Rajasthani Mirchi Vada

Recipe of Famous Rajasthani Mirchi Vada Step by step…..

Rajasthani mirchi vadas are big chilly vadas stuffed with potato filling. The name of these chilies are Bhavnagari chilies which are available in rainy and winter season. The spicy chilies are converted to mild and flavorful Vadas. Rajasthani Mirchi Vada1.jpg    So lets prepare Rajasthani Mirchi vadas

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Ingredients-

  • Big chilies- 5 to 6(slit from middle and remove the seeds)
  • Potatoes- 7 to 8 ,medium sized(boiled and mashed)
  • Onions- 2 medium(finely chopped)
  • Coriander leaves- 3 to 4 tbsp, finely chopped
  • Green chilies- 3 to 4,finely chopped
  • Lemon juice – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Ginger- 1/2 inch, crushed
  • Chat masala powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder- 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  • Asafetida(hing) – a pinch
  • Baking soda- 1/4 tsp
  •  Salt- as per your taste.

for vadas-

  • Gram flour- 1 1/2 cup
  • Red chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt- as per your taste.

 

Method- 

  • Check ingredients for making Rajasthani Mirchi VadaRajasthani Mirchi Vada ingredients
  • To make chilies soft, we will boil those chilies. So in a saucepan, add water enough that the chilies dip in them. Boil the chilies till they change the colour. When done, remove and keep aside.
  • In a pan, add 2 tbsp of oil on medium flame. Add cumin seeds and green chilies.Rajasthani Mirchi Vada Step 04
  • Next add Onions and add crushed ginger. Fry till golden brown.

     

  • Add mashed potatoes and mix well. Rajasthani Mirchi Vada Step 07.jpg
  • Add turmeric powder and red chilly powder. You can add garam masala powder(1/2 tsp). Mix .Rajasthani Mirchi Vada Step 08.jpg
  • Add chat masala and salt. Mix. Rajasthani Mirchi Vada Step 09.jpg
  • Add lemon juice and coriander leaves. Mix. When done, switch off the flame and let it cool. Now lets prepare batter for vadas.

     

  • In a bowl add gram flour, salt, red chilly powder, turmeric powder.

     

  • Add water and make a batter not too thick nor too thin. Just enough that the vadas are coated well in them.Rajasthani Mirchi Vada Step 15
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    Now in boiled green chilies stuff the potato mixture. Stuff all the chilies. Rajasthani Mirchi Vada Step 16.jpg

  • In a pan, heat oil. Add oil enough that the vadas are completely immersed in it.  Rajasthani Mirchi Vada Step 17
  • Dip the stuffed chilly in gram flour batter and start frying.

     

  • When one side is fried, fry the other side. Fry on a medium flame till golden brown.Rajasthani Mirchi Vada Step 20.jpg
  • When done, remove them on paper napkin to excess oil gets soaked in it. Serve hot with any chutney. Rajasthani Mirchi Vada4.jpg

Rajasthani Mirchi vada is ready. Enjoy with your friends and family. 🙂

 

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Chicken Tikka

The authentic Chicken Tikka recipe step by step

Chicken Tikka is an dish in which chicken peices are marinated and later grilled or barbecued. This dish is popular in north India and Pakistan. Mostly the boneless chicken pieces are used in this recipe, but I’ve used the chicken with bones.Chicken Tikka cover pic.jpg

This Dish is really easy to make, just gather your ingredients, marinate the chicken and then grilling them. If you don’t have an oven then just fry this pieces in less oil. This dish can turn favorite to your non-vegetarian friends.  Chicken Tikka1.jpg

So lets prepare Chicken Tikka…

Ingredients-

  • Chicken – 1 kg(boneless/bones, I’ve used bones)
  • Thick yogurt- 1 cup(remove excess water for thick yogurt)
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  • Red chilly powder- 2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1 tbsp
  • Chat masala- 1/ 2 tbsp
  • Red food color- 2 pinch (optional)
  • Lemon juice- 1 whole lemon
  • Semolina- 4 tbsp
  • Salt- as per your taste
  • Oil- 2 Tbsp

Method- 

  • Check ingredients for making Chicken TikkaChicken Tikka step 01.jpg
  • In a big bowl, add chicken, yogurt, Turmeric powder, red chilly powder and mix them wellChicken Tikka step 02.jpg
  • Add salt, chat masala, lemon juice and red food color. Mix wellChicken Tikka step 03.jpg
  • Marinate the chicken for 1 hour. Chicken Tikka step 04
  • The marinated chicken is ready for grillingChicken Tikka step 05
  • Apply oil on the oven-proof pan.Chicken Tikka step 06.jpg
  • Take 1/2 marinated chicken.Roll the marinated chicken pieces in Semolina one by one and keep them on pan. Apply oil on them with the help of brush.Chicken Tikka step 07.jpg
  • Grill the chicken on 450° for 32 mins. Stop the oven after 17 mins, flip the pieces and start grilling.Chicken Tikka step 08.jpg
  • When done, remove pan and let it cool . In the same way grill the another batch of marinated chicken.Chicken Tikka step 09.jpg
  • Serve the Chicken Tikka with Roti/Naan, onion rings and lemon.Chicken Tikka3.jpg

Happy New Year. May your family be blessed with peace and happiness this coming year.Chicken Tikka2.jpg

 

Mutton Biryani

Delicious Mutton dum Biryani recipe step by step………………………

Mutton Biryani is authentic rice dish made using different spices and masalas. Mutton biryani can be prepared during festive days or when guests are coming.  The prepared mutton masala is layered with rice and then kept on dum.

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Usually Mutton biryani is prepared by marinating mutton at night and then preparing biryani next day. But if you don’t have time then you cannot wait for marination, as mutton takes longer time for marinating. So I am showing biryani which can be easily prepared using cooker and yes, it tastes divine.Mutton biryani1

So lets prepare Mutton Biryani:

Ingredients:

For marination

  • Mutton- 1/2 kg (biryani peices, washed and cleaned)
  • Yogurt- 1 cup
  • Red chilly powder- 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1 tbsp
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 2 tbsp
  • Onion- 4 big, sliced and fried(Make a paste )
  • Salt- as

For biryani masala-

  • Green chilies- 4 , slit from middle
  • Coriander leaves- chopped
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Ghee- 4 tbsp
  • Bay leaf- 2
  • Cinnamon- 2 (each 1/2 inch )
  • Cardamom- 2
  • Green cardamom- 3
  • Cloves- 4
  • Black pepper- 4
  • Star anise- 1
  • Fried onions- 2
  • Milk- 1 tbsp
  • Few strands of kesar
  • Few drops of kewra water
  • Salt- as per your taste

For rice

  • Rice- 1/2 kg
  • Some dry spices- (for good fragnance and flavor)
  • Ghee- 2 tbsp
  • Water- 2 cups
  • Salt- as per your taste

Method-

  • Check ingredients for making Mutton Dum BiryaniMutton biryani step 01
  • In a bowl, add mutton peices, ginger garlic paste,yogurt,salt and rest of the spices. Mix them well with the help of spatula or hands.Mutton biryani step 02
  • Add the fried onion paste.Mutton biryani step 03
  • Marinate this mixture for 1 hour.Mutton biryani step 04
  • Wash the basmati rice and soak them for 30 mins.In a saucepan heat water, oil and some dry spices.Mutton biryani step 05
  • Add salt in this waterMutton biryani step 06.jpg
  • Then add the soaked basmati rice and Boil the rice till its half cooked.Mutton biryani step 07.jpg
  • When done, Drain the water from the rice. Let the rice cool down completely Mutton biryani step 07 (2).jpg
  • When the marination is done- In a cooker add oil, bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, clove and star a nise.Mutton biryani step 08
  • Add the marinated mutton. Saute for 2 mins. Mutton biryani step 09
  • Add chopped coriander and green chilies. Pressure cook this on a slow flame for 15-20 mins.Mutton biryani step 10
  • Now the mutton masala is ready. Its time for layering rice and masala for dum. Mutton biryani step 12
  • In a saucepan, apply ghee all over. Mutton biryani step 13
  • Add a thick layer of rice on bottom of saucepan. Sprinkle some fried onions.
  • Now add a layer a layer of prepared mutton masala. I’m add whole masala. If you want you can make more layersMutton biryani step 16
  • Again add a layer of rice and sprinkle fried onions. Add ghee on all the rice.Mutton biryani step 17
  • Mix milk and kesar and add it to the rice. Also add few drops of kewra water. Mutton biryani step 18
  • Also I’m adding fried dry fruits(This is an optional step). Your biryani for dum is ready.Mutton biryani step 19
  • Keep the saucepan on a heavy bottom pan/tawa. (If you’re using heavy bottom saucepan, do not use pan/tawa)Now for covering lid I’ve kneaded a dough. I’ve covered the sides of saucepan with dough and then kept the lid on it. This ensures the steam remains inside biryani. Keep the birayni on dum for 20-30 mins on slow flame.Mutton biryani step 20
  • Remove the birayni’s lid when you are ready to eat.Serve hot with raita.Mutton biryani2

 

 

Sarson ka saag Aur Makki ki roti

“Winters is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a  friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire; it is the time for home”  – Edith Sitwell

Winters is the best time to have some best delicacy. Some special winter veggies are available in India, mostly are green leafy veggies. Sarson ka saag is traditional Punjabi recipe, which is made using Mustard leaves. Sarson means mustard. Also some more leafy veggies can be added like spinach, fenugreek, bathua (chenopodium), radish or beetroot leaves.

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Sarson ka saag is eaten with makki ki roti or corn bread. When added butter, it tastes heavenly. Sarson ka saag is actually a healthy dish as lot of green veggies are added in it and tastes very delicious. If you are addin only sarson/mustard leaves, your saag can be little bit bitter. But don’t worry, Saag tastes more better the day after the dish is prepared.

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Lets prepare Sarson ka saag and Makki ki roti………..

Ingredients :

For saag:

  • Mustard leaves- 1 bowl( washed, finely chopped)
  • Spinach leaves- 1 bowl (washed, finely chopped)
  • Onion – 1 , finely chopped
  • Tomato- 1, finely chopped
  • Ginger-garlic- 2 tbsp, chrushed
  • Green chilly- 2 to 3, finely chopped
  • Corn Meal- 2 tbsp
  • Red chilly powder- 1 tsp
  • Salt- as per your taste
  • Ghee – 2 & 1/2 tbsp

For Makki ki roti (makes around 3 roti)

  • Corn meal- 1 cup
  • Lukewarm water- as needed
  • Salt- as per your taste.
  • Ghee- for roasting

Method:

  • Check ingredients for making Sarson ka saag and Makki ki rotisarson ka saag step 01.jpg
  • In a pressure cooker, add chopped Mustard leaves and spinach leaves.sarson ka saag step 02
  • Add salt and 1 cup of water.sarson ka saag step 03.jpg
  • Close the lid and give 1 or 2 whistles.sarson ka saag step 04.jpg
  • Once cooled, remove the lid and turn on the gas.sarson ka saag step 05.jpg
  • Then mix some water with cornmeal and add it. sarson ka saag step 06.jpg
  •   Let it boil for 4 to 5 mins and turn the stove off. Mash this mixture. sarson ka saag step 07.jpg
  • Heat ghee in a pan. Add crushed ginger-garlic and saute for 2 mins. Add chopped green chillies .Keep on medium flame .sarson ka saag step 08
  • Add onions and fry till golden brown.sarson ka saag step 09.jpg
  • Add tomatoes and fry for 2 mins.sarson ka saag step 10.jpg
  • Add red chilly powder. sarson ka saag step 11.jpg
  • Add green leafy mixture and add very little salt.sarson ka saag step 12.jpg
  • Simmer for 5 minutes. Your Sarson ka saag is ready. Now lets prepare makki ki roti.sarson ka saag step 13.jpg
  • In a bowl , add cornmeal meal.Makki ki roti step 01.jpg
  •  With lukewarm water, start making the dough. Makki ki roti step 02.jpg
  • If you are making this for first time maker, you will notice that the dough is does not bind at all. So we will make this in a plastic sheet so that it will become easy for us to make roti. Knead a smooth still a stiff dough.Makki ki roti step 03.jpg
  • Divide it into 3 to 4 equal parts. Take one ball and keep it on a plastic sheet. Makki ki roti step 04.jpg
  • With the help of a roll-pin, flatten the ball. Make sure the roti be thick.Makki ki roti step 05
  • On a heated pan, add ghee and gently put the roti on pan. Roast on medium flame.Makki ki roti step 06
  • Flip the other side and drop ghee on sides of roti.Makki ki roti step 07
  • Now shift it on chapati grill and roast the roti from both sides.Makki ki roti step 08

Your Sarson ka saag and makki ki roti is ready. Enjoy with friends and family.

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Achari Panner Masala

Yummy cottage cheese dipped in spicy achari gravy. Best for people who like to eat spicy meals. Panner achari masala is an authentic dish that tastes delicious with rice or roti.Achari panner masala1

So lets start making Panner achari masala:Achari panner masala2

Ingredients:

For masala:

  1. Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
  2. Fennel seeds- 1 tsp
  3. Red chillies- 2 to 3
  4. Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  5. Fenugreek seeds- 1/4 tsp

For gravy:

  1. Panner- 250 grams
  2. Onion puree- (3 onions sliced and grinded to fine paste)
  3. Tomato puree- 3 tomatoes
  4. Ginger-garlic paste -2 tbsp
  5. Fresh cream- 1/2 cup
  6. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  7. Red chilly powder- 2 tsp
  8. coriander powder – 1 tsp
  9. Garam masala powder- 1/2 tsp
  10. Salt – as per your taste

Method:

  1. First we will make masala for achari panner masala.Achari panner masala step 01
  2. In a pan, roast red chilly for 3 to 4 mins.Achari panner masala step 02.jpg
  3. Next add the Cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fennel seeds and fenugreek seeds. Achari panner masala step 03.jpg
  4. roast them for 5 mins .Achari panner masala step 04.jpg
  5. Let it cool down completely and grind it to powder.
  6. Now lets start making gravy.Achari panner masala step 07
  7. In a same pan, heat 2 tbsp of oil. Add onion puree and saute on medium to high flame.
  8. Fry till golden. Then add ginger- garlic paste and fry till it becomes golden brown.Achari panner masala step 10
  9. Add the tomato puree and cook till oil oozes out of it.Achari panner masala step 11
  10. Then add the cream and saute. Keep on a low to medium flameAchari panner masala step 12
  11. Add turmeric powder, red chilly powder, and coriander powder.Achari panner masala step 14
  12. Add the achari masala powder. and saute for a minuteAchari panner masala step 15
  13. Add around 1 and 1/2 cup of water and boil on medium to high flame.Achari panner masala step 16
  14. Add panner peices, salt and mix. Cook for 5 more mins on low flame.Achari panner masala step 17
  15.  panner achari masala is ready. Achari panner masala step 19.jpg

Your panner achari masala is ready. Serve with roti,paratha or rice. Achari panner masala pic 01

 

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Cheese Paratha

Cheese paratha is very delicious and easy to prepare recipe made by using cheese and vegetables . You can add different veggies and this recipe is loved by kids. There is no measurement of adding veggies and cheese . If you like more veggies then add less cheese. If you like cheese, add more cheese and less veggies.Cheese paratha 2

Cheese paratha should be eaten when hot and it turns dense once cold. So lets start making easy and cheesy paratha.Cheese paratha 1

 

Ingredients:

For dough

  • Wheat flour- 2 cups
  • Coriander leaves- 2 tbsp, finely chopped
  • Water- 1 cup or as required
  • Salt – 1 tsp

For stuffing

  •  Cabbage- 1/2 cup, finely chopped
  • Carrot- 1/4 cup, grated
  • Capsicum- 1/4 cup, finely chopped
  • Yellow bell pepper- 1/4 cup,finely chopped
  • French beans- 1/4 cup, finely chopped
  • Chilly flakes- 1 tsp(You can add more for more spicier version)
  • Black pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Oregano- 1 to 2 tsp
  • Salt- 1/4 tsp(Less salt as cheese already contains salt)
  • Oil- 1 tsp
  • Wheat flour – for dusting
  • Ghee- for roasting parathas

Method:

  1. First we will make dough for parathas.Cheese paratha step 01.jpeg
  2. In a bowl add flour, salt, coriander leaves and oil and mix. Now make dough by adding water little by little.Make soft paratha dough . When done, cover and keep aside for 20 mins.
  3. Lets prepare stuffingCheese paratha step 04.jpeg
  4.  In a pan , heat oil and add chopped onion. Fry till golden brown.Cheese paratha step 05.jpeg
  5. Add the remaining veggies and cook them on medium flame for 5 to 10 min
  6. Add chilly flakes and oregano, salt and mix

     

  7. When done, remove from off the flame. Let it cool down completely. In a bowl,  add cheese and Mix the cooked veggies with cheese

     

  8. Make small to medium balls of dough. Take a ball and dust some flour on it .Flatten the ball with help of roll pin. Add 2 to 3 tbsp of stuffing.

     

  9. Press all the edges and try to close it. Dust some flour again.
  10. Now roll and flatten the paratha to a size of roti .Heat a pan add 1 tsp of ghee.Place paratha on pan and cook the paratha on a medium flame.
  11. When partly cooked , flip the paratha and add 1 tsp ghee. Cook paratha till crisp and soft.Cheese paratha step 21.jpeg

Your cheese paratha is ready. Serve hot. Cheese paratha 3.jpeg

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Chicken pulav

Chicken pulao or pulav is very simple and easy to make dish for lunch or dinner…….This recipe takes less time and effort to make when it comes to non-veg.

Chicken pulao can be eaten with raita(curd) or kachundar(salad). Perfect when some special guests arrive at home. So lets start preparing our dish Chicken pulav

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Ingredients:

For marination :

  • Chicken-500 gms
  • Yogurt/curd-1 big bowl
  •  Ginger-garlic paste- 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1 tsp
  • Salt – As per your taste

for Pulao:

  • Basmati Rice- 2 1/2 cups
  • Onions- 3 (sliced)
  • Tomatoes-2(sliced)
  • Ginger- garlic paste-2 tbsp
  • cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Bay leaf-2
  • Cinnamon stick-1
  • Black pepper- 4 to 5
  • Cloves- 4
  • Star anise- 2
  • Green cardamom- 4 to 5
  • Red chilies- 3
  • Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  • Red chilly powder- 2 tbsp(you can even add less chilly powder for less spicy version)
  • Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder- 2 tsp
  • Oil – 4 tbsp(you can add less oil)
  • Salt – as per your taste

Method:

  1. Check ingredients for making chicken pulav.chicken pulav recipe  step 01.jpg
  2. In a bowl add all marination ingredients except chicken and mix very well. Then add chicken and marinate chicken for 3 to 4 hrs in refrigeratorchicken pulav recipe  step 02.jpg
  3. In a heavy bottom saucepan, add oil. Add whole spices and saute for few seconds.chicken pulav recipe step 03
  4. Now add onions and saute. Fry the onions till they are brown and crispchicken pulav recipe step 04
  5. When the onions are half-cooked, add ginger-garlic pate and saute for 4 to 5 minschicken pulav recipe step 05
  6. Add tomatoes and cook till they are soft. Add tomatoes and fry for 3 to 4 mins .chicken pulav recipe step 06
  7. Now add turmeric powder, red chilly powder and saute . chicken pulav recipe step 07
  8. Add the marinated chicken and add 1 cup of water. Cook chicken with lid for 15 mins on medium flame.chicken pulav recipe step 08
  9. After that add rice and water.chicken pulav recipe step 09
  10. Now add coriander powder, garam masala powder, red chilly powder (I thought it was less spicy) and salt. Mix well.chicken pulav recipe step 10
  11. Cook pulav on a medium flame for 30 mins.Keep lid. Check pulav in between so that it does stick to the bottom.chicken pulav recipe step 11
  12. Your chicken pulao is cooked. Now carefully remove rice and chicken pieces so that it looks well.chicken pulav recipe step 12

Chicken pulao is ready to serve. Enjoy with your family and friends. chicken pulav recipe step 13

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