Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Orange Sponge Cake With Orange Glaze

Yesterday, when I got up it was a lovely morning, sky full of clouds and as I took tea it stared to rain. I really enjoyed my bed tea - which wasn't in bed indeed - meanwhile a tempt for sweet tooth started to butter flying in my stomach. ahhh I wish I'd had a crispy cookie or chocolate muffin or a soft slice of sweet cake at least.
To fill my hunger for sweetness I hurried to my kitchen and opt for the ingredients to make something yummy and what I got was half a dozen of oranges. But how could it be used to make something sweet ?? (0_0) !?
Just pondering 5 minutes over it, I got flashes of cake topped with orange slices and glazed... delicious.. mouth watering... and only words came out of my mouth was let's bake...! (^-^)
What frightened many naives for baking is the exact measurement, but it not as big deal as it seems.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Chicken Steam Roast

As name sounds its a dish prepared with dual cooking techniques that is roasting and then steaming the chicken to get a scrumptious and tasteful treat with tempting aroma and appearance. Chicken Steam Roast roots back to Southeast Asian countries in days before pottery and dishes were introduced. People hadn't modern day steamer, roasters, conventional or convection ovens they simply used rotisserie style to roast meat over a fire or brick oven.
Rotisserie is a style of roasting where meat is skewered on a spit - a long solid rod used to hold food while it is being cooked over a fire in a fireplace or over a campfire, or roasted in an oven.
Steam chicken is not the first option that struck to the mind when thinking what to cook for weekend. Because for many ladies its not the simplest food to cook as it seems, but truly... it is, yes it is the simplest food for me at least, and it can be for you too if you have plenty of time for preparation before lunch time bell. Because it requires time for marinating the chicken but the taste is worth of patience and effort. So, if you are planning to serve it to some special guest then prepare it one day ahead the final gathering.

Chicken steam or roast is made delicious in either way that you throw chicken in oven with spices and chunks of vegetable, or use a screwer over burning charcoal oven. But I didn't use any of these methods I simply made it in pressure cooker which turned out great (^_^) ... sounds interesting??? (o_O) ... well it may...!
Pressure cooker is the secret of simplicity and I learned this from my mother who is great cookery teacher for me. Check out the recipe and method I have used 3 chickens as it was 6-8 servings but the recipe is for 1 chicken you can adjust the ingredients as per requirements, and what I suggest you all should try it once for sure,  you definitely going to love it..!

Sour Onion - BBQ Special

Ever wondered how those reddish-brownish-orange coloured-or a mixture of all these colours-onion salad served with BBQ at restaurants is made? Its sour, its tangy, its spicy, its sweet to sum up its full of flavor that pairs greatly with that smoky bbq or tandoori food items. But again do you know how to make it..?? NO...

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Mint Chutney - Pudina Chutney

Add a zing to any meal..!
Nothing can perk up a meal like a Mint chutney or green chutney. Mint chutney aka Pudina chutney is a spicy dip made from mint leaves, cilantro and a hint of spices. It is an extremely flavored and is one of the must have condiments in my fridge, and is served in small quantities. It is one of the most popular Pakistani chutneys around ramadan becuase it pairs beautiful with fritter and chips.
This basic chutney is perfect for using as a dipping sauce and can be served with almost any food