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Chicken Tikka Pizza

I know I haven’t been practicing my cooking creative side much lately. But thats because of being sick and well had a driving theory test this Friday.. which btw, I cleared with flying colours alhamdulillah… so we had a little celebration at home. And, since it was a Friday.. I thought why not bake a pizza.. it had been a long time since we had one anyway.. So, I made this delicious (yes it was truly) thin crust pizza. Although I basically threw in every left over vegetable in the fridge (veggie shopping was looooong over due =p), it tasted absolutely juicy!


Here’s what I did;

1. Add about 1 tbsp of fast action dried yeast and a pinch of salt in 2 cups of plain flour. Mix, knead and wrap in cling foil. Set aside in a warm place for about an hour and a half.
2. Cut chicken in cubes or basically bone whatever piece of chicken you have. I did the latter. I only had cauliflower in my fridge to cut it in small pieces.
3. Now heat your frying pan with 2 tbsp of vegetable oil and add tomato puree of about 3-4 tomatoes or use a ready made tomato puree if available. It makes your life a lot easier.
4. Boil the chicken with Shaan chicken tikka masala until the water has dried. Mix this chicken and vegetables in tomato puree and cook for about 10 minutes on low heat.
5. Add salt or any other spice if needed.
6. I basically put the remaining water from chicken in the puree and cooked it until thick, so it gave it a little extra kick.
7. Make pizza base from the dough and cook in a preheated oven (150 degrees) for 5 minutes.
8. Now, put the puree, chicken, cherry tomatoes (cut in half) and cheese on the base and cook on 250 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.

p.s. I used mozzarella cheese balls this time instead of the grated dry cheese.. it definitely added a lot to the taste!!

Enjoy!

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Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil

Now this was my first dish with basil as a major ingredient and it tasted absolutely amazing!! I didn’t follow the recipe exactly. Kept it simple..

Here’s how I did it;

1. Boil the spaghetti.
2. Cut chicken cubes and cherry tomatoes in halves, chop basil leaves.
3. Fry chicken in ginger/garlic paste when firm, add cherry tomatoes and basil.
4. Pour some soya sauce, chilli garlic sauce, and ketchup.
5. Add spaghetti and mix.

Enjoy! =)

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/spaghettiwithcherryt_82393

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Singaprian Rice

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Thanks Neel =D

http://www.neelscorner.com/singaporean-rice-recipe/

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Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

My first try at choco textured chocolate chip cookies =D oh and yeah the little small ones are just little vanilla bites.. they’re super light and yummylicious!

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Here’s how I did it;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/chocolatechipcookies_72335

For the little vanillal bites, I separated some of the dough before adding the chocolate..

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Chocolate Cup Cakes

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Khatta Masala Aloo

The much awaited and desired khatta masala aloo….

Here’s how you do it…

Ingredients:

Baby potatoes 1kg
Tomatoes 3-4 medium
Wet Tamarind 150 gm
Oil 1/2 cup
Salt
Red Pepper
Coriander Powder

Method:

1. Boil baby potatoes and peel the skin off.
2. Chop tomatoes into small pieces and fry in oil until thick and pasty.
3. Soak tamarind in 1 cup of water and separate the seeds. Pour the mixture in tomatoes and cook.
4. Add salt, coriander powder, and red pepper.
5. Mix and cook until the paste turns brownish and bubbly.
6. Add potatoes and stir for 1 minute.
7. Cover with a lid and let cook on slow heat until the potatoes absorb the paste.

Enjoy! =)

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Stuffed Bells

A quick and accidental recipe =D

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Suji halwa

Suji halwa direct from the heart =p didn’t follow any damn recipe =D

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Here’s what I tried to follow but ended up doing it my own way

http://www.food-india.com/recipe/R001_025/R017.htm

What I did was I fried the sugar until turned brown caramel-y and then added semolina seeds and stirred away =)

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Lassan-ed at last

After months of longing and searching for hara lassan (garlic leaves) in London, I had been told by various shop/vegie keepers that “lassan to apko london main nahi milega”. I had given up in despair. Then this weekend I happened to goto Green Street wih hubby and I finally found it. There it was, in a freakishly yellow package with the name “Taj” company and I screamed “lassannnnnn”. So, we brought it home and had a delicious meal on Monday.

For those who don’t know how to cook this tasty and filling dish. Here is what you do;

Ingredients:
Garlic leaves
Bajri (I still don’t know the angraizi alternative) flour
Oil
Salt
Yogurt
Milk
Bringles

Method:

1. Make roti out of bajri flour and crush into tiny pieces.
2. Make small cuts on the bringles and lather in oil. Bake on a pan or oven unt soft and cooked.
3. Peel and mash the bringle. Mix salt, yogurt and milk. Make into a batter.
4. Chop the garlic leaves and put on the crushed roti.
5. Heat the oil and pour on the garlic.
6. Mix and serve with batter.

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Home made dark chocolate cookies

Another original from Mani’s kitchen..

Ingredients:

400 gm plain self rising flour
200 gm dark chocolate bar
75 gm butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs

Method:

1. Sift the flour and add 1/2 tsp baking powder if using plain flour. I used self rising so no need for baking powder.
2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
3. Melt the chocolate bar and add butter, sugar, and eggs. Mix well.
4. Add flour in the mixture and knead until dough like.
5. Divide the dough in equal portions and flatten them in whichever form you like.
6. Add topping of your choice =)
7. Cook for 15 minutes or until the top of the cookies is a bit hardened.

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