Monday, 23 May 2016

Grilled Chilli Lime Chicken Fajita Salad

Chicken Fajita Salad,

This salad caught my eye when I first saw the picture on the net. Tender and juicy chicken grilled in a chilli lime marinade and served with avocado slices, grilled capsicum, onion and lettuce. The best part of this recipe is that the marinade is also used as a dressing. Just make the marinade and use half of it to marinate chicken and other half can be kept in the fridge to use as dressing. We really loved this flavourful salad and is a great addition to a party menu :) 

Grilled Chilli Lime Chicken Fajita Salad
(Recipe from here)
3 tablespoons olive oil
100ml (just over ⅓ cup) freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons fresh chopped coriander leaves
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon red chilli flakes 
½ teaspoon ground Cumin
1 teaspoon salt
4 boneless chicken
½ yellow bell pepper, deseeded and sliced
½ red bell pepper, deseeded and sliced
½ an onion, sliced
5 cups lettuce leaves, washed and dried
2 avocados, sliced
Extra coriander leaves to garnish
Sour cream (optional) to serve
  • Whisk marinade ingredients together to combine. Pour half the marinade into a shallow dish to marinade the chicken fillets for two hours if time allows. Refrigerate the reserved untouched marinade to use as a dressing.
  • Heat about one teaspoon of oil in a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat and grill chicken fillets on each side until golden, crispy and cooked through. (Grill in batches to prevent excess water being released.) Once chicken is cooked, set aside and allow to rest.
  • Wipe pan over with paper towel; drizzle with another teaspoon of oil and fry pepper and onion strips until cooked to your liking.
  • Slice chicken into strips and prepare salad with leaves, avocado slices, peppers, onion strips and chicken. Drizzle with remaining marinade/dressing and serve with extra coriander leaves and sour cream.

Salad Recipes,

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Thursday, 12 May 2016

Homemade Mango Ice Cream

No Churn Homemade Mango Ice Cream with Condensed milk

It’s that season of the year when supermarket shelves are filled with different varieties of mangoes. I made this easy condensed milk mango ice cream that needs no cooking at all. Just whip up everything and freeze and you will have an amazing homemade mango ice cream. Even teenagers can make it at home! If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you need to whip the ice cream 2-3 times as it freezes to avoid crystallisation in the ice cream. You will get soft and smooth ice cream without an ice cream maker at home :) :) 

Eggless Mango Ice Cream Recipe

Homemade Mango Ice Cream with Condensed Milk

Ripe Mango puree – 3 cups
Milk – 3 cups
Fresh Cream – 2 cups
Sweetened Condensed Milk – 1 tin
Sugar – ½ cup 
Lemon juice -1 tbsp

  • Combine the condensed milk, milk, mango puree and lemon juice in a bowl.
  • Whip the cream lightly with sugar and fold into the mixture.
  • Pour into a freezing tray and freeze till half set. Remove and beat with a whisk or electric beater until smooth. Repeat the process two more times. Doing so will help keep the texture of the ice cream soft and creamy while it sets.
  • Return to tray and freeze till well set and serve.
How to make easy Mango Ice cream at home

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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Mongolian Chicken Recipe

Copycat P.F Chang’s Chicken Recipe,

It’s been quite a while since I updated my blog. My son had a short year end break from school and also had to travel to India for my mother in law’s funeral. Now I am slowly getting back to my routine. If you haven’t got a reply for an e-mail or query please excuse me, will revert back soon…

P.F Chang’s restaurants are very famous all over the world and when it opened a branch in Kuwait few years ago, it was so crowded that people had to wait hours to get inside. Of course the food is good and one never regretted the long wait :D...  After tasting their food, I have tried to replicate some of the dishes like Spicy Chicken, Mongolian Beef etc at home.... This Mongolian Chicken is a healthier version of the beef and we all really loved the sweet and spicy chicken, which goes well with fried rice, noodles or even with plain rice! Do try and let me know how it turns out...

Mongolian Chicken Recipe
(Recipe adapted from here

Boneless Chicken - 500 gms, cut into bite size pieces
Corn flour - ¼ cup
Vegetable oil - 2 tbsp
Ginger - ½ tsp, minced
Garlic - 1 tbsp, minced
Celery - 3 tbsp, chopped
Pepper powder - ½ tsp -1tsp
Soy sauce - 4 tbsp
Chicken stock - ½ cup
Brown sugar - 2 tbsp
Sesame oil - 1 tsp 
Spring onions -4 stems, chopped

  • In a bowl, mix chicken pieces with corn flour until all the pieces are evenly coated.
  • In a pan over high heat, add oil and when the oil is hot, add chicken. Cook until chicken is cooked through (about 4 minutes).
  • Add garlic and ginger and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add soy sauce, chicken stock, celery, pepper powder and brown sugar and cook for 3-4 minutes, until sauce thickens.
  • Turn the heat off, add sesame oil and spring onions. Stir well and serve with fried rice, noodles or white rice.
Easy Chicken Recipe

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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Mocha Fudge / Coffee Fudge

How to make Mocha Fudge

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and if you want to make a perfect last minute treat for someone special in your life, you must try this easy Mocha Fudge :). And if you don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day like us, you can make it as a quick chocolate fix whenever you crave to indulge in chocolate. This Mocha Fudge has a rich chocolate flavour with a hint of coffee. It only needs 3 ingredients and 10 minutes of your time! Usually fudge is set in a pan and cut into squares. However, this time I used my silicone round molds to set fudge for a neat and cute look. If you are a coffee lover, I am sure you will love this chocolate indulgence.

Homemade Coffee Fudge Recipe

Mocha Fudge / Coffee Fudge
(Recipe Adapted from here)

Condensed milk -1 can
Semi-sweet chocolate chips - 2 cups (325 gms / 12 ounces)
Instant coffee powder - 1 tbsp  (I used Bru coffee)

  • Line an 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a sauce pan over low heat, put condensed milk and chocolate chips. Stirring frequently, cook until chocolate chips melt and mixture is smooth.
  • Remove from heat and stir in coffee powder.
  • Pour mixture into prepared baking pan. Put in the refrigerator until set. (You can use silicone molds to set the fudge) 

Other Fudge Recipes

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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Dulce de Leche Panna Cotta Recipe

Dulce de Leche Panna Cotta

I have tried and posted many dessert recipes using Dulce De Leche and if you happen to be a regular reader, by now, you must have come to know of my love for Dulce deLeche desserts :) . Since it is the romantic month of February and Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I thought I will post a dessert recipe that is really easy to make for Valentine's day or for any other function. I have used store-bought Dulce de Leche, but you can easily prepare it at home by boiling a can of sweetened condensed milk. I have already posted the detailed recipe of how to prepare DDL at home here. Do try this recipe and present this Panna Cotta in individual serving glasses for stunning visual appeal! 
Do check out for other Valentine's Day special Recipes....
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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Chemmen Mulaku Curry with Thenga Kothu / Kerala Konju Curry / Kerala Style Prawn Curry with Coconut Pieces

Chemmen Mulaku curry is a very easy to make Kerala delicacy. Prawns are cooked along with coconut pieces, kudam puli and masala. Shallots, coconut pieces and Coconut oil are a must for making this curry to capture the authentic taste. Coconut oil (pacha velichenna) poured on top of the cooked curry enhances the taste. A true Keralite will indulge this spicy prawn curry with rice; it is also one of my favorite prawn dish.

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Friday, 15 January 2016

Chocolate Crinkles

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

I made these Chocolate Crinkle Cookies during Christmas for my son’s class party along with MeltingMoments. Somehow got delayed in posting the recipe. Chocolate Crinkles are deliciously soft, fudge-like cookies that are covered in icing sugar. These cookies are rolled in powdered sugar before baking and the cookies expands during baking resulting in beautiful black and white crinkles or cracks! The original recipe contains vegetable oil, but I prefer to use melted butter instead. The dough is extremely sticky, thus it is very important to refrigerate the dough. Do try the recipe, I am sure you will enjoy it :)
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Friday, 1 January 2016

Melting Moments

May every day of the New Year glow with good cheer & happiness for you & your family.
Happy New Year!

, Melting Moments from Joy of Baking

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