Spinach Groat Salad / Palak Dalia ka Salad

oat berry groat salad

Serves: Two  (2) Persons

♦ Ingredients

  • Spinach / Palak: 150 grams (satisfactory cleaned & fine chopped)
  • Thick Groats / Dalia: 1cup (washed)
  • Corn seeds boiled: 1 cup (can be replaced by another vegetable or seeds of your choice)
  • Spring Onion: 2 sprigs (finely chopped with stems)
  • Salt: As per taste
  • Black Pepper: ½ teaspoon (powder)
  • Paprika: 1teaspoon (powder)
  • Green Chilli: 1 no’s (fine chop or you can use chilli paste)
  • Mixed spices / Garam masala: ½ teaspoon
  • Cumin / Zeera: ½ teaspoon (powder)
  • Tomato paste: 1 tablespoon
  • Tomato: 1 no’s (finely chopped)
  • Olive Oil: 3 tablespoons
  • Lemon juice: ¼ cup
  • Pomegranate molasses: 2 Tablespoons

♦ Preparation:

  • On medium heat take water in a pan and boil it. Add groats and let them boil, you can say until satisfactory boiled. Please note it takes time to boil them, it depends upon the thickness of the grain.
  • Once the groats are boiled transfer them into a strainer and drain the water. Once the boiled water is entirely drained out, pour cold or room temperature water on the groats till they settle and are cool.
  • Transfer the groats from the strainer to a bowl and add chopped spinach, corn seeds, spring onion, salt, black pepper, paprika, chilli, mixed spices, tomato, and cumin. Mix it well.
  • Add the tomato paste, olive oil, pomegranate molasses until all are well coated and mixed.
  • If you want you can again pour olive oil on top before serving.

 Serve it.

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Shawarma: A Middle East Chicken / Mutton Roll or Platter

chicken shavarma

Serves: Four  (4) Persons

♦ Ingredients

  • Chicken / Mutton: 500 gm (boneless & chopped as per requirement)

♦ For Marinating

  • Garlic: 4 to 5 cloves (very fine chopped)
  • Cloves / Lavang powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Black pepper  / Kali Mirch powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Cinnamon powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Green Cardamom powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Cumin / Zeera powder: ¼  teaspoon
  • Nutmeg powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Chilli powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Arabic spice masala: 2 to 3 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice: 1 tablespoon
  • White Vinegar: 2 tablespoon
  • Olive Oil: 2 tablespoon

♦ For Garnishing

  • Red Onion: 1 no’s large (Julienne cut)
  • Coriander / Parsley leaf: 1/3 cup (fine chopped)
  • Tomato: 2 no’s (cut in cubes)
  • Lettuce: Optional
  • Salt: as per taste or Sumac (a middle east salt red in colour)

♦ Sauce for serving

  • Mayo garlic spread mixed with Tahini (sesame seed paste)

♦ Preparation:

  • Mix entire marinate except olive oil together. Add salt as per taste
  • Pour entire marinate over chicken/mutton and mix well. Refrigerate it for 1 to 2 hours or overnight and bring it to room temperature before cooking
  • Now pour olive oil in a pan and cook the chicken/mutton on medium flame. Do not overcook. It should not be dry it should be soft and juicy.
  • While the chicken is being cooked prepare the garnish
  • Prepare onion mix with coriander, tomato, salt or sumac and a drizzle of lemon juice
  • Once the Shawarma is ready, sprinkle garnish over it

 Serve with Khaboos, Lebanese Bread or Paratha. You can make a roll also (for roll spread the sauce on the bread and then place the shawarma mix and roll it. 

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Baked Potato

baked potato

Easy to prepare

Serve: One (1) Person

♦ Ingredients

  • Potato : 1 No’s big in size
  • Red Onion: 1 no small size (fine chop)
  • Spring Onion: 1 sprig (fine chop)
  • Spinach: 2 leaves (fine chop)
  • Ginger: ½ inch (fine chop)
  • Chili Flakes: ½ teaspoon
  • Butter: Just a small slice
  • Black pepper powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Tomato: ¼ tomato (very fine slice)
  • Salt: As per taste
  • Oil: For coating the potato from outside
  • Olive Oil: 1 ½ teaspoons

♦ Ingredients for Topping:

  • Olives: Chopped as per choice
  • Cherry Tomato: 4 pieces per tomato and as per choice
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard sauce
  • Oregano, Basil, Thyme: A pinch each

♦ Preparation for filing: You can prepare your own filling as per your preference of flavour.

  • Heat pan on low flame, add olive oil and heat for 1 minute, add onion, followed by ginger and salt. Sauté for 1 minute
  • Add spinach, spring onion, tomato, chilli flakes, black pepper powder and sauté for another 3 minutes.
  • Once done keep it aside

 ♦ Preparation:

  • Wash potato thoroughly, and wipe it. Poke few deep holes on the potato. You can use a fork to poke holes.
  • This process is to take out all the moisture from potatoes while being baked.
  • Coat Oil on the outer skin of potato and then rub with salt.
  • On 190 degree bake the potato for 40 minutes (Air Fryer)
  • Now the outer coating will be crispy and potato will be well cooked from inside.
  • Place the baked potato on a chopping board and cut 3/4 th vertically from centre and press it gently at both ends so that it opens from the middle. Keep your face bit away as the hot steam from potato will come up.
  • Once it is open from the centre, grease it with butter, and now fill the filling that was prepared. You can add mozzarella cheese if you want if not place the potato with the filling for another 2 minutes. This will help butter & cheese (if used) to melt inside.
  • Now time to bring it out and place it on serving plate.
  • Before serving, top it up with olives, tomatoes, sprinkle oregano, basil, thyme.
  • Time to add mayonnaise and mustard sauce

Serve it hot

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ARAYES: A Yummyciouss dish from Lebanon and famous in The Middle East

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Servings:                Two (2) Person

♦ Ingredients:

  • Chicken Shreds boiled: 250 grams (can use minced chicken or mutton but boil it first and keep aside)
  • Red Onion: 1 medium sized (finely chopped)
  • Garlic Clove: 2 No’s (fine chopped)
  • Ginger: ½ inch (fine chopped)
  • Tomato: 1 small (diced)
  • Broccoli: (optional) Do not add too many vegetables. Avoid as much as you can.
  • Red Chilli: ½ teaspoon
  • Arabic Spice Powder: 2 to 3 teaspoon (Check below details on how to make Arabic Spice Powder)
  • Coriander Leaf: 6 to 7 strand (fine chopped)
  • Olive Oil: 2 teaspoon
  • Salt: As per taste
  • Arabic Pita Bread: 4 no’s (or wheat bread/paratha)
  • Butter: To brush the breads (can brush with olive oil)

Arabic Spice Powder: Roast all the ingredients well and dry grind it. Store it in a air tight jar.

  • 1tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 2tablespoons paprika
  • 2tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1tablespoon ground coriander seeds
  • 1tablespoon ground cloves
  • 1teaspoon ground nutmeg 
  • 1teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 12teaspoon ground cardamom 

♦ Preparation:

  • In a bowl combine, boiled chicken shreds (or boiled minced chicken or mutton),chopped onion, Arabic spices, chili, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, broccoli and olive oil
  • Brush pita bread with butter or oil and fill with the mixture, spreading it out so that the filling is even and top it up with another bread which also well greased with butter or oil
  • Before you place on the air fryer, again brush the top and base with butter or oil
  • On 190 degree C let it get baked for 15 minutes, flipping it every 5 minutes to be baked evenly. If using a pan on medium heat let it get cooked and gently flip so that the stuffing inside is not displaced.
  • Once done cut into 4 quarters and serve  

Serve it with mayo garlic dip or tomato sauce.

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Teriyaki Chicken: Prepared with chicken shreds

IMG_20180604_070854 (2)Easy to prepare

Serves: Two  (2) Person

♦ Ingredients

  • Chicken Cubes/ Shredded: 200 gm
  • Spring Onion/Scallions: 1 sprig (thin slice)
  • Ginger: 1 teaspoon (grated)
  • Garlic: 3 pods (fine chop)
  • Oil: 2 tablespoons
  • Black pepper: ¼ teaspoon
  • Roasted Sesame seeds: 3 pinches for the sprinkle in the end
  • Salt: As per taste (if required usually avoid it)
  • Fresh Orange Juice: 1 glass (optional)
  • Boiled Broccoli: 1/4th cup (optional)

♦ Ingredients for Teriyaki Sauce:

  • Soya Sauce: 3 tablespoons
  • Brown sugar: 50 gm (can use sugar)
  • Yummyciouss Raw Mustard Honey: 4 teaspoons (you can use any other honey)
  • Sesame seed oil: 1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli flakes: 3 pinches (optional)

♦ Preparation for Teriyaki Sauce:

  • Heat pan on low flame, add sesame seed oil and heat for 1 minute, ginger, garlic, chilli flakes, brown sugar let it melt and caramelize.
  • Now add soya sauce, honey, and keep stirring it in low flame and check the thickness/ consistency which is to your liking.
  • Once done keep it aside

 ♦ Preparation for Teriyaki Chicken:

  • Heat pan on medium flame and add oil and heat it.
  • Add chicken cubes/shreds and sauté it till they turn golden in colour.
  • Add black pepper, if you want you can add salt while you sauté the chicken
  • Once they golden in colour pour orange juice and let the chicken get quoted with orange juice on low flame for 3 to 4 minutes. 
  • It’s time to add teriyaki sauce. Spread it all over the chicken and the pan. Mix gently for 2 to 3 minutes. Once done switch off the stove. Let the sauce settle
  • Now garnish with scallions, broccoli and roasted sesame seeds.

 Serve it:  With steam rice or noodle. You can have boiled corns, cauliflower and beans as a side dish. For childrens, you can make a teriyaki burger or roll.

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Egg’xactly presents: Fruit Layered Omelette

Fruity OmletteEasy to prepare

Serves: One (1) Person

♦ Ingredients:

  • Eggs: 1 or 2 beaten
  • Banana: 1 chopped
  • Almond Flakes: 15 grams
  • Fruits: A handful of Grapes, Strawberries (or any other of your choice)
  • Cinnamon Powder: A pinch
  • Yummyciouss Raw Mustard Honey: ¼ teaspoon (You can use any other honey )
  • Yummyciouss Cold Press Coconut Oil: 1 ½ teaspoon (You can use any vegetable oil or clarified butter/ghee)
  • Salt: As per taste, try to put less than you usually eat. This is to relish the tang of all the ingredients you have added. 

♦ Taste enhancer: Can add cheese, a pinch of oregano/thyme & basil.

♦ Preparation:

  • Heat the pan on medium flame and add oil
  • Saute the banana in a pan
  • Add beaten egg, sprinkle the pinch of salt, then place the fruits, almond flakes and cinnamon powder (follow the sequence) and top it up with honey
  • You can add the taste enhancer now (if using)
  • Cover the pan for 3 to 4 minutes and let it cook in slow flame.
  • Switch off the flame once cooked.

Serve it without any bread

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Baked Potato with Tumeric: A Sri Lankan Dish.

baked potato with tumeric

Easy to prepare

Serves: Four (4) Persons

♦ Ingredients.

  • Potatoes: 500 gm ( I have used baby potatoes, you can use as per your availability)
  • Red Onion: 1 large size (finely chopped and diced)
  • Garlic: 2 whole garlic (chop the top of the garlic)
  • Thyme: 2 – 3 sprigs (1 teaspoon of dried thyme)
  • Tumeric Powder: ½  teaspoon
  • Chilli Flecks: ½ teaspoon
  • Coconut Milk: ½ cup
  • Salt: As per your taste

♦ Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 190C. (one can use OTG as well as Air fryer ). We can prepare by using a pan, but for that, we require an airtight lid. If the lid has hole use aluminium foil or dough and seal it.
  • Slice off the Garlic tops then peel the Potatoes and set them aside.
  • Place the potatoes in a deep baking dish (or pan) followed by the whole Garlic, Onion slices, green chillies, Thyme, Turmeric, Chili flecks, Salt and mix the ingredients together.
  • Pour in the Olive oil and Coconut milk, mix again.
  • Bake at 190c for 45 minutes or until the Potatoes are cooked (same goes for the pan cook in the low medium flame) and the skin turns golden on top. As ovens work differently in various altitude & brands, bake as long as you need to get the Potatoes tender and evenly baked on all sides.
  • Taste and make sure there’s enough Salt and serve it while still warm.
  • Garnish with chopped olives (optional) 

Serve it with rice crackers.

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