Saturday, April 30, 2016

Kung Pao Chicken

Hello Peeps......hope you all are doing good in this scorching heat. This year we the Kolkatians too are facing the harsh summer heat. Usually we don't face such kind of summer. So, what you all are doing to beat the heat? I usually drink lot of water to prevent myself from getting dehydrated.  

Moreover, I like to keep my refrigerator stuffed with some homemade drinks and Ice-cream. Ohhhhh....I love ice-cream like a kid. I know you don't need to be a kid to indulge yourself in a scoop of ice-cream. A helpful advice to all my calorie conscious friends, sometimes it's fine to treat yourself with a scoop. Your tastebuds kindda like it.

This time I'm posting the recipe of Kung Pao Chicken. I made this dish few weeks back and managed to click few pics. This recipe is an American-Chinese Dish but I adjusted it to please our Indo-Chinese tastebuds. 

Kung Pao Chicken is a quick and easy Chinese dish which is ready to serve in less than 30 minutes. The best thing I like in this dish are the roasted peanuts, most Chinese restaurant use the aromatic mouth numbing Sichuan peppers. They give a different flavor to this dish along with the dried chili peppers that I always find irresistible.

The best part of Chinese Cuisine is that you can tweak it the way you want. It's not necessary you need to follow the recipe as it is. You can add or subtract the ingredients to your liking. 

So, let's begin with the recipe:

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Crab Croquettes

Hello foodies, hope you all are doing good. It’s that time of the year when we all shed the layers of woolen clothes and get into some bright, beautiful colors of spring. Though, we don’t have official spring here in India but still I have seen many stores (clothing) offers discounts in the name of Spring……Lolzzzzz

Lately, it’s been too hot and humid here in Kolkata, West Bengal and I’m afraid how I’ll be surviving the upcoming months. I think the best way to deal with summer is to keep yourself hydrated every time. Drink as much as water you can which helps in releasing the toxins. Last year I had posted many summer special drinks and I’m sure they will help in quenching your thirst.

Anyway I think I’m getting deviated from today’s post which is about Crabs. I haven’t tasted Crab until I went to US and trust me I didn’t like it much as I was getting a very weird kind of smell but when I came to India and found crab sticks in one of the superstores, I thought of trying it once again and the very first recipe which came to my mind was to make Croquettes out of those.

These Crab sticks are very hassle free to work with as they come ready to use. You don’t have to even crack the shells (that's the worst part of eating crab). The recipe calls for very few ingredients and the time it takes from pan to plate is less than 10 mins. Because it’s such a hassle free dish it works best when you have unplanned guests at your home provided you have crab sticks handy in your freezer. So, without any further ado let’s begin with the recipe: