Friday, September 7, 2012

Chicken Chaw Mein

Browsing through the picture gallery on my phone I saw this image of chaw mein, that I prepared some evening last week. I always had an affinity towards these kind of Chinese fast food. To admit I love eating Junk food ocassionally, Especially Chinese Fast Food. Their texture ,aroma and the hotness appeals me a lot, i cannot resist ,in short they drive me Crazy.

For those who love chaw chaw like me can land up on one ultimate Chinese Restaurant called Kyra,Indira Nagar ,Bangalore. Oh I will never forget the taste of Chinese fried Rice, a soup that was a mixture with bamboos ,lemon grass,other herbs and baked chicken sticks. Mouth watering. Please visit the restaurant some time . For those at Ranchi can try the chaw mein Served at Kaveri restaurant Ranchi, GEL church complex. There are many more to name, but once I start listing the list will go too long....Those who had very good experience at other places can help me, by naming those restaurants.

For this quality of Chaw mein preparation ,
following ingredients are required: This will serve two.
  • Egg noodles- 250 gms
  • Oil
  • Chicken Breast pieces- chopped into small size
  • French Beans- 1 cup,Sliced in length
  • Carrots-1 cup, sliced in length
  • Cauliflower/Broccoli- ½ cup
  • Onion- 1 large, sliced
  • Green chillies- 2,chopped
  • Salt as per taste
  • freshly crushed pepper
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Vinegar
  • Chilly Sauce
  • Oyster Sauce
  • Soy Sauce
  • Ginger Garlic- minced(optional)

For the preparation,
First we need to boil the noodles . There is a way to boil them or otherwise you will end up with sticky noodleesss.
  • Heat the water in a pan by adding salt and oil.
  • Once the water is hot then add the noodles and boil them until they turn soft.
  • Drain the water, and put 2 TSP of oil in the noodles, such that they retain moisture.
Now for Add Ons
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add green chillies
  • Tuen the flame high, and add onion, sauté it and then add the Chicken pieces and salt. If you like ginger and galic , then this is the right time to add them.
  • Fry for some time,until chicken gets cooked.Pour soy sauce and tomato sauce.
  • Now add all the other vegetables, sprinkle salt for them and finally add crushed pepper.
  • Once all the vegetables are cooked, then add the noodles.
  • Fry for some time and then sprinkle all the sauces. Mix well and turn off the heat.(optional- you can take sauces of your own choices while serving ,and can leave the chawmein as it is at this point of time.)
    Your chicken chaw mein is ready to be served.Serve it Hottt!!!!,

Enjoy!!! :-)
some may like to add ajino- moto too. Thats all your choice. Keep Cooking and keep updating me with your experiments :-)

By: Sushmita Pandit

Egg Curry!!! Inspired by my Senior

Yesterday my husband was not so happy with what i packed for his lunch. So,in the morning i was pretty confused as what to prepare such that even if it gets cold after 4-5hrs of preparation ,it must not loose its tatse , and furthermore i wished that each bite of food must remind him of me....
                     Yestrday on a social website i saw a post by my favourite senior Shivpriya,where she had prepared egg curry and posted the pic on wall with the punch line"Dear Hubby, This is to bribe you to come home early" and Within moment Hubby replied "am on the way to home" :-). Amazing !!!!!! :-) This whole thing inspired me to prepare egg curry, But then one thing was very much clear to me, that am not gone do it in usual way . I kinda experimented with the egss, and guesss what!!!  Ladies and Gentlemen -- I came out with colourful results. Hope my hubby would be very happy with his lunch today :-)........ Fot this preparation i used

  • Eggs- 4
  • Tomato-1 finelly chopped
  • Onion-1 finelly Diced
  • cumin seeds-1 tea spoon
  • Ginger Garlic Paste- 1 Tea spoon 
  • Hunk Curd/yoghurt- 4 TSP
  • Salt as per taste
  • Turmeric Powder- 1.5 Tea spoon 
  • Pepper Powder-1/2 Tea Spoon
  • Cumin Powder-1/2 TSP
  • Coriander Powder-1 TSP
  • Garam Masala Powder- 1 Tea spoon
  • Oil -3 TSP
  • Coriander Leaves- shredded
  • Green chillies- finelly chopped
At first I Boiled the eggs and then after removing the outer shell i Marinted it for 10 minutes.
For the marinade i used:
  •  Salt
  • Turmeric 1/2 teaspoon
  • yoghurt-1 TSP
In a pan i heated the oil and then sauted the eggs until the skin became light brown on most of its part.
Once they turned brown i took them off on a kitchen towel.
For the gravy
  • Added some more oil in the same pan.
  • To this i added 1 tea spoon of cumin seeds and fried them until they started crackling 
  • To this i added green chillies followed by onions, sauted the onions until they turned tender but not brown.
  • At this point i added ginger garlic paste and sauted till the raw flavour was gone.
  • Added tomato.
  • By the time tomatoes turned tender, i made a paste of all the masalas by adding the remaining curd .and then fried them along with the tomatoes.
  • Stopped frying until i could smell some rich aroma coming out of the masalas.
  • Added  1 and half cup of water to it  and then the eggs finally. Covered the pan and allowed it simmer for next 10 minutes.
Whoa!!!!!! Done ,,,, the egg curry was ready to be packed followed by coriander leaves on top of it.....with some normal parathas. :-) Enjoyyyyyyyyyyyyy :-)

Feel free to Improvize your egg curry. You can enhance the taste by adding a paste of cashewnuts and poppy seeds or you can also add some cream to this. 

By: Sushmita Pandit

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Baked Potatoes,Nice and Crunchy

Hi ,In this Post i will tell you how to prepare mouth watering Crunchy baked Potatoes. This recipie will serve Four.


  • Potato - 4 Medium in size ( Slice as shown in the Image)
  • Olive oil 
  • Garlic cloves- 3(Chopped minutely)
  • Green Chilli- 1(Chopped minutely)
  • Pepper powder or freshly crushed Pepper
  • Salt As per taste


  • Wash and cut the potatoes.
  • Place these potatoes in the baking tray and bake it for two minutes.
  • By this time in a bowl mix all the other ingredients .
  • Now take out the potatoes and mix it well in the mixture, keep it aside for 1 minute
  • again pour the whole thing on the baking tray, separate all the potato slices such that they dont overlap.
  • Bake them for next 5 to 8 minutes at 180Degree C
Baked Potatoes are ready to be served. Garnish it with mint leaves and Tomamto ketchup.

Enjoy ...And keep cooking :-)
Baked _Potatoes/
Baked Potatoes/

By: Sushmita Pandit