Cooking Tips and Recipes

August 23, 2010

Chickpeas Salad

Ingredients

  • Chana boiled 1 cup
  • Potato boiled 1-2
  • Tomato chopped 1
  • Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
  • Green chilies 2-3
  • Lemon juice 2 tsp
  • Black salt ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Chat masala 1 tsp
  • Chili powder 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder ½ tsp
  • Mango power 1 tsp
  • Black pepper ½ tsp

Steps:

  • First of all mix all the spices to prepare chat masala.
  • Mix all other ingredients well.
  • Sprinkle chat masala and chill in refrigerator.
  • Serve and enjoy.
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July 22, 2010

Asian Chicken Salad

Ingredients

  • Skinless boneless chicken pieces 2 cup
  • Mushroom sliced ½ cup
  • Peppermint leaves ½ cup
  • Parsley 1 tbsp
  • Ground Thai Chile 1 tsp
  • Rice powder 2 tbsp
  • Lemon juice
  • Sugar to taste
  • Soy sauce 2 tbsp

Steps:

  • Cook chicken and mushrooms together on medium heat and keep aside.
  • Take a bowl and put chicken and mushrooms in it.
  • Add all other ingredients in the bowl.
  • Spicy chicken salad is ready to serve.
  • Chill and serve.
  • Enjoy.

June 30, 2010

Some Great Tips for Salad Decoration

Salad is high nutrition food and can be presented as side dish with meal or as an entire meal depending on your choice. Salad decoration is also very important and gives your dinning table a gorgeous and fresh look. Here are some tips for salad decoration that you will feel very convenient while preparing fruit and vegetable salad.

  • Use glass decorative bowls and wooden bowls to serve the salad in more impressive way.
  • Cut fruits and vegetables in same size and steam them for few minutes. Add mayonnaise to make delicious salad.
  • Mixed salad of fruit and vegetables is not only seemed to be beautiful but also served to guests.
  • All the salad ingredients should be chilled before using. If you have cut vegetables and fruit before time, keep them in cold water to maintain their freshness.
  • Salad ingredients should be of varying colors. Vegetables and fruits of red, green and yellow colors can be used in this regard.
  • Dressing of salad should be done in proper way. Although dressing does not affect the look and appearance of salad but it adds good taste in the salad.
  • Presentation of salad is also very important and you must be creative regarding preparation and presentation of salad.
  • Grain food like peas, beans and grams can also be used in salad decoration and preparation.
  • Boiled chicken can also be used with combination of fruit, vegetables and grain foods.
  • Noodles and macaronis are also used in salad preparation.
  • If you want to keep salad fresh or glowing, sprinkle some drops of lemon juice or vinegar on salad.
  • Sea food and boiled eggs are also used to make beautiful and delicious salad as a whole meal.

Follow these tips and enhance the beauty of your dining table and obviously taste of your meal.

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