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Bread Pizza

Bread Pizza

Bread Pizza


Sandwich Bread Slices – 6

Pizza sauce or tomato ketchup – 4-5 tbsps

Mozzarella Cheese shredded – 1 cup

Mozzarella cheese

Mozzarella cheese

To prepare the vegetables for topping you need

Oil – 1tbsp

Sliced onion – 1 cup

Sliced carrot 1/2 cup

Green chilli – 1 minced

Spring onion – chopped 1/2 cup

Salt and Pepper for seasoning


First heat a pan and add oil saute the sliced onion,carrot,green chilli and white part of the spring onion fry well and season it with salt and pepper and take off the burner and keep.

Prepared veggies for topping

Prepared veggies for topping

Take the bread slices and place them on the baking tray and spread sauce well,then spread the prepared veggies and remaining spring onion greens.

Bread Pizza

Bread Pizza

Now top with the Mozzarella Cheese

Place the baking tray under the grill in the oven as shown

under the grill

under the grill

Grill till the cheese melts and slightly browned..thats it..Easy Cheesy Vegetable Pizzas are ready to Gobble up.

If you do not have the grill oven can use your Microwave oven…But this takes 1-2 mins only and the cheese do not brown…only melts!!!!

Veg Bread Pizzas

Veg Bread Pizzas


Chicken Manchuria

Chicken Manchuria

This is a simple yet yummy appetizer,can be served as a starter or side dish or a snack.Easy process as we combine all ingredients and prepare small balls or small patties and deep fry and give it a nice saucy coating with few ingredients….just try and see….


Boneless Chicken/Chicken breast – 250g Minced

Plain flour – 4tbsps

Corn flour – 2 tbsps

Salt as per taste

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Ginger Garlic paste – 1/2 tsp

Green chilli – 1 deseed and fine chop/mince

Onion – 1 med fine chopped

Fresh curry leaves – 2 sprigs chopped

Yoghurt – 1 tbsp

Soy sauce – 1 tsp

Water – 2-3 tbsps for combining

Oil for deep fry

For the Sauce

Oil – 2 tsps

Garlic – 2 cloves finely chopped

Ginger – 1” pc fine chopped

Green chillies – 3 sliced diagonally

Fresh curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Spring onions – 2-3 stalks chop diagonally

Onion – 1 small chopped

Tomato ketchup – 2 tbsps

Soy sauce – 1 tsp

Green chilli sauce – 1 tsp


Take a mixing bowl and drop in all the ingredients mentioned in the first set except oil and combine well.

keep covered with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15-20 mins.

Then remove and prepare small balls or pattis with slightly greased fingers and keep.

Heat oil in a deep fry pan and fry the prepared manchuria balls in oil till golden brown and drain on paper towels.

In another pan/wok heat 2 tsp oil and drop in the Garlic,ginger,onion,green chilli and curry leaves and stir fry on high heat for about 2 mins and lower heat.

Now add the sauces and the fried chicken manchuria and combine well to coat,sprinkle spring onion and finish the dish.No need to add any salt in this stage as the sauces contain enough sodium in them..

Kezia’s Special Chicken Fry With Cashews

Chicken Fry with Cashews

This is my Chicken special Signature dish.Just tried with the same ingredients as other dishes but with a bit differently and this turned out well and yummy.Try this for yourself to have a taste of my home taste.


Chicken drumsticks and wings – 4 of each with skin

For the marinade

Red chilli powder -3/4 tsp

Turmeric – a pinch

Salt – as per taste

Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Lemon juice – 1/4 tsp

Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tsp

Garam masala – 1/4 tsp

For the second Process

Oil – 1 tbsp

Yoghurt/curd – 2 tbsps

Salt – a pinch

Pepper powder – a dash

Cashews – 10 -12 whole

Garlic – 2 large pods Sliced

Ginger – 1 “pc sliced

Onion – 1 sliced

Green chilli – 4-5 sliced lengthwise

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Fresh mint – few leaves

Fresh coriander – 2 tbsp chopped

Method of preparation

Step – 1

Wash chicken and pat dry, make a few slits on the chicken pieces.Apply all the ingredients mentioned for marinade and keep for atleast half an hour.

Step – 2

Now place a shallow non-stick fry pan on heat and add 3-4 tbsps of oil and fry the chicken pieces till they brown on all sides well.When done remove onto a platter and let cool.

Step – 3

Take a paring knife or a fork and scrape off all the fried chicken meat from the bones and keep apart.Discard the bones.

Step – 4

Now place the same pan and add a tsp of oil and fry the cashews whole or halved and add all the other ingredients mentioned except yoghurt and saute for 4 mins .Then add the fried chicken pieces and yoghurt and stir fry till all the yoghurt evaporates and remove onto serving platter.

Kezia's Special Chicken Fry with Cashews

Chicken Satay

Chicken Satay


Boneless Chicken / Breast – 250 gms  Cut into 2″  strips

For the Marinade :

Soy sauce – 1tbsp

Ginger garlic paste – 1/4 tsp

Salt – as per taste

Pepper powder – as per taste

Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Oil – 3 tbsp for shallow fry

Things you need

Bamboo Skewers ( Soak in cool water for half an hour)


Wash and pat dry the chicken breast pieces and cut into strips.

Mix the ingredients for marinade well and drop the chicken pieces in and mix well.

Cover and refrigerate for 1/2 hour.

When everything is ready remove chicken and skewer them onto the soaked bamboo skewers and place them on hot pan with oil for shallow fry or pan grill.

Turn them to brown on all sides,takes 10 to 15 mins altogether to fry.

Remove and serve with your fav dip as a starter or can be served as a side dish.

Easy to prepare and can enjoy when on picnics

Serving Ideas

Remove meat from the skewers and wrap into tortillas or chappatis along with mayonaise and salad to have a healthy snack or kids lunch or for dinner.

The skewers can be grilled if you wish to have BBQ flavour.


Pan Roasted Chicken with Veggies

Pan Roasted Chicken with Veggies


Chicken breast -4 pieces

Onion – 1 med roughly chopped

Garlic – 3 cloves

Fresh coriander – a handful chopped

Green chilli – 2

Cloves – 4

Cinnamon – 1” pc

Black Pepper corns – 1/2 tsp

Lemon – 1/2

Oil for shallow fry


Wash and pat dry the chicken breast pieces with paper towels and set aside.

Grind all the ingredients except lemon and prepare masala  paste.


 Rub the masala paste to chicken pieces and drizzle salt and lemon juice and coat well and  refrigerate for an hour to marinate.

Then heat a shallow and wide pan and add oil as it gets heated place the chicken pieces and fry till brown on both sides.

Remove and keep in a platter.

To prepare pan gravy

Tomatoes – 2 pureed

Salt – a pinch

Turmeric powder – a pinch

Water or chicken stock – 1 cup

After removing the chicken pieces add the above ingredients to the pan and cook on high for 2 mins and simmer till thick gravy consistency is achieved.Turn of heat.

This adding of liquid to a  pan in which something is roasted or fried is called Deglazing..

Pour this Reduction over the chicken pieces while serving.

Preparing the Veggies

French Beans – a small bunch

Carrots – 2

Beetroot – 1

Garlic  – 1 clove finely grated

Salt and Pepper  for seasoning

Olive oil – 1 tsp


Trim the edges of  beans and wash,peel carrot and remove edges and wash,then cut into thin long strips.

Place a sauce pan with enough water on heat and bring to a boil,add beans and carrots and boil 5 mins and immediately drop in to ice cold water to retain the crunch,this is called shocking the veggies.

Strain into a colander and keep.

In the same sauce pan boil the beetroot seperately for 10 mins and then cool and peel,cut into desired shapes.

I used a zig zag slicer. 


Sliced beets

 Now heat a pan and add olive oil and drop in the beans and carrot slices and toss well ,add garlic,salt and pepper and toss few mins and remove into a platter.

Just toss in the beets and toss again  and remove.

Prepared beans and carrots


For serving I placed a cookie cutter and placed the beans and then carrots in layers and gently pressed down and removed the cutter,and placed beets over them to get a nice and colourful veggie tower.

Place the chicken piece and pour the pan gravy over it.

Garnished with fresh mint and lemon slices.

Pan Roasted Chicken with Colourful Veggie Tower


Serve as a main course along with plain rice or just like that with a salad.This is my way of serving this simple dish.

Vegetable Salad Skewers And Grilled Onions


Preparing Vegetable salad Skewers and Grilled onions.

You need the things such as

Red onions – 5 whole peeled and edges removed

White Onion – 1 large cut into 1 inch dices ans separate the petals

Tomatoes  – 2 cot into 1 inch pieces and seeds removed

Green ,Yellow and Orange Bell Peppers – deseeded and cut into 1 inch pieces

Keep all the veggies in a same size to get grilled evenly.

Skew the diced veggies onto a pre soaked wooden skewers as shown and place on the grill and turn time to time and remove serve with Grilled Chicken or meat.

To grill the whole onions place the onions in the foil paper and close tightly and put into the hot coals directly.

These can be then chopped and  served orserved directly.

To prepare salad Just chopp all the grilled onions and veggies and place in a bowl and sprinkle salt,pepper lemon juice and olive oil mix well and finely chopped fresh coriander…This Tastes soo good.

By kezia Mary


Grilled Minced Meat patties

Lamb Mince patties Grilled on a BBQ Grill


Mince of lamb – 800 gms

Salt – as per taste

Red chilipowder – 1 tsp

Garam masala  powder – 1 tsp

white pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Cashew nuts – 4-5 chopped

Fresh ginger – 1 tsp

Green chili  – 3 deseeded and chopped

Onion – 1 large finely chopped

Fresh coriander – 1/2 cup chopped

Eggs – 2 whole


1.Wash the mince well in water and place in a metal sieve to drain off the water or squeeze out with hand and mix all the ingredients and place in a refrigerator for 3 hours to marinate.

2.Then After preparing the Charcoal grill ,Make Patties using your palms and brush the grill with little butter and place the patties on the grill and cook on both sides.

3.They take  only 10-12 mins to finish altogether and are good to prepare home made burgers with buns and salad ,use little mayo and tomato ketchup and low fat cheese slice .. thats it a tasty Homemade patty burger is ready to go..

Can be prepared in an oven at home or out door BBQ Grill.

Remove from Grill and serve Hot.

By Kezia mary

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