Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Chicken Chole (chicken with chickpeas)

This is a very nice recipe to serve at a dinner party. It is also simple and satisfying.

One and half cups cooked chick peas
3/4 tomatoe chopped
two green chilis cut into fours
one green chili chopped
one tablespoon ginger and garlic paste
1 tsp tumeric
salt to taste
one medium onion chopped

Remove two tablespoons of chickpeas from one and a half cups. Mash them.
In a medium pot add two tablespoons oil. Add chopped onion. Saute until they turn golden brown. Add ginger and garlic paste, then add tumeric. Cook for 2 or three minutes. Add green chilis, and tomatoe. Cook for five more minutes, until tomatoe starts turning mushy. Add Chicken to this. Add mashed chick peas to the pot. Add one glass of water. Also add the rest of the chickpeas. Add some chopped cilantro. Let chicken cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Add salt at the end.
Eat with white rice. Enjoy.

Chocolate Brownies (cake like)

Heres a cake like brownie your kids will love.

Three eggs
3/4 cup oil
two tsps baking powder
one cup flour
half cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
Crushed Peanuts 1/4 cup

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and cocoa. Add eggs and oil and sugar. Mix with a whisk. Pour into a 13xs 9 pan. Sprinkle crushed peanuts on top. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Chicken Chapli kabobs

These are really good. You will need:

Ground chicken leg and thigh one pound
Corn meal two tablespoons
one tomatoe seeds removed, and chopped
coriander seeds one and half tablespoon
coriander powder half tsp
one green chili chopped finely
half medium onion chopped finely
pomegranate seed powder one tsp
salt to taste
three to four garlic cloves chopped finely
one egg
red chili flakes four tablespoons
cilantro chopped finely 1/4 cup

Mix everything together and form into patties. Fry in oil.  

Aloo Bhaigan (eggplant potatoe)

This is great for vegetarians.


Two small eggplants diced into cubes
One medium potatoe diced into cubes
Half medium onion chopped finely
7 to 8 curry leaves
Half tsp mustard seeds
One tomatoe chopped
Ginger and garlic paste one tablespoon
Three tablespoons oil
One tsp red chili powder
One tsp tumeric
One tsp cumin
salt to taste

In a wok add oil and mustard seeds. After they crackle, add curry leaves. Add onion and sauté until golden brown. Then add ginger and garlic paste. Add spices. Add tomatoe, cook five minutes until tomatoe becomes mushy. Then add eggplant and potatoe. Pour one glass of water and let it cook until eggplant and potatoe are soft. Add salt. Garnish with cilantro.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Ginger chicken

This is a mildly sweet and spicy chicken dish.

You will need:

  1. Half pound chicken cut up
  2. Half medium onion diced finely
  3. half cup tomatoe puree
  4. One tablespoon ginger paste
  5. One tsp red chili powder
  6. One tsp tumeric
  7. One tsp cumin powder
  8. One tsp coriander powder
  9. One tablespoon butter
  10. Salt to taste
  11. ginger cut into small strips
  12. cilantro for garnish

In a heavy bottom suacepan add two tablespoon oil. Add onion. Wait until they turn golden brown. Then add ginger paste. Add tumeric, chili powder, cumin, coriander. Add chicken and fry for five minutes. Add tomatoe puree. Turn heat to medium heat and let chicken cookabout 15 minutes. Add butter at the end. Also add salt. Garnish with ginger and cilantro.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Moong Dal

This is a a simple and delicious way to prepare moong dal.

  1. One tomatoe chopped
  2. half cup moong dal washed
  3. half medium onion chopped
  4. half tablespoon ginger and garlic paste
  5. one tsp chili powder
  6. one tsp tumeric powder
  7. three dried red chilis
  8. 7 to 8 curry leaves
  9. half tsp mustard seeds

In a pressure cooker add dal, chopped tomatoe, onion, ginger and garlic paste, chili powder and tumeric. Add enough water just until dal is covered and pressure cook for only 3 or 4 whistles. Dal should be whole still but soft. Open pressure cooked and mash tomatoes with spoon. Add salt. In a separate pan add one tablespoon oil, and to this add mustard seeds. After mustard seeds crackle, add curry leaves, and red chilis. Add to the dal. Dal is ready to eat.

Cabbage and carrot with chicken samosas

These are great to accompany a chinese dish. Makes eighteen samosas. Alternatively you can make them into a roll shape.


  1. Two cups napa cabbage
  2. One and half tablespoon fresh ginger and garlic paste
  3. One tsp chili powder
  4. one tsp tumeric
  5. salt to taste
  6. half tsp black pepper powder
  7. half pound ground chicken 

Heat one tablespoon of oil in a saucepan. Add ginger and garlic paste. Add spices. Cook for two or three minutes. Then add cabbage and chicken. Fry for a little while then add two glasses of water. Let cabbage cook. Should take about 15 minutes. Let water dry up.  Then add black pepper powder. Add salt to taste. Let it cool and fill into springroll wrappers.