Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Nandos Peri Peri Sauce | Homemade Piri Piri Hot Sauce

Nandos Peri Peri Sauce Recipe

  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 2-3 piri-piri chilies aka bird's eye chili
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp paprika powder
  • 1 lemon's fresh juice 
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

In a food processor add red onions, bell pepper, piri-piri chilies, cloves garlic, lemon zest, salt, paprika powder and juice of a fresh lemon. Process well until every thing is well combined.

After that pour in white vinegar and vegetable oil. Blend well.

Pour the mixture in a pot. Heat over high flame until it starts boiling. Once boiling turn the heat to low and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the mixture has reduced to half.

After 25 minutes remove from heat and let cool for at least 15 minutes. 
Next blend the prepared mixture in the food processor until it turns slightly light in colour and the sauce is nice, runny and smooth. 


Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Rigatoni Cheesy Pasta Pie | Pasta Bake

Rigatoni Cheesy Pasta Pie Recipe

  • 500 g rigatoni pasta
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 500 g minced beef
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 canned tomato
  • 60 g chestnut mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 cup passata
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1-1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 triangle cheese
Bechamel Sauce:
  • 50 g unsalted butter
  • 50 g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • black pepper as needed
  • 1-1/2 tbsp plain flour 
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated


Sunday, 10 March 2019

Tikka Masala Pizza Fries | Glorious Cheese Fries

This pizza fries topped with chicken tikka and cheese is always what comes to my mind whenever I crave fries. It's filling and delicious, the perfect snack for kids and family. It's also super quick and easy to make so check out the recipe down below.

Tikka Masala Pizza Fries Recipe

  • 650 g frozen fries
  • 250 g boneless chicken cubes
  • 1 tbsp chicken tikka masala mix
  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp paprika powder
  • 3 single cheddar slices
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper as needed
  • paprika powder as needed
  • sprinkle of dried basil leaves
  • sprinkle of dried oregano leaves


Cut boneless chicken into cubes then add 1 tbsp tikka masala mix and 1 tbsp of yogurt. Combine well.

In a pan add a bit of oil and add the boneless chicken tikka. Fry on medium heat for 2-3 minutes, keep stirring until it starts changing colour.

Cover the pan and lower the flame. Cook for another few minutes to soften the chicken.

When the chicken has released its water remove the lid and fry well on high heat until liquid has disappeared. 

Add paprika powder for extra colour and stir well. Remove from heat and set aside.

Cook frozen fries on Airfryer for 15 minutes at maximum temperature.

In a tray add layer of fries (salted and seasoned), add 3 slices of cheddar cheese and top with a handful of grated mozzarella cheese.

Add a layer of chicken masala then add dried basil and oregano leaves

Bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is all melted.

Enjoy while warm.

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