Friday, 11 December 2015

December


December is all about holidays. Christmas and New Year are knocking at the door, welcome them in. It’s cold outside but your kitchens are warm and getting warmer. Open houses, family reunions friends, guests and what not. Pregnant with Cross cultural events and mostly about sharing, caring, exchange of gifts and above all merry feasting.   There is a lot on plate these days everyone is looking for good recipes. So I am sharing here some recipes sweet and savory to execute the holiday needs.
Lets start with chicken fingers first with an amazing dip
 
 
Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds of chicken breast cut into equal fingers
Flour 1 cup
Garlic chopped 1 1/2  teaspoons
Eggs 2
Yogurt 1/2 cup
Salt as per taste
red pepper flakes 1to 1 1/2 teaspoons  depending how hot you want to make it.
Cumin powder grounded 1 teaspoon
coriander powder grounded 1 teaspoon
black pepper 1 teaspoon
Bread crumbs 1 cup approx.
Oil for deep-frying
 
Directions
Marinade chicken fingers with yogurt , garlic  and spices.
 let it have a nap for an hour and a half, wake it up after that.
Meanwhile heat oil in a pan or deep fryer what ever you are using
Coat the fingers well in flour first
second dip them in eggs
next coat them again in flour  followed by  bread crumbs
Deep fry them until they are juicy, tender and golden brown.
Caramelized Onion Dip      

2 medium sized onions finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
mayonnaise 1 cup
ketchup 1/2 cup
Pickles 1/4th cup (  cucumber, carrot  etc.) chopped
Garlic 2 cloves finely chopped
Method
sauté  the onions in just a mildly greased pan , combine it with rest of the ingredients and you are done.
Enjoy!