good mix.Keep aside for 5-10 minutes.Now add cornflour in batches or as required.and mix it well.
Heat oil for deep frying in a pan.
Now take some mix on your palm and make little round balls and fry till golden brown.
Serve them hot with your choice of sauce.

 

Cheesy Garlic Bread

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Ingredients:
Long bread – 1
Crushed Garlic – 8-10 cloves
Salted butter – 100 gm
Garlic bread seasoning
Crushed Black Pepper – 1 tsp
Pizza cheese
Red chili flakes
Method:
Preheat your oven at 180ºC.
Mix Garlic,butter and 1 tsp seasoning in a bowl.
Cut the bread horizontally in two then vertically in 2 inch pieces.Apply butter mix then,sprinkle black pepper,chili flakes and seasoning.
Now top it with grated cheese.
Bake it till light golden brown and melted cheese.

 

Kolkata Style Vegetable Chop

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Potato – 2 medium
Beetroot – 2 medium
Capsicum – 2 medium
Peas – 1/2 cup
Beans – 5-6
Carrot – 2-3 medium
Cabbage – 1/2 cup
Green chilli – 5-6
Chopped Onion – 1 large
Chopped Tomato – 2-3 medium
Grated ginger – 2 tbsp
Bread crumbs – 2-3 cup
Besan – 1 cup
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1tsp
Chaat masala – 1 tsp
Black salt – 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste
Oil for deep frying

For Dry Masala
Whole cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Whole coriander seeds – 1 tsp
Whole black pepper – 1 tsp
Whole cardamom – 2
Whole clove – 3-4
Whole bay leaves – 2
Whole cinnamon stick – 2 inch

Method:
Dry roast all the ingredients for dry masala and grind them to a powder masala.Keep aside.

Peel and wash all the vegies and make a coarse paste with the help of chopper or food processer.(If you dont have any cut as small as you can).

Now heat some oil in a pan and saute onions till golden brown then add chopped tomato,turmeric powder,red chilli powder,chaat masala,salt,sugar cook for 5 minutes with little bit of water.Then add chopped vegetables stirr it in very well and cook till vegies cooked properly .Now add 1 tsp of dry masala and 5-6 tbsp breadcrumbs mix it well.Cook till it release oil.
Take it off from the flame and let it cool little bit.
Now add besan,water,salt,red chilli powder and chaat masala and make a thin paste out of it.

Heat oil in a kadhai for deep frying.
Now take some of the vegie mixture in your palm and give it your favourite shape then dip it into besan mix then coat it with breadcrumbs and repeat thi process again.
Make all the chops like this and deep fry them till golden brown.Take them out on tisue paper and sprinkle black salt over it.
Serve with your choice of salad and sauce.

Crispy Mayo Chilli Potatoes

DSC_1067Ingredients:
Baby potatoes – 200 gms(Parboiled)
Mayonnaise – 1 cup
Chilli garlic sauce – 1tsp
Toamato sauce – 1 tsp
Chopped onion – 1 medium
Chopped spring onions – 1/2 cup
Chilli flakes – 1-2 tsp

Method:
Lightly press the parboiled potatoes and shallow fry the potatoes and keep them on a tissue paper.
Now in a bowl add mayo,tomato sauce,chilli garlic sauce and give it a mix.Then add some chilli flakes,spring onion in this mixture.
Now arrange the fried potatoes on serving platter and pour the ready mayo sauce on it.Garnish it with all of the chilli flakes,spring onion,onion and serve.

 

Hot n Saucy lollipops

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Chicken Lollipops – 5-6
Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
Ginger-Garlic paste – 2 tbsp
Crushed black pepper – 1 tsp
Chilli- Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
Chopped Spring onion – 1 tbsp
Cornflour – 1 cup
Flour – 1/2 cup
Red chilli powder (Kashmiri) – 1 tsp
Salt
Oil

For the Sauce:
Finely chopped onion – 1/2 cup
Finely chopped garlic – 2-3 tbsp
Finely chopped ginger – 2-3 tbsp
Finely chopped spring onions – 1/2 cup
Finely chopped coriander and green chillies – 1/2 cup
Tomato sauce – 1/2 cup
Chilli garlic paste – 1-2 tbsp
Soya sauce – 1 tbsp
Vinegar – 1tbsp
Black pepper powder – 1-2 tsp
oil
sugar
salt

METHOD:
Marinade the lollipops with lemon juice,Crushed black pepper,salt,chilli-garlic paste,ginger- garlic paste and keep aside.

Take a bowl mix flour,cornflour,salt,chilli-garlic paste and make a thick mixture with the help of water.
Heat oil for deep frying.
Coat the lollipops with the flour mixture and fry then on a medium heat till lollipop cooked properly and golden brown .
Keep aside.
Take pan heat some oil add giner,garlic,onion and coriander mixture.Saute it till the raw smell gone then add all sauces,slat,sugar,pepper powder cook it for 5 minutes Add fried lollipops and spring onions mix it well cook for some minutes.
Serve hot.

Spicy Pepper Chicken

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INGREDIENTS:
Boneless chicken(Breast pc) – 2
Egg – 1
Capsicum – 1-2
Onion – 1-2
Whole green chilies – 5-6
Coarsely ground black pepper – 1-2 tbsp
Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
Finely chopped Ginger-Garlic – 1 tsp
Soy sauce – 2-3 tsp
lemon juice/Vinegar – 2-3 tbsp
Tomato sauce – 2-3 tbsp
Cornflour – 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Sugar – 1/2 tsp
Refined oil

METHOD:
Cut the chicken in 3 inch long and 1/2 inch thick pieces.Marinade it with 1 tsp of soy sauce,egg,cornflour,salt to taste,ginger-garlic paste,1/2 tsp black pepper and keep it aside for at-least an hour.
Now cut capsicum and onion in thin long slices.

Heat oil for shallow frying in a pan and fry the chicken pieces till it cooked perfectly and turn golden brown in color.(Fry the chicken on a medium high flame). Keep aside.

On another pan heat 2-3 tbsp of oil and add chopped ginger-garlic saute it till the raw smell gone now saute onion and whole green chilies with it,when onion become little soft add capsicum fry it till it cooked 75%.
Now add salt,sugar,soy sauce,tomato sauce,black pepper,1/2 tsp vinegar,toss it well.
Cook for more 10 minutes and serve hot.
- You can change the amounts of ingredients as per your taste.