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30 October 2012

Prawn Biryani - Weekend special.

prawn Biryani
Prawn Biryani is one of the best Indian sea food recipe which is loved by all the non vegans. It is one of the healthiest recipe as it is made with less oil and sea food.It is very easy to prepare and it is ready only in 30 minutes so for working couples it is the perfect lunch to be enjoyed in weekends.As we are so tired of eating simple food in week days we need some mouth watering food to satisfy our stomach in weekends and it is one among them..
                          Biryani is one of the famous rice recipes prepared in India and you will get different types of Biryani like Chicken Biryani ,Mutton Biryani , Veg Biryani ,Prawn biryani  etc etc..In this post we are going to learn how to make it in the simplest way....
Preparation Time-approximately 30 minutes
 Serves -4
Ingredients:
Prawn - 400 grams
Rice - 200 grams - boiled
Onion - 2 medium sized - sliced
Raw Mixed Spice which include
1.green cardamom - 2
2.cinnamon - 2
3.black cardamom - 2
4.black pepper 5-6
5.cloves - 6
Biryani masala - 2 teaspoon
Refined oil - 3 tablespoon
Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder(haldi) -1/2 teaspoon
Water to prepare rice.
Salt to taste .
How to Prepare prawns for biryani:
1.Clean the prawns properly and remove the legs and for better result wash it with Luke warm water.Marinate it with salt and turmeric powder and keep it for 10 minutes.

2.Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan .Fry prawns for 10 minutes.

Steps to prepare Prawn Biryani:
1.Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan..Add Raw mixed spices and jeera(cumin seeds)...Fry for 1 minute.

 2.Add sliced onions.and fry till the onion turns golden brown in color.


3.Add Biryani masala and salt to taste and fry for 2 minutes.

4.Add fried prawns ,mix it properly and fry for more 2 minutes.

5.Add rice and mix it properly.

6. Fry for 5 minutes in low flame.

7.Add chopped coriander leaves.

Prawn Biryani is ready for you.Have it with raita or curd.


20 October 2012

Simple Vegetarian Thali - Navratra Special

This time we are going to share one simple Indian Thali specially made for Navratri without using Onion and garlic.It is believed in Indian(North and East part) that Garlic and Onion should not be taken in the auspicious occasions like Puja ,some festivals  etc etc.As I am not so familiar of cooking without these ingredients ,and my elder sister knows it very well , I am uploading the recipes prepared by her only.She is excellent in cooking vegetarian dishes .
                     Let me tell you one more thing What is Navratri?Navratri is a festival of Hindus celebrated with devotion, love and fervour all over India. It is also called as Navratras. The mood of Navratri is very colourful & unique. It incorporates veneration along with commemoration by means of song and dance. Navratri basically means "Nine Nights" ("Nav" meaning nine and "Ratri" meaning nights).continue reading here...
Source:http://www.truthstar.com/jaimatadi/navratri_2012.aspx 
              Here we are going to share one Navratri Thali Recipe .The thali contains 5 items named as Rice ,Yellow dal , Simple Paneer Curry , Bhindi Ka Raita and cucumber salad.I am going to share the recipes with you one by one.
1.Rice
In a very simple way boil rice as you like it either in a pressure cooker or in a pan.

2.Yellow Dal
Ingredients:
Arhar dal-100 grams
Haldi powder -1/2 teaspoon
jeera-1/2 teaspoon
curry leaves- 1 bunch
Red chili- 2 to 3
Water -200ml
oil- 2 teaspoon
Salt to taste

Preparation
*Boil dal with water,haldi powder  and salt till it get tender.
*For tadka...
Heat oil in a pan,add red chili ,curry leaves and jeera .Add boiled dal and let it boil for 2 minutes and yellow dal is ready.
3.Simple Paneer Curry
Ingredients.
Paneer- 200 grams
Tomato- 3 medium sized-chopped
Ginger - 1 small piece -chopped
Red Chili -2 pieces
Cloves -4 to 5
Curd - 4 tablespoon
Cashew nuts -20 grams
Cardamom -2 to 4
Ghee or Refined oil - 2 tablespoon
Haldi Powder -1 teaspoon
Curry powder - 2 teaspoon
Red chili powder -1 teaspoon
Salt to taste 
water 1 small cup
Preparation
* Make a smooth paste of Cashew nut , Tomato ,ginger ,cloves , red chili and cardamom.
* Heat oil/ghee in a pan ,add the paste and fry in a low flame till it start leaving oil.

 * Cut the paneer into small cubes and fry it for 2 minutes in a different pan.

 * Add red chili powder ,curry powder , haldi powder ,and salt to taste.
* Add.Curd and fry for more 2 minutes.and than add water and let it boil for 2 minutes.
* Add paneer cubes and mix it properly .
* Simple Paneer curry is ready to eat.

4.Bhindi ka Raita(ladies finger in mustard sauce)
Ingredients
Ladies finger-200 grams
Tomato - 3 to 4 medium sized
Mustard - 1 tablespoon
Red Chili - 4 pieces
Red Chili powder - 1 teaspoon
Haldi powder -1 teaspoon
Salt to taste 
Refined oil - 1 tablespoon
curry leaves - 1 bunch.
water 1 cup(big)
Panch foran-(mix of jeera,mustard,methi, saunf,kala jeera)
Preparation
* Make a smooth paste of tomato ,mustard and red chili .
* Heat oil in a pan.add panch foran to splutter and curry leaves.add spices and fry for 2 minutes.
* Cut bhindi into small pieces , heat oil in an another pan and fry bhindi for 5 minutes in low flame.add fried bhindi to the masala.

* Let it boil and add water.Boil it for more 5 minutes and bhindi raita is ready.
5.Cucumber Salad
Ingredients
Cucumber -1
Slice the cucumber into thin slices
Take a plate and 2 small glass bowls.Serve bhindi in a bowl and dal in another bowl and serve as mentioned in the below image.Special Thali is ready for you.Have it with your family members .


06 October 2012

Mushroom Fry in East Indian Style.


Mushrooms are always known for low 
calorie, if we are including mushroom in our daily diet than we can get much amount of proteins, vitamins and minerals, amino acids, anti-biotic and anti-oxidants. It also helps in weight loss, increasing immunity Today I am going to share one easy to prepare mushroom fry with my readers.
   Mushroom fry in East Indian Style is very easy to prepare. You can make it in only 10 minutes. It is one of the side dish taken with Rice preferably in Odisha. At the age of 14 only I knew the recipe of it and with my age the taste of this food also increased. So guys try it and don’t forget to leave your comments.
Ingredients:
Mushroom-200 grams
Onion- 2 small(thin sliced)
Refined oil- 1 tablespoon
Turmeric powder- 1 teaspoon
Red chili powder- 1 teaspoon
Cumin Powder-2 teaspoon
Coriander powder- 2 teaspoon
Salt to taste

Steps to Prepare

 1.Slice the mushroom .Do it as shown in the below picture.

2.Heat oil in a non-steak frying pan.Add sliced onions and fry for 3-4 mins in low flame.Add Sliced mushroom,Turmeric powder ,Red chili powder ,Cumin Powder,Coriander powder and salt to taste and fry for more 10 minutes in low flame.

Serve with Rice and Dal .

29 June 2012

Kheera ka Raita i.e. Cucumber Chutney.

Cucumber is popularly known as kheera in India.Today we are going to make kheera ka raita .It is very healthy and delicious.You all will love to have to have it in lunch as well as dinner as it is very light and low in calorie.


Preparation Time:10 minutes
Serves-4
Ingredients:
Curd- 200 grams
1 Cucumber - grated
Refined oil- 1 teaspoon
Dry red chili-4-5
Red Chili Powder- 1 teaspoon
Black salt- 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds(jeera)-1 teaspoon
curry leaves- 1 bunch
Salt to taste



Steps to prepare:
1.Mix the curd properly.


2.Add grated cucumber,chili powder,black salt and salt to taste and mix it properly.



3.Heat oil in a pan ,add cumin seeds,dry red chili and curry leaves.Fry for 1 minute in low flame.


4.Add the mixture with the curd mixture.Best served cold with roti and curry.


Aloo Dum -Spicy Potato Curry.

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Aloo Dum is a special potato curry .It is one of the favorite curry of almost all Indians.When we think of eating curry we always opt for it as it is very easy to prepare.My mom taught me how to make when i was only 10 years old,the reason behind knowing how to make it is my father ,who loves to have it anytime.It is especially a recipe for them who admire potatoes the king of all veggies.
                   So,make it quickly and share it with your family especially with potato admirers.


Cooking Time:30 minutes(approximately)
Preparation Time:40 minutes(approximately)
Serves-4
Ingredients:
4-5 boiled medium sized potato
Onion-2 small -chopped
Tomato-4 - chopped
Ginger garlic paste-1 tablespoon
Refined Oil-2 tablespoon
Red Chili Powder- 2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1 teaspoon
Cumin Powder-2 teaspoon
Coriander Powder- 2 teaspoon
Water 1 small cup
Salt to taste


Steps to prepare:
1.Heat oil in a pan,add chopped onion,fry it till it turn golden brown.
2.Add ginger garlic paste and fry for some time.

3.Add tomatoes and the mentioned spices ,and fry for 5 minutes in low flame.


4.Add boiled potatoes and fry for 5 minutes.


5.Add water.Fry for more five minutes and the dish is ready before you.serve hot with rotis .


31 May 2012

Yummy Drumstick Fry.

Yummy Drumstick Fry is an authentic Odia Recipe i.e. prepared in every Odia houses in summer.My grand mom prepares it very delicately for my grand pa.We also enjoy it fully.I learnt to make at the age of 20.I love to make it as my father loves to eat it when it is made by me.So guys try it and have it with your families.
Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time :17 mins
Serves : 2
Ingredients:
Drumsticks : 3-4
Haldi powder :1 teaspoon
Curry powder : 1 teaspoon
Red chili powder : 1 teaspoon
Refined Oil : 1 tablespoon
Water : 1 small cup
salt to taste
Mustard seeds : 1/2 teaspoon

Steps to Prepare
1.Peel the drumstick and cut it into small pieces.

2.Boil it with 1 small cup water , haldi powder and salt till it get tender.


3. Take a non-stick pan , heat oil, add mustard seeds . 

4.Add boiled drumsticks and curry powder and chili powder and fry it in high heat for 5 mins.




5.Serve hot with rice and dal.




Simple Cottage Cheese Curry with Potatoes.

It is already mentioned in my other posts that Paneer(Indian Cottage Cheese)is an integral of Indian cooking. In every occasion the main dish must contain paneer and too much of spices and herbs. Every occasion is having the same menu like Shahi Paneer, Mutter Paneer , Paneer Tikka .Eating too much of these are not at all healthy so we can cook it in home in a simple way just adding small amount of spices which will help the main ingredient ,not to lose their original properties and nutritional contents.
Serves-4
Preparation Time- 30 mins approx
Cooking time-20 mins approx

Ingredients:
Indian Cottage Cheese(Paneer)-50 grams-cut into small cubes
2 potatoes boiled and cut into small pieces
3-4 tomatoes chopped
1 big onion-chopped
3-4 green chili chopped
ginger garlic paste- 2 teaspoon
2 tablespoon refined oil
1 teaspoon turmeric(haldi) powder
1 teaspoon red chili powder
2 teaspoon Indian Curry Powder
Salt to taste



Preparation:
Heat oil in a pan.fry onions and green chili.


Fry onions till golden brown.Add Spices and fry for 4-5 minutes.


Add chopped tomatoes and fry till it get tender.


Add Boiled potatoes.


Add paneer and fry for more 3-4 minutes.


Mix properly and the dish is ready.