Friday, August 6, 2010

Yana's Chicken Hawaiian Salad

This is a recipe inspired by the Chicken Hawaiian salad at Yana's Restaurant in Pune. I have very fond memories of going to Yana's with my office colleague and sometimes with my sister. The sizzlers's at Yana's are out of the world and incomparable to any other sizzler joint. 
This is very simple to prepare the salad, but the sweetness of the pineapple and flavor imparted by the two varieties of bell pepper make a great combination with the chicken. Those who don't eat chicken can substitute it with paneer or tofu.

4 chicken breast pieces
1  cup mayonnaise
1 cup thick yogurt or curds
1 green pepper or capsicum
1 red pepper or capsicum
1 yellow pepper or capsicum
1 pineapple or add as per taste 
salt for taste
pepper for taste
1 tablespoon sugar (only if the pineapple is not sweet)

 Cook the chicken breast pieces in water added with little salt. Cool down and cut the chicken into bite size pieces. De-seed the peppers and cut them into elongated stripes. Cut the pineapple into small chunks and mix in sugar if the pineapple is not sweet. Mix yogurt and mayonnaise well. Add the cut peppers, pineapple and chicken pieces. Add salt and pepper as per taste. Serve immediately. 

Reposting for Flavours of Gujarat Event

I am re-posting these two recipes for Flavours of Gujarat event organized by Nayna of Thanks Nayna for organizing this event!

Cold Desserts Event

I saw the Cold Desserts event posted at ToViewToronto.

 Its a nice event to be held now as it will have loads to ideas for cold desserts to try during the summer season. I love cold desserts and I tried making Black Grape Mousse yesterday. Still have have to edit & post the recipe :). But here are some of my cold dessert entries. Njoii the cold desserts!