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Crunchy Chicken Fry

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Preparation time : 30 mins

Cooking time: 30 mins

Serves: 5 to 6

INGREDIENTS:

For Marination:

  • Chicken : 3/4 kg
  • Ginger garlic paste: 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder: 1 tbsp
  • Pepper powder: 1 tbsp
  • Chicken masala: 1 tbsp
  • Soya sauce: 1 tsp
  • Red chilli sauce: 1 tsp
  • Salt: for taste

For coating :

  • Refined flour: 1 cup
  • Corn flour : 1 cup
  • Eggs: 2
  • Bread crumbs: 1 cup
  • Red chilli powder: 1 tsp
  • Salt: for taste
  • Oil: for deep frying

PREPARATION:

  • Combine all the ingredients given under marination list.Keep it for 15 mins.
  • First coat the chicken pieces one by one in corn flour, dip in egg , drench in maida mix (refined flour, salt, chilli powder) and finally roll in bread crumbs.
  • Keep it in refrigerator for 15 mins.
  • Deep fry it and serve with any sauce or dip.

Honey Glazed Chicken

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This is Indo chineese recepie i made with a little innovation. A perfect blend of sweetness and spicyness makes this dish yummy.

Preparation time : 15 mins

Cooking time: 30 mins

Serves: 3

INGREDIENTS:

  • boneless chicken: 1/4 kg
  • Bell pepper: 1 cubed
  • White onion: 1 cubed
  • Corn flour: 2 tbsp
  • Eggs: 1 beatenĀ 
  • Refined flour: 2 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste: 1 tsp
  • Garlic cloves: 5 to 6 chopped
  • Soya sauce: 1 tbsp
  • Sweet chilli sauce: 1 tbsp
  • Tomato sauce: 1 tbsp
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: 1 tsp
  • Honey: 1 tbsp
  • Pepper powder: 2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder: 2 tsp
  • Salt : for taste
  • Vegetable oil / olive oil

MARINATION:

  • Mix together chicken, pepper powder, chilli powder, salt, ginger garlic paste, soya sauce and chilli sauce.
  • Marinate for 15 to 20 mins.

PREPARATION:

  • Heat oil for deep frying.
  • Coat chicken pieces first in corn flour, dip in beaten egg mix and coat in maida mix ( add salt pepper powder and chilli powder to maida ) .
  • Deep fry the chicken pieces.
  • Drain the oil and keep aside.
  • In a wok add little oil , add garlic cloves and saute.
  • Add onion and saute till it beacomes translucent followed by bell peppers.
  • Saute well , add salt and pepper powder.
  • Add soya sauce, sweet chilli sauce and tomato sauce; mix well.
  • Mix together honey and apple cider vinegar; add it to the wok.
  • Mix 1 tbsp corn flour in 1/4 cup of water and add it to the preparation.
  • Cook for 2 minutes and add fried chicken pieces and mix well.
  • Garnish with chopped spring onion leaves and sesame seeds.

Fish pakora

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Preparation time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins

Serves: 3 to 4

INGREDIENTS:

  • Fish : 2 ( I used pomfret)
  • Besan/ gram flour: 1/ 2 cup
  • Ginger garlic paste: 1 tbsp
  • Chilli powder: 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1/ 4 tsp
  • Pepper powder: 2 tsp
  • Soya sauce: 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli sauce: 1 tbsp
  • Salt : for taste
  • Oil : for frying

PREPARATION:

  • Cook fish along with salt, pepper powder, turmeric powder and water. Boil it till 3 whistles.
  • Drain and keep aside the fish for cooling.
  • Prepare batter using besan, all dry spice powders , chilli sauce, soya sauce, ginger garlic paste and water.
  • The batter should be of little thick consistency.
  • Remove the skin from fish and make small pieces of it and mix it into the prepared batter.
  • Keep it for 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a wok and add dumplings of batter into oil.
  • Deep fry it till golden brown.
  • Serve with coriander chutney or tomato ketchup.

Cheese corn balls

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Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 20 mins

Serves: 4 to 5

INGREDIENTS:

  • Corn kernels : 1 big bowl
  • Potatoes: 2 boiled
  • All purpose flour/maida: 2 tbsp
  • Mozarella cheese : 1 cup grated
  • Coriander leaves : 1tbsp finely chopped
  • Green chillies : 1 finely chopped
  • Butter: 1tbsp
  • Milk: 1cup
  • Salt: for taste
  • Corn flour: 2tbsp
  • Oil: for deep frying

PREPARATION:

  • Boil corn kernels, drain and keep aside.
  • Boil and mash potatoes.
  • Heat butter in a pan, add maida and milk and stir continously till it thickens.
  • Turn off the flame and add corn kernels,mashed potatoes,coriander leaves ,green chillies ,cheese and salt.
  • Mix well and make small round dumplings.
  • Roll it over corn flour and deep fry it.
  • Serve hot with ketchup or mint chutney.

Corn Mayo Tarts

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Preparation time : 15 mins

Serves : 8 to 10

This is a very easy to prepare recepie. This can be made quickly for evening snack or any kids party.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Tarts: 1 packet
  • Mayonaise : 1 big bowl
  • Cabbage :finely chopped 1 medium size bowl
  • Carrot: finely chopped 1 medium size bowl
  • Corn kernels : boiled 1 bowl

PREPARATION:

  • Mix together all ingredients in a bowl.
  • Arrange tart in a tray and fill it with mayo mix.

Mysore Bhajji

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Preparation time : 5 mins

Cooking time : 10 mins

Serves : 4

INGREDIENTS :

  • Maida : 1 cup
  • Rice flour : 2 tbsp
  • Curd: 1 tbsp
  • Chilli powder: 1 tsp
  • Baking soda : 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies chopped : 1
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped : 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp
  • Salt : for taste
  • Oil : for deep frying

PREPARATION:

  • Mix all the above ingredients together except oil.
  • Add little water if needed.
  • The consistency should be thick .
  • Heat oil in a wok.
  • Take small dumplings of batter in hand and drop it into oil.
  • Deep fry it.

PANEER CHILLI

PhotoGrid_1479617083686.pngpreparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time:15 to 20 mins

Serves – 3 to 4

Ingredients:

  • Paneer/cottage cheese – 1 bowl (vertical cubed)
  • Onions- 1 large finely sliced
  • Capsicum- 2 verticaly sliced
  • Green chillies – 2
  • Garlic – 1/4 cup finely chopped
  • Corn flour -1/2 cup
  • Salt- for taste
  • Black pepper powder-1 tbsp
  • Soya sauce-2 tbsp
  • Tomato sauce-2 tbsp
  • Red chilli sauce- 2tbsp
  • Vegetable oil

Preparation:

  • In a bowl make a batter adding together corn flour,salt,soya sauce,red chilli sauce,little salt and water.
  • Heat oil in a wok.Dip the paneer cubes in prepared batter.Deep fry until golden brown and keep it aside.
  • In another wok add little oil, garlic and saute for a minute.
  • Add onion and saute until the onion turns translucent.
  • Add capsicum n saute for 2 to 3 mins.
  • Add salt and black pepper powder, mix well.
  • Add soya sauce,tomato sauce ,red chilli sauce ;1 tbsp each.Mix well.
  • Now add the deep fried paneer cubes to this and mix.
  • Add little water to the remaining batter and add it to this .
  • Cook for a minute.
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