Mint Chicken Recipe (Low-Fat)

Another very quick and easy dry chicken recipe.You can serve this with Coconut-Rice or curried chicken or veggies.
Skinless Chicken- 200g
Onion- 1 big sliced
Ginger- ½ inch piece
Garlic – 2 cloves
Mint leaves – bountiful
Chilly powder – 2 tsp
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Salt – To taste
Spices crushed- 1 tsp (Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves and Fennel seeds)
Potato – 1 medium cut into cubes
Coconut small pieces -2 tbsp
Method of Preparation
Clean and cut chicken.
Make a paste of ginger, garlic and mint leaves.
Marinate chicken with onion slices, Spices, Chilly, coriander, salt and the mint paste .Add in potatoes and coconut pieces.
Rub in this marinade well into the chicken and keep aside for 2 hours.
Cook this well (in a pressure cooker)
Now, heat a skillet, add in a tsp of oil. Sauté the chicken with the marinade until it turns to dry and reddish brown in color.
Serve with plain rice, Chapattis or Bread.
Instead, you can serve it with this exotic Coconut-Rice .


Coconut Rice Recipe

delicious coconut rice from kerala,srilankan rice
  Coconut rice is a good option when you want to give a twist to the normal rice dishes.
This is  similar to Thai Coconut rice.
Rich in coconut milk, this is a real relish with any accompaniment you like.My suggestion ,this delicious chicken curry is a great combo.
White Rice – 1 cup
Coconut milk – 2 cups
Salt- To taste
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp (Optional)
Method Of Preparation
Soak and clean white rice. In a heavy bottom pan, cook rice with good quality coconut milk.
When rice turns almost done, add crushed cumin seeds and salt.
Cook well. Add 1 tsp ghee on top.
Garnish with dry grated coconut.
Serve hot with chicken curry.


Indian Rice Pudding

rice pudding kerala payasam

India is rich in its tradition and its festivals. We have a potpourri of festivals, not only connected with Gods and Goddesses, but also with wind, harvest and so on.
Colors, sweets, firecrackers and flowers are an integral part of any festival in India.
Sharing an Indian Rice Pudding recipe,apt for any occasion. This is a quick and easy method to make this dessert, which could take an hour to cook otherwise, if we follow the usual method. But taste is the same, I must say! So here we go!
Raw Rice -   ¾ cup
Milk        - 1-1/2 liters
Sugar – 1-1/4 cup
Ghee – 2 tsp
Cardamom – 2tsp
Cashew nuts, Raisins – To garnish
Method of Preparation
Wash the rice and soak for 15 minutes.
In a pressure cooker, add in milk, sugar, rice and powdered cardamom.
Cook on high flame until 1 whistle. Simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Allow the pressure cooker to cool.
Heat Ghee in a pan. Fry cashew nuts and Raisins.  Pour in the ghee along with the fried items.
If you want a thicker consistency, add in some powdered cashew nuts. And serve chilled or at room temperature.
Kids would enjoy this version of rice pudding.


Garlic-Butter Rice

Butter Rice
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Garlic-Butter rice is something I came up with, when I didn’t get time to make a big meal.
So another quick recipe, my family loves it and I am sure, your kids too will.
No one can resist the aroma of garlic sauteing in butter. So here we go !
Butter- 1 tb sp
Garlic – 4 cloves finely chopped
Onion-1 medium
Cashew nuts -
Rice -1 cup
Cardamom, cloves, cinnamon –crushed 1 tsp
Spring onion- to your taste
Salt- to taste
Melt butter in a heavy bottomed pan .Add 1 tsp sugar, when it turns brown, add onion sliced.
Add the crushed spices and rice. Let the rice fry for 2 minutes .Add cashew nuts and spring onion.
Now pour in water and add salt .Cook until done.
Garnish with spring onion.
Serve hot. I served it with 'Dal Makhni (Creamy Lentils) "


Crispy Potato Wedges~kids recipe

Potato Recipes
Today I am going to talk about that wonder vegetable. Since Potatoes contain mounds of carbohydrate, it is easy to digest. Potatoes are really magical not only in its taste, but it is used to relieve a number of diseases like high blood pressure due to tension, indigestion etc.
Juice of Potato can be used for the treatment of burns and skin problems.
But it's better to know that green potatoes are poisonous and so are its leaves.
Diabetic, obese and those who are on slimming regime should avoid Potatoes since it is high in energy and sugar content.
It’s always better to avoid deep fried Potato dishes. So let’s make these crispy grilled/shallow fried Wedges.
Potatoes    - 2 Big
Butter - 1 tsp
Corn flour - 1 tab sp
Chilly Powder - 2 tsp
Salt - To taste
Thyme -1 tsp
Olive Oil/Butter - 2 tsp
Method of Preparation
Boil whole potatoes  until just done (do not over cook). This step is for a fluffy interior after grilling.
Now cut them into wedges.
In a bowl, mix dry corn flour, thyme, salt and chilly powder.
Coat potato wedges with some melted butter. Now dip buttered potato pieces in the dry flour mix.
Toss it on a grill or on a pan with just 1-2 tsp Olive oil until it’s crispy and golden.
This recipe makes the wedges extra crispy with fluffy interior .Kids gonna love it and this can be a healthy lunch for them too.
Serve  the yummiest snack with anything you like.

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