Mains

Kastori Chicken

Ingredients:
Boneless chicken
Oil
Grated onions
Tomatoe tin
Crushed ginger and garlic
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder
Cumin powder
Coriander powder
Yoghurt
Tandoori masala
Dry kastori methi/fenugreek
Red chilli flakes
Fresh coriander

Method:
1. Heat oil and cook the onions in it till softened. Add a tomatoe tin and let it cook.
2. Then add all the spices and cook further until oil comes up as bubbles.
3. Add the washed chicken and cook til cooked through. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander before serving.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Shaheda Batan

Spaghetti Fry

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Ingredients:
500g spaghetti
2-3 tbsp spoon oil
Green chillies
1-2 tsp chillies
Black pepper
3 garlic cloves
Green, yellow and red pepper
200g mushrooms
Chopped coriander

Method:
1. Fry all the spices in oil.
2. Add the vegetables till cooked.
3. Add boiled spaghetti. Mix together and serve with chopped coriander.

Note: you can add any other vegetables you would like.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Zeynab Kalang

Enchiladas

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Ingredients:
Pack of tortillas
1lb chicken breast (cut into small cubes )
2 onions sliced
Salt to taste
Chilli powder to taste
Crushed ginger & garlic
Fresh green chillies to taste
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp ground pepper
Cubed peppers/capsicum
Sweetcorn
Fresh coriander
1 box of passata
Tub of sour cream
Grated cheese

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees/gas mark 6. Heat a little oil in a pan, add the onions and cook till soft.
2. Then add the chicken, peppers, sweetcorn and spices. Cook for a little a few minutes and then add half of the passata sauce. Cook till chicken is cooked through..
3. After which spread sour cream on to each of the tortillas. Only use half the tub.
4. Put the chicken filling in the centre of the tortilla on top of the sour cream and roll it up.

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5. Lay the enchiladas in an ovenproof dish side by side. Top with the remaining passata sauce. Then spoon over the remaining sour cream and sprinkle over cheese and herbs.

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4. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until golden brown and piping hot.

Note: You can spice up the remaining passata sauce with chilli powder and salt if you wish to.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Ayesha Kasu

Chicken Manchurian

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Ingredients for chicken:
1kg chicken fillet (cubed or strips)
1 tsp tandoori spice
1 tsp garlic paste
2 tbsp vinegar
Chilli powder to taste      
Ground pepper to taste
Salt to taste

Method for chicken:
1. Marinate the chicken in the above
ingredients.
2.  When ready to cook add 1/2 cup of water and cook the chicken until tender. You can also add sliced onions. Then add the sauce below.

Ingredients for sauce:
Cornflour
100g butter
2 cups water
2 tbsp vinegar
1-2 tbsp nandos garlic sauce
1 tbsp peri-peri sauce
3 tbsp tomato sauce or chilli sauce.
3 tbsp soy sauce
3 tsp sugar/or 1 tbsp honey
Salt to taste
Crushed garlic
Pinch of turmeric
Red food colouring (optional)

Method for sauce:
1.  Make a paste with 3 tbsp corn flour and some water. Set aside.
2. Boil the rest of the ingredients above together.
3. Once boiled pour the sauce onto the chicken and cook together for a little while. Add the corn flour paste and cook till the gravy becomes thick.
4. Finally garnish with fresh green pepper, fresh coriander and some chopped spring onion. Serve sizzling with roti or naan.

Enjoy x

Love From Foodie Ayesha Kasu

Boti Kebab

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Ingredients:
Oil
4 Sheesh Kebabs (KQF)
2 medium – small onions
1 large chicken breast (small cubes)
1 green and red pepper (large cubes)
500g pasatta
1/3 bottle of Asian Sweet Chilli Sauce (Aldi brand)
2 tsp tandoori masala
1 1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 tbsp crushed ginger & garlic
2-3 chopped fresh green chillies
1 tsp any steak spice
(Amina’s Steak&Chops)
1/2 chilli powder (optional)
Salt to taste
Sprinkle of sugar
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Method:
1. Marinate the chicken in the tandoori masala, cumin powder, steak spice, ginger & garlic. Set aside.
2. Chop finely and fry the two onions in a wok or large frying pan in about an inch of oil till brown on the edges and slightly crispy.
3. Meanwhile take your Sheesh Kebabs and grill them till brown and slice. You can also slice them and fry em in a pan with some oil. This is to ensure they retain their shape when added to the curry.
4. Once onions are done add the chopped chillies and peppers to the hot oil and let it cook for less than a minute on absolute low heat.
5. Then add the pasatta to the wok. Sprinkle salt, sugar and red chilli powder; as well as the sweet chilli sauce. Add more oil if necessary. Cover and let it cook on medium heat till the pasatta darkens and oil appears at the top.
6. Add the the marinated chicken and cook for a little while on medium to low heat till the chicken is cooked.
7. Finally add the Sheesh kebab pieces and stir thoroughly. Taste and adjust the salt if necessary.

Serve with naan or rotis sprinkled with spring onions and chopped fresh coriander.

Enjoy x

Moroccan Lamb Tagine

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Ingredients:
1/2kg (about 2lb) lamb meat cubed
2 small/1 large onion sliced thinly
2 potatoes (optional
1 tin chickpeas (optional)
2-3tbsp ras-el-hanout
1 tbsp Amina’s steak and chops (or any steak seasoning)
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Lemon Pepper (or black pepper)
1 tbsp Cumin powder
1tsp Ginger powder
2 tbsp Ginger and garlic (fresh)
1/2 Lemon Juice
Green chillies to taste
1/3 cup oil
1 tin Chopped Tomotoes (blended)
Pinch of Saffron
Salt to taste
Chopped Coriander (as garnish)

Method:
1. Marinate the lamb overnight in all the spices, seasonings and a little of the garlic & ginger paste.
2. When ready to cook, fry the lamb in a non stick pan with no oil till brown (careful not to burn). Meanwhile slice the onions and cook in a some oil till brown on the edges.
3. Add the meat and onions with the oil used for frying and an additional 1/3 cup with all the remaining ingredients into your slow cooker or tagine.
4. Cook the tagine in the oven for 2 hours or in the slow cooker for 4-6 hours on high heat or 6-8 hours on high heat.

Serve with fresh naan or roti.

Enjoy x

Balsamic Mushrooms

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Ingredients:
Large mushrooms
Jalapeno peppers
Cheese
Balsamic vinegar
Oil

Method:
1. Place a little oil in a frying, add a couple of teaspoon oil. Place the mushrooms in the pan stem side up.
2. Put some chopped jalapeños, cheese inside the mushrooms. Then sprinkle some balsamic vinegar on top and chilli flakes. Fry for a few minutes till bottom of the mushrooms are done
3. Then place the pan with the mushrooms in it under the grill on low heat till the cheese has melted and mushrooms are cooked. the mushrooms with chopped jalapenos and sliced cheese.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Aiysha Haji

Chicken Spaghetti

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Ingredients:
Chicken breast
Onions (for frying and blending)
Green chillies
Crushed ginger and garlic
Fresh tomatoes or tinned tomatoes
Peppers
Carrots
Sweetcorn
Coconut cream

Method:
1. Brown onions then add the spices including green chilies, ginger and garlic.
2. Add the chopped fresh tomatoes or tinned or both till oil bubbles appear ath the top.
3. Add the diced chicken breast and leave to cook.
4. Meanwhile blend the peppers, sweetcorn, onions and carrots together. Then add to the chicken. Leave to cook for a few minutes.
5. Finally add the coconut cream. Once melted, combine and switch off the gas.
6. Add the boiled and drained spaghetti to the sauce. Garnish with chopped coriander, red onions and fried samosa pastry ( or crushed pringles)

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Afifa Batan

Fried Chicken

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Ingredients:
Chicken (Legs/Drumsticks)
Red chilli powder
Crushed chilli flakes
Salt to taste
Crushed garlic
Crushed ginger
Corinader and cumin powder
Pinch of tumeric powder
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp tomato ketchup
2 tbsp tomato puree
3 tbspn of Nandos Peri Peri Sauce

Method:
1. Marinate the chicken pieces in the above ingredients.
2. When ready to serve fry the chicken in oil and then bake till crispy in oven.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Afifa Batan

Gazebo Chicken

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Ingredients for chicken:
2 chickens (8 pieces)
3 teaspoons of lemon juice
2 teaspoons of vinegar
1 teaspoon ground pepper
Crushed ginger and garlic
Salt to taste
Ground fresh green chillies to taste
Chilli powder to taste

Method for chicken:
1. Marinate the chicken in the above ingredients overnight.
2. Fry the chicken in hot oil till golden brown.

Ingredients for sauce:
1 bottle hot and sweet tomato chilli sauce (East end)
Ground pepper
Salt to taste
Chilli powder to taste

Method for sauce:
1. In a pot heat a little oil and add the above ingredients.
2. Stir and leave to simmer on low heat for a little while.
3. Place the chicken in a roasting tray, pour the sauce over the chicken, cover with foil and bake in a preheated oven till cooked through.

Serve with chips or rice.

Note: Many Foodies who were unable to get hold of the East End sauce have tried many other tomatoe & chilli sauce combinations which work well also. Tomatoe ketchup is also an option as the main ingredient in the sauce.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Ayesha Kasu