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Chilli Baby Potato

This is a dish similar to chilli paneer or chilli chicken.Baby potatoes being the main ingredient here.Simple and easy to make dish,can be served as starter or with fried rice or noodles.

Ingredients :

15 Baby Potatoes boiled.

1 onion cut into cubes.

6 flakes Garlic,sliced.

3 tbsp Cornflour

1/2 tsp Baking powder

1 Capsicum chopped into pieces.

2 Green chilies slit lengthwise.

1 tbsp Soya sauce.

1 tsp Red chilli Sauce.

3 tbsp Oil.

Salt to taste .

Method :

Clean and cook potatoes in pressure cooker till 3 whistles.

Let cool,drain and pat dry.

Cut into 2,sprinkle cornflour,baking powder and salt on potatoes.

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a frying pan and fry potatoes  till crisp  from  both the sides.Remove on absorbant paper.keep aside.

Cut onion,capsicum in cubes.split open green chillies.

Slice Garlic.

Heat remaining oil in a pan,add garlic till it turns light brown.

Add green chilies, onion and capsicum.stir fry on high flame till cooked.

Add soya sauce and red chilli sauce,mix well.Add half a cup of water.

Add 1 tbsp Cornflour  dissolved in 1/2 cup water.

Mix well.Let it come to boil,lower the flame and add fried potatoes.

Mix well till all the potatoes are covered with the sauce.

Check for salt,add if required.

Remove in serving bowl and garnish with chopped  capsicum.

Happy Cooking !!!

Sameera

 

Cheesy Bread

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I had seen picures of this dish on some cooking site,long time back,since then was waiting to try my hand on it…it’s a market bought loaf made cheesy using loads of cheese…I have used Garlic loaf here,you can use any loaf, wheat,multi grain…any loaf of your choice.This chess bread can be served on its own ,also goes very well with soups  and pastas.

Ingredients :

1 Loaf Bread.

2 tbsp Butter Melted.

2 tbsp Garlic powder.

1/2 cup grated Mozarella  Cheese.

1 tsp Oregano dried.

Method:

Mix garlic powder,Oregano and melted butter together.keep it aside.

Grate cheesee and keep it aside.

Take loaf,Cut the loaf into two pieces.

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Using sharp knife make criss cross insersions in each portion.

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In each insersion,apply butter infused with garlic and Oregano.

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Stuff grated cheese in each and every incersion.

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Press the loaf together.

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Place on silver foil.

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wrap it completely.

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Preheat oven and bake the loaf at 180°C for 10 mins.

Remove and let col for 5 mins.

Open the foil.

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You have bread with cheese oozing out of it.

Repeat  the same process with other half piece of loaf.

Serve immediately.

Happy Cooking! ! !

Sameera.

Instant Garlic Bread Sticks.

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This is a perfect finger food, served with any kind of dip.These strips are crispy, buttery, herby and garlicky, all at one go.

Ingredients :

2 Pizza base or Pitta bread.

2 tbsp Butter.

1/2 tsp Mixed Herbs.

1/4 tsp Black Pepper powder.

1/4 tsp Chilli Flakes.

1 tsp Dried Garlic powder.

Method :

Mix all the spices and butter together. Keep aside.

Place the bread on a clean, dry surface cut it into strips,

Put the prepared topping on it and spread evenly.

Place the strips on greased baking tray and bake in a preheated oven at 200°c for 10 minutes.

Serve immediately with dip of your choice.

Happy Cooking !!!

Sameera

Vegetable Manchurian Fried Rice

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This is a one meal chinese dish.Easy and fast to make and yummy to taste.

For The Vegetable Balls:

3 cups finely chopped vegetables(cabbage,carrots,cauli flower)

3 to 4 clove of garlic

2 invh piece of Ginger.

2 tbsp cornflour

Salt and Black pepper powder to taste.

1 tsp Soya sauce.

oil for deep-frying

For The Sauce

1 tbsp Garlic (finely chopped)

2 tsp finely chopped Ginger.

2 tbsp chopped Spring onion greens.

1 tbsp chopped Capsicum.

1 cup Vegetable stock or water.

1 tbsp Soy sauce

1 tbsp Cornflour mixed with 1 cup of Water.

1  pinch of Sugar

2 tsp Oil.

Salt to taste

1 tbsp chopped Spring onion greens for garnishing.

For the Rice:

1 cup Long grain Rice.

2 tbsp Capsicum chopped in small cubes.

2 tbsp spring onion chopped finely.

2 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste

1 tbsp Soya sauce.

Salt and Pepper powder to taste.

Method :

For the vegetable balls:

In a food processor,chop together all the vegetables, ginger & garlic.

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Remove in bowl,add cornflour,soya sauce,salt and pepper mix well.

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Sprinkle little water if required.

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Shape spoonfuls of the mixture into small balls. If you find it difficult to form balls, sprinkle a little water to bind the mixture.

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Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown.

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Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.

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For the sauce :

Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan on a high flame. Add the garlic and ginger ,stir fry over a high flame for a few seconds.

Add chopped spring onions green and capsicum stir fry for a minute.

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Add the stock, soya sauce, cornflour paste, sugar and salt and simmer for a few minutes.

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Once the sauce thickens,add fried balls,simmer for 2 minutes.

Remove ina bowl and keep aside.

For the Rice :

Wash & soak rice for half an hour in 2cups of water.

Drain and keep aside.

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan,add rice and cook till 3/4 th done with 1 1/2 cup boiling water.

Once cooked,remove in a plate and spread with help of fork to avoid lumping.

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Heat oil in a big wok/pan.

Add ginger garlic paste,stir for 2 minutes,add spring oninons and chopped Capsicum,  stir on high flame for 2 mins.

Add soya sauce.Mix well.

Add cooked rice,salt and pepper.Mix well.

Stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes.

Remove in a serving bowl, make a well in betwen,add prepared manchurian gravy, garnish with chopped spring onion greens and serve hot.

Happy Cooking !!

Sameera.

Potato Wedges

 
Ingredients:
4 large Potatoes.
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder.
1/2 tsp Oregano.
1/2 tsp freshly grounded Pepper powder.
Salt to taste.
2 tbsp refined flour.
Oil for frying.
Method:
Clean and halve each potato, further cut each half into three pieces vertically.
Boil them in sufficient water for two minutes. Drain away the water.
Mix together pepper powder, red chilli powder,oregano and salt.
Take the potato wedges in a bowl, sprinkle the mixed masala and mix well.
Add refined flour and sprinkle a little water and mix.
Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep fry the wedges, a few at a time, till golden and crisp.
Drain on an absorbent paper.
Serve hot with tomato ketchup.
Happy Cooking !!!

Sameera