Thursday, December 9, 2010

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad

Chitra Pal Grilled Chicken and Pasta Salad


1. 2 chicken breasts

2. 1 tbsp of Dijon mustard (grainy)

3. 1 tsp of honey

4. 1 tbsp of Olive oil

5. Salt and freshly ground pepper

6. 2 cups of fusilli (colored) cooked until al dente (pasta)

7. 5 Lemons (juiced)

8. 1 cup of sun dried tomato dipped in oil.

9. 1 Jalapeño chopped

10. Dash of Hot sauce


Chitra Pal Chicken Pasta and Green Salad

For Chicken:-

1. In a tray add Dijon mustard, honey, oil, salt and good amount of pepper and juice of 2 lemons.

2. Whisk well and rub your chicken with your hands in this mixture.

3. Leave it for 10 minutes and in the mean time heat the grill.

4. Now grill the chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side. When your chicken is ready let it sit for 2-3 minutes before cutting.

For Pasta:-

5. In the mean time make your pasta ready.

6. In a mixing bowl add juice of 3 lemons, salt and pepper and 2tbsp of olive oil, a dash of hot sauce

7. Put the pasta in the mixing bowl and toss well.

8. Now add sun dried tomatoes to it and stir.

9. Finally slice up the grilled chicken and lay it all over the top.

10. Garnish with jalapeños and serve.


Friday, December 3, 2010

Home Alone Quick Fix Pasta

Chitra Pal Home Alone Quick Fix Pasta


1. 2 cups of shell pasta or any pasta ( I have used Colorful circular pasta, as this holds the sauce very well)

2. 2 thinly sliced onions

3. 2 small diced tomatoes

4. Salt and Pepper to tatse

5. 2 tsp Olive Oil

6. 2 tsp of red wine Vinegar


1. In a deep pan add 4-5 cups of water to boil the pasta.

2. When the water starts boiling add 2 tsp of salt to flavor the pasta.

3. Now add Pasta and cook till al-dente.

4. In a non stick pan add oil on medium heat.

5. Now add Onions and sauté them.

6. Then add tomatoes and close the lid and cook till tomatoes burst open and the liquid is scattered.

7. Now add the ½ cup of pasta water and stir well.

8. Add Salt and Pepper and toss.

9. Garnish with vinegar and Serve yourself a big bowl of Pasta. You can even garnish with chopped parsely or cilantro of your choice.

10. Now even if you are home alone, it is quickest pasta ever.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Capsicum Masti

Chitra Pal Capsicum Masti


1. 3 big capsicum/ green bell pepper diced bite size

2. 2 onions diced

3. 1 tbsp of ginger chopped finely

4. 3 tbsp of tomato ketchup

5. 1 tbsp of garlic minced

6. Salt and red chili powder to taste

7. Oil


1. In a non stick pan add 2 tbsp of olive oil.

2. Heat on medium heat and add ginger garlic, stir and let it be pink in color.

3. Add Onions and Capsicum and let them cook until little soft but still crunchy.

4. Add Tomato ketchup and taste it.

5. Then add salt if needed.

6. Add Black pepper, red chili powder.

7. Toss and cook for two minutes more.

8. Serve hot on sandwich bun or bread.

9. Treat all vegetarian friends.

You can always add chicken, tofu, egg, or paneer for more filling sandwich.