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Chicken Lollipop

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Chicken Lollipop

Ramadan kareem to all the readers celebrating the holy month. Wishing you all tons and tons of happiness & a good health.You all must be wondering what to prepare today for Iftari (Evening snacks ) , well to start on why not try home made Chicken Lollipop !!!!

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Chicken Lollypop is a very good luscious appetizer and its one of the kids favorites, and it tastes spicy & delicious with a combo of any sauce or dips.

Coated with a luscious batter with garlic and ginger paste, and bread crumbs, makes it a perfect juicy luscious appetizer.
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Marinating Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Serves : 3 to 4

Ingredients:

Chicken Lollipop – 12 pieces

For Marination

1 tbsp Ginger Paste
1 tbsp Garlic Paste
1 tsp red Chilli powder
1 tsp Pepper powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 egg
3 tbsp cornflour/cornstarch
1 tbsp bread crumbs for coating
Salt to taste

Oil for Deep Frying

Directions || How to prepare Chicken Lollipop

Mix chicken lollipop pieces with all the marinating ingredients (ginger garlic paste,red chilli powder, pepper powder,garam masala powder,egg)except cornflour. Keep aside for 30 mins.

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After 30 minutes ,add in cornflour and mix well.

Keep the bread crumbs ready.

Heat oil for deep frying. Once the oil is hot,

Then roll them in bread crumbs.Keep all the Chicken lollipops well coated.

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Now drop gently in hot oil , three or four at a time.

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Keep the flame in low medium flame and fry them to deep brown & crisp.

Stir them once in a while , make sure care to cook in low flame, so that the inside of lollypop is also cooked good, with crisp outside texture.

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Serve hot with any sauce or dips of your choice.

Chicken Wontons

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A wonton is a type of dumpling commonly found in a number of Chinese cuisines.
Wontons are commonly boiled and served in soup or sometimes deep-fried.
You can try your hand at making various unique fillings, and also steam or deep-fry the wontons as per your taste.

 

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes
Cooking time : 26-30 minutes
Servings : 4

Ingredients

10 Wonton wrappers
1 cup boiled and shredded chicken
1 medium Spring onions thinly sliced
2 Carrots cut into thin strips
2 medium Green capsicum cut into thin strips
1 medium Cabbage finely shredded
Salt to taste
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/4 teaspoon Soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon Vineger
1 tablespoon Cornflour/ corn starch
2 tbsps oil

Oil for cooking

For Serving
schezuan sauce

Direction || How to prepare Chicken Wontons

To make the stuffing, heat 2 tbsps oil in a non stick pan.

Add carrots, capsicum, cabbage and salt and toss.
Add ginger garlic paste,red chilli powder ,vineger and soy sauce and mix.

Add spring onion greens and mix. Cook till the vegetables soften.

Take the pan off the heat and set aside to cool.

Heat sufficient oil in a wok. Make a paste of cornflour with 2 tbsps water.

Place a wrapper in your hand, place a teaspoon or tablespoon of filling and fold it to make a rectangle.

Dab water on the left corner,push the middle inside and bring the right corner to the left corner,seel it tightly.

Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 9 more wontons.

Heat the oil in a wok / kadhai and deep-fry in batches till they turn light brown in colour.

Serve hot with schezuan sauce.

Tipsy Pudding

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Tipsy Pudding , the name itself is catchy and tempting.It is a cake well soaked in fresh cream and served with fresh fruits.A must dessert to try this ramadan , its not only filling but also very beautiful,delicious mindblowing dessert.
This recipe is shared by my bro in law Lt Col K Zaheer Abbas, he is a very good cook and he had tried this recipe many times at home and for parties.


Do try this yummy delicious mindblowing recipe and share your experience with us.
Prep time : 30 -35 mins
Cooking time : 0 mins
Serves : 8

Author : Lt Col K Zaheer Abbas

Ingredients

1 600 gm plain sponge cake
1 litre Amul fresh cream
120 gm Hide and seek biscuits
Cholocate Syrup (Hershey)
Vanilla essence
finely chopped fresh fruits (oranges,cherries,muskmelon,pineapple)
50 gm finely chopped Almonds and Cashews
600 ml Miranda/Fanta
300 gm Casor sugar

Direction || Step by step method to prepare Tipsy Pudding

Finely chop 50 gm Almonds and Cashews.

Pour 1 litre of cream in a big bowl.

Add few drops of vanilla essence and 3 tb of Castor Sugar to the cream.

Beat the whipping cream until stiff pick forms ,keep it aside.

While beating the Whipping cream be careful about not to over beat it,because if you over beat the butter starts to separate which spoils the purpose of whipping cream in the dish.

Divide the whipping cream in two parts,Pour the cream into a flat container.

Cut the sponge cake evenly and soak the cake well in the cream..Now the base of the desert is ready.

Top the cake with biscuits,chopped almonds and cashews as well as fresh fruits.

Next top it with the Hershey cholocate syrup and again top cream evenly over the pudding.

Repeat the process again , add cake, biscuits,nuts,fanta and chocolate syrup for the second layer.

For top layer orange zest to the whipping cream and just fold in,then spread the whipping cream evenly and keep in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Once chilled to your preference you can directly serve or decorate with some chopped dry fruits or fresh seasonal fruits.

Enjoy this beautiful looking delicious tipsy Pudding

Chinese Spring Roll

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Spring_rollsSpring rolls, a classic Chinese dish that is enjoyed by everyone, children in particular.
I have kept the filling for the spring rolls really simple and quick, you can experiment with bean sprouts, noodles and other vegetables.
The crunchy and delicious taste of these rolls makes it perfect to serve for Ramadan Iftar or parties.

It tastes great served with schezwan sauce.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes
Cooking time : 26-30 minutes
Servings : 4

Ingredients

Spring roll wrappers 10
1 cup boiled and shredded chicken
1 medium Spring onions thinly sliced
2 Carrots cut into thin strips
2 medium Green capsicum cut into thin strips
1 medium Cabbage finely shredded
Salt to taste
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/4 teaspoon Soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon Vinegar
1 tablespoon Cornflour/ corn starch
2 tbsps oil

Oil for cooking

For Serving
schezuan sauce

Direction || How to prepare Spring rolls

To make the stuffing, heat 2 tbsps oil in a non stick pan.

Add carrots, capsicum, cabbage and salt and toss.

Add shredded chicken ,ginger garlic paste,red chilli powder ,vineger and soy sauce and mix.

Add spring onion greens and mix. Cook till the vegetables soften.

Take the pan off the heat and set aside to cool.

Heat sufficient oil in a wok. Make a paste of cornflour with 2 tbsps water.

Place a wrapper on a flat, dry surface and place a portion of the stuffing on one of its edge

Apply a little flour paste along the edges of the wrapper.

Fold the top edge over the mixture to seal it firmly.

Fold the left and the right side of the pancake in order to get a rectangle.

Roll the wrapper downwards tightly sealing the ends securely with the flour paste.

Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 9 more rolls.

Heat the oil in a wok / kadhai and deep-fry in batches till they turn light brown in colour.

Serve hot with schezuan sauce.

Tips :

To prepare veg spring rolls , skip chicken and ginger garlic paste in the recipe.

Kool Fruit chat

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The bright, colorful, and refreshing fruit chaat is a perfect starter to a Ramadan Iftar meal.
A combination of fruits and chat served with sev and tamarind chutney makes it delicious and energetic food. A must make item in Iftar. Chill before serving for more nice taste.


Prep time: 15 min
Cook time:
Serves: 4

Ingredients

Watermelon as Required
Musk melon as Required
Pineapple as Required
1cup Finely chopped apple and banana
½ tsp Chat masala
Tamarind chutney as Required

For Garnish:

As Required Sev
Pomegranate as Required

Direction || How to prepare fruit chat

Make scoops of watermelon, musk melon with a scooper.

In a cup take finely chopped apple and banana and add chat masala and mix it well.

Now fill the mixed fruits in the scoops, and tamarind sauce, pomegranate and garnish with sev.

Your cool fruit chat is ready.

Tips:

You can add any fruits of your choice to fill in the scoop like strawberry, papaya, orange and kiwi.