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Friday, 22 February 2013

Chicken in honey sauce- The elegant way to dine!!




The sweet n sour chicken will definitely tantalize your taste buds.
Chicken in honey sauce – a unique charismatic fusion of the two sensuous taste, sweet and sour. Experts say that this exclusive fusion dish is usually served in Chinese cuisine but even American restaurants take the pride to serve this to the esteemed guests. People go crazy over the desired taste of crunchy, juicy chicken chops layered in a juice of honey. Let’s see the method of preparation of this luscious wonder.
Ingredients (for 3-4 persons):
(The batter)
Boneless chicken (400gms.),
Egg white (from 1 egg) ,
Egg (the entire content),
Corn starch (4 teaspoons),
White flour (1/4th cup),
Water (1/4th cup),
Soya sauce ( 1 teaspoon)
Salt (1 teaspoon)
(The dip)
Honey (3 tablespoons),
Rice vinegar (3 teaspoons),
Garlic crunch (½   tablespoon),
Ginger crunch ( 1 teaspoon),
Toasted sesame seeds (for garnishing),
Oil for frying.
 
Stage 1 :preparing the batter
Stage 2: Deep fry the chicken pieces
                       
 
 
 
 
 
 
Procedure:
  1. Cut the boneless chicken pieces into cubical shapes.
  2. Prepare the batter with egg, egg white, corn starch, white flour, water, soya sauce and salt. Allow it to stand for 15 minutes.
  3. Dip the chicken pieces into the batter for 1-2 minutes and deep fry in oil. Remove the fried chicken, keep separately after soaking the extra oil in a tissue paper.
  4. Take about 2 teaspoon of oil and sauté the garlic and ginger crunch for some time. Add the honey and vinegar making the dip.
  5. Mix the fried chicken with the prepared dip.
  6. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.
Enjoy your evening with honey chicken and rice. A peg of wine will definitely make the evening truly spellbound and romantic.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, 11 February 2013

Vegetable creme soup- a healthy start to your day!

The creme soup of fresh vegetables- truly yummy and healthy!
When you are in the verge of loosing those extra pounds, you might wonder what to have as a right diet food? Well, it should be a right balance of all the necessary macronutrients, yet should contain the least amount of carbohydrate and fats. Looks like it’s the most wanted recipe that any diet conscious friend of mine might be looking forward to.

Ingredients: (for preparation of 3-4 persons)

Beet root (2 medium sized de-skinned and cut into medium pieces),

Carrot (1 ½ medium sized de- skinned and cut into medium pieces),

Green peas (a little quantity),

Tomatoes (2 medium sized grated),

Onion (1 medium sized one grated),

Butter (salted, 1 scoop),

Garlic paste (2 teaspoon),

Salt according to taste,

Dried thyme (a pinch),

Black pepper powder (½ teaspoon).

 

Preparation:

  1. Boil the beetroot and carrot in 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker.
  2. After 20 minutes you may remove it, let it cool down and out the content in a blender thereby obtaining an even vegetable puree.
  3. Grate onion and tomatoes and keep separately.
  4. Melt butter in a stock pan; add garlic paste, onion and tomato into it. Add the dried thyme to it. Cook nicely till it becomes an even mixture.
  5. Add the vegetable puree in it. Add salt according to taste.
  6. Remove in a soup bowl and top it with black pepper.

Enjoy the delicacy. You may have it with bread or even as a diet food. It will be a wonderful treat in winter evenings.