Baked Chicken Kiev

Serves 2

What we need:

2 boneless skinned chicken breasts
1/2 cup softened butter
3 grated fresh garlic cloves
1 tsp parsley
1tsp salt
1tsp pepper
2 cups plain flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups of bread crumbs (I just put 4 pieces of bread in the food processor)

How we do:

  • Preheat oven to 400*f (200*c)
  • Slice each chicken breast horizontally forming a pocket.
  • Mix together the butter, parsley, salt and pepper.
  • Spoon the butter mixture into pocket of each chicken breast.
  • Dust with the seasoned flour, then place in the egg and finally cover with bread crumbs.
  • Place a baking sheet on a baking tray.
  • Place both chicken breasts on the baking tray and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and the chicken is cooked all the way through.
  • BALLE BALLE!! Delicious Chicken Kievs are ready!

I personally like this recipe because the chicken is baked, therefore it has less cholesterol than if it was fried for example. Nowadays, is important to care for your health and be careful with what you eat. I recently read an article talking about blood sugar and blood pressure and I couldn’t help but worry about mine. So, after reading the article at I went to my doctors, run some tests and everything was just fine. Would you be calm after reading that article?

Cinnamon Ginger Honey Tea

As we are in the midst of the season where everyone seems to be getting a cold or cough, I thought I would share my family recipe for making a soothing, aromatic tea which immensely helps in the recovery process. I swear by it. And if you’re lucky and have not been victim to the weather, try it anyway, tastes so good!

Serves 1

What we need:
1 cup of water
pinch of cinnamon powder

pinch of ginger powder
1 tsp of honey (can change to how sweet you like it)

How we do:

  • Boil the water
  • In a kettle, add the boiled water, cinnamon and ginger. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Strain the mixture through a sieve into a cup. Add the honey.
  • Balle Balle! Enjoy.

Gobi Aloo (Cauliflower & Potato Masala)

Gobi Aloo is one of my favourite foods to eat and make. To eat, because it tastes so good and to make because it’s nice and easy! It is one of the most popular vegetarian Punjabi dishes and is widely eaten all over India. It’s extremely flavorful and if you are cooking for anyone who is not all that keen on cauliflower this could be the dish that turns that around! Check it out:

Serves 3-4

What we need:

2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1 whole cauliflower
4 potatoes
2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp of grated fresh ginger
2 cloves of grated fresh garlic

Pinch asafoetida powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tin diced tomatoes
1/2 cup of water
Handful of fresh coriander

How we do:

  • Wash the cauliflower and cut into medium size pieces.
  • Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut in half and then slice length ways.
  • In a large non stick pan, heat the oil and butter.
  • Add the cumin and mustard seeds.
  • When they begin to sizzle, add the garlic and ginger.
  • When they have turned a slight golden color, add the potatoes and cauliflower.
  • Add all of the spices, tomatoes and water. Mix well.
  • Cover on medium heat for 8-10 minutes, stirring every 2-3 minutes.
  • When the potatoes and cauliflower are soft, sprinkle fresh coriander and serve with naan or chapatis (keep posted for upcoming chapati recipe) .
  • BALLE BALLE! Gobi Aloo is done!