green masala mutton masala
Green Masala Mutton Curry, Jeera rice ,Chicken Roast was my Sunday's lunch. If you are a regular reader  follower of my blog you must have come across many green masala curry /pulao recipes.I simply love the aromatic freshly ground green masala which adds so much flavour and taste to the curries.This green masala mutton is a simple yet delectable preparation .You can serve it with rice/pulao,jeera rice paratha pavm pola or bhakri goes well with everything.

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Green Masala Mutton is very simple and easy recipe which uses freshly ground green  masala roasted onion and coconut and few aromatic spices .The curry can be made in an open pot or pressure cooker I have used pressure cooker as I was in a hurry .

green mutton curry recipe

1/2 kg Mutton/goat meat
1 cup dessicated Coconut
2 onions
1medium  tomato
1 1/2 cup coriander leaves
1/2 cup mint leaves
 6 to 8 green chillies
1 tsp peppercorns
1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
7 to 8 garlic cloves
1 1/2 inch ginger
 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp poppyseeds
1 maggi cube/stock cube
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp garam masala powder

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Cut the mutton pieces ,wash and drain excess water
Apply salt lime and turmeric powder and keep aside for 2o to 30 minutes.
Mean while prepare the masala
Fry the sliced onions till brown and keep aside.
Roast the coconut till brown and keep aside
also dry roast the poppy seeds cumin and sesame seeds .
Grind onion coconut,poppy seeds sesame seeds together to a smooth paste.
Grind chilli, onion ,ginger garlic coriander mint leaves to a smooth paste.
Heat the pressure cooker ,add oil then add bay leaves .
Add chopped tomatoes and saute until mushy
Add the mutton and saute for few minutes.
Then add the ground green masala paste and saute for few minutes
Add the coconut onion paste and mix well.
Saute on medium flame for 5 to 6 minutes.
Add  potatoes ,stock/maggi cube  garam masala powder and water.
Close the pressure cooker lid and cook until done it may take around 12 to 15 minutes or 3 to 4 whistles.
Release the pressure ,open the lid
add  garam masala powder and seasonings ,if required.
Serve with rice/paratha/roti bread

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Today I am sharing an Eggless Almond Cake/Loaf  which is soft and delicious ,eggfree too.After posting the Almond Cake ,I received many comments and messages on how to make it eggless So here is eggless and easy Almond Loaf Cake .The recipe is simple and uses pantry ingredients that are easily found .

125 gm butter
100 gram flour/maida
1 tbsp milk powder
50 gm Almond flour
1/4 cup buttermilk ( 1/4 cup milk +1 tsp vinegar )
1/2 cup condensed milk
1 /4 tsp almond essence or 1tsp vanilla
3/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda

Sift flour,baking powder ,baking soda and milkpowder together and keep aside.
In a bowl beat butter and condensed milk till creamy
Add buttermilk,essence  and beat well
Fold in almond flour and mix.

Then add sifted flour  and mix
Pour in greased loaf pan
Garnish the top with some almond flakes

Bake at 180 degree Celsuis  for 40 to 45 min or until skewer/toothpick inserted comes clean .
Allow to cool ,slice and enjoy.

Crab Xec Xec is a delicious curry made with crabs using roasted coconut and aromatic spices . Its a mild spiced thick curry that goes well with Rice or Bread.
Crab Xec Xec is very popular in Goan cuisine.  .The roasted spices and coconut adds in lovely flavour and taste.If you are a seafood lover you will surely enjoy this sumptuous Crab Xec Xec

I was lucky enough to find some crabs in this lockdown time without giving a second thought I immediately brought them and made this mouthwatering Crab Xec Xec/Crab  curry and ate to my heart's content. You can enjoy this delicious Crab Xec Xec with rice or any flat bread goes best with steamed rice or any flatbread.

6 to 7  mudcrabs
1 cup grated coconut
5 to 6  red Kashmiri chillies
7 to 8 peppercorns
1  inch cinnamon
5 to 6 cloves
4 to.5 garlic cloves
1/2 inch ginger
2 tsp tamarind pulp
2 med onions sliced
2 tbspOil.
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Clean the crabs  apply some salt and set aside.
Roast the coconut with coriander cumin seeds ,cinnamon ,cloves and peppercorn till the coconut turns brown and fragrant.
Roast the chillies onions and ginger garlis as well
Allow it to cool
adding water grind it to a paste
Heat the cooking pot/vessel thick bottomed pan add oil
Add the ground paste and fry well for few minutes over medium flame

Add the crabs and let it come to a rolling boil.
Cover with the lid and let it simmer for 10 to 12 min.
add the tamarind pulp and also check for salt add if needed
Serve it hot with steamed rice/bread/any flat bread.
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Almond flour cake
Almond Cake is super soft delicious tea time cake with an amazing texture. Almond cake is made with basic pantry ingredients and of course the important ingredients almond flour which adds  a lovely texture and flavour to this simple tea time cake .
This Almond cake is garnished upside down with blanched almonds which makes it looks so pretty. Almond Cake taste really delicious. Almond Flour makes it moist fluffy and adds a lovely texture too. I have been baking with almond flour since years now there are  other bakes  in the blog too which uses almond flour.
 Almond Cake happens to be our family favourite .We love such delicious soft tea time cakes. As mentioned in my old posts My family is  a great fan of tea time cakes. The prefer it over frosted ones  All thanks to Mom she bakes the softest and the best tea cakes .
Almond cake recipe

125 gm butter(softened)
125 gm sugar (powdered)
75 gm flour/maida
50 gm almond flour
3 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence.
Almonds to garnish
1 tbsp jam

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Line a 6 inch pan with parchment.
Preheat oven at 180 degree Celsius for 10 min.
Sift together flour,baking powder also sift almond flour and keep aside .
In a bowl take butter and sugar and beat using a whisk until creamy and fluffy.
Add eggs one  at a time ,also add vanilla essence and beat well with a whisk.

Add almond flour and mix well with a whisk .
Fold in the sifted flour and mix well with a spatula/beat on lowest speed .

Pour the batter in the greased baking pan,level with spatula.
Bake for 40 to 45 min at 180 degree Celsius.
Allow it to cool then invert on a wire rack.

Heat jam in a pan adding 1 tsp water mix with a whisk
Once its warm apply the jam with a brush
Let the cake cool ,slice and enjoy

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Nankhatai are melt in mouth delicious Indian Shortbread cookies  made with ghee/clarified butter flour and sugar .Nankhatai/Nankatai are melt in mouth delicious cookies famous in India and Pakistan.
I have shared 2 versions of Nankhatai/Nankatai in the blog earlier one which we make during Christmas and the other one which is made with besan or gram flour ..Today I will share another super hit version of nankhatai that we have been baking since years. It's a simple recipe which uses no rising agent like baking powder or baking soda. The result is decadent, melt in mouth  crumbly , khasta  delicious nankhatai which you will surely love.
The main ingredient here is pure /desi ghee Do not use butter or dalda to make this..if possible use homemade ghee and I guarantee ,you will baking this regularly ,it is simply the best .

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1 cup maida/all purpose flour
1/2 cup semolina/sooji/rava
3  tbsp  besan/gram flour
3/4 to 1 cup ghee(room temperature)
3/4 cup sugar powdered
4 to 5 cardamom powdered
8 to 10 pista /almonds crushed/sliced
1/4 tsp salt


Mix maida/APF,sooji/semoilna and gram flour and sugar together.

Add cardamom powder and 1/4 tsp salt and mix.
Add little ghee at a time  and mix till it resembles breadcrumbs.
Mix till it comes together ,do not knead you could add more ghee .
Wrap this dough in  cling foil and keep in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Divide into small balls and with a finger/thumb  make depression and add pista or almond flakes

You can make a slit using a knife too
Place the nankhatai 2 inch apart  on a baking tray lined with parchment.
Pre heat oven at 170 degree Celsius for 10 minutes
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 170 degree Celsius.
Allow it to cool over wire rack.
Store in airtight container.

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the sweetness is just perfect for us,you may add upto 1 cup powdered sugar if you prefer more sweet.
Start adding little ghee you may need entire 1 cup or 3/4 cup depending upon the flour quality.
Make sure you do not add water or milk ,add ghee if you need to make a soft dough

Today's post is a special as Eid is nearing I thought of sharing a Royal Thali/platter. Ramzan  Ramadan Biryani Kabab thali. In my royal biryani thali/platter  today is the most yummiest mutton dum biryani   chicken tikka Peshawari kabab/chapli kabab raita pudina chutney and a melt in mouth  delicious  rasmalai  to end with.
 Feast for the royals this thali gives you that royal  feast feel .Make this for some special occasion  and please your loved ones.
Sharing all the recipe links in this post kindly click the blue link for the recipes 

mutton biryani..full of flavours this simple yet so delicious Mutton Dum Biryani taste absolutely delicious on it's own but when paired with some easy to make raita/kuchumber and some kababs or tikka makes it more special can find the recipe for Mutton Biryani  here  click here for recipe.

 Super easy to make this melt in  mouth chicken tikka needs no oven or tandoor,you can make it easily on your stove top and serve it with some lime wedges tandoori/pudina chutney  the recipe for the same can be found here please click here for chicken tikka recipe

Peshawari kabab or chpali kabab taste amazingly delicious I have just added more coriander and mint this time the recipe can be found here click  this link for the chapli kabab recipe/peshawari chapli kabab

After all heavy and delicious dishes we do need some dessert to end the meal ,you can try some mouthwatering desserts like gulab jamun,cham cham kheer in the blog I had made some soft melt in mouth rasmalai ,which happens to be the most viewed recipe from my blog the recipe can be found here please click this link for no fail spongy delicious Rasmalai  Recipe

 You can also make  some butter chicken,or some more easy lipsmacking chicken dishes like hariyali ,cream chicken or chicken tikka masala or mutton korma all the recipes can be found in the blog .Do try this wonderful thali  this Ramadan/Ramadan or Eid /any festive ocassion and enjoy the Royal feast .

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