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Saturday, January 18, 2014

chicken biryani - a flavorful one!


This chicken biryani is a flavorful biryani , made with the freshly ground masala.. A super flavor to the chicken biryani . Do try the variation.



Ingredients:


  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Chicken -250 gms
  • Coconut milk - 1 cup
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Salt
  • Ghee
  • Oil
  • Onion - 1 cut into julienne 
  • Cinnamon -1"
  • Cloves - 2

To grind:

  • Green chilly -3
  • Coriander leaves - one handful
  • Cinnamon - 1"
  • Cloves - 4
  • Cardamom - 3
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 1/2 tsp

Method:

  • Heat the pressure cooker,add oil and ghee, season cinnamon,cloves.
  • Add onions and the chicken. Fry well.
  • Add the ground paste,salt. Sauté till the raw smell and the paste is fried well.
  • Add rice and lastly coconut milk and water.
  • Switch off after 2'whistles. Aromatic flavorful biryani would be ready.


  • Relish the yummy biryani! I served it with onion Raitha and chicken chukka!





Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Lotus seed kheer / tamarai vidhai payasam

Hi all,

Wishing you all a wonderful year 2014! Hey new year friends...  


Let me start with a kheer this year..  It's a simple sweet, different from a regular kheer.



Ingredients:


  • Lotus seeds - one handful or one cup
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Ghee - 2 tsps
  • Cashews
  • Milk - 1/2 liter
  • Cardamom powder
  • Raisins





Method:



  • Heat a pan, add a tsp of ghee, fry the cashews and raisins and keep it aside.
  • Add another tsp of oil, add the lotus seeds and fry it for 5 mins. Keep stirring 
  • Boil milk in a vessel. Add sugar to the milk.
  • Add the fried lotus seeds to the milk. Allow it to boil for 10mins.
  • Add the cardamom powder.
  • The kheer is ready with the fine soaked lotus seeds.

                                                                         Relish it hot!




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