I have named this folder “Nitus Spicy Delites” as i love my food spicy and when i do have the time i do just cook something for myself 🙂
My meals are simple, id like to call them “balanced!!” but half the time they are just what i want to indulge in!!
Todays meal is quite balanced : CHICKEN KABABS , SPICED GEEN BEAN SOUP and ROTI
FOR THE CHICKEN KABABS
250 grams chicken mince ( i used breast mince)
2-3 cloves of garlic, a small piece of ginger, 1/4 onion, green chillies to taste and a handful of coriander leaves all ground to a paste
1/2 teaspoon each of NITU DIDIs cumin powder and garam masala powder
salt to taste
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
Mix all the ingredients together well. Shape into kababs and keep in a container and let it marinate for a few hours for all the flavours to mingle. Then heat a non stick pan with a little oil and shallow fry the kababs till golden in color and done. Sprinkle with slices of onion or in my case i just added some chopped red chillies !!!
FOR THE SPICED GREEN BEAN SOUP
250 grams or 1 bowl of chopped green beans
1 red tomato
a small piece of ginger, chopped
salt to taste
a good pinch each of NITU DIDIs turmeric powder, cumin seeds
green chillies to taste
juice of half a lime or less if you dont like it soo tart
Put the beans, the onion and tomato into a pressure cooker with about 2 cups of water and pressure cook it till its done. Alternatively you dont need to use a pressure cooker, i do to save time and retain all the nutrients of the vegetables.Once its done, cool and blend into a puree.
Heat a tablespoon of oil (or less) in a pan and then add the cumin seeds and let them splutter, then add the chopped ginger and cook for a few seconds. Add the pureed beans , the salt, turmeric and the green chillies. Let it come to a boil. Taste for seasoning and then add chopped coriander leaves and the lime juice
Thats it!!!My simple spicy meal….. i had it with ROTI which are like tortillas home made out of whole wheat!!