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  • Monday, November 21, 2005

    A medley of flavours...

    I love stir-frys! They are so easy to make and truly yummy! Stir-fry's in my kitchen are usually a medley of mixed veggies tossed in various spices and sauces. It hardly takes time to gather the ingredients and once that is ready to go, everythingis tossed together on high heat. Its a very versatile dish where you can add any flavours that you love, making it as sweet, sour or spicy as you like. And for those of you who know me, I love mine SPICY!! I make my stir-frys on a whim with whatever is available in my fridge. There is no particular recipe I follow and no two stir-frys of mine ever taste the same. I was just cleaning out the fridge today and decided to use the little scraps of left-over veggies to wok up a medley of flavours! Chicken and Bean Stir-Fry Ingredients: 1 chicken breast chopped into tiny bite-size pieces 2 cups green beans (I love having the frozen ones in my freezer all the time) 2 stalks of green onion sliced into 1-inch pieces 3-4 stalks of celery chopped in bite-size pieces 1 cup sliced red pepper 1 tbsp soya sauce 1 cube chicken buillion 1 tsp curry powder 1/2 tsp red chili powder 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper salt, to taste 2 tbsp cooking oil Method: Heat oil in a wok and add chicken pieces. Stir-fry till chicken is cooked through and add chili powder, curry powder, buillion cube and black pepper. Stir-fry for a minute and add celery and beans. Cook for a minute or two and add red pepper and green onion. Add soya sauce and salt and stir- fry for a few minute till all the flavours blend together. Serve over warm rice and enjoy!


    Blogger Unknown!!! said...

    WOW...never thgt some one will put up blog on coooking...really a great idea... hatsoff to you...all mouth watering...hmm now i'll show this one to my mom...

    11/21/2005 12:38:00 PM  
    Blogger shammi said...

    Hi Meena, dont you find that the frozen green beans taste (and look) kind of rubbery when cooked? Or maybe you have a special way of cooking frozen ones so that they taste good? Would love to know! I usually only use fresh green beans.

    11/22/2005 01:09:00 PM  
    Blogger Meena said...

    Shammi: Thanks for dropping by Shammi!

    No, infact I don't think ffrozen beans lack in taste in anyway. I just dont cook them long enough since I like the crunch in the bite. I always have a pack in my freezer for emergencies.

    But of course! Nothing beats fresh veggies!!

    11/22/2005 01:28:00 PM  
    Blogger Kapil said...

    That's how I like to cook -without any strict adherance to reciped. Mop up something based on the taste and how the heart feels. I believe if you cook like that there can be real taste rather than just the masala.

    11/26/2005 12:32:00 AM  
    Blogger Meena said...

    I totally agree Kapil. I believe the food will taste great if you cook from the heart! I never follow recipes, I definitely use them as guidelines, but don't follow them per se!

    11/26/2005 10:56:00 AM  
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