Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Anniversary Dinner Party

Mar9th2009:- And now for the dinner menu. Here is what I made:-
Tandoori Chicken

Main Course


And here is how I made each of the dish:-
Tandoori Chicken.
TandooriChicken Leg pieces -10
Red Chilly
Ginger,Garlic pate
Coriander Powder
Garam Masala

 I had 10 leg pieces, so after washing them I made gashes on the meaty part. Next took a mixture of salt,red chilly and lemon juice and spread them in the gashes.

 Then took a bowl and mixed youghurt, salt,red chilly, pepper,corinader powder,garam masala,garlic ginger paste made a paste and applied them liberally on the leg pieces. Kept it in the fridge for marination. Next day I baked it in the oven aat 350F for 30 mins.  Before serving I heated it again in a pan with some cut onions and sprinkled lime juice over it.

RawRice - 3 cups
Cooked Rice - 1 cup
Coconut powder/pieces - 1 cup

Blend all the above ingredients in a blender well, Do not make it watery. It should be thick and a little coarse. Add a little yeast and keep it for fermenting. Next day before actually cooking add salt. Normally this is made in an appam pan, but as I do not have it here , what I do is to pour the batter in a non fry pan and then cover it with a lid. It gets cooked by the steam. No need of turning to cook like dosa. It is cooked only one side and then removed

Potato Stew
Potatoes - 3 big ones (boiled)
Spices(Bay leaves,cardamon,cinnamon)
Coconut Milk -1/2 can
Onions - 1 big
Green Chilly - 3 slit long
Ginger,garlic cut

For tempering
Mustard seeds
Red Chilly
Coriander Leaves
Curry Leaves
Heated oil in a pan, added the spices,green chilly,ginger,garlic and heated. Add onions and salt and saute. Add cut potatoes and fry. Smash the potatoes but not completely, try to leave timy pieces of potato. Add 1/2 can coconut milk and equal amount of water. Let it cook well. Add salt as per your taste.  Once done add the tempering to this. A very simple and tasty dish.

Chinese Fried Rice
Cooked Rice
Choice of Veggies
Spring Onions
Onion - 1
Cumin Seeds
I heated oil in a pan, added some cumin seeds, once it spluttered I added onions and sauteed, added some spring onions, then added veggies like beans, cauliflower,capsicum,salt,tossed in some soya sauce and ccoked it on high flame for a minute or two, the veggies have to remain crispy, tossed in the rice, adjusted salt,pepper as per my taste and it was done.

Gobi Manchurian:-
Cut cauliflower florets
Corn Flour
Spring Onions

First I made a paste of cornflour, salt and pepper and dipped the cauliflower pieces in them for coating and fried them well. Once this was done I had to make the sauce.
For this I heated oil in a pan, added cumin seeds, spring onions, garlic,ginger pieces, added soya sauce, salt as per taste, and a little water. Added the fried cauliflower in them, mixed well and garnished with cilantro leavs.

Note: For the Chinese receipes you can use ajinomot,chilli sauce, as I did not have these ingredients I omitted them.

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