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

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.



  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.


  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.


  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.

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 on Bread

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:

  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:

  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


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

Prep time:
Cook time:
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Yield: Serves 4

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