Thursday, 14 June 2012

Chicken Cutlet (Traditional Fare)

Chicken mince: 500 g
Potato: 150 g
Onion: 2 chopped fine
Green chilli: 2 chopped fine
Ginger: 1 tsp chopped fine
Garlic: 1 tsp chopped fine
Coriander leaves: 2 tbsps chopped fine
Mint leaves: 1 tbsp chopped fine
Pepper powder: 1 tsp
Bread crumbs: 1 cup
Eggs: 2
Garam masala powder: 1 tsp (optional)
Oil: 1 tbsp + for frying
Salt to taste


Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan, add the chopped ingredients one by one.
Sauté till onions are transparent.
Now, add the chicken mince, &stir till well combined.
Cover & cook for a while.
Remove lid & dry out the mince well, sprinkle pepper powder & take off fire.
Cool & add mashed potatoes.
Shape into medium sized cutlets, dip in beaten egg, roll in bread crumbs & deep fry.
Serve with tomato sauce.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Broccoli Bake (Party Menu)

A complete meal, which can also be the star at a party! 

Broccoli florets: 2 cups
Sausages: 250 g
Macaroni: 100 g
Cheese: 100 g
Butter: 3 tbsps
Plain flour: 3 tbsps
Milk: 500 ml
Pepper powder: 1 tsp
Spring onion: 3 stalks
Garlic: 1 tsp finely chopped
Oil: 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

Cook macaroni as per instruction on pack & keep aside.
Blanch the broccoli florets, drain & keep aside.Preheat oven to 1800C.
Heat 1 tbsp oil, fry garlic till brown & add spring onion, sauté for 3 minutes.
Now, add the chopped sausages, stir  till well coated with oil.
Put in the broccoli & macaroni. Sprinkle pepper & salt. Mix well.
Grease a pie dish & layer this on it.
To make the white sauce, heat butter, add the flour stir well till it roasts.
Take pan off fire & pour in the milk stirring continuously till all the lumps are broken.
Return to heat & stir till sauce thickens.
Add salt & pepper to taste (go slow on the salt, cheese has salt too).
Stir in half of the grated cheese into the sauce.
Pour this over the sausage- macaroni evenly.
Top with remaining grated cheese & bake at 1800C for 30 to 40 minutes.
Serve with a cucumber salad.