March 29, 2020

Carne asada chicken tacos with Pico de Gallo

What U need :

Chicken - 2 Lbs boneless meat
Onion pwd - 1 teaspoon
Cumin - 1 teaspoon
Black pepper - 1 teaspoon
Taco seasoning - 1 tablespoon
Red pepper flakes - 1 teaspoon
Paprika or chilli pwd - 1 tablespoon

Dehydrated onion - 1 teaspoon
EVOO - as needed to cook
Goat cheese - garnish
Cilantro and lemon - garnish

Pico de Gallo - chopped tomatoes , red onions, jalapeños , cilantro , lemon juice and salt

  • Marinate the meat with the dry rub and keep aside for more than 4 hours or overnight. Do not add salt as taco seasoning as enough salt 
  • Heat a pan with oil and shallow fry the marinated meat this will take 8- 10 mins
  • Let this cool and shred it and add more spice and oil and recook the meat this can also be cooked by BBQ method will have more of a smoky flavor to the meat
  • Heat up a tortilla add a little mayo or greek yogurt as a base to hold the meat add the cooked chicken carne asada top with some goat cheese a, cilantro and pico de gallo  NJoy !!

March 15, 2020

Garbanzo beans ( Chole ) and Naan OR brown rice

  1. What you need :

  2. 1 Red onion chopped fine 
  3. 1 cup boiled Chickpeas aka Garbanzo beans (Chana) 
  4. I used the canned one drain the water and rinse thoroughly 
  5. 1 medium Tomato chopped
  6. 1 tablespoon Ginger garlic paste
  7. 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  8. 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  9. 2 tsp Red chilli powder
  10. 1 tsp Chole garam masala 
  11. Salt to taste 
  12. Water as needed 
  13. Juice of one lemon for garnish 
  14. Cilantro leaves chopped
  15. EVOO - 2 tablespoonfull

  1. Heat oil in medium deep sized pan add the cumin seeds then add diced onion and cook until translucent.
  2. Once the onion begins to sauté , add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a few seconds.
  3. Once the above mixture is sautéed well add the potatoes.
  4. Add the remaining spices (red chili, chole garam masala , and salt). Cook the spices until aromatic and then add the water.
  5. Stir in the tomato and cook until the water and tomato juices begin to dry.
  6. Add the chickpeas and stir to incorporate the spices to the chickpeas. 
  7. Simmer for 5 to 8 minutes on medium heat.
  8. Once the beans have cooked squeeze the lemon juice and give everything one big stir.
  9. Garnish with Cilantro leaves serve with  Naan or Brown rice and Njoy !!

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