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Patatas Bravas (Fried Potatoes in Spicy Sauce)

fried potato in salsa
Patatas bravas also called patatas a la brava or papas bravas, is a traditional Spanish dish. Fried potatoes served warm with a sauce such as a spicy tomato sauce or a mayonnaise. This dish is commonly served in restaurants and bars throughout Spain, where it is traditionally accompanied by a shot of orujo or a glass of wine.It is one of the most spicy dishes served in Spain.


Ingredients:

Potatoes -500gms
olive oil
Fresh Parsley

For the sauce

Onion -1 medium
Garlic cloves-3
Chopped tomatoes-3
Paprika-2 tsp
Chilli powder-1tsp
Sugar-1 pinch(optional)


Preparation method

  1. Heat oil in a pan,add the chopped onions and fry it till it gets softened.
  2. Add chopped garlic cloves, chopped tomatoes, chilli powder, paprika,salt and sugar,mix it well.
  3. Cover and cook it for 12 mins in a medium flame.keep it aside.
  4. peel and cut the potatoes into cubes and pat dry.
  5. Heat vegetable oil in a pan and fry the potatoes until it reaches crisp and golden brown.
  6. Add the fried potatoes into the sauce and toss it.
  7. Garnish it with fresh chopped parsley leaves.

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Portuguese Cabbage Soup

cabbage soup

 

Cabbage soup is a traditional Portuguese dish originating from northern Portugal. It is now considered aa a national dish and is popular all over the world. It is made from Collie-greens which is couvos cabbage.Easy and simple to prepare,but yummy and healthy.


Ingredients:

Onion-1
Potatoes-250 gms
Garlic Cloves-3
Bay leaf-1
Shredded Cabbage-250 gms
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Olive oil-2tsp

Preparation method

  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into slices
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onion garlic and bay leaf. Cook it until it is softened.
  3. Add the diced potatoes,salt,pepper and water.cook it for few mins.
  4. Add the shredded cabbage and mix it well.
  5. Cover it cook for 15 mins in a medium flame.
  6. Check seasoning and serve it hot.

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German-Breaded Cauliflower

Breaded cauliflower

Breaded Cauliflower-is a traditional German vegetable recipe.Tender bits of cauliflower are battered and deep-fried. Great for appetizers.This is very simple and easy to prepare.Excellent side dish for any meal.


Ingredients

Cauliflower -1
Eggs-2
Flour -1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Breadcrumbs – 1 cup
oil


Preparation method

  1. Clean and cut the florets to medium size.
  2. Blanch them in a hot water for a min
  3. In a bowl, beat eggs slightly with a whisk, slowly adding a little flour at a time.
  4. Don’t make it too hot, it will burn the crumbs.
  5. You want a thick enough batter to cling to the cauliflower.
  6. If you have made it too thick,add milk to get the right consistency
  7. Add salt and pepper  to the batter.
  8. Coat each cauliflower in the batter, then in the bread crumbs.
  9. Then proceed to put them in your preheated oil to fry.
  10. Fry them till it turn to brown all sides.
  11. Serve it hot with sauce.

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German – Cucumber salad

German Cucumber Salad

 

German cucumber salad – is a traditional method of preparing salad.By adding onions and cucumber slices in a sour cream and vinegar for dressing overnight to get a maximum flavor.This is an excellent combination and refreshing salad.


Ingredients

Cucumbers-2
Onion-1(optional)
Sugar-1 tbsp
Vinegar-2 tbsp
Salt and Pepper to taste
Paprika(optional) -1 pinch
Parsley-few(Optional)


Preparation method

  1. Slice cucumbers and onion on a platter; season with salt .keep aside for few mins.
  2. Squeeze excess moisture from cucumbers.
  3. Stir  sugar, vinegar and parsley together in a large bowl.
  4. Add cucumber and onion slices into the mixture.
  5. Refrigerate over night; garnish with paprika to serve.

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Roasted Vegetables with Cheese

Roasted veg

 

Roasted vegetables with cheese is very healthy and warm dish.It is a great dish to use up all the leftover vegetables starts from potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, beans..to serve as a main course or as a side dish which takes just 5 mins to make.


Ingredients

Carrots -100 gms
Potatoes-100 gms
Broccoli-100 gms
Cauliflower-100 gms
Green beans-100 gms
Peas-100 gms
Cherry tomatoes-100 gms
Olive oil-2 tbsp
Vinegar-2 tbsp
Salt and Pepper to taste


Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to  200C
  2. Add the vegetables in a baking dish and add the seasoning.
  3. Toss it with olive oil and vinegar.
  4. Add cherry tomatoes and bake for 20 mins.
  5. Roast it further for 10 minutes, until all the vegetables are tender.
  6. Remove it from the oven, sprinkle the vinegar over the vegetables and toss.
  7. Crumble over the Lancashire cheese.
  8. Toss lightly so the cheese melts a little and serve.

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Chicken Paprika in Yogurt Sauce.

paprika chicken


Ingredients

Chicken breast -500 gms
Onions-2
Tomato-1
Chicken stock-1 cup water
Paprika- 2 tbsp
Yogurt – 2 cups
Parsley (to garnish)
Salt to taste
Olive oil


Preparation method

  1. Heat oil in a pan,add chicken pieces and saute it, till it turns to brown on both sides.Remove and keep it aside.
  2. Add onions and saute it until its get softened.
  3. Add chicken stock,tomato puree, salt and paprika.Cover and cook for few mins in a low flame.
  4. Add the yogurt and stir it well.
  5. Add the chicken pieces and check for seasoning.
  6. Garnish it with parsley and serve it hot.

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Homemade French Fries

butter murukku (2)

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Eggplant Fritters with Honey

eggplant fritters with honey


Ingredients

Eggplant – 1
Milk-1 cup
All purpose flour- 2 tbsp
Honey-2tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil for frying


Preparation method

  1. Slice the eggplant thicker and place it in bowl and cover it with the milk for an hour.
  2. In a bowl, mix the flour with the salt.
  3. Drain and pat dry the eggplant and dredge them in the flour and salt, shaking off any excess flour. Place it on a plate.
  4. Heat oil for frying in a large skillet.
  5. Add eggplant slices few at a time and fry until it turns to golden brown.Drain it in the paper towels.
  6. Drizzle with honey and serve immediately.

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Chicken Paillard

chicken palliard


Ingredients

Chicken Breasts -2
eggs-2
All purpose flour-1/2 cup
Bread Crumbs-1 cup
Salt and Pepper to taste
Olive oil


Preparation method

  1. Cut each chicken breast in half and place between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound them evenly with a butcher’s mallet until they are 1/8 of an inch thick.
  2. Season with salt and fresh cracked black pepper.
  3. Whisk the eggs and keep it aside.
  4. Lightly coat each piece with all purpose flour.
  5. Dip each piece in the egg wash and then coat each piece with the bread crumbs.
  6. Heat a pan to medium heat and fry the chicken in olive oil for 3 minutes per side.
  7. Serve with a salad.

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