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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Top Recipes of 2015

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Here I am sharing the top recipes from 2015 on the blog. Click the link to view the stepwise recipes..!!!

Mutton Biryani Recipe / Andhra Style Mutton Biryani / Indian Biryani Recipes

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Andhra Mutton Biryani: I am very happy to share my most favorite traditional mutton biryani that can be made in a jiffy. This is a delicious Indian recipe popular in Andhra Pradesh. It is different from traditional biryani recipe. It is simple and quick toprepare and suitable for new cooks, busy folks and bachelors. The secret to make any good mutton biryani is tender meat and cooking it the right way to juicy chunks. In this recipe I have included clear steps on how to cook mutton that yields soft and delicious taste. The recipe is made with mutton but can be substituted with chicken also.
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Ingredients:
To marinate
·         Basmati rice                    - 2 cups
·         Mutton                             - ½ kg
·         Yoghurt                            - 2 tbsp
·         Turmeric pwd                 - a pinch
·         Red chilly pwd                - ½ tsp
·         Ginger garlic paste         - 1 tsp
·         Garam masala pwd        - 1 tsp
·         Salt to taste
To make Biryani
·         Oil                                   -2 tbsp
·         Ghee                                -1 tbsp
·         Bay leaf                            - 1
·         Cumin                              - 1 tsp
·         Cloves                              -4
·         Cardamom                      -1
·         Cinnamon                       - 2
·         Javithri                            -1
·         Sliced onions                   - 1 ½  cup
·         Green chilly                     - 2
·         Ginger garlic paste         -1 tsp
·         Tomato sliced                 - 1 cup
·         Mint and coriander leaves - 1 cup
·         Yoghurt                            - 1 tbsp
·         Biryani masala                - ½ tsp
·         Red chilly pwd                -  ½ tsp
·         Lemon juice                    - few drops
·         Salt to taste
Andhra Mutton Biryani
Method:
1.       Wash and soak basmati rice for 5 mins.
2.      Drain it completely in a colander and set aside.
3.      Clean, wash and chop the mutton to bite-sized pieces.
4.      In a mixing bowl, add mutton pieces, yoghurt, turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, ginger garlic paste, salt and garam masala pwd.
5.      Mix well and let it marinate for 30 mins.
6.      Transfer to contents to pressure cooker. Add 1 cup of water and pressure cook till the mutton pieces are cooked.
7.      Meanwhile heat water in a heavy pan.
8.      Add the basmati rice to the boiling water.
9.      Cook until the rice is three-fourth cooked.
10.   Drain the water and spread the rice in a bowl.
11.    Take a wide thick bottomed pan.
12.   Add oil/ ghee and heat it in medium flame.
13.   Add spices one by one from bay leaf, cumin, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and javithri.
14.   Wait to splutter.
15.   Add sliced onions.
16.   Saute till transculent.
17.   Add sliced green chilly and ginger garlic paste.
18.   Toss well till raw smell disappears.
19.   Add sliced tomatoes and cook.
20.  Add finely chopped mint and coriander leaves.
21.   Add yoghurt and mix.
22.  Add biryani masala, red chilly pwd and stir.
23.  Add the cooked mutton along with water.
24.  Stir well.
25.  Cook till the masala attains thick consistency.
26.  Add the basmati rice and mix gently.
27.  Keep the flame in low and cover the vessel with lid.
28.  Allow to cook  for 5 mins.
29.  Turn off the flame.
30.  For Dum process, heat a dosa pan on low flame.
31.   Place the biryani vessel over it and cover with lid.
32.  On top of it place a heavy pan of hot water.
33.  Allow the biryani to be in dum for 10 mins.
34.  This way the biryani is not burnt at the bottom.
35.  Squeeze few drops of lemon juice and fluff gently.
36.  Lipsmacking delicious Andhra style Mutton Biryani is ready.
37.  Enjoy hot with onion raitha and mutton/ chicken korma.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Schezwan Chilly Potato Recipe / Chilly Potato / Indo-Chinese Recipes

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Schezwan Chilly Potato: Today’s post is a much-loved recipe of Chilly potatoes from Indo-chinese cuisine. This is very easy to make at home and one of the best combo with fried rice or noodles. In this recipe the fried crisp potatoes are cooked in a spicy & hot schezwan sauce. The deliciousness of potatoes along with sweet tangy spicy sauce tastes amazingly good. Try out the simple recipe and enjoy. (click here to view the homemade Schezwan sauce recipe)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Bread Bajji Recipe / Bread Pakora / Easy Tea-Time Snacks

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Bread Pakora
Crispy Bread Bajji: Bread Bajji is one of the special street food and favorite snack recipe of India. It is very delicious and quick to prepare evening tea-time snack. I have tasted this yummy snack at my Mil’s place and couldn’t wait to try it out. It came out irresistibly tasty and made an awesome combo with piping hot cup of tea.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas Recipes / Merry Christmas 2015..!

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Merry Christmas

Hello Friends, Christmas is round the corner. Create your complete Christmas menu from the yummy collection of recipes from cakes to cookies & desserts, plus plenty of help with how to prepare them with easy stepwise pics. Celebrate Christmas with family & friends and enjoy the big day..!!!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Dragon Chicken - Easy Restaurant Style Recipe / Indo-Chinese Chicken Recipes

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Dragon Chicken
Dragon Chicken: Today’s post is one of the very appealing and delicious Chinese recipe, Dragon Chicken. I have tasted this in Chinchaas Restaurant and absolutely loved this chicken starter. Its really quick & easy to prepare with minimum ingredients. This dish can be served as a side dish to go with fried rice, biryani or with roti dishes.  Check out this easiest Dragon Chicken recipe which will make your tummy twirl.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Easy Mutton Biryani / Mutton Biryani Recipe / Spicy Biryani Recipes

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Mutton Biryani
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Here comes the quick delicious hearty one pot mutton biryani recipe that is easy to prepare in a short time. This is a fail proof recipe and tastes aunthetic and flavorful. The soft and melt-in-mouth mutton chunks in the biryani will amaze your family members. Do try this easy beezy pressure cooker biryani and let me know your feedback.
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Ingredients:
To Marinate:
·         Mutton                 - ½ kg
·         Turmeric pwd     - ¼ tsp
·         Red chilly pwd    - ½ tsp
·         Garam masala pwd  - ½ tsp
·         Yoghurt                - 2 to 3 tbsp
·         Salt to taste
To make Biryani
·         Basmati rice        - 2 cups
·         Oil                       - 2 tbsp
·         Cumin seeds       - ½ tsp
·         Saunf                   - ½ tsp
·         Bay leaf                - 1
·         Cinnamon           - 1
·         Cardamom          - 1
·         Onion                   - 2 big
·         Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
·         Green chilly         - 2
·         Chopped mint & coriander leaves - handful
·         Chopped tomato - 1 cup
·         Red chilly pwd    - ½ tsp
·         Biryani masala pwd   - ½ tsp
·         Salt to taste
Mutton Biryani
Method:
1.       Clean and wash the mutton pieces thoroughly.
2.      In a mixing bowl, prepare the marinade with turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, garam masala pwd, salt and yoghurt.
3.      Add the mutton pieces, mix well and allow to marinate for 2 hours.
4.      Wash and soak basmati water in water for 10 mins.
5.      Drain the water and set the rice aside.
6.      Heat oil in a pressure pan.
7.      Add cumin seeds, saunf, bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom and allow to splutter.
8.      Add sliced onions and saute till light brown.
9.      Add ginger garlic paste and sliced green chilly.
10.   Saute for 2 mins.
11.    Add chopped mint and coriander leaves.
12.   Stir well.
13.   Add chopped tomatoes and cook till it mashed.
14.   Now add the marinated mutton pieces, ½ tsp red chilly pwd and mix well.
15.   Add 1 cup of  water and stir.
16.   Close the lid and pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles.
17.   Once done, turn off the the flame.
18.   Wait until the pressure goes off.
19.   Mix all the ingredients.
20.  Now again turn on the flame.
21.   Add 1 cup of water enough to cook the basmati rice.
22.  Add the soaked & drained basmati rice.
23.  Add biryani masala pwd.
24.  Mix gently.
25.  Taste and adjust salt and seasonings.
26.  Close the lid and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
27.  Simmer the flame for 5 mins.
28.  That’s it ….flavorful and lipsmacking tasty mutton biryani is ready.
Mutton Biryani
29.  Serve hot with onion raitha and spicy gravy.
Mutton Biryani

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Happy Diwali Wishes 2015

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Tasty Appetite wish you all a very Happy & Joyous DIWALI. May this year brings more happiness, wealth & good health to Everyone:)
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Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Grilled Chicken Recipe / Grilled Tandoori Chicken

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Chicken Grill
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Looking for a scrumptiously tasty Grilled Chicken recipe for get-together? Here goes the truly delicious, flavor-packed, tender and juicy chicken recipe that is so easy to prepare at home. In this recipe, the chicken is marinated with a special blend of seasonings and slow grilled in oven for smoky flavor and charred grill marks. Try it out and enjoy the meal.
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Ingredients:
·         Whole chicken cleaned  - 1
·         Yoghurt                            -  ½ cup
·         Cooking oil                      - 1 tbsp
·         Turmeric pwd                 - ¼ tsp
·         Red chilly pwd                - 1 ½ to 2 tsp
·         Cumin pwd                      - ½ tsp
·         Coriander pwd                - 1 tsp
·         Cinnamon pwd               - ½ tsp
·         Pepper pwd                     - ½ to ¾ tsp
·         Ginger garlic paste         - 1 tbsp
·         Tandoori masala pwd     - 1 tsp
·         Salt                                   -to taste
·         Sugar                               - ½ tsp
·         Oil                                    - to spray over chicken
·         Lemon juice                    - few drops
Chicken Grill
Method:
1.       Wash and clean the chicken thoroughly.
2.      In a mixing bowl, add yoghurt, veg oil, turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd (or paprika pwd), cumin pwd, coriander pwd, cinnamon pwd, pepper pwd, ginger garlic paste, tandoori masala pwd, salt and sugar(optional)
3.      Mix well to makea paste.
4.      Apply the masala paste all over the chicken,  so that the chicken is well coated.
5.      Let it marinate for 10 to 12 hours or preferably overnight.
6.      Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius.
7.      Place the marinated chicken in grill tray.
8.      Brush vegetable oil all over the chicken on both the sides.
9.      Place it in the oven and grill for about 20 minutes.
10.   Flip it over and brush oil over the chicken.
11.    Place it in the grill and grill for another 20 mins.
12.   Make sure the chicken is cooked tender & really juicy.
13.   Take care not to burn the chicken. Overcooking the chicken makes it hard.
14.   Yummilicious Grill Chicken is ready.
15.   Squeeze few drops of lemon juice.
Chicken Grill
16.   Enjoy hot with sliced onions and mint chutney or dip of your choice.
Grill Chicken