Sunday, November 4, 2007

How to cook Gobi manchurian

Gobi(cauliflower) manchurian is delicious and easy dish to make, It can be made in less then 20 minutes.

Ingredients :
  • Cornflower
  • fresh pepper
  • soya souse
  • gobi(cauliflower)
  • salt for taste
  • spring onion
  • green chile
  • garlic

First mix cornflower(just enough to cover the gobi), pepper and salt.


Coates the gobi in the above made mixture so that it is completely covered with it.
fry the gobi till it gets cooked(taste one).

3 this is the final step, here take a separate pan and add some oil, then once the oil is hot, add Chile, garlic, spring onions and fry. To this add pepper, salt and a little bit of soya souse, add a little tomato ketchup to make the mixture sticky and thick. thats it ! add the fried gobi and mix well.

Monday, June 25, 2007

how to dice an onion, video

this video show a nice, step by step method on how to dice an onion, pretty neat. The onion were very finely cut at the end of the video. This is a nice cooking tip.

how to make pizza, video

this video is a continuation of the previous post, and is the final part in making a good pizza.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Tandoori Chicken

If there is one thing that I love having on a cold night, it is hot Tandoori Chicken with lime on the side. The taste is simply out of this world. Today I tried cooking Tandoori Chicken for the first time, by following the instruction given in this book, Nita Mehta's Punjabi Khaana(more recipes in her website) and to my delight it was quit easy to make. Here are some of the pictures I took while I was cooking, check it out.

It took me some 5 min to make this marinade,
after which I added the chicken pieces.

After coating the chicken pieces, I kept them in the fridge for some hours.

After keeping the pieces in the fridge for some hours, I grilled the pieces in the Tandoori,and after a few minutes it was ready, and it tasted just like the Tandoori chicken made in Restaurants.Note : All of the above photos were taken with my Nokia N72 Mobile phone :> , Its very handy while cooking, because I copy the recipes into my mobile and then cook

Monday, May 28, 2007

How to cook French fries :

Step 1 : wash potato well and peal

Step 2: boil for 5-8 min on medium flame

Step 3 : then cut the potato into the classic french fries shape with a knife. you will see that cut french fries are sticky(starch), this is good. let it dry for 5 min.

Step 4 : fry the pieces in low flame for 3 min( you see blisters or a skin formation on the french fries.this will lock the flavour inside) but don't let it turn golden yellow we do this in step 5.

Step 4 :now remove the excess oil and leave it aside to cool for 10 min (in a fridge maybe till it cools)

Step 5: then heat the oil in medium flame, then add the cooled french fries, they will turn golden colour immediately, that's the clue that its done!

Step 6 : remove the french fries and dry it with a paper and Sprinkle salt.

My addiction to french fries started when I tasted my first french fries in Mac Donald's, and since then I started trying out how to make my own french fries, as a kid i though of first cutting potato into little finger shapes and frying them, wow if only if it was that simple.......... it sucked, it was roasted on the outside and raw in the inside, then I tried again, and again and again and failed!
A year ago I was watching kitchen magic show on discovery channel and they started talking of french fries, man I was hooked to the tube. It went like this......
1> heat french fries at low temperature (60*c)
2> let the outer layer form a gel coat to preserve the flavour, only to be released in side the mouth
3> how do you do that?? put these french fries in side a desiccator(a dehydrating machine)
4> then fry once more at higher temperature.
Viola! french fries.
yah! right! I don't have a desiccator or a thermometer to check the heat.
after some R & D i came out with this solution :

Method 2

This method is by krysalia, its much simpler.
Step 1 : cut fresh yellow potato into fingers, wipe them with a kitchen cloth to dry them a little.

Step 2 : put the fingers into boiling oil(160*c) for 5-10 minutes, this will cook them in the inside, but they will not be crunchy. "you're at 160° when a little cube of bread becomes crunchy but not orange in the oil for one minute ".

Step 3 : Now, remove fingers, and reboil them when the oil's temperature reaches 190*C. " you're at this temperature if another cube of bread becomes really fried and orange in the oil for one minute"

Sprinkle salt and eat. Faster!
Recipe by krysalia
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