Chicken Biryani Easy Recipe

Cuisine: Indian Main Course

Serves : 2-3 Pax

Ingredients:

  • Golden Seila Rice double chabi 500gms
  • Onion 500 grams
  • Tomato 100 grams
  • Chicken with Bone 500 grams
  • Dahi 200 grams
  • Mustard oil 2 tablespoon
  • Ginger-Garlic paste 2-3 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Garam Masala to taste
  • Red chilly powder to taste
  • Coriander powder to taste
  • Desi ghee to brush the pan
  • Rose water for fragrance (Optional)
  • Whole spices like Cinnamon, cardamom, pepper corn, bay leaf, clove 2-3 pieces each
  • Refined Oil for Cooking
  • Mint leaves for garnish

Method:

  1. Soak the rice for minimum 1 hour then boil it adding the whole spices and salt.
  2. Drain the water of the rice after boiling and keep aside.
  3. Cut the onion in Jullians (Long Cutting) and fry till golden brown.
  4. Marinate the chicken with all the spices, mustard oil, ginger & garlic paste and curd, keep aside for minimum 30 min.
  5. Then take a pan, put little oil the start cooking the chicken, then all the golden brown onions, then add the ginger and garlic paste and then tomato purée in it.
  6. Cook for 15 min till chicken gets tender. Cover if needed.
  7. Then Take a thick bottom pan and brush it with ghee or Oil, put first layer of rice then the cooked chicken layer and then again layer of rice.
  8. Put brown onions and coloured rice on it then Cover it with aluminium foil and cook for 10min on low flame (Also known as Dum)
  9. Open the cover garnish with mint and rose water
  10. Serve hot

Chef Tips:

  • Make sure you use Seila rice, its best for biryani and it doesn’t break so best for beginners too
  • If you using basmati rice, cook it 50% and 50% will be Cooked in Dum
  • You can use boneless chicken too but best is with bone only
  • Make sure the onion turns brown not black, cook on low flame when they are cooked 80-90%
  • The main thing is the flavour so cook with love.

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Pao Bhaji Easy Recipe

Cuisine : Indian Starter

Serves : 2-3 Pax

Ingredients:

  • Pao Bread 6 pieces
  • Butter 50 grams
  • Onion medium size 2 pieces
  • Tomato medium size 2 pieces
  • Lauki 100 grams
  • Kaddu 100 grams
  • Green Chilly 2-3 pieces
  • Potato 2 pieces
  • Green Peas 100 grams
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chilly Powder to taste
  • Pao Bhaji Masala to taste
  • Lemon juice 2-3 tablespoon
  • Ginger & Garlic paste 2 tablespoon

Method:

  1. Roughly cut all the veggies except onion and tomato, then cook them inside the cooker.
  2. After cooling the cooked veggies, mash them with help of Masher.
  3. Take a thick bottom pan, and vegetable oil, then chopped onion and sauté till it’s golden brown in colour, then add ginger & Garlic paste into it along with all the spices.
  4. Then add chopped tomato and cook till it leaves oil on the sides. After that add the boiled mashed veggies into it.
  5. Start cooking at low/medium flame so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
  6. Keep cooking till the bhaji gets its colour and fragrance.
  7. At this point add pao bhaji Masala along with butter and lemon juice.
  8. After your bhaji is ready, cut the Pao into two from the centre and sauté till it’s golden brown.
  9. Serve hot with bhaji and salad.

Chef Tips:

  • You can use any veggies you like to add into the bhaji like cauliflower, cabbage etc.
  • Make sure the bhaji is cooked nicely so that you can mash them easily.
  • The main work in bhaji is to cook it at slow flame so that the flavour of all the spices infuse inside the bhaji
  • If you don’t have masher to mash the veggies with the help of round spatula.
  • If you also want to bake pao go to the link below

Pao Easy Recipe

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Chettinad Chicken Easy Recipe

Cuisine: Indian Main Course

Serves: 2-3 Pax

Ingredients:

  • Chicken with Bone or Boneless 500 grams
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric to taste
  • Grated Coconut 200 grams
  • Clove 2-3pcs, Cinnamon 1-2pcs, Cardamom 1-2pcs, Black pepper whole 4-5pcs, Star Anise 1pc
  • Jeera whole 1 tsp, Sauff (Funnel seeds) 1 tsp, Coriander whole 1tsp, Dry Red Chilly 3-4 pcs
  • Ginger and Garlic paste 2 tablespoon
  • Lemon Juice 4 tablespoon
  • Curry Leaf 7-8pcs
  • Mustard whole 1 teaspoon
  • Onion 2 medium size
  • Tomato 1 medium size

Method:

  1. Take a pan and dry roast Jeera, Sauff, coriander whole, clove, black pepper, star anise, cinnamon, cardamom, dry red chilli and roast for 2 minutes on low flame.
  2. Then add grated coconut into it, cook till the coconut is light brown in colour.
  3. Keep aside to cool it then make a dry paste of it, your Chettinad Masala is ready to use.
  4. Marinate the chicken with salt, turmeric and lemon juice.
  5. Take a thick bottom pan or kadai, add oil then add curry leaves and mustard into it, after few seconds add chopped onion into it
  6. Start to sauté the onion till golden brown, then add ginger and garlic paste, salt, dhaniya powder, red chilly powder together
  7. After that add chopped tomatoes into it, cook till the gravy is cooked
  8. Add marinated chicken in the gravy and start cooking on medium flame.
  9. Keep cooking till the chicken is soft, then add the Chettinad Masala on it.
  10. Sauté for some more time then add hot water so that the chicken is dipped in water
  11. Cover it for 20 min and cook till it becomes semi gravy
  12. Serve hot with garnish of grated coconut and curry leaves

Chef Tips:

  • Cooking of Chettinad Masala is most important so don’t burn it, cook it on low flame only
  • Chilies you can increase according to your taste too
  • Cover the chicken till it’s tender, if you feel it’s sticking in the bottom of the kadai add more water and keep mixing it.
  • The Chettinad Masala can be kept in refrigerator for 1 week.

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Stuffed Moong Dal Chila Rolls Easy Recipe

Cuisine : Indian Starters

Serves: 2-3 pax

INGREDIENTS:

  • Green Moong Dal whole/ Green Lentil 100 GMs
  • Paneer/Cottage Cheese 120 GMs
  • Salt to taste
  • Garam Masala to taste
  • Red Chilli Powder to taste
  • Green Peas 50 grams
  • Green Chilli 1-2 pcs
  • Onion medium size 1 pc
  • Capsicum medium size 1pc
  • Vegetable oil for cooking

METHOD:

  1. Take a thick bottom pan or cooker, add oil, then chopped onion, green chilly and capsicum into it
  2. Sauté for 2 min then add green peas, all the spices, then grated cottage cheese into it
  3. Cook well and dry all the water from it
  4. Take it out, cool it your stuffing is ready.
  5. Soak the Moong Dal for at-least 6-7 hours then make a fine paste of it.
  6. Take a flat pan or tawa, brush with little oil then pour the mixture. When the mixture is cooked stuff it with paneer and make rolls of it
  7. Serve hot with salad and mint chitney

CHEF TIPS:

  • Soaking of Moong Dal is important, while making the paste don’t add water into it. Add water later if needed.
  • The stuffing can be of paneer or anything you like to fill inside.
  • If you find it difficult to roll the Crêpe (Cheela) cook properly on medium flame so that it can be rolled
  • This recipe we haven’t used any flour or besan, if you want you can add into it

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