Thursday, April 12, 2012

Soul soup for Family-Healthy Chicken seaweed soup

Two days ago, my daughter was suffering from common cold and was refusing to eat anything. She asked me to prepare something tasty preferably salty. So I prepared this soup that comprises chicken with herbs, Seaweed, vegetables, and noodles (which are any kids favorite). The result was amazing she ate two bowlfuls.

Chicken with Black pepper, Ginger soup is always using as cold remedy so added other herbs which en-corporate soup to enhance taste and reduce common cold symptoms. other herbs are Turmeric which is well known medicine in Aurveda for cold (My Mom used to give hot milk with turmeric when there is first symptom of common cold or some times garlic bulb boiled mashed and mixed with honey, Jagger and turmeric) . Seaweeds and Anchovies for good taste and to add some more nutrition.
Chicken 300 gm
8/10 Dried Anchovie (Small Asian Fish)
1 cup carrots
1 cup cabbage
1 tsb butter
2 tsb cut seeweeds (I used Ottogi)
1 tsp Black pepper
1 Tsp Turmeric
1tsp grated fresh Ginger
3/4 cloves of garlic
salt according to taste
water 8 cups
one pack of Ramen (Instant noodles)
1 boiled egg
few drops Lemon juice

1. Add butter in a pan the add chicken cook it nicely for 7/ 8 min then add water and boil it for 10 min.
2. While boiling add Anchovies. This fish are very delicate and broke when comes in contact with hot water so I put them on sieve and all it to boil with chicken.
3. now add all other ingredients except Noodles and cook for another 6/7 min.
4. Remove Anchovies (I throw them, do not like to eat broken anchovies)
4. Add noodles, salt and cook for further 3 min .

while serving shred chicken and add pinch of black pepper and few drops of lemon juice on top.
Color of soup comes so ravishing one cant hold his hunger to gulp it. its easy to prepare and full of nutrition.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Crispy and Tangy Tofu

Tofu is good source of protein but I personally dont like its taste and no need to say my baby always keep aside wherever I added tofu in any veggie or salad. So this time I gave twist in recipe, I marinate tofu in spices and in lemon juice for more than half hour and then I fried it. Taste was so delicious. I prepared it as side dish for lunch but before lunch my baby finish it.

Tofu (cut according to desired shape)
lemon juice 2 Tbs
soya soauce 2 tbs
salt (according to taste )
sugar 1/2 Tsb
black pepper 1/2 Tbs
corn flour
ChatMasala* 1 tbs.
oil to fry

Marinate tofu in lemon juice, soy sauce, salt, sugar and black pepper for more than half hour.
remove from marination and dip in dry corn flour and dip fry.
then sprinkle chat Masala.

*To make spicy version add some chilli powder to marination.

(*Substitute for - chat masala add 1/4 spoon dried citric powder, salt and same amount powder sugar mix well and sprinkle )