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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Arbi fry/ Besan wali arbi

 

Cover pic 01Hello!!!! Today I’m posting a recipe of yummy root loved by everyone….. its tarot root. Tarot root tastes similar like potatoes and can be made as side dish or main dish. In India it called Arbi/Arvi. Today I’m preparing recipe of Fried arbi or besan wali arbi that can be served as appetizers or main dish. Lets start making fried arbi..Besan arbi pic01.jpg

INGREDIENTS:

  • Arbi/Tarot root- 250 gms
  • chickpea flour/besan- 4 tbsp or 1 small bowl
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
  • Amchur powder-1/2  tsp
  • Garam powder-1/2 tsp
  • Carom seeds- 1/4 tsp
  • Green chilies- 3 to 4, finely chopped
  • Fresh coriander- finely chopped
  • Asafoetida- one pinch
  • ginger garlic paste- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt- as per your taste
  • Oil- for frying arbi

METHOD:

  1. Check ingredients for making besan wali arbi. Besan arbi recipe step01
  2. Wash Arbi with enough water. In a pressure cooker add 1 cup of water and arbi. pressure cook arbi till three whistles. Don’t overcook arbi otherwise it will turn soggy.

     

     

  3. Till arbi cooks, we will prepare the mixture of besan/chickpea flour. In bowl, take chickpea flour and add red chilly powder,turmeric powder, amchur(raw mango powder),coriander powder, garam masala powder and salt.Add water little by little to make a thick mixture. Mix it well and keep aside.
  4. Remove arbi and let it cool down completly. Peel the skin of arbi. Cut it into two halves, take one half on your palm and press them with your both hands.

     

     

  5. Heat 4 to 5 tbsp oil in a pan. Dip arbi one by one in chickpea flour/besan mixture and fry arbi

     

  6. Turn arbi and fry them till they are crisp. When done, remove arbi and keep them in paper towel. Besan arbi recipe step12
  7. In the same pan, heat 1 tbsp of oil and add green chilies, carom seeds, asafoetida, ginger garlic paste and mix

     

  8. Add Arbi and mix well. Finally add coriander leaves and turn the flame off.Besan arbi recipe step15

    Your Besan wali arbi or Fried arbi is ready to serve. You can have it as starter or you can have it with roti or daal-rice. Besan arbi pic02.jpg

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Veg. Momos

Recipe of delicious street food Veg. Momos…………………Momos are famous in Mumbai and everyone loves it. Momos can be made in variety of stuffing’s and can be a little time consuming…….. but they are really very tempting and delectable. Today I’m gonna show you the recipe of simple Veg. Momo’s. Lets make them..Veg. momos 2.jpg

Ingredients:

for outer cover-

  • All purpose flour- 1 cup
  • Water- 1/3 cup or as required
  • Oil- 1 teaspoon
  • 1/4 tsp salt

for stuffing- 

  • Onion- 1, finely chopped
  • Cabbage- 1/2 cup, finely chopped
  • French Beans- 1/3 cup, finely chopped
  • Carrots- 1/4 cup, grated
  • Capsicum- 1/4 cup, finely chopped
  • Spring onions- 1/2 cup, finely chopped
  • Shallots (optional)
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 2 tbsp
  • Soya sauce- 1 tbsp
  • Chilly sauce- 1 tbsp
  • Vinegar- 1 tsp
  • Garam masala power- 1 tbsp
  • Red chilly powder- 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder- 1/4 tsp
  • oil- 1 tbsp
  • Salt- as required(add less salt as water can come out making momos soggy)

Method:

  1. Check out ingredients for making Veg. momos Veg. momos recipe ingredients
  2. First make dough, in a bowl add all purpose flour, salt and oil. Make dough by adding water step by step and make a soft, firm dough. Keep aside.

     

  3. Lets make stuffing. In a pan add 1 tbsp of oil. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for 1 min. Add chopped onion and fry till golden brownVeg. momos recipe step 03
  4. Add chopped cabbage, french beans and carrot. Cook them on a medium – high flame for 5 to 7 mins. Veg. momos recipe step 04.jpg
  5. Add red chilli powder, garam masala powder, black pepper powder, soy sauce,red chilly sauce, salt and mix well.Veg. momos recipe step 05.jpg
  6. Add spring onions, mix and turn the flame off. The stuffing is ready. Let the stuffing cool completely.

     

  7. Make small balls from dough and dust it little. Roll it using roll pin of 3 inch diameter. IMG_20170618_001046
  8. Add water with your finger tips to the corners. Then stuff 1 tbsp of stuffing and start pleating the Momos. Then join them to center. If you know how to make modak then it will be simple for you to make momos.

     

  9. Similarly make momos of every ball. Veg. momos recipe step 10
  10. Then in a steamer add around 1/2 to 1 cup of water. Grease the streamer plate with oil and place momos one by one. Cook them for 10 to 12 mins. When done the cover will look translucent and will not be sticky. Veg. momos recipe step 11
  11. When done, remove steamer plate and let momos cool.  Remove one by one. Your Homemade veg momos are ready. Serve them with Schezwan sauce /mint chutney /mayo.Veg. momos 1.jpg

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Chicken Korma

Recipe of restaurant style Chicken korma. Chicken korma cooked in ghee (clarified butter) is rich and different compared to other dishes of chicken cooked in oil……….. Delicious chicken korma tastes best with rice.. Lets make chicken korma.Chicken korma cover pic 05.jpg

Ingredients:

  • Chicken- 1 kg
  •  Onions- 4, sliced and fried
  • Hung curd – 500 gms
  •  Ginger garlic paste – 2 tbsps
  • Red chilli powder- 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1/2 tbsp
  • Coriander and cumin powder- 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Bay leafs – 2 or 3
  • Black pepper corns – 5 to 6
  • Cloves- 4 to 5
  •  Star anise- 2
  • Green cardamom- 4
  • Clarified butter (ghee) – 4 tbsp or quarter cup
  • salt – as per your taste

Method: 

  1. Checkout ingredients for making chicken korma.Chicken korma recipe step 01.jpg
  2. In a mixer grinder, add the fried onions. Grind it into powder

     

  3. In a saucepan, heat clarified butter and add the dry whole spices (cumin seeds, Bay leafs, Black pepper corns, Cloves,Star anise,Green cardamom) and saute.Chicken korma recipe step 04.jpg
  4.   Next add the chicken. Let it cook for 5 to 6 mins on medium flame. Keep mixing in between.Chicken korma recipe step 05.jpg
  5. Add Ginger garlic paste, Red chilli powder, coriander cumin powder, garam masala powder and salt. Cook for 3 to 4 mins 

     

  6. Add the fried onions and hung curd. Keep lid and cook for 20 to 25 mins until its cooked. (If the chicken is too dry, you can add 1/2 cup of water) Chicken korma recipe step 08.jpg
  7. When done, remove chicken from flame and serve.  Chicken korma cover pic 06.jpg
  8. Your restaurant style chicken korma is ready. Serve with rice/roti.

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Panner Tikka Masala

Panner (cottage cheese)tikka masala restaurant style recipe…. Pan fried panner tikka dipped in tangy and spicy gravy.

First the panner peices are marinated in spices and yogurt and later the gravy is made. Delicious panner tikka masala goes well with roti as well as rice

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INGREDIENTS :

  • Panner cubes – 250 grams (cut it into square cubes)
  • Onions- 3 to 4 medium sized (sliced and pureed)
  • 1 onion- finely chopped
  • Tomatoes – 3 to 4 (sliced and pureed)
  • Ginger garlic paste- 2 tbsp
  • Cloves- 4
  •  Black pepper- 4
  • Cinnamon- 1/2 inch
  • Bay leaves – 2
  • Red chilli powder- 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1 tsp
  • Salt – as required
  • Corn starch- 1 tbsp (optional)

For Panner Marination-

  • Curd/Yogurt- 1 small bowl
  • Red chilli powder- 1/2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder – 1/3 tsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1/3 tsp
  • Tandoori powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice- 1 tsp

METHOD:

  1. Checkout ingredients for making Panner Tikka Masala.Panner Tikka Masala step 01.jpg
  2. For marination: In curd, add all spices, ginger-garlic paste and mix well.Panner Tikka Masala step 02
  3. Add the curd mixture in Panner. Add lemon juice. Keep it in refrigerator for 2 hrs or overnight.Panner Tikka Masala step 03.jpg
  4. Remove them and allow to come at room-tempreture. Then in a frying pan, heat oil. Add the Panner peices and shallow fry them on medium flame. Remove them in paper towel and keep aside.Panner Tikka Masala step 04
  5. Next we will prepare gravy. In a kadhai or a wok, Heat oil. Add the whole garam masala and saute for few sec.Panner Tikka Masala step 05
  6. Add onion puree and saute. Keep lid and mix in between for 5 mins. Fry until its golden brown.Panner Tikka Masala step 06.jpg
  7. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute. Cook for 2 mins.Panner Tikka Masala step 07.jpg
  8. Add Tomato puree and cook until oil oozes out of it.
  9. Next add the Turmeric powder, Red chilli powder, coriander powder, Garam masala powder and salt. Add 1 cup of water. Add cornstarch by mixing cornstarch in little water and then add it to gravy. Mix it very well and keep lid for 5 minsPanner Tikka Masala step 10.jpg

  10. Finally add the panner peices and mix well. Turn flame off Panner Tikka Masala step 11

 

Your Panner Tikka Masala is ready. Serve it with roti/paratha or rice .Panner Tikka Masala step 12

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Rajma Chawal

Rajma chawal step wise recipe- simple and easy recipe. Its my special recipe which I have make in my own way…My whole family including my children loves Rajma chawal 

Rajma chawal is a famous punjabi dish made of Kidney beans in soft and creamy curry. Kidney beans are soaked overnight and then pressure cooked till its soft. And later the rajma masala is made. The rice i have used is Basmati rice which is soaked in water for an hour then cooked. So lets make Rajma chawal.

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Ingredients:

  • Kidney beans- 250 grams(soaked overnight and pressure cooked for 25 mins)
  • Onions- 4 large, sliced and pureed
  • Tomatoes- 5 to 6 , sliced and pureed
  • Curd- 4 tablespoons or small bowl
  • Jeera or cumin seeds – 2 teaspoons
  • Bay leafs- 2 or 3
  • Cloves- 2 to 4
  • black pepper- 2 to 3
  • cinnamon- 1/2 inch
  • turmeric powder- 1/2 tablespoon
  • Red chilli powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Coriander powder- 1/2 tablespoon
  • Garam masala powder- 1/2 tablespoon
  • salt – As per your requirement

Method:

  1. Checkout all ingredients for making Rajma masala.Rajma Chawal step 01
  2. In a saucepan, add oil and add cumin seeds, bay leaves, cloves, blackpepper, cinnamon and saute till seeds pops. Rajma Chawal step 02
  3. Add onion puree and cook till golden brown Rajma Chawal step 03.jpg
  4. Add tomato puree. Cook till oil oozes out. Rajma Chawal step  04.jpg
  5. Add turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Saute for 1 min. Rajma Chawal step 04
  6. Next add the curd. Cook till oil oozes out of it. Rajma Chawal step 05.jpg
  7. When done, add the cooked Kidney beans and mix well.Rajma Chawal step 06
  8. Add coriander powder, garam masala powder and salt. mix again.Rajma Chawal step 07.jpg
  9. If the gravy is thick, add 1/2 cup of water and cook with lid for 2 to 3 mins.Rajma Chawal step  08.jpg
  10. Your Rajma masala is ready. Serve it with rice. You can also have it with roti.Rajma Chawal.jpg

The delicious Rajma chawal is ready. Enjoy with your family 🙂

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Butter Chicken(chicken makhanwala)

Authentic  Butter Chicken made at home….step by step recipe. Grilled chicken dipped in smooth and creamy curry. Once you make this at home, you will never visit restaurant again. Lets start making delicious butter chicken.

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INGREDIENTS:

For marination:

  1. Boneless chicken- 500 grms or 1/2 kg
  2. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  3. Red chilli powder- 2 tsp
  4. Garam masala powder- 1 tsp
  5. Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tablespoon
  6. Salt- as per your taste
  7. Hung curd- 1 small bowl or 4 tablespoons
  8. vinegar- 1 tablespoon(optional)

For Gravy:

  1. Onions- 2, sliced
  2. Tomatoes- 4, sliced
  3.  Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tablespoon
  4. Cashew nuts- 8 to 10
  5.  Bay leaf- 3
  6. cloves- 6
  7. black pepper- 5
  8. cinnamon- 2
  9. Red chilli powder- 2 tsp
  10. Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  11. Garam masala powder-  2 tsp
  12. Butter- 4 or 5 tablespoons (I have used lots of butter in my recipe)
  13. cream – 2 tablespoons
  14. salt- as per your taste

Method:

  • Clean the chicken, cut it into small square chunks as shownButter Chicken step 1
  • Lets marinate the chicken, add turmeric powderButter Chicken step 2.jpg
  • Add the Red chilli powder, ginger-garlic paste, salt and mix wellButter Chicken step 3.jpg
  • Add Hung curd and again mix it well. Butter Chicken step 4.jpg
  • Add vinegar. Mix it really well. marinate this chicken for 4 to 5 hours.Butter Chicken step 6.jpg
  • Lets make masala for the recipe. In a pan melt butter, add 2 small bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves and black peppercorn.Butter Chicken step 8.jpg
  • Add the sliced onion, fry them till golden brown. Butter Chicken step 9
  • When they are done, add ginger-garlic paste. Saute them for 2 mins.Butter Chicken step 10
  •  Add tomatoes cook them for 2 mins. Next add cashew nuts, keep lid and let it cook for 5 mins.Butter Chicken step 12.jpg
  • When the tomatoes becomes soft and mushy, turn the flame off. Let it completely cool down and in a mixer/grinder grind it into smooth paste.Butter Chicken step 13
  • When chicken has been marinated, melt butter in same pan. Butter Chicken step 14.jpg
  • Add marinated chicken. Let it come to a boil.Butter Chicken step 15.jpg
  • Keep lid on it and let it cook for 10-15 mins.Butter Chicken step 16.jpg
  • Remove the lid and check whether the chicken is cooked or not. When its cooked dry the chicken and turn the flame off.Butter Chicken step 17.jpg
  • In another pan. Add 2 tablespoons butter and again add 1 bay leaf, 3 cloves, 3 black peppercorns and 1 cinnamon.  Butter Chicken step 18.jpg
  • Add the grinded masala and saute it for 2 to 3 mins. Butter Chicken step 19.jpg
  • Add Turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt. Saute it.Butter Chicken step 20
  • Next add the pan fried chicken and mix.Butter Chicken step 21.jpg
  • Finally add cream and mix. Turn the flame off.Butter Chicken step 22.jpg
  • Your butter chicken is ready. Serve it with Naan, tandoori roti or Rice . Butter Chicken step 23

 

Butter chicken served hot with tawa naan. Enjoy!!!!!!!Butter Chicken cover Pic 01

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