Chicken Samosa Recipe

Chicken Samosa Recipe

Chicken Samosa Recipe:

Chicken Samosa is a flavoursome and wonderful thing to eat.

I am glad to be sharing this simple and fun to make chicken Samosa recipe with you.

They really are full of gorgeous flavour.

When you bite into a chicken Samosa you hear the nice crunch of the filo pastry, and experience the perfect texture of the crunchy filo pastry then the succulent chicken filling that just excites the pallet with its amazing flavour.

You can make a pile of chicken Samosa and then freeze them.

This chicken Samosa recipe is perfect for an individual person or a pile of people.

So a family can sit around together and enjoy a yummy chicken Samosa, or if you have a few friends over for dinner, you can enjoy sharing.

I love personally, to make a pile of chicken Samosa and sit and watch a movie while enjoying one of my favourite chicken dishes.

Have fun making your chicken Samosa, especially experiencing the taste test MMmmmmm

For more dinner ideas check out the Mains Courses Blog for lovely recipe ideas.

For desserts check out the desset blogs.


Serves:
20 Chicken Samosa

 


Great For:
Dinner / Lunch / Snack

 


Cooking Time:
30 mins

 

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

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Ingredients

  • 2 breast of chicken
  • 1 Onion
  • ½ Carrot
  • 2 potatoes
  • Olive Oil for frying
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp hot paprika
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp Extra Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp coriander
  • Ready-made filo pastry
  • Flour (any type)
  • Water
  • Cooking Oil for frying Samosa

Chicken Samosa – Method & Instructions

Preparing the ingredients for your Chicken Samosa

Peel and finely dice the onion.

Finely dice the carrot. You can peel the carrot or just leave the skin on.

Dice the potato into very small pieces. It is up to you if you decide to leave the skin of the potato on. I personally don’t peel the potato.

Cut the chicken into very small pieces with either a knife or using a pair of scissors.

Cooking the Chicken Samosa Filling

Into a hot wok or deep frying pan add some cooking oil.

Add your onions and chicken together in the wok.

Season with salt, cumin, hot paprika, turmeric, chilli flakes, coriander and Cajun spice.

Mix all the herbs and spices into the chicken and onions.

Fry for about 5 minutes.

Then add the carrots and potatoes and mix well. If you use 2 wooden spoons it easier to toss around in the pan to make sure it is mixed well.

Cook for a further 10 – 15 minutes.

Place a couple of sheets of kitchen paper into a bowl.

Once chicken filling is cooked, put your Chicken Samosa mixture onto the kitchen paper. This will absorb any excess olive oil so your mixture stays dry.

Leave your Chicken Samosa filling cool for at least 15 minutes. If you tried to use the filling when it is hot, then it will melt the pastry. And your Chicken Samosa will have holes in, which will be no good.

I know it looks and smells amazing but just be patient and wait till it cools. Not long now.

Making Your Chicken Samosa

Now for the fun part, cut each individual filo pastry sheet into three long strips.

Bring the left corner up to about 2 – 3 inches high to the middle of your pastry; with a bit of an overlap on the right at the bottom (you may want to watch the video for this bit).

Now bring the right corner up and over to the left side of your pastry so it aligns with left edge. You will be left with a triangle shape. This will give you the pocket.

Gently pick the pastry up. Open up the pocket, leaving a trail of the pastry on your work top. Using a teaspoon, fill with the chicken mixture, leaving a small gap at the top. Compress mixture down gently, not too hard in case you make holes in the pastry.

Lye the filled pocket flat on the work surface and push down the pastry to close the pocket.

Fold the triangle from left to right. Then from right to left and keep going until you have a small bit of filo pastry left at the top of the pastry strip.

Make the Food Glue for your Chicken Samosa          

To make the food glue, use flour and water: put about 4 tbsp of flour into a small bowl or cup. Slowly add some water and mix well with a teaspoon until it is the right consistency. The mixture needs to be quite thick.

Spread a teaspoon of the food glue mixture onto the last part of the filo pastry. Use a teaspoon or your fingers to spread the glue, getting to the edges.

Fold over the glue area of the filo pastry. And you are left with a nice triangular Chicken Samosa ready to cook.

At this stage you can freeze if you wanted to.

Heat some oil in a large saucepan. Don’t fill the saucepan with cooking oil more than half way.

Put a small bit of spare pastry into the pan to test if it is hot enough. If it sizzles you ready to go.

Gently place your Chicken Samosa into the oil, turning your Chicken Samosa every minute.

Once both sides are a beautiful golden colour they are ready.

Drain any excess oil onto some kitchen paper.

Serve and enjoy eating your wonderful homemade Chicken Samosa.

Happy Cooking

Sharon

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Chicken Curry Noodles

Chicken Curry Noodles

Chicken Curry Noodles Recipe:

Chicken Curry Noodles are a wonderful combination.

With this recipe you can simply adapt by either omitting the chicken or the vegetables or both.

The creamy curry sauce is extremely flavoursome and the noodles just soak up the flavour.

Hopefully you will love these chicken curry noodles as much as I did.

This chicken curry noodles recipe doesn’t take long to cook and it is easy to make for one person as it is to make for a pile of people.

For more lovely chicken recipes and other dinner ideas, do check out the blogs for main courses.

Check out the blogs for Starters to see what kind of delicious soup recipes there are. And if you want to have a nice treat after, then I have some gorgeous recipes for desserts.

Please do tell your friends about the website and help spread the love of cooking.


Serves:
2 people

 


Great For:
Dinner or Lunch

 


Cooking Time:
30 mins

 

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

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Ingredients

  • 100g carrot (1 medium carrot)
  • 70g cabbage
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 chicken breast
  • 90 – 100g noodles
  • 3 spring onion
  • 2 tbsp curry paste
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp Curry powder
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Coriander
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp Chilli flakes
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • Oinch of Salt
  • Olive oil for frying

Chicken Curry Noodles – Method & Instructions

Preparation for Chicken Curry Noodles

Peel and chop carrot into large thin pieces.

Dice up the cabbage.

Cut the onion into half moons.

With the spring onion it is nice if you cut on the bias which means cutting diagonal.

Your chicken needs to be cut up into small strips or cubes.

Cooking your Chicken Curry Noodles

Place olive oil in a wok or deep frying pan.

Into the olive oil add the curry paste.

Give the curry paste a stir with a wooden spoon.

Add the onions into the wok and mix well into the curry paste.

Season with salt.

Put in the toamto puree, mix and then let cook for 2 – 3 minutes.

Now the chicken needs to be added.

It easier to mix it all together with 2 wooden spoons, ensuring the chicken gets covered well into the mixture.

Add your carrots.

It’s quite dry at this stage so now you need to add the coconut milk and mix well and you will see the colour change and it looks and smells wonderful.

The cabbage now needs to be added if you are putting that in.

Add turmeric, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, ginger, chilli flakes, curry powder and corriander and mix well.

Cook on a medium heat for about 15 minutes.

After 10 minutes of cooking put on a pot of boiling water and cook the egg noodles to manufacturers instructions, usually they need about 4 minutes.

Add the spring onions to the curry at the last minute.

When noodles are ready, drain and rinse with hot water.

Add the noodles into your chicken curry and mix well.

Serve with tongs into a wide bowl or plate and enjoy your chicken curry noodles.

Happy Cooking

Sharon

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Relaxing Meditation – Guided Meditation

Relaxing Meditation – Guided Meditation

Relaxation Meditation:

Relaxing Meditation is a wonderful self care practice.

A lot of us have such busy lives. It wouldn’t be unusual for any of us to feel highly strung without even realising it.

If we just took a minute and sat and paid attention to our body, it is surprising how tense or bodies can be. Take a few seconds and pay attention to your tongue and jaw and then consciously focus on relaxing them. What did you discover?  Were you surprised at how tense just those two areas can become.

Practicing relaxation meditation is extremely beneficial, especially when you do this on a regular basis. At first it may feel a bit strange to do a guided relaxation meditation if you are not used to it but stick with it.

Make Time for Relaxing Meditation

How many of us say, “I don’t have time”. Well think about this for a moment, we all have 24 hours in anyone day. If we sleep for 8 of those hours then we are left with 16 hours. Can you honestly say you don’t have time? Realistically you can fit in just 15 minutes of your day for a bit of self care. Relaxing meditation is a wonderful form of self care.


Time:
12 minutes

 

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

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Getting into a routine with Relaxing Meditation

Take a look at your day. When would be a regular time that you could take 15 minutes for yourself?

If your routine at the moment is watching TV in bed, then try switching it off 15 minutes earlier and listen to some relaxing meditation.

Maybe try getting up 15 minutes earlier in the day and before you face the world practice listening to a guided relaxing meditation.

Or perhaps after breakfast or after the school run.

When you finish work and you walk out to your car, before you turn on the engine, get out your phone and put on a YouTube guided relaxing meditation.

It is a good time to listen to a relaxing meditation when you are on the bus or train, just put on your headphones and listen.

But whatever you decide, try and get into a routine of having time out for you. And make it a habit for a healthy emotional lifestyle.

Relaxation Meditation is good for the Body and Mind

Once you get into the aspect of self care, it is amazing at what profound affect it can have on your emotional, cognitive and physical wellbeing.

A fabulous change will happen.

Feelings of being able to cope better with everyday stresses will become apparent.

Being able to be more productive will happen, because you are operating from a clearer mind.

The body will feel the benefits too.

TRY the Relaxing Meditation

Be open minded and give a try.

Get into a routine by making meditation part of your daily routine, just like brushing your teeth.

If your mind wonders that is ok. Just recognise it and bring yourself back to listening to the voice of the guided meditation. This may happen several times but eventually with practice your mind will wonder less and you will be able to be in the present moment.

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Pizza Recipe – With a Naan Bread Base

Pizza Recipe – With a Naan Bread Base

Pizza Recipe:

Pizza is a lovely dinner that everyone loves. A pizza is so versatile. There are so many different toppings and you don’t have to stick with the traditional pizza base.

I decided it would be nice to show you a pizza with a Naan Base and also a Pizza with a Wrap as your Base.

This quick and simple pizza takes just 5 minutes to prepare and 10 minutes to cook.

The beauty of this pizza recipe is the children can make their own.

And the pizza would be fine to eat hot or cold.

This simple pizza is great for a snack, lunch or a dinner.

I also have a delicious recipe for a pizza using Filo Pastry.

For more great recipes try browsing the other blogs.

For other delicious desserts check out the desset blogs.


Serves:
1 person per Naan Bread

 


Great For:
Dinner, Lunch

OR Snack


Cooking Time:
15 mins

 

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

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Ingredients

  • Naan Bread or Wrap
  • Red Pesto
  • Cheese of your choice
  • Onion
  • Chicken Breast
  • Olive Oil
  • Paprika
  • Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

Pizza – Method & Instructions

Pre-heat the oven to Gas 6/200°C/400°F

Pour about a tbsp of cooking oil over your chicken breast. Spread cooking oil around the chicken breast with your fingers, making sure to cover both sides.

Sprinkle some paprika over the chicken and using your fingers, rub the paprika into the chicken breast on both sides. The olive oil helps spread the spices and seasoning.

Now sprinkle some Jamaican Jerk on both sides of your chicken breast and again spread it around with your fingers.

Fry your chicken breast in a wok or frying pan. Turning it every 3 – 4 minutes to ensure a nice even cooking.

Once it is fully cooked, you will see the sides of the chicken is white and not pink anymore. You can double check that the chicken is cooked by cutting into the thickest bit of chicken and making sure it is not pink in colour.

Cut your chicken breast into small pieces.

With your onion, it is best to cut it into thin half moons, but of course you can dice the onion if you prefer.

Now for the TOPPING of your Pizza

Liberally spread some red pesto over the Pitta Bread or Naan Bread, which ever you decide to use.

Scatter some onions over the red pesto.

Place your chicken pieces on top of the onions.

Then cover with cheddar cheese or whatever cheese you like.

Put the pizza in the oven for 10 minutes.

Enjoy this simple and deliciously tasty pizza with naan or pitta bread.

If you want to try using a wrap as your pizza base, then repeat the above process but using a wrap instead of the Naan Bread.

When you take it out the oven, you can eat as it is or fold the wrap over.

Either way, it tastes really good.

Happy Cooking

Sharon

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Lasagne – Beef Lasagne Recipe

Lasagne – Beef Lasagne Recipe

Beef Lasagne Recipe:

Beef lasagne is a delicious meal.

If you serve this beef lasagne to your family or friends, they will love you for it.

I show you a lovely recipe with how to make a wonderful flavoursome homemade tomato sauce and a gorgeous cheese sauce.

These flavours of the mince, homemade tomato sauce, homemade cheese sauce combined together with the layers of lasagne pasta sheets, just infuse together perfectly to make a delicious dinner to savour and enjoy.

If you didn’t want to make cheese sauce, then you simply don’t add the cheese to the white sauce and this will give you the classic Béchamel sauce.

For more wonderful recipes, check out the recipe blogs.

Enjoy cooking and tasting of course!!!!

For other delicious desserts check out the desset blogs.


Serves:
4 – 6 people

 


Great For:
Dinner

 


Cooking Time:
90 mins

 

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

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Ingredients

Mince Filling

  • 600g mince
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium carrot
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • Large handful of fresh basil
  • OR 2 tbsp dried basil

Ingredients

Tomato Sauce

  • ½ large carrot
  • 1 onion
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tins of chopped tinned tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp thyme

Ingredients

Cheese Sauce

  • 70g butter
  • 70g flour (any type)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 litre of milk
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  •  1 tsp nutmeg

Method & Instructions – For Tomato Sauce For Your Beef Lasagne

Melt butter in deep saucepan along with some olive oil.

Add diced onion and carrots to the melted butter.

Season the butter, carrot and onion with salt and pepper.

Put the lid on and let vegetables sweat for 10 minutes, stirring at least once.

Pour in the tins of tomatoes.

To the tomato mixture add the thyme, oregano, basil, paprika, parsley and bay leaves.

Give it a stir and put the lid on and leave it to cook on a low heat for about half an hour to an hour. The longer you leave the more the flavours absorb into each other. You will need to stir occasionally.

When the sauce is ready take out the bay leaves. You can leave the tomato sauce as it is, or you can just mash it up a bit with a potato masher or you can liquidise it. In the YouTube video I liquidised my homemade tomato sauce for my beef lasagne.

 

Method & Instructions – For Mince Filling For Your Beef Lasagne

Into a deep frying pan or pot if you don’t have a deep frying pan, add some olive oil.

Once your frying pan and olive oil is hot, add the diced onion and diced carrots.

Season the onion and carrot with salt and pepper.

Add paprika, oregano and thyme.

Cover the deep frying pan or pot with a lid and let the vegetables sweat for 5 minutes.

Now is the time to add your diced or crushed garlic.

Then add the mince. Separate the mince with a fork and mix it in with the vegetables.

At the end of the cooking the mince add the fresh basil. If using dried basil then add it anytime to the mince.

Put the lid on the mince and let it cook for at least half an hour.

Once your mince is cooked, add your wonderful homemade tomato sauce into your mince.

Method & Instructions – For Cheese Sauce For Your Beef Lasagne

Melt the butter in a pot.

Add the flour and mix continuously.

Once the flour has absorbed into the butter, cook for 1 minute, continuously stirring.

A little at a time, add the milk, keep stirring.

The sauce will get thick again, this is normal.

But as you keep adding a bit of milk, eventually it will get thinner so you will get this beautiful consistency.

Keep stirring as you make your sauce.

At the end of cooking your cheese sauce for your beef lasagne, add the nutmeg and pepper.

Cooking your Beef Lasagne 

Place in a pre-heated oven at Gas 4 / 180°C / 350°F

And bake in the oven for about an hour.

When you take the beef lasagne out of your oven you can check it is cooked thoroughly by putting a knife it the centre to make sure pasta is soft.

Once you are happy it is cooked let it stand for 10 – 15 minutes before serving.

Serve on its own or with chips and salad. Or serve with vegetables.

Check out the blog on how to make homemade coleslaw. The coleslaw goes lovely with a beef lasagne.

Enjoy

Happy Cooking

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