When Bachelors Strike - Cheese balls, Pizza Slices and Quick Fix No Veges Soup

Its always fun trying to russle up something when you get raided or bounced. Here are three hold the fort measures till you can get dinner going.

Cheese Balls

Ingredients


Cheese, 1 cup, grated
Maida, ½ cup
Cornflour, ½ cup
Salt and Pepper to taste
Oil for frying

Optional

Onions, 1 tbsp, finely chopped
Carrot, 1 tbsp, finely grated

Method


1.Make a batter out of equal portions of Maida and Cornflour with water.
2.Add the grated cheese to the batter. Season with salt and pepper. (If using onions or carrot add now and mix well.)
3.In hot oil deep fry spoonful at a time to get ball shape.
4.Serve Hot.


Quick Fix No Veges Soup

Ingredients



Butter, 1 tbsp
Maida, 1 tbsp
Chilly Sauce, 1 ½ tbsp
Tomato Sauce, 3 tbsp
Water, 3 glasses
Salt to taste

OptionalFresh Coriander, 1 tbsp, finely chopped
Crotons, 3-4 per cup
Cheese, 1 tbsp, grated

Method


1. Melt Butter in pan, add Maida and roast till colour changes.
2. Add Chilly Sauce and Tomato Sauce along with Water and boil twice.
3. Add salt and garnish with any of the optional choices and serve hot.

Pizza Slices

Ingredients


Bread Slices, 6
Cheese, Grated 1cup
Butter, 50 gms
Onions, 3 med sized, Sliced finely
Capsicum, 1, Cut into squares
Tomatoes, 4 med sized, Chopped small
Salt, Pepper and Oregano to taste

Optional
Corn, 1 tbsn, boiled
Olives, 4, Chopped into half
Sausages, 2, Sliced Diagonally
Salami, 6
 
Method


1.Cook Onions in 1 Tbsp Butter till translucent. Add Capsicum and Tomatoes.
2.Cook till vegetables are half done and add ½ cup grated Cheese, Pepper and Oregano. (Also add corn from Optional Ingredients if using at this stage.)
3.Take off gas stove and let cheese melt. Stir well and check for salt.
4.Toast Bread Slices in butter and add the topping. (Arrange the Olives, Sausages and Salami on the slice.)
5.Top with grated cheese and pop into oven/microwave till cheese melts.
6.Serve hot with tomato sauce.

Basic Chicken Soup

There's little else that says winter as soup! And I love my basic chicken soup. Here's the recipe in case you are interested.
Ingredients


Chicken, 1 small, cut into pieces
Butter, 1 tbsp
Bay leaf, 1
Cardamom, 2 pieces
Cinnamon, 1 small stick
Cloves, 3-4 pieces
Salt and Pepper to taste
Water, 1 litre

Optional


Oregano to garnish
Onions, 1 tbsp, finely chopped

Method


1. In a pressure cooker heat the butter and add Bay leaf, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves and let it crackle.
2. Add the onions if using and also the salt and pepper. Once onions brown slightly add chicken and brown slightly.
3. Add water and give cooker 2 whistles. Cool and open cooker.
4. Strain the stock and keep aside. Shred a few of the chicken pieces and add to stock.
5. Serve hot sprinkled with oregano.

Note - You can use the rest of the boiled and shredded chicken to make sandwicthes with mayonnaise.

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