Chicken Cannelloni with Tomato and Parsley Sauce


Cannelloni shells 12, chicken mince 800 gm, chopped fresh parsley 2 tbsp, tomato puree 400 ml, usgar 1/2 tsp, salt and pepper to taste, chopped garlic 2 tsp, onion 100 gms, olive oil 40 ml, fresh cream 50 ml.

For Garnishing
Gouda cheese 60 gm, few springs of fresh parsley.

Boil cannelloni according to the instructions on the packet.  Drain and rinse it with hot water, sprinkle it with a tsp of olive oil, heat 20 ml olive oil in a saucepan.  Add 1 tsp garlic and 50 gms onion.  Saute for a minute on medium flame, add puree, salt, pepper and sugar.  Stir it till it reduces to 3/4.  Then add fresh cream and chopped parsley.  Remove it from fire, heat 10 ml olive oil in a non-stick frying pan.  Add 1 tsp garlic, 50 gms onion.  Saute for a minute, add chicken mince, salt, pepper and parsley and mix well.  Cover and cook on medium heat, mixing occasionally with wooden spatula.  Fill the cannelloni shells with prepared chicken mixture.  Arrange 3 pieces on a dinner plate.  Pour over the prepared sauce to cover them.  Sprinkle grated gouda and bake it in a pre heated oven for 4-5 minutes at 180 degree centigrade.  Serve hot garnished with parsley sprigs and remaining grated cheese.

Curried Chicken Drumsticks



Chicken drumsticks - 2, paprika - 1/2 tsp, juice of 1/2 lemon, ground coriander -1/2 tsp, crushed garlic - 1 large, plain yogut - 45 ml, peeled and chopped  root ginger - a small piece, a pinch of chilli powder, a pinch of ground cumin, lemon slice to garnish

Wipe the drumsticks with absorbed kitchen paper, then score with a sharp knife in several places.  Sprinkle with half the lemon juice and place in a shallow dish.  Mix together the remaining except the lemon slice in a bowl and then spread the mixture evenly over the chicken.  Cover the dish and and leave to marinate overnight in the refrigerator.  Transfer the chicken to a foil-baking tin and cook, uncovered, in a preheated, turning and basting frequently until very brown.  Serve hot or cold, garnished with lemon slices.




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