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Capsicum Masala

capsicum masala

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Chicken Biryani – Mughlai Chicken Biryani – Chicken Biryani Recipe

Mughal briyani

 

Chicken Biryani – Mughlai Chicken Biryani – Origin

Chicken Biryani – Biryani is a persian word and originated from Persia brought to India by Mughal.It is one of the famous dish in Mughal Emperors.Biryani is a special rice dish that cooked with meat or vegetables.For a non-vegetarian biryani, the main ingredient is the meat—beef, chicken, goat, lamb, fish or prawn. The dish may be served with Raita, korma, curry, brinjal curry, boiled egg and salad. For a vegetarian biryani meat can be replaced by mixed vegetables.Biryani is very popular dish in South Asian cuisine.

Types of Biryani – Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani – There are many types of biryani’s,the process of cooking makes the difference.I have done 28 types of biryani’s you can watch the recipe videos in my site.From my view there are two methods,rice and meat cooked separately with spices or rice and meat cooked together with spices.The other combination involves marination of meat.In Middle east the meat is cooked in curry,then fried and added to the biryani (Al kabsa, Carrot Rice).In North Indian method, yogurt,nuts,saffron can be used. In south Indian method yogurt,saffron, coconut, tomatoes and aromatic spices can be used. Hyderabadi Biryani from Nizam’s kitchen takes the unique position all the time.In which the marinated meat cooked with rice in slow cooking process called dum biryani.

Chicken Biryani – Mughlai Chicken Biryani – Spices and Cooking method

Chicken Biryani – Mughlai Chicken Biryani – This recipe is my version of cooking biryani in Mughlai method.The main difference is instead of coconut they use almonds and for tomato they use yogurt.Chicken is cooked with onion ginger garlic, butter yogurt and spices.Then layered and cooked with rice in slow cooking process. The slow cooking process helps the rice to blend with chicken and the flavor of spices. Mughlai chicken biryani is very special in its texture and flavor.

Chicken Biryani – Mughlai Chicken Biryani – Nutritional health benefits.

Chicken Biryani – Chicken is known to be an excellent source of protein.These low-fat proteins also play an important role in assisting overweight people in losing weight quickly. As proteins are also known as the building blocks of muscles,chicken is also a great source if you’re looking for muscle build-up.It contains phosphorus and calcium which helps in strengthening our teeth and bones. It contains Vitamin B6 that lowers your homocysteine level, and keeps heart healthy. It has minerals that strengthens your immune system.chicken is rich in selenium.Chicken is rich in vitamin B3 (Niacin), a vitamin that is essential for cancer protection.Eating chicken will keep energy levels high while metabolism-burning calories can manage to keep you at a healthy weight.Almonds are rich in Vitamin E. helps to get healthy glowing skin.

Chicken Biryani – Mughlai Chicken Biryani – Serving method

Chicken Biryani – Mughlai Chicken Biryani is the perfect dish for family gatherings and parties.Mughlai biryani can be served as the main course either for lunch or dinner. Raita, dahi chutney, korma, brinjal curry, egg and salad are served with chicken biryani as a side dish. This is an excellent dish to taste different, rich in its texture and taste due to almonds and butter. Try it and enjoy.


Ingredients

Chicken – 500gms
Basmati Rice-500gms
Onion-2
Green Chillies-3
Ginger Garlic Paste -3 tbsp
Yogurt – 6tbsp
Butter-50gms
Coriander leaves
Salt
Oil

For Tadka

Cinnamon-2
Cloves-6
Cardamom-2
Bay leaves-3
Aniseeds-2
Cumin -1/2tsp (optional)

Mughlai Masala

Almonds – 15
Cashew nuts-7
Red chillies-5
Coriander seeds-2tbsp
Cumin seeds-1/2tbsp
Peppercorns-2tsp
Turmeric -1/2tsp
Cinnamon/cloves/cardamom – each 2


Preparation method

  1. Dry roast all the spices for grinding and make a fine paste.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cinnamon, cardamom,bay leaves, cloves & aniseeds
  3. Add green chillies, onions and cook it untill it turns to golden brown.
  4. Add ginger garlic paste and saute it.
  5. Add the masala, butter, yogurt,salt, mix it well and cook for few mins.Marinating the chicken with masala will give more taste to the chicken.
  6. Add the chicken pieces and mix it with the masala, cook for few mins.
  7. Cover it and pressure cook for 3 whistles in a slow flame.
  8. Cook the rice for 75% separately. Add the chicken curry as a layer and add chopped coriander leaves, lemon juice and roasted cashewnuts and saffron milk. Cook for few mins.
  9. Mughlai biryani is ready.Serve it hot with raita, salad or Korma.

 


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Traditional Egg kurma

Egg -Veg Kurma


Ingredients:

Egg-4

Turmeric-1/4 tsp

Salt to taste

Sesame oil

 For the Tempering / Tadka:

Curry leaves-2 spring

Mustard-1/4 tsp

Urad-dal-1/4 tsp

 For the Sauté:

Shallots- 250 grams

Garlic-6 cloves -1/2 tsp. paste

Ginger -2 inch cube-1/2 tsp. paste

Tomatoes- 2 medium (optional)

Hing -1 pinch (optional)

 Garnishing

Fresh Coriander – 1/3 bunches

 Spices For the Grinding:

Red Chillies – 8

Coriander seeds -6 TSP

Cumin seeds -1 tsp

Fennel seeds – 2 tsp

Black Pepper corns- 1 tsp

Curry leaves-1/3 bunch

Cardamom-2

Cloves-2

Cinnamon-2

Coconut-1/2(Separately)


Preparation method:

  1. Boil the eggs, peel it and keep it aside.
  2. Fry the spices in the dry pan, till it gets nice aroma.
  3. Grind the spices to a smooth paste.
  4. Grind the coconut to a smooth paste separately.
  5. Crush the tomato using hand and crush the shallots using DD.
  6. Take boiled eggs in a bowl; add the grinded masala, crushed onions, crushed tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, turmeric, hing and salt.
  7. Add handful of sesame oil and mix altogether with hand, marinate it for 5 mins.
  8. Heat the pan; transfer the mixture to the pan. Sprinkle water.
  9. Cover it and cook it for 15 min in a medium flame.
  10. Stir it occasionally. When it’s done, add the coconut paste and simmer it for 15 mins .
  11. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve it hot with rice or roti.

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Saag

saag

Saag-Traditional punjabi recipe.


Ingredients:

Spinach -250gms

Saag – 250 gms

Methi Leaves -250 gms

Brocoli-250 gms

Cabbage – 250 gms

Corn flour- 300gms

Butter-200gms

For the Tadka

Shallots-100gms

Ginger-50gms

Garlic-100gms

Green Chillies-5

Salt


Preparation method:

  1. Wash and chop the green evenly. boil it in a open vessel adding water and salt until it reaches 1/4.
  2. Mash it with potato masher and cook it in a medium flame.
  3. Add butter and corn flour mix it continuously to avoid lumps.
  4. Heat butter in a pan add chopped onion, ginger garlic ,green chillies.
  5. Once they reached golden brown add it to the saag mixture and stir it well.
  6. Serve it hot with roti.

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Water Amarnath Leaves

ponangani keerai


Ingredients

Spinach-1 cup

Coconut-1/4 cup grated

Shallots-6

Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp

Asfoedieta-2pinch

Sesame oil-1 tsp

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Salt to taste

Oil

 For the tempering/tadka:

Mustard seed-1/2 tsp

Urad dal-1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp

Red chillies-2

Curry leaves


Preparation method:

  1. Wash and chop the spinach finely.
  2. Heat oil or ghee in a pan, add tempering spices.
  3. Once they splutter, add onions and sauté it.
  4. Add spinach and fry it well.
  5. Add chopped shallots, green chillies, cumin seeds, hing, turmeric powder and salt to the spinach.
  6. Add less water cover it and cook for 10 mins.
  7. Add grated coconut stir it well and cook it in a low flame for 2 mins.
  8. Serve it hot with rice or roti

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Anchovies Coconut Curry -Dried Anchovy and Coconut Milk – Kerala Style Fish Curry in Coconut Gravy

Dry Anchovies Coconut Curry

Anchovies Coconut Curry -Dried Anchovy and Coconut Milk – Kerala Style Fish Curry in Coconut Gravy – Origin

Anchovies Coconut Curry -Dried Anchovy and Coconut Milk – Kerala Style Fish Curry in Coconut Gravy is a great dish based on South Indian style of cooking specially from Kerala cuisine.Simple and very delicious dish, easy to prepare.

Dried anchovies curry – Anchovies coconut curry – Karuvadu Thokku – Spices and cooking method

Chepa Pulusu – Netholi Meen Coconut curry – Anchovies curry Kerala Style – This is my version of cooking. Anchovies cooked with shallots,tomatoes and with the spices in slow cooking process. The special ingredient is Coconut / coconut milk, added to the curry enhance the taste. The flavours are realy good. The spicy level can be adjusted according to individual taste.Lima beans and brinjals have added to give rich taste to the curry.

Fish curry with coconut milk kerala style – Nethili Meen Kuzhambhu – Spicy Anchovy Curry Kerala Style – – Nutritional health benefits

Anchovies are good source of omega-3 fatty acid, which helps to promote healthy skin and helps anti aging. Anchovies contains unsaturated fat which can help lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease.Anchovies are rich in protein and a low calorie count, which is an excellent diet to lose weight.Anchovies are rich in iron, which helps to increase white blood cells.Anchovies are rich in minerals such as calcium… which are essential for the growth and maintanenece of strong bones.

Dried Anchovies Curry / Unakka Meen curry – Fish curry coconut milk thai – Serving method

Netholi Meen Coconut Curry – Anchovies indian curry – Anchovy fish curry kerala style – is perfect dish for lunch or dinner. Anchovy fish coconut curry served as a main course with rice.This is perfect dish well goes with idli and dosa. This excellent dish that anyone can do in a quick time and delicious recipe.

Kerala fish curry coconut – Fish curry with coconut milk kerala style – Ingredients

Anchovies -250 gms
Brinjal-250 gms
Lima Beans-250 gms
Onions-2 medium
Tomato-2 medium
Green chillies-3
Tamarind juice-1 cup
Coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Sesame oil

For the Tadka/Tempering:
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Urad dal-1/2 tsp
Red chillies-4
Curry leaves-1 spring
Fenugreek seeds-1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp

Spices:
Turmeric -1/2 tsp
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder-2 tsp
Cumin powder-1/2 tsp
Pepper powder-1/2 tsp
Hing-1/4 tsp

For the coconut paste:
Coconut-1/4
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Garlic cloves-6
Green chillies-2

Fish curry coconut milk indian – Fish curry with coconut milk recipe – Preparation method:

Heat oil in a pan add tempering spices.
Once they splutter, add chopped onions, green chillies, garlic cloves and sauté it.
When it turns to golden brown, add chopped tomatoes.
When the tomatoes are cooked well, add tamarind juice .
Add all the spices and salt mix it well.
cook until oil floats on the top.
Add chopped brinjal, boiled lima beans and anchovies..
Cover it and cook for 20 mins in a medium flame.
Add Coconut paste and simmer it for 10 mins.
Garnish it with coriander leaves.
Serve it hot with rice.

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Toor Dal

toor dal


Ingredients

Toor dal-2 Cups

Garlic cloves-2

Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp

Asfoedieta-2pinch

Sesame oil-1 tsp

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

 For the tempering/tadka:

Mustard seed-1/2 tsp

Urad dal-1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp

Red chillies-2

Curry leaves


Preparation method:

  1. Add garlic, turmeric, asafoetida, cumin seeds and sesame oil to the dal
  2. Add water 1:2 ration and pressure cooks it for 5 whistles
  3. Smashed the cooked dal, add salt.
  4. Heat oil or ghee in a pan, add tempering spices.
  5. Once they splutter, add it the smashed cooked dal.
  6. Serve it hot with rice or roti

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Chayote Dal Rice

chayote rice


Ingredients:

Chow chow/chayote -250 grams

Moong dal-1 cup

Shallots-5

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Asafoetida/hing- 1pinch

Green chillies-2

Salt to taste

Coriander leaves

Ghee

 For the Tempering/Tadka:

Mustard-1/4 tsp

Urad dal-1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp

Red chillies -4

Curry leaves


Preparation method

  1. Wash and clean the moong  dal,  add 1:2 ratio of water.
  2. Peel and cut the chayote into cubes and add it to dal.
  3. Add turmeric powder, cumin seeds, hing  and  2 garlic cloves .
  4. Add shallots, green chillies and salt.
  5. Cook it in a pressure cooker for 3 to 5 whistles.
  6. Heat ghee in a pan, add mustard, cumin seeds, urad dal, red chillies and curry leaves.
  7. Once they spluttered, add cooked chayote, mix it well and cook it for 12 mins in a low flame.
  8. Add cooked rice and mix it well, sprinkle sesame oil.
  9. Add fresh coriander leaves and serve it hot.

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Chicken Chukka Briyani

chicken chukka briyani

 


 

Ingredients

Chicken -500gms

Potato-250gms(optional)

Salt to taste

Oil

For the Tempering / Tadka:

Fennel seeds-1tbsp

Curry leaves-3 sprig

Red Chillies-4

Ginger flakes-2tbsp

Garlic chopped-2 tbsp

 For the Sauté:

Shallots-250gm

Garlic paste-1/2 tsp.

Ginger paste-1/2 tsp

Tomatoes- 2 small(make it puree)

Turmeric – 1/2tsp

 Spices Used for the grinding

Cumin seeds-11/2 tbsp

Red Chillies-5

Coriander seeds-2tbsp

Garam masala(cloves, cinnamon, cardomom)-1/2 tsp

Garnishing-optional

Fresh Coriander – 1/3 bunches


Preparation method:

  1. Heat oil in a pan, add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and spices.
  2. Roast it and make a fine powder.Keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add fennel seeds, curry leaves, and red chillies.
  4. Add ginger garlic flakes and crushed shallots, saute it .
  5. Add ginger garlic paste and cook it.
  6. Add tomato puree and the grounded spices with the salt.
  7. Cook it for few mins in a  medium flame.
  8. When the oil floats at the top, add the chicken pieces and mix it well
  9. Add the basmati rice, water(1:2 ratio) and coriander leaves.
  10. Cover it and cook it for 3-4 whistles in a low flame.
  11. Serve it hot with raita/pappad.

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Chettinad Chicken Uppu Kari

Chicken Uppu Kari

 

Chicken Recipes – Chettinad Chicken Uppu Kari is the authentic chettinad dish with excellent taste. Usually uppu kari refers to meat,ie salted mutton fry. My favourite is chicken, i prepared my version of uppu kari with chicken. This uppu kari usually prepared with boneless meat,i have chosen chicken with bone. Uppu kari means the first thing comes into our mind is the flavor and the taste, you can feel the red chillies, cumin,fennel and salt combined with juicy chicken dominates everything. Chicken uppu kari recipe takes everyone hearts to fall for it.After having this recipe,it won’t makes you to feel very heavy. The secret of the taste lies in the crushed shallots,red chillies, cumin and salt.Chicken uppu kari is very less spicy dish and easy to prepare.

Chicken Recipes – Chettinad Chicken Uppu Kari is known to be an excellent source of protein.These low-fat proteins also play an important role in assisting overweight people in losing weight quickly. As proteins are also known as the building blocks of muscles,chicken is also a great source if you’re looking for muscle build-up.It contains phosphorus and calcium which helps in strengthening our teeth and bones. It contains Vitamin B6 that lowers your homocysteine level, and keeps heart healthy. It has minerals that strengthens your immune system.chicken is rich in selenium.Chicken is rich in vitamin B3 (Niacin), a vitamin that is essential for cancer protection.Eating chicken will keep energy levels high while metabolism-burning calories can manage to keep you at a healthy weight.

Chicken Recipes – Chettinad Chicken Uppu Kari is the great dish to have either for dinner or lunch. Chicken Recipes – Chettinad Chicken Uppu Kari can be served as a side dish for rice or roti. Chicken Recipes – Chettinad Chicken Uppu Kari can go well with Dal curry, Sambar rice and rasam recipes.
Chicken Recipes – Chettinad Chicken Uppu Kari is must try recipe that anyone can love it for its chilli, salt taste.


Ingredients

Chicken-500gms
Garlic cloves-5
Ginger small piece-1
Shallots-15
Tomato puree-3tbsp
Turmeric-1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds-1/2 tbsp
Red Chillies-3
Salt to taste
Oil
Fresh Curry Leaves-4 Sprig

For the Grinding

Cumin seeds-1tbsp
Coriander seeds-1/2 tbsp
Red Chillies-4
Curry Leaves-1 sprig


Preparation method

  1. Heat oil in a pan, add fennel seeds,red chillies and curry leaves.
  2. Add finely chopped ginger and garlic pieces and saute it
  3. Add minced shallots and saute it for few mins
  4. Add salt and turmeric , stir it well
  5. Add tomato puree and cook for few mins.
  6. Add chicken pieces,the ground spicy powder and mix it well.
  7. Add less amount of water and cover it, cook for 15 mins.
  8. When oil floats at the top, uncover and cook it till the water evaporates.
  9. Add fresh curry leaves and mix it well
  10. Serve it hot with rice or roti.

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