Singapore, being such a cultural melting pot, has a lot to offer in the food scene! There are so many local delights as well as cuisine-fusion varieties available. The Chinese, Malay and Indian as well as the Peranakan food stalls are a plenty. I feel lucky to call this place home. A foodie’s dream land, really.
Today I am sharing, the recipe for a trendy style Biryani Rice that is showing up in many of the Indian Stalls here. Butter Chicken Biryani.. It combines the method of cooking the ‘Nasi Minyak’, or Malaysian Ghee Rice and a diversified and simplified version of the Indian Butter Chicken. Unlike traditional Indian Biryani dishes, here the rice and chicken is cooked separately and simply served together. The aroma itself is is quite drool worthy. You are going to love how easy and quick this is to make!!! Let me know in the comments section if you try it. ( Scroll down for the video).
Chicken Tikka Sandwich Baguette
This is my version of an easy Chicken Tikka Sandwich Baguette. Who can resist delicious Chicken Tikka? Well this is a simplified but delicious version made into a hearty sandwich. Crusty Italian Bread or Baguettes will be the preferred bread for this Sandwich. You need that hard crusty exterior to compliment the meaty textured filling. Soft breads will not do justice.
And do try my version of Smooth Coriander Chutney Dressing. Give it a go. Pretty straightforward, this one! My kids like to have the extra tikkas with the chutney.
Fiery Chicken and Mushroom Pizza
Kick it up a notch, with this Fiery Chicken and Mushroom Pizza! Quite different in the making, the chicken remains so moist on this pizza and the earthy notes of White button mushrooms and Vidalia onions come together exquisitely! Red pepper flakes nestled deliciously over the melted hot cheese, makes it quite tempting, if you like it hot! I like to add lots more of the ‘red stuff’ after baking too. The girls have actually stopped picking off the mushroom since, I started making this Pizza. Using freshly grated Mozzarella makes a big difference btw.
Dragon Chicken | Indo Chinese Chilli Chicken Recipe
Dragon Chicken is a contemporary Indo Chinese dish that is easy to make and very impressive in taste! It can be fiery hot if you choose to make it that way. My Dragon Chicken is spicy, but not so spicy that my children can not eat it. They do not eat extremely spicy food. This being another fusion recipe, may be served with fried rice, plain rice or noodles as well as with bhature, parattas or chapatis too! My husband has taken to this dish quite keenly recently and I don’t mind since it’s quite quick to make. Check out the Video.
Idli Manchurian is a great way to give the previous days Idli’s a yummy makeover. The staple South Indian Breakfast gets fancy. I love Idli occasionally for breakfast. However no one seems to be interested in having it two days in a row and I always seem to have 8-10 idllis leftover. Hurray.. transform the cold idli’s from the fridge into a savory snack or breakfast, the next day. If you are looking for a great spongy, soft , white Idli recipe, here is my favorite Idli Recipe.
Butter Chicken Pizza – Fusion Recipe
Wanna mix it up a little at dinner time? How about a fusion recipe? A super yummy Butter Chicken PIZZA ! Oh my Yum! Buttery Cheesy – just what the Hunger Patrol ordered! Now this is one heavy Pizza, so keep your slices small or plan 2 slices per person max.. This happens to be my children latest favorite, so I thought I would share the recipe with y’all.
I recommend thin to medium crust for this awesomely topped pizza! Scroll down for the video.
Chicken Tikka Masala – Simple and Delicious
One of Britains favorite foods, it’s true that Chicken Tikka Masala a concocted Indian Fusion Recipe. Most International Indian restaurants feature this popular recipe. Similar to Indian Butter Chicken. More often than not, however Restaurant versions include red food coloring and sometimes even flavor enhancers.
Follow this recipe to make Delicious, MOUTH Watering, Chicken Tikka Masala in the comfort of your home. The garam masala is made from scratch too. You will be so astonished at how simple it can be!
Quick Chicken Tikka Fried Rice
This is a very quick Fried Rice, incorporating the yumminess of Chicken Tikka, which most kids are crazy for! The most important thing in preparing your kids lunch boxes, is planning! Make a plan for what you are going to make the next morning. This goes a long way in helping, no matter how sleep deprived or hazy you may be feeling.
For dishes like Fried Rice, always have some cold cooked rice in the fridge. I have a small baby sized pot with a lid that I use to cook rice in. When it cools down, I just stick it in the fridge. This way I can always make fried rice for my kids any time. Day-old cold rice is always best for fried rice anyway!
And when ever you are making a chicken dish for lunch or dinner, I recommend removing and setting aside a very small amount (like a quarter cup) of boneless meat. Marinate and chill this portion overnight, like I have done.
This way the next day I can send the kids off with this Chicken Tikka Fried Rice, which they always love!
Palak Chicken Quesadilla
This Palak Chicken Quesadilla is one of those fusion recipes that work!
If you have left over Palak Chicken or even Palak Paneer, this is a delicious way to re-vamp the dish for the next meal. It’s so yummy you might even want to make it from scratch.
If you’re making from scratch, here’s a super Recipe for Palak Chicken. There’s something about the goodness of spinach, paired with stretchy, gooey cheese all sandwiched in a grilled Tortilla! Something that sends them flying off the platter in no time!
If you’re using leftover Palak Chicken, simply reduce the ingredients accordingly. (For Kids Lunch Box, you will only need 1/4 – 1/2 cup of prepared palak chicken and 1-2 flour tortillas).
Mu Shu Chicken & Chinese Pancakes
Mu Shu Meat dishes are one of the staples of American Chinese Cuisine. This Mu Shu Chicken recipe has chicken stir fried with mushroom, wood ear mushroom (black fungus), cabbage and carrot. You can also use lily buds and bamboo shoots in the stir fry. Traditionally, the stir fried meat and veg mixture is wrapped in the Simple Tortilla style, Chinese pancakes. However, you can also wrap in long lettuce leaves and serve as an appetizer.
This dish is extremely simple to prepare. Both the pancakes and the filling can be made in the same pan – less clean up. Mu Shu dishes gained popularity in the United States in the early 60’s and still remain a popular Chinese American take out item.