Category: Appetizers


Breaking my tradition of sweet beginnings every time I ‘restart’ writing on the blog, here is this awesome recipe of yummy mozzarella cheese sticks I had tried out some time back. My comfort food! 🙂 Really simple to make as well!

Ingredients

  1. A packet of frozen mozzarella cheese(I use milky mist brand as I feel that is the tastiest brand.)
  2. 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  3. 4 tbsp cornflour
  4. Seasoning(salt, pepper, red chili flakes, oregano, and the little sachets we get from Pizza hut 😉 )
  5. 1 cup Bread Crumbs

Method

  1. Cut the mozzarella cheese into sticks. Make sure to keep the mozzarella cold so that it does not melt completely when frying
  2. Make a batter out of the all-purpose flour, cornflour, seasoning and water. The batter should be of thick consistency.
  3. Dip the cheese sticks into the batter and then into the bread crumbs. Make sure the coating is even and there are no gaps.
  4. Heat the oil to medium heat so that it doesn’t take time to fry the coating. You can choose to either deep fry or shallow fry the sticks. Both ways turn out pretty good. I personally prefer shallow frying.  Remove from heat when the coating turns a beautiful golden brown.

NOTE- When you put in the second batch of mozzarella, make sure the oil is hot enough as the previous batch might have decreased the temperature of the oil. The sticks should not remain on the fire for too long as the cheese might ooze out in the pan itself.

Hope the recipe was useful! Do add your valuable comments below! Happy Cooking!

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Yumm!

INGREDIENTS-

1)4 chicken wings-cut into lollypops
2)1 tbsp chilli-garlic sauce
3)2 tbsp soya sauce
4)1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
5)a pinch of ajinomoto
6)red color-optional
7)2 tbsp maida
8)1 tbsp cornflour
9)1 egg
10)salt-to taste

METHOD-

1)Marinade the chicken with chilli-garlic sauce, soya sauce, ginger-garlic paste, ajinomoto and red color.
2)Keep in the fridge till required
3)Just before frying, mix in the egg, maida and cornflour.
4)Season with salt.
5) Deep fry(Make sure the oil is not too hot so that the chicken inside cooks well)
6) Your chicken lollypop is made!!

Garlic Butter Shrimp

This is an extremely simple recipe if you are pressed for time 🙂 Just 4 ingredients…mix it all….and you are done!!!!INGREDIENTS-
1)10 pcs shrimp
2)Butter-50gm
3)Garlic-5 cloves(You can use how much ever you want! I recommend the butter SHOULD have a strong taste of garlic)
4)Salt-to taste
5)Juice of 1/2 lemon(optional)

METHOD-

1)Soften the butter for around 20 seconds in the microwave.
2)Crush the garlic into the butter and add some salt.
3)Heat the butter in a frying pan/sauce pan and add the shrimp to it.
4)Cook the prawns in the garlic butter till the prawns turn a lovely shade of pink and curl.(That’s how you know they are cooked! ;))
5)Add the lemon juice if using…mix well and remove from fire immedeately.

Your shrimps are done and in less than 10 minutes!! 😀

I had the shrimps with garlic bread…but it can be had on the side of practically anything(Salads,Pasta or Rice)!

Hope you liked the recipe!! 🙂

 

Mashed Potato

Was absolutely yummy!! had it on tostadas with salsa and cream cheese!!!


INGREDIENTS-1)Potato-5 nos
2)1 tbsp butter(or more if u want it to be richer!)
3)1/2 cup milk
4)1tbsp pepper or to taste
5)1 tbsp salt or to taste
6)8 garlic flakes(can be more or less depending on your taste

METHOD

1)Boil the potato and then dry off the excess water.Mash the potato well so that no lumps are left
2)Heat the butter and add the garlic to it..Keep cooking till you get the smell of garlic..Add the milk to the garlic butter and let boil
3)Immedeately add the hot milk mixture to the ashed potato and mix well with a wooden spoon..

YOUR Mashed potato is done!!!!

An alternative to heating the butter and milk is to mix ingredients 2-6 in a flat dish and heat it at HIGH power in the microwave for about 2 minutes…..This works fine too!!!

 

Tandoori Chicken

INGREDIENTS-

1)2 chicken thighs
2)4 tbsp Tandoori Chicken Masala
3)6tbsp curd(You can add some more for a better texture of marinade)
4)1-1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
5)Little kasuri methi
6)finely chopped cashew nuts
7)Juice of 1 lemon
8)Salt to taste

METHOD-

1)First make some slits deep into the chicken so that the marinade goes deep into the chicken.Keep aside.
2)Add the lemon and some salt to the chicken.Mix well.Refrigerate for approximately half an hour.
3)Make the marinade with the curd,tandoori powder, kasuri methi, chilli powder,little more salt, and cashew.Mix well. (Make sure the marinade salt is a bit on the higher side).You can add some garam masala too at this stage.
4)Put the chicken into the marinade and mix well making sure to put marinade into the slits too. Keep for approximately 2 hrs in the fridge.
5)Preheat the oven at 180C. Put the chicken in a dish and cook for 30 minutes(or till cooked properly).
Keep turning the chicken every 15 minutes.
6)When you are sure the chicken is done..You can put the chicken in the oven mode for around 2 minutes each side for a crunchy top layer….(Just a suggestion…Havent tried on this recipe though i have before…:))

YOUR TANDOORI CHICKEN IS READY!!
Hope you liked it…Any suggestions will be welcome..:)

Vegetable Tempura

It was a really cold and rainy which inspired me to make these hot “pakodas” yesterday….:)…It’s extremely simple to make and hardly takes time…! Make sure you have it hot though coz it tends to get soggy after it cools……..

INGREDIENTS—

1)Vegetables of your choice(I used mushrooms,capsicum and carrots….Made the plate look colorful…:P)
2)Maida-3/4 cup
3)Ice cubes-loads of them(This is required so that the coating becomes crispy…:))
4)Salt and pepper to taste
5)Oregano(Optional)

METHOD—-

1)Slice the vegetables and keep aside.
2)Mix the rest of the ingredients to form a batter-like consistency.
3)Dip the vegetables in the batter and then deep fry till golden brown.
4)Drain the oil on tissue paper.
5)Serve hot!!

Your appetizer is ready!!!!