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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe - Easy Video Recipe

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Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe 

Looking for the best fried chicken recipe that tastes more crispy & yummy ...then your search ends here. This classic fried chicken recipe tastes spicy, crunchy and always a hit during the holidays and even for parties & get togethers. Kids love this hot and shatteringly crispy homemade fried chicken with golden brown colour. Check out this easy video recipe and sure it will become your family favorite too!

Video Recipe

Ingredients

To Marinate:

  • Chicken legs - 6
  • Red chilli pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

To Fry Chicken

  • Egg - 1
  • Milk - 1/4 cup
  • All purpose flour - 3 tbsp
  • Garlic pwd - 1 tbsp
  • Onion pwd - 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Bread crumbs - 2 tbsp
  • Oats - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Method

To marinate

  1. Clean and wash the chicken legs.
  2. Dont remove the skin of the chicken (for fried chicken recipe, the skin enhances the crisp texture)
  3. Sprinkle salt, red chilli pwd and pepper pwd.
  4. Squeeze few drops of fresh lemon juice and mix completely.
  5. Let the chicken legs marinate for 2 hours.

Lets prepare 2 bowls of ingredients:

1 bowl:
  • Beat an egg. Add milk and whisk to smooth mixture.
  • Set it aside.
2 bowl:
  • Add all purpose flour, garlic pwd, onion pwd, salt, red chilli pwd, bread crumbs & oats.
  • Mix completely and set aside.

To coat the Marinated Chicken

  1. Now take the marinated chicken, roll in flour mixture (bowl 2)
  2. Dip in egg mixture (bowl 1)
  3. Again roll in flour mixture and set aside as shown in video
  4. Repeat the same for all the marinated chicken leg pieces.

To Fry Chicken

  1. Heat oil in frypan.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the coated chicken pieces.
  3. Fry the pieces in batches and take care not to over crowd the oil.
  4. Deep fry until the chicken is crispy and golden on both sides.
  5. Drain in kitchen tissue.
  6. Crispy delicious homemade kfc style fried chicken is ready.
  7. Enjoy hot with garlic sauce or any dip of your choice.
fried chicken
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Beetroot Halwa Recipe / Easy Halwa Recipes - Video Recipe

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Beetroot Halwa Recipe 

Here comes the rich, deliciously creamy festival delight beetroot halwa recipe. It is one of the easiest halwa recipe even the beginners of cooking can try. Not only this halwa is vibrant in colour also it tastes chewy and exquisite with intense flavor. It is prepared with grated beets that is cooked in whole milk and sugar. Try this gem of the halwa recipes at your home with this easy video recipe.

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Ingredients

  • Beetroot - 2 to 3
  • Ghee - 4 to 5 tbsp
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Cardamom pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Cashewnuts - 8 to 10

Method

  1. Clean and peel off the skin of beetroot
  2. Grate to fine shreds.
  3. Heat ghee in pan.
  4. Add cashewnuts and saute to golden.
  5. Drain and set aside.
  6. Add 2 tbsps of ghee to same pan.
  7. Add the grated beetroot and saute in low flame.
  8. Cover and cook for 10 mins.
  9. Stir and add milk.
  10. Cover and cook for another 10 mins.
  11. Now you can see the beetroot is completely cooked and soft.
  12. Add cardamom pwd and sugar.
  13. Stir well.
  14. The sugar dissolves and the mixture starts thickening.
  15. Stir once in a while until the halwa starts leaving the sides of the pan and reaches rolling consistency as shown in video.
  16. Add a tbsp of ghee and turn off flame.
  17. Sprinkle golden roasted cashewnuts.
  18. Lipsmacking delicious beetroot halwa is ready.
  19. Serve warm or chilled.
beetroot halwa recipe
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Monday, June 19, 2017

Banana Chips / Kerala Banana Chips Recipe - Video Recipe

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Banana Chips 

If you've been looking for a healthy delicious crunchy snack, then look no further...! Here comes the undoubtedly popular banana chips that can be prepared easily at home with raw, unripe banana. We know banana is rich in potassium and this banana chips make a light, crispy & crunchy tea time snack. Also it makes a hearty treat for picnic, parties and get-together. Each piece tastes with mild sweetness and packed with nutrition. Make yourself the crispy banana chips at home with this easy video recipe!

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Ingredients

  • Raw plantain - 3 to 4
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli pwd - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Oil to deep fry
  • Salt 

Method

  1. Wash and peel off the skin of raw plantain.
  2. Cut them into halves.
  3. Soak them in water with turmeric pwd in a bowl.
  4. Let it soak for 5 minutes.
  5. Drain the plantain out of water and pat it dry completely.
  6. Slice to thin rounds as shown in video.
  7. Heat oil in frypan.
  8. Add the plantain slices and deep fry in medium flame.
  9. Fry until the banana chips are crispy and golden.
  10. Drain from oil in kitchen tissue.
  11. Flavorful delicious crispy homemade banana chips are ready.
  12. Sprinkle salt and red chilli pwd (optional) and mix.
  13. Store in air tight container for long shelf life.
  14. It makes a healthy crunchy after school snack for kids.
kerala banana chips

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Thayir Vadai Recipe / South Indian Curd Vadai / Dahi Vada - Video Recipe

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Thayir Vadai  

Here comes the chilled delicious ever popular South Indian style Thayir Vadai recpe. It is absolutely easy to prepare curd vadai at home just like restaurant style. This makes a divine recipe during hot summer days. I used to prepare at home frequently as its a favorite dish of everyone. In this recipe, the deep fried crispy vadai are immersed in warm water and then soaked in spicy flavored thick curd and garnished with grated carrot and boondhi. Kids will love this colourful attractive snack and it makes a filling snack too. Check out this easy video recipe and prepare yummy thayir vadai at home.

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Ingredients

To make Vada:

  • Urad dal - 1 & 1/2 cups
  • Green chilli - 1 or 2
  • Grated ginger - 1 tsp
  • Onion - 1
  • Curry & coriander leaves 
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to deep fry

To make Spiced curd:

  • Thick curd or yoghurt - 2 cups
  • Green chilli - 1
  • Grated ginger - 1 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Method

To Make Vada

  1. Wash & soak urad dal in water for minimum 1 hour.
  2. Drain water completely.
  3. Add to blender and add salt.
  4. Sprinkle few tsps of water and grind completely to smooth batter.
  5. Transfer to bowl.
  6. Add finely sliced onions, green chilli, coriander and curry leaves.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Vada batter is ready.
  9. Heat oil in fry pan.
  10. Wet your hands in water.
  11. Take a small ball of batter and pat it flat.
  12. Make a small dent in the centre as shown in video.
  13. Drop them carefully in hot oil.
  14. Deep fry in medium flame.
  15. Fry until the vadas are crispy and golden on both the sides.
  16. Drain from oil.
  17. Crispy delicious vadais are ready.
  18. In a small bowl, add warm water.
  19. Add the crispy vadas to the water and let them soak in water for 5 mins.(this enhances the vada to turn spongy and soft)
  20. Squeeze the excess water and set the vadais in serving plate.

To prepare Spicy Curd:

  1. In a blender, add green chilli, grated ginger and cumin.
  2. Add thick yoghurt or curd, salt to blender.
  3. Grind to smooth consistency.
  4. In a small pan, add 1 tsp of oil.
  5. Add mustard, cumin, split urad dal, hing/asafoetida pwd, curry leaves and wait to splutter.
  6. Add this to curd and mix.
  7. Spicy Curd is ready.

To make Thayir Vadai:

  1. Take the soaked soft vadais in serving plate.
  2. Add spiced curd over the vadas.
  3. Add enough curd so that the vadas are soaked completely.
  4. Sprinkle finely chopped coriander leaves.
  5. Garnish with grated carrots and karaboondhi snack.
  6. Colourful, yummy delicious homemade traditional Thayir Vadai is ready.
  7. Enjoy chilled or as you like.
  8. It makes a filling & healthy snack for kids as well as adults.
curd vada

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Mutton Curry Recipe / Mutton Gravy Recipe / Mutton Masala Recipe - Easy Video Recipe

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Mutton Curry 

If you're looking for a delicious, spicy gravy to go with roti, naan, chapatis or parathas, then your search ends here. Yes, this is a perfect mutton gravy recipe with delicious, tender and soft chunks of mutton or goat (lamb) meat cooked in spicy onion tomato masala curry. In this recipe, the mutton is cooked on low heat to retain its juicy, soft and tenderness. This mutton gravy is not only spicy hot & mouth-watering, it makes you feel you had a hearty restaurant style meal. Do try this winner recipe and sure will become your favorite mutton curry too!

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Ingredients

To Marinate:

  • Mutton pieces - 1/2 kg
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Yoghurt - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp

To make Mutton Curry:

  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Cinnamon - small stick
  • Cloves - 4
  • Green chilli - 1
  • Red chillil - 2
  • Onion - 2
  • Tomato - 2
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli pwd - 1 tsp
  • Coriander pwd - 2 tsp
  • Pepper pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Saunf pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Mutton masala pwd (optional) - 1/2 tsp
  • Dried fenugreek leaves - 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • Fresh curry leaves
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Clean and wash mutton pieces.
  2. Drain water thoroughly.
  3. Marinate with turmeric pwd, salt, red chilli pwd, ginger garlic paste, garam masala pwd and yoghurt.
  4. Mix well and allow to marinate for 30 mins minimum.
  5. Heat cooker pan.
  6. Add oil and heat it.
  7. Add cumin, pepper, bay leaf, cinnamon and cloves.
  8. Wait to splutter.
  9. Add curry leaves, red chilli, green chilli and toss.
  10. Add sliced onions, salt and toss until light brown.
  11. Add ginger garlic paste and saute further.
  12. Add sliced tomatoes and cook till soft.
  13. Add marinated mutton and mix well with masala.
  14. Allow to cook for 5 mins in low medium flame.
  15. Add turmeric pwd, red chilli pwd, coriander pwd, pepper pwd and saunf pwd.
  16. Combine the masala well.
  17. Add finely sliced mint & coriander leaves.
  18. Add 1/2 cup of water and mix.
  19. Close the cooker and cook until the mutton is tender and done. (I usually cook for 4 whistles in high flame and simmer flame for 10 more mins)
  20. Once the pressure goes off, open the lid and stir the mutton curry.
  21. Add garam masala pwd, mutton masala pwd and dried fenugreek leaves.
  22. Taste and adjust salt.
  23. Allow the curry to cook until it reaches thick desired consistency.
  24. Turn off flame.
  25. Sprinkle curry and coriander leaves.
  26. That's it flavorful delicious mutton curry is ready.
  27. Transfer to serving bowl.
  28. Enjoy hot with idli, dosa, chapati, roti or with biryani and other rice dishes.
mutton gravy

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Mysore Pak Recipe / How to make Mysore Pak - Easy Video Recipe

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Mysore Pak Recipe 

The word "Mysore Pak" makes everyone with sweet tooth go crazy about it. Its a very popular, rich, melt-in-mouth dessert from South Indian cuisine. Just it requires more attention and patience to prepare this traditional sweet at home with only three ingredients besan flour, sugar and ghee. Trust me its quite tricky but simple to prepare it. Here am sharing the easy video version of Mysore pak recipe, that tastes super soft and just melts in mouth.

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Ingredients

  • Besan flour - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1 & 1/4 cup
  • Ghee - 3/4 to 1 cup 

Method

  1. Heat a tsp of ghee in frypan.
  2. Add besan flour and roast in low flame until nice, rich aroma arises from besan flour. (approx 5 mins)
  3. Turn off flame.
  4. Seive the besan flour to remove the lumps.
  5. Take it in a mixing bowl.
  6. Add ghee little by little and mix to smooth paste. ( the batter should be in pouring consistency like shown in video)
  7. Take a tray and grease it with oil or ghee and keep ready.
  8. Now lets start preparing sugar syrup.
  9. Add sugar to frypan.
  10. Add just enough water to immerse the sugar.
  11. Heat it in low flame with continous stirring.
  12. Keep stirring until the sugar syrup reaches one-strand consistency.
  13. Now add the besan flour paste and continue stirring in low flame.
  14. Add the remaining ghee little by little and stir.
  15. Once the mixture reaches rolling consistency, turn off flame.
  16. Add the besan mixture to greased tray.
  17. Flatten it on top.
  18. Allow to cool for 5 minutes or until firm.
  19. Now slice to square or rectangle pieces.
  20. Let it cool for another 10 minutes.
  21. Lipsmacking delicious homemade ghee mysore pak is ready.
  22. Enjoy the smiles and compliments from your loved ones at home:)
ghee mysore pak recipe

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Top 100 Indian Food Blogs

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Nominated as Best Indian Food Blog

Hi Friends, Glad to share that my website "Tasty Appetite" has been ranked 8th position out of 100 in the Top 100 Best Indian Food blogs. 
Thank you Feedspot.com (http://blog.feedspot.com/indian_food_blogs/) for the mention and the great compilation of Top food bloggers.

"The smallest thanks is always worth more than the effort it takes to give it."

I am proud to take this moment to thank my readers! Thanks for your continued support and inspiration. All the feedback I get from you about the delicious healthy recipes in website keeps me motivated to continue what I do.

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Friday, June 09, 2017

Curry Leaves Chutney / Karuvepilai Chutney Recipe - Easy Video Recipe

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Curry Leaves Chutney Recipe 

Today's recipe is one of the delicious & healthy chutney recipe from one of the staple herb (curry leaves) of Indian cuisine. This chutney is very popular as it imparts special flavor and highly nutritious. We know curry leaves are loaded with carbohydrates, fibre, calcium, phosphorous, iron, and vitamins. It is very helpful to increase metabolism, digestion and good functioning of heart. It fights infection and enlivens your hair and skin vitality. So its highly beneficial to make this curry leaves chutney often at home and it pairs up excellent with breakfasts like idli, dosa, upma, pongal, kichdi, paratha etc. Lets see how to make curry leaves chutney with this easy video recipe!

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Ingredients

  • Curry leaves - 1 cup
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Urad dal - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Toor dal - 1 tsp
  • Gram dal - 2 tsp
  • Grated ginger - 1 tsp
  • Red chilli - 3 to 4
  • Tamarind - a small piece
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Salt to taste

To temper:

  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Split urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Hing - a pinch
  • Red chilli - 1
  • Curry leaves - a few

Method

  1. Clean and wash curry leaves.
  2. Heat oil in frypan.
  3. Add urad dal and saute till light brown.
  4. Add cumin, toor dal and gram dal.
  5. Saute for a minute.
  6. Add grated ginger, red chilli and tamarind.
  7. Toss good.
  8. Add curry leaves and salt.
  9. Saute in medium flame until the curry leaves shrinks.
  10. Turn off flame and allow to cool.
  11. Meanwhile grate coconut to fine pieces.
  12. Add to blender and grind to shreds.
  13. Add the curry leaves mixture to the blender.
  14. Grind to coarse mixture.
  15. Now add enough water (approx 1/2 cup) to blender and grind to smooth paste.
  16. Transfer to serving bowl.

To temper:

  1. Heat oil in small frypan.
  2. Add mustard, cumin, split urad dal, curry leaves, hing and red chilli.
  3. Wait to splutter and turn off flame.
  4. Add to chutney and mix.
  5. Yummy, healthy & flavorful curry leaves chutney is ready.
  6. It makes a delicious combo with idli, dosa, pongal, kichdi or even as a dip for snacks and spread for sandwiches.
karuvepilai chutney
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SCHEZWAN SAUCE RECIPE / HOW TO MAKE SCHEZWAN SAUCE - EASY VIDEO RECIPE

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Schezwan Sauce Recipe 

Here comes the delicious Indo-chinese spicy sauce recipe that can be prepared at home. This exotic hot and flavorful sauce plays a vital role and comes in handy whenever we prepare schezwan fried rice or noodles at home. It has a unique distinctive flavor and can be used to enhance the flavors on soups and as an excellent dips for snacks & spreads on sandwiches. It makes an absolute treat for spice lovers! Check out this easy & quick to make schezwan sauce recipe with video!

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Ingredients

  • Red chilli - 20 to 25
  • Grated ginger - 1 tbsp
  • Grated garlic - 1 tbsp
  • Oil - 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Pepper pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Soya sauce - 1 tbsp
  • Sugar - 1 tsp (optional)
  • Vinegar - 1 tbsp
  • Tomato ketchup - 2 tbsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp

Method

  1. Soak red chillies in warm water for 20 minutes.
  2. Drain water and set the red chillies aside.
  3. Grate ginger and ginger to fine pieces.
  4. In a blender add the soaked red chillies, add 1/4 cup of water and grind to smooth paste.
  5. Heat oil in frypan.
  6. Add grated ginger and garlic and saute until light brown.
  7. Add the red chilli paste and saute in low flame for 10 mins.
  8. Add pepper pwd, salt, soya sauce, sugar, vinegar and tomato ketchup.
  9. Mix well.
  10. Add 1/4 cup of water and cook for another 5 mins in low flame.
  11. You can see oil separates out from the sauce.
  12. Turn off flame.
  13. Allow to cool.
  14. Homemade fiery hot schezwan sauce is ready.
  15. Transfer to air tight container.
  16. It stays good for 3 to 4 weeks when stored in refrigerator.
  17. This schezwan sauce comes handy to prepare schezwan fried rice, noodles or even as an excellent flavorful dip for snacks.
homemade schezwan sauce
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Monday, June 05, 2017

FISH FRY RECIPE / INDIAN STYLE FISH FRY RECIPE - VIDEO RECIPE

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Fish fry recipe 

Here goes the very easy to follow fish fry recipe that even beginners and bachelor's can try. This popular south Indian style fish fry makes an awesome party appetizer or a great side dish to a meal. In this recipe the fish is marinated in spicy masala and shallow fried or deep fried until golden brown and crisp. Prepare & enjoy hot & fresh fish fry at your home with this easy video recipe!

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Ingredients

  • Whole fishes - 3 to 4 (any fishes like mackeral, seer fish, salmon, tuna, tilapia, trout, cod, etc)
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli pwd - 1 tsp
  • Coriander pwd - 1 & 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Saunf pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Sooji / rawa or semolina - 2 tsp
  • Sliced green chilli - 1 tsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Thick tamarind juice - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Oil to Shallow fry

Method

  1. Clean, wash the fish and drain water thoroughly.
  2. Make some slits on the fish.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add turmeric pwd, red chilli pwd, coriander pwd, cumin pwd, saunf pwd, salt, pepper pwd, sooji (rava or semolina) 
  4. Add sliced green chilli, chopped coriander leaves, and mix.
  5. Add ginger garlic paste and thick tamarind juice.
  6. Squeeze few drops of fresh lemon juice and mix.
  7. Combine the mixture to thick masala paste.
  8. Coat the fishes well with spicy masala paste as shown in video.
  9. Let the fishes marinate for minimum 1 hour or preferably overnight.
  10. Heat a dosa pan or any fry pan.
  11. Heat oil and shallow fry the marinated fishes. (also its optional you can deep fry the marinated fish)
  12. Fry until the fishes are cooked completely to crisp and brown on both sides.
  13. Remove from flame.
  14. Serve hot with lemon wedges and onion rings.
spicy fish fry recipe

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Muffins Recipe / Chocolate Muffins Recipe - Video Recipe

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Chocolate Muffins Recipe 

Muffins make a very delicious, healthy and nutritious evening snack treats for kids as well as adults. This decadent and sweet choco muffins can be prepared at home so quick & easy too. They make out perfect for breakfast, snack time, brunch or as light dinner. Lets see how to prepare the best chocolate chips muffins with this easy video recipe.

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Ingredients

  • Wheat flour or all purpose flour or maida flour - 1 & 1/2 cup
  • Powdered sugar - 1 cup
  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Baking pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Unsweetened cocoa pwd - 4 to 5 tbsp
  • Egg - 1
  • Yoghurt - 1/2 cup
  • Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Oil - 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp

Method

  1. In a mixing bowl, add flour, powdered sugar, soda pwd, baking soda and cocoa pwd.
  2. Seive to remove lumps.
  3. Mix the ingredients well and set it aside.
  4. Grease the muffin tray with oil.
  5. In a bowl, beat the egg.
  6. Add yoghurt, milk, oil, vanilla essence and beat till frothy.
  7. Pre heat oven to 200 degree celcius.
  8. Now add the wet ingredients to the bowl with dry ingredients as shown in video.
  9. Add choco chips and mix gently.
  10. Fold the batter until it is just mixed to smooth consistency.
  11. Take care not to over mix, this makes the muffins hard.
  12. Scoop the batter and fill 3/4 of muffin tray.
  13. Sprinkle some chocolate chips on top.
  14. And bake for 20 to 25 mins or until done.
  15. Insert a bamboo skewer and ensure if it comes clean. (this shows the muffins are cooked perfectly)
  16. Leave the muffin tray in the wire rack and allow to cool for 10 to 15 mins.
  17. Yummilicious homemade chocolate muffins are ready!
  18. Enjoy warm. It makes a healthy snack for evening tea.
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Ingredients
  • Wheat flour or all purpose flour or maida flour - 1 & 1/2 cup
  • Powdered sugar - 1 cup
  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Baking pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Unsweetened cocoa pwd - 4 to 5 tbsp
  • Egg - 1
  • Yoghurt - 1/2 cup
  • Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Oil - 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Method
  1. In a mixing bowl, add flour, powdered sugar, soda pwd, baking soda and cocoa pwd.
  2. Seive to remove lumps.
  3. Mix the ingredients well and set it aside.
  4. Grease the muffin tray with oil.
  5. In a bowl, beat the egg.
  6. Add yoghurt, milk, oil, vanilla essence and beat till frothy.
  7. Pre heat oven to 200 degree celcius.
  8. Now add the wet ingredients to the bowl with dry ingredients as shown in video.
  9. Add choco chips and mix gently.
  10. Fold the batter until it is just mixed to smooth consistency.
  11. Take care not to over mix, this makes the muffins hard.
  12. Scoop the batter and fill 3/4 of muffin tray.
  13. Sprinkle some chocolate chips on top.
  14. And bake for 20 to 25 mins or until done.
  15. Insert a bamboo skewer and ensure if it comes clean. (this shows the muffins are cooked perfectly)
  16. Leave the muffin tray in the wire rack and allow to cool for 10 to 15 mins.
  17. Yummilicious homemade chocolate muffins are ready!
  18. Enjoy warm. It makes a healthy snack for evening tea.
muffins recipe

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Friday, June 02, 2017

Appam Recipe / Kerala Appam / Palappam Recipe / How to make Appam - Video Recipe

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Kerala Appam Recipe 

Hi all, today am here with one of the most popular breakfast recipe of South Indian cuisine. Palappam or Appam is a healthy and soft, fluffy pancake with crispy lace edges that tastes divine with a combo of vegetable or non-veg curries. The preparation is so simple and can be made so easily at home. The main ingredients needed are just rice or rice flour and coconut milk and a appam pan to prepare. Usually i dont prefer addding yeast, as i dont like the smell of ferment yeast. This is the traditional recipe of preparing fluffy appam without adding yeast. Learn how to make delicious kerala appam with this easy video recipe. Enjoy:)

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Ingredients

  • Raw rice or Idli Rice or parboiled rice - 1 & 1/2 cup
  • Grated coconut - 1 cup
  • Soda pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Wash and soak rice in water for 3 to 4 hours
  2. Drain and add it to blender.
  3. Grate coconut to fine shreds and add to blender.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of water and grind to smooth batter.
  5. The batter shouldn't be too thick or thin. (check the video for batter consistency)
  6. Transfer to mixing bowl.
  7. In a small sauce pan, add 1 cup of water.
  8. Add 3 tbsp of batter and mix.
  9. Heat in low flame with stirring.
  10. Stir until the batter starts bubbling.
  11. Turn off the flame and add it to appam batter.
  12. Add soda pwd and salt.
  13. Mix the batter well with hands. (this ensures good fermenting of the batter)
  14. Close it with lid.
  15. Allow the batter to ferment overnight or minimum 6 hours.
  16. Once the batter is fermented, you can see the batter is raised up.
  17. Stir well. If required add 1/4 cup of water and mix to ensure the batter is in right consistency.
  18. Heat the appam pan.
  19. Add a ladle full of batter to appam pan and spread in concentric circles.
  20. Cover with lid and cook appam for 3 to 4 mins in medium flame.
  21. Cook until the appam is cooked with soft spongy middle and crispy lacy edges.
  22. Remove from flame.
  23. Healthy & lipsmacking delicious palappam is ready.
  24. Enjoy hot with kadala curry or any spicy curry & sweetened coconut milk.
palappam

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

BUTTER CHICKEN / RESTAURANT STYLE BUTTER CHICKEN RECIPE - VIDEO RECIPE

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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

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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

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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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