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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Kids chicken nuggets salad


Ingredients:
fried chicken nuggets - 4
tomato  - few slices
cucumber - few slices
lettuce chopped , cabbage chopped, carrot chopped,olives chopped and frozen sweet corn ( each 2 tbsp)
lime juice - 2  tsp
salt & pepper to taste.


Directions:
In a bowl combine all the chopped veggies then  add lime juice,
salt and pepper to taste.Toss well. Keep aside.
Thinly slice the fried chicken nuggets and mix with the tossed veggies. Now chicken nuggets salad is ready.
Serve the  salad in a plate garnish with sliced cucumber and tomatoes.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Yogurt Sauce

 Ingredients:
thick yogurt - 1 cup
finely chopped cucumber - 1
finely chopped - 2 garlic cloves
finely chopped - 1-2 green chilli
chopped coriander leaves - 1- 2 tbsp
roasted coriander & roasted cumin powder - each  half tsp
lime juice - 1-2 tsp (optional)
olive oil - 1 tbsp
sumac -  2  pinch
salt - to taste.

Steps to follow:

 Chop the cucumber( remove skin),chilli,garlic cloves and coriander leaves.
 Transfer all the ingredients to a bowl.
 Mix well.

Sprinkle some sumac  and serve with kubus (pita bread), grilled or barbecue chicken,fish etc or with briyani or fried rice.Enjoy !

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Carrot beans poriyal / Carrot beans thuvaran / Carrot beans stir fry

 Ingredients:
Carrot & beans - 1/4 kg
onion -1
oil - 1 tbsp
mustard & urad dal - 1 tsp
curry leaves - few
salt - to taste.

to coarsely grind :
green chilli - 2
jeera powder - 1/2  tsp
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
grated coconut - 3 tbsp.

Steps to follow:
Wash, remove skin and cut the carrot and beans into small size and keep aside.
 Coarsely grind the above mentioned ingredients
 and keep aside.

 Heat oil in a vessel add mustard & urad dal,  when mustard cracks add curry leaves and chopped onion, stir well.
 Add carrot and beams and again stir well and add salt to taste, Sprinkle little water and cook in low flame till soft. Close with lid.

 Low  the flame for one  to two minutes.
Close and cook till the raw smell goes.

Delicious carrot beans poriyal/ thuvaran  is ready to serve.Serve with plain rice,  sambar or any kuzhambu  variety and pappad.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Crispy Chicken Drumstick / கிரிஸ்பி சிக்கன் ட்ரம்ஸ்டிக்

Ingredients:
To marinate:
chicken leg pieces - 1 kg
chilli powder - 1-2 tsp
ginger garlic paste - 2tsp
garam masala - 1/2 tsp
thick yogurt - 2 tsp
lime juice - 1 tbsp
egg - 1
salt - to taste.
oil - to fry.

for coating mix:
plain flour - 4 tbsp
cornflour - 2 tbsp
ready made hot & spicy bread crumbs -2 tbsp
(if not available, to make this 2 tbsp bread crumbs + 1/2 tsp chilli flakes)


Steps to follow:
Remove the skin, slit, wash  thoroughly and drain the chicken leg pieces.
Marinate with above ingredients mentioned except oil.
Dip the marinated chicken pieces in the coating mix and keep aside.
 Refrigerate for an hour.

 Heat enough oil in a kadai,  fry till crisp and golden brown.
Drain and serve immediately with tomato sauce or garlic sauce.
Yummy crispy chicken drumstick is ready to serve.Enjoy!