Month: December 2008

Fish Batter Recipe

Preparation time : 15 min + 1 hr marination time | Serve for 4 persons There is a vast variety of fish batter made which slightly differ in various cuisines. Every batter has its own unique taste which depends upon how much spices and flavor are added. When cooking seafood, specially fist, at home it is always better to pick only fresh fish from the market. Why I emphasis on using fresh fish is because all sea foods require fresh meat to avoid unpleasant smell after it has been cooked. The following recipe is one of my favorite fish batter recipes which is very easy to make and adds life to your meal.Ingredients: 1 kg fish fillets (make small pieces)1 cup plain flour1/2 cup graham flour1/2 cup corn flour2 tbspn lemon juiceSalt to taste1 tbspn red chili powder1/2 tbspn turmeric powder1 tbspn carom powder1 tbson chat masala or mix spice powder2 tbspn garlic paste1/2 tbspn baking soda1 eggwater as required CIA Masters Collection Tall Stoneware Crock with 7 Tools Paderno World Cuisine Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Fish and Figs: The World’s Healthiest Recipes from the Island of Crete (Hardcover) All-Clad Stainless Mixing Bowl Set Procedure: 1. Take a bowl and add all the spices, egg, flour and water (1 cup approx or as you need) to make a smooth paste. The density of batter should not too thin or...

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Hot and Sour Soup Recipe

Preparation time : 1 hr. | Serve for 6 persons Soups are very common item for any winter dinner as appetizer. When people share their low fat recipes, soups are impossible to omit. Soup diet is very essential when one is looking to loose extra weight. Above all a hot and healthy soup makes your dinner more pleasant. This recipe of hot and sour soup is one of those vegetarian recipes which originated from Chinese cuisine and has lots of vegetable nutrition due to the addition of various veggies. Combination with chicken and tomato ketchup makes this soup more delicious and hotIngredients: For Chicken Marination:1/2 kg boneless chicken (cut in thin julienne slices)1 tspn white pepper1 tbspn soya sauce1 tbspn white vinegar1/2 tspn salt1 tspn chinese salt1 tbspn cornflour For Soup:8 cups chicken stock1/2 cup tomato ketchup1 cup tomato paste2 tbspn soya sauce2 tbspn chili sauce2 tbspn white vinegarSalt to taste1/2 tbspn chinese salt1 tbspn white pepper1 tbspn sugarwater as required6 tbspn cornflour1 egg Vegetables:1 cup capsicum julienne1 cup carrot julienne1/2 cup peas1 cup spring onion (chopped only green part) Procedure:1. Marinate chicken in the spices mentioned for chicken marination and leave for 30 mins. [ Tip : set 30 mins time on your kitchen digital timer to get notified immediately]2. Mix all the spices and sauces of soup in a bowl except cornflour, water and chicken stock.3. Take...

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Homemade Buttermilk Substitute Recipe

Preparation time : 15mins This recipe is for making a substitute for buttermilk which is a light milk as it has low fat contents as compared to organic milk. Sometimes milk gets spoiled by getting exposed to air for long and we usually do not use milk in that form. But that form of milk is what we call buttermilk and it can be utilized in making sweet dishes like Halwa, khoya etc. Buttermilk is also used in many other recipes for example I use my homemade butter milk to make KFC like Cole slaw at home. Buttermilk has more or less the same milk nutrition. The use of buttermilk is common in many Pakistani and Indian cooking recipes. Ingredients:1 tbsp lemon juice or white vinegar1 cup milk All-Clad Stainless-Steel Saucier Nespresso Aeroccino Automatic Milk Frother Oster 6627 100-Watt Milkshake Drink Mixer, Chrome Froth Au Lait Froth ‘N Sauce Procedure:1. Put lemon juice or vinegar in a cup of milk and leave for at least 15mins in the room.2. After about 15min of time lumps will be formed in the milk .3. This is so called buttermilk. Blend the mixture if you want to make it...

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Lemon Cream Cake For Christmas

Preparation time : 1 hr. (approx.) | Serves 8 persons This is one of those lemon cakes that can be presented on Christmas Day and that is why I have put this lemon cream cake recipe here.This lemon cake requires no baking and is slightly different from other lemon pound cakes because of the fact that its sponge is prepared from different ingredients and when it is decorated with lemon filling and cream it looks more attractive and also tastes delicious. Another main point which should be kept in mind while doing baking is accurate measurement so it is suggested to use kitchen weigh scale for correct measurement of ingredients. Ingredients: 14 oz plain flour 1 tbspn baking powder 1 tspn salt 4 oz white sugar 4 oz cup vegetable oil 6 egg yolks 6 oz water 1 tbspn lemon zest 6 egg whites 1/2 tspn cream of tartar 6 oz white sugar 8 oz heavy whipping cream 20 oz lemon pie filling 6-8 slices lemon Wilton 53 Piece Supreme Cake Decorating Set Wilton Master Tip Set for professional cake decoration Revolving Cake Decorating Stand MIU Stainless-Steel 7-Piece Measuring Cup Set Procedure: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Take a bowl to mix all the dry ingredients like flour, baking powder, salt, and 4 ounce sugar. 3. Using electric beater make a smooth paste of oil, egg...

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French Fries

Preparation time (approx) : 30 mins | Serves 4 persons French fries are the most popular fast food item specially among children. Cooking french fries at home is real easy and simple but this recipe is special in the sense that these fries are as crispy as fries you order in a fast food restaurant. So make your own home fries when ever you desire. Ingredients: 4 Potato (Peel using potato peeler and cut into wedges) 1 tbspn corn flour 1 tspn salt Oil for deep frying MIU Multiple Size French Fry Cutter Hamilton Beach 35020 Cool Touch Deep Fryer Procedure: 1. Boil water and put potato pieces in it for 5-6 minutes then drain out water 2. Dry all the potato pieces completely. 3. In a covered plastic bowl add 3 tbspn corn flour and put all the potato in it and shake well after cover it. 4. Using drainer, take out the excess corn flour form the potato and put them in freezer for 15-20 minutes so that flour completely stick on it. 5. Heat the oil gently, put potato in it and fry for atleast 5 -7 minutes on high flame until the fries become crispy. Serving: Sprinkle salt on it and serve with chicken wings or KFC fried...

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Potato Nuggets Recipe

Preparation time (approx) : 35 mins | Serves 8-10 persons Potato nuggets are made from boiled mash potatoes with cabbage and mince meat. This potato nuggets recipe is one of those vegetable snacks which I prepare several times in a week as they are healthy and nutritious snacks. You can serve these nuggets with topping of alfredo sauce like we do for Llapingachos. Ingredients: 3 boiled potato ½ cup cabbage ½ cup boiled chicken Coriander leaves or parsley as required 3 green chilies 1 tspn black pepper 1 tspn white pepper 1 tspn salt ½ tspn hinese salt Bread crumbs...

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Cabbage Roll Recipe

Preparation time (approx) : 30 mins | Serves 10 persons Fried rolls are quite familiar snack for almost everyone and when looking for vegetable snacks, rolls are my ultimate choice . There are many varieties of rolls prepared these days some of which are bbq rolls, vegetable rolls, minced meat rolls etc. This Cabbage roll is one of the kind of vegetable rolls in which cabbage is used in more quantity than other veggies. Since most of the filling of roll is of cabbage so it is adviced to use a cabbage shredder for cutting cabbage evenly.These rolls are very healthy as they contain lot of vegetable nutrition and also have very low fat contents. It is also advised to only pick the best and fresh vegetable available when making any kind of vegetable roll.Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup cabbage (chopped)1 cup carrot (chopped)1 cup capsicum (chopped)1 cup spring onion (chopped)1 tspn white pepper1 tspn black pepper1 tspn salt½ tspn Chinese salt1 tspn chili sauce1 tspn soya sauce1 tspn Worcestershire sauce3 tbspn oilRoll strips as required Totally Bamboo Malibu Groove Vertical Grain Cutting Board The World’s Healthiest Foods, Essential Guide for the Healthiest Way of Eating (Paperback) Waechtersbach Fun Factory 3-Piece Hostess Set Procedure:Filling Preparation: 1. In deep pan heat oil add cabbage, carrot and capsicum in it and cook on medium high flame till all the vegetables become tender...

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Salty and Crispy Snack

Preparation time (approx) : 30 mins | Serves 4 persons This is is one of the most popular and common salty snacks prepared in Pakistan and India. It has very few ingredients and to make perfectly, the dough must be properly kneaded. To prepare this easy snack food at home just follow the exact instructions and you will notice that when when you make crumbs, they will be very soft and light yellow in color. This is usually a tea time snack and I undoubtedly put it in my list of quick and easy snacksIngredients: 2 cup plane flourSalt to taste4-6 tbspn butter (melted) or gheeOil for deep frying CHEFS Mesh Food Strainer Set Snack Foods Processing (Hardcover) T-Fal FF100100G 2.2-Pound Maxi-Fry Deep Fryer Procedure: 1. In a bowl mix well flour, salt and butter until the flour become so soft that if you take in hands and press then the flour will become dry dough like and feel very soft. (it takes 10 minutes)2. Now slowly add normal water in it to make dough. Make sure the dough is not so hard and not so soft.3. Make 4 or 5 pieces of dough. Take one piece and spread using wooden bread roller to give it very thin round shape.4. Using knife cut the dough in vertical columns (1/2 inch apart) and then cut diagonally (1/2 inches a part)...

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Doughnuts

Preparation time (approx.) : 40 mins | Serves 10 persons Generally the dough for any type of doughnut is same. They just differ in their toppings but here a slightly different recipe of doughnuts is shared. The dough for these doughnuts is prepared by using boiled mash potatoes, plain flour, butter and egg, hence they are quite soft. As shown in the doughnut picture that these donuts can also be served without any topping since it already has lot of sugar. To make these perfect donuts shape you can use donuts cutters or you can use any cutter for to make doughnut hole. Ingredients: 1 cup boiled and mashed potato 4-5 tbspn melted butter 1 egg ½ cup icing sugar (or to taste) 1 cup plane flour (or as required) 1 ½ tspn baking powder Oil for deep frying Sweet and Natural Baking: Sugar-free, Flavorful Recipes from Mani’s Bakery (Paperback) BlinQ Donut Maker The Donut Book (Paperback) Norpro Nonstick 6 Cavity Donut Pan Procedure: 1. Mix egg, butter, sugar, potato and baking powder using egg beater or blender. 2. Put the mixture in a bowl and add plane flour in it and make soft dough and leave for 30 minutes. 3. Divide dough in small pieces. Take one piece and spread using wooden roller (spread until dough becomes 1 cm thick). 4. Using dough cutter cut the dough in pieces. 5....

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Sandwich

Preparation time : 30 mins | Serves for 10-15 persons When looking for quick vegetable snacks, sandwiches are my ultimate choice. This sandwich recipe is a healthy one since it has lots of vegetable nutrition in it. In order to make a perfect sandwich filling you have to use fresh vegetables and only cut them when sandwiches are to be prepared and served. Due to less cooking time most of the nutrition of vegetables remain in the filling. These sandwiches would give better taste when toasted in the sandwich maker. Ingredients: 1 cup cabbage (chopped) 1 cup carrot (chopped) 1 cup capsicum (chopped) 1 cup spring onion (chopped) 1 tspn white pepper 1 tspn black pepper 1 tspn salt ½ tspn Chinese salt 1 tspn chili sauce 1 tspn soya sauce 1 tspn Worcestershire sauce 3 tbspn oil Cheddar cheese slices as required Bread Slices as required Butter as required Black & Decker G48TD Grill and Waffle Baker Cuisinart GR-1 Griddler Panini and Sandwich Press Reusable Fabric Sandwich and Snack Bags- Organic Cream (set of 5) Procedure: 1. Follow the procedure of Filling Preparation of Vegetable Roll (Click here for the recipe of Vegetable roll). 2. Take a bread slice, put 2 tblspn of vegetable filling over it, put a cheese slice and cover it with another bread slice. Similarly make other sandwiches. 3. Grease the sandwich maker with...

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