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Monsoon Recipes: Chicken Lasagne, Onion Rings and more

July 14, 2016 14:30 IST

We'd asked you, dear readers to share your favourite monsoon recipes.

From tasty cheesy snacks to crunchy bites, monsoon calls for yummy food.

Here are four easy-to-make recipes that our Rediff reader Reshma Aslam shared with us.

Don't forget to share yours too!

Cheesy Chicken Lasagne

Cheesy Chicken Lasagne

Photograph: Pierre Wolfer/Flickr.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 kg chicken (minced)
  • 6 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp white pepper powder
  • 2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 6 to 8 lasagne sheets
  • 2 tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 medium sized onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • Few garlic flakes (chopped)
  • 1 cup boiled pasta
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt as per taste

Method

For white sauce

  • Heat a pan and add butter.
  • Once it's half melted, add flour and fry until golden in colour.
  • Add milk slowly and keep stirring with a whisk. Make sure that no lumps form.
  • Add water and pepper powder.
  • When a nice thick consistency is obtained, switch off the gas.
  • Add salt and a cup of cheddar cheese. Stir well and keep the white sauce aside.

For chicken lasagne 

  • Take oil in a pan and heat it. Add chopped onions and fry it well until soft and pink.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and fry. When tomatoes are soft, add ginger garlic paste and fry.
  • Add minced chicken. Let it cook on low flame.
  • Add chilli powder and cook for about 15 minutes. Add cooked pasta and mix well.
  • Take a nice oven proof flat bowl. Spread the minced chicken evenly over it.
  • Add white sauce and spread it well.
  • Add cheddar cheese and cover it with two lasagne sheets.
  • The sheets should cover everything which we have spread in the bowl
  • Repeat the process the same way -- chicken, white sauce, cheese and lasagne sheets until chicken is used completely.
  • Once done, top it up with cheese.
  • Preheat oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.
  • Bake it for 15 minutes on 200 degrees Celsius.
  • Cut and serve hot.

Note: The number of lasagne sheets depend on the size of the bowl.


Onion rings

Onion Rings

Photograph: stu_spivack/Flickr.com

Ingredients

  • 3 large white onions
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Oil for deep frying

Method

  • Peel the onions and cut them round. Make about three round cuts of each onion.
  • Separate the onion rings.
  • Add them in a mixing bowl with salt and lemon juice. Mix well.
  • Add chilli powder and mix. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, pour oil in the pan for deep frying. Heat it.
  • Remove the onions from the fridge and coat each onion ring with flour.
  • Dip it in beaten egg and coat it with flour again.
  • Dip it in egg and coat it with bread crumbs.
  • Deep fry in hot oil until golden in colour.
  • Serve hot.

Baked Jacket Potato

Baked Jacket Potato

Photograph: secretlondon123/Flickr.com

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 large potatoes
  • 2 to 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 1 tbsp pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Wash the potatoes well.
  • Pat them dry and prick them with a fork on all sides.
  • Apply salt and rub some oil all over.
  • Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for around 10 minutes.
  • Place the potatoes on the oven tray. Bake for 25 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius.
  • Once done, remove the potatoes. Make cuts like a cross on them.
  • Cut the potatoes half way and not throughout.
  • Add butter in the cuts made on the potatoes.
  • Add grated cheese all over it.
  • Add pepper powder. Serve hot.

Chatpata Chicken Tortillas

Chatpata Chicken Tortillas

Photograph: Kind Courtesy Reshma Aslam

Ingredients

  • 1/2 kg chicken (boneless)
  • 1 medium size onion (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp chilli sauce
  • 6 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 6 to 7 ready tortillas
  • 2 to 3 cubes cheese (grated)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Water if needed

Method

  • Wash and drain chicken well.
  • Cut the chicken into very small pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onions and fry until soft.
  • Add tomato puree and ginger garlic paste. Fry for two minutes.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, half teaspoon of tomato sauce and chilli sauce and little water if needed. Fry the mixture for five minutes.
  • Add chicken and fry again
  • Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook. You can add some water if required or you may not need to add water as the chicken will give off water while it cooks.
  • Cook it for over good 15 to 20 minutes.
  • If there is some water left in the chicken, cook it on high flame for the water to dry out.
  • Once done, switch off the flame. Let the chicken masala which we have prepared cool.
  • Warm the tortillas on the tawa. Keep aside.
  • Take mayonnaise in a small bowl and add tomato sauce in it. Mix well.

To assemble

  • Apply the mayonnaise and tomato sauce mixture on the tortillas. Spread it well.
  • Place the chicken masala in the centre and some grated cheese on top.
  • Roll the tortillas and serve.

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Reshma Aslam Mumbai