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Thursday, March 23, 2017

TANDOORI CHICKEN - EASY VIDEO RECIPE

Tandoori Chicken 

I am an ardent fan of tandoori dishes and the prime favorite is spicy tandoori chicken. It makes a heavenly combo with creamy mint chutney or hummus.  Its not at all hard to prepare soft & juicy flavorful restaurant style tandoori chicken at home. In this recipe, the chicken is marinated in yoghurt, aromatic Indian spices and baked or grilled to succulent perfection. Lets see how to prepare this super crispy & tasty tandoori chicken.

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Ingredients

  • Chicken - 1/2 kg
  • Yoghurt - 1 cup
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilly pwd - 1 tsp
  • Coriander pwd - 2 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Corn flour - 1 tbsp
  • Tandoori masala pwd - 1 tsp
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Dried fenugreek leaves - 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - handful
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Clean and wash the chicken.
  2. Drain the water thoroughly.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add yoghurt, salt, turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, coriander pwd, garam masala pwd, cumin pwd, ginger garlic paste, corn flour, tandoori masala pwd, ghee, oil, lemon juice, dried fenugreek leaves and coriander leaves.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Add the chicken pieces and coat well with the marinade.
  6. Let it marinate in refrigerator preferably overnight or atleast for 3 to 4 hours.
  7. Grease the baking pan with oil.
  8. Place the marinated chicken and smear oil over it.
  9. Keep it in oven and bake it at 450 degree F or 250 degree Celcius for 25 to 30 minutes.
  10. Lipsmacking delicious tandoori chicken is ready.
  11. Serve hot with mint chutney, hummus, mayonaise or any dip of your choice.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

MUTTON ROAST / MUTTON PEPPER ROAST - VIDEO RECIPE

mutton pepper roast
Mutton Roast

Mutton roast is an excellent dish which can be served as a starter or appetizer. It is very simple & easy to make at home. It tastes absolutely delicious and makes an irresistable side dish for chapathi, dosa, roti, naan or biryani. It makes a great sunday recipe for whole family. Learn how to make mutton pepper roast in Indian style with this quick video recipe.

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Ingredients

  • Mutton - 1/2 kg
  • Onion - 2 
  • Tomato - 2
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilly pwd - 1 tsp
  • Coriander pwd - 1 tbsp
  • Pepper pwd - 1 tsp
  • Saunf pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh lemon juice - few drops
  • Mint & coriander leaves - handful
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Clean and wash the mutton, drain water thoroughly.
  2. Heat oil in pan.
  3. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  4. Add mutton and stir.
  5. Add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, green chilly, mint leaves, coriander leaves, salt and mix.
  6. Add 1 cup of water and stir.
  7. Pressure cook for 4 whistles in high flame and simmer flame for 10 mins.
  8. Turn off flame.
  9. You can see the mutton is cooked soft and tender.
  10. Drain water (mutton broth) from the cooked mutton and keep aside.
  11. Heat oil in frypan.
  12. Add sliced onions and saute till transculent.
  13. Add tomato slices and cook till soft.
  14. Add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, coriander pwd, saunf pwd, cumin pwd, salt and stir.
  15. Add yoghurt and combine.
  16. Add mutton broth and allow to boil.
  17. Cook until the masala thickens.
  18. Now add the cooked mutton and combine with the thick masala.
  19. Keep the flame low and roast for 5 mins.
  20. Sprinkle freshly grounded pepper pwd, garam masala pwd and combine.
  21. Squeeze few drops of lemon juice.
  22. Turn off flame.
  23. Sprinkle freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  24. Lipsmacking delicious mutton pepper roast is ready.
  25. Serve hot with parotta, naan, biryani, roti, etc.
mutton pepper roast

Saturday, March 18, 2017

SAMBAR POWDER RECIPE - EASY VIDEO RECIPE

masala powder
Homemade Sambar Powder

Here goes the authentic delicious recipe to prepare your own flavorful, aromatic sambar powder at home. Sambar is one of the prime dish in Indian cuisine. You'll never buy readymade sambar powder once you try this perfectly blended homemade sambar powder recipe. It stays fresh for 4 to 5 months by storing it in air tight container. Try this easy video recipe & enjoy the rich aroma of homemade sambar powder masala.

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Ingredients

  • Red chilli  - 10 to 15
  • Coriander seeds - 1 cup
  • Gram dal (kadala paruppu) - 1 cup
  • Toor dal - 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tbsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Turmeric pwd - 1 tsp
  • Hing - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Heat a pan.
  2. Add red chillies and toss for few minutes in low flame.
  3. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Add coriander seeds and toss until light brown.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Next add gram dal (kadala paruppu) and roast until light brown.
  7. Set aside.
  8. Add toor dal, urad dal, fenugreek, cumin seeds and toss for few minutes in low flame.
  9. Set aside.
  10. Now add turmeric pwd, curry leaves, hing, salt and toss for few minutes.
  11. Turn off flame.
  12. Allow the ingredients to cool.
  13. Add it to blender.
  14. Grind it to smooth powder.
  15. Flavorful delicious homemade sambar powder is ready.
masala powder

Enjoy delicious sambar at your home by sprinkling sambar powder to it.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

CARROT HALWA / GAJAR HALWA - EASY VIDEO RECIPE

gajar halwa
Carrot Halwa 

Looking for a easy & quick to make delicious dessert recipe at home? Here comes the rich Indian dessert carrot halwa recipe that makes a delightful treat for everyone. This popular sweet tastes lipsmacking good with melt-in-mouth creamy & fudgey texture. This is usually prepared during festival seasons like Diwali, Holi, etc. In this recipe, the grated carrot is cooked along with ghee, sugar, milk and nuts. Check out this video recipe to make traditional carrot halwa.

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Ingredients

  • Grated carrots - 2 cups
  • Ghee - 5 tbsp
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Cardamom pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Chopped nuts for garnishing

Method

  1. Clean, wash the carrots.
  2. Peel the skin and grate carrots to fine shreds.
  3. Heat ghee in pan.
  4. Add shredded carrots and saute in low flame.
  5. Cook covered for 10 mins without sprinkling water.
  6. Stir well...now you can see the carrots are cooked and reduced in quantity.
  7. Cover it with lid and cook for another 10 mins in low flame.
  8. Add 1 cup of milk and stir well.
  9. Again cook for 20 mins by covering with lid.
  10. Add cardamom pwd and sugar.
  11. Stir well.
  12. Keep stirring in low flame until the halwa starts rolling on the sides of the pan.
  13. Add 1 tsp of ghee and turn off flame.
  14. Garnish with finely chopped pistachios, cashewnuts and almonds.
  15. Lipsmacking delicious carrot halwa is ready.
  16. Serve warm or chilled.
gajar halwa

Monday, March 13, 2017

ALOO TIKKI / EASY VIDEO RECIPE

potato cutlet
Aloo Tikki

Here comes the ever popular snack of India, Aloo tikki, which is a healthy & stomach filling appetizer recipe. It will satisfy your spicy cravings for a light tea time snack or a best accompaniment with tomato ketchup & mint chutney. It tastes crispy delicious on the outside and soft chewy inside with spicy tempting flavors. I prepare these tikkis often as it is easy to cook and it makes a real treat to tastebuds for kids. Learn how to make aloo tikki, a favorite of generations of India with this easy video recipe.

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Ingredients

  • Potato - 3 to 4
  • Corn flour - 2 tbsp
  • Rice flour - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Amchoor pwd or chat masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Sliced green chilly - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Fresh lemon juice - few drops
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to shallow fry
  • Coriander leaves sliced

Method

  1. Wash and boil the potatoes until soft.
  2. Peel off the skin and mash it completely.
  3. Add corn flour, rice flour, salt, cumin pwd, red chilly pwd, amchoor pwd, sliced green chilly, coriander leaves, garam masala pwd, turmeric pwd and lemon juice.
  4. Mix completely.
  5. Grease hand with oil and knead the dough to smooth ball.
  6. Take a lemon sized portion and roll to round shape.
  7. Now pat it to thick patty (disc shape) as shown in the video.
  8. Roll the patty in bread crumbs and set aside.
  9. Repeat the same for the remaining dough.
  10. Heat 2 tbsp of butter or oil in frypan for shallow frying.
  11. Place the patties gently on the hot oil and fry in low medium flame.
  12. Once the patties or golden brown and crispy on one side, flip it gently to the other side.
  13. Fry until both sides of the patties are golden and crispy.
  14. Remove from pan.
  15. That's it lipsmacking healthy delicious aloo tikkis are ready.
  16. It serves best with tomato ketchup, mint chutney or any dip of your choice.
crispy cutlet

Thursday, March 09, 2017

MURUKKU - COCONUT MILK MURUKKU - EASY VIDEO RECIPE

snacks
Coconut Milk Murukku

Looking for healthy & crispy snack recipes for kids? Here comes the flavorful & super delicious coconut milk murukku recipe that can be prepared at home quickly. This deep fried snack is make with rice flour, urad dal flour and coconut milk. This makes a perfect healthy evening time snacks for everyone at your home. The butter added to the dough makes the murukku soft yet crunchy. Learn to make this simplest & easiest murukku at home with this easy video recipe.

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Ingredients

  • Grated coconut - 1 cup or Thick coconut milk - 1 cup
  • Rice flour - 2 cups
  • Urad dal flour - 1/4 cup
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
  • Asafetida / hing / perungayam - 1/4 tsp
  • Butter - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to deep fry

Method

  1. Add grated pieces of coconut to blender.
  2. Add 1/2 cup water and grind to smooth paste.
  3. Strain and take thick coconut milk from it.
  4. Set it aside.
  5. Add rice flour, urad dal flour, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, hing, salt and mix.
  6. Add thick coconut milk and knead to smooth dough.
  7. Add butter and knead well.
  8. Smooth soft dough is ready.
  9. Heat oil in frypan.
  10. Grease the murukku mould with oil.
  11. Stuff a handful of dough in the mould as shown in video, and press in concentric circles in greased ladle or directly in hot oil.
  12. Take not to overcrowd the oil.
  13. Deep fry the murukkus in medium flame until the murukku turn golden & crispy.
  14. Drain in tissue paper.
  15. Flavorful delicious coconut milk murukku is ready to relish.
  16. Enjoy with garma garam coffee or tea.
crispy murukku

Monday, March 06, 2017

Maladu Recipe / Fried Gram Or Roasted Gram Ladoo Recipe

fried gram ladoo
Maladu

Looking for easy to make healthy delicious after school snack for kids? Here comes the famous South Indian ladoo recipe made with roasted gram, sugar and ghee. My mom used to prepare in my childhood days and I love to taste these soft, melt-in-mouth delicious ladoos for evening snacks. This very popular & instant ladoo can be prepared in just few minutes with the readily available ingredients at home. Learn how to make maladu at home with this easy video recipe.

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Ingredients

  • Fried gram / roasted gram / pottukadalai - 2 cups
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Ghee - 4 tbsp
  • Cardamom pwd - 1/2 tsp

Method

  1. Add sugar to blender and grind to smooth powder.
  2. Heat pan and add fried gram.
  3. Roast it in low flame for few minutes.
  4. Turn off flame and allow to cool.
  5. Add to blender and grind to smooth powder.
  6. Seive the fried gram powder and remove the lumps & dirt.
  7. Now heat ghee in frypan.
  8. Add fried gram powder and roast for few minutes.
  9. Add sugar pwd and cardamom pwd.
  10. Roast for few more minutes in low flame.
  11. Add 2 tbsp of ghee and toss.
  12. Turn off flame.
  13. Make small balls out of the mixture and press to ladoos immediately as shown in video. 
  14. Try to make ladoos while the mixture is hot, else the ladoos may break. In case, if the mixture is not binding, sprinkling few tsp ghee or milk and make ladoos.
  15. Arrange the rolled ladoos in plate.
  16. Let it cool and store it in air tight container.
  17. It has a shelf life of 3 to 4 weeks.
  18. Enjoy the healthy delicious maladu at your home.
roasted gram ladoo

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Gobi 65 / Restaurant Style Recipe - Video Recipe

cauliflower pakoda
Gobi 65 

Today's recipe is yummy gobi 65 which is one of everyone's favorite tea time snack. It is very easy to cook restaurant style crispy gobi 65 at home. This delicious recipe is prepared by dipping cauliflower florets in a spicy batter of besan, corn, maida flour along with a pinch of various Indian flavorful spices. It makes a wonderful party snack too due to its crispy crunchy taste. Learn how to make Gobi 65 at home with this easy video recipe.

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Ingredients

  • Cauliflower florets - 1 bowl
  • Maida flour - 3 tbsp
  • Besan flour - 1 tbsp
  • Rice flour - 1 tbsp
  • Corn flour - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilly pwd - 1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Pepper pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Soya sauce - 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice or vinegar - few drops
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Clean and slice the cauliflower to fine florets.
  2. Take it in a mixing bowl, add salt, turmeric pwd and hot water.
  3. Rinse it for few minutes and drain water.
  4. In a bowl, add maida flour, corn flour, rice flour, red chilly pwd, salt, ginger garlic paste, cumin pwd, pepper pwd, besan flour and mix.
  5. Add soya sauce and lemon juice or vinegar.
  6. Add chopped coriander leaves and water.
  7. Mix it to smooth paste.
  8. Add the cauliflower and coat well with masala.
  9. Let it rest for 10 mins.
  10. Heat oil in frypan.
  11. Drop the cauliflower in hot oil carefully as shown in video.
  12. Deep fry in hot oil until the gobi is cooked crispy and golden.
  13. Once the gobi is done, fry some curry leaves and green chilly in hot oil as shown in video. (it gives a yummy flavor to gobi 65)
  14. Drain the gobi 65 from oil in kitchen tissue.
  15. Restaurant style spicy & crispy delicious gobi 65 is ready.
  16. Serve hot with any dip of your choice.
  17. It makes a yummy combo with hot masala chai in cold wintery days.
cauliflower pakoda

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Mint Paratha / Pudina Paratha - Easy Video Recipe

pudina paratha
Mint Paratha

Bored of regular rotis for dinner? Here comes the flavorful restaurant style pudina paratha recipe that can be prepared at home quickly. This is a fantatic bread with an amazing taste & unique flavor of mint & coriander leaves. This crispy, flaky and layered paratha can be served with curd, raitha and any spicy curry.
Check out this easy video recipe and enjoy your dinner or breakfast.

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Ingredients

  • Chopped mint leaves - 1 cup
  • Chopped coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
  • Whole wheat flour / atta flour - 2 cups
  • Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Chat masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Sliced green chilly - 1 tsp
  • Yoghurt - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Clean, wash and chop mint leaves and coriander leaves.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add wheat flour, salt, cumin, ginger garlic paste, chat masala pwd, mint leaves, coriander leaves, sliced green chilly, yoghurt, oil and knead well.
  3. Sprinkle water and knead to smooth soft dough.
  4. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into equal sized balls.
  6. Take one ball, dust with flour and roll it to thin round disc.
  7. Smear with oil.
  8. Sprinkle chat masala pwd.
  9. Fold the disc to half, smear with oil and fold to triangle as shown in the video.
  10. Dust with flour and roll it to triangle shape.
  11. Heat pan.
  12. Melt butter and place the mint paratha.
  13. Cook on hot flame until the paratha turns golden brown on both sides.
  14. Flip the paratha to both sides and remove from flame.
  15. Flavorful delicious restaurant style mint paratha is ready.
  16. Enjoy this hot crispy golden parathas with yoghurt & pickle.
pudina paratha