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Showing posts with label Main course. Show all posts

Monday, March 13, 2017

PINDI CHANNE / PINDI CHICKPEA


HOLI SPECIAL - PINDI CHANNE

INGREDIENTS:
1) 500 gms Channe or Chickpeas
2) 2 Onions puree
3) 2 Tomato Puree
4) 2 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic paste
5) 2 Tablespoon oil
6) 1 Teaspoon coriander
7) 1 Teaspoon Dry Mango Powder
8) 1 Teaspoon turmeric Powder
9) 1/2 Teaspoon Pomegranate seeds
10) 1 Teaspoon Jeera/Cumin powder
11) 4-5 Dry red chillies
12) 4-5 Cardamom Seeds
13) 2 Cloves
14) A pinch of Nutmeg
15) Salt to taste
16) Coriander for garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 1 hour 40 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Wash chickpeas and soak them in hot water for 1 hour **
* Pressure cook them to get 3 whistles or cook till they are soft
* Chop and puree onions and tomatoes separately, keep aside
* In a pan dry roast cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, dry red chillies
* Grind the roasted masalas and pomegranate seeds, keep it aside
* In a Pressure cooker heat oil and add onion paste, ginger garlic paste
* Saute the paste till onions dry and turn brown
* Add tomato paste and turmeric powder, saute well till it dries up
* Add the coriander, cumin, Dry mango and roasted grinded masala
* Add little water to get more flavour out of the dry ingredients
* Cook the masala till dry and starts sticking to the cooker
* Add the boiled Chick peas and water in which it was boiled in, mix and cook further
* Add more water if you require more gravy to eat with rice/couscous
* You can reduce water once it is cooked to have it with nan/parathas or simply as chaat
* Give 2-3 cooker whistles or cook till masalas have been incorporated in chick peas
* Cook till you can crush chickpea between your fingers easily
* Serve and garnish with fresh coriander

** Soaking chickpeas in hot water speeds the process of soaking water - Dont need to leave it overnight



Wednesday, March 8, 2017

PAN FRIED SALMON WITH ONION JEERA RICE


INGREDIENTS:
1) 500 gms Salmon fillets
2) 2 Cups of Rice
3) 2 Onions
4) 250 gms Beans
5) 2 Green Chillies
6) 1 Teaspoon Jeera/Cumin seeds
7) 1/4 Teaspoon Red chilly powder
8) Salt to taste
9) Black pepper to taste
10) 1/2 Lemon Juice
11) Few Roasted Peanuts
12) 2 Tablespoon oil

PREPARATION TIME : 20 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Marinate the fish in salt, pepper and lemon juice. Leave for an hour
* Wash and cook rice till done, drain water and keep aside
* In a pan, heat oil and crackle jeera seeds
* Saute chopped Onions and green Chillies
* Add Rice and mix well, saute for a minute and keep aside
* In another pan heat oil, put fish fillet skin down first
* Sprinkle red chilly powder, cook for 5 minutes on each side
* When fish is done take it out, put beans in the same pan and leftover oil
* Add salt and pepper to beans and saute till they are soft
* All three elements done, time to plate up
* Serve rice on plate with salmon fillet and beans on the side
* Sprinkle some peanuts and fresh coriander seeds


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

ALOO PALAK / POTATOES WITH SPINACH


INGREDIENTS:
1) 5-6 Potatoes
2) 1 Bunch Spinach
3) 2 Tablespoon oil
4) 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera seeds
5) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
6) 1/2 Teaspoon Red chilly Powder
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
8) 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera Powder
9) Salt to taste
10) 1-2 Fresh Green chilly
11) Fresh coriander to garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Wash the spinach leaves and chop it very finely, keep aside
* Peel and wash the potatoes, cut them in small cubes
* In a wok, heat oil and crackle jeera/cumin seeds
* Add Turmeric powder and potatoes, mix well and let it cook
* Cook the potatoes till almost soft, or the sides get a brown color
* Add chopped spinach, green chilly(cut lenght wise) and mix well
* Cook till spinach reduces and changes color
* Add Coriander, red chilly, jeera powder, salt and mix well
* Further cook for 2-3 minutes and its done
* Serve hot with parathas, naan, or chapatis, garnish with fresh coriander


Friday, February 10, 2017

BROCCOLI GARLIC RICE


INGREDIENTS:
1) 2 Cups Rice or leftover cooked rice
2) 1 Broccoli
3) 4-5 Garlic Cloves Chopped
4) 1-2 Onion
5) Salt to taste
6) Black pepper to taste
7) 1 Tablespoon Clarified Butter/Ghee
8) 2-3 Eggs

PREPARATION TIME: 30 minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Cook the rice in 5 times water and salt, when cooked drain water and keep aside
* Wash and Chop the broccoli very finely and keep aside
* Finely chop garlic cloves and onions too
* In a wok heat up butter, add in the garlic and saute for few seconds
* Add onions and saute till onions turn translucent
* Add in chopped broccoli and mix well, let the broccoli cook for a few minutes
* Add in Cooked rice or leftover rice and mix well till everything turns green
* Sprinkle salt and black pepper according to ur taste
* Prepare a sunny side up egg for each member
* Serve the rice hot with sunny side up on the bed of broccoli rice



Friday, January 13, 2017

DOLI KI ROTI



This is a very special long lost recipe from the north of India. I always enjoyed it at my grandmom's house, but as the name suggests sometimes it used to come from other sources too! Its always called "DOLI aayi hai" as the house that prepares it makes sure relatives and friends receive the fried rotis or the basic masala mix. The house which receives masala mix again makes a whole lot of rotis and distributes them. During the time its prepared the aroma of the homemade traditional yeast and frying of wheat just makes it irresistable. It can be prepared plain or a filling of chana daal can be added! Try this long lost multani/punjabi recipe! #Longlostrecipe

INGREDIENTS:
1) 2 Tablespoons KhasKhas/Poppy Seeds
2) 3 Pieces Dalchini/Cinnamon
3) 10 Nos cloves/Long
4) 1 Nos Jaifal/Nutmeg
5) 5 Black ELaichi/Cardomom
6) 3 Tablespoon Chana daal/yellow split lentil
7) 2 Glass of Water
8) 3 Kg Wheat Flour
9) 2 Tablespoons Sugar
10) Salt to taste

PREPARATION TIME: 2 days

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a muslin cloth, add khuskhus, dalchini, cloves, jaifal, elaichi, and Chana Daal
* Tie the cloth securely,to make a potli and keep aside
* Boil water in a pan and add the potli, Let it boil for 4-5 minutes
* Take the pan off the gas and wrap it up in a blanket
* Check pan next day same time, If bubbles are there then heat lightly
* Add in half(1/2) Kg of Wheat flour and mix till a pakoda batter consistency
* Cover again with blanket and keep aside
* Within 2- 3 hours the batter with ferment, and now the basic mix is ready
* Add Rest of the wheat flour and mix well with help of warm water
* Add Sugar and Salt according to taste, mix well and cover
* After 2- 3 Hours the mix will ferment
* Spread a plastic sheets on table or foils on counter tops
* Roll out Rotis or chapatis by hand around 6" in diameter and put them on sheet
* Roll out the whole dough and put the rotis on sheet and cover them
* After leaving for 2-3 hours these rotis ferment and swell up
* Take each roti and fry and cool on wire rack
* Store them in fridge till 15 days, Heat when you take out
* Have it as snack, as breakfast, with tea or in any meal with Mango Pickle

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

SPICY POTATO STIR FRY/ MASALEDAAR SUKHE ALOO


INGREDIENTS:
1) 4-6 Potatoes boiled
2) 1/2 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
3) 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin/Jeera Seeds
4) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
5) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
6) 1/2 Teaspoon Dry Mango Powder
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
8) 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
9) 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Powder
10) A Pinch Asafoetida
11) Salt to taste
12) 2 Tablespoon Mustard Oil
13) Fresh Coriander Leaves for Garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* peel and Cut the boiled potatoes into cubes and keep aside
* In a wok, heat oil and crackle cumin and mustard seeds
* Add Asafoetida and turmeric powder and mix well
* Add in potato cubes and mix well
* Add salt, red chilly, garam masala, coriander, cumin and dry mango powder and mix well
* Cover and cook for a minute or two till potatoes soak in all the flavours
* Take out in a serving bowl and garnish with fresh coriander and green chillies



Sunday, October 30, 2016

ALOO POORI - DIWALI SPECIAL



ALOO KI SABZI
INGREDIENTS:
1) 500gms Potatoes
2) 2 Tablespoon Oil
3) 1/2 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
4) Pinch of Asafoetida
5) 3-4 Green Chillies
6) 3 Tomatoes Chopped
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric
8) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
9) Few Methi/Fenugreek Seeds
10) Salt to taste
11) 1 Teaspoon Dry Mango Powder
12) Fresh Green Coriander to garnish

POORI
INGREDIENTS:
1) 1/2 Kg Whole wheat Flour
2) Salt to taste
3) 3 Teaspoon Oil
4) Water to Knead the flour

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
ALOO KI SABZI
* Boil the potatoes, Peel them and Mash them roughly when cooled
* In a wok, Heat the oil, crackle some Methi seeds and mustard seeds
* Add Asafoetida and green chillies and saute for a minute
* Add Tomatoes and Salt, saute till soft
* Add Turmeric and Red chilly powder, saute till masala leaves oil
* Add Mashed potatoes to the tomato masala, mix well and add 2 cups of water
* Cover and let it cook for few minutes, finally add dry mango powder
* Serve hot with fresh coriander as garnish
POORI
* In a plate, take out flour and add salt, mix well
* Add little oil, and knead into a soft dough with water
* Heat oil in a wok
* Take little dough and roll it out into rounds of 4 inch diameter
* Fry the rolled out dough in the heated oil
* Fry both sides, let the poori puff
* When golden brown in color, drain out oil
* Keep the Pooris on kitchen towel to drain out excess oil
* Serve hot with hot Aloo ki sabzi
* Serve with sliced onions, pickles and lemon wedges


Thursday, October 6, 2016

SPROUTS KI SABZI


INGREDIENTS:
1) 200 gms Black Chana Sprouts
2) 100 gms Green Moong Sprouts
3) 1 Onion Chopped
4) 2 Tamotoes Chopped
5) 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera/Cumin seeds
6) 1 Tablespoon Oil
7) A Pinch of Asafoetida
8) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric
9) Salt to taste
10) Black Pepper to taste
11) Red Chilly Powder to taste
12) 1/2 Teaspoon Dry Mango Powder
13) Fresh Coriander Chopped
14) 1/2 Lemon Juice (Optional)

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a pan or pressure cooker, boil water and add turmeric and little salt.
* Add sprouts and let it boil till soft. When done drain and let it cool
* In a pan, heat oil and crackle some jeera seeds and asafoetida
* Add Chopped onions and saute a little till onions turn translucent
* Add red chilly, mix and after a minute add chopped tomatoes
* Add little salt and mix, saute till tomatoes get soft
* Add sprouts and little water and let it cook
* Add black pepper, dry mango powder and adjust salt
* Serve hot with fresh coriander leaves and lemon juice as garnish
* Can be served with puris, paranthas, kulchas or even as a filing in Golgappas


Sunday, September 25, 2016

STEAM AJWAIN FISH


INGREDIENTS:
1) 250 gms Single bone fish(Seer/Pomfret etc)
2) 1 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic paste
3) 2 Green Chilli Slit
4) 1 Lemon Juice
5) 1/2 Teaspoon Ajwain/Carom seeds
6) Salt to taste
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric
8) Black Pepper Powder to taste
9) 1 Cup Mixed Vegetables
10) Fresh Coriander Leaves for garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 6 Hours

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a bowl keep the washed and cleaned fish, slit the fish
* Add ginger garlic paste, ajwain, salt, pepper, turmeric and lemon juice
* Rub it on the fish till completely covered with marination
* Keep the slit green chillies in the slits of fish
* Keep in refrigeration for 5 hours for marinate
* Heat the steamer or a vessel with lid with 3 cups of water
* Put the fish in a foil packet and keep the packet in the steamer
* Add the vegetables too in the steamer for steaming
* After 30 mins fish is done
* Serve hot, garnished with fresh coriander and lemon wedge

Saturday, August 20, 2016

METHI MALAI PANEER



INGREDIENTS:
1) 250 gms Paneer/Cottage Cheese
2) 2 Onions
3) 2 Tomatoes
4) 1 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
5) 1/2 Cup Cream
6) 1/4 Cup Kasoori Methi/Dried Fenugreek
7) 2 Tablespoon oil
8) 1/4 teaspoon Cumin/Jeera seeds
9) A pinch of Methi seeds/fenugreek seeds
10) Few Peppercorns
11) 1/4 Teaspoon Fennel seeds
12) Fresh coriander for garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a dry pan, dry roast fennel, cumin seeds, methi seeds and peppercorns
* Grind them after roasting into fine powder, keep aside for later use
* Make a paste of onions and tomatoes seperately
* In a pan, heat up oil and add onion paste, saute till color turns brown
* Add Ginger garlic paste, and saute for few minutes
* Add tomato paste and cook till it starts to stick on the bottom
* Add dried roasted seeds powder and a little water and let it cook to a boil
* Add paneer cubes and dried fenugreek and let it cook
* Pour in malai to get a rich flavour and creamy texture
* Cook till the gravy thickens, take off heat
* Serve hot and garnish well with fresh coriander


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

PRAWN MALAI CURRY



INGREDIENTS:
1) 500gms uncooked de-veined Jumbo/King Prawns/Shrimps/Chingri
2) 200 ml Coconut Milk
3) 1/2 Cup fresh grated coconut
4) 2 Onion finely Chopped
5) 2 Teaspoon Ginger paste
6) 2 green cardamoms
7) 2" Cinnamon sticks
8) 1 Tej patta/Bay Leaf
9) 1 Teaspoon Sugar
10) 1 Teaspoon Turmeric
11) 1 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
12) 1 Teaspoon Panchforan seeds(Cumin, mustard, fenugreek, nigella and fennel)
13) 1 cup water
14) Salt to taste
15) 2 Tablespoon Mustard Oil
16) 2 Potatoes chopped in big chunks
17) 2 Green Chillies
18) Fresh coriander for garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 45 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Wash the prawns clean and keep it in a bowl
* Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, little salt and red chilly powder and keep aside for 20 minutes
* In a pan heat up mustard oil and crackle cardamom, cinnamon, and bay leaf
* Add ginger paste and saute for a minute before adding onions
* Cook till the onions get translucent and oil is seperated
* Add in green chillies, potatoes, salt and sugar, cook for a minute
* Sprinkle Turmeric, and red chilly powder and let it cook
* Pour Coconut milk, mix well and let it come to a boil on medium heat
* Let it cook till the gravy turns a little thick
* Meanwhile in a seperate pan, heat 1 teaspoon oil and crackle panchforan
* Immediately add a cup of water and let it come to a boil
* Add the prawns and fresh grated coconut, let it cook till they r pink in color and curled up
* Once done add prawns and little water to the coconut gravy
* Cook on simmer for 5-6 minutes till prawns and potatoes are soft
* Serve hot with boiled rice, garnished with fresh coriander



Saturday, July 23, 2016

ROASTED TOMATO CHUTNEY WITH INSTANT DOSA



INGREDIENTS:
FOR CHUTNEY:
1) 4 Tomatoes
2) 1 Onion Chopped
3) 5-6 Garlic Cloves
4) 1 Tablespoon Yellow Moong Daal
5) 2 Dried red chillies
6) 1 Tablespoon oil
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Mustard seeds
8) 5-6 sticks dried tamarind
9) Salt to taste
10) A pinch of asafoetida

FOR DOSA:
1) 1 Cup Maida
2) 1/2 Cup Besan
3) 1 Cup Suji/Rava
4) 1 Cup Rice Atta
5) Salt to taste
6) Water to mix

PREPARATION TIME: 50 minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
CHUTNEY
* Wash the tomatoes and keep them on the fire to roast them
* Roasting them gives a nice flavours and removes the skin easily
* Remove the tomato skin and roughly chop them, keep aside
* In a small wok, heat oil, crackle mustard seeds, dried red chillies and moong daal
* Add in asafoetida and garlic cloves and let it cook for a minute
* Add chopped onions and salt and saute till onions turn translucent
* Add tomatoes and red chilly powder and further cook till tomatoes get soft
* Take off heat and let it cool till room temperature
* Add in tamarind and put in mixer jar to grind it into a paste or chutney
* Serve fresh with dosas or idlis

INSTANT DOSAS
* In a bowl mix maida, suji, besan, and rice atta
* Add in salt according to taste
* Add little by little water and keep mixing till it forms a batter
* Rest the batter for 20- 30 minutes
* Add little water if batter feels thick
* On a hot flat tawa apply oil and pour a laddle of batter on it
* spread the batter on tawa evenly and let it cook
* Sprinkle oil and turn the the dosa to cook it other side
* Turn again and fold and serve hot with chutney


Sunday, July 3, 2016

BESAN KE CHILLE KI SABZI



INGREDIENTS:
FOR CHILLAS:
1) 6 Tablespoons Besan
2) 1 Teaspoon Jeera Powder
3) 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
4) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
5) Salt to taste
6) Water to make batter
7) Oil to make the chillas

FOR GRAVY:
1) 2 Onions Chopped
2) 2 Tomatoes Chopped
3) 2 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
4) 1 Green Chilly
5) 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
6) 1/2 Teaspoon Garam masala
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
8) 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera Powder
9) 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
10) 1/2 Teaspoon Panch Phoran seeds
11) 2 Tablespoon Oil
12) 2 Bay Leaves
13) Salt to taste
14) Fresh Coriander for garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 40 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a bowl take besan, add little by little water and mix it thoroughly to make a batter
* Add Jeera Powder, Garam Masala, Red Chilly, salt and mix it well
* Heat up tawa or flat griddle, apply a little oil and pour a ladle of besan batter
* Spread the batter in circles evenly on the tawa, let it cook
* Sprinkle little oil on the surface facing up and then flip it over to cook other side
* Once both sides cooked, take it off the tawa and roll it and keep aside
* Make a paste of onions with green chillies and keep aside
* Make a paste of chopped tomatoes and keep aside
* In a wok heat up oil, crackle panch phoran seeds, Bay leaves and add in onion paste
* Saute till onion paste turns brown in color and starts leaving oil
* Add in Ginger Garlic paste and tomato paste and saute till it thickens
* Add in turmeric, red chilly, salt, coriander powder, jeera powder, coriander powder, mix well
* Saute for few minutes till the masalas relieve their flavours
* Add in water and let it boil for few minutes till gravy is done
* Cut the chillas in slices or break apart in pieces and put them in gravy
* Serve hot as the chillas will soak up all the water nd will become soggy
* To avoid chillas becoming soggy, you can fry the chillas
* I like the chillas to become soggy
* Its a one pot dish, serve with fresh coriander as garnish
* Can be eaten with parathas or kori rotis

Saturday, June 25, 2016

CRISPY KUNDRU KI SABZI



Kundru is easily available in market and is very easy to prepare. It does not require too much of preparation
It is full of beta carotene and is very healthy for people suffering from diabetics and sugar.
There are many recipes available for kundru on internet but I prepare in a simple manner with less ingredients

INGREDIENTS:
1) 500gms Kundru/Tindori
2) 1 Onion Chopped
3) 1 Tomato Chopped
4) 1 Teaspoon Rai/Mustard seeds
5) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric
6) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera Powder
8) Salt to taste
9) 2 Tablespoon Mustard Oil
10) 1 Teaspoon Tamarind paste

PREPARATION TIME: 20 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Wash and cut the tindori or kundru in round slices
* Chop Onions and tomatoes and keep aside
* In a wok, heat mustard oil till it starts to smoke
* Crackle mustard seeds and add in turmeric powder
* Add in sliced Kundru, mix and let it cook for 8-10 minutes
* Add Chopped onions and tomatoes and mix well
* Cook till onions become translucent
* Add in salt, red chilly, jeera powder and tamarind paste
* Give it a good mix and sprinkle a little water
* Cook for further 5-6 minutes till done
* Serve kundru ki sabzi hot, garnished with coriander leaves


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

HONEY PANEER WITH BEANS



INGREDIENTS:
1) 500gms Paneer/Indian Cottage Cheese
2) 2 Cups Trimmed Beans
3) 2 Onions Chopped
4) 2 Tomatoes Chopped
5) 1 Teaspoon Ginger Paste
6) 1 Teaspoon Garlic Paste
7) 2 Tablespoon Oil
8) 1 Teaspoon Coriander powder
9) 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
10) 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera Powder
11) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
12) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
13) Salt to taste
14) 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera Seeds
15) 1 Tablespoon Honey
16) A Pinch of Asafoetida

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Wash and cut the trimmed beans into an inch lenghts
* Cut the paneer in cubes and keep aside
* In a wok, heat up oil and crackle jeera seeds and asafoetida
* Add Onions and turmeric, saute till onions go soft
* Add Ginger and garlic paste and saute till the mix turns brown
* Add honey and little water and mix everything
* Add garam masala, coriander powder, jeera powder, and red chilly
* Add Tomato puree and let it cook for few minutes
* Add the beans and cook till beans get soft
* Finally add in paneer and give it a boil
* Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot


EGG CURRY / ANDA CURRY



INGREDIENTS:
1) 4 - 6 Hard Boiled n Deshelled Eggs
2) 2 Onions (Paste form)
3) 2 Tomatoes (Paste form)
4) 1 Tablespoon Ginger-Garlic Paste
5) Salt to taste
6) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli powder
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric powder
8) 1/4 Teaspoon Garam Masala
9) 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
10) 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera Seeds
11) 1 Tablespoon oil
12) Few Coriander leaves chopped for serving

PREPARATION TIME : 15 Mins

HOW TO PREPARE :
* Heat oil in a pan and add jeera seeds when it crackles then
* Add Ginger-Garlic paste, when it turns its color a bit then
* Add Onion paste, When paste turns golden brown then
* Add Tomato paste, when paste gets dry and leaves oil, then
* Add all the dry masalas(Coriander, garam masala, tumeric, Red Chilli and salt)
* Add water to make gravy of consistency of your choice
* Simmer & Boil the gravy 5-10 mins,Let water absorb all flavours of the masala
* Finally Add Boiled Eggs( Cut in half)
* Serve and decorate with Coriander Leaves.


Prepare this my style and have a yummy main dish for dinner or lunch!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

CHICKEN KHURCHAN WITH RICE



INGREDIENTS:
1) 2 Cups Rice
2) 1 Kg skinless Chicken
3) 2 Onions Chopped
4) 1 Capsicum Chopped
5) 1 Cup Tomato Puree
6) 2 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
7) 1 Teaspoon Jeera
8) 3-4 Cardamom/Elaichi
9) 1 Bay Leaf
10) 3-4 Cloves
11) 1" Cinnamon Stick
12) 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
13) 1 Teaspoon Coriander powder
14) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilly powder
15) 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
16) 1 Teaspoon Kasoori Methi
17) 1 Lemon Juice
18) 1 Teaspoon Ginger Julienne
19) Salt to taste
20) Black Pepper to Taste
21) 2 Tablespoon Oil
22) Coriander Leaves for Garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 45 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Wash rice and soak it in water for 15 minutes
* In a Pot, boil water and add the rice with some jeera seeds and let it cook
* When done, drain excess water and serve hot rice, sprinkle some garam masala on it
* Wash the chicken and keep it in the strainer to remove excess water
* In a wok, Add oil and crackle Cloves, Elaichi, bay Leaves, and Cinnamon sticks
* Add Ginger Garlic paste and mix well
* Immediately add Chopped onions and let it saute for a few minutes
* When it starts sticking to bottom add 1/2 cup of water and cook further for 2 minutes
* Add Chicken Pieces and saute till chicken changes color to pale pink
* Add Salt, red chilly powder, garam masala, coriander powder, turmeric and black pepper
* Add Tomato puree and a cup of water and let it cook for 5 minutes
* Add chopped capsicum and Kasoori methi, mix well, cook till chicken is done
* Check if there is enough gravy else add a little water and give it a boil
* Pour in lemon juice and further cook for 2 minutes
* Serve hot, Garnish with coriander leaves and ginger julienne



Friday, April 29, 2016

CURD RICE


Curd rice or Dahi Chawal is a simple delicacy from south India. Mainly taken as part of a meal, but its a comfort food in itself.
Easy preparation and is loved by kids, bachelors, and ready to go meals!
Its very popular among the south states of Andhra Pradesh, Kerela, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Its a savoury dish as compared to the sweet dahi chawal of north India!

INGREDIENTS:
1) 2 Cups Cooked/Leftover Rice
2) 2 Cups Curd/Yogurt/Dahi
3) 1/2 Cup Grated carrots
4) 1/2 Cup Grated Broccoli
5) 1/4 Cup Grated Ginger
6) Few Curry Leaves
7) 2-3 Green Chillis
8) 2 Tablespoon Oil
9) A Pinch of Asafoetida
10) 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
11) Salt to taste
12) Black Pepper/Red Chilly to taste
13) Pickle and coriander leaves for garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a Pan heat oil, add Asafoetida and crackle mustard seeds
* Add Curry leaves, Grated Ginger and green chillies, saute for a minute
* Add Broccoli and carrots, saute at low heat till carrots get soft
* Add rice and mix well, Keep aside to cool it
* In a separate bowl beat the curd and add salt and pepper
* Mix the salted curd with the rice into a thick paste like consistency
* If needed take more curd or simply add a little water
* Garnish with coriander leaves and serve chilled/room temperature with a pickle
* Any kind of rice can be used in this recipe


Sunday, March 6, 2016

COLLARD SAAG WITH PEAS



INGREDIENTS:
1) 1 Bunch Collard Leaves/English Greens
2) 1 Bunch Spinach Leaves
3) 1/2 Cup Cabbage Chopped
4) 1-2 Green Chillies
5) 1 Tablespoon Besan/Chickpea Flour
6) 2 Tablespoon Ghee/Clarified Butter
7) 1 Teaspoon Jeera Seeds
8) 1" Cinnamon Stick
9) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric powder
10) 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala
11) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
12) Salt to taste
13) 1 Cup Onion Chopped
14) 2 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
15) 1 Cup Tomatoes Chopped
16) 1 Cup Peas

PREPARATION TIME: 30 minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a pan heat 1 cup of water and add washed spinach, collard and cabbage
* Cook for 15 minutes till they get soft and mushy, Let it cool
* Put it in a mixer, add green chillies and make a paste
* Add besan/Chickpea flour to the green paste, mix well and keep aside
* In a Wok, heat ghee and add cinnamon and jeera, let it crackle
* Add Chopped Onions and saute for a minute before adding ginger garlic paste
* Saute for few minutes before adding chopped tomatoes
* Add Turmeric, Garam masala, Salt and red chilly powder and cook for 5-6 minutes
* Finally add the peas and green paste made earlier, mix well
* Cook for 15 minutes till water evaporates and leaves a thick paste
* Consistency can be checked, if paste leaves a thick coating on the spatula
* Serve hot with missi rotis, or missi parathas, nans or plain parathas
* Garnish with a tablespoon of ghee


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

CHICKPEAS AND CHICKEN HOTPOT



INGREDIENTS:
1) 2 Chicken Breasts
2) 2 Cups Chickpeas
3) 2 BayLeaves
4) 4-5 Black Peppercones
5) 1" Cinnamon Stick
6) 2-3 Green Cardamoms
7) 2-3 Cloves
8) 1 Teaspoon Turmeric
9) 2 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
10) 1 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
11) 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala
12) Salt to taste
13) 2 Onions Chopped
14) 2 Tomatoes Chopped
15) 2 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic paste
16) 2 Green Chillies
17) Coriander and lemon wedges for garnish
18) 4 Tablespoon oil

PREPARATION TIME: 45 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Soak the chickpeas in hot water for 3-4 hours
* Then Cook in same water till soft, leave aside
* In a seperate pan, heat half of the oil and cook the chicken breasts
* Sear till all sides are cooked, take out on a kitchen towel and let it cool
* Once cooled, pull the chicken with fingers into smaller pieces
* In the same pan add little oil depending on the quantity of oil left after cooking chicken
* Crackle some peppercones, cinnamom sticks, cardomom, and cloves
* Add bayleaves and onions and saute till onions turn pink
* Add ginger garlic paste and green chillies
* Add in tomatoes and cook till tomatoes get soft
* Add turmeric, salt, red chilly, coriander and garam masala powders
* Pour in the chickpeas and its water in which it was boiled earlier
* Let it cook for 15 minutes till chickpeas get soft in the curry
* Add in the pulled chicken and cook for another 15 minutes
* Serve hot with salads and hot nan.
* Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and lemon wedges


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