Beef Chattipathri

A Malabar delicacy where flour crepes dipped in egg are filled and layered with meat masala.

This is an ultimate Malabar delicacy similar to the Italian Lasagna. The procedure is completed . But it can be made in a breeze when the filling is made ahead. And the steps go like this.

1. Crepes made of flour. 2. Then those soft melt in mouth crepes are dipped in beaten egg. 3. They are layered in a preheated well greased non stick pan. 4. Spicy chicken/meat fillings are stuffed in between each layers. 5.And baked on stove top/ oven for 40 minutes.6. It is cut into triangles (any desired shapes)and enjoyed.

Off to the recipe:

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CREPES:

  • 1. Maida / All purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Salt – As needed
  • Egg – 1
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Milk – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 1/2 – 1 cup

FOR THE MASALA:

TO DIP

  • 1. Eggs – 3
  • 2. Coriander leaves – 2-3 tbspn chopped

TO BAKE :

1. Ghee – 2 tbspn

METHOD (Pre Preparation):

  • Make the meat filling and keep aside.
  • Make a batter of all the ingredients under “For the Crepe” and set aside. The batter should be of dosa batter consistency.
  • Make 5-6 crepes in a non stick pan and set aside.
  • Preheat a nonstick pan with lid for 3-5 minutes on stove top.

METHOD (Preparation)

  • Pour 2-3 tbspn of ghee in the preheated non stick pan . Throw in a few chopped coriander leaves.
  • Dip one crepe in the beaten egg, carefully place the crepe on the pan.
  • Put 2-3 tbspn of meat filling on top.
  • Then dip another crepe in egg and place it on top of the filling.
  • Again Put 2-3 tbspn of meat filling on top of the rice crepe.
  • Repeat the layers.
  • Finally pour the remaining of the beaten egg on top. Close the lid. Keep flame to the lowest and cook covered for 15-20 minutes.
  • Gently flip the chattipathri on to a plate.
  • Then flip it again on top of the pan and cook on low flame again covered for 15-20 minutes.
  • Carefully flip it on a bigger plate with the coriander leaves on top.
  • Cut into desired shapes and serve hot.

This is a filling appetizer/ dinner item. Perfect to break your fast. Enjoy.

Love and Regards,

NIZNAZ.

Meat Masala

One magic masala and unlimited snacks

One easy to make spicy snack filling which can be used to make a variety of snacks..

Ramadan is here.. And this is the time we make snacks for iftar. But spending a lot of time in kitchen?? No.. I am totally against it. I do not like spending a lot of time in kitchen. So here we are at Cuizine de Haza with one easy to prepare snack filling which can be used to prepare infinite number of snacks, probably one single filling can be used to make snacks throughout the entire month. The greatest advantage is that the same can be made by substituting beef with chicken.

You can make samosas, rolls, cutlets, meat box, chattipathri, sandwiches and the list goes on. So without too much of bragging , Here I go.

Off to the recipe,

INGREDIENTS:

FOR MARINATION

  • Beef/ Mutton – 250 g boneless
  • Salt – As needed
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Water 1.5 – 2 cups

FOR THE MASALA

  • 1. Coconut oil – 2 tbspn
  • 2. Salt – As needed
  • 3. Onion – 3 chopped
  • 4. Curry leaves – A few
  • 5. Green chilly – 3 chopped
  • 5. Ginger – 1 tbspn chopped
  • 6. Coriander leaves – a fistful chopped.

METHOD:

  • Marinate the beef/mutton with all the ingredients under “For Marination”. Add water and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles. Open the lid and cook further until the beef becomes dry. Pulse the beef in a mixer grinder 2 – 3 times until the meat is shredded.
  • In the same pressure pan, pour coconut oil . Add onion, curry leaves, green chilly, ginger , salt and saute until the raw smell goes away.
  • Add the cooked and shredded beef . Mix well. Garnish with loads of coriander leaves. Filling is ready.

Use the filling to make the snack of your choice.

Make ahead and keep in refrigerator for upto a week.

Freeze it for nearly a month. Defreeze and use whenever needed.

Easy Snack Making. Ramadan Kareem.

Love and Regards,

Niznaz.

Soya Chunks Dry Fry

Spicy

Deep fried crispy soya chunks

A fan of Soya chunks? Yes….. Oh come on, give me a high five!! We all belong to the same group. Not a great fan??? Oh…I bet you will make this again just for the crispy crunchy bite of protein again.

I am called the Soya girl of my family. My cousins know that better and I can visualize my cousins giggling reading this. Just for the fact that I love Soya soo much and this was the first thing that I learned to cook right from my preteens and still cooking, I am being called so. Give me everyday and I can eat it with no complaints… That is SOYA for me. This is a replica of my Chicken Red Stones recipe , but the vegetarian version of it.

Off to the recipe,

INGREDIENTS :

  1. Dry Soya Chunks – 1.5 cup
  2. Salt – To Taste
  3. Egg – 1
  4. Ginger Garlic Paste- 2 tsp
  5. Chilly powder – 1 tbspn
  6. Lemon juice – 2 tsp (1/2 squeezed)
  7. Corn flour – 1 tbspn
  8. Green chilly sauce – 1 tbspn (Optional)
  9. Red food Color – A pinch (Optional)
  10. Water – As needed to soak soya
  11. Oil – To fry

METHOD :

  • Boil water in high flame and add the dry soya chunks to it .
  • Reduce the flame wait for a couple of minutes. Switch of the flame and close it with a lid for 5-10 minutes.
  • The dry soya will become double in size (2.5 – 3 cups). Squeeze the excess water and allow it to drain.
  • Make a thick marinade of all the ingredients from 2 – 9 adding drops of water.
  • Marinate the soaked and squeezed soya in the marinade prepared for 15 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Deep fry in hot oil.
  • Serve hot.

Ready to Serve – Crispy and Crunchy Soya Fry.

Recipe by,

NIZNAZ.

Idly Podimas

(3 Ingredient Left Over Breakfast/ Snack Item)

Ever fed up of left over idlies ? I also have the same problem at home. A minimum of 5 to 10 idlies remain as left over every time I make idlies. I usually steam them and eat but the same idlies are boring to eat for kids as well as us. That is why I make this Idly Podimas which is a simple one to prepare as well as a flavorful one. And the best part of it is that IT HAS ONLY 3 INGREDIENTS.

This recipe is MOM’s Magic again. This dish is also great for tiffen box. This dish reminds me of my school days when opening my tiffen box was a great joy coz this was one of my favorite to eat as well as share.

Off to the recipe,

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1. Idlies – 5 (cut into small pieces)
  • 2. Coconut Oil – 2 tbspn
  • 3. Salt – As needed
  • 4. Chilly powder – 3/4 tsp – 1 tsp
  • 5. Curry Leaves – a few (optional)

METHOD:

  • Cut the idlies and reheat them.
  • Heat coconut oil in a pan. Add salt, chilly powder and curry leaves. Switch of the flame.
  • Add the idlies and give a quick stir.
  • Serve hot.

Love and Regards,

NIZNAZ.

Broken Matta Rice Caramel Shots

Layers of hide and seek biscuit sandwiched in between alternate creamy broken matta rice sauce topped with caramel.

Yes!!! A blog post after ages…..And lack of post was due to a million reasons. Now I am back to blogging and this time Back with a Bang!!!!!!!!

I have a news, this is my 100th blogpost. And this dish deserves to be on my blog as the 100 th post for a great reason. Wanna know y? Keep reading…..

This dish was made by me for a video shoot as a part of a contest in which I won. The ingredient was given to me before hand. I had to decide what has to be made with that ingredient. Guess what? The ingredient was nothing but, Broken Matta Rice. The condition that I was given was I could make anything except Rice porridge. 😉 I was totally stuck. I dint know what to make that was when my husband banged me with the idea of making a dessert for the video. Omg! I was soo happy and my mind was jumping out of joy with a million ideas on what and how to do.

I worked for nearly a week on what and how this can be done. My mind was full of ideas . And at last my Broken Matta Rice Caramel shots was born.

Off to the recipe,

INGREDIENTS :

Serves : 8-10

  1. Broken Matta Rice – 3/4 cup + 1 tbpn
  2. Coconut Milk – 1.5 – 2 cups
  3. Condensed Milk – 3/4 tin
  4. Vanilla essence – 2 tspn
  5. Butter – 50 gms
  6. Hide and Seek Biscuits – 2 pkts crushed
  7. Almonds – 1/2 cup crushed/sliced
  8. Sugar – 4 tbspn + 4 tbspn (for garnish)
  9. Chocolate/Caramel Sauce – 2 tsp per serving (Optional)

METHOD:

  • Pressure cook the broken matta rice with 1.5 cups of coconut milk for 5-6 whistles.
  • Once the pressure is released, open the lid. If the sauce is thick, add 1/2 cup of coconut milk and stir. Slowly stir in the 3/4 tin of condensed milk and make a creamy sauce. Allow it to cool.
  • Fry the crushed hide and seek biscuits and almonds in butter.
  • Caramelize the 4 tbspn of sugar, add 2 tbspn of broken matta rice. Give a stir and allow it to cool on a greased aluminium foil. Give a pulse in the blender. Set aside.
  • Caramelize the remaining 4 tbspn of sugar and make patterns with it on a greased aluminum foil for garnish.

ASSEMBLY IN SHOT GLASSES:

  • Layer 1 – Add the butter fried hide and seek biscuits and almonds.
  • Layer 2 – Drizzle chocolate/caramel sauce all over.
  • Layer 3 – Pour a scoop each of the coconut milk broken matta rice sauce.
  • Repeat the layers until the shot glasses are filled. Garnish with the caramel rice and caramel patterns.

ENJOY AS IT IS OR CHILLED IN REFRIGERATOR.

LOVE AND REGARDS,

NIZNAZ.

Vanilla Cupcake

Basic , Soft and Spongy cupcake recipe

Mom’s Magic Again!!!!!!! It was from her did I learn the basic, soft , spongy melt in mouth recipe of the cupcakes. How much do we love them! Yummmmmm……. I believe cupcake comes to our rescue when in mood swings . Yes, true.. Try it and let me know how you feel. And when you need cupcakes, Why buy them? when you can bake amazing ones at home.

The best part of these cupcakes is that, They can be baked at home in a jiffy and that too with very less, easily available ingredients. The cupcake is soooo spongy that I bet, you can’t stop eating just one.

A beginner in baking? No worries… Try this No fail cup cake recipe.

Off to the recipe,

INGREDIENTS:

  1. All purpose flour – 1 cup
  2. Sugar – 1 cup
  3. Salt – 1/2 tsp
  4. Baking powder – 1.5 tsp
  5. Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  6. Egg – 1
  7. Milk – 1 cup
  8. Oil (Sunflower/Canola/Veg) – 1/2 cup
  9. Nuts/Chocolate chips – As needed for toppings

METHOD:

  • Sieve together the flour , salt , baking powder and set aside.
  • Beat the egg and sugar until creamy.
  • Add the oil and mix well.
  • Add the milk , vanilla essence and mix well.
  • Add the sieved dry ingredients and mix with the help of a spatula. Do not overmix.
  • Pour the mix into cupcake liners in cupcake moulds ,If adding toppings, add the nuts/ chocolate chips and bake them in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 15-25 minutes based on the timings of your oven.
  • Enjoy the heavenly cupcake goodness.

Love and Regards,

Niznaz.

Chullathi Chicken

Chullathi Chicken

Crispy and Crunchy Deep Fried Restaurant style chicken

Back to my blog baby after a loooooooooooong time. I seriously missed blogging and all my dear friends. Thanks a ton to all those who kept in touch with me and kept on asking me why I was away from blogging for such a long time.

I am back again with a fantastic recipe, seriously a good one – Crispy coated crunchy fried chicken with a juicy and succulent centre . Excited ?? I am very much… Coz am a great fan of fried chicken..

Off to the recipe,

INGREDIENTS:

  1. Chicken – 1/2 kg
  2. Salt – As needed
  3. Chilly Powder – 2 tbspn
  4. Egg – 1
  5. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  6. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
  7. Chat Masala – 1 tsp
  8. Lemon – 1
  9. Ginger garlic green chilly paste – 2 tsp
  10. Green chilly/Red chilly/hot sauce- 1tbspn (optional )
  11. Oil – For frying.

For the coating:

  1. Cornflour – 1 tbspn
  2. Maida – 1 tbspn
  3. Rice flour (Puttu podi) – 1 tbspn

Method:

  1. Make a thick marinade of all the ingredients from 2-10.(Salt, Chilly powder, Turmeric powder, Garam Masala, Chat Masala, Lemon, Gingergarlic green chilly paste , chilly sauce)
  2. Add chicken pieces and mix well.
  1. Keep in the refrigerator for 30 mins – 1 hr.
  2. Add the cornflour, maida, rice flour and mix well.
Chicken Marinated with cornflour, riceflour and maida.
  • Deep fry in hot oil.

Eat to your tummy’s content.. Crunchy crispy deep fried chicken.

Regards,

Niznaz.

Pizza Pinwheels

Hawaiian Pizza rolls

Great for parties , as finger food,  and as appetizers

Pizza lover ?

Yes…

What’s your favorite flavor ?

Chicken Barbeque..

This is a common conversation that I hear . Commonly in my office among my colleagues and among my friends. Once, we were discussing the pizza topic at office, about which we never get tired of when one of my colleague told me I love the Hawaaiin flavor with the pineapples in it. That was when I remembered, oh I have tasted that too. It was yum.

That was a day, when I took home made bbq flavored pizza for my friends. She asked me, If I could make Hawaiian flavor for her. I gladly accepted but then regretted due to the fact that —- Pineapples.. Oh no…I am very lazy to cut fruits and I told her..no,, I cant because pineapples is very difficult to peel and slice. She said I will bring pineapples and gladly agreed.

The next day, she came with a huge tin of canned pineapples and there  I set to make the hawaiian pizza. Now coming to the pinwheels part, Pizza pin wheels is a common at my home. I usually make this for my younger one, who is a die hard pizza fan . Since pizza wheels are bite sized and also because it is easy to make for parties (you get more quantities at one stretch 😉  )I prefer the pizza pinwheels than the normal pizza.

She had seen my pizza pin wheels pic earlier , and loved it for it’s cuteness that I decided to make her hawaiin pizzas in the same form.

Off to the recipe,

Ingredients

  1. All purpose flour               –  2.5 cups+ extra flour to dust
  2. Salt
  3. Sugar                                    – 1 tbspn
  4. Instant yeast                       -2 tsps
  5. Olive oil                              – 3tbspn +3 tbspn
  6. Oregano                               – 2tsp + 1 tsp
  7. Water                                – 1.25 -1.5 cups
  8. Mozarella cheese          – 1/2 – 1 cup
  9. Pineapple                       – 1 cup chopped (For Hawaiian flavor)
  10. Vegetables    *                  – 2 tbspn each
  11. Sauce   **                              – 1 cup
  12. Corn flour                           – 2 tbspn

Want a non veg pizza ?? Don’t worry…..Just add in any left over fried chicken chunks or you can fry small bite size pieces of fried chicken/beef to your pizza.

Niznaz notes:

This dough is sufficient enough to make 24 rolls or you can make 12 rolls plus one large size pizza.

Add all the vegetables of your choice like – Capsicum, corn, mushrooms(sauted), olives, jalapenos, corn, onions, tomatoes. (Adjust the quantity and vegetables as per your choice)

Sauce is your choice of flavor – you can use pizza sauce/ pasta sauce/ sweet thai chilli sauce /barbeque sauce or any sauce you love.

Method:

  • In a bowl add the flour, salt, sugar,  instant yeast, oregano and mix.
  • Now add the 3 tbspn olive oil and water little by little and form a smooth dough.
  • Knead well.
  • Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and let it rise for 45 mins – 1 hr.
  • The dough will double in size.
  • Now be ready with your kitchen top. Punch your dough and knead it once again. Your dough is ready.
  • Dust the kitchen top with flour, flatten your pizza either with your hands or with the help of rolling pin.
  • Transfer the dough to an aluminium foil brushed with olive oil.
  • Randomly poke small holes with the help of a fork.  Apply 1 tbsp of olive oil.
  • Spread the sauce all over. Now  add the mozzarella cheese. Add the chopped pineapple. Add in all your favorite veggies. Top it up with more cheese if you please.
  • Now slowly roll the pizza into a thick log.

The most important step : Chill the log in the fridge for a minimum of 20 minutes before cutting into thick discs.

  • Preheat the oven at 200 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
  • Bake the discs in a preheated oven for 10-15 minutes in a lined tray dusted with cornflour or you can even bake them in a muffin pan dusted with corn flour. (Corn flour helps to give a crisp bottom to the pizza pinwheels).
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Serving Suggestion:

While serving just top the pizza pinwheels with mozzarella cheese and heat in a microwave for 30 seconds. Your cheesy gooey pizza pin wheels is ready to be devoured upon.

Enjoyyyyyyyyyyy……Happy Baking and Happy Sharing

Love and Regards,

Niznaz.

Lollipops

3 ingredient Mango Flavored Lollipops

Lollipops……I guess its the favorite of many many many around here… However grown up, We are never tired of eating these flavored sugar candies stuck to a stick. Lollipop is mine and my kid’s favorite too, and the thing is they always love licking them especially wen we go to the medical centre nearby for kids.These lollipops are given to them complimentary every time they visit a doctor, and for this mere reason my kids are never tired to meet the doctor even if they have to wait for 3-4 hrs and I am not at all exaggerating.

That is when I decided to make them at home so that they could have it with no preservatives and good ones. My search for a recipe in the internet all went vain because, all the recipes had corn syrup as the main ingredient which was something expensive and extra for me to buy coz, I was sure I will not use them again in any of the dishes except this lollipops. So, I decided to try it without that and success, There it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My 3 ingredient Lollipop…..

To top it all, you do not need a lollipop mould to make this.

Pick and choose, the color and flavor is yours……Off to the recipe,

INGREDIENTS:

  1. Sugar                                                  – 1/2 cup
  2. Mango essence                                 – 3 tsps.
  3. Yellow color                                      – a pinch.

Niznaz Notes :  Play around with flavors and colors…The choice is yours.

METHOD:

  • Add all the 3 ingredients to a nonstick pan. Heat in a low fire until all the ingredients get melted without any lumps to a liquid form. (Do not hurry and burn the sugar, Patience is the key)
  • Now slowly pour these into the moulds and allow it to set.
  • If you do not have a mould, spread a baking paper and pour teaspoon full of the melted sugar mix in any free flowing shape. Allow it to set.
  • Wait for 2 minutes (Start count 1,2,3…..120) before inserting the lollipop sticks to the mix.Else the stick would melt in the heat of the sugar. Insert it well, so that the stick is in the middle of the lollipop.
  • Wait , wait , wait for 5 -10 minutes before your lollipop cools down and demould them….

Lollipops are ready to be licked and enjoyed……

Love and Regards,

NIZNAZ.

Pink Velvet Cake

Strawberry flavored smooth velvet cake

Off late, I am posting many baked goodies at CuizinedeHaza because my mom was here with me last month and she has been baking many cakes to make me and my kids fully happy. We just love her soft, moist and unexplainably tasty cakes.

Now to the pink velvet cake, mom had intended to make strawberry cakes, but the addition of buttermilk gave her recipe a wonderfully soft and velvety texture that we were forced to name it the Pink Velvet cake – a twist to the original red velvet cake with a strawberry flavor. This cake can be frosted with cream cheese frosting / butter cream frosting to make a pink,cute girl themed cake..

As for the recipe, The recipe is similar to my butter cake recipe except for the flavor and addition of butter milk. Off to the recipe,

INGREDIENTS:

  1. Flour                                           – 1 cup
  2. Sugar                                          – 1 cup
  3. Egg                                              – 1 (room temperature)
  4. Butter                                         – 25 gms (room temperature)
  5. Vegetable oil                             – 3/4 cup
  6. Butter milk                                 – 1 cup
  7. Salt                                              – 1/4 tsp
  8. Baking powder                       –  1.5 tsp
  9. Strawberry essence              – 2 tsp
  10. Pink food color                      – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp     (As required)  

Niznaz notes – Add food color according to the quantity of the color required for your cake. I used the liquid food color – rouge  (Foster clarks brand).

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METHOD

  • Sift together the flour – 1 cup, salt – 1/4 tsp , baking powder – 1.5 tsp and set aside
  • In a bowl, mix together egg and sugar  – 1 cup until creamy. To this add the strawberry essence and the pink color.
  • Add the butter and mix again. To this, add the vegetable oil and mix well until well combined.
  • Now slowly fold in the flour -salt-baking powder mix and the butter milk alternatively. Do not overmix. Batter is ready.
  • Pour the batter into a lined cake tin and bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes at 180 degrees or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Rest is absolute indulgence. Enjoy….

Love and Regards,

NIZNAZ.