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REAL MEN DO COOK! Girls love guys who can cook. They love their man in the kitchen. It adds a certain flavour to the relationship for sure. This festive season, WOW caught up with two great guys to share their favourite recipes.   Alok Thapa is a senior radio presenter at HITS FM 91.2, freelance…

REAL MEN
DO COOK!

Girls love guys who can cook. They love their man in the kitchen.
It adds a certain flavour to the relationship for sure.
This festive season, WOW caught up with two great
guys to share their favourite recipes.

 

Alok Thapa

Alok Thapa

is a senior radio presenter at HITS FM 91.2, freelance writer and actor who believes in living life to the  fullest which starts with a belly full of yummies.

What is more satisfying cooking or eating?
I love contributing to a meal. I love  the camaraderie that comes along with  a meal,no matter who makes it. But if  I’m not the one cooking. I’ll at least make  an effort to lend a hand and crack some jokes.

What kind of food do you like to cook?
I don’t cook everyday but when I  do, I get down to business. BBQ is the easiest as you can prep in advance, and  the only thing you got to do is just grill, flip, grill some ore, and eat.

Favourite dish
I like making rustic homemade pizzas from scratch, and throwing random BBQ parties.

 

 

RECIPE: Crispy Chicken Wings with Flavour Bomb
Marinade

A plate of finger licking chicken wings is a simple, self-contained meal in itself. This dead-easy spicy BBQ recipe is a real showstopper, and don’t forget to rehydrate yourself with plenty of chilled beer. The secret is in the spice blend, a flavour-bomb, that includes red chili powder, garlic powder, pepper, and if you can get some – dried orange peel; the later will add a touch of Asian exoticness.

Ingredients:Chicken Sexy 2

Sesame oil: ½ cup
Spice blend: 4 tbsp
Soya sauce: ¼ cup
Salt: 2 tbsp
Chicken wings: 1 kg

Method:

•Whisk sesame oil, spice blend, soya sauce and salt in a bowl, and transfer the marinade into a large container.
• Slop the wings in the marinade. Cover with a lid and leave the container in your fridge for at least two hours.
• Set the grill on high heat. Let the grill warm up for at least 10 minutes.
• Throw on the wings. Grill for about 10 minutes, flipping every minute while brushing on extra marinade. Cook the wings until dark and the juices run clear when the chicken is pierced with a skewer.

TIP: If you’re looking to serve tasty, tender wings, marinate overnight and bring them to room temperature before grilling.

ENJOY! And remember to save some for everyone else!


Avash KarmacharyaAvash Karmacharya is an independent photographer and a poet,
has a career in communications, and a knack for making almost
anything mundane exciting just by adding sugar and spice.

What is more satisfying cooking or eating?

This is a very tough question to answer for you need to eat to understand the taste and to cook better. Having said that, I would still prefer cooking over eating for it’s such a gratifying feeling to see people enjoy the food you serve them.

What kind of food do you like to cook?

I often enjoy becoming experimental with my cooking. Meaning, if I am cooking a continental cuisine, I want to try blend in some Asian spices to see how the fusion goes. I do cook the day-to-day Nepali meal as well. Other than that, I love indulging myself in Continental, Mughlai and Korean cuisines.

Favourite dish

Considering that I love to experiment with various cuisines from diverse cultures, it is tough to pick one dish to claim it as my favourite. While I absolutely love Mughal delicacies – their juicy kebabs, rumali roti and rich curries, I love Thai and Korean cuisine too.

STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST WITH STEAMED RICE

Ingredients:

Chicken Breast
Minced chicken: 200 gramsjhuse teel ingre
Chopped onion: 100 grams
Salt: 1 tbsp
Cumin powder: 1 tbsp
Coriander powder: 1 tbsp
Chili powder: ½ tbsp
Turmeric powder: ¼ tbsp
Ginger-garlic paste: 1 big tbsp
Meat masala: ½ tbsp
Soybean or olive oil: ½ small cup
Rice: one bowl
Pepper: a pinch
Hing: a pinch
Tomato: 100 grams
Timur powder: a pinch
Coriander leaves: ½ a bunch

Method:

• Slice the chicken breast into a flat shape
• In a separate bowl put the minced meat
and add all the spices mentioned above other than oil
• Mash properly the minced meat
• Heat a non-stick frying pan, add the oil and fry the minced meat until it turns hash brown on medium heat
• Take out the minced meat and wrap and roll it in the raw chicken breast
• Tie the roll with a thin string so that the minced meat does not come out
• In another frying pan heat 5 tbsp oil
• Add a pinch of salt, pepper and turmeric powder to the outer coat of the breast for the external taste of it
• Fry the breast for 25-30 minutes