Steamed Chicken, Broccoli with Strawberries


Super healthy way to start your Monday.

You Need:

  • One chicken breast. Soak it in salted water for about 30 minutes.
  • Broccoli Florets. Soak them in salted water for at least 20 mins. This will help get rid of debris and worms.
  • Cut Strawberries.
  • Pepper Powder.
  • Some toasted nuts and seeds.

I used my pressure cooker for steaming the broccoli and chicken. Its a normal 5 Liter cooker. First I kept a small steel plate up side down. This gave a little extra height. On top of this placed a steel colander. The water must NOT touch the colander. This is very important. Remove the weight and the rubber gasket from the pressure cooker’s lid.

Get the water to a full boil. Reduce the heat. Carefully place the broccoli florets in it. Use a pair of tongs to do this safely. Close the lid. Get the heat to high. Give it a few seconds for the steam to start appearing in the cooker’s opening. Reduce the heat and give it approximately 3 mins. Remove the florets and keep aside.

Now place the chicken breast in the colander. Sprinkle pepper powder. Close the lid and increase the heat to full. When the steam starts appearing in the opening, start a timer and reduce the heat. 12 mins later, remove the chicken. Be careful. Hot steam is dangerous. Use a digital thermometer to be sure that the chicken is safe to eat. It must be over 70C in the thickest part. The temperature will continue to rise even after you remove it from the steam. My chicken breast reached a maximum of 79.9C.

Slice the chicken, combine it with the steamed broccoli and strawberries. There is no need of any dressing. Sprinkle some toasted nuts. They look good and they are very nutritious.


Balsamized Strawberries & Paneer


A very simple dish that is neither a desert nor a salad but is just awesome. The flavors blend in such a way that you either love it or you have bad taste.

I wanted to experiment with a bunch of strawberries I picked up the other day. And it definitely worked as as my wife asked for a second serving.

Toasted paneer. Strawberries cooked till they soften up a little. This increases their sweetness level and I would not recommend adding any sugar. Combine them and add some reduced balsamic vinegar. To reduce balsamic vinegar just cook it on low heat till its volume is down by half.

Never stop experimenting with food. In short never ever grow up.