Month: January 2014

Stuffed Celery

Preparation time : 10 mins. + 30 mins. Refrigeration time | Serves 6 sticks This Stuffed Celery recipe is one of a healthy food can be served either as salad or as side dish. It is very healthy as it is prepared with low fat cottage cheese along with some nutritious ingredients. You may also add greek yogurt to the recipe to give some extra flavor. Ingredients: 8 oz cottage cheese 2 tsp lemon juice ½ tsp light soy sauce 1 tsp mustard paste 1 tsp crushed red pepper 2 tbsp chives (chopped) 1 garlic clove (crushed) 6 celery...

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Chettinad Chicken

Preparation time : 30 mins. | Serves 4 persons Chettinad Chicken is a famous food from South Indian cuisine. Its a bit spicy chicken recipe prepared with lots of whole red chilies but tastes great. It is usually served with boiled rice or traditional bread. Ingredients: 2 lb chicken (medium pieces) 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste Salt to taste ½ tsp turmeric powder 6 tbsp oil 2 cup onions (chopped) ¾ cup tomatoes (chopped) 1 tsp fennel 10-15 whole red chilies (chopped) 2 bay leaves 2 aniseed or star anise 1 tsp black peppercorns Procedure: 1. Marinate chicken with...

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Wasabi Mashed Potatoes

Preparation time : 15 mins. | Serves 1 medium bowl Wasabi Mashed Potatoes is another great recipe for mashed potatoes prepared with wasabi paste. The recipe is very easy to prepare and is best to serve with any fish recipe like fish steak, fish fillets or steam fish. Ingredients: 5 large potatoes (boiled and peeled) 5 tbsp butter ⅔ cup milk ¼ cup cream 1½ tbsp wasabi paste Salt to taste Black pepper to taste 3 tbsps pepperoni (chopped) Fresh dill (chopped) Spring onion (only green part thinly sliced) Procedure: 1. Using potato masher mash the potatoes finely in...

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Chicken Paella

Preparation time : 40 mins. (approx.) | Serves 2 persons This Chicken Paella is a complete healthy meal which contains all the necessary nutrients from grains to meat. You can make changes to the recipe by adding vegetables of your choice. Ingredients: For Chicken: 4 chicken legs 2 tbsp olive oil ¼ tsp paprika 2 cloves garlic (minced) 1 tsp soya sauce ¼ tsp salt For Paella: ½ cup smoked sausage (sliced diagonally) 1 large onion (thinly sliced) 2 cloves garlic (crushed) ½ tsp turmeric 1 cup short grain rice 1½ cup chicken stock 1 medium red capsicum (cut...

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Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Preparation time : 60 mins. (approx.) | Serves 4-6 persons Scalloped Potatoes Recipe is one of a kind of widespread potato casserole recipe. This recipe can be altered in variety of ways and you can also make potato gratin with this recipe by adding grated cheese or bread crumbs at the top. Ingredients: 3 large potatoes (cut into thick slices) 3 cup milk 4 tbsp cream 3 cloves garlic (finely chopped) 1 bay leaf Pinch of ground nutmeg Salt to taste Black pepper to taste 2 tbsp butter (softened) Procedure: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. In...

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Crepe Suzette Recipe

Preparation time : 30 mins. | Serves 4 crepes Crepe Suzette Recipe is one of a famous French dessert prepared with plain crepe and orange sauce called Suzette. The recipe is very simple and easy to prepare but tastes delicious. You may also serve it with scoop of vanilla ice cream. Ingredients: For Crepe: ½ cup plain flour 1 egg 1-1½ cup milk ¼ tsp salt 1 tsp orange zest For Suzette Sauce: 4 oz butter ¼ cup sugar or to taste 1 cup fresh orange juice 1 tbsp orange zest ½ cup whipped cream Procedure: 1. To prepare...

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Yakitori Recipe

Preparation time : 30 mins. | Serves 4 persons This Yakitori Recipe is taken from Japanese Cuisine and has bit spicy, sour and sweet taste because of its special sauce. The sauce is prepared with wasabi paste which has spicy flavor and when combine with soya sauce and brown sugar its flavor enhances and tastes delicious with the Yakitori. Ingredients: For Chicken: 1 lb boneless chicken cubes ¼ cup light soya sauce 1 tbsp fresh ginger (minced) ½ tbsp fresh garlic (minced) 1 tsp ground black pepper 1 tbsp brown sugar ¼ tsp salt or to taste For Sauce:...

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Malva Pudding Recipe

Preparation time : 45 mins. | Serves 4-6 persons Malva Pudding Recipe is a famous South African dessert. Its basically has a cake like texture rather than typical puddings. It is quite moist and tasty because of extra topping of sweet creamy sauce which enhances its flavor. Ingredients: 1½ cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder Pinch of salt 1 egg 1 cup caster sugar 1 tbsp apricot jam 1 tbsp butter (melted) 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 1 cup milk For Topping: 1 cup cream 1 cup sugar 4 tbsp butter ½ cup water...

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Creamy Vegetable Soup

Preparation time : 20 mins. | Serves 4 persons This Creamy Vegetable Soup Recipe is one of a quick soup recipe. You just need boiled vegetables, vegetable stock and few more ingredients and cook them. Delicious healthy vegetable soup is ready, you may serve it alone or with crackers. Ingredients: 12 french beans (finely chopped) 2-3 medium boiled carrots (peeled and diced) ½ cup green peas (boiled) 2 tbsp butter 2 tbsp flour 1 cup milk 1 cup vegetable stock Salt to taste ¼ tsp freshly grated black pepper Grated cheddar cheese for topping Procedure: 1. Heat butter in...

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Rotisserie Chicken Recipe

Preparation time : 2 hrs. + Marinating time | Serves 4-6 persons This Rotisserie Chicken Recipe is a wonderful recipe for any dinner party. You may marinate it for overnight and bake another day so that flavors are absorbed well in the chicken. Ingredients: 1 whole chicken (cleaned and dried using towel) 3 tsp brown sugar 2 tsp paprika 2 tsp salt 1 tsp onion powder ½ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp dried thyme leaves (rubbed) ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 medium onion (peeled and quartered) 4-6 garlic cloves 4-6 lemon slices 4 cloves 1 tbsp black...

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