Wednesday, August 19

Chicken Fajita Wrap/Mexican Style Wrap!!

Fajita is basically Mexican-style wraps. You can play with ingredients of your choice and can be made with left over vegetables or chicken. All you have do is just toss all the ingredients together and wrap with some tortillas and grill on a hot grilled pan or skillet. It make a great lunch or weekend dinner, in no time!! This was made with left over chicken I just added some veggies and fajitas seasoning and it was delicious. But I'm giving you the recipe of non cooked chicken, which I have tried several times!!

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
Pinch of pepper powder
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 and pepper powder. Cook until the vegetables have softened, that will take about 4 to 5 minutes. and set it aside.
Mean time heat a grilled pan or skillet, onto medium heat with little oil. Then layer half of each tortilla with the chicken and vegetable mixture, then wrap the tortillas tightly and place onto a hot skillet and cook till it becomes a brown.
Serve with sour cream and salsa.

Sunday, August 16

Veg Burger!!

Veg Burger!! Burgers are something which I can live on my whole life. Because they are small in potion and very filling. I have tried all kinds of burger and only veg burger was left, instead of eating in some eating joints, I tried my hands on veg burger at home and It was quite good and I discovered one more thing about me that I can't eat veg burger, but my hubby love it.. I can't say this is easy recipe but it's worth trying once. This burger has everything what you need for a day and it will keep you going without feeling hungry for a long time. I don't know about other but I was quite full for a very long time!!! You can even freeze the patties for a later and use when even you want. Do try and let me know..

Ingredient's For Arranging Burger
2 nos fresh Burger buns
4 lettuce leaves
2tbsp coleslaw
2 cheese slice (optional)

Ingredient's For ColeSlaw
1 cup of shredded cabbage
1/2 cup of grated carrot
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2tbsp fresh cream
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Ingredient's For Burger Patties.
1 cup boiled vegetables (green peas, potato, cauliflower, carrot)
1 small onion (chopped)
2 cloves of crushed garlic
1tbsp maida or corn flour
1/2tsp soya sauce
1/2tsp tomato sauce
1/2 chilli flakes
Pinch of black pepper powder
1/2 cup bread crumbs
3tbsp oil (to fry the patties)
Salt to taste.

Cooking Method.
In a mixing bowl add all the coleslaw ingredients and mix them well and refrigerate the coleslaw for a later use.
Heat oil in a frying pan and sauté onions, crushed garlic till onion turns transparent.
Now add all the boiled vegetables, soya and tomato sauce, chilli flakes, pepper powder and salt. Cook for a minute or 2. Switch off the flame & let it cool. Then add the maida and mash it really well and make a thick dough.
Roll the dough on the kitchen counter and make 4 even size patty and refrigerate for a 10 to 15minutes.
Dip the patty into bread crumbs and set a aside. In a mean time. heat a little oil in a frying pan to shallow fry the patties. Cook only in low flame till they turn golden brown in both the sides. Flip it whenever needed. Remove on to a kitchen towel. Repeat the same procedure to all the patties and keep all ready.

Method for Arranging Burger.
Cut the burger buns into 2 portions. Place the lettuce leaves on the 1 portion of bun, then keep one patty. above the patty put some coleslaw, slice of cheese and lettuce. Cover it with another portion of bun.
Adjust the quantity of patties and coleslaw as per your taste. You can also keep some tomato slices & if you desire.
Serve immediately with ketchup and chips!!

Thursday, August 13

Brinjal Rice/ Vangi Bhath.

Brinjal Rice/ Vangi Bhath is a delicious one pot meal. It is a combination of eggplant and rice combined with indian spices!! and serve with coconut chutney. I still can't forget those days, when one of colleague use to bring vangi bhath for me in lunch when ever she cooks, atleast once in a month I use to get a call saying that don't bring lunch today, because I have cooked VB. She was an expert when it came to cooking this dish and I have tried eating in many South Indian restaurants but still I'm not able to get that taste. Anyway even I try my hands on to this dish when ever I get a chance. This dish can be made with even left over rice and serve with coconut chutney and papad, It's a wonderful combination.. I make vangi bhath masala at home, this time I have used a store bought masala, since the home made was over and I was craving to have this dish. What to do desperate times desperate measures!!

2 brinjal cut into cubes 
2 cups cooked rice
1/2cup peanuts
1 medium onion chopped
2tbsp vangi bhath masala
2 to 3tbsp tamrind extract
1tsp red chilli powder, 1/2tsp turmeric, 1tsp coriander powder
1/4tsp channa dal, 1/4tsp urad dal
1/4tsp mustard seeds
2 dry red chilli
Pinch of hing
10 to 15 curry leaves
Salt and Oil to taste.

Cooking Method.
Take a broad pan and heat oil. add channa dal, urad dal and peanuts, when they starts to turn brown, add dry red chilli, mustard seeds, curry leaves and hing, when they starts to splutter, add chopped onion and fry to golden brown. Then add red chilli powder, turmeric, coriander powder, vabgi bhath masala, tamarind extract and brinjals and cook till the brinjals are well cooked, that might take about 5 to 6 minutes, Now add the cooked rice and mix well. Vangi Baath is ready to serve.
Serve with Coconut Chutney and Papad.

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