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Sunday, May 28, 2017

BUTTER CHICKEN / RESTAURANT STYLE BUTTER CHICKEN RECIPE - VIDEO RECIPE

murgh makhani
Butter Chicken 

Here comes the heavenly delicious most popular Indian restaurant dish Butter Chicken masala recipe. This creamy chicken gravy tastes mildly spicy with a rich flavor of butter. No doubt this addictive dish is a favorite of kids as well as adults & hugely popular all around the world. It makes a divine combo with roti, naan, paratha or even rice dishes and we prefer to make this yummy recipe for weeknight dinners. Check out the simple & most authentic recipe with video to make delicious butter chicken at home!

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Ingredients

  • Chicken pieces - 1/2 kg

To marinate

  • Curd / Yoghurt - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli pwd - 1 tsp
  • Coriander pwd - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste

To make gravy

  • Butter - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilli - 1 or 2
  • Onions sliced - 1 cup
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Tomatoes sliced - 1 & 1/2 cups
  • Cashewnuts - 10
  • Sliced mint & coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh cream - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Clean and wash the chicken.
  2. Drain water thoroughly.
  3. Take the chicken in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add curd, turmeric pwd, red chilli pwd, coriander pwd, salt, garam masala pwd to the mixing bowl.
  5. Mix well and coat the chicken thoroughly with the masala.
  6. Let it marinate for minimum 30 mins.
  7. Melt butter in frypan.
  8. Add the marinated chicken and roast in low flame for 10 mins.
  9. Flip the chicken and roast it for another 10 mins in low medium flame.
  10. Now you can see the chicken is 3/4 th cooked.
  11. Drain & set aside.
  12. Heat oil in fry pan.
  13. Add cumin seeds and wait to splutter.
  14. Add green chilli, sliced onions, salt and toss until light brown.
  15. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  16. Add sliced tomato and cook until soft.
  17. Add cashew nuts and saute.
  18. Add sliced mint and coriander leaves.
  19. Toss good and turn off flame.
  20. Add to blender and grind to smooth paste without adding water.
  21. Melt butter in frypan.
  22. Add the masala paste from blender.
  23. Add turmeric pwd, red chilli pwd, coriander pwd, garam masala pwd and mix.
  24. Add 1 cup of water and stir.
  25. Allow to boil.
  26. Now add the butter roasted chicken pieces and stir.
  27. Cook covered until the chicken is cooked tender and done.
  28. Add fresh cream and stir.
  29. Add a tsp of butter and turn off flame.
  30. Sprinkle dried fenugreek leaves and finely chopped fresh coriander leaves.
  31. Transfer to serving bowl.
  32. Flavorful butterly delicious butter chicken is ready.
  33. Garnish with fresh cream and serve hot.
  34. It makes a perfect side dish along with roti, chapati, naan, paratha & also with fried rice, noodles, biryani etc.
murgh makhani
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Friday, May 26, 2017

Garlic Chutney / Chilli Garlic Chutney - Easy Video Recipe

chilli garlic chutney
Garlic Chutney 

Looking for a spicy, garlicky chutney recipe from the regular bland chutney recipes? Then here comes the perfect recipe for those who love to taste spicy, tangy & very garlicky flavor chutney. I just love this chutney very much because of its fiery taste and inviting aroma of garlic. This recipe makes an ideal combo for South Indian breakfast recipes like idli, dosa, upma, kichdi, pongal, etc. Also it pairs up great for chat recipes & snacks. This recipe requires only few ingredients and its super quick to prepare at home. Check out the video recipe and enjoy the garlic chutney that is packed with tempting flavors:)

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Ingredients

  • Garlic pods - 8 to 10
  • Red chilli - 5 to 6
  • Sliced onions - 1/2 cup
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Tamarind - a small piece
  • Hing / asafoetida pwd - a generous pinch
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Salt to taste

To Temper:

  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Split urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves

Method

  1. Clean and peel garlic pods and keep ready.
  2. In a cup of water, add the red chillies and allow to soak.
  3. In a frypan, heat oil.
  4. Add cumin seeds, wait to splutter.
  5. Add garlic and saute till light brown.
  6. Add sliced onions and saute for a minute.
  7. Add salt and soaked red chillies.
  8. Saute for few minutes.
  9. Add tamarind and toss.
  10. Add hing and grated coconut.
  11. Toss for few minutes and turn off flame.
  12. Allow the ingredients to cool.
  13. Add to blender, add 1/2 cup of water and blend to smooth paste.
  14. Transfer to serving bowl.
  15. In a small pan, add 1 tsp of oil.
  16. Temper with mustard, cumin, split urad dal and curry leaves.
  17. Allow to splutter and turn off flame.
  18. Pour it over the garlic chutney and mix.
  19. Flavorful, healthy delicious garlic chutney is ready.
  20. The inviting aroma of the garlic makes the chutney more tempting.
  21. It makes an excellent combo along with breakfast menus like idli, dosa, kichdi or even as a dip for snacks.
Chillil Garlic chutney
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Onion Bajji / How to make Crispy Onion Bajji? - Easy Video Recipe

Crispy Onion Bajji
Onion Bajji Recipe  

Onion Bajji is one of the very popular tea time snack or an appetizer. It tastes irresistably tasty and crispy & is enjoyed throughout the country. Its our favorite evening snack and love to munch this delicious fritter when its raining outside. Also it makes a quick snack to serve for guests. The recipe is pretty simple to prepare at home. The sliced onions are soaked in spiced besan batter and then deep fried until golden. Check out the easy video recipe and enjoy homemade crispy onion bajji's. I bet you just can't stop with one:)

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Ingredients

  • Onion - 2 big
  • Besan flour - 1 cup
  • Rice flour - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli pwd - 1 tsp
  • Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Soda pwd - a pinch
  • Hing / asafoetida pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to deep fry

Method

  1. Clean, peel off the skin of onion.
  2. Slice it to thin round pieces as shown in video.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add besan flour, rice flour, turmeric pwd, red chilli pwd, cumin pwd, soda pwd, ginger garlic paste, hing, salt and mix.
  4. Add enough water and mix it to smooth paste.
  5. The batter consistency should not be watery or too thin. It should be in flowing thick consistency. (refer above video) The consistency of the batter is very important to get perfect crispy bajji.
  6. Heat oil in frypan.
  7. Dip the onion slice in batter and drop it in hot oil.
  8. Keep the flame in medium and deep fry until both the sides of bajji are golden brown and crispy.
  9. Do not overcrowd the oil while frying bajjis. Try to drop 4 to 5 at a time. Approximately it will take some 4 mins to get the onions cooked inside the bajji in low medium flame.
  10. Drain the crispy bajji in tissue paper.
  11. Delicious homemade hot and crispy Onion bajjis are ready.
  12. Serve immediately with any chutney of your choice along with piping hot cup of coffee or tea.
Crispy Onion Bajji
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CORIANDER CHUTNEY - KOTHAMALLI CHUTNEY RECIPE - EASY VIDEO RECIPE

kothamalli chutney
Coriander Chutney 

Today's post is one of the classic & famous chutney recipe of South India. This coriander chutney has a vibrant green color and tastes flavorful & delicious with inviting aroma of coriander leaves. It makes a perfect side dish for any breakfast dishes like Idli, dosa, appam, kichdi or snacks. My mom is expert in preparing this chutney and i just love its divine taste. We know coriander leaves is rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals and loaded with health benefits. Prepare quick coriander leaves chutney at home with this simple video recipe and enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • Coriander leaves - 1 bunch
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilli - 1 or 2
  • Grated ginger - 1 tsp
  • Tamarind - small piece
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Salt to taste

To temper:

  • OIl - 1 tsp
  • Mustard - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Split urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Hing / asafoetida pwd - a pinch
  • Curry leaves - a few

Method

  1. Wash and slice fresh coriander to fine pieces.
  2. Heat oil in frypan.
  3. Add urad dal and roast in medium flame to golden.
  4. Remove and set aside.
  5. In the same pan, add cumin seeds and wait to splutter.
  6. Add grated ginger and green chilli.
  7. Stir for a minute. 
  8. Now add sliced coriander leaves and saute.
  9. Add tamarind, salt and saute for few minutes.
  10. Turn off flame and allow to cool.
  11. Grate coconut and add to blender.
  12. Add roasted urad dal (step 4) and grind to coarse mixture.
  13. Now add the sauted coriander leaves (step 10) and blend to smooth paste.
  14. Add 1/2 cup of water and blend to ensure smooth consistency of the chutney.
  15. Flavorful delicious Coriander chutney is ready.

To temper:

  • Heat a tsp of oil in small fry pan.
  • Add mustard, cumin, split urad dal, curry leaves and hing.
  • Wait to splutter.
  • Pour it over coriander chutney.

To serve

  1. It makes an excellent combo with idli, dosa, parotta, appam, etc. 
  2. Also it can be used as a spread in sandwiches and as a delicious dip for pakoras, fritters etc.
kothamalli chutney
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Badam Milk Recipe / Kesar Badam Milk Powder Recipe - Video Recipe

kesar badam milk
Instant Kesar Badam Milk Powder 

Preparing the very popular beverage kesar Badam milk or almond milk at home is very easy, if we have the badam milk powder at home. Today I will share with you how to prepare this simple recipe with quick video below. This delicious drink is prepared by blending the powdered nuts and gently flavored with cardamom. The beautiful color imparted due to saffron makes this rejuvenating drink very inviting and favorive among kids as well as for adults. This can be enjoyed warm or cold!

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Ingredients

  • Badam / almonds - 150 g
  • Cashew - 100 g
  • Pistachios - 100 g
  • Walnuts - 50 g
  • Turmeric pwd - 1 tbsp
  • Cardamom pwd - 2 tbsp
  • Saffron strands - 1 tbsp
  • Sugar - 100 g

Method

  1. Heat a pan.
  2. Add all the nuts one by one and dry roast in low flame, until it turns light brown.
  3. Turn off flame and allow to cool.
  4. In a blender, add sugar, turmeric pwd, cardamom pwd and saffron strands.
  5. Blend well to smooth powder.
  6. Add the roasted nuts and blend to coarse mixture.
  7. Homemade Kesar badam milk powder is ready.
  8. Transfer to air tight container.
  9. It remains fresh and flavorful for 3 to 4 weeks.

To make Kesar badam milk:

  1. Add 2 tbsp of kesar badam milk powder to chilled or warm milk.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Healthy & delicious homemade Badam milk is ready.
  4. It makes a yummy drink for kids, when they're back from school and the attractive colour of the badam milk makes it more inviting for the kids.
  5. Enjoy the smiles of your loves ones!
kesar badam milk
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

RAGI KOOZH - SUMMER SPECIAL / FINGER MILLET PORRIDGE RECIPE - VIDEO RECIPE

keppi koozh
Ragi Koozh / Keppai Koozh Recipe

Ragi Koozh is one of the perfect cooling & healthy drink of summer season. This nutritious one pot meal is very good for health & highly nutritious. In South Indian cuisine, this koozh is offered to Goddess and make it as a festival celebration during aadi (summer) month & is distributed among everyone as prasadam. It tastes divine with a combo of onion, vadam, vathal, sundal, pickle, etc. Also thick koozh can be eaten as such as one would eat paddy rice. Lets how to prepare Ragi / Keppai koozh with this easy video recipe.

Health benefits of Ragi:

  • Its highly nutritious and loaded with protein, vitamin B, iron and amino acids.
  • Its very helpful for weight loss and plays a unique part in diet programme for weight loss.
  • Its helpful in reducing bad cholesterol and aids in digestion.
  • It controls diabetics.
  • Its good for the treatment of anemia and helpful in lactation.
  • It reverts skin aging.
  • It increases the bone strength & very good for kids.

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Ingredients

  • Ragi flour / kelvaragu maavu / finger millet flour - 2 to 3 cups
  • Yoghurt or curd
  • Sliced onions
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Add ragi flour in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add 3 cups of water and mix to smooth thin batter.
  3. Close it with lid and let it ferment overnight or minimum 6 to 7 hours.
  4. Slice onions and keep ready.
  5. Wash and cook rice till soft. Mash the rice and keep ready.
  6. Now heat 6 to 8 cups of water in a thick bottomed pan.
  7. Once the water starts boiling add salt and stir.
  8. Add the fermented ragi batter and stir.
  9. Keep the flame in medium and stir continously, so that no lumps are formed.
  10. If the batter consistency is thick, add some 2 more cups of water as shown in video and adjust the consistency.
  11. The batter consistency should be thin.
  12. Now keep stirring the batter in medium flame.
  13. Let the batter cook for 10 to 15 minutes with constant stirring.
  14. Take care the batter does not stick to the bottom. So constant stirring will be helpful.
  15. Now you can enjoy the inviting aroma of ragi koozh.
  16. Its time to add the cooked and mashed rice.
  17. Stir continously for another 5 minutes.
  18. Turn off flame and allow to cool completely.
  19. You can see the koozh has come to thicker consistency.
  20. Healthy & delicious summer special Ragi Koozh is ready.
keppai koozh

To Serve:

  1. Take 5 to 6 ladles (or as required) of koozh and add to mixing bowl.
  2. Add yoghurt or curd.
  3. Add sliced onions and mix.
  4. Taste and adjust salt.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Add water if required to adjust the consistency of the koozh.
  7. Pour in glass and garnish with curd, sliced nions and green chilli.
  8. Yummilicious homemade Ragi koozh is ready.
  9. We enjoyed koozh along with fried mormilagai.
keppai koozh
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Tangri Kebab Recipe / Tangdi Kabab / Drumstick Chicken Recipe with Video

Tangdi kebab
Tangri Kabab 

Tangdi Kebab is a very popular North Indian starter recipe, where only the drumstick chicken or chicken leg pieces is marinated in a yoghurt-spice marinade and grilled to juicy, flavor infused chicken kebabs. "Tangdi" simply means chicken legs without thighs. It tastes absolutely irresistable with soft, moist & aromatic spicy flavor. This famous grilled drumsticks can be cooked easily at home using a microwave oven. Lets see how to prepare with this easy video recipe!

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Ingredients

  • Chicken leg pieces / drumsticks - 6 to 8
  • Cooking oil - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli pwd - 1 tsp
  • Pepper pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander pwd - 1 & 1/2 tsp
  • Dried fenugreek pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Chat masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Yoghurt - 3 tbsp
  • Fresh lemon juice - few drops
  • Sliced coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Clean and wash the chicken pieces and make random slits on it.
  2. Drain water thoroughly.
  3. Add salt, turmeric pwd, red chilli pwd, pepper pwd, coriander pwd, dried fenugreek pwd, chat masala pwd, oil & ginger garlic powder.
  4. Mix well. Coat all the chicken drumsticks with marinade.
  5. Allow to marinate for minimum 15 minutes.
  6. Now add yoghurt or curd, finely chopped coriander leaves and few drops of lemon juice.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Allow to marinate overnight or minimum 4 hours.
  9. Now grease the grill tray with oil.
  10. Arrange the chicken in the tray and apply the masala.
  11. Smear some oil on the surface.
  12. Preheat oven to 250 degree celcius for 5 minutes.
  13. Place the grill tray on the oven.
  14. Grill for 20 minutes or until the chicken is golden and cooked.
  15. Flip it once in a while and dazzle oil on the chicken.
  16. That's it...juicy & deliciuos restaurant style tangri kabab is ready.
  17. Sprinkle some chat masala on it.
  18. Serve hot with sliced onions and lemon wedges.
  19. Our favorite combo is with mint chutney.
  20. Enjoy tangri kabab with any dip of your choice and don't forget to leave your comment below:)
Tangdi kebab

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Bread Gulab Jamun Recipe / Instant Gulab Jamun / How to make Gulab Jamun - Video Recipe

Gulab Jamun
Bread Gulab Jamun Recipe 

Here comes the instant & delicious Indian dessert recipe Bread gulab jamun. It is one of the popular sweet that is made for festivals and special occasions. This easy jamun recipe is prepared with bread and milk and makes it hard to tell the difference if it is made with mawa / khoya & it tastes equally delicious. This Jamun recipe is a sooper hit with the children. Lets see how to make bread gulab jamun with this easy video recipe.

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Ingredients

  • Bread slices - 6 to 8
  • Milk - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Water - 3/4 cup
  • Cardamom pwd - a pinch
  • Saffron strands - a few
  • Chopped nuts to garnish

Method

  1. Take bread slices and trim the edges.
  2. Tear the bread to small pieces.
  3. Add few tsps of whole milk little by little to bread pieces.
  4. Knead to smooth dough.
  5. Take care the dough consistency to be smooth & soft. It shouldn't the watery or thick.
  6. Make small balls out of dough.
  7. Set it aside.
  8. Lets prepare sugar syrup.
  9. Add 1 cup of sugar to bowl.
  10. Add 3/4 cup of water and stir.
  11. Heat the bowl in low medium flame.
  12. Dissolve sugar by stirring.
  13. Add cardamom pwd and saffron strands.
  14. Boil the sugar water until it turns oily consistency.
  15. Sugar syrup is ready. Turn off flame.
  16. Heat oil in frypan.
  17. Once the oil is hot, add the jamun balls and deep fry in low flame.
  18. Once the jamun turns golden & crispy, as shown in video, drain and remove from oil.
  19. Add the jamuns to hot sugar syrup.
  20. Mix well.
  21. Let the jamuns soak in sugar syrup for minimum 1 hour.
  22. That's it soft & yummy, melt in mouth bread gulab jamun is ready.
  23. Serve warm or chilled. Garnish with chopped nuts.
Gulab Jamun

Sunday, May 14, 2017

CARROT CAKE RECIPE / VIDEO RECIPE

carrot cake recipe
Carrot Cake Recipe   

Here comes the kids most favorite carrot cake recipe. This tastes utlimately moist & sweet with inviting flavors. Also its simple and quick to prepare at home. Nothing can beat the homemade classic carrot cake with a speck of raisins and walnuts on it. Make incredibly moist carrot cake in your home with this easy video recipe!

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Ingredients

  • Carrots sliced - 1 cup
  • Eggs - 2
  • Cooking oil - 1/2 cup
  • Maida or all purpose flour or wheat flour - 1 & 1/2 cup
  • Powdered sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Raisins - 1 tbsp
  • Chopped nuts to garnish

Method

  1. Wash, peel and slice carrots to fine pieces.
  2. Add carrots to blender.
  3. Break 2 eggs and add.
  4. Add cooking oil and blend together to smooth frothy paste.
  5. In a mixing bowl, take all purpose flour and seive to remove any lumps.
  6. Add powdered sugar, baking pwd, baking soda, salt and mix.
  7. Add carrot paste from the blender.
  8. Fold both the dry and wet ingredients gently to smooth batter.
  9. The batter consistency should be as its shown in video.
  10. Grease a cake tin with oil and place butter paper at the bottom.
  11. Pour the cake batter in the tin.
  12. Tap the tin to remove air bubbles if any.
  13. Sprinkle some raisins & chopped almond, walnuts and pista nuts on the top.
  14. Pre-heat oven at 180 degree celcius for 10 mins.
  15. Place the cake tin in the oven and bake the cake for 50 to 55 mins at 180 degree celcius.
  16. Once the cake is golden brown and done, remove from oven.
  17. Cool in wire rack for 10 mins.
  18. Deliciously rich, soft & moist homemade carrot cake is ready.
  19. Its optional, if you wish you can top up the cake with cream cheese icing.
  20. It makes a healthy snack or dessert for everyone especially kids.
  21. Serve warm or chilled.
carrot cake recipe