Though I am a pasta lover, I am not well versed with the different types of pastas available. It’s a tricky and confusing affair to remember all pasta by their names. I tried this recipe with Amori pasta. Amori pasta is an elongated version of the elbow shaped pasta and I haven’t seen much of its kind.
I added few veggies to it along with chicken pieces. I did not use any pasta sauce but topped it with an all purpose seasoning and also added a bit of oyster sauce to it.
Pasta of your choice… 250 gm
Boneless Chicken pieces…. 200 gm
Chopped veggies like bell pepper, carrots, tomatoes etc
Chopped onions… 1 no.
4-5 Garlic pods
All purpose seasoning herbs (you can also use oregano)
Oyster sauce…. 3 tbspn
Black pepper powder
Salt to taste
Cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
Cook the chicken pieces by adding salt and black pepper powder.
Heat olive oil in a pan. Add onions and saute. Now crush the garlic and add to the pan. Saute well.
Add the chopped veggies and saute well. Add the cooked chicken pieces and mix well. Add the all purpose seasoning, black pepper powder and oyster sauce. Mix well. Now add the pasta and mix well .Add salt according to taste. Garnish with few basil leaves. Serve hot.
Hi Friends.. am back.. it’s indeed a comeback…since the gap is quite long… a long gap of 2 years or more.
I do not feel guilty over the issue that I’ve been inactive on my blog for such a long time. It was all for a good purpose and that good thing is a pretty little flower with her tiny arms around my neck…
“MY ONE YEAR OLD DAUGHTER”. It was all worthwhile to dedicate my entire time as a mom for my little one. She has started walking and running all over the house, keeping me on my toes, so cooking was not done elaborately…. it was done just for basic fulfillment.
This was prepared on a Sunday for breakfast but it turned out to be a Sunday brunch. Sundays are always lazy and slow moving, and preparing something like appam and stew requires lot of time. Preparing appams are not time consuming since the batter was prepared a day before and kept overnight for fermentation. Egg stew requires lot of time as the coconut milk used here was not the store brought coconut powder. It was prepared by grating the coconut and extracting milk.You can use the coconut milk powder to cut down on cooking time.
2 cups rice (soaked for 2-3 hrs)
1 cup grated coconut
1/4 tspn yeast
1 cup cooked rice
Salt to taste
Grind together all the above ingredients using water. Make the batter in a thick consistency. Leave the batter overnight for fermentation.
Make the appam using a pan (traditionally called as appam chatti). Pour one laddle of batter. Cover and cook for 3-4 mins on medium flame. Once done take it out (do not flip over and cook).
For Egg Stew:
5-6 Boiled eggs
1 cup coconut milk
Whole garam masala (bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon sticks, cloves)
Whole black pepper
3-4 green chillies
1 small onion …chopped
1tspn ginger garlic paste
Salt to taste
Fry oil in a pan. Add the whole spices and the whole black pepper as well. Now add the onions and saute till golden brown. Add the ginger garlic paste and saute. Now add the curry leaves and green chillies. Now add the coconut milk. Let it simmer. Add the boiled eggs. Cover and cook for 4-5 mins. Serve hot with appam.
Paneer Makhni or Paneer Makhani otherwise called as Paneer Butter Masala is a very common Vegetarian dish within the Indian household.
- 3 drops red color
- butter – 1 tbsp
- ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
- tomato paste – 1 tsp
- 2 tbsp Curd
- chilli powder -1/4 tsp
- garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
- coriander powder – 1 tsp
- kastoori/kasoori methi powder – 1/4 tsp
- ketchup – 1 tsp
- milk to add to gravy – 1 cup
- milk to mix spices – 1 cup
- paneer – 250 gms
- Mix veggies (optional)
- Cashews a few (ground to paste)
- salt to taste
- Melt the butter and add ginger garlic paste and saute
- Add all the spices/powders & mix with milk to the above.
- Cover and cook for 3 min
- Add salt , cut paneer and remaining milk to adjust the thickness (you can add the mix veggies with this)
- Add Curd to the mixture, you can also add cream if you wish
- Mix the cashew paste to the mixture as well.
- Take off the heat once the gravy is thick enough.
- Serve hot with naan/roti
- You can add fried onion (crushed) for better taste.