Thursday, 30 July 2015

Buttermilk Brined Chicken Kebabs

It's barbecue time here and I am with one of my best barbecue chicken recipe, also really excited to share it!!! In one of my previous posts(Brined Roasted Chicken), I talked about brining, well for this recipe I tried buttermilk for brining the meat. The result is always juicy tender meat! It's rainy time here, although it is not raining much, but still the lovely weather and cool winds invite you ourdoors. So celebrated the awesome rainy ambience with these delicious smokey chicken tikkas....yumm!! The recipe is simple but super in taste. Enjoy them with green chutney, which is a blend of herbs, nuts, onion or tomato and super easy to make at home. So try this someday and cook the natural way!! Hope you like it!!!

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Cauliflower-Beans Masala

My last week went very busy but the weekends were quite relaxing :). I went easy on cooking too and had this easy yet flavourful vegetable recipe. I love to eat vegetables (and sometimes only vegetables!!). This season we planted many of them, and now I am eagerly waiting for the results. Nothing is equal to the freshness of homegrown veggies and also it bring along a sense of satisfaction and happiness. Well, this recipe is simple with ingredients easy to find at home. It goes well with all kinds of breads. So try this someday and cook the natural way!! Hope you like it!!

Monday, 20 July 2015

Boiled Peanut Salad

Hope you are having a great start of the weekdays! I have mixed feeling on Mondays, sad because weekend is gone and excited because life is back on track...hehe!! If weekends relax you, weekdays keep you going and organized. Well, now about the salad. Salads are not only healthy but they make you feel healthy also. The more I try salad recipes, the more I fall in love with them. I don't about others, but I feel so good after having salads, it changes my mood. This salad has boiled peanuts. I never tried boiled peanuts until 2006, and since then I use them often. Peanuts are one of the tastiest heart-healthy super food. They are rich in vitamin E, proteins and minerals like magnesium, iron, zinc etc. With all the fresh ingredients, this salad is super tasty. So, try this some day and cook the natural way! Hope you like it!!

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Cardamom Chicken

Hi there! Well today's star ingredient is cardamom! This recipe has a strong flavour of cardamom. Cardamoms go well with both dessert and savoury dishes and I love it. The recipe has green cardamoms for a very pungent flavour and black cardamoms for an earthy smokey flavour. With few ingredients and easy to cook, this recipe is good to try. So have some cardamom taste and cook the natural way! Hope you like it!!

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Soya-Egg Bhurji

Ok, let's have some soya power again,and this time with egg bhurji!!Egg bhurji is a sort of scrambled eggs with vegetables and spices, so you can say it is an Indian version of scrambled eggs. Now, how the idea of adding soya granules to the egg bhurji came into my mind. Well, one day we were about to have breakfast when some guests came over and to my worry, those were the last eggs I had cooked. No more eggs means I had to cook something else for them and I was feeling very lazy that morning. And then, I saw "the rescue" pack- soya granules and some vegetables. *TADDA* problem fixed!!! Soya is a protien power food and so are eggs. Everyone enjoyed the protien combo a lot that from then on, I never cook bhurji without soya granules(which look almost as same as bhurji). The recipe is simple but I wanted to share it with you all! You can add any vegetable of you choice. So try it someday and cook the natural way!! Hope you like it!

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Brined Roasted Chicken

Weekend is here and I am in a mood of having something non-vegetarian. No,no no not a curry version, I am here with one of my best roasted chicken recipe. Lately, I've started brining the chicken and the result- soft, tender, perfectly flavored chicken! Everybody asks me how I do that! Well now all will know...hehe. Brining is basically soaking chicken in salty water along with other flavours which is optional. It moisten the meat and makes it soft and juicy. Since the day I learned about brining, I am stuck to it and will always be. Well this recipe doesn't have any Indian touch as I wanted to cook something different than the regular. The spices in the brine give the chicken an earthy flavour and the seasoning makes it very delicious. The most important thing about this recipe is that it has very less oil but still it is finger licking good, as they say..haha. I believe food can be tasty even with less or without oil. So, try this recipe someday and don't forget to cook the natural way!!!