Poleko golbhedako achar (roasted tomato chutney)

Preparation time – 1 minute
Cooking time – 4 minutes
Difficulty – easy

Ingredients –

Plum tomatoes – 2, preferably small sized
Dry red chili – 2
Szechuan pepper – ½ tsp
Salt – 1 tsp

Directions –

Cut tomatoes into halves
Grill tomatoes and chili, don’t burn the chilis
Crush pepper, chili and salt in pestle finer as possible
Add tomatoes and continue crushing until the desired puree consistency.
Note –
Above recipe is one of the quick and popular chutney recipe in Nepali everyday kitchen. Szechuan pepper gives a slight peppery and pungent aroma while roasted tomatoes and chilies combines to give an extra kick. Of course! It is a mouth watering achar. Achar, refers to all kinds of jarred pickles or fresh chutneys. To master this recipe, choose the ripe but hard tomatoes so that in can be grilled nicely. They can be roasted in oven, pan, direct fire or whatever possible. Do not burn the chili, just toast them. Using mortar and pestle can be little tricky in the beginning, but it is just a matter of little practice, which is easy.

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Bhat, rice

Preperation time – 1 minute
Cooking time – 15 minutes

Ingredients-
Rice – 1 cup
Water – 2 cups

Directions-

– Boil rice and water.
– When it comes to boil, stir well, and simmer for 12 minutes in a very low heat.
– Turn the heat off, cover for another 3 minutes

Note:
The world knows how to cook rice. But sometimes they burn, become too moist or harder. By following this recipe we will never fail while cooking rice. Keep in mind, if you want to cook more quantity, just simply calculate the recipe. Happy cooking!

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chicken chowmein recipe

Servings – 3
Preparation time – 20 minutes
Cooking time – 10 minutes
Difficulty – Easy

Ingredients –
Chicken breast or boneless chicken – 200 grams, cut into long stripes
Uncooked noodles – 200 grams
Cabbage – 200 grams, cut into long stripes
Green peppers (capsicum) – 60 grams, cut into long stripes
Carrot – 60 grams, cut into long stripes
Scallion (spring onion) – ½ bunch, sliced
Onion – 60 grams, sliced
Garlic – 2 cloves, minced
Ginger – 2 teaspoons, minced
Vegetable oil – 2 tablespoons
Sesame oil – 1 teaspoon
Soy sauce – 3 tablespoons
Salt – 1 teaspoon
Szchewan pepper – 1 pinch
Chili pepper – 1 pinch, optional

Directions –
– Marinate the chicken with 1 spoon of soy sauce for around 10 minutes.
– In a boiling water, boil carrots, peppers and cabbage together for15 seconds, cool them off by running      cold water and strain them.
– Boil noodles until half cooked, cool them just like vegetables andstrain them.
– Heat up a pan on medium heat, add one spoon of vegetable oil.
– Add the chicken and cook it until tender and brown. Remove it from the heat.
– Add the rest of the vegetable oil. Cook onion, garlic, and ginger until golden brown.
– Add vegetables and cook them for a minute.
– Add noodles, chicken, soy sauce, salt, and pepper. Cook it whilestirring without burning them for around  2 minutes.
– Add the sesame oil, and toss it for a minute.
– While serving, garnish with scallions and chili peppers.

NOTE:
– Any kind of noodles or pasta, preferably long shapes, can be cooked.
– Cook it with desirable veggies or meat.
– If cooked too long, it becomes dry. Even if that happens, please never add water.

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