Turkey Tacos Recipe

Posted by EsyRecipes Friday, February 19, 2010

Discription:A great alternative to your normal everyday beef tacos is turkey tacos. You can forget any store bought taco seasoning fix after you try this recipe because you won’t go back. The meat mixture consists of jalapeño peppers, onions garlic and various spices. Other ingredients such as chicken broth, canned tomatoes and cilantro are added to the meat mixture as well.This is very easy to make and almost sure to please taco fans. Enjoy.
  • ¾ lb ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper (seeded, and minced)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • ¾ cup canned chopped tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 12 (5 inch) corn tortillas (or taco shells)
  • Toppings-
  • romaine lettuce (thinly sliced)
  • Tomatoes (diced)
  • 1-2 avocados (diced)
  • Monterey Jack cheese (shredded)
  • Sour cream
How to make:
Step 1: In a medium skillet over medium heat add oil, onions, garlic, jalapeno pepper, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Stirring until the vegetables are tender (about 10 minutes). Increase heat to medium-high, add tomatoes and boil for 2 minutes. Add turkey and chicken broth bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the turkey is cooked through and the mixture thickens (about 12 minutes).
Step 2: Make up tacos with the various toppings.
(Makes 4 Servings)

Motichoor Ladoo

Posted by EsyRecipes Saturday, February 13, 2010

Discription:Motichoor Laddu is thought to be the favorite food of Lord Ganesha. In fact, the sweet also finds a mention in the aarti of lord Ganesha, where a line goes "ladduan ka bhog lage, sant Karen seva". So, when it is occasion of Lord Ganesha's birthday i.e. Ganesh chaturthi, then how one can forget to make the sweetmeat. Motichoor laddus are not very difficult to make and can be prepared in a matter of minutes. In case you need any help in making them, we have also provided the recipe for motichoor laddu in the lines below.
  • 2 ½ cups Gram Flour (not superfine variety)
  • 500 ml Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 3 cups Ghee
  • A fine-holed Shallow Strainer Spoon
For Syrup
  • 2 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups Water
  • 2 tbsp. Milk
  • 3 cups Ghee
How to make:
For Syrup
  • Put sugar and water in a vessel and boil.
  • When sugar dissolves, add milk.
  • Boil for 5 minutes till scum forms on top.
  • Strain and return to fire.
  • Add color and boil till sticky but no thread has formed.
  • Add cardamom powder and mix. Keep aside.
For Boondi
  • Mix flour and milk to a smooth batter
  • Mix all the ingredients mentioned under stuffing except milk
  • Heat ghee in a heavy frying pan
  • Hold strainer on top with one hand
  • With the other pour some batter all over the holes
  • Tap gently till all batter has fallen into hot ghee
  • Stir with another strainer and remove when light golden
  • Keep aside. Repeat for remaining batter
Final Steps
  • Immerse boondi in syrup.
  • Drain any excess syrup.
  • Spread in a large plate. Sprinkle little hot water over it.
  • Cover and keep for 5 minutes.
  • Shape in laddoos with moist palms.
  • Cool and keep open to dry, before storing in containers.

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

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Discription:This is another great recipe for buffalo chicken fans. Buffalo chicken dip combines the amazing taste of spicy Buffalo wings with a nice cream cheese oriented dip.This recipe is very simple and only requires mixing and the oven basically does the rest of the work for you. For the hot sauce, you can adjust the amount of heat by the type of hot sauce you get.This is a great recipe for parties and is sure to get eaten up fast. Enjoy.
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 (10 ounce) can chicken (drained, can also used cooked fresh cubed chicken)
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • ¾ cup red hot sauce
  • shredded cheddar cheese (for topping, as much as you want)
  • Tortilla chips (scoops, or whatever you prefer)
How to make:
Step 1: Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl beat cream cheese, ranch dressing and hot sauce until smooth. Fold in chicken. Spray a pie plate with cooking spray and pour the chicken mixture into it.
Step 2: Place into the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Step 3: Remove from the oven and add cheddar cheese on top. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. Serve hot.

Chicken Shawarma Recipe

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Discription:According to the Wikipedia this is a Meddle Eastern dish. This dish is basically marinated chicken bits served on pitas with tomatoes, lettuce and a delicious yogurt sauce. The chicken gets a lot of its flavor from seasonings such as garlic, cumin and curry powder. The process is very simple. The chicken is first sliced into strips, then marinated and grilled. If you don’t have a grill an indoor grill pan or even the broiler would probably work just fine.
Marinade -
  • 1lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (sliced into strips)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ½ cup plain reduced fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 4 (6 inch) pitas
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce (chopped)
  • 2 tomatoes (diced)
How to make:

Step 1: In a medium bowl combine lemon juice, curry powder, olive oil, salt, cumin, and minced garlic. Add chicken and toss to coat. Let sit at room temperature for 20 minutes.
Step 2: To prepare sauce- In a small bowl whisk together yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, and 1 minced garlic clove. Set aside.
Step 3: Spray grill grates with cooking spray and Pre-heat the outdoor grill. Thread chicken onto skewers and place onto the grill. Grill for 4 minutes on each side or until chicken is fully cooked.
Step 4: Place pitas on the grill rack and grill for 1 minute on each side or until lightly toasted. Place 1 pita on each plate. Top with chicken, lettuce, tomato and add dressing.

Paneer Jalfrezi

Posted by EsyRecipes Monday, February 8, 2010

Discription:This is very tasty paneer recipes.Try it and Enjoy!!
  • 200 gms Paneer cubes,
  • 1 large onion chopped (chop them into small square shapes if possible),
  • 3/4 cloves garlic crushed,
  • 1/2 inch piece ginger grated or 1 tspn ginger paste,
  • 2 large tomatoes coarsely pureed,
  • 1 tspn concentrated tomato puree (optional),
  • 1 large green capsicum cut into small square shapes,
  • 4 baby corn (each one cut into 2 to 3 chunky pieces)
  • 1 tspn garam masala,
  • 2 tspn chilly powder,
  • 4 tblspn oil for cooking
  • salt to taste,
  • lots of coriander for garnishing and a few cherry tomatoes if available
How to make:
  • Heat the oil in a kadhai and saute the onions ,ginger and garlic for a few mins,
  • Next add the crushed tomatoes and tomato paste and cook thoroughly on a medium heat.
  • Add small amounts of water if the mixture begins to stick to the pan,
  • Now add garam masala, chilly powder, salt and stir it all in,
  • At this stage add the baby corn and the capsicum and half a cup of water . 
  • The baby corn and capsicum should be cooked but there should also be a bit of crunch in them. So don't overcook them.
  • At the last stage add the paneer and give the whole jalfrezi one last boil on medium heat and switch off the gas.
  • Decorate with whole cherry tomatoes, thin slices of raw capsicum , fresh coriander and serve with parathas or rotis

Palak Paneer Parathas

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Discription:This is very tasty recipes.Try it and Enjoy!!
For outer paratha dough:
  • 2 bunches spinach or 1 bag of baby spinach leaves,
  • 2 and 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (Atta) approx
  • 1 large onion,
  • 2 -3 cloves garlic,
  • 1 tspn whole cumin,
  • 2 tspns each of cumin and coriander powder,
  • 2 tspn chilly powder (less if you wish),
  • 1 tblspn roasted and powdered sesame seeds (completely optional ),
  • 1 tspn sugar,
  • 2 tspn salt,
  • 3 tblspns oil.
For the paneer stuffing:
  • 400 gms paneer,
  • 2 tblspns very finely chopped coriander,
  • 1/2 tspn salt,
  • 1/2 tspn chilly powder.
How to make:
For the outer covering of the parathas:
  • Heat the oil in a wok and add the cumin seeds . 
  • Fry for few seconds .
  • Then add the onion and garlic.
  • Fry these until light golden in colour.
  • Next put in the spinach leaves.
  • They do not have to be chopped. 
  • Cook these well along with the coriander -cumin powders, chilly powder, sugar , salt and sesame seed powder. 
  • To retain the colour of the spinach do not cover the pan while cooking.
  • Once the spinach has completely cooked allow it to cool a bit and then puree it in a blender.
  •  If you have a stick blender you don't need for it to cool.
  • To this puree now add the flour .
  • YOu have stated 2 and 1/2 cups but that is an approx measurement. 
  • Add enough flour to form a moderately soft dough.
For the paneer stuffing:
  • Grate or crumble the paneer and all the rest of the ingredients to it.
  • Now add a few drops of milk to the crumbled panner and knead it into a soft ball. 
  • This is your stuffing ready.
  • Make equal number of balls of paratha dough and paneer stuffing but the paneer balls should be double in size to the dough balls.
  • Roll out each paratha a little and then stuff it with the paneer ball . 
  • Close all the edges of the dough and roll it out again gently into a thick stuffed paratha.
  • Place it on a hot tawa and cook on both sides until tiny brown spots appear on the surface.
  • Cook all the parathas in the same way and just before serving cook them once again this time with a small amount of oil.
  • Serve with your favourite accompaniments .

paneer potato Bites

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Discription:They were practically made in minutes . They are a great starter for any party or get together and my friends loved them. So will you!Try it ane Enjoy!!
  • 1 large potato and 1 small one cooked ,peeled and mashed
  • 150 gms paneer grated
  • 2 cubes of cheddar cheese (approx 40 gms),
  • a handful of fresh mint leaves finely chopped,
  • some coriander (optional)
  • cumin and coriander powders 1 heaped tspn each
  • 1 tspn sugar,
  • 1 tspn garam masala,
  • 1 and 1/2 tspn chilly powder
  • salt to taste
  • Oil for frying
How to make:
  • Mix all the above ingredients together (except of course the oil) very well .
  • Make small bite sized balls and keep aside.
  • Heat the oil and fry the balls until golden (hardly takes a few seconds)
  • Serve on cocktail sticks with your favourite dip.
  • You can used Thai Sweet Chilly Sauce.

Paratha Frankies

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Discription:They are tasty, wholesome ,convenient to carry and a great change from regular chapatis and vegetables or sandwiches.This is tasty paratha .Try it and Enjoy.
  • 1 onion
  • 1 and a half tomato
  • 1 tspn ginger garlic paste
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables chopped finely (I had the frozen mix which contains peas ,corn,beans and carrots), 200 gms paneer
  • 2 tblspns tomato ketchup
  • 2 tspn pav bhaji masala
  • 2 tspn cumin seeds
  • 2 tspn chilly powder
  • 1/2 tspn turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • oil for cooking.
How to make:
  • Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds.
  • After a few seconds add the chopped onion and ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute
  • Next add the chopped tomato and let this cook for at least 2 to 3 mins
  • Now come the chilly powder, turmeric , and pav bhaji masala along with the vegetables. 
  • Let the vegetables cook on a low flame. 
  • When they are cooked add the salt and ketchup.
  • At the last stage add the paneer which does not need any cooking . 
  • Mix it all gently together until the paneer is coated with the spices.
  • Give it a taste and adjust seasoning accordingly .

Chocolate Chiffon Valentine Cake Recipe

Posted by EsyRecipes Sunday, February 7, 2010

Discription:This is very tasty cake.Try it and Enjoy!!
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 15 small fresh strawberries, halved
  • Fresh mint, optional
How to make:
  • Let egg whites stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Line two greased 9-in. heart-shaped pans with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside. 
  • In a small bowl, combine cocoa and water until smooth; cool.
    In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1 cup sugar, baking soda and salt. 
  • In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks, oil, vanilla and cocoa mixture. 
  • Add to dry ingredients; beat until well blended.
    In a small bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. 
  • Gradually add the remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form; fold into chocolate mixture.
    Pour into prepared pans. 
  • Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. 
  • Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely; carefully remove waxed paper.
    In a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken.
  • Add confectioners' sugar until stiff peaks form; reserving 1-1/2 cups. 
  • Spread remaining frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake.
    Spoon reserved frosting into a pastry bag with a star tip. 
  • Pipe a decorative lattice design on cake top and sides. 
  • Garnish with strawberries and mint if desired. 
  • Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12 servings.

Tomato Rice

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Discription:Tomato Rice is a South Indian dish but due to it’s attractive look and the wonderful taste, it has won everyone’s heart. Enjoy this dish with yogurt, pickle and papad…..mmmm!  So colorful, simple and easy to make, you’ve just got to give this a try.
  • Tomato Chutney – see recipe
  • Rice – 1 cup, see recipe
  • Salt – to taste
  • Fresh Cilantro – 4-5 sprigs, finely chopped, for garnishing
How to make:
  • Wash and soak the rice, use the same method of making Perfect Basmati rice.
  • Once the Rice is cooked and the water drained out, spread it out and allow it to cool.
  • Make the Tomato Chutney as in the recipe.
  • Mix well together, but gently to avoid mashing up the rice.
  • Test for Salt and mix well.
  • Garnish with Cilantro and Enjoy!
  • Serves 4.

Shrimp Nachos Recipe

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Discription:It’s not too late for another great Super Bowl party recipe, this time it’s Shrimp Nachos. These nachos will make the perfect appetizer for any party or event. What they basically are in a shrimp and mayo mixture inside of tortillas scoops. The nachos’ get most of their flavor from cumin and use a few vegetables such as olives, green onions and green chilies. The best part about this recipe is its super easy. You will have these in the oven within minutes.
  • ¾ lb cooked shrimp (peeled and deveined with tails removed)
  • 1 ½ cups Shredded Mexican cheese blend (or cheddar)
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies (drained)
  • 1/3 cup green onion (chopped)
  • ¼ cup ripe black olives (drained and sliced)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 48 tortilla chips (scoops)
How to make:
Step 1: Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine shrimp, cheese, chilies, onions and black olives. In a separate small bowl combine mayonnaise and cumin. Add to shrimp mixture and toss to coat. Place about 1 tablespoon of the shrimp mixture into each tortilla scoop and lay out in rows on a baking sheet.
Step 2: Place into the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes or until cheese has melted. Serve warm.

Super Bowl Sandwich Recipe

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Discription:This is another amazing sub sandwich recipe for your Super Bowl party, perhaps the ultimate sub sandwich!Don’t let the long list of ingredients scare you, most of the vegetables are totally optional and you can add whatever you want. This sandwich is pretty simple; it uses 3 different types of meats, and 3 different types of cheeses. The French bread is spread with garlic butter and then toasted in the oven.  Some of the vegetables added include tomato, lettuce, green pepper, onions and mushrooms. This sandwich is massive and will feed about 8 people.
  • 1 loaf French bread (halved lengthwise)
  • 4 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1lb sliced ham
  • 1lb sliced turkey
  • 1lb sliced salami
  • 1lb sliced mozzarella cheese
  • 1lb sliced Swiss cheese
  • 1lb sliced provolone cheese
  • 2 cups lettuce (shredded)
  • 2 tomatoes (sliced)
  • 1 red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 (10 ounce) can black olives (drained)
  • 1 (4 ounce) can sliced mushrooms (drained)
  • 1 green bell pepper (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup banana pepper (sliced)
How to make:
Step 1: Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees. In a small bowl mix together garlic and butter until smooth. Spread the garlic butter onto the split bread halves, sprinkle with parmesan cheese and oregano, and place onto a baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees until the cheese is lightly golden. Remove from the oven.
Step 2: Lay out the bottom half of the French bread and layer with cheeses and meats. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, and olives. Next add onions, mushrooms, green pepper, and banana pepper. Top with the upper layer and press down gently.
(Makes 8 Servings)


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