Girija

An award winning culinary expert , restaurant consultant and a menu curator with over 20 years of experience. Instructor , entrepreneur , professional speaker and the founder of Kitchen Confidence studio . With her brand “ Kitchen Confidence “ running successfully withover 500 kids and adults over the last 4 years she has gained immense popularity amongst the younger generation .
  • Girija | 23-Apr-2019
    Grilled Garlic Mushrooms and Tomatoes  Ingredients -  1 packet white button mushrooms ( quartered )  1-2 cloves of garlic  1 tbsp olive oil  1 tbsp balsamic vinegar  1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes  1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley  Method -  1) Heat a griddle pan/ wok . In a medium bowl mix mushrooms, garlic , oil and vinegar  2) Place mushroom mixture on the griddle plate on medium heat and stirring once or twice , until mushrooms are tender , 3) Add tomatoes and cook and stir for 1 minute longer or until tomatoes are hot , pour into a serving bowl . Sprinkle with parsley . Serve with baguette / toasted bread or have it by itself !  12 serving  Prep time : 15 mins  Start to finish : 15 mins  tsp = teaspoon  tbsp= tablespoon 
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  • Girija | 30-Apr-2019
    With the temperatures going up , this chilled soup is perfect for the hot summer days. !!    CHILLED CUCUMBER SOUP    2 cup Greek yogurt 1 cup  vegetable broth 2 cucumbers 4 green onions 2 tbsp. chopped fresh dill 2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley 4 tsp. fresh lemon juice 2 tsp. salt   DIRECTIONS   In a large bowl, combine Greek yogurt and vegetable broth; set aside. In a food processor, purée 1 peeled, diced cucumber, 2 sliced green onions, chopped fresh dill, and chopped fresh parsley. Add the cucumber mixture, fresh lemon juice, and salt to the yogurt mixture; whisk to combine. Stir in 1 more peeled, diced cucumber and 2 more sliced green onions; refrigerate for 1 hour. Garnish each serving with chopped dill and some croutons ( toasted bread cut into squares ) 
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  • Churros with Chocolate Ganache
    Girija | 24-Jul-2019
    One doesn’t need to wait for any season to have this yummy dessert .  A churro is a fried-dough pastry—predominantly choux—based snack. Churros are traditional in Spain and the Portugal.  For Churros - Ingredients  100 Gms Maida  2 Eggs  50 Gms Butter  2 tbsp Castor Sugar  pinch of salt  11/2 cup Water  In a plate combine 1 cup castor sugar with 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder  Oil for frying  Method - to make the dough  - Heat a saucepan over medium flame. Add water and butter . Allow butter to melt. - Add sugar and pinch of salt . Keep stirring . When the mixture starts to boil , remove it from the heat and slowly add the flour and stir briskly with a wooden spoon till well mixed . - Now add one egg at a time and incorporate everything properly . Again repeat it with the next egg . Dough should look soft and glossy . - Scoop the dough into a piping bag with a star nozzle . Heat oil in a large pan. When hot, carefully pipe t
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  • Comforting soup / DIY Ramen
    Girija | 25-Nov-2019
    DIY RAMEN SOUP This jarred version of ramen soup is a healthier alternative than most commercial varieties . Choose your favourite veggies to suit your taste. 1 package ramen noodle  1 tablespoon chicken/veg cube  1 1/2 teaspoon sriracha sauce  1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger  1/2 cup shredded carrots  1/2 cup shredded cabbage  2 radishes , halved and sliced  1/2 cup sliced mushrooms  1 cup shredded cooked chicken breast ( if vegetarian please omit )  1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves  1  hard boiled egg , halved  2 lime wedges  4 cups boiling water  METHOD - cook ramen according to package directions , cool. In each of two 1 qt wide mouth canning jars , divide and layer ingredients in the following order : ramen noodles , chicken base , sriracha , ginger , carrots , cabbage , radishes , mushrooms , chicken and coriander. - pour 2 cups of hot boili water into each jar ,let it stand until warmed through or until chicken stoc
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