Ghee Roasted Chettinad Chicken Recipe

Ghee Roasted Chettinad Chicken Recipe

How to make Chettinad Chicken

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Ingredients:
Chicken – 500 gms
Whole spices to grind: 1 tsp Cumin seeds, 2 Red Chili, 5 Green Cardamom/Elaychi, 2 Cloves/Lawang, 1 tsp Black Pepper,1 small piece Cinnamon stick,
1 small piece Mace/Javitri, 1 Star Anise/Chakra Phool
1 tbsp Coriander powder
Curd – tbsp
Salt – 1 tb
Ghee – 2tbspsp
Lemon juice – 1/2 lemon
Oil – 1tbsp
asafoetida/Hing – 1 pinch
Bay Leaf – 1
Curry Leaves – 5-6
Onion Paste – 1 onion
Ginger Garlic paste – 2 tbsp
1 tsp Turmeric/Haldi powder.

Method to Make Chettinad Chicken:

  • Dry roast all these whole spices for few seconds.
  • When whole spices are almost roasted, add 1 tbsp coriander powder/ whole coriander seeds and roast for few more seconds.
  • Be careful spices should not get burnt.
  • Let it get cool.
  • Grind all the roasted spices.
  • Take out grind spices in a bowl.
  • Add 2 tbsp curd, salt and lemon juice to spices.
  • Mix it well.
  • Marinate the chicken pieces with this paste.
  • Keep it marinated for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Now heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan.
  • Add 2 tbsp Ghee.
  • Add a pinch of Hing and one Bay leaf.
  • Add Curry leaves.
  • Add onion paste and saute till it turns light golden.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw aroma goes off.
  • Add 1 tsp Turmeric/Haldi powder and saute for few seconds.
  • Now add marinated chicken pieces.
  • Roast it from all sides.
  • Now cover and cook chicken with stirring on intervals.
  • Cook it like this until chicken is cooked completely.
  • Garnish with sliced onion, lemon and curry leaves and serve hot.

 

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Guramba Recipe

Guramba Recipe – Kacche Aam ki Meethi Chutney | Sweet Raw Mango Achar

A sweet and sour mango chutney or achar made from raw mango and gur/jaggery.

This is known as Guramba/Guramma/Aam ka Abshola/Aam ka Murabba. This is an awesome accompaniment of parathas and chapatis. This is also a delicious side dish for any cuisine.

How to Make Guramba:

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Ingredients:
2 medium Raw Mango cut into pieces
2 dried Red Chili
1 bowl Gur/jaggery
1 bowl water
Oil

Method:

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan or kadhai.

Add broken dried red chilies.

Add raw mango pieces.

Saute it for 3 minutes.

Keep stirring.

Add Gur/jaggery.

Mix well.

Add water.

Let it simmer with stirring on intervals until mixture thickens to one string. It will take approx 10 minutes.

Once mixture thickens to one string, switch off the flame.

You can refrigerate and use it for 1 week.

 

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Crispy Brown Onion

Crispy Brown Onion

Crispy Brown Onion recipe is a simple recipe which can be used in many dishes like biryani, salad, or snacks recipes.

Brown Onion is great garnish for Asian soups, noodles, salads,snacks etc.

To save our time it is better to make them in advance and store them for later use for many other recipes which require this ingredient.

If this fried onions kept in an air tight container , it can be stored for few days can be used in any recipe.

How to Make crispy Brown Onions:

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Ingredients:

2 Thinly Sliced Onion
1 tbsp Corn Flour
Oil to fry

Method:

  • Take sliced Onion in a bowl.
  • Add 1 tbsp Corn Flour. Toss or mix it well.
  • Heat Oil in a deep pan.
  • Add a generous amount of Onion for deep frying.
  • Keep flipping onions so they become brown from all the sides.
  • Once it’s brown from all sides, take it out and place on tissue or kitchen towel.
  • Repeat same for rest of the onions.
  • Crispy brown onion is ready. Use it in your dishes.
  • Store them in an air tight container.

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Corn Mayo Sandwich Recipe

How to Make Corn Mayo Sandwich

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Ingredients:
Bread – 4 slices
mayonnaise – 2 tbsp
Sweet Corn – 1/4 bowl
Pepper powder – 1 pinch
Red Chilli or red Bell Pepper (optional)
Butter – 2 tbsp

Method:

Take corn and mayonnaise in a bowl.

Add a pinch of pepper powder.

Mix well.

Apply Butter on one side of breads.

On the other side of one bread, spread a thick layer of mayonnaise and     corn mixture evenly.

Place few sliced pieces of red chili or red bell pepper on it.

Cover it with another bread slice.

Heat a tawa/pan.

When tawa/pan is medium hot add 1/2 tbsp butter on it.

Now place the sandwich on tawa/pan with spreading the butter.

Now place a flat surfaced plate on the sandwich. On top of plate, place a weight.

Toast like this for few seconds.

When base becomes brown, flip it.

Again add 1/2 tbsp butter, spread it and place the plate and weight on it.

Again toast for few seconds on low flame till the base become golden and crisp.

Once sandwich is brown and crisp from both sides, remove the plate.

Serve Sandwich hot with tomato ketchup and green chutney.

 

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Tamarind Rice Recipe

Tamarind Rice – Super quick and simple tamarind rice. Tangy and Yummy rice recipe.

How to Make Tamarind Rice:

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Ingredients:
2 bowls cooked rice
2 tbsp fried Peanuts
1 medium sliced Onion
2 dry Red Chilies
1 pinch Asafoetida
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
few Curry Leaves
2 tbsp Tamarind paste mixed with 1/2 bowl water
Salt
Oil

Method:

  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add Asafoetida.
  • Add dry Red Chilies, Mustard and Cumin seeds.
  • Add Curry leaves.
  • Add onion. Saute till onion turns golden.
  • Add Tamarind paste mixed with water.
  • Add Salt.
  • Let it come to boil and mixture thickens a bit.
  • Add cooked rice. Mix well.
  • Add fried Peanuts and mix.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Yummy and Tangy Tamarind rice is ready.

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Prawn in Tamarind Sauce Recipe

Prawn in Tamarind Sauce – Sweet and Sour Prawns in Tamarind Sauce

How to make Prawn using tamarind sauce:

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Ingredients:

400 gm Prawn
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 finely chopped Onion
2 Green Chilies
2 tbsp Tamarind pulp
1 tbsp Palm Sugar
Chopped coriander powder
Salt as per taste
Oil

Method:

  • Clean and Wash prawns properly.
  • Add 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp chili powder and 1/4 tsp salt to prawn. Mix well and keep marinated for 5 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add marinated prawns. Saute until Prawn is fried.
  • Prawn will release some water. Cook it on medium  flame.  Let it cook for 5 to 7 minutes till it is cooked, turns red and curls.
  • Now turn off  flame and remove the prawns from pan and keep aside.
  • Now heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onion and garlic.
  • Saute till onion turns light golden.
  • Add 1 tbsp palm sugar.

    Add 2 tbsp of tamarind paste added with some water. Let it boil.

  • Add fried prawns. Mix well.
  • Add Salt and green chilies. Cook till mixture thickens.
  • Turn off flame. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot.

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Raw Mango and Fenugreek Chutney

Raw Mango and Fenugreek Chutney – Kachhe aam aor Methi ki Chutney

Super delicious raw mango chutney.

How to make raw mango and fenugreek chutney

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Ingredients:

2 medium chopped Raw Mango (Kacha aam)
1 tsp Fenugreek seeds (Methi seeds)
1 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Sugar
1 Dry Red Chili
Water
Mustard oil (optional)

Method:

  • Roast Fenugreek seeds and Red Chili in a heavy bottom pan. You can also roast red chili directly on stove flame. Let it be cool.
  • Take chopped raw mango, roasted methi and chili, salt and sugar together in a grinder.
  • Add some water and grind to make a thick and smooth paste.
  • Mix a tsp of mustard oil to it and serve.
  • You can store it in refrigerator for one week.

 

 

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Cheesy Veg Momos Recipe

Cheesy Veg Momos – Steamed dumplings stuffed with veggies and cheese.

How to Make Cheesy Veg Momos

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Ingredients:

For Dough-
Plain flour / Maida – 1 cup
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Water

For Filling –  
1 Onion – chopped
1 cup Cabbage – greted
1 cup Carrot – grated
1 cup Beans – finely chopped
1 tbsp Soy Sauce
1/2 tbsp Vinegar
Salt – 1/4 tsp
1 tbsp Chili Sauce
1 pinch Pepper powder
1 cup Cheese – grated
Oil – 2 tbsp

Instructions:

  • Mix the plain flour/maida and salt and knead to a stiff dough with water.
  • Once dough is ready cover and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add Chopped Onion and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add chopped Beans, grated carrot, grated cabbage.
  • Stir fry vegetables on medium to high flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Now add 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tbsp Vinegar, 1 tbsp Soy Sauce, 1 tbsp Chili Sauce and mix well.
  • Add 1/2 cup grated Cheese and mix well.
  • Half of the cheese I used while stuffing.
  • Sprinkle some pepper powder mix well and switch off the stove.
  • Knead dough once again.
  • Spread oil on your both palms and divide dough into smooth equal sized balls.
  • Flatten and roll it into a thin circle.
  • Cut it with a round shaped sharp cutter.
  • Place a generous amount of stuffing in centre.
  • If you want momos to be more cheesy add some grated cheese on top of it. This is optional.
  • Bring both side edges together. Make pleats on both the side and join edges together by pressing with your fingers.
  • Now bring water to a boil and Cook Momos on steam for 6 to 7 minutes. I have used an electric rice cooker for steaming.
  • When momos are cooked a shiny sheen appears over them.
  • Serve Cheesy momos hot with spicy chili or tomato – chili sauce.

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Cheesy Vegetable Pasta Recipe

Cheesy Vegetable Pasta Recipe

How to make Cheesy Vegetable Pasta

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Ingredients:
2 bowls boiled Pasta
1 chopped Onion
1/2 sliced Capsicum
1/2 sliced Red Bell pepper
1 Carrot sliced
1 tbsp Red Chili Sauce
1 tbsp Tomato Sauce
1 cup grated Cheese
Salt as per taste
1/2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp Butter

Method:

  • Heat 1/2 tbsp oil in a pan and add 1 tbsp butter.
  • Add chopped onion.
  • Add Sliced Carrot.
  • Add sliced green and red Bell Pepper.
  • Sprinkle some salt.
  • Add Chili and Tomato Sauces. Mix well.
  • Add boiled Pasta.
  • Mix well and saute for few seconds.
  • Add grated Cheese and mix well with pasta.
  • Turn off the flame and sprinkle some more grated Cheese.
  • Serve hot.

 

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Simple Pua Recipe | Malpua Recipe

Simple Pua Recipe

Pua/Malpua is an Indian  dessert that is relished particularly during Holi. Pua is typically prepared in states of Bihar, Jharkhand and UP.
It’s basically a fried, Sweet and Crispy pancakes. There are varieties of Pua known as Malpua, Mawa Pua, Chashni pua (Raanpua) etc.
Here I am going to teach you the simplest way of making delicious pua. I am using Chashni or sugar syrup to dip the puas. This Pua is also known as Raanpua in Bihar.

Pua is Holi special dish but also enjoyed as sweet dessert anytime. Specially in Bihar you will find Pua in every home during holi festival.
You can have pua simply like dessert. It is also served with Mutton or Kathal ki Sabzi during Holi.

How to make Pua

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Ingredients:
All purpose flour / Maida – 1.5 cup
Milk – 1 cup
Banana(ripe) – 1/2
Sugar – 2 cups
Cardamom/Elaychi – 4 to 5 crushed
Water for making sugar syrup – 2 cups

How to make Malpua:

  • Peel the Cardamom to bring out the seeds. Crush or grind using a grinder seeds to make a powder.
  • To make chashni/sugar syrup, take 2 cups of Sugar and 2 cups of water together in a pan.Mix it well and bring to boil on high flame.
  • Once it starts boiling, add cardamom powder and keep boiling on low flame with stirring on intervals until 1 string Sugar syrup is ready. It will take approx 15 minutes.
  • For pua batter, take all purpose flour in a pan. Add milk slowly and mix well to make smooth batter.
  • Now take 1/2 piece of a ripe banana and mash it completely.
  • Add mashed banana to batter and mix very well.
  • Take oil in a deep pan and heat it properly.
  • Now with the help of a large spoon pour small portions of the batter in oil.
  • Fry this pua on low heat from both sides till its turns golden brown.
  • Take it out from oil and dip in prepared sugar syrup.
  • Leave it in syrup for 1 minute. Take it out from syrup and serve hot. Garnish with sliced pistachios, almond and saffron.
  • Repeat the same process for remaining batter.

For Kathal ki Sabzi Recipe click here

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