Monday 24 September 2012



Salade de Tomates

Poulet a la Keiv

Buttered Peas

Mashed potatoes

Salade de Tomates
Prep time:                     20minutes         
Tomatoes                               250gms
Lettuce                                   4 to 6 leaves
Salad oil                                  30ml
Vinegar                                   10 ml
Seasoning                               to taste
Powder sugar                         5gms
French mustard                     1/4tspn
Onion rings                            4 to 6nos
Blanch tomatoes, deskin. Quarter them horizontally and remove the seeds. Cut into very thin strips, arrange over a bed of lettuce, sprinkle dressing and surround with ring of onions.
  • If lettuce is not available, serve in cabbage cups.
  • Tomatoes may also be sliced into roundels.

Poulet a la Keiv
Prep time:           45 minutes
Chicken breasts                     2nos
Bread crumbs                         50gms
Eggs                                        2nos
Butter                                     100gms
Salt and pepper                     to taste
Garlic finely chopped            6-8 cloves
Chives finely chopped           5gms
Marjoram finely chopped     5gms
Place each chicken breast between 2 sheets of wax paper and slightly beat or cut a horizontal pocket into both chicken breasts. Mix butter, garlic, chives and seasoning and stuff into the breasts. Seal the sides by brushing egg on. Refrigerate for about 1/2 hr. dust lightly with flour, dip in beaten egg and roll in bread crumbs. Deep fry until golden. Remove and place on an absorbent paper. Dish out on a plate and serve a la minute.
  •            Use chilled butter before stuffing it in the breast.
  •   Use small breast for frying, large breast may not cook properly.

Buttered Peas
Prep time:           20minutes
Fresh peas                              400gms
Butter                                      30gms
Seasoning                               to taste
Powdered sugar                     5gms
Shell and cook the peas in boiling salted water. Drain and refresh. Melt butter and toss the peas for about a minute. Add seasoning and powder sugar.
  •          While boiling peas, add 2-3 sprigs of mint in the water.

Mashed Potatoes
Prep time:           30 minutes
Potatoes                       300gms
Seasoning                     to taste
Nutmeg                         a pinch (grated)
Butter                            30gms
Wash, peel and rewash potatoes. Boil in salted water till done. Drain and dry over a low flame. Mash with a wooden spoon, pass through a sieve. Add in seasoning melted butter and nutmeg. Stir with a wooden spoon to make smooth and fluffy. Scoop out on to a plate. Serve hot.
  •          Completely immerse the potatoes in water while cooking.
  •           After draining, do not refresh the potatoes.

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