Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo is the name of the popular dish and cooking process in Philippine cuisine, in which the meat is marinated in soy sauce, garlic and vinegar, browned in oil and simmered in the marinade. The combined flavour of garlic, pepper and soy sauce bring forth a super delicious taste.
My Filipino friend often makes this dish when I visit her. I must say, she is an expert in preparing this dish and I am a great fan of Chicken Adobo.  
Thanks to my Phillipino friend Arlyn Schwing for teaching me this delicious yet simple Filipino dish.    
I too prepared it a couple of times. I simply love it :-):-)

Chicken wings: 12-14 (or 1 kg)
Olive oil          : 2 tbspn
1 big onion      : quartered and diced
4 garlic           : minced
Soy sauce       : 1/2 cup
Vinegar           :1/2 cup( preferably white vinegar)
Water             : 1 cup
Bay leaf          :3
Pepper corns   : 1 tspn
Pepper powder: 1/2 tspn
Green chillies   :2 
Sugar              : 1 tspn    


  • Take olive oil in a sauce pan. When hot add the dices onions, green chillies and garlic.( if green chillies are too spicy, then reduce the quantity of  pepper )
  •  Stir for a while till the onion softens and then add the Chicken wings. Stir the chicken in the oil for a while. cover and cook for 5 mins on medium heat.
  • Then add soy sauce n vinegar. Let the chicken simmer there for 10 more mins. Add the bay leaves, pepper corns, pepper powder and sugar . Pour a cup of water . Cover and cook for about 20 mins with stirring occasionally. 

  • Uncover and simmer until sauce is reduced and thickened, and chicken is tender and gets a brown coating on it, about 10 more mins.
  • Do not add salt as the soy sauce has sufficient of it.
  • It is served with steamed rice

  •  The longer the chicken is cooked in the sauce, the more tastier it becomes
  •  Green chillies are not added in the traditional recipe

Cooking time : 40 mins

Grilled Mushrooms

Grilled Mushroom is a super simple and super-delicious Party/Barbeque snack. 
Thanks to my friend Sheetal Menon for this recipe.. enjoy..:-)

Mushrooms             : 250 gm
Krauter butter/
herb flavored butter : 150 gm
salt                           : just to taste
pepper                      : just to taste
garlic grated             : (optional)
Parmesan cheese      : about 50 gm

  • Wash the mushrooms and pat them dry
  • |Scoop out the inside of the mushrooms (this can be done by carefully pulling the stem out)
  • Place the mushrooms on an aluminium foil and fill it up with krauter butter only till half(do not over fill )
  • Sprinkle with pepper and salt.
  • If required grate some garlic cloves all over the mushrooms for extra flavour
  • Lastly grate the Parmesan cheese all over the mushrooms
  • bake it at 180 degree celsius for 15-20 mins or until the mushroom turns golden brown on top 

Preparation time- 10 mins 
Baking time - 20 mins

Badam Katli

Quick badam katli 

Another quick sweet treat which can be prepared in no time. Simply mix all the ingredients, warm it up, knead it, roll it and cut it. Thats it :-) Isn`t it super easy!!
Do try it and let me know.


Badam (Almond) powder- 200 gm 
Powdered Sugar - 100 gm 
Cardamom powder- 1/4 tspn
Like warm water 
Ghee- 1 tspn
Butter paper or wax paper 


1.Take badam powder, powdered sugar and cardamom powder in a bowl and Mix them well

2.Microwave the mixture for 30 sec to 1 min to warm up the mixture
3.Then start kneading the mixture by adding spoon by spoon Luke warm water. Takes about 3-4 tspn of water to make a tight dough which can be rolled using a rolling pin.
Just apply a tspn of ghee to the dough

4. Take the dough on wax or butter paper and start rolling out. Cut into diamond shape .

  1.  Its important to heat the mixture either on microwave or stove top because the sugar melts slightly and helps inbinding
  2. If you don`t have wax paper, can even take the dough on a plate but make sure you grease the plate before using

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