Sanoli's Kitchen: Non Veg Snacks
Showing posts with label Non Veg Snacks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Non Veg Snacks. Show all posts

Saturday, December 28, 2013


'Mocha' or banana blossom is one of a complex Bengali cooking dishes which brings out a flavour of rural Bengal. Fresh rains of earth, drooling paddy field and the green ponds; a true smell of a Bengali life is now coming in mind. 'Mocha Ghonto' or stirfried banana flower is a common dish in each and every Bengali household. But this recipe I came to know from my great Grand Ma, she cooked this dish very efficiently and still today it is memorable to all of us, the very traditional and exceptional dish of kofta curry made with banana blossom and shrimp. A mouth watery, very delectable dish from my Grand Ma's kitchen is here for you..............


1 Medium Banana Blossom (mocha)
300 gm Small Sized Shrimp
1 tbsp Ginger Paste
1 tbsp Garlic Paste
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
4 tbsp Gram Flour (besan)
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
2 tbsp Corn Flour
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Oil + Oil for frying

1/2" Cinnamon, 2 cloves, 2 Green Cardamom (for tempering)
1 Large Onion (paste)
1 Large Tomato (pureed)
2 tbsp Beaten Yogurt / Curd
1 tsp Poppy Seeds
4-5 nos Cashewnuts
2 Green Chilli
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tbsp Red Chilli Powder
1/2 tbsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tbsp Sugar (for flavour)
1 tsp Clarified Butter (ghee)
1 tbsp Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves / Cilantro (optional)
3 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste


First of all, clean banana blossom and chop it finely. Set it aside.

Pressure cook banana blossom with very little oil and turmeric powder and cook till 2 whistles. let is cool down naturally. Squeeze out as much water as possible and keep it aside.

De shell and devein shrimp.

Take shrimps in a grinder and give a quick pulse to crush them.

In a pan heat 2 tbsp oil. Add ginger and garlic paste in it, saute till raw smell disapprears. Add crushed shrimp in it. Fry for 2 minutes (will see shrimp are crumbled). Now add coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala. Fry nicely.

Add boiled banana blossom and salt in it. Fold nicely and fry for 3-4 minutes till everything incorporated very well. Switch off heat now. 

Add gram flour in it and mix well.

In a bowl, mix corn flour with 1/2 Cup water to make a smooth batter. Keep it aside.

Make into small balls, dip balls in corn flour batter and deep fry in oil till golden.

When done, remove from oil and drain on paper towel. Koftas are ready now.

Grind poppy seeds, cashewnuts and green chillies to make a smooth paste. Set it aside.

Heat 3 tbsp oil in a kadai. Temper with cinnamon, cardamon and cloves. Saute for few seconds, till spices turn into light brown. Add onion paste in it.

Saute for 3-4 minutes on medium heat, till onion turns into golden. Add tomato puree in it. Fry till oil comes out from it.

Add coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and sugar. Fry for a minute.

Mix cashewnut and poppy seeds paste and fold nicely for 2 minutes.

Pour curd in it, mix thoroughly. Add 1 cup warm water and salt in it. Cook for another 5 minutes on medium heat.

Add coriander leaves and clarified butter. Remove from heat now.

Arrange koftas on a tray or bowl, pour this delicious gravy on it. Delectable kofta curry is ready to serve with plain rice or pulao.
NOTE: If you want to add potato in gravy, can add potato also. For that fried potato cubes before and add it at the time of adding water in it.
If you are in hurry to make koftas, then you may mix boiled banana flower, shrimp, spices, salt and gram flour all together and mix it well by using hand. Make koftas with it. But if we saute everything in little oil, then the raw smell of shrimp goes away and koftas will be more tasty and flavourful.
I used corn flour batter to dip koftas before frying, thats why koftas will be more crispy, crunchy and tasty.
Except gravy, this kofta is a very incredible snack. You may serve it as a starter or side of a main course.
Sending to:  Cook with Comfort ~Blog Anniversary EventHoliday Recipes ~ 3rd Blog Anniversary Event


Hi My Dear Friends,

It's amazing how fast a year can fly; today is the first blogging anniversary of  "Sanoli's Kitchen". Before 1 year ago, I started blogging named "Sanoli's Kitchen". I thought a blog would be an efficient way to store several recipes with theirs pictures, which I can share with my friends and other family members. When I started this food blog a year ago, my intention was to post daily, but I ended up with just 220 posts, still I am really happy with that. Today also I am a learner only, I wish to learn more and more. During this 1 year, I have visited many many food blogs with wonderful amazing new recipes to try, I felt I have been invitied so many lovely kitchens of my new dear friends whom I have met.

Tons of thanks to my subscribers, regular readers, co-blogger friends for in timing of visiting and reading my space, cooking your way through some of my favourite recipes and leaving your valuable feed back along the way. Your appreciation motivates me to further progress and improve 'Sanoli's Kitchen'.

So friends, celebrating this first anniversary with yummilicious "Murgh Tangri Kabab", a very delicious grilled chicken dish. If you try it once, trust me, it will be your next party menu surely. It has a different taste than other chicken dishes, an irresistible chicken recipe as starter of meal. Tangri kababs are nothing but grilled chicken legs along with thighs. Luciously juicy and tender on the inside, where as they are coated with a scumptious flavourful marinade from the outside.

4 Chicken Legs (with thigh)
1/2 tbsp White Pepper Powder
1/2 tbsp Black Pepper Powder
1 tsp Ginger Paste
1 tsp Garlic Paste
150 gm Hanged Plain Yogurt (Curd)
1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
1/3 tsp Saffron Strands
2-3 tbsps Olive Oil
2 tsps Lemon Juice
1/4 tsp Chaat Masala
Salt to taste

Wash the chicken pieces and make it pat dry.

Now make deep cuts on the thicker flesh of the chicken pieces upto the bone part with the tip of your knife. Make sure the marination will enter inside the chicken pieces.

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients (except saffron) nicely. 

Marinate chicken pieces in that mixture and refrigerate for atleast two hours. (I refrigerated the marinated chicken for overnight)

Take out the marinated chicken from refrigerator, sprinkle with the strands of saffron.

Preheat oven to 200 C for 10 minutes. Arrange chicken pieces on the grilled rack, sprinkle little olive oil on the top of the chicken. Now grill for 25 minutes. Turn the other side of chicken legs in between (after 15 minutes). Switch off the oven. Keep it as it is inside the oven for another 5-7 minutes.

Take out from oven. Sprinkle little lemon juice and chaat masala on the top.

Serve immediately by garnishing green salad, onion rings and lemon wedges. Enjoy!!! 

If you really like this recipe, please don't forget to send me your feedbacks...
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Friday, October 25, 2013


Here is an essence of Punjab, easy to cook kabab dish in which boneless chicken chunks are marinated in yogurt and other special spices. Grilled on skewers and serve as a great and toothsome starter. The word 'tikka' means bits or chunks. Traditionally, Murgh Tikka means juicy and spicy chunks of boneless chicken roasted on open fire. But in cities, it is not possible to roast chicken on open fire, so we use oven or microoven for this purpose. However this kabab tastes great. Tryout and relish these amazing kababs. 

300 gm Boneless Chicken Breast, Cut into 1" Cubes
1 tsp Ginger Paste
1 tsp Garlic Paste
1/3 tsp Freshly Pounded Black Pepper (kala mirch)
1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/4 tsp Garam Masala
A Pinch of Carom Seeds (ajwaan)
1 tbsp Gram Flour
2 tbsp Hung Curd
1 tbsp Lemon juice
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Olive Oil + 1 tbsp Mustard Oil
2 Bamboo Skewers (soak in water for 3-4 hours)

Wash chicken pieces nicely and make those pat dry. Now marinate chicken with 1/2 tsp ginger paste, 1/2 tsp garlic paste, black pepper powder, little salt and lemon juice. Mix thoroughly. Leave it for 30 minutes.
Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan. Add carom seeds in it and mix gram flour in it. Fry till a nice aroma comes out and gram flour changes its colour a little bit. Switch off the heat now.
Take a large bowl, add curd, gram flour, 1/2 tsp ginger paste, 1/2 tsp garlic paste, kashmiri red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, mustard oil and salt. Whisk nicely.
Add marinated chicken (that was marinated before) to this mixture. Fold thoroughly, so that chicken will incorporated well with all spices. Set marinated chicken in refrigerator for 3-4 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 220 C. Put chicken pieces in the skewers. Grease roasting tray with little oil and arrange chicken skewers on it. Bake it for 10 minutes. Take out the tray and turn the skewers to other side. Brush little oil on chicken. Put the oven on grill mode. Grill chicken pieces for another 10 minutes.

Chicken tikka is ready now. Serve warm with green salad, lemon wedges and sauce of your choice.

Monday, September 9, 2013


This buttery moist sponge cake is very easy to make, absolutely delicious and perfect for afternoon tea. Butter sponge cake relies on beaten eggs to make it light and feather. I love the taste, it is simply awesome!

225 gm Self-Raising-Flour + For Dusting
250 gm Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
4 Eggs
200 gm Butter + For Greasing
50 ml Olive oil

Preheat oven at 180 C / 350 F. Grease an aluminium cake mould with little butter and dust with little flour. Break eggs in a bowl. Add vanilla essence in it. Beat well with electric beater for 10 minutes continuously. Set it aside.

In a large bowl, cream butter, olive oil and sugar together with a electric hand blender for 3 minutes, or till it fluffy.

Add flour into creamed mixture, also add 1/2 of the beaten egg mixture in it. Mix well by using cut and fold method. Add remaining egg mixture and milk in it. Fold very nicely.

Pour mixture into greased cake tin.

Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the middle springs back when touched or a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove from heat now and let the cake stand for 15 minutes to cool.

Demould and cut into desired pieces and serve. You may store it in air-tight container upto 4 days and refrigerate for a week.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


This is a great snack in most of the potluck or dinner party, not only that it is great in anytime. I didn't add much stuff here, I love it very simple, which tastes just amazing! Tryout and enjoy this yummy, simple, toothsome dish....and enjoy!

2 Hard-Boiled Eggs
1/2 tsp Mustard Sauce
1&1/2 tbsps Mayonnaise
2 Drops of Tabasco Sauce
A pinch of Paprika
A Pinch of Salt
A Pinch of Black Pepper Powder
A Sprig of Coriander Leaves / Cilantro (very finely chopped)

Peel the eggs and slice each egg half, lengthwise. Remove yolks very carefully. Arrange the egg white halves on a serving plate and refrigerate whites.

Mash egg yolks by using a spoon/fork. Add mayonnaise, mustard sauce, tabasco, pepper powder. Season it with salt and pepper powder.

Using a spoon and mash up everything with egg yolk nicely. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Spoon egg yolk mixture into egg while halves. Sprinkle with paprika and coriander leave on the top.  Serve immediately.
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