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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Chicken ‘n’ cheese Lasagna with Farfalle Pasta


It’s 2012 and I haven’t posted anything new! Need to buckle down this year and share more and more recipes …ok that’s one of my resolutions for the new year which kick-started with a breath-taking sight of the fireworks display from the world’s tallest Burj Khalifa. Thanks to Rabia ammay and Bachikaka for the poolside BBQ….nothing could have been better than that!

Starting the new year with this simple and delicious recipe which was voted as the best evening snack by my little ones. That’s one good thing about my kids...cook something new and that’s the best they’ve ever had:-)

For those who are jittery about baking…this one’s for you. Can be cooked in any non-stick dish over the gas stove!

Ingredients:

Pasta (bow tie/Farfalle)- 2 large cups
Cheddar Cheese – 1 cup (grated)
Oregano – just enough to sprinkle over the top.

For the Chicken layer:
Chicken(boneless) – 4-5 chunks
Olive oil
Onion – 1 large( sliced )
Coriander leaves- chopped finely
Salt+pepper to taste

For the Egg mix:
Egg- 4eggs
Milk – ½ cup
Pepper- 1tbsp
All purpose Flour(maida) – 2 tsp

Method:
Boil Pasta in 8cups (or more) of water. Add salt and 1tbsp of oil in the water. When soft and well- cooked , drain off the water and keep aside.

For the chicken mix:
Boil chicken in salt and pepper and shred it into small pieces .(best option is to use the blender…just one pulse…else, it will turn into a paste)
Sauté onion in 1 tbsp of olive oil, add the shredded chicken and finely chopped coriander leaves. Keep aside.
Egg mix:
Beat eggs with an electric egg beater by adding milk, salt, pepper (1tsp), flour and finely chopped coriander leaves.

Layering:
Take a non-stick dish(25-28cm) and add 2 tbsp of olive oil. Spread half of the cooked pasta as your bottom layer. It should just cover the bottom of the pan ..so don’t make a very thick pasta layer. (Approximately 2-3 pastas over each other..that was just to give you an idea). Next spread half of the chicken mix. Pour half of the egg mix. Sprinkle a generous amount of Cheddar cheese. 
Repeat the above process with the remaining Pasta, followed by chicken mix, egg mix and cheese. 
Finally sprinkle some oregano over the top.

Keep the dish over low flame for 30-40mins or until well cooked.( You may choose to bake it but I haven’t tried that method. …should any of you happen to try please it me know how it turned)

For serving : remove from the dish (same side up), and cut into medium pieces.


 Variations: You may add chopped capsicum /mushroom in the chicken mix.

2 comments:

Lubs said... Reply to comment

sounds gud ! will try. came back to ur blog to re do the carrot kheer recipe..this one always comes out well..since i dont have khoya,condensed milk is a life saver ! hope ur dng gud Aleemtha ! tc

Aleema Misbah said... Reply to comment

@Lubswhat can be more motivating for a blogger than receiving such positive comments!thanks lubs...hope u have settled down well in BLR...!DXB misses U!

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