Sunday, July 17, 2005



I had a little party at my place yesterday I was to make fish as the starter but the good variety wasn’t available in the market, and just then I happened to remember this recipe. So chicken 65 it was. It looks good and serves as an excellent starter or side dish for a party. Go ahead and give it a shot .


Boneless chicken – 1kg
Corn flour –2 tablespoon
Salt –to taste
Pepper-to taste
Red color- 1 pinch (optional )
Soya sauce –I table spoon
Tomatos puree 200 gms
Green chilies 7-9 slit from the center and cut
Curry leaves- 2-3 sticks
Garlic –8-9 cloves peeled and cut into two pieces
Red chilies powder- to taste


1) Take the boneless chicken and add Soya sauce , salt ,pepper & red color to it .and marinate it for 15 mins .

2) Coat them slightly with corn flour don’t add too much cornflour .

3) Deep fry the pieces and keep them aside .

4) Take tomato puree in a vessel and cook over a medium flame .

5) Once the raw taste of tomato starts to reduce add salt, soy sauce, pepper, red chilly powder and the chicken pieces .

5) Allow it to cook till the pieces are thoroughly absorbed into the gravy and the tomato paste becomes a thick coating (10 min approx).

6)In a small pan take oil add the garlic cloves and green chillies and fry them for a minute then add the curry leaves .

7) Add this to the chicken and mix well.

8) Serve with rice or roti

Tuesday, July 12, 2005


EGG WEDGES - a microwave dish

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Its rainy season !!! time for some snacks . So here is a light snack that can also be eaten for breakfast - Egg wedges . These can only be prepared in a microwave so people with out one -sorry. I hope even the flexible veggies try this out since egg is the only non-veg ingredient used.

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1 tblsp oil
6 eggs –beat them lightly
2 tbsp butter
2 tsp cheese
2 tbsp coriander
2 tomatoes
1 capsicum
2 spring onions
2 green chilies deseeded and chopped
3 flakes garlic
salt –to taste
pepper – to taste

1) Use a shallow medium sized dish for this. Take oil in the dish and microwave high for about a minute

2) Then add tomatoes ,capsicum ,spring onions ,green chilies and garlic flakes and microwave medium for about 3 minutes .

3) Mix coriander leaves. Spread the vegetables nicely to cover the bottom. Next pour the beaten eggs into which salt and pepper have been added

4) Dribble melted butter and microwave for 5 min high uncovered.

5) Let it stand for 3-5 min then turn it upside down and sprinkle cheese over it.

6) Microwave for 2 more mins.

7) Cut into wedges and serve.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005



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Don’t be too surprised if you haven’t heard the name of this dish before it’s a hyderabadi dish that you won't regret learning how to cook . Basically shikampur is a Kheema (mince meat) cake filled with a simple stuffing of onion and yogurt . The best thing about it is that you can prepare it and keep and fry as per your convenience . So here is presenting shikampur .


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Mutton 1 kg
Kuskus 2 teaspoons
Chiranji 1 tea spoons
Garam masala powder 2 tea spoons
Turmeric powder –1 pinch
Red chili powder
Chana dal – 1 cup
Egg 1 (optional)
One big onion – finely chopped
Mint – finely chopped
Green chilies
Yogurt 2 cups


1)Divide the kneema into two parts in the ratio 1:5

2)Take larger portion of kheema in a pressure cooker add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder khus khus and ciranji . Add water and cook for 2-3 whistles.

3)Mean while boil the chana dal so that it becomes soft see to it that it doesn’t become too soft or watery .

4)Grind the cooked kheema , chana dal and the uncooked kheema . The moulinex attachment works just fine although my grandmother probably used a sil batta (if you know what that is ) for grinding

5)Add the garam masala and other spices if needed

6)Take yogurt in a muslin cloth to that add salt, green chillies chopped, , onion chopped, mint, and tie the end of the cloth and keep aside till all the water oozes from the yogurt and becomes dry. It you want you can skip the cloth part and just use yogurt that is with out any extra water.

5)Now take the keema mixture and fill it with the yogurt mixture and flatten them as shown in the picture.

6)Dip them in beaten egg if you feel its breaking . Take oil in a pan heat it and shallow fry them .

7)Garnish with onions and cucumber and serve with rice or as a snack.

Happy cooking

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