Sunday, 7 April 2013

Chicken cutlet



I am so happy to share this recipe because this is my “signature dish”…Chicken cutlet it is!!!!!!  I started my cooking experiments by preparing different cutlets…I used to give demo preparations  for our family friends…I am so confident of this one and you give me anything whether it is vegetable, fish or meat, I will make culet out of it!!! So here I present my favorite chicken cutlet recipe….

Ingredients :

Minced chicken    - 1 cup
Onions(chopped)   - 1 cup

Ginger (chopped)   - 2tsp
Two Green chilli (chopped)

Red chilli powder  - 1tsp

Salt                           -  2tsp
Mashed potato       3cups

Bread crumbs      - 1cup

Eggs                     - 2

Method:

1.       Mix mashed potato, chopped onions, green chillies, ginger ,salt and chillipowder.

2.       Add minced chicken with potato mixture.

3.       Take small portions and make in to cutlet shape.

4.       Dip this in beated egg and cover with bread crumbs.

5.       Heat oil in a pan and deep fry cutlets.

Note :  Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with suitable dip

 

 

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Homemade Gooseberry wine

 
 
I grew up watching my Mom preparing grape or gooseberry wine for Christmas...She used to plan atleast 4 months before and did the fermentation properly...Me n brother used to wait for the "wine opening day"...Recollecting all those childhood memory, this year i wanted to have gooseberry wine on Easter...Unlike my Mom , i got this plan just 3weeks before...I didnt have much time , still i wanted to give a try...Gooseberries are good candidates for wine because we get a stronger wine in short period:) Usually wine is prepared in large clay pots called "Bharani" But i dont have it right now..So i prepared wine in normal glass and plastic jars...
Gooseberry wine was the star in my Easter lunch:)
 
Check out my "fast wine recipe"...
 
Ingredients  :
 
Gooseberries       - 1kg
Sugar                  - 1kg
Yeast                  -  1tsp
Water                  8cups
 
 
Method :
 
1. Wash gooseberries n wipe with  a clean cloth.
2. Put them in to a jar (glass or plastic ) .
3. Boil water and after cooling it to room temperature, half fill the jars.
4. Add half of sugar directly in to jars.
5. Heat a pan and melt rest of the sugar n turn them brown in color.Add 2tsp water. Pour this in to jars.
6.Add 1tsp of yeast in to jar and give a good shake.Close the jar tightly n dont open for the next 3days.After that gently open and release carbon dioxide..Repeat this often n finally take it out after 3 weeks and strain out the gooseberries and collect the tasty wine:)
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Pesaha Appam or Passover Unleavened Bread

 
This year i wanted to prepare "Pesaha Appam" for the very first time in my life..This is commonly prepared by Syrian christain community of Kerala only on Maunty thursday...Head of the family prays , cuts the appam and share it to all the family members...Being a marthomite, i never had a chance to experience this tradition..But this time i didnt want to miss this:) Actually Pesaha appam is also called "Indri Appam" and i had told Hubby that this year i am going to make it...He got that name and kept on reminded me about "Indri Appam"...Finally i made it...yuppiee:)


Ingredients  :

Rice flour   -  1 cup
Urad dal     - 1tsp
Shreded Coconut   - 1/2 cup
Garlic pods      - 3
Cumin seeds   - 1tsp
Salt
Water 

Method :

1. Mix rice flour with water (1cup) , add a pinch of salt also. Keep this aside.
2. Grind soaked urad dal with shreded coconut, garlic pods and cumin seeds..
3. Add this mixture into rice flour mix and make it like an idli batter.
5. Pour this batter in to a greased pan and steam cook for 15mint.