Saturday, July 13, 2013

Chicken Egg Roll with a video

When it comes to preparation of chicken egg roll am always on my toes and you won't believe that it can be do in less than 40 minutes(kneading, Filling preparation,rolling and cooking the egg roll).
Ranchi and Bokaro street vendors prepares some of the Best chicken rolls. However i was really disappointed with the egg rolls that i had in Bangalore at several places.
There is way to prepare this and therefore i shot a video of the final assembling of everything.
I have learnt how to do this by watching the street vendors as they prepared it. Being raised in a vegetarian family i always prepared the veg roll adding soy granules instead of chicken chunks and it was also good. But as soon as i got married and came to Hyderabad i tried doing some hands on with the chicken roll. I surprised my hubby by presenting him an excellent one and since then he knew that i could cook few of the awesome mouthwatering snacks.
So friends here is my favorite roll recipe and i know like me there are many of you who love it too. So i dedicate this recipe of mine to all my friends of Ranchi and Rourkela.

Chicken Roll

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Steamed Broccoli with garlic and cashewnuts

There are times when i do not feel like looking at spices anymore. These are the times when i prefer healthy steamed vegetables. I prefer steaming rather than boiling as nutrients remain intact so that i benefit the most out of these vegetables. My family eats vegetables most of the days except on weekends. It sometimes turn boring preparing the curry every time . Moreover there are very few ways i like having broccoli, either steamed or saute. I do not like it in curry at all as i strongly feel that Broccoli has its own taste and adding too much of spices to it kind of loosen that original taste.
My kid 18 months like having it steamed too along with carrots and potatoes. So i steamed broccoli along with carrots and potatoes.
For the sauce i used olive oil instead of butter and made a kind of sweet, tangy and crunchy sauce by adding cashew nuts to it. This was perfect for our dinner and had great taste. I found this way of making everyone eat broccoli. It was very nice and i hope it works for you too.

steamed Broccoli

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Mushroom masala with corn(When it rains in jharkhand)

Mushroom masala

Mushroom has always been my all time favorite. In my hometown we get several varities of them. I know them by their local names and i just love them. There is one which is round in shape and has a dark colour once we open it, popular in Ranchi as Rugda or phutka. The other one has an open umbrella and is popular as chata(umbrella). One more variety is like flower, but a stiff flower which is popularly known as Dingil. These are all wild but are edible. Their taste is unparallel. They are never cultivated and we get them only when the wild soil is blessed by monsoon during the summer.
These are rare varieties of mushroom and are only available "when it rains in Jharkhand". 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Chicken curry- Andhra style

Being a total chicken fan, i always hunt for ways to cook it differently. This time i searched for south Indian recipe and since i always ordered the Andhra chicken curry whichever restaurant we went in  Hyderabad , as i liked it a lot, so i decided to prepare in on my own this time.
To my luck i came out with a delicious and rich andhra chicken curry. I used poppy seed and coconut to prepare the gravy. I was surprised with the effects that this two ingredients had on my dish. It was more flavorful and the chicken curry tasted simply superb.
I know many of my friends like me are chicken curry fan, i dedicate this curry to them

Andhra chicken curry