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Of Fridays and Weekends

So last week friday i posted a recipe and will most likely do one again today. I figure since we’ve all had different experiences(read drama as well) throughout the week, looking forward to a peaceful weekend is all we want and honestly most of us are never really that productive on a Friday afternoon! Working while listening to good music makes my Fridays very bearable, and I thank God that am able to listen to music at work, many people don’t have that priviledge.

Today I would like to make a very nice dish for my husband as we relax the evening away to the sound of light (heavy rain wud be great, but with no harm to anyone out there) rain, I hope. It’s really been pouring here, for the last one month to the joy and lose of many. The thing about our government is lack of proper planning due to many reasons that I don’t really feel like spoiling my Friday thinking or talking about.

Anywho, I saw the below recipe from non other than https://www.facebook.com/Fauzias.Kitchen.Fun!

 Popcorn Chicken

A version of popcorn chicken using breadcrumbs as a coating

First, marinate 250gm bite-sized boneless chicken cubes for half an hour in:

half tsp salt
half tsp red chilli powder
half tsp black pepper powder
half tsp paprika powder
pinch of tandoori masala
pinch of cumin powder
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp oil
quarter tsp garlic paste

When ready to fry, have the following ingredients ready:
quarter cup of self rising flour
three-quarters of a cup of breadcrumbs mixed with quarter tsp salt and pinch of pepper
1 egg, beaten well with 1 tsp water

One cube at a time, roll the chicken in the flour, then dip them in the egg, then roll them in the breadcrumbs with a gentle hand. This normally can get messy but once you get going, it doesn’t take long. Finish dipping and rolling all the pieces and set them on a tray or plate.

Heat oil in a pan, then deep fry them in batches at medium heat until golden and crispy. Do not over-fry as boneless chicken hardens if over-cooked.

Drain on tissues/kitchen towels. Serve with fries and a dip!! 🙂

So as you work at your desk, cheer up tomorrow is Saturday, and if you still have to work, I hope it shall be a laid back day for you. Enjoy your life and regardless of what your days throw at your path always have a place you can go, be happy and unwind. Whether you will eat much(watch thoz calories) or  little, have fun with what God has blessed you with.  It was just gloomy Monday the other day, but I’ve got to say, writing on this blog has been lots of fun for me and I look forward to the coming week. Have a most sunshiny weekend! See you all on Monday

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2012 in General

 

Friday Evening Recipes!

CHICKEN STEAK

500gm boneless chicken breast (trimmed and pounded lightly to flatten)

salt/pepper

1 tbsp oil

1 tbsp ketchup

1 tbsp soya sauce

1 tsp garlic paste

1 tsp ginger paste

pinch of turmeric powder

pinch of tandoori masala

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp red chilli flakes

juice of half a lemon

Marinate the chicken in all the above ingredients for at least 2 hours.

Now you can either:

Grill the chicken steak on a bbq grill on both sides until done (about 12-15 minutes per side)

OR

Heat a hot steak pan or heavy griddle, add 2 tbsp of oil to it and fry the steak on medium heat for about 10 minutes per side. Then increase the heat and give it a final fry of about 3-4 minutes per side or until it begins to slightly char. Do not crowd the pan, fry a few pieces at a time.

Light creamy pepper sauce Recipe:

1 tbsp butter

half tbsp flour

1 tsp cornflour

1 tbsp black pepper

pinch of garam masala

salt to taste

3 tbsp fresh cream or sour cream

1 small onion chopped finely

1 cup chicken stock

Heat the butter, add the onions and fry until golden. Add the flour, pepper, garam masala and salt and cook on low heat for 3 minutes, then slowly add the stock and the cornflour. Cook until the stock thickens slightly, then add the cream and stir together. Let this simmer for a few minutes, adjust taste and turn off.

For the veggies, I boiled the carrots and peas for just about 5 minutes, until they are halfway done, then drain the water. Added the sweet corn from a can. Then in a pan, heat 1 tbsp of butter, once it melts add the combined veggies and stir fry on low heat for a few minutes. Sprinkle salt, pepper and a dash of cumin powder. Turn off the heat and serve! 🙂

ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!

 
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Posted by on March 11, 2012 in Meat

 
 
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