Thursday, May 30, 2019

Simple and Easy Chicken Tacos

The Ramadan fasting is going to end, but the list of snacks which I want to try is never going to end. One among them are Tacos. This is a very simple chicken taco recipe which is perfect for a get together, or on a game night. This is very filling and a delicious meal, which will be enjoyed by all.
I am really amazed and surprised that I made the chicken tacos at home, which I never thought I would do. These chicken tacos are so easy to make and are so simple that it would take less than 30 minutes. I bought the ready made tacos but we can also make them from scratch, that I will try some other time. The chicken filling and the salsa in the tacos will be an ultimate combination. We can top it with different variety of sauces, we can also top it with guacamole and load it with chopped lettuce, sour cream and cheese. We can customize the tacos according to our taste and desire.

Traditional street tacos are served on corn tortillas, topped with onions, tomatoes, cilantro and a squeeze of lemon. Now there are many different fillings and toppings, which will keep you coming back for more. Last but not the least, enjoy your tacos with a squeeze of lime. Hope you all will like this and try this out. Please let me know how this turned.


  • Whole Wheat Tacos- 10 nos

Chicken Filling:

  1. Minced Chicken- 1 Cup
  2. Capsicum (chopped)- 1 no
  3. Onions(chopped)- 1 no
  4. Cumin Powder- 1 tsp
  5. Chili Powder- 1 tsp
  6. Pepper Powder- 1 tsp
  7. Salt- as required
  8. Oil- 1 tbsp

Salsa  Filling:

  1. Tomatoes(chopped)- 1 no
  2. Onion(chopped)- 1 no
  3. Green Chilies(chopped)- 2 nos
  4. Salt-- as required
  5. Lemon Juice- 1 tbsp


  1. Heat oil in a pan, add the chopped onions, capsicum. Saute well by adding little salt.
  2. Add the minced chicken and mix well till everything gets combined well. Add the spice powders and adjust salt accordingly. 
  3. Once the chicken gets cooked and all the water evaporates, switch off the flame and keep this aside.
  4. In a bowl, add all the chopped tomatoes, onions, salt and lemon juice, mix and keep this aside.
  5. Assembling:
  6. Take a taco, fill with the chicken filling and top it with the salsa. Repeat with the remaining tacos and the filling and serve it.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Boiled Egg Chaat

Boiled Egg Chaat is an appetizer which I learned during the Ramadhan fasting time. Before that, I never knew that we can make a Chaat using boiled eggs. This is super delicious, tasty and a very easy dish to make during a get together that will be liked by all. One day for Iftar, I made this and instantly everyone in my house liked this simple dish.

Sliced eggs after shallow frying
Eggs are a great comfort food and easy to cook too.This simple dish is a great source of protein as well as makes a great snack as well. This dish doesn't require any preparation, if you have unexpected guests, this is a perfect appetizer to serve.

I was going through instagram and accidentally saw this egg chaat in Jinoos Kitchen, which looked amazing and a delicious dish to try out. In this dish, the boiled eggs are sliced and shallow fried along with spices, in a tbsp of oil. The shallow fried eggs are arranged in a plate and topped with onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves, chaat masala, chili powder, amchur powder, a dash of salt and ending it with a sprinkle of lemon juice. Within minutes a lip-smacking snack will be ready to be served and enjoyed.


  1. Boiled Eggs- 3 nos
  2. Oil- 1 Tsp
  3. Chili Powder- 1 Tsp
  4. Turmeric Powder- 1 Tsp
  5. Salt- a pinch

To assemble:

  1. Onions (chopped) - 1/2 no
  2. Tomatoes (chopped) - 1 no
  3. Coriander Leaves (chopped) - 2 tbsp
  4. Chaat powder- 1 Tsp
  5. Aamchur powder- 1 tsp (optional)
  6. Chili and Turmeric Powder- a pinch
  7. Lemon juice- 1 tbsp


  1. Slice the boiled eggs and place them evenly on an oiled pan. Let this shallow fry on a low flame, add the chili powder, turmeric powder and sprinkle some salt on top and flip on both the sides.
  2. Once it is lightly fried, arrange them on a plate to be served.
  3. Spread the chopped onions evenly on top of the fried egg slices. Add a layer of chopped tomatoes.
  4. Sprinkle the chili powder, turmeric powder, Chaat powder, amchur powder, a dash of salt and end with chopped coriander leaves. Sprinkle on top with lemon juice and enjoy a delicious egg chaat.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Stuffed Mushrooms

This delicious, tasty appetizer makes an ultimate party treat. Juicy mushrooms are stuffed with the onion-olive mixture, topped with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and baked till soft. These are perfect bite-sized appetizers and will be loved by all. This is an easy and elegant snack that can be assembled ahead of time. These are definitely a crowd puller.
When I was talking to my SIL, she said, for iftar, she made these stuffed mushrooms. I have heard about them before but never tried making them at home. I got curious and asked my SIL for the recipe, then I came to know that it's a very easy, simple snack which can be prepared within no time. For the filling she added chicken pieces, I made it veg and my kids loved it. It was our iftar snack which was made within minutes.

Mushrooms with stuffing...

Added Cheese and ready to get baked

In these stuffed mushrooms, the filling can be made with anything or any variety of your choice. We can even make sausage, meat, chicken, paneer filling. The mushrooms, which are perfect for this recipe are the white mushrooms or the cremini mushrooms. Just make sure that while choosing the mushrooms, make sure that they all are of the same size, for even cooking.
As I was having some extra filling, I stuffed it inside capsicum, which was an experiment and was very delicious.

These are so easy to make, just snap off the stem, stuff with the choice of filling, sprinkle with the cheese and bake till golden perfection and TADA!!!!!! The perfect, delicious, silky, smooth appetizer is ready within minutes. You can even fill the mushrooms and freeze it. For the surprise guests or for hungry kids, just take it out of the freezer and bake for an extra 5 minutes. Hope you all will like this and try it out quickly.


  1. Mushrooms- 8 nos
  2. Olives- 5- 6 nos (chopped)
  3. Onions- 1/4 cup (chopped)
  4. Salt- a dash (as olives contain salt)
  5. Cayenne Pepper Powder- 1 Tsp
  6. Pepper Powder- 1 Tsp
  7. Oregano- 1 tbsp
  8. Parmesan Cheese- 5- 6 tbsp


  1. Wash and drain the mushroom, remove the stem from all the mushrooms, leaving the cap whole.
  2. Chop the stems finely. Heat oil in a pan and saute the chopped stems along with chopped onions and olives till the onion turns translucent.
  3. Add the salt, cayenne pepper and oregano, saute well. Fill the mushroom caps with this mixture and then sprinkle each stuffed mushroom cap with a small amount of Parmesan cheese.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Arrange the mushrooms on a baking tray and bake them for about 15- 20 minutes.
  5. Enjoy warm.

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