Sunday, February 21, 2010


Any recipe of chicken makes me crazy, specifically when its all about the starters. Yumm whenever we visit restaurents I do order somthing which is of dry and spicy and one among them is the chicken tikka. Its got a unique taste of grilled flavour when its being marinated with yogurt along with Indian spices that ends up into a heavenly awesome appetizer. Its best to have during summer days when the same is prepared under bbq process. We had great time having chicken tikka with cheessy pastas for dinner and I felt really good, specially when my daughter said she just loved it. Veggie people can follow the same instruction with eggplant and cauliflower.


1 pound Chicken thighs boneless.

1/2 Cup Yogurt.

1 1/2 tbsp Garlic paste.

1 tbsp Ginger paste.

2 tsp Chilli Powder.

1 tsp Turmeric powder.

2 tbsp Chicken masala.

Pinch of Red colour (optional)

Salt and Pepper to taste.

1 tbsp Oil.

Pinch of Chaat masala.


Clean and wash the chicken pieces and cut them into medium sized chunks. Place the cut pieces on tissue to remove the excess water. Also soak skewers in water for 5 min before use to avoid the burning smell of them.

In a bowl add yogurt and rest of the ingredients one by one except chaat masala.

Add the chicken piece and let it sit for 1 hour in fridge.

After 1 hour, preheat oven under grill section on medium temperature.

Put the marinated chicken chunks on skewers and place them on the tray. Drizzle with some oil and turn occasionally until its well cooked all over the sides.

Sprinkle with some chaat masala on top and Serve hot with shredded cabbage and onions.


Thursday, February 11, 2010


This is the perfect crunchy namkeens that can be taken along with a sip of tea as an evening snack. Its spicy with a touch of crushed black peppers, easy to cook and is easy to serve. One can reduce the quantity of heat according to their taste. Its stays fresh for a month if it is stored in air tight containers. Do try this awesome spicy peanut recipe and satisfy ur tasty buds :)


2 Cups Raw peanuts.

Pinch of water.

1/2 tsp Salt.


1 tbsp Crushed Black Peppers.

1 tsp Chilli powder.

1/2 tsp Turmeric powder.

1 tsp Oil.

Dash of Hing.

Salt to taste.


In a bowl, mix peanuts and salt with a pinch of water and micro for about 6 to 7 min. Stir in to between for every 2 min to avoid burning taste. Make sure peanuts cont to cook even after removing from microwave so be carful not to turn brown.

Allow to cool and remove its shell by rubbing those in hands and break them into 2.

In a pan, heat oil. Add all the spice together and fry for 4 to 5 sec.

Add the roasted peanuts and saute till all masala's are well mixed up with peanuts.

Serve hot.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Salad are always a healthy, quickest food that can be done at home any time. And theres no limitation for that as well. Here I tried a combination of both veggie and fruits salad which ended into a delicious tasty evening snack. The salad was quiet filling and taste was sweet, sour, tangy and spicy. Do try adding some sprouts, boiled chickpeas, and some dry fruits. That works good with this. To them more attractive I ended up garnishing with a touch of chaat and sev. I served with hard boiled eggs as we love having it with salads. Do try this wholesome nutritious meal. Ingredients that I added are as below -


1 Onions.

2 Tomato.

1/2 Cucumber.

Grated Carrots.

Grated Cabbage.

1 Apple.

2 Banana.

Black seedless grapes.

Roasted Peanuts.

Salt to taste.

Pepper to taste.

Pinch of Chaat Masala.

Sev for garnish.


Chop and grate both veggie and fruits and mix them into a bowl along with roasted peanuts.

Make sure as soon as you drop chopped apples, add lime juice to retain its colour. Season them with salt and pepper.

Before serving garnish with sev and a pinch of chaat masala on top.
Serve chill.