Showing posts with label chinese dishes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chinese dishes. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Soya Chunks and Poha Cutlet

Silence is Golden,try telling this to an Orator a Public Speaker who loves to Deliver Speech and gabbles a lot will give one Hard stare at you.Similarly try to Explain a Diet Plan to an Epicure who loves to Experiment Different Cuisines and always at the Quest to Satisfy his Palate will throw a Nasty look.. Many of us are dubious about the different professions but These Veterans love their job In spite of all the odds likewise an House wife who loves her Job though her role is considered as one the least praiseworthy Jobs..... This post is a tribute all the Housewives out there who work Round-The-Clock in order to please their family... 

My Today's pick is very Unique, Delicious and Healthy to the core... 

The star Ingredient of my recipe is Soya Chunks..The Word Soya itself is capable of making many heads turn because of its exceptional nutritional quality..It is also called as 'Vegetarian Meat'...It is prepared from Defatted Soya Flour by extrusion cooking. At the time of preparation it undergoes structural changes and forms a fiber like network..It is widely used in many curries and in Manchurians because it absorbs all the flavors as the soya chunks has got no taste of its own....Rich source of Protien and Fiber....

Soya Chunks and Poha Cutlet

1)1 cup soya chunks 
2)1 cup thin poha(Paper poha)
3)2 Tbsp vegetable oil or any cooking oil 
4)2 small boiled potatoes 
5)1tsp kasoori methi (dried methi leaves)
6)1 Tbsp green chillies cut into small pieces 
7)1 tsp sugar 
8)1/2 cup onion cut into small pieces 
9)1 Tbsp cornflour 
10)1 tsp Cumin seeds 
11)1 Tbsp ginger garlic paste 
12) coriander leaves for garnishing
13)1 tsp garam masala
14) 1 tsp coriander and cumin powder 

1)Take a wok and add 1 Tbsp of oil,add cumin seeds,ginger garlic paste and green chillies when the oil gets warm.
 2)fry till the raw smell of ginger garlic vanishes,add onion and fry the color of the onion changes.
 3)Keep water boiling in a small container and add the soya chunks,keep it for 2 to 3 minutes the soya chunks absorbs the water...Squeeze the excess water and keep aside.
 4)Add boiled and mashed potatoes,soya chunks and all the dry ingredients including poha and sautee for 5 minutes.Finally add coriander leaves and a spoonful of cornflour powder and make patties of desired shape..
5)Shallow fry these patties until both the sides turns to golden yellow color and serve hot with and of the favorite sauces..

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Chinese Noodles/Pad Thai

I Remember Longing for Chinese-Food Ever Since My School Days... Those Days,It was one of the Popular Fast-Food Which had Just Started Blooming across the City....Since Noodles belong to Chinese Cuisine,I assumed that it was  Confined only to Restaurants,but Indian Cuisine being the Mixed-Bag of all Cuisines has made it Possible to Relish any thing Under Our Sleeve with a Seal of Healthiness.Kids and teenagers love noodles, and this a healthy and quick way to get some veggies into the body.

Noodles are  Ribbon like Narrow Strips of dried dough usually made of wheat flour,spice extracts and water...
Here goes my  Husband's Version of Chinese Noodles in my Words...

Ingredients:1)1 packet Chinese Noodles (I have used Ching's noodles here)
2)1 cup chopped capsicum/bell pepper
3)1 cup carrot
4)1 cup beans
5)1 cup onion and tender sprouts(optional)
6)3 to 4 cloves of garlic, ginger
7)1 Tbsp Soy sauce
8)1 Tbsp Tomato ketchup,hot sauce(optional)  
9)1 Tbsp  Soy sacuce,red chilli sauce or you can even use All In One Sauce(Ching's secret sauce) 
10)2 to 3 slit green chillies
11)2 Tbsp olive or vegetable oil
12)Salt as per taste

1)Keep the water to boil in a big pan
2)When water gets to a boil add noodles and cover the lid for about 8 to 10 minutes until the noodles are almost cooked. keep checking noodle threads to make sure that it is not overcooked.
3)Drain the hot water , wash it with cold water and spread the noodles on the plate and add 2 to 3 tsp oil(this makes noodles non sticky)
4)Add oil in  a wok,when it gets to warm add finely chopped ginger,garlic,chillies,salt and fry for just 2 mins
5)  Add vegetables starting from the hardest ( carrots,beans,onions,capsicum) on a high flame.
6)Toss in all sauces  one after the other and keep frying(check the seasoning at this stage)
7) Finally add noodles and give it a nice mix
Tips: 1)Chinese dish should always be done on high flame
2)Add Tomato Ketchup to enhance its flavor and taste. 
3)Do you like 'Pad Thai'? crush some roasted peanuts in mixer and drizzle it over the noodle to give it a Thai touch!!!
                       Chinese Noodles is ready to serve.