Showing posts with label Indian. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indian. Show all posts

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Coconut Ladoo Recipe

Coconut or Nariyal Ladoo Recipe

Dear Readers,

Today the recipe that I am going to share is not mine but my Mom's recipe. Though she is more famous for her soft and stuffy paranthas in my family but this time she tried something new, the Coconut ladoo.

Since we moved to Bangalore, my mom has made few friends who are south Indians and she has been learning few things. And coconut is available in abundance here. My kids love sweets and she made is especially for them.

I used to think making desserts or sweets is really difficult and complex but more I have seen my wife make those wonderful desserts like Bread and Egg Pudding, Tutti Fruity Cake and Mocha Mousse, I now know how easy are these. Do check out these recipes too by clicking on the name.

So this is how the amazingly tasty coconut ladoos look like.

Coconut or Nariyal Ladoo
Coconut or Nariyal Ladoo

Coconut or Nariyal Ladoo
Coconut or Nariyal Ladoo
So, here is the simple recipe for mouth watering Nariyal Ladoos.

Coconut or Nariyal Recipe



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Perfect and easy home made sweet ready for festivities

Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:
1 finely grated Coconut
Few thinly sliced Almonds
300 grams Sugar

Method:
  1. First of all, mix the grated coconut, sugar and almonds in a bowl and keep it for 1 hour.
  2. Now take a wok or kadhai and heat it on medium.
  3. Add the mixture and roast it for 25-30 minutes stirring in between.
  4. Once it starts to stick a little, take it off the heat and let it cool down.
  5. Once cool, wet your hands with water and start making round balls or as we call the ladoos.
Your Coconut or Nariyal Ladoos are ready. Store it in airtight jar and enjoy one ladoo at a time. Just saying because it is sweet.

Do leave your comments below about the recipe or if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Raj

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Punjabi Egg Curry Recipe

Egg Curry Recipe or How to make Egg Curry


Growing up in a punjabi family, one of the staple curries that I would eat is Egg Curry. And I used to love the way my mom will make it. I still do. But then there are things you take for granted and it is the same with me. Being busy in making those fancy dishes like Chicken Korma, ToumChicken, Hummus, Piri Piri Chicken and many more, I never tried my hand on this really delicious Egg Curry.
I remember enjoying the hot serving of Egg Curry with hot chapatis directly off the tawa in chilly Delhi winters. Trust me, when you are hungry, this simple thing is heaven. Imagine me and my siblings fighting for that extra egg in our curry. Being the youngest I will get it too.!
So, I decided to get into the kitchen and try my hand on it. It actually is a lot like other North Indian curries and very simple. You can also do some variations in it. I just make the basic one but I will tell you about it.

Here is the humble Egg Curry.

Egg Curry Recipe
Egg Curry Recipe
Boiled Eggs
Boiled Eggs


Let me tell you how to make Egg Curry.

Punjabi Egg Curry Recipe


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Egg Curry is made using simple spices used in normal curries in north India. It is really liked mostly in northern part of India.

Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:
6 eggs
2 table spoons oil
Salt to taste
Half teaspoon Turmeric powder
Garam Masala
Turmeric Powder
Red chilli powder
Dhaniya or Coriander powder
2 medium size onions
2 green chillies
2 medium size tomatoes
1 table spoon Ginger Garlic paste


Method:
  1. Hard boil the eggs and peel them off.
  2. Finely chop the onions, chillies and tomatoes.
  3. Heat oil in a pan or kadhai.
  4. Add the onions and green chillies and cook for 2-3 minutes till oil separates.
  5. Now add Ginger-Garlic paste and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
  6. Now add all the spices except garam masala and cook till oil separates. TIP: keep adding little water while it gets cooked to ensure it doesn’t stick to the pan.
  7. Now add finely chopped tomatoes and cook them for another 3-4 minutes.
  8. Now the variation part. You can either put whole hard boiled eggs or cut them into halves. Another things that you can do is so deep fry whole eggs. I love this one.
  9. Now put the eggs in the gravy and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  10. Add little water as per your preference of thickness of gravy and cook till oil starts separating.
  11. Another trick that I love. Take out yolk from 2 boiled eggs and mix it in the gravy. This will make the gravy thicker if you like it that way.
  12.  Just when it is done, add garam masala and garnish with chopped coriander.
Now you can actually thank me for this Egg Curry Recipe.

I hope you liked it. Do leave your comments below and rate my recipe too. Your feedback is really valuable to me.

Love,
Raj


Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Litpit Kaleji (Chicken Liver)

Litpit Kaleji Recipe or How to make Litpit Kaleji

Hi People,

It seems like I have been gone for eternity and I know it is true that I have not been posting for a long time. That is because I have not been cooking. Have shifted to Bengaluru and I have been staying on office accomodation for months but now my playground (kitchen) is all set and I have already started.

So, here is my first post from the new kitchen, but one of many to come from Chicken Shicken.

Last Saturday, I went into the chicken shop and got one whole chicken to make Pot Roast Chicken which you can see on my blog but then I also picked up some chicken liver, kaleji as we fondly call it in north. :P  And why do I call it Litpit? Well, because neither it is dry nor it has gravy. All the masala is covering the liver.

And like it happens, I mostly cook very impromptu dishes which are easy to make and delicious too. This Litpit Kaleji is one of them. Perfect to go with drinks (Now that is what I love doing on weekends). I never knew that such a simple 15 minutes thing could be so easy and simple.

Chicken Liver
Litpit Kaleji

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Butter Naan in Pressure Cooker

Pressure Cooker Butter Naan Recipe or How to make butter naan in Pressure Cooker

Hi People,

Now yesterday I posted my blog regarding recipe of Adana Kebab which I made along with amazingly soft Butter Naans. I have been getting requests for recipe of Butter Naans and especially to how to make them without oven or say in Pressure Cooker. 

Yes, that is how I made them, in your humble Pressure Cooker. It just clicked me on the go because I do not have an oven, I have a microwave with convection which off course does not do the job of a typical oven. So, my innovative mind thought of trying just one naan in pressure cooker and then actually, I made them all in it. Today, I had it with Dal Makhani. But then they say best marriage of Butter Naan's is with Butter Chicken. Check recipe for Butter Chicken here.

Off course, equipment if not the only thing here, the dough is super important too. What goes in the dough makes it super soft.

Butter Naan Recipe
Butter Naan Recipe

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Chicken Korma Recipe

Chicken Korma Recipe or How to make Chicken Korma 


Hey Friends,

There are certain dishes like Chicken Korma which are so usual in our orders when we go and eat outside in Indian restaurants that we end up taking them for granted. However, this specific dish is very close to my heart because of its texture and mild though flavorful taste.

I have made this at home so many times and yesterday I realized that I have not shared it with you lovely people. What a shame! But better late than never. Finally, look at the pics.

Chicken Korma
Chicken Korma


Chicken Korma
Chicken Korma
Can you imagine how it tastes after looking at the color of this Korma? My mom who is so specific about how she wants the gravy and the taste and true critic of my cooking, happily approved it. And as my wife and niece were out for some work and when they came, they told me that house if full of aroma of the Korma. Well, I could not have smiled wider, not the sinister one like Joker from Dark Knight. :P

There is another dish that you might want to try which is Spicy Mutton Korma. This one is spicy whereas this chicken korma is mild.

Anyway, enough of self praise, here is the recipe for you.


Ingredients:
  1. 750 grams chicken
  2. 3 medium sized onions
  3. Salt to taste.
  4. 1 table spoon Dhaniya/Coriander Powder
  5. 1 tea spoon Turmeric powder
  6. I table spoon red Kashmiri chilli powder
  7. 1 tea spoon green Cardamom Powder
  8. 1 tea spoon Cinnamon Powder
  9. 1 table spoon whole black pepper
  10. 4-5 Cloves
  11. 1-2 bay leaves.
  12. 7-8 cloves of garlic
  13. 1 tea spoon garam masala.
  14. 8-10 almonds
  15. 1 cup curd

Monday, 22 June 2015

Pathar Ke Kebab Recipe

Pathar Ke Kebab Recipe or How to make Pathar Ke Kebab


Recently I have gained some knowledge about Hyderabadi cuisine and been making an effort to try them. Hyderabad is really a house packed for meat lovers and I am a strict meat lover.

When someone suggested to me that I make Pathar Ke Kebab, I was fascinated by this unique way to make kebabs. Kebabs cooked on stone slab, as the name suggests, are done so quickly and add a unique flavour. Just the cooking process makes it interesting. Though mutton takes longer to cook but I guess the marination and the method of cooking made it really tender in short time.

It was an improvisation of a chef of a Nizam who would demand delicious mutton (goat meat) kebabs while hunting in the woods. The chef burnt some charcoal, put a stone slab on it and cooked some kebabs over it and then it became a famous dish in Hyderabad.

Pathar Ke Kebab
Pathar Ke Kebab

Pathar Ke Kebab
Pathar Ke Kebab
In hyderabad it is done on unpolished granite but I had a long marble slab which I used. Idea is to cook on stone.

Let me get straight to the recipe.

Pathar Ke Kebab



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Pathar Ke Kebab literally means Kebabs cooked on stone. It includes heating stone over charcoal and then cooking meat on it.

Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:
Boneless Pieces of mutton, flattened for even cooking
Curd for marination
Desi Ghee Or clarified butter
Raw Papaya
Garam Masala
Turmeric Powder
Red chilli powder
Dhaniya or Coriander powder
Black pepper powder
Juice of a lemon
Salt to taste

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Mutton Badam Pasanda

Recipe for Mutton Badam Pasanda or How to make Mutton Pasanda.


Hey Friends,

So after some gap, I am back and that too with a bang with a dish which is my fixed menu when I visit Karim's in Old Delhi near Jama Masjid.

There are few things that I get fixated to like this dish which is called Badam Pasanda in Karim's menu and one of my shoes which I can't seem to discard even though they are totally worn out. Well, not that I have not ordered new shoes but still I still fixated to my old ones. Badam Pasanda is so delicious and rich that anyone can get hooked to it. Once you try it, you will know I am fixated to it.

And also, Ramzan is round the corner and this had to be the dish that I would try. Even Haleem is on my mind. Few more recipes you can cook during Ramzan are given below.



Mutton Badam Pasanda
Mutton Badam Pasanda

Mutton Badam Pasanda
Mutton Badam Pasanda
I was planning a visit to Karim's this Friday but had to cancel it due to dinner with my boss. But then I wanted to have taste of this dish in my mouth. And obviously, I had planned to make this dish for sometime and finally I got the urge and opportunity to do it.

Let's get to the recipe now.

Mutton Badam Pasanda



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Bonless strips of mutton cooked tender in exotic Indian spices.

Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:
Boneless mutton from goat thigh cut into thin strips. 750 grams.
Desi Ghee or clarified butter. 8-10 tablespoons. (Don't frown now)
250 grams curd.
1 and half tablespoons whole black pepper.
10-15 cloves
Salt to Taste
3-4 green cardamoms
1 and half tablespoons cumin
1 and half tablespoons Garam Masala
3 table spoons Kashmiri Red chilli powder or normal red chilli powder
4 table spoons of garlic paste
5 Tablespoons paste of browned onions
Peeled Almonds

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Butter Chicken or Murgh Makhani

How to make Butter Chicken or Murg Makhani

When you are a carnivore in India, irrespective of where you live, chances are that you have eaten or heard about Butter Chicken or Murg Makhani. I have eaten in almost all parts of North India and in Western part too. In west, they would just shred the chicken and serve it in Makhani gravy. For a North Indian it is like killing the dish, afterall, the real Butter Chicken is chicken with bones. And Bones actually add to the flavor.

Butter Chicken
Butter Chicken
Butter Chicken
Butter Chicken

It is one of the most delicious dishes and is not spicy but little sweet. And even a person who likes spicy food would love it. The perfectly cooked chicken is immersed in silky smooth gravy just makes it too good. If you want to have real taste of it, eat it with Butter Naan (Click for Recipe). Not for the health conscious but for the real foodies!!

I had guests over last night and it was so nice to see them appreciating the chicken with every bite. Not that I like to boast here :P , but compliments were coming from someone who is blunt in feedback. So, hard work came good. And trust me when I say, unlike most easy peasy dishes I have on my blog, this dish makes you work hard. It is amalgamation of 2 separate dishes so it takes time.

Lets get to the recipe.

Recipe

Ingredients:

  1. 1 Tandoori Chicken. Check the recipe here for Tandoori Chicken.
  2. 8-10 medium size tomatoes.
  3. 5-6 Green Cardamoms.
  4. 2-3 small chips of Cinnamon.
  5. Cream 200 grams.
  6. Butter 4-5 table spoons
  7. Ginger and Green chilli julienes. Take the seeds out of green chillies,
  8. 1 tablespoon Honey
  9. Salt to taste
  10. 1 tablespoon Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder.
  11. 1 tablepoon Garam Masala
  12. Kasuri Methi
  13. Cardamom Powder

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

How to Make Egg Roll

Egg Roll Recipe

It is one of the favorites to eat when you are strolling in market. They even say Kolkata rolls are the best, well I would not disagree because I have tasted them. But what if you want to make these egg rolls at home? Well, not the Kolkata style but easy basic egg roll. There are so many varieties of egg rolls. Find out here more about egg rolls.

This is what I am going to share with you. Nothing rocket science about it and the fillings that I will tell you about are the regular ones. You can try other things but then the regular fillings are the ones to beat.

How to make Egg roll
Egg Roll
Egg Roll is something that everyone loves with their ketchup and green chutney. But I don't like these sauces and chutneys. I feel they make the roll soggy. I like it crispy.

A roll should be crispy outside and till the last bite. That is what I feel.

Recipe

Ingredients:
  1. Maida or Refined Flour
  2. 1 egg per roll.
  3. Shredded Cabbage
  4. Sliced onions.
  5. Shredded Capsicum
  6. Any other vegetables if you want.
  7. Salt
  8. Chaat Masala
  9. Green Chutney if you like it or any other chutney/sauce.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Tawa Fish Fry Recipe

Tawa Fish Fry Recipe


Tawa Fish Fry is one of the few fish recipes that I just love and as a snack. It simply rocks. Kids love it, I love it, everyone loves it at home. And the gorgeous thing is ready in 10 minutes.

Once again this goes to prove how most amazing dishes can be simplest and quickest to make. Check these easy recipes like Pan Fried Fish with Pesto Sauce, Butter Garlic Prawns, Bread Pitt. Drizzle some lemon and eat with onions, oh la la!! The melt in your mouth fish does the magic! I remember my father making this very often but then in between I lost touch with the fish after he passed away. But then my wife rekindled my love with this fish fry and I am so happy about it.

Tawa Fish Fry
Tawa Fish Fry

Tawa Fish Fry
Tawa Fish Fry

Here is the recipe.

Ingredients:

  1. Rohu (Carpo) fish cut into slices like you see in picture. You can use any fish actually. Rohu is light on pocket and has a wonderful taste as well.
  2. Salt
  3. Turmeric Powder
  4. Lime juice.
  5. Chaat Masala

Monday, 9 March 2015

Dahi Bhalla Katori

Dahi Bhalla or Dahi Bhalla Recipe


Come Holi and come those specific dishes like Dahi Bhalla or Dahi Vada ann Gujiya. Though I am not a meetha fan, but I do love Dahi Bhalla, well, not because my surname is also Bhalla. But just that it is such a nice Indian snack or chaat as you might call it.

You see in every market that you go in Delhi, there will be people eating away Pani puri, chaat, tikki and Bhalla Papdi. Even in marriages, this is a given you will get to eat it. But what we make at home is generally Dahi Bhalla sans the papdi.

So, this Holi, I thought of adding that papdi to Dahi Bhallas but in a different way. I got my idea from this Laccha Katori that is another nice indian snack. So, I came up with my own Dahi Bhalla Katori.
Dahi Bhalla
Dahi Bhalla Katori

Dahi Bhalla
Dahi Bhalla Katori

Now, as you would imagine how much fun it would have been to bite into it. The lovely taste of those Dahi Bhallas and crunch of the crispy katoris. It is actually fun when you give twist to those dishes favorite to all but in a way that it only adds and does not mess up with the flavors.

Lets get down to the recipe now.

Ingredients:
For Dahi Bhalla/Vada:

  1. Urad Dal (skin removed from Black Gram or White Lentils)
  2. Moong Dhuli Daal. (skin removed from Green Gram) This should be 1/3rd of the quantity of Urad dal. This dal helps to avoid gastric issues.
  3. Ginger Garlic Paste.
  4. Very finely chopped ginger.
  5. Chopped green chillies
  6. Salt to taste.
  7. Beaten Curd
  8. Meethi Chutney
  9. Green Chutney Optional
  10. Raisins. This is also optional.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Uttapam on Bread

Uttapam or Uttapam Recipe


Bhavna again this side. Well, I am sure you must be getting all the non-veg recipes from Raj but It is me who gets in kitchen to cook something new and different with veggies.

Today is a simple Uttapam Recipe but with a twist and presented in a wonderful way which will make your kids and guests eat this famous south Indian dish with much desire.

Look at this pic and see how a boring dish (as per my Raj) can be turned into a super rockstar (as per Raj again).

Raj was home little late and as usual said that he is hungry. So he wanted something to eat with tea. Now, there are times like these when I start thinking on making something nice for him. And then came the idea of making Uttapam on Bread.

Uttapam
Uttapam on Bread

Uttapam
Uttapam on Bread







Now, Lets get down to the recipe. Most of you know how to make Uttapam but still I would share the recipe for that too:

Ingredients:
  1. Suji
  2. Chopped Onions
  3. Chopped Capsicum
  4. Chopped Tomatoes
  5. Little Cream.
  6. Salt and Pepper
  7. Chopped Green chillies.
  8. Chopped Coriander (optional)
  9. Bread slices
  10. Some water

Monday, 2 March 2015

Goan Red Fish Curry

Hi All,

I tried Goan Red fish Curry as an experiment this Sunday. I actually wanted to make prawns but my husband already made Butter Garlic Prawns a day before.

Anyway, I am Bhavna, Raj's wife and he insisted me I post few recipes on this blog as I am also fond of cooking. I generally like to cook desserts and cakes and puddings but my first post is going to be this wonderful and spicy fish curry from the sunny beaches of Goa. :-)

Goan Red Fish Curry
Goan Red Fish Curry
Now, I was little apprehensive about doing this because though I love fish, my punjabi hubby and mom-in-law love their kukkad. But thankfully it came out very good. The taste was different coz of the different ingredients. Anyway, let me take you through how I made it. It is very simple!

Goan Red Fish Curry
Goan Red Fish Curry

Goan Red Fish Curry Recipe:

Ingredients:
  1. Fish cut in medium sized pieces. I used Rohu fish. You can pick any fish.
  2. Coconut milk in 2 bowls. One thick and one thin. Just add little water in thick milk to make it thin.
  3. Turmeric Powder
  4. Salt
  5. Cumin Seeds
  6. Chopped ginger and garlic.
  7. Sesame Seeds
  8. Dried Red chillies. Preferrably Kashmiri.
  9. Onions.
  10. Black peppercorns.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Mutton Korma Recipe

Mutton Korma or Mutton Korma Recipe


When it comes to serious cooking, cooking mutton poses real challenge. I got this legacy of cooking mutton and well done mutton from my father who would cook up a storm in kitchen every time my mom went out for 2-3 days leaving dad and me alone. He would cook up cracker of non veg dishes, especially mutton. He would just cook mutton slow. That's how you give time for the spices and mutton to bind and get to know each other and end up in Happy Matrimony! Spicy Mutton Korma is one dish like this.

Mutton Korma
Spicy Mutton Korma


This spicy Korma is really special to me and is my 'Save the Day' dish. There is nothing easier than this dish. It's typical Mughali and amazingly spicy. It has ingredients full of flavor and meant to give the best aroma and tingling after taste on your tongue and your drool on your fingers. The mutton will be oh so soft and will just melt in your mouth.

Mutton Korma
Spicy Mutton Korma
I call it Fill it, Shut it, Forget it dish because there is just one step to it. Here is the recipe:

Mutton Korma Recipe



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Mutton is cooked to melt in your mouth perfection in spicy Indian spices.

Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:
1 Kg mutton with bone
Half kg curd
3 Table spoons Desi ghee.
1 tablespoon Jeera
4-5 Green and Black Cardamom
3-4 Cloves (Laung)
2-3 chips of Cinnamon
1 tablespoon Whole Black pepper
1 tablespoon Garam Masala
1 tablespoon Kashmiri red chilli powder
4-5 Dried red chillies
Half tablespoon Dhaniya Powder
Half tablespoon Turmeric Powder
1 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
Half cup Cashew Nuts
10-12 Raisins. This will be to little offset the spice.
1 tablespoon Kasuri Methi

Monday, 16 February 2015

Kacche Gosht ki Dum Biryani

Now this one is all time favorite of everyone who loves his/her non-veg! But then why do I call it Kacche Gosht ki Dum Biryani?

Gosht Dum Biryani
Gosht Dum Biryani


It is called so not because it has raw meat, LOL! But because mutton is not cooked separately but with the rice. Normally in other Biryanis, mutton/chicken would be prepared separately and then mixed with rice and cooked further.

Dum Biryani
The rice and mutton are sealed like this and cooked on Dum.
But let me also tell you, cooking Biryani is a tough task. It is a long process and you just cannot perfect it the first time. But, the result would be worth the effort.

The first time I cooked it, my house was filled with such aroma and fragrance I had never felt before. My brother-in-law whom I invited for dinner mentioned to me at the door itself that it's fragrance is filled to the staircase. I could imagine my neighbors enjoying it too!



Anyways, lets get to the Dum Gosht Biryani recipe:

Gosht Dum Biryani



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Rice cooked in it's own Dum (steam) in indian spices along with marinated meat.

Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:
750 grams Mutton with bone
Basmati Rice 600 grams
4 tablespoons Desi Ghee or clarified butter
1 tablespoon Jeera or Cumin Seeds
1 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
Salt to Taste
1 tablespoon Red Chilli Powder
1 tablespoon Garam Masala
1 teaspoon of Turmeric Powder
1 tablespoon of Dhaniya powder or Coriandar Powder
1 teaspoon of Nutmeg Powder
1 cup of Hung Curd
flour Dough to seal the pan
1 Onion, sliced, deep fried and browned
4 tablespoons Kewda Water
4 tablespoons Rose Water
Pinch of Saffron mixed in i small cup of milk
Chopped Coriandar


Method:
Marinade:
  1. We will marinade the mutton in the patila that we are gonna cook the Biryani in. Refer to picture above, I had used aluminium patila with thick base which is very important as it will save your mutton from burning.
  2. Put the mutton and hung Curd in and add all masalas in point # 5 in ingredients list except nutmeg powder.
  3. Add some ghee and ginger garlic paste.
  4. Mix well ensuring marinade covers all the mutton completely.
  5. Do taste the marinade as after this you will not be able to alter the taste. I wanted my Biryani to be spicy so I ensured that marinade was very spicy because this will also mix with rice. So, if your marinade doesn't have the spice, your Biryani will turn bland. Same with the salt.
  6. Leave it to marinade for at least 2 hours.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Gustaba - The Kashmiri King

Gustaba Recipe or How to make Gustaba

The one cuisine that I have been itching to try was Kashmiricuisine. I have heard about it so much from my wife and my friend. Especially I had heard about Gustaba and Rista. I even had Gustaba at Delhi Haat few months back and just loved it. It was so different from the usual north Indian cuisine and really non-spicy but yeah, extremely rich. I knew I had to make it one day and this weekend I did. And guess what, nailed it in first go because though it involves a lot of steps, it is extremely simple.

Kashmiri cuisine uses mainly 2 spices in almost every dish which are key to Gustaba, the recipe of which I am going to share. Saunf and Ginger powder (Saunth). This recipe has meatballs which I had never made before. The way Gustaba tastes, you will feel all wonderful and amazing flavors in your mouth.


Gustaba
Gustaba

Gustaba
Gustaba

Gustaba Recipe:


Ingredients:

  1. Mutton Mince
  2. Desi Ghee 1 table spoon
  3. Refined Oil 2 table spoons
  4. Curd
  5. Cumin Powder
  6. Saunf Powder
  7. Ginger Powder
  8. Mint Leaves
  9. Ginger Paste
  10. Salt
  11. Cinnamon
  12. Black and Green Cardamom

Friday, 6 February 2015

Mutton Chaap Masala

Mutton Chaap Masala Recipe

I have been sharing mostly Chicken recipes but if you ask me, I am a mutton person. I love mutton which was not always from start but I developed strong liking for it as I grew older, I am not that old mind you!!! ;-)

My father used to makes delicious curry and I would accompany him to meat shop and that's how I learnt how to choose mutton cuts. Yes, knowing what cuts you want is so important when you are buying any form of meat.

So, I especially like mutton chaap because it has bone and bone in any mutton dish is what gives you flavors.

So, I made this whole dish with only chaaps calls Mutton Chaap Masala.


Mutton Chaap
Mutton Chaap Masala

Here goes the Mutton Chaap Masala Recipe:

Ingredients:
  1. Mutton chaaps, I prefer chaaps in twins meaning two chaaps together.
  2. Chopped Onions
  3. Finely chopped totmatoes.
  4. Curd
  5. Ginger garlic paste
  6. Salt
  7. Red chilli powder
  8. Chopped Green chillies.
  9. Garam Masala
  10. Dhaniya powder
  11. Turmeric powder.
  12. Kasuri Methi and Coriander.

Chicken Malai Tikka - Recipe

Chicken Malai Tikka Recipe


As you walk bye the lanes of Old Delhi, the smokey fragrance and aroma in the air of tikkas and kebabs will pull you so strongly that you will not leave without having a bite. That's actually true today in almost every part of Delhi with those vendors serving hot smokey Chiken Malai Tikka or Chicken Tikka.

When winters set in, I took our my barbeque, set the coal on fire and started sipping my scotch while I was smoking and charring those Chicken Malai Tikkas. I did it 4 consecutive weekends treating family and friends and it was so good to see them coming up to the barbeque and eating them piping hot. They just could not wait for it to be served. This thing comes out so juicy and succulent and the smokey flavor will take your breath away. Even the process will have your drooling as those juices will fall on hot coal and that sweet sizzling sound will enchant you.

Though this Chicken Malai Tikka recipe requires specialy equipment like a barbeque like Weber and seekhs. But you can have one locally made by local lohars. The seekhs that I used, I got them from a local lohar and it made my work so easy. However, the actual recipe is super easy. If you wanna know how to actually burn coal, take a look at this video on How to Burn coal in charcoal

Alternatively, you can also cook it in oven if you don''t have BBQ. Though, you will never have that smokey flavor.

Chicken Malai Tikka
Chicken Malai Tikka

Chicken Malai Tikka
Chicken Malai Tikka
Here goes the recipe:

Ingredients:
  1. Boneless chicken cut into tikka sized pieces.
  2. Hung curd
  3. Cream
  4. Cardamom powder
  5. Garam Masala
  6. Dhaniya powder
  7. Salt
  8. Melted Butter.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Safed Murg or Cream Chicken - Chicken in white gravy

Safed Murg -  Chicken in white gravy or Cream Chicken


When you close your eyes and think of an Indian curry, what color comes to your mind? Red? Brown? Orange? Well, once you read this post and try it in your kitchen, you may add one more color to the imagination of Indian Curry, WHITE!!!

Well, thats what this dish is all about!! Looks white and tastes delicious, without use of any onions or tomatoes!!! Hows that?

Let me get straight to the recipe now of this White Gravy chicken or Safed Murg,  whatever you want to call it. 


Cream Chicken
Safed Murg - Cream Chicken
Cream Chicken
Safed Murg - Cream Chicken

Ingredients:

  1. Chicken with bone, cut into small pieces. You can take boneless too if you prefer that.
  2. 1 cup Cream
  3. 1 cup Curd
  4. Salt
  5. Black Pepper, grounded and whole.
  6. Green Cardamoms.
  7. Dhaniya Powder
  8. Kasuri Methi
  9. Ginger Garlic paste.
  10. Finely chopped Garlic. 
  11. 2 table spoons of Desi Ghee. You may replace it with refined oil but if you want taste, cook it in Desi Ghee.

Friday, 30 January 2015

Nihari Gosht - The food for the Kings

Hi Folks,

Hope you all are doing good. Weekend is coming and I am looking forward to cook something delicious, you too? Right?

Well, with just that in mind I thought of sharing this Nihari Gosht recipe with you which is a very traditional and comes the lanes of  Old Delhi and even today it is served for breakfast. Yes, for breakfast. So much to learn!

Well , it comes from Arabic word "Nahar" meaning Day and it was served to kings after sunrise prayers.

Well, I would simple share the recipe before you look like a kid drooling!! :P


Mutton Nihari
Nihari Gosht or Mutton Nihari
Mutton Nihari
Nihari Gosht or Mutton Nihari
What I am sharing here is a variation of Mutton Nihari which is much simpler as the original Nihari was cooked for 6-8 hours.

Ingredients:


  1. Mutton with bone. No boneless as bone marrow gives the taste and is essential to this dish.
  2. One medium onion.
  3. Salt to taste.
  4. Red chilli power
  5. Coriander Power
  6. Turmeric Powder
  7. Saunf Powder
  8. Dried Ginger power or Saunth.
  9. Ginger julienne and Coriander for garnishing
  10. Oil.
  11. Atta or Wheat Flour