Tandoori Chicken

Hello dear readers, I’m back!

I needed a little time for my family and for myself but I’m coming back to you to take care of this blog which despite everything I was starting to miss.
For my return I offer you something to prepare a good little meal for the beautiful days to come.

On the menu :

• Tandoori Chicken
• Greek Salad
• Turmeric rice (in the absence of saffron)

The real tandoori chicken is made in a Tandoor, a kind of terracotta oven in which the dish to be cooked is enclosed in bread dough that is stuck on the wall of it.
In the absence of Tandoor, I offer you a recipe that can be done in the pan or on the barbecue.

Tandoori Chicken

Ingredients (for 4 to 6 people):

  • 1kg of chicken (drumsticks or cutlets)
  • 2 Greek yogurts
  • 2 tbsp of lime juice
  • 2 tbsp of ginger
  • 5 garlic gloves
  • 3 tbsp of garam masala
  • 2 tbsp of chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp of cumin
  • 2 tbsp of coriander in powder
  • 1 tbsp of salt

Preparation :

  1. Mix the yogurt, spices, garlic and lemon
  2. Marinate the chicken for 12/24h (personally I cut my chicken cutlets to the size of a bite)
  3. Heat the frying pan or the barbecue then place the chicken. Once it is golden brown brush the rest of the marinade and turn it over. Repeat the operation until the end of the marinade.

Greek Salad

Ingredients (for 4 to 6 people):

  • 1 large tomato per person
  • Chilli oil or a small hot pepper and 2 or 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • 5 or 6 pitted olives to be cut into slices
  • Cubes of feta at your convenience.

Preparation :

Hey it’s a salad! Cut the tomatoes and mix everything together.

Turmeric Rice

Ingredient (for 4 to 6 people):

2 glasses of rice
1 tbsp turmeric
A few unsalted roasted peanuts
(in my dish I did not put any because one of my guests is allergic)

Preparation :

Cook the rice, coarsely crush the peanuts and mix everything with the turmeric.

Enjoy your lunch !

Take care of yourself and your loved ones! See you soon !

Russian marinated mushrooms (perfect for the appetizer)

This is something very simple that I always have in my closet when I receive people unexpectedly at my house. I serve them either just like that or with a little cream cheese with herbs on it as a quick appetizer, which changes from peanuts and savory appetizer cakes which are so unhealthy.

Picture found on google image (waiting my new phone for pictures)

Ingredients for a jar:

  • 1 kilo of small button mushrooms
  • 40 cl of wine vinegar
  • 20 cl of water
  • 6 cloves (or 10 juniper seeds)
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 sugar cubes
  • oil
  • salt

Preparation:

  1. Cut off the earthy stems of the mushrooms and wash them with vinegar water.
  2. Cook them in a pot of cold water for 5 minutes on low heat after boiling. Drain and let cool completely.
  3. Prepare the marinade with the vinegar, water, sugar, salt, bay leaf, pepper and cloves (which can be replaced to taste with 10 juniper seeds).
  4. Bring to a boil and simmer over low heat, covered, for about fifteen minutes.
  5. Let cool.
  6. Pack the mushrooms in a glass jar. Cover with marinade. Pour a layer of oil on the surface, for good conservation.
  7. Close carefully and store in a dry, dark and cool place.
  8. Wait 2 weeks before tasting.

приятного аппетита! pronnonced : “priyatnogo appetita!” witch means: “Have a good meal!”

Italian tomatoes soup

At this moment summer returns, the temperatures rise and soon the garden tomatoes will arrive on our plates.
Here is a fresh entry that will delight your taste buds.


Ingredients :

  • 1 kg of tomatoes
  • 150g of fresh goat cheese
  • Oregano;
  • Sugar
  • Basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper.

Preparation :

Cut the tomatoes in 2 and place them on parchment paper on the baking sheet.

sprinkle generously with oregano and sugar (it will break the acidity of the tomato), add the salt and bake for 40 min at 150 ° if you have a good oven otherwise you can go up to 180 ° (it should not be that ‘they color)

Once cooked mix them in a bowl, add half of the goat cheese and adjust the seasoning as desired. (if the amount of soup seems a bit tight, you can add a little water, but be careful not to dilute it too much otherwise you will lose the benefit of having your tomatoes roasted!)

For the service :

Pour the soup into bowls, add diced fresh cheese and add some basil leaves for the decoration!

Notes :

Traditionally, it is a soup that is eaten either cold or lukewarm. In Italy I have already seen it served with ice cubes, it’s up to you, but it is also very good hot in bad weather.