Non vegetarian recipes

Goan style Pomfret fish curry

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Pomfret is an Indian curry recipe originated in Goa inspired from my mom’s kitchen.I am sharing my moms top secret with all of you. I am happy as I believe in sharing.This Goan recipe is prepared from it’s typical Goan ingredients like coconut and spicy red chillies.Hot and sour is the best way to describe this dish.This curry taste best when had with white steamed rice or boiled rice. Some Goan’s even have this curry with pav/bread.

Preparation time : 10 mins
Cooking time :15-20 mins
Serves : 4

Ingredients

For marination

250gm large fresh pomfret,washed and cleaned
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp salt

For the Curry Paste:

2 medium onions, sliced
Tamarind(imli), soaked in
1 diced tomato
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tbsp cocunut grated
2 whole dried red chillies
1 tsp jeera(cumin seeds)
1 and a half cup water

For cooking

4 tbsp vegetable oil

Direction || How to prepare Goan style Pomfret fish curry

Apply salt and turmeric powder,red chilli powder and ginger-garlic paster to the fresh fish and set it aside for an hour.

Place all the ingredients for the curry paste into a food procesor and blend well, adding enough water to make a thick paste.

Take another cooking pan and add the vegetable oil and curry paste and let it cook for 1-2 minutes.

Later add enough water to thin the mixture to a sauce consistency.Add the marinated fish and simmer for 2 minutes.

Transfer the curry to bowl , sprinkle coriander leaves over it.

Serve this hot and sour curry with plain rice / rotis.

Tip

When sautéing fish, you may add other seasonings such as pepper or lemon juice for better taste.

Chicken soup(home remedy to treat cold and cough)

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Chicken soup is a soup made of chicken,simmered with water and various other ingredients.Chicken soup has acquired the reputation of a folk remedy for colds and influenza, and in many countries is considered a comfort food.

Try this quick and easy chicken soup for your kids at home to treat cold or cough , it really works.

This chicken soup can be served with rice too or simple bread/plain roti.


Preparation time : 5-10 mins
Cooking time : 15-20 mins
2 servings

To prepare chicken stock in pressure cooker

100 gm Chicken cut into medium size pieces and washed thoroughly
1 bay leaf
3 pepper balls
2 cloves
1 finely chopped small Onions
1 finely chopped small tomato
1 tsp Turmeric powder
½ tsp black pepper powder
½ tsp garam massla powder
1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
1/2 cup water
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Oil

For Garnishing

few coriander sprigs finely chopped

To prepare soup

1 tbsp of cornflour
½ tsp black pepper powder

Direction || How to prepare Chicken stock in pressure cooker

To prepare chicken stock

In a pressure cooker, heat 1 tbsp of oil, Once oil is hot enough, add bay leaf , pepper balls ,cloves ,finely chopped onion and sauté till it turns golden brown.
Now add finely chopped tomatoes, once the tomatoes gets mixed well,add chicken pieces and salt to taste.
Then add ginger-garlic paste ,garam masala powder, black pepper powder abd turmeric powder. Saute till raw smell from ginger-garlic goes away.
Add finely chopped coriander and add around 1 cup of water,put the lid on.Cook until just 3 whistles as chicken doesn’t take long time to cook.

To prepare chicken soup

Add the prepared chicken stock from pressure cooker in a vessel.
Add water to the cornflour and prepared a thick paste , add this cornflour paste to a chicken stock.
Add black pepper powder and stir it well.
Let the soup boil for 5-7 minutes on a high flame.
Serve hot to a kid or a person suffering from bad cold or cough.

Egg Broccoli Train Roll(Egg Bhurji)

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Egg Bhurji is nothing but a Indian scrambled eggs, its one of the favorite breakfast for kids.This recipe is super easy to prepare but I added just a twist to it by including some veggie like broccoli to make it more healthier. Broccoli egg roll combination works mind blowing , the kids will not find any difference in the taste as such.(For all those veggie moms you can try out this same recipe by replacing the eggs with paneer)To encourage kids to finish their roll especially those fussy kids like my elder one , you can design the rolls in the shape of train and present it to your kids. Trust me they will want it more and more 🙂
Do try this recipe and share me your experiences of your kids enjoying the Egg broccoli train roll ??


Preparation time : 15 mins
Cooking time : 15 mins
Serves: 4 people

Ingredients

4 Eggs Or 200 gms Paneer
2 Onions Finely Chopped
2 Tomatoes Chopped
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
½ cup broccoli finely chopped.
some ketchup
2 tbsp Oil
Salt as per taste

For wraps/rolls

shredded lettuce(as required)
mozzarella cheese(as required)

Directions || How to prepare Broccoli Egg bhurji

First whisk the four eggs gently with a spoon for about 4 to 5 times. Keep this aside.
Take a pan add oil to it.
Once the oil is hot , turn onions and saute it till golden brown.
Add tomatoes and saute them till tomatoes turns tender.
Add broccoli and saute it till its raw smell goes off and it turns little soft.
Add turmeric red chilli powder and salt and mix it well.
Finally add slightly beaten eggs Or shredded Paneer to it.
Now combine all of them with a spatula or flat spoon.
Keep stirring this mixture until small crumbs are formed.
Continue whisking and stirring them for about 2 to 3 mins more.
Now the egg will start cooking and will soon change its texture and color.
Cook them for more 6 to 7 mins and keep whisking,add some tomato ketchup to it and keep stirring.
Keep for more 2 to 3 mins. Switch off the gas.
Your Egg broccoli Bhurji is ready.

Directions || How to prepare Roll

Place a roti on a clean dry surface, put 1/4th portion of the egg bhurji filling on each roti.

Arrange few shredded lettuce leaves and mozzarella cheese,Squeeze few drops of ketchup and roll it up gently.

Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more wraps.

You can cut the wraps into two pieces to serve it to your kids as it will be comfortable for them to hold it.

Design the train of the wraps as demonstrated in the video.

Chicken 65

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Chicken 65 is a spicy, deep-fried chicken dish first made in Chennai’s restaurant.Many chefs believe that 65 chillies were used in each 1 kilogram of chicken hence the dish is name as chicken 65.It is one of the most popular starter all across India ,it is prepared using boneless chicken pieces with spices and then deep fried and later tempered with green chillies and curry adding the beautiful aroma to it as well as cooked in yogurt/dahi.

I always had chicken 65 which was prepared by mother in law ,she prepares it with made Chicken 65 masala and it turns out really good.
I once tried it at home without the masala but failed anyways. Just recently I got the secret recipe from my mother in law of how to prepare chicken 65 at home with out any market masala packet.I tried it as I always love to prepare chicken recipes from scratch.
First time ever the recipe was a success and I am proudly sharing it with you all. Do try this at home and share your experience with us.


Marination time : 3-4 hours
Preparation time : 10-15 mins
Cooking time : 20-25 mins
Serves:6

Ingredients

For marination

300 gm chicken breast, cleaned and cut into small cubes (boneless)
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp Salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup corn flour

For tempering

1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder (adjust to taste)
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tbsp crushed garlic
1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
1/2 cup thick plain yogurt
A fistful of curry leaves
2-3 cups of oil, for frying
1 tsp sugar(optional)
1 tsp lemon juice
salt as per taste
orange food color(optional)

For garnishing

2-3 green chillies
few finely chopped coriander

Directions || How to preparation chicken 65

Marination

In a large bowl ,mix boneless chicken with ginger garlic paste,pepper powder,eggs,corn flour and salt.
Refrigerate this mixture for about 3-4 hours to let the marinade work its magic on the chicken pieces. You can also leave it overnight in the refrigerator.
Cooking

Heat the oil in a kadai or pan.
Gently add the marinated chicken pieces one by one without overlapping and fry on a medium-low flame until golden brown, turning every once in a while.
Make sure you don’t over-fry the chicken , the chicken should be tender and outside should turn a dark golden brown otherwise the chicken won’t be cooked through.
Remove it out from the oil and drain on paper towels and keep it aside.

Tempering

For tempering , heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and allow it to splutter.
Next add garlic,ginger,chilli-garlic paste(I used home made chilli paste for this recipe),red chilli powder and some salt.
Mix all the ingredients well with the chicken, then add curd and mix it well
The curd will leave some water,once the chicken is well cooked in the curd well in the chicken,add few curry leaves,sugar and lemon juice and saute it for 2-3 mins.
Add little food color,now this is optional if you want a restaurant look.
Turn off the gas and remove the chicken on the serving plate,garnish it with green chillies and coriander.
Serve hot with lemon wedges and raw sliced onions.

Chicken Masala Sausages

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This recipe is been contributed  by one of our viewer Nikhat Shaikh .

Here’s a simple,quick yet yummy recipe you mummies can cook when in hurry.
My kids love chicken sausages so I try it with different versions like this recipe Masala sausages..
I usually serve it with roti or dal- rice.
Hope you all like it.

Author : Nikhat Kashmiri

Preparation time : 10 mins

Cooking time : 10 mins

Serves : 4

Ingredients

1 packet Sausages

2 medium size Onion

1 finely chopped tomatoes

2 chopped green chillies

1 tbsp ginger garlic paste

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp jeera powder

1 tsp garam masala powder

Directions || How to prepare Masala Sausages

Heat oil n fry 2 medium size chopped onion.
Add thin chopped chicken sausages and let it cook wit the onion.
When chicken sausages  almost cooked and onion turns brown, add ginger-garlic paste.

Next add chopped green chilli,red chill powder, turmeric powder, zeera powder and garam masala.

Stir all the ingredients well for sometime.

Now add one chopped tomato and salt ,mix well.

Cover n cook on low heat til masala dries up.

Enjoy😋.