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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Ugadi Festival Recipes / Easy Ugadi Recipes / Recipe For Ugadi / Popular Ugadi Recipes

Biryani Masala Powder Recipe / Pulao Masala Powder / Biriyani Masala Powder - Homemade Biriyani Masala Powder

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Biriyani Masala Powder
Ingredients
Whole black pepper-1tbsp
Green cardamom - 1 tbsp
(use only the pods)
Cloves-1tbsp
Cinnamon sticks broken into small bits-1tbsp
Whole Dhania / Coriander seeds -1tbsp
Method
Dry fry all the ingredients till its just warm,
Cool completely and fine grind to a smooth powder.
Store it in an air tight clean container.
Note:
a) This powder is very good while making pulao or biriyani.I usually add 1 or 2 tsp for 3 cups of rice. taste.Add according to your taste
b) Do not throw away the cardamom skins,use it while making tea.
c) Store it in fridge if making a huge batch,it stays fresh for months.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Fried Fish Biriyani Recipe / Fish Biriyani Recipe / Fish Biryani Recipe / Fish Dum Biryani Recipe / Rice Cooked With Spices And Fish

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Fried Fish Biriyani
Ingredients for Marination
Any boneless fish - cut into18 small pieces
( I used Tilapia here)
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Oil-1/2tsp
Oil required amount to shallow fry
Method
Mix all the above ingredients in a wide bowl.
Add the fish pieces & mix well to make sure the masala is well coated to the fish pieces.
Rest this for 30 minutes for marination.
Heat oil in a pan & shallow fry the fish pieces till brown on all sides.
Remove it on a plate & keep it aside.
( Save the oil to fry the masala & use while cooking rice.Do not throw away the oil,this gives nice flavour to your biriyani )
Ingredients for the rice
Basmati rice - 2 cups
( Wash & soak it in water for 30 minutes)
Water - 3 & 1/2 cups
Salt to taste
My Biriyani / Pulao Masala - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2tsp
(Oil which you have fried the fish)
Method
Drain out the water from the soaked rice.
Add all the above ingredients in a rice cook.
Cook the rice till its done.Keep it aside.
Ingredients for the gravy
Remaining fried fish oil
( If needed add more regular oil)
Sliced onion -a handful
Chopped tomato - 1 small
Slit green chillies -4
Ginger & Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Coriander & mint leaves together - a handful
Cloves-2,Cardamom-2,Cinnamon-a small piece,Bay leaf -1
Salt to taste
Curd - 1tbsp
Water - 1/4 cup
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Fish Biriyani
Method
Heat oil & add the whole spices.
Now add the onions & fry till its light brown.Next add the tomato,green chillies,mint/coriander leaves & ginger/garlic paste.
Saute till raw smell goes off .Add salt & curd,give a nice mix,pour water & give a boil.
Switch off the stove & add the fried fish.Mix gently till well coated.
Layering
Take a wide thick bottom vessel.Add some fish gravy & spread it evenly.
Spread some cooked rice to cover the gravy.
Sprinkle some biriyani masala powder & chopped mint/coriander leaves.
Next layer repeat the same fish gravy then rice & finish it off with mint/coriander leaf & biriyani masala.
Cover it with a tight lid & leave it on DUM for 10 minutes in very low flame.
Switch off the stove gently give a mix.
Serve them hot with raita.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Deep Frying Tips

While deep frying Vada,cutlet,bonda or Pakoda add a pinch of salt to the hot oil.
This prevents the dish to stick to the bottom of the pan.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Microwave Kesar Badam Peda /Quick Microwave Kesar Badam Peda /3 Minutes Microwave Almond Pedha Recipe

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Kesar Badam Peda
Makes: 10 Pedas
Ingredients
Almonds/Badam - 1/3 cup
Saffron - 2 generous pinches
Sugar - 3 tbsp
Warm milk - 4 tbsp
Milk powder - 1/2 cup
( I used nonfat instant dry milk powder)
Ghee - 1 tsp
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Kesar Badam Peda
Method
Soak saffron in warm milk,keep it aside.
Soak almonds in hot water for 20 minutes.Peel the skin from the almonds.
In a mixi jar powder sugar & almonds,slowly add the saffron milk & grind to a smooth paste.
Take a wide microwave safe bowl transfer the almond paste into it.
Now add the milk powder & mix it well.
Keep it inside the microwave & heat on high for a minute.Remove mix it well & microwave for one more minute.Remove add 1 tsp of ghee,mix & microwave for one more minute.
The mixture will look like a non sticky dough.Cool the mixture,grease your palm with ghee,
roll it out into small balls & slightly flatten them.
Decorate with chopped nuts or saffron strings & serve.

Note:
a) Each microwave power is different so check for every minute.
b) Milk powder has a very thick granular texture,so grind it to a fine powder before use.
c) Adding cardamom powder is optional.
d) If you have a sweet tooth then add 1tsp extra sugar,the above measurement was perfect for our family.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Methi Khakra Recipe / Methi Khakhra Recipe /Whole Wheat Methi Khakra Recipe / Kakra Recipe / Gujarati Savory Crispy Flat Bread

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Methi Khakra
Ingredients
Wheat flour-1 cup
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1/4tsp
Turmeric powder-1/8tsp
Kastoori methi/Dry fenugreek leaves-1tsp
Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp
Oil-1tsp
Water-required amount
Method
Mix all above ingredients together in a bowl.
Add water little by little & knead it to a stiff dough.
Cover & rest it for 10 minutes.Divide the dough into equal sized balls.
Dust the balls with dry flour & roll it out into every thin roti.
Heat a tawa,in low flame place the roti.When bubbles starts to appear on top flip to other side.
Press the roti evenly on all sides with a potato masher or a thick cloth till crisp on both sides.
Remove it on a wire mess,cool & store it in an air tight container.
Enjoy this with little ghee smeared on top & sprinkle some chaat masala.
Best served with tea!
Note:
a) Dough should be stiff yet pliable
b) The whole cooking process is done only in low flame.
c) Press the roti evenly on all sides to get a crispy Khakra.
d) Even fresh chopped methi leaves can be used in this recipe.
e) If you like the taste of ajwain add it.
f) Roll the roti very thin to get the best result.

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