If you have the time to cook but not the time to actually cook this is the dish for it.
Boneless Mutton : 500 grams.
5-6 Whole Large Tomatoes.
2 Tablespoons of Ghee.
5-6 Green chillies.
Only remove the stem part of the tomatoes, do not cut or chop them up.
In a heavy pan, combine all the ingredients except the coriander. and then switch on the heat. When the pan heats up, lower the heat, cover it up and leave it for about 30 minutes.
Open the pan. Add coriander. Stir it up and let it continue cooking on low heat with the lid on. Check after 15 minutes to see if the meat has become tender. By now the tomatoes would have fully broken down. Smash them up. Get to full heat. Dry it up.
If you have apples and some puff pastry sheets, try this out. Its super easy to make, looks lovely and family will absolutely enjoy it.
Puff Pastry Sheet.
In a heavy skillet, add the butter and apples. Cook on low heat till the apples get soft. Add sugar and cinnamon powder as per your taste. Let it cool down.
Pack the cooked apples inside the puff pastry sheet. Use your imagination. The only problem is that the smell of the apples and cinnamon will be overpowering. Kids will start with the “Is it Ready?” game. So you will not be able to concentrate very well. So just do what you are able to do.
Its very difficult to actually call this as a recipe. Its more a combination of ingredients in a ratio that sort of makes it a cohesive dish.
Bajra Flour : 3 Parts.
Besan Or Chick Pea flour : 1 part.
Rice Flour: 1 part.
Seasoning: All of these as per taste.
Anything else you like.
A teaspoon of cooking soda.
Curd about half a cup.
Water to get everything into a batter consistency.
Combine all ingredients and then let them sit for a couple of minutes. This helps them get together. Get a well seasoned tawa to a good heat. Pour and spread like a dosa. Drizzle a little oil. Flip once or twice.
Sometimes you just don’t feel like cooking but also want kids to have a fun dinner.
Roll out the flat bread dough into a square. A slice of cheese in the middle. A sprinkling of seasoning. Fold two opposite sides and then the other opposite sides to make a smaller square. Roll it thin.
Toast the “Cheese Roti” with a lil oil on a skillet.
Kids are happy with the cheese and you got away with no accompaniments and a smile.
My humble attempts to make baking more popular at homes. So another recipe that needs no measurements as such.
The base ingredients are:
All Purpose Flour.
Use a muffin tray. The amount of flour you need is the number of rolls you want divided by two. So fill up the muffin tray and you have how much flour you need. Add in sugar, salt and yeast. If you have ever made roti’s you know how much would be adequate. Yeast use about a teaspoon.
Add in milk and start kneading. When the dough starts taking a cohesive shape add butter. Knead it into a soft and supple ball. Test for the windowpane test.
Let it rest. When its doubled, roll it out. If you want sprinkle anything you want. Cut into strips and roll it like a ribbon. Let it rest for half and hour. A milk wash and then bake at 180C for 25 minutes or so.
The healthiest way to increase your protein intake.
Fill a pan with water. It should be a little more than half full. Dissolve salt in water and adjust it. It should be palatable with just a hint of excess. Drop in a whole chicken breast, quartered onion, smashed garlic and pepper corns.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. cook uncovered like this for exactly 10 mins. Switch off the stove, cover the pan and leave it for atleast 10 minutes. You can remove and slice it anytime after that.
Drain away the water. Cut the chicken into small pieces. serve along with onion, garlic and pepper. Season with any thing else you want.
A simple way to bake a loaf of Whole Wheat Bread without using any measures or scales.
Whole Wheat Flour.
No measurements as such.
But you will need a Bread Tin. Fill a third of it with flour. This is the amount of flour needed for a loaf of bread in that tin. Rest of the ingredients are all based on your preferences as I explain in the video.