Recipes for the New Year

New Delhi (IANSlife) Whether you are hosting a big dinner for family and friends, craving a carb-heavy meal to give you energy for a night out, or staying in to watch the ball drop, here are some recipes to try out by Swapnadeep Mukherjee, Executive Chef, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa.

Chicken Sausage Sandwich


thinly sliced yellow onion

red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips

chicken sausages

bread, such as French bread

Dijon mustard


Preheat the grill to medium.

On the grill, cook the sausage, turning occasionally, until cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat and place on a cutting surface. If desired, toss bread slices on the grill for a few minutes to toast.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over very low heat. Add onions and green peppers and cook slowly for about 15 minutes until onions are tender and brown.

Split the sausage in half (lengthwise), so that it forms two thinner pieces of equal length.

Place the sausage split-side down on one slice of bread. On the other slice, spread mustard. Top sausage with peppers and onions, and place the second slice mustard-side down on top.

Pasta Belle Roma



Tomato Sauce

Cherry tomatoes






Fresh basil

Salt & pepper


Put oil in a pan and fry onions, garlic, leeks & celery for a minute.

Add tomato sauce in pan.

Add fresh basil & chilli in pan

Add boiled pasta, cherry tomatoes (cut into halves) pepper and salt in pan

Cook the mixture for 2 minutes and put it in a bowl.

Spread grated cheese on top.

Pasta is ready to be served hot with tomato sauce

Deep Fried Fish with Sweet Chilli Sauce


Sliced sea bass or grouper

Corn flour

Red chillies



Coriander roots


Tamarind juice


Cooking oil


Pound coriander roots, garlic, red chilli and shallots.

dip fish slices in corn flour and deep fry them, drain well and arrange on a plate.

Stir fry the mixture from no. 1 with 1-2 tbsp of oil, add seasoning and stock, shimmer for a while or until thickened.

Pour on the plate of fish and garnish with coriander leaves, tomato slices and chili sauce.

Chicken Khurchan Kathi Roll



Chicken breast

Onion, sliced



Tomato puree

Beaten curd

Kasoori methi

Chili powder

Garam Masala

Chat masala

Olive oil


Wheat flour




Cut chicken into 1/2 cm wide strips and keep aside

Heat oil in a non-stick pan and saute cumin seeds

Add sliced onion, ginger garlic paste and saute over medium flame, add chicken pieces and simmer

When the chicken is cooked, cut it into small bite portion as per liking, add remaining spices and beaten curd, adjust the seasoning and leave aside

Prepare a chapatti using the ingredients and cook on a hot plate

Spread the filling on chapati and roll up tightly, cut into two

Serve hot with mint chutney, pickled onions and boiled seasonal veggies as per your taste

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