Wednesday, 19 July 2023

Easy One pot Chicken Biryani

 Easy One pot Chicken Biryani 

No fuss steps infact a one pot preparation with a flavourful outcome! 

"Fall in love with the irresistible flavours of this homemade chicken biryani. I have used Zorabian Chicken for this recipe. 

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One pot Chicken Biryani


Now let's get straight into the recipe. Here's how you can make it:




Ingredients:

500g Chicken (I have used skin whole chicken pieces from Zorabian Chicken )

For Marination- 

1/2 tsp salt, 

1/4 tsp turmeric pwd,

2 tsp  kashmiri chilli pwd,

1 tbsp coarsely crushed coriander seeds, 

2 tbsp Biryani Masala, 

1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 

handful of chopped mint & coriander leaves, 

3 tbsp thick yogurt.


For Rice Preparation 


350g Basmati Rice 

 Handful of Whole spices (cardamoms, small cinnamon stick, cloves & 1 Bayleaf) 


Other Ingredients 

1/4 cup Oil/Ghee 

4-5 onions, sliced

2 medium tomatoes


For Topping: 

saffron, 

1 tbsp fried onions (birista) 

 Coriander & mint leaves


Method:

1. Marinate the chicken pieces with the marinade ingredients listed above and keep aside for 30 mins.

2. Next wash & soak the basmati rice for 30 mins.

3. Keep the rice to cook with dry spices and salt. Cook for 8 minutes and leave the rice a little undercooked.

 4. Mix a pinch of saffron with warm water to use later  

5. Take a deep bottom pan, add oil+ghee & add the sliced onions. Fry until golden brown  and crispy. Set aside some of this for garnish.

6. Now add marinated chicken & fry for 5 mins. 7. Add chopped tomatoes at this stage.Cover & cook for 10 minutes. 

7. Once masala is cooked through, layer the rice over it. Drizzle saffron & add the birista.   9.You can also add more ghee over the rice if you like.

8.  Cover the pot with a tight lid & lower the flame down. Let it stay on low flame for another 10-15 mins. 


Note - If your pan is not heavy bottomed, place it on a tawa. Switch flame off & let it rest for another 10 mins. Then open & garnish with fresh coriander/mint. Serve hot with raita!



 Enjoy♥️ delicious and easy one pot biryani.  

  

Tuesday, 6 June 2023

Blossom Lettuce Salad

 Blossom Lettuce Salad 

This Crispy Lettuce Salad Recipe is the ultimate. It has it all! 

Scrumptious, healthy and ready in a jiffy. 

You barely need 10 minutes if all your prep and ingredients are ready.

The dressing is unique and trust me, you gonna really enjoy preparing and relishing this blossom Lettuce Salad. 


Blossom Lettuce salad


Not only is it a pretty looking salad but the salad can be paired with any food and drink. Pretty enough to be served to your guests for a dinner party or surprise  your family with this extra delicious treat. 

So effortless to make, this salad is not boring or bland.  Get set to note down the easy recipe and  make it for your family.  



Ingredients

1 head Lettuce leaves. 

1/2 cup corn

1/2 cup pomegranate 

1 chopped small cucumber 

1 chopped small Red/Yellow bellpepper

1 chopped tomato

Handful of raisins

Mint leaves for Garnish 


For the  dressing

20 Soaked  Cashew

Juice of 1 lemon

1/2 tsp Mustard seeds

Salt/Pepper to taste

½ tsp Jaggery powder

2 to 3 tbsp water to make paste



PREPARATION


Soak  the 20 cashews in water for 6 to 8 hours.


METHOD


1. For the mayonnaise dressing. Put  all the mayonnaise ingredients in a blender with water to blend unto a smooth paste. 


2. Keep it in the refrigerator to Chill for a few minutes.  


Mixing the Salad


Place at the salad base ingredients in a big bowl. Now pour the chilled marinade over the salad. Mix and toss it with a light hand. Top it with some pomegranate seeds and garnish with mint leaves. Serve it immediately.  


Blossom Lettuce Salad


Enjoy this crunchy bowl of Blossom Lettuce Salad. 

Let me know how you liked my easy recipe. This recipe can also be classified as a Satvic Food recipe. 



Wednesday, 9 November 2022

Parsi Style Fish Patia Recipe with Tilapia

 Parsi Style Fish Patia Recipe with Tilapia 

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Here is my Super Special Sunday Parsi Recipe for Khattu-Meethu Macchi no Patio. I usually use Prawns but for this Recipe I have used the freshest of fresh Tilapia fillets from @jalongi_freshnessonline an app that delivers the widest range of fresh fish and meats to your doorstep. You too can get yr catch of favorite delicacies at the ongoing Winter fish fest from 4th to 13th November. They deliver custom cut, clean, and preservative free products. 


Parsi Style Fish Patia Recipe with Tilapia


Now for the  Delicious Tilapia Patio recipe 



500 Grams Tilapia -

Marinate the Tilapia fish with  a pinch of red chill powder, turmeric powder, lemon juice and salt. Keep it aside for 30 to 40 minutes. 


For The Tomato Patio:

3 large Onions - Finely chopped.

3 Large Tomatoes - Chopped small or pureed in Grinder.

1 Tsp chopped Garlic.

2 Green Chillies Finely Chopped 

4 Tbsp  Oil.

1/2  Tsp Turmeric Powder.

1/2 Tsp Red Chili Powder.

1 Teaspoon Parsi Sambhar Masala.

3 Tablespoons Tomato Puree.

Salt.

2 Tbsp White Vinegar.

1/2 Tbsp Jaggery Powder.

 Fresh Coriander leaves.


Parsi Style Fish Patia Recipe with Tilapia


Method:

1. Heat oil, add onions, cook until they turn medium brown, then tip in green chilies, garlic, saute for a few minutes.

2. Now add tomatoes and the puree, dry spices and cook until the masala comes together and you see oil. 

3. Add the Fish ( I pan seared my tilapia on both sides and then added ) Mix lightly so the fish doesnt break. Add salt  taste and adjust.

3. Cook for another 3-4 minutes until gravy thickens.

4. Last add the vinegar along with jaggery to get a 'Khattu-Meethu' flavours

 5. Garnish with chopped Corriander leaves and serve it hot with Dhan Daar and Chhummber.. (Tur Dal and Jeera Rice) 

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Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Easy Makhana Kheer Recipe

 Makhaha Kheer Recipe


Makhana Kheer (Makhane ki Kheer) is a creamy Indian Dessert made using fox nuts, milk, dry fruits and sugar(I substituted it for honey).

This kheer is creamy, delicious and nutritious, and doesn’t take much time to prepare. It is light yet very indulgent. It makes delicious sweetdish which can be served on any occasion or for vrat or fasting.

MAKHANA KHEER



The makhanas roasted in ghee and simmered in milk, sweetened  with honey and garnished with nuts and some saffron, it is perfectly balanced and a guilt free dessert option.
Detailed ingredients and recipe below

INGREDIENTS


2 tablespoons ghee
1 large bowl makhana (foxnuts)
1 litre whole milk
15-20 strands saffron
2 tablespoons slivered almonds
2 tablespoons slivered cashew nuts
2 tablespoons raisins
1/4 cup Honey


Makhana Kheer


METHOD


1. Take one tbsp ghee, melt it in a pan and lightly roast the Makhanas on low flame for 4 to 6 minutes. The makhana should crack between your fingers when checked.

2. Now take half the quantity of makhana and dry grind it in the mixer to make a coarse powder.

3. In the same pan add another tbsp ghee and roast the nuts and raisins for two minutes till brown and aromatic.

4. Boil one litre milk in a pan, now add the saffron and boil on low flame for 5 to 8 minutes.

5. Add the makhana powder and rest of makhana nuts and boil further till it thickens

6. At the end add honey when about to switch off the gas and garnish with roasted nuts and raisins

7. Serve it hot or cold and relish this Makhana kheer.

Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Easy Stir Fry Chicken Chilli Sausages

 Easy Stir Fry Chicken Chilli Sausages

 

Recently my husband was in the mood for something Spicy and Chatpata for dinner, in a jiffy I quickly checked out the ingredients at home and decided to make a Spicy Stir Fry Chicken Chilli Sausage with veggies dish. The dish turned out really yummy. The best part of got ready in just 15 minutes. Do check out the easy recipe below.  This recipe is in collaboration with Godrej Group and the FBAI.




Ingredients

1 packet of Godrej Chicken Chilli Sausages
1 sliced capsicum
1/2 cup broccoli florets
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 bunch of chopped spring onions
3 tbsp of cooking oil
1 tsp soya sauce
1 tbsp Schezwan sauce
Salt and pepper to taste 

 

Method 

1. In a wok or deep dish heat the oil. Now add the chopped vegetables and stir for two minutes. 

2.Roughly chop the Sausages in one inch cubes. Now add them to the veggies and lightly stir fry. 

 3. Lower the cooking flame and add the sauces and pepper. I did not add salt as soya sauce contains salt. 

4.Cover the lid and simmer on low flame for another two minutes, stirring it occasionally.
Serve the dish piping hot, garnish with spring onion greens. 

 

Variation

You can add the Vegetables of your choice. Eg - carrot, bell peppers etc
Also if you wish to make it sweet and sour add one tbsp of  tomato ketchup at the second stage with other sauces.

Sunday, 16 January 2022

Winter Special Sesame and Peanut laddoo

Winter Special Sesame and Peanut laddoo

 The yummy little balls of crushed peanuts and Jaggery, infused with the richness of Ghee and the heavenly taste of spiced ginger. 

Just pop one in your mouth when you’re feeling the need for some warmth and sugar, and smile as you go about savoring this delicious Winter Low Cal Laddoo. 


Winter Special Sesame and Peanut laddoo  The yummy little balls of crushed


Ingredients 

•1 cup  crushed Peanut

•1 cup Sesame Seeds

•1 cup Jaggery 

•1 tbsp Ghee

•1 tsp Ginger Powder 


Instructions


1. First roast the crushed peanuts  in a pan for few minutes.  Make sure that it's on low heat, then set aside and let it cool.


2. In the same pan add the sesame seeds and roast until they start to pop. 


3. After it cools Down, powder the sesame seeds coarsely and transfer to the mixing bowl.


4. Coarsely crush the peanuts too and add this to the sesame seed mixture.  


5. Now add ginger powder,  jaggery and ghee. 


6. Mix well and now shape into laddoos. 


7. The laddoos can be stored in an air tight jar upto 15 days.  


Note


You can also add black sesame seeds to this laddoo of you wish. 

I have used less ghee in this recipe. If needed add according to your requirements it gets easier to bind together. 



Thursday, 16 December 2021

Indore Street Style Snack Poha

 Indore Street Style Snack Poha


One of the easiest delicious and vegan staple breakfast for the people of Madya Pradesh. It is cooked in almost every household  and  sold in every street corner.


Dominant flavours from green chillies, with an extra crunch from the roasted peanuts.  Loads of freshness from the lemon juice and the vibrant yellow flat rice with the subtle hint of turmeric.... sometimes sweet and sometimes spicy. This dish is simply amazingπŸ˜‡

Indore Poha


And its super healthy too. Just prepared literally in 15 minutes or even less. 


Would you like to try it ? Note the easy Indori Pohe Recipe. 


The only thing missing is the teekha sev on my plate of Indori Pohe. Yes, Indore City will make you fall in love with Poha. It's quite different from the way we prepare in in Maharashtra. 


Indore Poha


Ingredients


2 cups Poha 

1 large onion 

1 potato 

2 green chillies

1 tsp Mustard Seeds or Rai 

1/2 cup peanuts 

1 tbsp cooking oil

1/4 tsp Turmeric

1/2 tsp Sugar

1/2 tsp Red chilli powder 

Lemon juice 

Salt to Taste

Indori Sev – for Garnish 

Indore Poha


Method


1. Lightly wash the pohe under running water for a couple of minutes. Then strain and keep aside. 


2. Finely chop the onion, potato and green chillies.


3. Heat oil in a kadai. 


4. Now add mustard seeds and wait until they splutter.


5. Add the peanuts and green chillies and fry for one minute on low flame. 


6.Add the chopped potato to this. Saute for one minute.


7. Now add onion to this and fry till they turn transparent.


8.  Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, and sugar to the washed poha and lightly mix it in Now add this to the onions and potato that are getting cooked in the kadai. 


9. Lightly stir the poha in the kadai. 


10. Stir fry for about a minute or till the sugar dissolves.


11. Add the lime juice and chopped coriander leaves just before serving. 


12. While still warm, divide into serving plates 


13.Garnish each serving with freshly chopped onions and a generous helping of Indori Sev.


14. Just before you eat, squeeze 1/2 a lemon over each portion and now..... 


Enjoy!

Is there another way you make Indori Poha, do let me know in the comments below. 

Easy One pot Chicken Biryani

  Easy One pot Chicken Biryani  No fuss steps infact a one pot preparation with a flavourful outcome!  "Fall in love with the irresisti...