Sunday, June 20, 2010

Diced Chicken With Cashew Nuts

Ever since we had this dish from Lerk Thai we became a fan of this. Till this time we only had it in restaurants. Then I thought it is high time we try it at home. Mmmm and my hubby took charge of this. And wow... it came really wonderful!!!

Chicken Breast - 500 gm (Cut in to 1.5 cm cubes)
Button Mushrooms - 5 (Discard stem and cut in to 4)
Carrot - 1 (Cut in to 1 cm cubes)
Onion - 1 (Cut in to 1 cm cubes)
Ginger - 1 inch piece (Slice in to thin long pieces)
Baby Corn - 2-3 (Chop in to 1 cm pieces)
Capsicum - 1 (Chop in to 1.5 cm cubes)
Spring Onion - 5 (Chop in to 1 inch length)
Cashew Nuts - 10-15 Roasted
Light Soy Sauce - 1.5 t spoon
Oyster Sauce - 2 t spoon
Corn Flour - 1 t spoon
Salt - 1.5 t spoon
Coriander Leaves - 1-2 sprig for garnishing
Oil - 3 table spoon

  1. Put chicken cubes, corn flour and 1 t spoon salt in a bowl, mix well & set aside for around 30 mins
  2. Heat 1 table spoon oil in a wok. Stir-fry mushrooms & carrots for 1 min & dish out
  3. To heated wok, add seasoned chicken & stir-fry until cooked. Dish out and wash wok
  4. Heat 2 table spoon oil in the wok & fry onion pcs until transparent
  5. Return fried chicken, mushrooms & carrots to the wok, then add young corn, ginger, remaining salt & stir-fry for 1 – 2 mins
  6. Add green capsicums, spring onions, roasted cashew nuts, soy & oyster sauce and stir well
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot (I ran out of coriander, so used capsicum for garnishing ;))

Thanks Beena for remembering and sharing it with me. Sorry for publishing it too late..

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Cherry Smoothie

Cherries are my childhood favorite. I still remember picking cherries whenever my dad gets home cakes before anyone could even touch it. There are lots of instances where I literally fought with my elder sis. Recently I went to a supermarket and saw people grabbing some very fresh cherries and I too picked some. Thought of eating it fresh but my hubby was not interested and requested for something different and I came up with this.

Cherries - 12 nos
Yoghurt - 300 ml
Ice cubes - few

  1. Wash the cherries and remove the seeds.
  2. Grind the cherries first in a blender.
  3. Once ready add yoghurt, ice cubes and blend well again.
Serve chilled. It is so refreshing...

Monday, June 7, 2010

Chemmeen Fry (Prawns Coconut Fry)

Prawns (Chemmeen) is one of our favorite sea food in any form. But nowadays I am reducing it fearing of cholesterol. So I buy in numbers!!! Last to last weekend I made a simple dish with prawns and thought of sharing with you all.
Last few weeks I tried some of yours recipes and all turned out very very well. Thank you girls for posting such wonderful recipes.

Prawns (Chemmeen) - 15no.s
Onion - 1 medium (Sliced finely)
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 t spoon
Non Spicy Red Chilly Powder - 1/2 table spoon
Salt - to taste
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Oil - 3 table spoon

  1. Marinate prawns with turmeric, chilly powder, salt to taste and keep aside for 15mins.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add sliced onions, saute till it turns tender.
  3. Add coconut and mix well, saute till its raw smell goes off.
  4. Add marinated prawns and mix well.
  5. Cover the pan with a lid and cook till the prawns ar cooked well.
  6. Garnish with curry leaves.