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Mushrooms and Chicken Teriyaki

Teriyaki Mushrooms and Chicken
Stir fried mushroom and chicken with teriyaki sauce makes a quick and simple meal. This is an easy stove top chicken teriyaki. You can use the sauce to grill or bake the chicken.Grilling enhances the flavor of this savory sweet sauce by giving a caramelized coating to the chicken. The quick stir fry method also tastes delicious. I tried the home made teriyaki sauce from Swathi's blog. She made with tofu,I used chicken and mushrooms instead.
Ingredients
 Chicken- thin strips- 1 lb
Sliced mushrooms- 2 cup
Onion cut into cubes- 1 medium
Garlic- 2-3 cloves
pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
salt to taste

For the sauce
Soy Sauce-1/3 cup
(I used Kikkoman Soy Sauce)
1/4 cup mirin
( Japanese Rice vinegar)
 Palm Sugar-1 tbs
 Black strap molasses- 1 tbs
(or you can use dark brown sugar)
Grated ginger- 1 tbs
Minced garlic- 2 cloves
Sesame oil- 1 tbs
water/ chicken stock-2 tbs
Toasted sesame seeds- 1 tsp


Mix all the ingredients listed under sauce and simmer in low heat til…

Chinese Almond Cookies

Chinese Almond Cookies
Chinese Almond Cookies is rich, crisp tender and  buttery cookies. I first came across this recipe in Sherry Yard's Secrets of Baking . It was also part of the baking partners challenge. I could not try it then, but had saved the recipe. Since it is Christmas I decided to bake these cookies. The flavor of this cookie comes from Almond paste and almond extract. Almond paste is available in supermarkets. Amaretto, Italian liquor made of bitter almonds and apricots can also be used instead of almond extract. You can also add ½ cup of sliced toasted almonds to give the cookie more texture.

Recipe Source:The Secrets of Baking-Simple Techniques for Sophisticated Desserts, Sherry Yard

Ingredients
All Purpose Flour- 2 1/2 cups
Baking powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Butter- cold unsalted- 6 oz./ 1 1/2 stick
Sugar- 3/4 cup + 1 tbs for rolling
Almond paste- 1/2 cup
Orange zest- 1 tbs
Almond extract- 1/2 tsp
Egg- 1 large
Egg white-1
Almonds- 1/3 for garnish
Demerara Sugar - Sprinkle …

Mughlai Chicken

Mughlai Chicken
Today's dish is a Classic Indian dish and the tradition can be traced back to the Mughal period.This Chicken cooked in a creamy rich and aromatic sauce with exotic spices and nuts.The recipe is inspired from here.  It dish is time consuming,but really worth the effort. Try this you will love it!

Ingredients
To Marinate
Chicken- 2 lb
Ginger garlic paste-  1 1/2 tbs
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Green chilly paste- 1 tsp
Salt

For the gravy
Onion- 2 medium
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
Green chilly paste- 1 tsp
 Chilly powder- 1/3 tsp
White pepper powder- 1/3 tsp
Coriander powder- 3/4 tsp
Nutmeg powder- a pinch
Almonds- 1/3 cup
Cashew nuts- 8-10
Yogurt- 3/4 cup
Heavy cream- 1/3 cup
Garam Masala- 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder- 1/3 tsp
oil

For tempering
Ghee - 2 tbs
Cardamon-2
Black Cardamon- 2
Cinnamon stick-1 inch  peices-2
Aniseed- 2
Cloves- 3
Slivered Almonds- 2 tsp
Raisins-  2 tsp
Fried Onions and mint to garnish




 Soak almonds in warm water and remove the skin. Make a paste of al…

Bûche de Noël/Yule Log Cake~ Baking Partners Challenge

Bûche de Noël/Yule Log Cake 
Baking partners challenge for this month is Christmas Cake.When  Swathi announced Bûche de Noël/Yule Log Cake I was really excited about the challenge.This month’s recipes are suggested by Tanushree of Ma Niche.There are 5 recipes she found out for us. Four of them are Yule cake, and fifth one is Nicaraguan Christmas cake.
Every celebration is incomplete without a rich food tradition.Yule log as the name suggest is sweet roulade shaped and frosted to resemble a log. In France it is served during Christmas and Yule festival . The Yule festival is mid winter festival celebrated in Germany and the tradition extended even before the origin of Christianity. Later it become part of Christmas and the Yule log or the log cake become symbolic to ancient traditions and observance. This cake is delicious with a soft sponge roll, mocha flavor filling and a dark fudge frosting.

The recipe source is from here Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Collection Series, Dessert, by…

Ennai Kathikkai

Ennai Kathikkai is a delicious South Indian/Tamilian dish made with baby eggplants/ aubergines. It is a tangy and spicy gravy that can be served wit rice. Earlier I have tried the dry stuffed version. The gravy is somewhat similar to the Kerala eggplant theeyal with onions,coconut and tamarind . The baby egg plants are first fried before adding to the sauce

Recipe source- Vahchef inYoutube
Ingredients
Baby eggplants- 8-10
Onion -1 large
Tomatoes- 3 medium
Ginger garlic paste-  2 tsp
Grated coconut- 3/4 cup
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder-1 1/3 tsp
Fenugreek powder- a pinch
Coriander Powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Tamarind- 1 small ball (gooseberry size)
Jaggery powdered- 1 tsp
Urad dal- 1 tsp
Dry red chilly- 2
Gingerly oil- 1 tbs
Oil for frying egg plants



To make the masala- Heat 2 tbs of oil (any regular oil) and add roughly chopped onions and saute till it changes color. Next add ginger garlic paste and saute till  the raw flavor disappears. Add coconut and saute…

Pomegranate Lemonade

Pomegranate lemonade is refreshing and healthy drink. The sweet and tart sweet pomegranate goes well with tangy  lemon .I used the Meyer lemons which is sweeter than regular lemons. Adjust sugar as per your taste.

Ingredients
Pomegranate juice- 3/4 cup
Lemon juice- 3/4 cup
Water- 4 cup
Ice as  needed

For the simple syrup
Sugar- 3/4 cup
Water - 3/4 cup
Pinch of salt

To make the simple syrup add sugar and water  into a sauce pan and bring it to rolling boil. Make sure the sugar is completely dissolved. Add a pinch of salt and allow to cool completely.
Squeeze lemon juice and extract juice from the pomegranates (you  can also use store brought pomegranate juice). Mix this with water and the simple syrup. Use half of the simple syrup first and check. Adjust sweetness according to taste. Serve with ice cubes and mint leaves.

Try this
Hope you all enjoy!

Strawberry Upside-down Cake

Strawberry Upside Down Cake
Strawberry upside down cake is fruity,rich and delicious dessert. I already posted a pineapple upside down cake and pear upside down cake which is more traditional. I love upside down cakes because they are simple and easy to make, yet tastes and looks exotic. Unlike pineapple upside down cake the strawberries does not retain much of its shape and become soft. But it makes the cake soft and tender and the cake absorbs the flavorful caramelized  strawberry syrup.
Ingredients Strawberries- 1 1/2 cup (cut into half) Light Brown Sugar- 1/2 cup Cake flour- 2 cups Unsalted butter- 6 tbs Vegetable oil- 3 tbs Baking powder 1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda- 1 tsp Salt-1/3 tsp Granulated sugar 3/4 cup Eggs-2 Vanilla essence - 2 tsp
First step is to prepare the cake pan. Heat 1/2 of the butter ( reserve the rest for the cake). Take an eight inch cake pan and pour butter into it and spread the brown sugar evenly. Arrange strawberries cut into half all around the pan and keep …
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