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25 August, 2013

Mutton Keshri Biryani

25 August, 2013

Biryani is one of my all-time favourite one-pot meals. They don't take much effort to be made, and they taste great. Plus, you don't have to think about what side-dishes to be made. It can be had just with a bowl of raita and salad. Yesterday, I made keshri biryani as some of my college friends were coming over. Even though, I'm not a big fan of the red meat, the biryani tastes much better with mutton in it. So, do try it at home! I'm sure you'll love it! :D



Ingredients:

  • Mutton - 500 gms
  • Basmati rice - 2 cups
  • Water - 3 cups
  • Ghee - 50 gms
  • Onion - 2 (finely sliced)
  • Ginger garlic paste - 2 tbsp
  • Green papaya - 100 gms
  • Curd - 100 gms
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tbsp
  • Javitri/mace - 1 gm
  • Green cardamom- 8-10
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Saffron/ Zafran - 5-6 flakes
  • Keora water - 2 tbsp
  • Sugar - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Raisins - 1/4 cup(soaked)
  • Cashew nuts - 1/4 cup (halved)
  • Grapes - 50 gms
  • Diced apples - 1/2 cup

Method:

  1. Wash and drain mutton.  Pierce with a fork and marinate with ghee(50 gms), salt, grated onion, ginger garlic paste, grated green papaya, red chilli powder and garam masala for 3-4 hrs.
  2. Put 50 gms ghee in a cooking pan and when warm, add sugar. When it turns light brown, add javitri, green cardamom and saffron.
  3. Saute a little and add the marinated mutton. Cover and cook till enough water comes out.
  4. Add rice, keora water and 3 cups of water to boil. Pressure cook upto 2 whistles and then turn off the heat. Once pressure is off, remove the lid. Finish with adding a tablespoon of ghee from the top. Garnish with raisins, cashewnuts,grapes and apple.
  5. Serve hot with raita and salad. N'Joy!!

29 June, 2013

Chicken Stew

29 June, 2013

Chicken stew is a really healthy and delicious dish. My family loves it for its simple, yet wonderful taste. Loaded with the goodness of healthy veggies and heavenly chicken, this meal is very filling and you all are sure to like it. Kids also will love this stew very much-I'm sure. Do try this dish at home and hope you enjoy it as much as I did! (And don't forget to comment or subscribe! Njoy!)

Chicken Stew


Ingredients:

  • Chicken - 1/2 kg
  • Unsalted butter - 2 tbsp
  • Onion - 1 (sliced)
  • Garlic - 5-6 cloves (crushed)
  • Potato - 1 (diced)
  • Carrot - 1 (diced)
  • French beans - 7-8 (cut into 1" pieces)
  • Whole wheat flour /atta - 1 tbsp
  • Milk - 1/2 cup 
  • Chicken stock - 2cups
  • Black pepper powder - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Heat unsalted butter in a pan. To it add the sliced onion, crushed garlic, potato, carrot and saute for 4-5 mins on high flame. 
  2. Add whole wheat flour to the vegetables and saute for a minute. Next add the chicken pieces,salt and again saute for 8- 10 mins.
  3. Add chicken stock and pepper powder and bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 3-4 mins.
  4. Remove the lid and add the french beans, mix nicely and cook. Add milk, pepper powder and cook covered on medium flame for 7-8 mins.
  5. Serve hot with garlic bread / toast. Enjoy!!!
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28 May, 2013

Chicken Fried Rice

28 May, 2013

Chicken Fried Rice

One of my favorite rice recipes is Chinese fried rice. It is so delicious,simple and quick that I can't resist myself and end up making it  twice or thrice a week for lunch and dinner. This is a great way of using left over rice. My hubby loves this too. We make vegetable fried rice, egg fried rice,  and sometimes even mixed fried rice with prawn, egg and chicken. However, I am giving the recipe of chicken fried rice. Hope you like it! (And don't forget to comment or subscribe! Njoy!)

Chicken Fried Rice

Ingredients:


  • Cooked rice - 3 cups
  • Boneless chicken - 1/2 kg
  • Eggs - 2
  • Soya sauce- 3 tsp
  • Vinegar- 1 tsp
  • Oyster sauce - 2 tsp
  • Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Onion - 1 (chopped)
  • Garlic - 3 pods (crushed)
  • Chopped veggies - 1/2 cup (carrot, beans)
  • Spring onions 
  • Oil - 3 tsp

Method:


  1. Cut chicken into bite size pieces. to it add vinegar, soya sauce and pepper powder. Pour some oil in a pan and stir fry the chicken pieces till it gets fully cooked. Drain on paper towel.
  2. Beat eggs, fry in oil and scramble. Keep aside.
  3. Add 2 tsp of oil in a pan and stir fry chopped onion and crushed garlic for few seconds. Then add the chopped veggies and stir fry till they turn tender.
  4. Now add the cooked rice and stir fry for a few mins. Add soy sauce, oyster sauce and pepper powder to the rice.
  5. Add the scrambled eggs and chicken pieces and mix well.
  6. Fried rice is ready to be served garnished with chopped spring onions. N'Joy!!



03 April, 2013

Hot & Sour Chicken Noodle Soup

03 April, 2013

Hot & Sour Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is a simple yet hearty meal in itself. I usually fill up my tummy with just the soup. It has Carbs in the form of Noodles, Proteins in the form of Chicken, Vitamins and Minerals from  the colourful Veggies and lots of flavour from the garlic, the sauces and stock. It was my daughter's idea to add a simple twist to the flavor-making the stock hot and sour. The slight change brought out an immense change in the flavor of the chicken noodle soup. It was awesome! So, do try it out! (And don't forget to comment or subscribe!! Njoy!!)

Hot & Sour Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients:


  • Chicken- 200 gm.
  • Chicken stock- 4 cups
  • Egg/Vegetable noodles- 1 packet
  • Soya sauce- 1 tbsp.
  • Vinegar- 1 tbsp.
  • Red chilli paste- 1 tsp.
  • Cornflour- 2 tbsp.
  • Ajinomoto- 1/2 tsp. (Optional)
  • Vegetables(Carrot, onion, beans, cabbage)- 2 cups(Cut into small pieces)
  • Parsley- For sprinkling
  • Spring onion- 1 stalk (Chopped finely)
  • Water-2 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar- 1 tsp.
  • Oil- 2 tbsp.

Method:

1. Bring a small pan of water to boil and cook the noodles. Drain under cool running water and drizzle some oil to prevent them from sticking.
2. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan. Add garlic and stir. 
3. Next add the shredded cabbage, onion , beans, carrot and the shredded chicken. Saute for a minute.
4. Add the chicken stock. To it add, soya sauce, vinegar, chilli paste, salt, pepper and ajinimoto to the stock.  Stir and give it a boil.
5. Mix cornflour with 1/2 cup water and add to the soup. Boil the mixture. 
6. Cook on low flame for 4-5 mins. till the soup thickens and the raw smell of cornflour disappears.
7. Next I plated the noodles on the dish and serve the hot and sour soup on top of the noodles. You can even mix the noodles with the soup. But it was my daughter's idea of spreading the soup over the noodles. 
8. Serve hot garnished with spring onions.


13 March, 2013

Peas Pulao In Microwave

13 March, 2013

Peas Pulao In Microwave

In today's generation no one has the time to make a complicated dish. Everyone tries to make their cooking time short and hassle-free.Everyone's helping hand is the microwave. I love making dishes in the microwave as they are easy and take much less time. So, I made this easy one-pot meal-Peas pulao. Fresh green peas in fragrant rice is one of my family's favourite dishes accompanied by some non-veg./veg. gravy and raita. Hope you like it!! Note: Making peas pulao in microwave helps to retain the green colour and crunchiness of the peas. (And don't forget to comment or subscribe!!Njoy!!)      
          
Peas Pulao In Microwave

Ingredients:


  • Basmati Rice / Long grain rice - 1 cup
  • Green peas - 3/4 cup
  • Onion - 1/2 cup (finely chopped)
  • Ghee / clarified butter - 4 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds (jeera) - 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon - 4 sticks
  • Cloves - 4
  • Bay leaves - 2
  • Green chillies - 3(chopped)
  • Salt and sugar - to taste

Method:

1. Put ghee  in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 20 secs.
2. Add cumin seeds, cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves, chopped onions and green chillies. Mix them and microwave for 1 min.
3. Now add the cleaned and washed rice, green peas, salt, sugar and 1 3/4 cups of water and mix well.
Microwave covered for 15 mins at 100% power.
4. Stir the pulao in between with a fork.
5. Serve hot immediately with potato curry/ any chicken gravy .


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