Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Babycorn Manchurian


20 babycorn cut into bite size pieces

For Marination
1 tsp red chilli paste
1 tsp soya sauce
1 tsp spring onions
1 tsp cornflour
1/2 tsp maida
salt to taste

For the dry /gravy 
5-6 cloves of garlic minced
3 green chilli sliced
2 tbsp finely chopped spring onion whites
2 tbsp finely chopped spring onion greens
1 tbsp chopped coriander
1 tsp soya sauce
1 tsp tomato ketchup
1/2 tsp vinegar
1/4 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp cornflour mixed in 2 tsp water 
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil+ oil for shallow frying


  • Marinate the babycorn listed under "marinade" for 30 min
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a nonstick pan and fry the babycorns till crisp and tender and then keep it aside

For the gravy

  • Heat oil in the pan, add garlic, green chilli,spring onion(white part) and fry for few seconds
  • Add soya sauce,ketchup,sugar,corainder leaves and mix well
  • Add the babycorn and toss well   and then add little water cornflour paste and mix well 
  • lastly add vinegar,salt if required and mix well
  • garnish it with spring onion greens and then serve hot 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Carrot & Olive Muffin Sandwich


2-3 english muffins slit ( or you can use mini burger buns too)
1-2 grated carrots
5-6 raisins
few pickled jalepeno
4 olives sliced
1 tbsp Mayonnaise
2 tsp cream
1/4 cup boiled corn
few lettuce leaf
salt to taste
freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Mix all the ingredients for the filling and keep aside
  • Take an english muffin and apply little butter on one side and apply little mayo on the other half of the muffin and put a lettuce leaf
  • Put 2 tbsp filling on the the lettuce and close the other half of the muffin and serve with ketchup

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Aloo Naan


3 cups plain flour/Maida
1 cup lukewarm water
1 cup milk
2 tsp yeast
2 tsp oil
1 tsp sugar
salt to taste
2 tbsp butter 

For The Potato filling

3 boiled and mashed potatoes
1 onion very finely choppped
3 green chillies finely chopped
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
4-5 cloves of garlic finely chopped
few finely chopped curry leaves
few finely chopped coriander leaves
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp lemon juice
sugar to taste
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil


For the Dough
  • In a small bowl put yeast,sugar,salt,1 tsp oil and warm water and mix and keep aside for 5 min till frothy
  • In another bowl, add maida,yeast mix,1 tsp oil and enough milk to make a sticky soft dough(if the dough sticks to ur hands apply little oil ) and keep aside for 1 hour
For the potato filling
  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin once it crackles add the garlic,green chilli,curry leaves and stir fry for few seconds and then add onion and fry till translucent 
  • Add turmeric powder,salt, sugar, lemon juice and mix well and then add the boiled potatoes and fry for 2 min and then add the coriander leaves and switch off the flame and keep aside

For the Aloo Naan
  • Apply some flour to ur hands and Take one medium size portion of the dough, press it on the palm and flatten it
  • Put a tbsp of filling in it and close it tighly, apply little flour and then roll it into semi thick round (just like a paratha)
  • Repeat the same procedure for the remaining Naan
  • Heat a tawa and shallow fry the Naan till golden brown on both the sides and then apply butter with the help of a brush on both the sides and serve hot