November 29, 2014

Frittata


Ingredients :

  1. Eggs - 6 nos
  2. Sausages - 5 nos
  3. Chicken ham - 1
  4. Onions - 1 no
  5. Red bell pepper - 1/4 th
  6. Olive oil 
  7. Butter - 3 tbsp
  8. Potato - 1 no
  9. Green chillies - 2 no
  10. Mushrooms - 1 cup 

Method :

1.   Slice up sausages, ham, red bell pepper and chillis. 

2.  Heat olive oil and butter. Add onions and saute them. Then add small chopped peices of potatoes. 

3.   Add the sausages, ham, chillies, bell peppers and diced mushrooms. Cook for few minutes.

4.   Add salt and pepper and keep them aside.

5.   In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs with some salt and pepper. Make the batter fluffy/frothy.

6.   In another bowl, add butter and put the sausage mixture in it. 

7.   Add the eggs and put them in the oven for 5-7 minutes at 170-180 degree.


Serve the frittata in a plate. Garnish with coriander and sprouts and serve.

Source :  NDTV

November 21, 2014

Chocolate fudge cake (Barbie girl cake)

Rich and dreamy, this chocolate cake has added depth of flavour from muscovado sugar and thick yoghurt.  


Ingredients :

  1. Unsalted butter - 175 g
  2. Plain chocolate (semisweet) - 115 g
  3. Light muscovado (brown) sugar - 1 cup
  4. Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
  5. Eggs, beaten - 3 nos
  6. Yoghurt - 150 ml
  7. Self raising flour - 150 g
  8. Fondant for decorating & covering the cake

Whipped cream frosting :
  1. 3 cups heavy or whipping cream
  2. 5 Tbs. granulated sugar
  3. 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 
Whisk together until stiff peaks.



Method :

1.   Preheat the oven to 190 C.  Grease and line up the baking pan with parchment paper.  

2.   Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water.

3.   Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy.

4.   Beat in the vanilla extract, then gradually beat in the egg in small quantities, beating well after each addition.

5.   Stir in the melted chocolate and yoghurt.  Sift the flour over the mixture, then fold in gently with a large metal spoon.

6.   Divide the mixture between the tins.  Bake for 25 - 30 mins or until the cakes are firm to the touch.

7.   Leave to stand for 5 mins, then turn out on to a wire rack to go cold.  Remove the lining paper.

8.   Frost the cake with the whipped cream frosting & decorate it with the fondant.


Happy baking :)

November 14, 2014

Rack of Lamb


The lamb is so tender that it lends itself perfectly to this quick and simple cooking method.  The two marinades used in this recipe give a subtle flavour that manages not to overwhelm the quality of the meat.  

Ingredients :

  1. 2 racks of lamb, cut in half
  2. Oil - 1 tbsp
For the first marinade :
  1. Ginger paste - 1 tbsp
  2. Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  3. Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  4. Salt - 1 tsp
  5. Juice of 1 lemon
  6. Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
For the second marinade :
  1. Fried cashew paste - 1 tbsp
  2. Fried onion paste - 2 tbsp
  3. Yoghurt - 2 tbsp

Method :

1.   If the rack haven't already been prepared, trim off the skin and fat, leaving just a thin layer of fat on the meat.  Mix together all the ingredients for the first marinade, rub them over the lamb and set aside for 30 mins.   Then mix together the ingredients for the second marinade and apply to the racks.  Leave for another 15 mins.

2.   In a heavy bottomed pan, heat the oil and sear the lamb racks over a high heat until browned all over.  Transfer to a roasting tin and place in an oven preheated to 200 C.  Roast for 10-15 mins, depending on how well done you like your meat, then remove from the oven and leave to rest in a warm place for 5 mins.


Serve with your favourite sauce.

November 11, 2014

Butter Chicken


Ingredients :
  1. Boneless chicken -  1 kg
  2. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  3. Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Oil - 1 tbsp
  6. Cumin seeds  - 1 tsp
  7. Onion - 2 nos
  8. Tomatoes -  3 nos
  9. Cashew nuts - 10 nos
  10. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  11. Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  12. Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  13. Kasturi methi - 1 tbsp
  14. Green chillies - 2 nos (optional)
  15. Cream - 2 tbsp
  16. Salt to taste
  17. Tomato ketchup - 1 tbsp

Method :

1.   Mix together the chicken pieces, ginger garlic paste, chilly powder and salt to taste.  Shallow fry them in the heavy bottomed pan.  Keep aside.

2.   In the same pan, add oil and cumin seeds.  Add chopped onions, ginger garlic paste, cashew nuts, chilly powder, coriander powder, kasturi methi, green chillies and chopped tomatoes.  Cook till done.  
Cool completely and grind them to smooth paste.

3.   Heat butter in the same pan, add the grounded paste.  Bring it to boil and add fried chicken pieces & cook for 5 mins.  Add cream and salt to taste.


Serve with naan.
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