Sunday, 23 October 2016

Hearty chicken curry and yellow rice - recipe

Something I often cook during busy weekdays is a nice hearty chicken curry. The lovely thing with a curry is that there  are so many different recipes on the internet you can choose from to add variation each time you make it. I generally add what I have in my fridge that specific day.


Ingredients
2 chicken breast, cut in cubes
2 tomatoes, cut in cubes
1 onion, diced
2-3 tbsp tomato puree
Oil
1 dl double cream or yoghurt 
4 cm zucchini 
1 red bell pepper
Spices: cumin, coriander, yellow curry powder, paprika, ground ginger and garlic

Method
1. Cut the chicken breast into cubes. Dice the onion and add it to a frying pan with few tbsp of oil. Add the spices to taste, I generally use roughly a tsp of each more or less. Let the onions and spices fry on medium heat. This brings out the lovely flavours. 

2. While that happenes, chop the tomatoes, pepper and zucchini into cubes as well. Add vegetables and chicken in the frying pan and let everything become nice and golden. Add the cream and little water if to dry. Let it simmer for a good 30 mins. 

3. Serve with rice with flavours of turmeric and a cardemom pod. 



Enjoy !

Cheese straws ( toddler snack) - recipe


Cheese has become a favourite thing to eat by toddler. Especially on the morning sandwich. So I want to make something with cheese but little different, that toddler will enjoy. Came up with cheese straws. That is the quickest and easiest to bake while toddler takes noon nap. I used to bake it when he was younger. But time to reintroduce it again. It is great as a snack for him. This way, I at least know what goes in it. 

Ingredients
2 dl flour
2 dl grated cheese
1 dl butter
Egg if you like to make them little shiny

Method
1. Add butter and flour in a bowl and rub it together with your hand untilit gets crumbly. Add the cheese and work the dough until it's nice and soft. If it is sticky add more flour.

2. Roll out the dough into 0,5 cm thickness. Then cut out the straws. 

3. Place it on a baking tray with a baking sheet under. Bake in the oven at 200 , degrees, for ten mins.  When you take them out put a muslin cloth on and let them cool. Eat as is or use them to eat with a nice dip of your choice. 

4. If you want you can add half an egg in the dough, and the rest you can glaze the straws with before placing the tray in the oven. But this time I left it out. It was a great hit! Both toddler and hubby finished them.



Enjoy!

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Fried quesadillas - recipe

Sometimes we go to different food market during weekends and there are just so many cuisines and a variety of meals from different cultures to choose from. When we go as a family I try to choose something that will give less dirty hands. The quesadillas are excellent to carry around and eat. Even toddler likes them. So my mum tried to do one her way. We liked it a lot and I try to make it quite often especially during this summer picnics.

Ingredients

2 chicken breasts
1 small can of corn
2-3 tbsp tomato puree
2 potatoes, boiled
1/2 yellow bell pepper
1 onion
Oil
Flat bread
Seasoning: Turmeric, paprica powder, salt, pepper, curry, ground coriander, garlic powder, ground cumin. These spices were added to taste

Method:
1. Chop the chicken breast into cubes and fry in in a frying pan with few tbsp of oil. Chop the pepper and onions and add it to the pan. 

2. Boil the potatoes lightly and cut into cubes. Add the corn, tomato puree and potatoes in the frying pan. Season to taste with all the spices mentioned above. I generally add anything between 1/2-1 tsp of each. Fry it on midium heat until browned. It should be rather dry.


3. Add some of the mixture on half a side of a flat bread. Then fold over the other side. Fry it in a pan until golden brown and crispy. 




 It is delicious and makes you full. Great lunch idea with a green salad with it.

Enjoy!




Kafta (köfta) minced meat wrap - recipe

I have not been able to do any posts for some time, but have got lots of inspo lately and wanted to share this easy meal. Easy recipes has become very important in our household. With two kids food needs to get done quickly and with minimum effort but taste great!

As I was strolling down the aisle in the supermarket where they have spices, I saw this spice mix for kafta or köfta which are meat patties. I thought let's try it and see how it will taste and how the spice mix will flavour the dish. So today I saw the spice bag n did it. However, I did not make patties rather just seasoned the minced meat with the spice mix as i had minimum time to make them

Ingredients

200 g minced beef
1 onion
1 tsp dried parsley
2 tsp kofta spice mix
1 tsp paprika powder
Oil

Serve with: onions seasoned with sumac, lettuce, tomatoes, flatbread and a minty yogurt sauce.

Method
1. Fry the minced meat in a frying pan with few tbsp of oil of your choice. Add then the onions and rest of the ingredients. Fry it until it browned.

2. Wash and slice tomatoes and lettuce. Serve the kofta meat mix on a flat bread with the vegetables and a nice fresh minty yogurt sauce.

The kofta spice from supermarket, kafta (kryddor från Rosengård).



Enjoy!

Saturday, 8 October 2016

(Kladdkakemuffins) brownie muffin - recipe

A nice and easy recipe of brownie muffins that are soft inside. Excellent activity to do with children when it's cold and rainy outside.


Ingredients
1 dl liquid margerine or butter (100g melted butter)
2,5 dl sugar
2 dl flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla sugar
3 tbsp cacao powder
2 eggs


Muffin paperforms


Metod
1. Mix the eggs and sugar well until it is well mixed and fluffy. Add the rest of ingrediens and lastly fold in the flour. Add a tbsp in each muffin form. I got 20 muffins.

2. Preheat the oven 180 degrees and bake them for 8-10 min. They will start to rise and sink in the middle. That is when you should take them out. Also the less time you keep them in the oven means they will be more gooy and soft inside. They should cool covered by a tea towel or muslin cloth to stay soft.

They have a rich chocolate taste and soft, fudgy texture. They are best served with some whipped cream on top. This is perfect to bake with children.



Enjoy!