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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Lemon Rice Recipe - Video Recipe

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Lemon Rice Recipe  

Here comes the favorite lunch box delicacy of South India, Lemon Rice recipe. It is one of the healthy and easy to prepare rice dish. It tastes tangy, flavorful with the freshness of lemon and the crunchiness from the roasted nuts. This tempting dish is prepared by adding lemon juice to the stir fried spices and tossed with cooked rice. It makes a great one pot meal for picnics, long journey, lunch box, etc. Lemon rice goes excellent with potato roast, raitha, yoghurt, pickle, pappad, chips, etc.

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Ingredients

  • Cooked rice - 1 bowl
  • Lemon - 4 to 5
  • Gingely oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Split urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Bengal gram dal (kadalai paruppu) - 2 tbsp
  • Grated ginger - 1 tsp
  • Green chilli - 1
  • Red chilli - 2
  • Sliced onion - 1/4 cup
  • Peanuts - 2 tbsp
  • Cashewnuts - 6
  • Asafoetida pwd - a generous pinch
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh curry & coriander leaves

Method

  1. Cook rice and spread it in bowl.
  2. Squeeze juice from lemon and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in frypan.
  4. Season with mustard, cumin, split urad dal, bengal gram dal and allow to crackle.
  5. Add grated ginger, sliced onions, green chilli, red chilli, curry leaves and saute.
  6. Add hing, turmeric pwd, peanuts and cashewnuts
  7. Roast until crispy.
  8. Add salt and lemon juice.
  9. Mix good.
  10. Allow to boil for just few bubbles as shown in video.
  11. Turn off flame.
  12. Add the mixture to cooked rice and mix completely.
  13. Garnish with finely chopped fresh mint and coriander leaves.
  14. Healthy, delicious lemon rice is ready.
  15. It makes a yummy lunch box menu along with potato fry, crispy chips, egg fry, etc.
lemon rice recipe

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Vaalai Karuvadu Fry / (கருவாடு Fry) - Easy Video Recipe

dry fish fry
Dry Fish Fry Recipe

Karuvadu fry or dry fish fry is one of the most favorite recipe of all fish lovers. It tastes spicy, delicious and tangy with irresistable aroma. It can be made quickly as well as easily at home. The whole frying process takes almost just 10 mins and makes a tempting meal in any non-vegetarian family. We know dry fish are good source of calcium and we get it in all Indian grocery stores. Check out this simple video recipe to make authentic delicious karuvadu fry.

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Ingredients

  • Karuvadu / dry fish - 10 slices
  • Gingely oil - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Mustard - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Split urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Onion - 1
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Tomato - 1
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli pwd - 1 tsp
  • Coriander pwd - 1 & 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh curry & coriander leaves

Method

  1. Clean and wash dry fish thoroughly. Drain water and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in frypan.
  3. Add mustard, cumin, split urad dal and allow to splutter.
  4. Add grated garlic and curry leaves.
  5. Toss for a minute.
  6. Add sliced onions and coriander leaves.
  7. Saute until onions turn transculent.
  8. Add ginger garlic paste and salt.
  9. Toss good.
  10. Add sliced tomato and cook until oil separates.
  11. Add turmeric pwd, red chilli pwd, coriander pwd and cumin pwd.
  12. Saute the masala.
  13. Add 1/4 cup of water and allow to cook.
  14. Once the masala thickens, add the karuvadu (dry fish pieces)
  15. Coat the masala well on fish.
  16. Cover and cook in low flame for 5 mins.
  17. Open the lid and drizzle a tsp of oil.
  18. Roast it in low flame until the curry reaches desired consistency.
  19. Turn off flame.
  20. Garnish with finely sliced curry and coriander leaves.
  21. Spicy Karuvadu fry is ready.
  22. Enjoy hot with sambar rice, rasam rice or any dish of your choice.
karuvadu fry

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Garlic Bread Recipe / How to make Garlic Bread - Easy Video Recipe

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Garlic Bread Recipe

Looking for a healthy homemade crispy garlic bread recipe? Then your search ends here. This toasted garlic bread makes a quick delicious evening snack and can be prepared under 20 mins. Also it makes a yummy side dish and a perfect accompaniment to pasta, pizza, etc. In this recipe, the minced garlic is mixed with butter, flavorful herbs and spices and baked or toasted with bread to crusty slices. It makes an ideal starter recipe for parties & get togethers. Learn how to make perfect garlic bread with this easy video recipe.

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Ingredients

  • Garlic pods - 6 to 7
  • Bread slices - 6
  • Butter - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Mixed herbs - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Red chilli flakes - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Grate garlic to fine shreds.
  2. In small mixing bowl, add butter.
  3. To it add grated garlic, salt, mixed herbs, oil, red chilli flakes & pepper pwd.
  4. Mix it to fine paste.
  5. Take bread slices and apply the mixture evenly.
  6. Drizzle some oil on it.
  7. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a frypan.
  8. Place the bread as shown in above video.
  9. Roast in low flame for about 2 to 3 mins.
  10. Now flip carefully to the garlic mixture smeared side.
  11. Let it roast in low flame until crispy & golden.
  12. Remove from flame.
  13. Flavorful crispy delicious garlic bread is ready.
  14. Also you can bake the bread in pre-heated oven at 180 degree celcius for 10 mins or until toasted and crispy.
  15. Enjoy cheesy garlicky homemade garlic bread.
  16. It makes a delicious combo with tomato ketchup, mayonnaise, red chilli sauce etc.
garlic bread recipe

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Chettinad Chicken Biryani / Chicken Dum Biryani - Easy Video Recipe

chettinad dum biryani
Chettinad Chicken Dum Biryani

Chettinad chicken dum biryani is a world famous dish and is very popular due to its unique taste & flavor. There is nothing more special than homemade dum biryani for weekend lunch or dinner. This authentic recipe is not at all complicated and requires two major ingredients basmati rice and chicken. In this recipe, the basmati rice is cooked on dum over slow heat along with awesome spices and herbs. It pairs up excellent with raitha, tangy brinjal gravy or any curry. Lets see the simple video recipe to prepare dum biryani at home.

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Ingredients

To marinate

  • Chicken - 1/2 kg
  • Yoghurt - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • red chilli pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Coriander pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Mint & coriander leaves - handful
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - few drops

To cook basmati rice

  • Basmati rice - 2 cups
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp

To make chicken gravy

  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Marathi moggu - 1
  • Cloves - 4
  • Cinnamon - 1
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Onion - 3
  • Tomato - 1 big
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Yoghurt - 1 tbsp
  • Mint & coriander leaves - handful
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilli - 2
  • Garam masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - few drops
  • Salt to taste

To make biryani

  • Oil -2 tsp
  • Ghee - 2 tsp
  • Fried onions - 2 tbsp
  • Mint & coriander leaves

Method

To Marinate

  1. Clean and wash chicken. Drain water from it thoroughly.
  2. Add yoghurt, turmeric pwd, red chilli pwd, ginger garlic paste, salt, coriander pwd, mint & coriander leaves and lemon juice.
  3. Coat the chicken completely with masala.
  4. Let it marinate for 30 mins.

To Cook Basmati Rice

  1. Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 5 mins.
  2. Heat 5 cups of water in thick bottomed vessel.
  3. Add cumin seeds, salt, pepper corns, turmeric pwd and garam masala pwd.
  4. Stir well and allow the water to boil.
  5. Now add the soaked and drained basmati rice.
  6. Cook until the basmati rice is 3/4 th cooked.
  7. Turn off flame.
  8. Drain the water and keep the basmati rice aside as shown in video.

To make Chicken gravy

  1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in thick bottomed vessel.
  2. Add bay leaf, marathi moggu, cumin seeds, cardamom, cloves, pepper corns and cinnamon.
  3. Wait to splutter.
  4. Add sliced onions and saute until transculent.
  5. Add salt, green chilli, ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 minutes.
  6. Add sliced tomato and cook until oil separates.
  7. Add finely chopped fresh mint and coriander leaves and toss.
  8. Add yoghurt and combine.
  9. Add red chilli pwd, garam masala pwd and combine.
  10. Add marinated chicken and combine.
  11. Cover & cook for 10 mins or until the chicken is done.
  12. Add few drops of lemon juice and turn off flame.
  13. Delicious chicken gravy is ready to be added for dum biryani.

To cook biryani:

  1. In a wide bottomed thick pan, heat 2 tsp of oil.
  2. Add little chicken masala and spread well.
  3. Its time to add half of the cooked basmati rice and spread on top of chicken masala.
  4. Sprinkle some fried onions on top.
  5. Also some fresh mint & coriander leaves.
  6. Drizzle little ghee on it.
  7. Add the remaining chicken masala and spread.
  8. Layer it with remaining basmati rice and spread well.
  9. Sprinkle some more fried onions and mint, coriander leaves.
  10. Add a tsp of ghee for flavor.
  11. Also you can drizzle some saffron soaked milk for colourful appearance of the biryani.
  12. Now close with lid and cook in low flame for 10 mins.
  13. Turn off flame. Fluff the biryani gently.
  14. Flavorful delicious homemade chicken dum biryani is ready.
  15. Enjoy hot with raitha or any curry of your choice.
chettinad chicken biryani
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Masala Paratha Recipe / Spicy Paratha Recipes - Video Recipe

spicy masala paratha
Masala Paratha Recipe

Bored of regular plain parathas for dinner? Here comes the super tongue tickling masala paratha recipe. This soft and flaky parathas tastes absolute divine with a combo of raitha or with pickle. It is prepared by adding some flavorful Indian spices and herbs to the regular paratha dough recipe. Due to its delicious taste, its a popular recipe in most of the Indian restaurants. Lets see how to prepare masala paratha with this easy video recipe!

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Ingredients

  • Wheat flour - 2 cups
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli pwd - 1/2 to 3/4 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander pwd - 1 tsp
  • Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Saunf pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Ajwain - 1/2 tsp
  • Dried methi leaves - 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves - handful
  • Sliced green chilli - 1 tsp
  • Sliced onions - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Grated carrot - 1/4 cup
  • Yoghurt - 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil as required

Method

  1. Add wheat flour to mixing bowl.
  2. Add turmeric pwd, red chilli pwd, salt, ginger garlic paste, coriander pwd, cumin pwd, saunf pwd, garam masala pwd, ajwain, dried methi leaves and mix.
  3. Add sliced green chilli, onions, coriander leaves and grated carrot.
  4. Add 1/4 cup of curd and mix.
  5. Sprinkle little water just enough to knead to smooth soft dough.
  6. Cover and dough with damp cloth and let it rest for 5 mins.
  7. Make small balls out of dough.
  8. Heat a dosa pan.
  9. Take a dough ball, dust with flour and roll to thick round disc.
  10. Place it in hot pan.
  11. Drizzle oil to sides.
  12. Cook on both sides, until the paratha is golden brown.
  13. Add a dallop of butter on top & remove from tawa.
  14. Repeat the same with all the dough.
  15. Healthy and flavorful delicious masala paratha is ready.
  16. It combines excellent with raitha, plain yoghurt or with any curry of your choice.
spicy masala paratha

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Atta Ladoo Recipe / Wheat Flour Ladoo - Easy Video Recipe

wheat flour laddu
Atta Ladoo 

Today's post is an easy & delicious sweet atta ladoo recipe. This can be prepared for any festival, special occasion or get together parties. This is very simple and quick to prepare with whole wheat flour, sugar, cardamom and ghee. This rich, healthy sweet dessert makes a healthy snack at any time of the day. Its optional to used powdered nuts also in this recipe while making ladoos. Lets see how to make the most popular atta ladoo with this easy video recipe.

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Ingredients

  • Wheat flour - 2 cups
  • Ghee - 7 to 8 tbsp
  • Powdered sugar - 1 & 1/4 cup
  • Cardamom pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Milk - few tsps

Method

  1. Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in fry pan.
  2. Add the wheat flour and roast in low flame for approximately 5 mins or until it turns flavorful and light brown in colour.
  3. Add powdered sugar, cardamom pwd and keep stirring until it mixes with flour completely. (approx. 3 to 4 mins)
  4. Turn off flame.
  5. While the mixture is hot, add 4 to 5 tbsp of ghee and mix well.
  6. Add few tsps of warm milk and combine the mixture.
  7. Keep mixing until the flour can be pressed to balls.
  8. Make small balls out of it.
  9. If required sprinkle few drops of milk, and press to ladoo shape.
  10. Garnish with grated nuts.
  11. Healthy, delicious homemade wheat flour ladoos are ready.
  12. It makes a yummy after school snack for kids.
wheat flour laddu

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Spicy Potato Fry Recipe / Aloo Roast - Easy Video Recipe

potato roast
Aloo Roast 

Looking for a lipsmacking side dish recipe for roti or sambar rice, rasam rice or variety rice, then your search ends here. You can make delicious potato fry with simple ingredients following this quick video recipe. This easy and spicy delicious south indian aloo roast is so simple to make and tastes really divine especially with rice dishes.

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Ingredients

  • Potato - 3
  • Oil - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Cloves - 3
  • Cinnamon - 1
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Javithri - 1
  • star anise - 1
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Onion - 2
  • green chilli - 2
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Tomato - 1 big
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli pwd - 1 tsp
  • Pepper pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander pwd - 1 tsp
  • Saunf pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Butter - 1 tbsp
  • Red chillil - 1
  • Curry leaves
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Cook potatoes, peel the skin and slice to bite sized pieces.
  2. Heat oil in frypan.
  3. Add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, javithri, star anise and cumin.
  4. Wait to crackle.
  5. Add green chilli, curry leaves, sliced onion and fry until transculent.
  6. Add salt,  ginger garlic paste and saute.
  7. Add sliced tomatoes and cook until oil separates.
  8. Add turmeric pwd, red chilli pwd, coriander pwd, cumin pwd, pepper pwd, saunf pwd and mix.
  9. Add 1/4 cup of water and cook the masala.
  10. Once the masala thickens, add the potato.
  11. Combine well with masala.
  12. Cover and cook in low flame for 5 mins.
  13. Now drizzle oil and roast the potatoes in low flame for another 5 to 7 mins.
  14. Meanwhile heat butter in small fry pan.
  15. Season with curry leaves and red chilli.
  16. Add the seasonings to potato fry and turn off flame.
  17. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  18. Flavorful, hot and delicious potato fry is ready.
  19. We love to enjoy it with rice and onion sambar.
  20. Also it makes an excellent side dish for roti, chapati, variety rice, fried rice, etc.
potato roast

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Pepper Chicken Chettinad Recipe / Pepper Chicken Fry - Easy Video Recipe

chettinad pepper chicken
Pepper Chicken 

Here comes the delicious, flavorful, hot and spicy chettinad pepper chicken recipe that makes an excellent side dish for roti, naan, paratha & even with biryani, fried rice, etc. The taste of this chicken dish awakens your taste buds and gives a filling satisfied dinner experience. In this recipe the chicken is cooked in spicy chettinad style with a host of aromatic spices. Lets see how to make lipsmacking pepper chicken with this easy video recipe.

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Ingredients

To marinate:

  • Chicken - 1/2 kg
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • coriander pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Mint & coriander leaves
  • Fresh lemon juice - few drops
  • Salt to taste

To make Pepper chicken:

  • Oil - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Cinnamon - 1
  • Cloves - 4
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Onion - 2
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Tomato - 2
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper pwd - 1 tsp
  • Coriander pwd - 1 tsp
  • Saunf pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Mint & coriander leaves
  • Curry leaves
  • Fresh lemon juice - few drops
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Clean and wash chicken.
  2. Drain water completely.
  3. Marinate with turmeric pwd, red chilli pwd, salt, coriander pwd, pepper pwd, mint & coriander leaves and lemon juice.
  4. Mix completely.
  5. Let the chicken marinate for 30 mins.
  6. Heat oil in fry pan.
  7. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and wait to crackle.
  8. Add sliced onions and salt.
  9. Fry until transculent.
  10. Add curry leaves, ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
  11. Add sliced tomatoes and saute.
  12. Add turmeric pwd, red chilli pwd, coriander pwd, saunf pwd and cumin pwd.
  13. Combine the masala.
  14. Add marinated chicken and toss well in the masala.
  15. Cover and cook in low flame for 5 mins.
  16. Stir well.
  17. Add 1/4 cup of water and cook for another 10 mins or until the chicken is cooked soft and tender.
  18. Once the masala thickens, add pepper pwd and garam masala pwd.
  19. Squeeze few drops of lemon juice and stir.
  20. Turn off flame.
  21. Garnish with freshly chopped mint and coriander leaves.
  22. Flavorful, hot and delicious restaurant style pepper chicken is ready.
  23. Enjoy hot with roti, naan, paratha etc. Also it makes a yummy combo with biryani, fried rice, etc.
chettinad chicken

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Sunday, July 09, 2017

Chole Masala Recipe / Easy Chana Masala Recipe / Video Recipe

chana masala
Chole Masala Recipe 

Chana Masala or chole masala is one of my favorite delicious curry that comes handy to pair up with dinner roti recipes. This spicy, rich and creamy masala can be prepared with minimum ingredients at home. This flavorful chole masala is popular in all over India due to its tempting aroma and extremely satisfying taste. It makes a divine combo with roti, chapati, paratha, naan, etc. Check out this easy video recipe to prepare a hearty delicious Chana masala!

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Ingredients

  • Chana or chole - 1 cup
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilli - 2
  • Onions - 2
  • Mint leaves - handful
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Tomato - 3
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Cinnamon - 1
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Cloves - 4 to 5
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli pwd - 1 tsp
  • Coriander pwd - 2 tsp
  • Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Chole Masala pwd - 1 tsp
  • Butter - 1 tsp
  • Dried fenugreek leaves - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - few drops
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Wash & soak chole in water overnight or minimum 6 hours.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in frypan.
  3. Add cumin seeds, wait to splutter.
  4. Add green chilli and sliced onions.
  5. Toss until transculent.
  6. Add salt and mint leaves.
  7. Saute for a minute.
  8. Add ginger garlic paste and toss until the raw smell disappears.
  9. Now add sliced tomatoes and cook.
  10. Turn off flame and allow to cool.
  11. Add to blender and grind to smooth paste.
  12. In a pressure cooker, heat 2 tbsp of oil.
  13. Add bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.
  14. Toss well.
  15. Add the freshly ground masala paste (step11)
  16. Stir the masala.
  17. Add turmeric pwd, red chilli pwd, cumin pwd, coriander pwd, garam masala pwd and chole masala pwd.
  18. Combine and cook for a minute.
  19. Its time to add the soaked chole.
  20. Mix well.
  21. Add a tsp of butter and cover with lid.
  22. Pressure cook for 5 to 6 whistles or until the chole is cooked soft.
  23. Once the pressure goes off, open the lid.
  24. You can see the oil floats on top of masala and the chole is cooked tender in masala.
  25. Add dried fenugreek leaves and freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  26. Squeeze few drops of lemon juice and mix.
  27. Lipsmacking flavorful delicious chole masala is ready.
  28. It pairs up excellent with chapati, roti, naan, paratha, parotta, fried rice, biryani, etc
chana masala recipe

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