Saturday, 22 September 2007

Crispy Chicken Nuggets with Tomato Soup


I missed a Barbeque party yesterday...It was arranged to celebrate our Company summer event...The venue was so far from our home and all sorts of games conducted there..'ve got no clue of them..like quad biking, Archery etc etc...and after the event there was a drink party at cardiff bay..none of these were of interest to me...So I decided to stay at home..The weather was not that good for a barbeque yesterday...So dark n gloomy...we haven't had much summer this year...and we felt very chilly all this week...looks like winter gave an early entry...hmmm


So I've got a long weekend this week...my hubby was working yesterday So I was all alone at home...whatelse other than food comes into my mind then? I wanted to make something very very hot..like a soup...I had loads of tomatoes in the fridge which were on the verge of getting soft and damaged...So my choice was tomato soup...

I make tomato soup in three different ways..One to accompany veg based fry items (Tomato soup with rasam powder), One to be served on its own (simple version with ground pepper) and the last one to accompany non-veg fried dishes (Soup with Masala spices)....I've recently come across a simple recipe for chicken nuggets on videojug...so decided to try them....

Though it was the first time I tried these nuggets, I was so happy that they tasted similar to the Mc Donalds nuggets which are one of my favourite snack items...The link to the video is here

Recipe for Tomato Soup:

Ingredients:
Tomatoes - 8 (wash and cut into chunks)
Ginger/Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Cinnamon stick - 1 inch broken into pieces
Cloves - 5
Pepper corns - 5
Elachi powder - 1 pinch
Salt as per taste
Ghee - 1tbsp (It tastes good only with Ghee and NOT oil)
Coriander - 2 stems

Method:

1. Boil the tomatoes in 500ml of water until soft and cool.
2. Blend the tomatoes into a puree
3. Take this puree in a pan and put it on the flame.
4. Add salt and let it come to boil.
5. In a small pan heat Ghee and toss the broken cinnamon sticks, cloves, pepper corns. Add the elachi powder and ginger garlic paste and rast for 3-4min.
6. Add this mix to the boiling soup and remove from heat.
7. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with rice and any fried item.


Recipe for Chicken Nuggets:

Ingredients:
Chicken Breasts - 2 (slice off any bones, fat n skin)
All purpose flour - 2 tbsp
Eggs - 2
Bread crumbs - 2 tbsp
Salt - as per taste
Pepper - 2 tsp
Dried Basil - 2 tsp
Oil - 100ml

Method:

1. Clean and cut the chicken breasts into chunks.
2. Take these chunks into a blender and add the salt and spices (basil and pepper). Blend for a few sec until the chunks are roughly chopped.
3.Break the eggs into a bowl and beat.
4. Shape the chicken mix into small balls. Roll them in the flour
5. Dip into the egg mix.
6. Coat with bread crumbs finally.
7. Heat oil in a pan to medium hot and fry these nuggets on both sides until brown for abt 5min, turning them frequently so that they don't get burnt.
8. Serve hot.

These chicken nuggets are my favourite snacks and hence this is my entry to What's your Favourite Snack, WYF event hosted by Hima of SnackORama

8 comments:

Asha said...

YUM!! We love chicken nuggets, soup looks delicious too:)

Rina said...

A good meal for both kids and parents. Thanks for the Chicken nuggets receipe. Will luv to try both.

Saju said...

that looks just like what I need tonight! I too love chicken nuggets. Soup looks good too.

Padma said...

Chicken nuggets looks crispy and yummy, I love them any time of the day! Soup looks so vibrant n colorful

Vcuisine said...

Soup that too tomato soup is a good apetizer. Your recipe looks simple. Viji

bindiya said...

wow keerthi,
just love both these things sooo much , my all time favs ,will try your recipes.

Hima said...

hey keerthi,

Those nuggets look yummy. Thanks for sending them to me. Will see you at the round up.

Mona said...

Hi Keerthi, i love snacking on chicken :-) And this recipe looks so simple and quite quick to get ready. Thanx for shring dear..

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