April 28, 2017

Crispy Cauliflower Florets !!

Crispy cauliflower florets is a very easy and simple snack.  Cauliflower stays crispy for longer time because of the cornflour.  It taste simply delicious & I love munching them with tea....

Ingredients :

  1. 1 large cauliflower, cut into florets 
  2. Oil for frying
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Chilly powder - 2 tsp 
  5. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  6. Cornflour - 2/3 cup
  7. Gram flour (Besan) - 1/4 cup

Method :

1.  Wash and clean the cauliflower florets in hot water.  Alternatively,  dip the cauliflower in the hot water for few mins and pat dry them completely.

2.   Meanwhile heat the oil over medium heat.

3.   Mix together cauliflower florets, ginger garlic paste, salt, chilly powder, cornflour, gram flour and sprinkle some water, if required.  Mix well for even coating.

4.  Fry them in oil till golden brown and drain excess oil in a kitchen towel.  

Serve them hot !!!

April 26, 2017

Pakistani Seekh Kebabs !!

Seekh Kebabs means kebab on skewer is traditionally made over coals.  Minced meat is marinated in freshly grounded spices and grilled to perfection.  Try this recipe and serve them with fresh mint raita or chutneys.  

Ingredients :

  1. Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
  2. Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  3. Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  4. Salt to taste
  5. A handful of fresh coriander 
  6. Onion - 2 nos
  7. 2 inch Ginger piece
  8. Green chillies - 4 nos
  9. Minced Lamb - 500 gms
  10. Lemon juice

Method :

1.  Dry roast the cumin seeds and coriander seeds.  Grind them coarsely.  Keep aside.

2.  In a food processor, blend together onion, ginger, green chillies, fresh coriander leaves, red chilly powder, salt, grounded cumin and coriander powder and minced lamb to a fine consistency.  Marinate the mixture of one hour.

3.  Preheat the oven to 240 C. 

4.  Divide the mixture into equal portions.  Pat the mince mixture with moist hands onto skewers and shape into kebabs.  Brush some oil over the kebabs.

5.   Cook the kebabs in the oven till done (It took 20 mins for me ).  Sprinkle some lemon juice and serve hot. 

Serve with raita.
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