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3 Work-From-Home Recipes You Will Look Forward to Eating

3 Work-From-Home Recipes You Will Look Forward to Eating

You know the feeling when you’re in the middle of an online conference, a Zoom meeting or working on your laptop from home and it’s close to noon; all you can think about is making a quick lunch to keep you going. Something that is tasty and doesn’t need extensive cooking skills or having complex instructions to follow. You may also be craving for a “not boring” choice, an exciting alternative besides the usual everyday meals.

Three Doha based bloggers suggest their ideas, and we are looking forward to try their recipes! Let’s have a look:

Kim Wyatt, aka mama_baba_ganoush, suggests an Asian Chicken Salad.

Ingredients

2 cups finely sliced lettuce

1 ½ cups finely sliced red cabbage 1/2 cup cooked chicken - diced

½ cup finely sliced red bell pepper

½ cup finely sliced carrot

1/4 cup finely sliced cucumber

1/4 cup finely chopped mint leaves 1/4 cup chopped coriander

¼ cup sesame seeds

1/4 cup chopped peanuts (optional)

Method - In a large bowl add all ingredients and toss lightly. Add to a plate and drizzle with peanut dressing. Serve.

Peanut butter dressing

⅓ cup peanut butter, natural creamy or smooth 2 tablespoons lime juice

3 tablespoons honey

1 ½ tablespoons white vinegar 1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon vegetable oil (or sesame oil) 1 tablespoon water

Directions - add all ingredients to a bowl. Mix well until smooth. Add more water to suit the desired consistency. Drizzle over salad.

Sara and Arhm, known as Foodstravaganza, suggest a Chicken Tikka Masala.

Ingredients:

For the chicken

-800 grams chicken thighs or breasts (cut into bite sized pieces)

-1 cup yogurt

-1 tsp turmeric

-1 tsp cumin powder

-1 tsp red chilli powder

-1 tsp salt

-2 tsp garam masala

-1 tbsp minced garlic

-1 tbsp minced ginger

Combine the chicken with all the ingredients and let it marinate for 10 minutes, if you have time (or the night before to make it quicker when you cook).

Heat oil in a pot and cook the chicken in a large pot in batches, careful not to crowd the pot. Cook for 3 minutes on each side until browned. Dish it out.

For the sauce

-2 tbsp oil

-2 tbsp butter

-1 large onion, finely chopped

-400g tomato purée

-1 cup plus 2tbsp heavy cream

-1 1/2 tbsp minced garlic

-1 tbsp minced ginger

-1 tsp turmeric

-1 tsp coriander powder

-1 tsp cumin powder

-1 tsp red chili powder

-1 tsp Kashmiri chili powder

-1 tsp salt

-1/2 tsp garam masala

-1 tsp brown sugar

Procedure:

-In the same pot where you cooked the chicken, melt butter and cook the onions, ginger and garlic for around 3-4 minutes.

-Add the ground spices, and fry until fragrant.

-Add the tomato purée and let it simmer, stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens.

-Add the heavy cream and brown sugar and mix. Add the chicken back into the pot and cook until chicken is cooked through and sauce is thick.

-Served with boiled rice or naan.

Fatimah, aka NewInDoha, suggests a sweet option for the ones craving for a quick dessert.

Ingredients:

-1 and 1/2 cups flour (cake flour/all-purpose flour) 4 tsp Baking Powder

-Pinch of salt

-1/4-1/2 cup Castor Sugar (depends how sweet you like it) 2 eggs

-1 teaspoon Vanilla essence

-1 cup milk

-50-gram melted butter

Method:

Beat the eggs, milk and sugar.

Sift the flour and add to the liquid ingredients. Mix well.

Add rest of your ingredients.

Whisk till you get a thick sticky butter and NOT runny. Leave butter to rest for a few minutes.

Heat a non-stick pan and add a little butter.

Cook on medium heat

Spread batter into round circles.

ONLY turn once you see bubbles on the top of the pancakes Serving suggestions:

Maple syrup, golden syrup, jam, fresh cream, fresh berries, lotus, nutella

What are the recipes you’re looking forward to making? Send us your recommendations at info@helloqatar.co