Sunday, August 19, 2012

Chicken Kathi Roll

 I made this recipe keeping Meeta's Monthly Mingle in mind and also was missing Indian Street Food.....
Its a super simple recipe - it has lot of steps but they are pretty simple... and tastes amazing!!! You can modify this recipe in terms of Marinade the way you like or just keep it the way i mentioned... it will surely make you want more ... I omitted the Mint Chutney for one Roll as my friend doesnt like Mint flavor and she loved it ..... Just one thing is important - Enjoy ...

for Chicken Marinade
3 Chicken Breasts - cut into small pieces
2 tspns Tandoori Chicken Tikka Masala
1/2 tspn Red Chilli Powder
1-2 tspn Ginger-Garlic paste
1/2 tspn Chat Masala
Salt as per taste

For Kathi Roll Stuffing
1 Green Pepper - Chopped
1 Red Onion - Chopped
1 tbspn Oil

for assembling Kathi Roll
6 Indian Flatbreads (Roti / Chapatis)
1 tbspn Butter
6 tspns Mint Chutney

1] In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for Chicken Marinade and keep it aside for atleast 1 hr
2] Preheat Oven at 350 degrees F, Bake the chicken for 12-15 mins
3] Turn the Oven to Broil which is at 500 degrees F and let the Chicken broil till you get a nice crust on it.
4] In a heated pan, add Oil, when heated add the Onion and bell pepper and saute for a while till Onions are cooked.
5] Add Broiled Chicken to this and saute for atleast 5 mins till it starts sticking to the pan. This will give nice blackened effect to the chicken.
6] Heat a flat pan / tava. Apply butter to Flatbread / Roti and put on tava and let it cook till it turns slightly brown.
7] Repeat this for all 6 Rotis
8] Apply Mint Chutney to all the Rotis/Flatbreads. Put Chicken Stuffing in the center and fold the roti and close it with a toothpick. Repeat for all the 6 Rotis.
9] Broil the Kathi Rolls for 1 min - Dont keep the Tray of Kathi Rolls too close to the coil to avoid burning.

Now just Enjoy this wholesome meal :)


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Cookies ~ everybody loves them in some form or the other.... I had a lunch invite by one of my dear friend who happens to be my next door neighbor as well and i was wondering what should i bake as i had very little time. Addition to this my lil one was asking me about cookies since last 2 days.... and it clicked me.. Cookie pops for a friend and cookies for kids - there is a saying in Hindi "ek teer mein do nishaane" which means you hit 2 targets with one arrow.

So i finally decided let the cookie be simple and accessories be fancy which will make it special :)
People always ask me this question - do you plan your baking or you just do it when thought comes? How come you always have inventory up to date when it comes to baking ? Well to answer this - I always keep my baking ingredient list stocked !!! and sometimes my baking is planned and sometimes just when i feel like :) Sometimes i even bake when i think i have sometime ..... day by day its becoming a passion for me and i'm loving it !!! Whenever i bake i get this feeling of satisfaction and feeling of i did something on my own and others liked it..... sometimes i feel i'm going crazy to feel this way...but Baking gives me relaxation .... it doesnt bother me in anyway ......

OK back to where i was :P so i made the Sugar cookie dough and with 1/4th dough i made Cookie pops and rest of it i added some colorful sprinkles in the dough and made cookies using circle and heart shaped cookie cutter...End result - it was awesome !!! 

They are simple, sweet and you can make so many things out of them - just use your creativity.


4 cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. Cream butter and sugar with a mixer until pale and fluffy. Reduce speed to medium; add eggs and vanilla. Reduce speed to low; add flour mixture gradually, beating until incorporated. Shape dough into 2 disks. Wrap each in plastic and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Let 1 disk of dough stand at room temperature until just soft enough to roll, about 10 minutes. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4- to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutter. Transfer to baking sheets 2 inches  apart. Gently press cookies down. (Cookies will stick once they are baked.) Roll out scraps once, and repeat. Repeat with remaining disk of dough. Freeze until cookies are firm, 15 minutes.
  3. Bake in batches, switching and rotating sheets halfway through, until edges of cookies turn golden, 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks.
  4. For Cookie pops - fill the dough in the cookie pan, press the pop stick firmly. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes till they turn golden. Remove and cool them on the wire racks. Decorate with Royal Icing or Ganache. I used Ganache and some sprinkles on top.

Enjoy these with almost anything and anytime during the day.


Posted on by Richa Kulkarni | 2 comments

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Flashback !!!

Hello All... its been a while i haven't updated this blog due to mainly 2 reasons-

1] My parents were visiting me here in USA for the very first time
2] I moved into a new apartment

But that doesn't mean i didn't bake...rather i baked a lot.... tried lot of things... below are the pics..i'm wondering which recipes should i post.. Can you all help me - which ones would you like to see?

Orange-Cranberry Cookies

Chocolate cake with Chocolate Ganache

Homemade Chocolate bars

Banana cupcakes

Chocolate Wine cake for my Birthday

Cranberry Blondies

Ginger Cookies

Chocolate Linzer cookies with sugar-free Raspberry filling

Chocolate cake with whipped cream strawberry filling

Valentine's Day gifts for my friends

Earl Grey Chocolate Cake

Dark Chocolate Coconut Blondies

Vanilla Cake with Whipped cream strawberry filling Cake

Chocolate Cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day!

Isn't it a big list :P
Hope you liked all of them ..... I will try to put recipes for most of them but i would love to hear the top ones so i include them first....

C ya!!!