On Your Finger Tips

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Ingredients :

Small size buns - 1 Packet
Onion - 1 Big
Tomato - 1
Green Chili - 3-4
Ginger Paste - 1 Tsp
Garlic Paste - 1 Tsp
Minced Chicken/Shredded Boneless chicken - 1 Pound
Red Chili Powder - 1 Tbsp
Turmeric Powder - A Pinch
Salt - As Required
Garam Masala powder - 1Tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 Tsp
Jeera Powder - 1/2 Tsp
Shredded Coriander Leaves - 2 Tbsp
Egg - 1-2
Oil - 2 Tbsp

Method :
1) Heat 2 Tbsp of oil in a pan,fry the sliced onion till translucent.Add ginger-garlic paste and fry well till the raw smell goes off.
2) Add the slit green chilies and tomato,fry till the tomato becomes soft and cooked well.Now add all the Masala powders mentioned above,including salt and fry well till oil separates.
3)Add the minced chicken to the pan and fry well for 5 minutes.Add little water,cover and cook till the chicken is cooked properly.
4) Check for taste,add required ingredients,if needed.Before you turn off the gas,sprinkle the chopped coriander leaves and mix well.Now you are done with the chicken filling for the bun.
5) Beat the eggs(1-2 depending on the number of buns) and set aside.Now cut the back of the bun to make a small square hole.Remove the cut part of the bun.
6) Stuff the 1-2 Tbsp of filling inside the hole and close the hole with the cut part of the bun,which was removed while making this hole.Repeat this procedure for the rest of the buns.
7) Keep a Pan on the stove at medium flame,add 1 Tbsp of oil.When the oil becomes hot,dip the backside of the bun in the egg mixture and transfer it to the pan.Repeat this procedure for the rest of the buns.Let stand for 1-2 mins,remove from the pan,arrange it on a plate and you are all set to attack the "Bun Surprise" :-)

Recipe Source : Friend

Friday, October 12, 2007


Ingredients :

Butter/Margarine - 3/4 Cup
Sugar - 1/3 Cup + 2 Tbsp
Almond Paste - 1/3 Cup
All Purpose Flour - 1 2/3 Cup
Semisweet Chocolate Chips - 1 Cup
Finely Chopped Pistachios - 1/2 Cup

Method :
1) Preheat the oven to 350 Degree F.Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease and dust with flour.
2) Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until blended.I have added 2 extra Tbsp of sugar since I found it not sufficient.Add almond paste and egg yolk;beat until light.
3) Blend in flour to make a smooth dough.(If dough too soft to handle, cover and refrigerate until firm)
4) Turn out into lightly floured board.Divide in to 8 equal pieces;divide each piece in half.Roll each half into a 12 inch rope;cut each rope in to 2 inch lengths.
5) Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges just begin to brown.Remove to wire racks to cool.
6) To give the elegant finish,melt chocolate chips in small bowl over hot water.Stir until smooth.Dip both ends of cookies about 1/2 inch into melted chocolate,then dip the chocolate ends into pistachios.Place on waxed paper;let stand until chocolate is set.
Yummy,chocolate pistachio fingers are ready to be munched any time.

Recipe Source : Choclate Lover's cookies & Brownies by Beekman House