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Toddler approved easy pasta

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 200gm block cream cheese, cut into chunks and softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 400 gm spaghetti
  • 50 gm Smoked salmon
  • 100gm shredded tasty cheese

Method

  • Cook spaghetti as normal and leave aside.

  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
  • Now add sliced onions and cook until it is brown.

  • Add cream cheese and reduce heat to low. Stir until cream cheese is about half melted.

  •   Add milk and continue to cook and stir until smooth.

  • Stir in the salt and pepper.
  • Add pasta and eggs and stir well.

  • Cook it for  few minutes until the eggs are cooked.
  • Remove from heat.
  • In a plate, put a serving of pasta, then put some shredded cheese and smoked salmon over it.

  • Chhori loves this pasta and the photos prove it.  🙂

Take care everyone,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Easy shortbread biscuits

I am always trying to find easy recipes so I can make it quickly and this is definitely one of them.

Ingredients

  • 150g plain flour
  • 100g butter
  • 50g icing sugar

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  • Chop butter into small cubes.

  • Put flour, butter and icing sugar together into a bowl and mash them with your fingers until they mix.

  • Now kneed the mixture to form a firm dough.
  • Roll out the dough onto the bench and put some plastic wrap over it.

  • Use a rolling pin to make it flat around 1 cm high

  • Use a cookie cutter and cut them into your favourite shapes.

  • Line a tray with baking paper and grease it lightly.
  • Put the cut cookies onto the baking tray. Make sure you leave enough room (at least 1 cm) between the cookies as they will expand.

  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Do not let the cookies go brown

  • Take the cookies out of the oven and rest for 2 hours.
  • Serve the cookies with tea or coffee or place them in an air tight container for later.

Have a great day everyone.

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

Scone recipe

A very easy scone recipe 🙂

Ingredient

  • 4 cups self-raising flour
  • 250 unsalted butter, cubed

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  • 500 butter milk
  • Jam and whipped cream (homemade will be nice without sugar), to serve
  • Dates/raisin/cholate chips (optional)

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Method

  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Line flat baking tray with baking paper.
  • Sift self-raising flour into a large bowl.
  • Using your fingertips, rub butter into flour until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

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  • Now add butter milk slowly with a flat-bladed knife until mixture forms a soft dough, adding more buttermilk if required.

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  • If you want to add dates or raisin or chocolate chips, add now and mix with butter knife.

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  • Turn the dough on a lightly floured surface.
  • Don’t knead dough or scones will be tough
  • Pat dough lightly into a 2cm thick round.

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  • Using butter knife cut the small portion from the dough and lightly press together and place on baking tray.

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  • Keep the scones close together so they will be soft.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and well risen.

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  • Serve warm with jam and cream.

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Enjoy and Take care everyone,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

Chana curry (Chick peas curry)

Chana” means chickpeas in Nepali. It is one of the easiest, healthiest and tastiest recipes that I loved to make occasionally. It goes well with rice or roti.

Ingredients

  • 500gm cooked chickpeas can
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Large tomato diced (I used 250 gm diced from a can)
  • 1 table spoon of garlic and ginger paste
  • A few bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoons chilli powder
  • ½ cup of chicken stock (use water if you don’t have stock)
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander to garnish

 Method

  • In a wok, heat the oil; add turmeric powder and bay leaves.

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  • Add the sliced onions and fry for 15 minutes or until golden brown, stirring regularly.

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  • Add all the other spices, garlic ginger paste and fry some more.
  • Once onion is cooked, pour diced tomato and let it cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

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  • Mix well and add the chickpeas and fry for few minutes.
  • Add the chicken stock and Bring to a boil then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes, or until most of the stock dries out.

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  • Garnish the chick peas with fresh coriander.

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  • Delicious curry is ready and it can be served with rice or roti.
  • Enjoy!!!

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Chicken Saag

Saag” means green leafy vegetables in Nepali. In this case we are using Spinach.

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 250gm of frozen spinach
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • Few dried bay leaf
  • 1 large brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic and ginger paste
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 3 teaspoons chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt to taste
  • 410g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek-style yoghurt
  • 500 gm chicken breast fillets cut into cubes

Method

  • Heat oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Add cumin and bay leaf and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  • Add onion and cook, stirring, for 5 to 6 minutes or until softened.
  • Add chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

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  • Add garlic, ginger paste and chilli and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add coriander, garam masala and salt; cook, stirring, for 1 minute
  • Add tomato and stir occasionally until slightly thickened.

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  • Add spinach and stir and simmer for 2 minutes or until combined.

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  • Add yoghurt while slowly stirring the chicken and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low for a few minutes and Chicken Saag is ready.

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  • Serve with rice or roti

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Chu la (Minced chicken curry)

Chu” means minced and “La” means meat in Newari. You could make this recipe with any meat but I am using chicken today. This is one of my favourite curry when I was in Nepal and my mum definitely made it best  🙂

It is one of the easiest and tastiest recipes that I loved to make once in a while. It goes well with rice or roti and is healthy as well.

Ingredients

  • 500gm chicken mince
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Large tomato diced (I used 250 gm diced from a can)
  • 1 table spoon of garlic and ginger paste
  • A few bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoons chilli powder
  • ½ cup of chicken stock (use water if you don’t have stock)
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander to garnish

Method

  • In a wok, heat the oil, add turmeric powder and bay leaves.

  • Add the sliced onions and fry for 15 minutes or until golden brown, stirring regularly.

  • Add all the other spices , garlic ginger paste and fry some more.
  • Once onion is cooked, pour diced tomato and let it cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

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  • Mix well and add the chicken and fry until the chicken mince is cooked.

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  • Try and break the mince as much as possible as you cook it so it does not have too any lumps.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, add the chicken stock.

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  • Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes, or until tender.
  • Garnish the chicken with fresh coriander.

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  • Delicious minced chicken curry is ready and it can be served with rice or roti.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Easy Marinated chicken wings

Whenever we have people over, I love to use the oven for entrée so that it leaves my stove free for mains. So normally, I get spring rolls, spinach and cheese puffs and other oven baked treats for entrée. But one of my famous entrée is marinated chicken wing grilled in the oven.

Everyone who has tried it has loved and it is so easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 20 chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons garlic ginger paste
  • 3 teaspoons turmeric powder
  • 3 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 3 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 3 teaspoons chilli powder (more if you want hot)
  • 2 tablespoons unflavoured Greek yogurt
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Make a few small incisions in each chicken wing so the marinade can go inside the meat.
  • Mix all the marinade ingredients in a bowl with the chicken wings.

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  • Leave the marinated chicken for at least 3-4 hours in the fridge. I normally leave it overnight so the meat is tender and marinade goes inside.
  • Preheat the oven at 220 C.

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  • Place the chicken wings in a single layer in a wide, shallow tray.
  • Cook the wings for 15–20 minutes, turning often, until golden brown (or a little darker if you prefer) and the juices run clear when the chicken is pierced with a skewer/fork.
  • Serve hot.

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Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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