Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Super Bowl of cricket- IPL Bites and Beer

Hi everyone. IPL is goin on..another month of excitement left. Not all matches have been very watchable but they are fast getting more and more riveting with the previously losing teams tooping the charts. With good company and some drinks to go with it any match become fun to watch. Throw in some easy bites and you have a full party going on. With the recipes I am about to share enjoy a whole month of IPL Parties. Go easy on the beer though. SRK will probably loose a few pounds by May-end but you dont want to spend June working off the extra weight you put on munchin on those chips and drinking those pints.


This is a very easy recipe. If you have time to shop for some fresh Sole/ King Fish/ Seer Fish/ Salmon/ Prawns/ Shrimp your job is 80% done. The basic batter for all the fishes mentioned is the same.

Ingredients: for 4 people
500 grams of any firm flesh fish sliced into fingers 2 inches long and 1/5 inch thick.
Parsley, chopped finely
1/5 cup Self raising flour mixed with a pinch of baking soda
1 egg
1 cup bread crumbs
Vegetable Oil for deep frying
Mix the fish with parsley, salt and pepper as per taste. Beat the egg. Heat about 1/2 cup oil in a deep bottomed pan. Dip fish finger into self raising flour, shake off excess. Then take it out and dip in the egg. Take it out and dip in the bread crumbs. Shake off excess and deep fry for about 3-4 minutes in high flame. The baking soda in the flour maked batter extra crunchy. Serve with tartar sauce and salad.


We are more likely to have mayonnaise at home than tartar sauce. A quick fire way of making tartar sauce is as follows:

1 cup Mayo; 1 table spoon White Vinegar; Some pepper 2 tea spoons finely chopped Onions/ Spring Onions/ cucumber/ carrot (Optional) Mix everything well together. Tartar sauce is ready.


This recipe involves no cooking, is filling and a great accompaniment to drinks. 1 cup toasted peanuts 1/5 cup Sweet American corn 1 Cup Onions or Spring Onions chopped medium fine 1/4 cup finely chopped herbs like coriander, parsley, basil 1/2 cup finely diced firm tomatoes and cucumber salt and pepper; 2 tea spoons lemon juice 1 table spoon Olive Oil

For Spicier Indian version do not use parsley and throw in lots of Chat Masala, extra lemon juice and finely chopped green chillies. Mix everythin together at the time of serving and enjoy.

CHICKEN SATAY on SKEWERS with Peanut Sauce

If you can get bamboo skewers, great, else simply grill them spread on a oven proof pan or even pan grill on fire.

2 cups chicken, diced into cubes 1 table spoon Oyster sauce; 2 tea spoons Fish sauce; 1 tsp Soya Sauce 1 tea spoons Red Chilli; Salt and Pepper 1 cup coconut milk; Juice of half a lemon

Marinade the chicken in all the ingredients mentioned for 6-7 hours. Minimum of 1 hour is recommended. Pan grill till chicken or tender or Skewer and grill in the oven for 10 minutes at 200 degrees.

For Peanut Sauce:

1/2 cup crushed, toasted peanuts 2 tsp Soya Sauce, 1 tsp Fish sauce, 1/2 cup Vinegar 1.5 tbsp Sugar, Finely chopped garlic, red chilli and ginger

Mix evrything except the peanuts and boil till reduced by half. Add crushed peanuts and serve with the Satay.


8-10 Sausages of your choice, chicken or pork

Option 1:Mix the sausages with barbeque sauce and pan grill (saute in a pan till done).

Option 2:1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 2 tsp Soya Sauce, 1 tsp Sugar, 1 tbsp finely chopped onions, 1 tbsp tomato ketchup. Mix the sausages with all ingedients and pan grill.


Slice bread of your choice into triangles. Mix together diced boiled eggs (Optional), chopped vegetables like bell peppers carrots, spring onions, cucumber, boiled peas, sweet corn, etc. Add Mayonnaise and English Mustard. Butter the bread and fill it with the prepared mixture. Serve with some more mustard.

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