Saturday, 22 November 2014

Chicken 65

One of the most ordered and most favourite starter chicken 65 is one of the my personal favourite too. One of the most yummy preparation from south India.chicken marinated with spices then fried till crispy is simply one of the most lipsmacking starter which is so easy to prepare.So why don't you try this today..
ingredients:
chicken 500 gms boneless pieces
1 tbsp lime juice
4-5 tbsp curds/dahi/yogurt
pinch of turmeric powder
1 to 1.5 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp pepper powder
1.5 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1.5 - 2 tbsp cornflour
 pinch of red food colour(optional)
curry leaves
oil to deep fry
salt

Method:
  • Cut the chicken into bite size pieces and wash well ,drain all the excess water.
  • Marinate the chicken pieces with salt,curds ,lime and a he spices and set aside for 2-3 hrs.
  • When your ready to fry mix the cornflour into the marinated chicken mix it well.
  • Heat sufficient  oil in a kadhai/pan to deep fry the chicken.
  • Place the chicken pieces in the hot oil and fry on low flame.
  • Fry till the chicken is cooked well and crispy.


tips
Don't place the spoon or stir the chicken pieces as you put the chicken or else the marination will all stick to the spoon leaving the chicken plain and it won't be crispy too.
You can also use rice flour instead of cornflour.
Try adding 2-3 crushed garlic cloves  with skin into the hot oil it will give a very nice flavor to your chicken 65.
Don't skip the curry leaves  as the main flavour comes from the fried curry leaves ,add the curry leaves to the chicken while its still frying

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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Kaju Paneer/Paneer Kaju

Tried this paneer kaju few days back and it was a big hit .Its a very tasty and rich dish which gets its richness and taste from cashews . There's no butter or cream used yet its very rich and yumm.It goes very well with naan/roti/chapati.
Ingredients:
200 gms paneer
10-15 cashews
1/2 tsp kasuri methi
1 tomato
2 onions chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1 tsp  coriander -cumin powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder/haldi
oil
salt

Method:
  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan ,saute chopped onions till they turn soft then cool and grind together with tomato and cashews to a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in pan ,add the ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes off.
  • Now add the ground paste and saute on low flame for 4-5 min.
  • Add red chilli powder, cumin -coriander powder,haldi ,garam masala powder  ,kasuri methi and salt
  • Add about 1/2-3/4 cup water and let it come to a boil.
  • When the gravy begins to thicken add the paneer pieces and mix well.
  • Let it simmer for 3-4 min ,add more water if required.
  • You could add fried cashews before serving.
  • Serve hot with Naan/Roti/Chapati.


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Monday, 3 November 2014

Spicy Chicken Curry/Spicy Chicken Masala

Here is a really quick, simple chicken curry its spicy yummy and finger licking good ..goes well with roti/rice/naan/bread ..You can adjust the amount of spices according to your taste buds.
Ingredients;
1/2 kg Chicken
1 tsp pepper powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp lime juice
salt.
for the masala
2 med onions chopped fine
2 med/1 big tomato
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp pepper powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp fennel powder
1 inch cinnamon stick
sprig of curry leaves
oil
salt

Method
  • Marinate the chicken pieces with salt ,lime, turmeric powder,pepper for 15-20 min.
  • Saute the chicken pieces till they turn brown and keep aside.
  • In a pan heat oil then add the curry leaves, chopped onion and saute till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the chopped tomato and fry  till mushy.
  • Mix in the ginger garlic paste and saute for 3-4 min.
  • Then add the cinnamon stick and the pepper powder,chilli powder ,fennel powder and saute.
  • now dd the chicken nd mix well till the masala coats the chicken.
  • Add about 1.5 cup water and let it come to nice boil.
  • You can adjust the amount of water according to the gravy consistency you want.
  • Lastly add the garam masala powder.
  • Serve hot with Naan /roti/rice/chapati and some Chicken fry/Chicken Roast
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Saturday, 1 November 2014

Green Peas Masala

One of my fav veg dish Green peas Masala goes well with roti/chapati .The fresh ground coconut chutney gives this dish a lovely flavor and taste.You can use dessicated coconut too but the taste with freshly ground coconut is just too good.You could use frozen peas too.

Ingredients:
2 cups Green Peas.
1cup fresh ground coconut
3-4 green chillies/as needed
1 cup fresh coriander leaves
1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
4-5 garlic cloves
2 tbsp oil
salt 

Method:
Grind the coconut, cumin ,chillies  and garlic coriander leaves to  smooth paste.
In a cooker vessel heat oil add the ground paste ,saute for 5 min.
Add the green peas and stir for 3-4 min.
dd salt ans about 1.5 cup water mix well and pressure cook on high flame for
  2 whistles then simmer for 2-3 min.
Allow the steam to escape before you open the lid.
Serve with chapati/puri/any bread of your choice.

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Friday, 24 October 2014

Tutti Frutti Cake

A rich soft tutti frutti cake which you will love  eating.Its soft and delish .I have added dry fruits which makes it more rich.You can add more dry fruits if you like.

Ingredients:
3/4 cup tutti frutti
10-12 cashews chopped
1 tbsp raisins
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2-3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp strawberry essence/vanilla extract
Method:
  • Pre heat the oven at 180 degree celsius for 10 min
  • Sift the flour baking powder and baking soda together and keep aside.
  • Dust the tutti frutti and nuts with little flour and keep aside .
  • Grease the cake tin and line it with parchment.
  • In a bowl whisk the butter and sugar till creamy.
  • Add in eggs and beat well.
  • Add in the essence and mix well.
  • Mix in milk and whisk.
  • Now fold in the sifted flour and mix well.
  • Then add the tutti frutti and chopped dry fruits and mix.
  • Pour the batter in prepared cake tin and bake at 180 degree Celsius for 45-50 min or till tooth pick inserted comes clean.
  • Let it cool completely before cutting.
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