Sunday, June 28

Cheese & Chicken Quesadillas.

Cheese And Chicken Quesadillas is a great recipe for parties or picnic. The succulent chicken and cooked peppers are a delight when mixed with the melted cheeses. This recipe can be made even with leftover chicken or even mix vegetables and it can be pre prepared and freeze for a later use and they reheat quite well. Quesadilla taste better with sour cream and salsa.

4 flour tortillas
1 cup of boneless chicken, diced
1 packet fajita seasoning
1 cup of chopped, green and red bell peppers
1/2 cup button mushroom, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese
Salt and Oil as per requires.

Cooking Method.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. add chicken and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Then add mushroom, fajita seasoning and stirfry for 2 minutes. Now stir in the green bell peppers, red bell peppers, onion. Cook and until the vegetables have softened, about 6 to 7 minutes. and set it aside.
Mean time heat a non-stick tava or frying pan onto medium heat with little oil. Then layer half of each tortilla with the chicken and vegetable mixture, then sprinkle with the Cheddar cheese. Fold the tortillas in half and Place onto a hot tava and cook both the side untill the cheese have melted.
Serve with sour cream and salsa.

Tuesday, May 19

Pasta Arrabiata.

Pasta Arrabiata is a spicy sauce for pasta made from garlic, tomatoes, and red chilli peppers cooked in olive oil. "Arrabbiata" means "angry" in Italian. Arrabiata sauce is usually accompanied with penne pasta and serve hot with Parmigiano cheese, but I have not added the cheese as I'm not a fan of cheese and I think it tasted better without cheese.. Try out the quick and easy dish and enjoy.

2tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
5 garlic clove, crushed
1tbsp red chilli flakes 
1 can of chopped tomato or 250gram chopped tomatos
1tsp dried oregano
Salt to taste
200g penne pasta.

Cooking Method.
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and chillies. cook for a minute. Then add tomatoes, oregano and salt. Bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to low and cook till all the tomatoes are nicely cooked. that would take about 15 to 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water following packet directions, until tender. Drain pasta and set it aside. Now add the pasta to sauce, toss to combine. Cover and set aside for 5 minutes (this allows pasta to absorb sauce).
Spoon into serving bowls and serve hot with some cheese.

Monday, May 18

Coconut and Dry Red Chilli Chutney.

Coconut chutney is a very easy and common side dish made in every South Indian households and served with idli, dosa, vadai and even with upma etc. The recipe is so simple and so easy and can be made in no time, there are many variation that can be made in a basic ingredients. Almost every chutney need tempering with mustard and curry leaves, but this recipe no need of any tempering it taste very good without even tempering and this chutney can be served with hot plain rice topped with ghee. Do try out this recipe and enjoy.

1 cup chopped coconut
10 dry red chilli
3 garlic cloves
5 to 6 curry leaves
1tsp tamarind paste
Salt to taste.

Dry roast all the above ingredients.
Then blend everything together with little water to a smooth paste.
Serve with idli, dosa.

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