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Quick fix recipes for the football season!

Last updated on: June 30, 2014 08:20 IST

Quick fix recipes for the football season!

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Rajul Hegde

MasterChef India judge and celebrity chef Kunal Kapur shares five easy-to-prepare snacks recipes for the soccer season.

We start with:

Chicken Porcupine

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 250 gm chicken (minced)
  • 1 tbsp garlic chopped
  • 3 tbsp carrot finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup rice (small, thin grain)
  • Oil for greasing
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Wash and soak the rice for two hours. Drain the water and keep aside.
  • Place the chicken mince in a bowl. Mix all the ingredients well and divide it into equal-sized balls.
  • Roll these balls in the soaked raw rice and carefully place these small porcupines on a greased plate.
  • Get the steamer ready and steam these on high heat for 15 minutes.
  • Remove and serve these cute chicken porcupines with soy sauce on the side.

Celebrity chef and judge of MasterChef India Season 1, 2 and 3, Kunal Kapur recently added another feather to his hat by launching his first cookbook-- A Chef in Every Home.

You can buy Kunal Kapur's A Chef in every Home here! 


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Preparation time: 20 minutes

No of portions: 4

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas boiled 2 cups
  • Garlic cloves 4
  • Lemon juice 1/4 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Tahini 2 tbsp
  • Red chilly powder a pinch
  • Olive oil virgin 3tbsp
  • For Pesto
  • Basil leaves 1cups
  • Pine nuts or walnuts (lightly toasted) 2 tbsp
  • Garlic clove 2 nos
  • Salt to taste
  • Olive oil 1/4 cup
  • Parmesan cheese grated 1/4 cup
  • Bread slices as required

Method

  • Blend the boiled chickpeas with garlic, lemon juice, 2tbsp olive oil, salt and tahini into a fine paste.
  • Separately in a blender add basil, garlic, salt, olive oil and pine nuts.
  • Make into a coarse paste.
  • Remove and add grated cheese.
  • Combine hummus with pesto and mix well.
  • Pour on top olive oil and serve with crispy bread.

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Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

No of portions: 4

Ingredients

  • Bread slices 4
  • Egg 1
  • Milk 1/2 cup
  • Cheese grated 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Thyme 1 sprig
  • Peppers chopped 1/2 cup
  • Baby corn chopped 1/4 cup

Method

  • Cut the sides of the bread. Using the rolling pin slightly flatten the soft bread.
  • Line a muffin mould with the sliced bread. Push the bread to the corners of the mould.
  • Place these moulds in a preheated oven for 2 mins at 180 degrees Celcius.
  • Remove and keep aside. Now mix together milk, egg, cheese, thyme, pepper, salt, chopped bell peppers and baby corn.
  • Using a spoon fill the bread with this mixture. Now in a preheated oven bake the quiche at 180c for 12 mins.
  • Remove and serve immediately.

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Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

No of portions: 4

Ingredients

  • Fish sliced 8
  • Lemon juice 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Green chilly chopped 2 tsp
  • Kasundhi (mustard paste) 5 tbsp
  • Flour for dipping
  • Eggs 2
  • Bread crumbs 2 cups
  • Oil for frying

Method

  • Apply salt and lemon juice to the fish. Keep aside 2-3 mins. Now add green chillies to kasundhi and dip the fish slices in it.
  • Immediately roll the fish in flour, nicely pat it so that the flout coats the the fish evenly.
  • Now break eggs in a bowl and lightly whisk them.
  • Dip the fish in the eggs and then roll the fish in bread crumbs.
  • Heat oil and deep fry the fish in hot oil. Serve hot with kasundhi.

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Prep time: 15 minutes

No of portions: 4

Ingredients

  • Focaccia slices 6 nos (regular bread if focaccia is not available)
  • Extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp
  • Olives sliced 1/2 cup
  • Garlic chopped 1 tsp
  • Cherry tomato 20
  • Few basil leaves
  • Parmesan cheese flaked 1 cup (use any hard cheese if not parmesan)
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Method

  • Slice the cherry tomato.
  • Chop up the basil leaves.
  • In a bowl combine olives, chopped garlic, basil leaves and olive oil.
  • Toast the bread till crisp.
  • Remove and spoon the olive and tomato topping on this crisp bread.
  • Sprinkle parmesan cheese.

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