PIZZA CORNETTO

pizza-corneto-mCornetto is a favorite word for kids πŸ™‚ Another favorite of kids is pizza so why not make a combination of both kid’s favorite.

INGREDIENTS:

Pizza doughas needed
Pizza sauceas needed
Cheeseas needed
Egg 1, beaten
Sesame seedsfor sprinkling on cones
Chicken boneless1 cup
Saltto taste
Garlic paste1 tsp
Onion chopped1 medium
Black pepper powder1 tbsp
Olive oil or vegetable oil1 tbsp

METHOD:

  • Roll pizza dough and cut long thin strips. (Pizza Dough Recipe)
  • Take card board sheet and cut square shape. As many as you need. Make a cone and use stapler to join it.
  • Wrap aluminum foil on each cone.
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  • Wrap dough strip around each cone.
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  • Try to overlap during warping.
  • Brush egg wash on cones and sprinkle sesame seeds and kalonji seeds on top.
  • Bake at 180c in pre heated oven , for 10 minutes.
  • Let them cool completely and remove from cones.
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  • Prepare filling now, In olive oil saute onion and garlic till soft. Add chicken and salt stir and add black pepper, Cook on high flame for 5-6 minutes. Remove from flame.
  • You can add mushrooms, capsicum or onion in filling, will not recommend tomatoes for filling.
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  • Spread pizza sauce inside cones (optional step). (Recipe of Pizza Sauce)
  • Fill in Chicken filling and sprinkle cheese on top.
  • Bake again till cheese melt and nice brown color appear.
  • Serve hot.
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savory-tikka-muffin-mI am grateful to one of the most talented lady who is an excellent and innovative chef, I have tried a number of recipes of Moon Zohra, which turned out really delicious. Thank you Moon Zohra for accepting my invitation to write a guest post for my readers and providing me delicious and different recipes πŸ™‚

I am posting her first recipe soon will post her two more recipes πŸ™‚

CHICKEN TIKKA CHEESE MUFFINS WITH MASH POTATO FROSTING

Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup boiled shredded chicken (any leftover chicken you can use)
  • 1 tea spoon white cumin
  • 1 table spoon lemon juice
  • 2/3 table spoons yogurt
  • 1/2 tea spoon salt
  • 1/2 tea spoon black pepper
  • ( salt n pepper will add to your taste buds)
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese Β (I like to mix cheddar with mozzarella)
  • 1/2 cup mixture of chopped capsicum and Onion
    (you can mix chopped mushrooms or grated carrots too)
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped coriander
  • 1 chopped green chilli or chili flakes
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (125 gm)
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tea spoons leveled baking powder

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Grease the cups of your muffin or cupcake pan.
  • Take a bowl , mix shredded chicken with tikka masala , yogurt ,salt n pepper , lemon juice. Set a side.
  • In a large bowl, sift/sieve the flour, then add all the dry ingredients (chicken mix , cheese, capsicum, onion, coriander, chilli, salt and pepper etc). Mix them together so they are evenly distributed in the flour.
  • In a spearate jug, add the three liquid ingredients (milk, butter and egg). Lightly whisk with a fork to combine. Now pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Do NOT over-mix as this will make the muffins chewy.
  • Spoon the batter into the muffin cups and bake for 15 minutes or until skewer stuck in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the pan and allow them to cool slightly.when cool pipe mashy frosting on muffins ,drizzle little bar b q sauce over them n serve ☺

MASH POTATO FROSTING

Ingredients:

  • 2 boiled potato
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tea spoon salt
  • 1/4 tea spoon black pepper
  • 1/4 tea spoon garlic paste
  • 2 table spoon mayonnaise

Mash potatoes, then mix all ingredients very well .make smooth frosting .then fill in piping bag with open star tip .
Frost your muffins .drizzle bar.b.q sauce over and serve 😊

Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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PIZZA ON TAWA / PAN

tawa-pizza-mI have posted Whole Wheat pizza in pan, a long time ago. Today i am posting a pizza recipe which you can make on Tawa or pan. Follow step by step procedure. A quick recipe with delicious taste.

You can check this recipe too:

STOVE TOP WHOLE WHEAT PIZZA

INGREDIENTS:

Pizza doughas needed
Pizza Sauceas needed
Pizza cheeseas needed
Chicken tikka chunksas needed
Vegetables, capsicum, onion, tomatoesas needed
Oilfor greasing

METHOD:

  • Marinate chicken in chicken tikka masala for an hour. Cook and set aside. You can check the recipe of chicken filling here if you do not want ready made masala: CHICKEN FILLING FOR PIZZA.
  • Make pizza dough and set aside . Click the link for dough recipe. PIZZA DOUGH
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  • I have used Ready made Pizza sauce but if you want to use Home made Pizza sauce than chick the recipe here: Home made Pizza Sauce.
  • Take a Pan and grease it , roll pizza dough of pan size.
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  • Place rolled dough on pan and cook for 5 minutes, you will see small bubbles on the surface.
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  • Remove from stove when firm.
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  • Place it back in pan keeping cooked side up.
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  • Spread pizza sauce on cooked side.
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  • Spread chicken and vegetables.
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  • Spread cheese.
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  • Cover the lid of pan with Aluminum foil. Your Pizza will not become soggy with this Aluminum cover.
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  • Cook for 10 minutes on very low flame.
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  • Cheese will melt. Remove from pan and serve.
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  • Enjoy.
  • If you want to make on Tawa than you just need to follow the same steps.
  • Keep the pizza pan on Tawa and cover with the lid, or Β place pizza crust directly on Tawa and cook on very low flame.
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  • It will take 10-15 minutes.

 

TAWA OR PAN PIZZA by Slidely Slideshow

  • Enjoy PIZZA ON TAWA πŸ™‚
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SPECIAL PIZZA

pizza-mThis pizza recipe is Chef Ghafor’s one of the delicious recipes. I like the taste of pizza sauce and chicken. Its very different and delicious.

For your convenience i am posting conversion table from Grams to cups.

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INGREDIENTS FOR PIZZA DOUGH:

Plain flour500 g
Icing sugar50 g
Salt7 g
Yeast10 g
Oil50 g
Eggs2
Wateras needed, for kneading

METHOD:

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    • Add all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well, now add oil, eggs and water. Knead well.
    • You can use butter as well instead of oil.
    • Place on a flat surface and knead it with your palm.
    • Divide dough in 3 portions and leave it for 15-20 minutes.
    • Now dust the surface and roll the dough. Press all sides with your finger tips and place on baking tray and place on a warm place for proofing.
    • Half bake it for 6-7 minutes at 180c.
    • Now ready for further process.
    • For parties you can half bake pizza crust and keep in zip lock bags. Freeze it, when needed just thaw and use.

INGREDIENTS FOR PIZZA SAUCE:

Tomatoes500 g
Butter30 g
Salt7 g
Black pepper1/4 tsp
Sugar25 g
Lemon juice20 g
Oregano1/4 tsp

METHOD:

  • Grind tomatoes and add all ingredients in it.
  • Cook till become thick.
  • Set aside.
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INGREDIENTS FOR FILLING:

Chicken breast 2
Lemon juice100 g
Red chili powder70 g
Saltto taste
Garlic paste20 g
Oil100 g

METHOD:

  • Mix all spices and cut chicken in cubes and add in spices.
  • Cook till tender.

 

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ASSEMBLING

  • Spread pizza sauce on half baked pizza.
  • Spread chicken, capsicum, tomatoes, olives, onion and cheese.
  • Sprinkle oregano and bake at 180c for 10 minutes approx.
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DONUT – BAKERY STYLE

donuts-mA lot of Donut recipes I have posted earlier but today this recipe is copycat bakery recipe. Chef Arshad Ghafoor is teaching us in detail.

INGREDIENTS:

Flour1 kg
Butter100 g
Sugar50 g
Egg yolk5
Yeast20 g
Salt5 g
Milk powder50 g

METHOD:

  • You can watch video for clear understanding.
  • In a large bowl add all ingredients and knead it with water.
  • Now knead it with your palm.
  • Now make dounts and leave these for few minutes. They will rise.
  • Fry in oil.
  • Dip in melted chocolate and decorate.
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  • Serve πŸ™‚
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chicken-patties-mIts better to make hygienically clean and economical patties at home. I am sharing a very tasty and copycat recipe of Bakery chicken patties.

INGREDIENTS:

Puff pastry as needed
Boiled Chicken 1 cup, shreded
Butter/ oil1 tbsp
Onion1 small
Plain flour1 tbsp
Saltas needed
Red chili flakes1 tsp
Black pepper crushed1/2 tsp
Whole coriander seeds1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds1/2 tsp
Chopped green chilies2-3 or to taste
Green coriander2 tsp

METHOD:

  • In butter or oil saute chopped onion, stir for 5 minutes and add plan flour. Cook till raw smell removes.
  • Add chicken and mix well. Now add all spices, stir.
  • Add chicken broth and mix. Stir till become thick.
  • Recipe of puff pastry I have posted you can check it: PUFF PASTRY
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  • Roll puff pastry and cut any shape.
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  • Keep in your mind lower piece should be a bit thick as compare to upper piece.
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  • Now place spoon full of mixture on puff pastry and brush corners with egg wash.
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  • Place second piece and press corners.
  • On this stage you can place in a tray cover with cling wrap and freeze it. Just thaw before use and bake it. You can do this with mince and chicken patties, I will not recommend for potato filling.
  • Dust your baking tray with flour and place puffs on tray.
  • Brush egg wash on each puff pastry and Bake at 180c.
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  • Give 40 minutes to puffs.
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  • Let them cool for 10 minutes.
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  • Enjoy with evening tea.
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cronuts-mCROUNTS are croissant and doughnut pastry first introduced and invented by a pastry chef Dominique Ansel. Pastry is than fried , filled and gazed. Like doughnuts your kids will love these Cronuts which are like doughnuts but in taste very different and more crispy, flaky and delicious.

Original recipe of Dominique I am attaching with my post, but i have made it a bit more easier instead of making dough I have used Puff pastry. You can check the authentic recipe here:

DOMINIQUE ANSEL- AT HOME CROUNTS

INGREDIENTS:

Puff pastryas needed
Waterfor brushing layers.
Oil for frying
Nutella or any ganacheas required
Sprinklesas needed

METHOD:

  • Roll the puff pastry, should not be thick.
  • Cut with doughnut cutter.
  • Brush each piece with water and place 3-4 pieces on each other.
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  • Press them and set aside.
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  • Prepare all. Heat oil and Fry on medium heat. Press each cronut with spoon and turn sides time to time till golden brown.
  • Remove from oil when brown and fill icing bag with Nutella or any ganache
  • Insert nozzle in cronut and fill in filling.Β Do icing and serve.
  • Enjoy πŸ™‚
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PUFF PASTRY- MAKE AT HOME

puff-pastry-mI am grateful to Pastry Chef Arshad Ghafor for teaching an awesome puff pastry recipe with detail, he has explained each step very clearly. If you want to ask him any question related to puff pastry making, leave your question in comment section below.

You can check the recipe of Cheesy Chicken Patties recipe too. Just click the picture below πŸ™‚

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In Puff pastry we will use Unipuff butter, now its not at all difficult to make at home. For Recipe and method you can click the link below.

UNI PUFF BUTTER

INGREDIENTS:

Plain Flour500 gm
Uni puff butter400 gm
Oil50 gm
Sugar25 gm
Salt7 gm

METHOD:

  • Method is in video but i am sharing important tips and points here.
  • Here is the conversation chart from Grams to cups. Thanks to Chef Arshad for sharing.
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  • Unipuff butter recipe i have shared in my last post. If you are living in Karachi you can get it from every where, Dalda introduced unipuff butter as well. So you can try it also. You can get it from Empress market Sadar Karachi.
  • You can make puff pastry with Margarine as well but result will be not same or you can say puff pastry will not puff properly. Better to use unipuff.
  • After rolling puff pastry leave it for 15-20 minutes on room temperature. No need to place in a cool place.
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  • If you don’t want to use it straight away than freeze it. But wrap it in cling sheet tightly. Thaw before use.
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  • Bake patties for 40 minutes approx at 180c.
  • The picture below is of Curry Patties. Click on picture for recipe.
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CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

chocolate-cupcake-mThis recipe is very simple and delicious, I have used oil which made these cupcakes light and soft. You can make cake with the same recipe. You can bake these cupcakes with your kids too because this is no fail recipe. I enjoyed baking with my niece Hadia Mati, who is enthusiastic young chef, She is just 9 years old but very energetic chef πŸ™‚
You can check more recipes of Cupcakes, just click the link below πŸ™‚

WALNUT CHOCOLATE CHIP CUPCAKE

 

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BANANA MUFFIN

 

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DATE CUPCAKES

 

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RICH CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

 

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INGREDIENTS:

Flour1 and 1/2 cup
Sugar1 cup, grind it
Cocoa1/2 cup
Saltpinch
Baking soda1 tsp
Eggs2
Vinegar1 tsp
Hot water1/2 cup
Oil1/2 cup
Essence1 tsp

METHOD:

  • Preheat oven at 150c. Grease cupcake liner.
  • In a bowl sift flour, baking soda, sugar, cocoa powder and salt.
  • Add water, essence, oil, vinegar in flour mixture and mix well with hand whisk.
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  • Pour into cupcake cases and bake at 180c till done.
  • Ready to serve πŸ™‚
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bhutta-mFamous street food of Pakistan.Now a days you will see vendors selling Challies or Bhutta every where. Corns roasted on charcoal will give you a different taste. Here is the simplest recipe of Roasted corn.

 

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INGREDIENTS:

Corns 2
Butteras needed
Red chili powder1/2 tsp
Salt1 tsp
Black salt1/4 tsp
Chat masala1/2 tsp
Lemon juiceas needed

METHOD:

  • Remove skin of corn and brush butter.
  • Place on burning coals or roast on stove flame. You can grill it as well.
  • Turn side and again brush butter. Let it cook from all sides and serve hot.
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  • Before serving smear lemon and masala on corn.
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  • For masala mix all spice ingredients.
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CORN CHICKEN ROLLS UP

corn rolls up mGive your kid a healthy and full of nutrition snack. Pack these in their lunch box or you can serve with your evening tea as well.

INGREDIENTS:

Chicken breast pieces2, boiled
Capsicum 1 medium
Carrot1 medium
Corns1/2 cup
Saltto taste
Chinese salt1/2 tsp
Red chili sauce1 tsp
Soya sauce1 tsp
Black pepper1 tsp
White pepper1/2 tsp
All spice powder/ garam masala1/4 tsp
Oil1 -2 tbsp
Roll wraps or egg rolls as needed

METHOD:

  • Boil chicken and shred it.
  • Cut carrot and capsicum finely.
  • In a pan add oil and chicken, add all spices and vegetables. Mix well.
  • Wrap in roll wrap or you can make egg pancakes too. For recipe click here. Stuffed Chicken Pancakes.
  • Fry in oil and drain excess oil on paper towel.
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  • Serve with ketchup.
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cheesy potato rolls mYou will definitely think that what is a new thing in this recipe, we all know how to make these bites or Rolls. Different is the technique and taste which you will adore. Make them a day before, fry in the morning and give these to your kids in Lunch box. Diet conscious friends can bake and enjoy with any sauce.

INGREDIENTS:

Boiled Potatoes2 large
Mozzarella or cheddar cheesegrated, 1/2 cup
Chicken 1/2 cup
Saltto taste
Chinese salt1/2 tsp
Chili sauce1 tsp or to taste
Black pepper1/2 tsp
White pepper1/4 tsp
Egg1 , beaten
Bread crumbsas needed

METHOD:

  • Boil potatoes and peel skin.Grate boiled potatoes. Set aside.
  • Grate cheese and set aside.
  • Shred chicken and set aside.
  • In a large bowl add all ingredients including, chili sauce, black pepper, salt, white pepper, ajino moto/ Chinese salt.
  • Mix with light hands.
  • Make small rolls and dip in egg and roll in crumbs.
  • Fri in oil.
  • If baking then place them on a baking tray and spray olive oil. Bake at 180c till light brown from the bottom. Turn the side and again bake till nice brown color appear.

 

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  • Serve hot with any Dip or sauce.
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CHICKEN FRIES

chicken fingers mThis recipe I have specially created for KNORR, I am hosting a contest for Knorr and as a host I contributed in a form of recipe in which i have used KNORR WRAP MIX. Which you can use in number of fillings and for giving a different taste to your dishes.

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INGREDIENTS:

Chicken breasts2
Potato1 large
Black pepper1/2 tsp
Red chili flakes1/2 tsp
Knorr mix1 tbsp
Saltto taste
Egg1, beaten
Bread crumbsas needed

METHOD:

  • In a chopper add chicken, salt, pepper, Knorr Mix and red chili flakes. Chop well.
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  • Grate potato and mix in chicken mince.
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  • Make long thin sticks and dip in egg and coat crumbs.
  • Fry on medium flame till light brown.
  • Serve with ketchup.
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  • Enjoy.
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chicken puff rolls mMy friends are asking me to post Eid related dishes, so i have picked one very easy and delicious recipe to impress your guests this Eid.

INGREDIENTS:

Chicken1 cup, boiled and finely shreded
Black Olives4-5, chopped
Mushrooms3, chopped
Coriander leaves1 tbsp, chopped
White sauce1 cup
Puff pastry1/2 kg packet or as needed
Egg 1 , beaten

METHOD:

  • Dust working place with flour and roll puff pastry.
  • Cut long strips with knife and grease outer surface of Cone molds.
  • Wrap stripe on cone and place on baking Tray. Brush egg on surface of puff pastry.
  • Bake these cones at 180c till nice golden color appear.
  • Let these cones cool and then remove these shells. Ready to use now.
  • Make White sauce and add chicken in it.Mix well and add olives, mushrooms and coriander leaves.
  • White sauce recipe you can check here:
  • HOW TO MAKE WHITE SAUCE
  • Carefully fill shells with filling and serve.
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  • Serve with ketchup or any dip.
  • You can add or omit any ingredient according to your taste.
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  • Make filling and keep in refrigerator and bake shells of puff pastry and keep in air tight box. Before serving fill in cones and serve.
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You can check my recipe of CHICKEN FILLED CONES also which i have made from pizza dough.

VEGGIE CHICKEN KEBABS

mVery easy and delicious. In no time you can make these. You can store in freezer and just fry when needed. Healthy snack for your family.

INGREDIENTS:

Boil chicken1 cup
Carrot1
Cauliflower1/2 cup
Potato1
Peas1/2 cup
Onion 1 chopped
Ginger garlic paste1 tsp
Green chilies2
Coriander leaves2 tbsp
Cumin seeds, roasted1 tsp
Whole coriander 1 tsp
Red chili flakes1 tsp
All spice powder1/2 tsp
Saltto tatse
Lemon juice1 tsp
Eggs2, beaten
Crumbsas needed
Oilfor frying

METHOD:

  • Boil all veggies.
  • In chopper add all ingredients including chicken and chop.
  • Make kebabs, dip in egg and roll in crumbs.
  • Fry in oil.
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  • Serve with sauce.
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LUSH PUSH

lush push mThis recipe i have taken from a cooking show, I found it very interesting like its name. Very easy and in no time you can present a Lush Push dessert to your guests.

INGREDIENTS:

Cream2 cups
Icing Sugar6 tbsp
Red jelly1 packet
Green jelly1 packet
Sprinklesas needed, optional

METHOD:

  • Prepare jelly and let it set.
  • Lightly beat cream with sugar. Keep in refrigerator.
  • Just before serving cut cubes of jelly and mix in cream. Can sprinkle, sprinkles too.
  • Serve chill.
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  • Enjoy a lush push dessert.
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