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Oodles Of Noodles

Indo-Chinese recipes rock !! Isn’t it 🙂 This one’s from my guru “Sanjeev Kapoor” A healthy dish loaded with veggies !! Absolutely amazing… I so loved making this and even eating 😉 This one’s a best way to make the fussy kids eat veggies.. An interesting recipe for their tiffin box too.. 🙂 So what are you waiting for, go ahead and try this.. 🙂

Ingredients

  • Noodles boiled : 200 grams
  • Spring onions : 2
  • French beans blanched 4-5
  • Capsicum : 2 small
  • Oil : 1 teaspoon
  • Corn kernels boiled : 1/2 cup
  • Soy sauce : 2 teaspoons
  • Tomato ketchup : 2 tablespoons
  • Sweet chilli sauce : 2 teaspoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Spring onion greens : 2 stalk
  • Bean sprouts : 1/4 cup
  • Purple cabbage (shredded) – 1/4 cup

Method

  • Diagonally slice spring onions and French beans. Cut the capsicums into strips.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add spring onions and sauté for a minute. Add French beans and sauté for a minute on high heat. Now add the shredded cabbage and continue to saute for 2 mins.
  • Add corn kernels, boiled noodles, capsicums, soy sauce, tomato ketchup, sweet chilli sauce and salt.
  • Toss and mix. Chop spring onion greens and add along with bean sprouts. Toss and mix well, Serve hot.
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Chilli Chicken With Gravy

Hello Foodies !! Well, Yes I know I have not posted anything since a while, But am gonna make up for all the lost days 😦 Its just that I got a new job and was really busy, so didn’t really have time to concentrate on my blog all the while, I will keep my blabber short today 😀 Here’s presenting my indo-chinese version of chilli chicken, This is my hubby’s most fav !! And I make it a point to cook this for him whenever he wishes to eat 🙂 Sweet wife ain’t I ? 😛

Here goes the recipe,

Ingredients:
  • Chicken-1/2 kg boneless
  • Onion-1 diced
  • Capsicum-1 diced
  • Ginger Garlic (minced) – I used 5 cloves of garlic and 1/2 inch ginger
  • Soya Sauce-2 tsp
  • Egg – 1
  • Tomato ketchup -2 tbsp
  • Oyster Sauce – 1 tsp (optional)
  • Cornflour-2 tbsp+1 tsp
  • Green Chilli-4 chopped
  • Vinegar-1 tbsp
  • Red chilli pdr-2 tsp
  • Oil- 1 tbsp + for frying
  • Salt to taste
Method:
  • Marinate the chicken with a tsp of soya sauce, half qty of ginger garlic and oyster sauce, along with 1 tbsp of cornflour, egg and chilli powder. Let is stand for 1 hour.
  • Now fry the chicken pieces till light golden and drain on an absorbent paper. Set aside.
  • For the gravy, Heat oil in pan, Stir fry the diced onions for a min, now add the minced ginger garlic, green chillies and toss well, Mix in all the remaining sauces except vinegar, and a little water to make a gravy. Check the salt.
  • Now add the fried chicken pieces and capsicum and let is simmer for about 3 mins.
  • Dissolve the remaining cornflour in water to make a slurry, and pour it into the gravy, simmer for 2 more mins until its thick, switch off the flame, add in the vinger, toss well and serve hot with fried rice or noodles !!!

 

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Bread Manchurian

“Bread Manchurian” Sounds quite different isn’t it 😉 Well my initial reaction was the same when I came across this recipe in my FB  food group “Amgele Randapakuda”. But trust me, the taste was so very delicious, I could hardly make out its bread once it was ready, This one’s a keeper recipe.. And am sure bread wont go in waste anymore 😉 Do give it a try, its absolutely gorgeous one 🙂

Recipe Credits : Prathima Bhandary

Ingredients 

  • Bread – 4 slices (I used brown bread)
  • Cornflour – 3 tbsp
  • Onions – 1 big or 2 medium  (Finely chopped)
  • Garlic cloves – 6 (Roughly chopped)
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece (chopped)
  • Green chilli -2 (chopped)
  • Tomato ketchup – 3tbsp
  • Soy sauce- 1 tbsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tbsp (You can increase this based on your spice level)
  • Coriander leaves- to garnish
  • Salt
  • Oil for frying

Method 

  • Cut the bread into cubes. Make a paste with cornflour,salt, chilli powder, ginger garlic paste and water.
  • Dip the bread cubes in cornflour batter and deep fry. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add onions and fry till translucent, next add the chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies and fry for another minute
  • Now And add the salt, Tomato ketchup, soy sauce and about 1/3 cup of water, Stir well and add fried bread pieces, Toss until the bread is properly coated in the sauce, Serve hot, garnishes with coriander leaves.
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Chilli Paneer With Gravy

Last night, We craved for some chinese food !! So I ended up making paneer 😛 Well I just need a reason to cook paneer 😉 This one’s a very simple and my version of chilli paneer.
You can follow the same version for mushroom and gobi as well, Tastes good 🙂 I always add oyster sauce while making chinese food because I love the zing that we get in food when we add the oyster sauce, However its optional and you can skip it if you dont want to, Makes no much difference in the taste 🙂
So here’s the recipe, Enjoy !!
Ingredients
  • 200 gms paneer/cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp corn flour/corn starch
For the sauce
  • Onions – 2 (diced)
  • Carrots – 1 (cut into round slices)
  • Ginger – 1/2 inch piece chopped finely
  • Garlic – 6 cloves (chopped finely)
  • Capsicum – 1 (diced)
  • Vinegar – 1/2 tbsp
  • Soy sauce – 1/2 tbsp
  • Oyster sauce – 1/2 tbsp (Optional, However I add it for the extra zing)
  • Green chillies – 3 chopped
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Sugar – 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper powder – 1/2 tbsp
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp corn flour dissolved in 2 tbsp water – for the corn flour paste
  • salt as required
  • Spring onion greens for garnish
Method
  • Add 2 tbsp of cornflour to the paneer and toss in a bowl.
  • Now fry the paneer pieces till golden brown and set aside.
For the sauce
  • heat olive oil, now add the diced onions and stir fry till they become transparent.
  • Add the ginger-garlic and stir fry till the raw smell disappears.
  • Now add the carrot and fry till it is slightly cooked.
  • Next, add the capsicum and green chilies and stir fry till the capsicum is half cooked.
  • Now add the soy sauce, vinegar and oyster sauce and give a quick toss.
  • Add 2 cups of water, salt, pepper powder and sugar and mix well.
  • Now, add cornflour paste. stir well and let the sauce thicken.
  • Lastly, add the fried paneer cubes and simmer them in the sauce for 1-2 minutes.
  • Garnish with spring onion greens and serve hot with fried rice.
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Chilli Paneer

Hello Foodies !! My first post of the year, And yeah !! Its paneer 😛 Had a sudden craving for paneer yesterday, and something in “Chinese style” was in my mind. Of course, Google Bhai came to a great help and I found this lovely recipe. I just altered it according to my taste, The dish was very restauranty kind 🙂 And we really enjoyed it. So here goes the recipe !! I hope you guys like it too 🙂
Ingredients:
  • Paneer : 200 gms (Diced)
  • Onion – 1 large sliced
  • Capsicum / Bell Pepper – 1 large sliced
  • Garlic -8 cloves chopped finely
  • Ginger – 2 inch piece chopped finely
  • Green Chilli – 3 (slitted)
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Tomato ketchup – 2 tbsp
  • Red Chilli Sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Green Chilli Sauce (I used jalapeno) – 1 tbsp
  • Oyster sauce – tbsp
  • Soy Sauce – 2 tsp
  • Vinegar – 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder – 2 tsp
  • Spring Onion greens – For garnish
 
For Frying:
  • All Purpose Flour / Maida – 3 tblspn
  • Corn Flour / Corn Starch – 6 tblspn
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar – 1/2 tsp
  • Soy Sauce – 1 tsp
  • Water as needed
  • Oil for frying
 
Method:
  • Heat oil in a pan. Take all the ingredients given for frying in a bowl, add in water and make it to slightly thin batter. Dip the paneer in the batter and fry till golden. Drain on a absorbent paper
  • Mix all the sauces in a bowl and set aside.
  • Now take about 1 tbsp of oil in a pan,  Saute the onions slightly till translucent.
  • Add the garlic and the ginger chopped and fry for a min more.
  • Now add the capsicum and roughly toss for like 30 sec (It should not be cooked fully)
  • Add in salt, pepper powder, sugar and mix well. Add the sauces mixture with half a cup of water and simmer for 2 mins.
  • Add the fried paneer and toss.
  • Garnish with spring onion greens

 Note : If you want to make it as a gravy, add a little more water. And add the cornflour (About 1tbsp mixed with water) to adjust the thickness of the sauce.

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Babycorn Chilli Fry

I was craving for some chinese food last night, But didn’t want it to be non veg as I had too much this week. Nope not paneer again, I need to watch my weight 😛 So the best thing was to pick some beautiful babycorn from the supermarket, and make something really quick outta it. I cant waste more time in kitchen after I come back from office 😦 It gets too tiring. Well, all working women would agree with me on this. Isn’t it ?

This one’s a quick and easy recipe, and super delicious too. Well to be frank am not really a babycorn fan, But after eating this, I have become one 😛 Best part was, My hubby loved it so much, and he says he wants to have it again sometime soon 🙂 Well that’s what matters the most to me 🙂

Here goes the recipe, I adapted it from Veg Recipes of India and altered slightly to my taste, Hope you guys enjoy it

Ingredients
  • 12-15 baby corn
  • ½ inch ginger/adrak, finely chopped
  • 2-3, green chilies, slit
  • 8 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 spring onion – Finely chopped (Reserve little greens for garnish)
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce (optional, However, I add it to give a extra zing to chinese items)
  • 1 tsp chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper as required
  • Oil for frying the baby corn
  • 1 tbsp oil
for the batter:
  • 5 tbsp all purpose flour/maida
  • 5 tbsp cornstarch/cornflour
  • water as required to make a thick paste
  • salt and pepper as required
Method
Preparing the batter:
  1. make a smooth paste with the cornflour, all purpose flour (maida), salt, pepper and water.
  2. rinse and dry the baby corn with kitchen towels.
  3. chop the baby corn if they are larger in size or keep them whole if they are smaller. (Mine were a long variety, So I cut one corn in 4 large pieces)
  4. heat oil in a frying pan.
  5. dip each baby corn piece in the batter and coat it well with the batter.
  6. pan fry the baby corn till the edges and sides are golden brown.
  7. Drain it on kitchen towels
Preparing the sauce:
  1. In another pan, heat about 1 tbsp oil.
  2. Add chopped onions and spring onions, ginger, garlic and slit green chilies.
  3. Stir fry on a medium flame till the onions have become translucent.
  4. Add the soy sauce, oyster sauce, tomato sauce and chili sauce, and stir well.
  5. Now sprinkle black pepper powder, salt and sugar. Add 2 tbsp water and stir.
  6. Add the fried baby corn,  stir well.
  7. Lastly add the apple cider or white vinegar and stir again.
  8. Check the seasonings and add salt, pepper or soy sauce if required.
  9. Serve the baby corn garnished with some spring onions greens, as a starter or with fried rice

 

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Honeyed Sesame Toasted Chilli Paneer

Ingredients

  • Paneer (cottage cheese),1 inch cubes : 400 grams
  • Honey : 1/2 tablespoon
  • Sesame seeds (til),toasted : 2 teaspoons
  • Cornflour/ corn starch : 3 tablespoons
  • Soy sauce : 1 tablespoon
  • Oil + to deep fry : 2 tablespoons
  • Ginger,chopped : 2 inch piece
  • Garlic,chopped : 7-8 cloves
  • Red chilli paste : 2 tablespoons
  • Ajinomoto : a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Spring onion greens,chopped : 2 stalks

Method

  • Mix one-tablespoon cornflour and one tablespoon soy sauce and roll the paneer cubes in it. Heat sufficient oil in a wok and deep fry till golden. Drain and place on an absorbent paper.
  • Heat two tablespoons of oil in another wok. Add ginger and garlic and sauté for about half a minute. Add red chilli paste, ajinomoto and salt. Add one and a half cups of water and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Add rest of the cornflour dissolved in half a cup of water and cook till the sauce thickens. Add fried paneer pieces and honey. Stir lightly.  Garnish with lightly toasted sesame seeds and serve hot.
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Pepper Chicken

Hello All, I know its been quite a long time since I actually posted something, But no much excuses on that, Office and work got the better of me 😦 Well, I promise to remain loyal to my blogging now 😀

Here’s an easy peasy recipe on Pepper chicken, Which will be ready in minutes and tasty too 😉 No much of ingredients required, just the usual one’s from your kitchen shelf, So here we go,

Ingredients

  • Chicken breast : 500 gms
  • Ginger-garlic paste : 1 tbsp
  • Green chillies : 2 (Slit)
  • Soya sauce : 2 tsp
  • Ground peppercorns : 2 tbsp (You may add more if you want the more peppery taste)
  • Onion (Sliced) : 1 medium
  • Cornflour : 1 tbsp (Dissolved in water), optional (Only needed if you want to make the dish more saucy)
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Cut the chicken into 1 inch pieces, marinate with ginger-garlic paste and 1 tsp of pepper and set aside for an hour
  • Heat oil in a pan, fry onions until they appear transparent
  • Add the marinated chicken, and a little water to avoid scorching, when the chicken is half done sprinkle the crush black pepper generously and continue to cook till done,
  • Add soya sauce and toss again, Check the seasonings and salt
  • Now add the cornflour dissolved in water, and cook on a low heat until the sauce coats the chicken pieces, Serve hot
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Vegetable Hakka Noodles

Quick and easy, nutritious and tasty.. loaded with veggies.. Here’s hakka noodles for you 😉

Ingredients

Noodles : 400 grams
Extra virgin olive Oil : 6 tablespoons
Onion ,sliced : 1 medium
Carrot,cut into thin strips : 1 medium
Green capsicum,cut into thin strips : 1 medium
Button mushrooms, sliced : 6
Garlic cloves, crushed : 5
Soya sauce : 1 tablespoon
Salt : to taste
Pepper powder : 1/4 teaspoon
Bean sprouts : 1 cup

Method

  • Boil noodles in sufficient water. Drain and cool.
  • Heat oil in a wok, add onion and crushed garlic cloves and stir-fry for two minutes. Add carrot,mushrooms, capsicum and stir-fry for two minutes, stirring and tossing continuously.
  • Add noodles, soy sauce, salt to taste and white pepper powder and cook on high heat for a couple of minutes or until the noodles are heated through, tossing continuously. Add bean sprouts, mix well and serve hot.

Note : I used fresh egg noodles, Hence the yellow color.

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Peppery Mushrooms

Ingredients

Button mushrooms : 200gms
Onion : 1 medium (chopped)
Ginger : 1 inch piece
Garlic : 5-6 cloves
Green chillies : 4
Butter : 1tbsp
Pepper powder : As per taste
Soya sauce : 1tbsp
Chilli powder : 2tsp
Cornflour : 1tbsp (dissolved in water)
Salt to taste

Method

Make a paste of ginger-garlic-green chillies and keep aside.

In a non-stick pan, heat butter, add the onions and saute till translucent.
Add the ginger-garlic-green chillies paste and saute till fragrant.
Add mushrooms, salt, chilli powder, pepper powder and continue to saute for 5-6min, Add soya sauce and corn-flour and simmer for 2min till the sauce coats the mushroom pieces. Serve hot.

Suggestion : Crushed peppercorns gives a more clearer taste.

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