Saturday, 16 March 2013

Exam break!!

Hello All :D
Hope u r doin great ♥

I just wanted to let u know that I'll be going on a 'Study Break', and will be back after the finals are over.
I'm seriously not able to manage both blog n studies, so a break will be great.
So see u soon dearies and wish us [all kausers] best of luck for the exams.

 Lots of luv n hugs,

Monday, 11 March 2013

Masaledar Chicken

Spicy, tender and filling, this masaledar chicken is sure going to make some fireworks in your mouth.


Ingredients :


Marination :

  1.     Whole chicken - cut into pieces
  2.     Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
  3.     Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  4.     Salt - 1/2 tsp

Gravy :

  1.     Yogurt or Curd -1 cup
  2.     Poppy Seeds or Khuskhus - 1 tbsp
  3.     Grated coconut - 1 tbsp
  4.     Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
  5.     Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
  6.     Onions  - 2 medium made into paste
  7.     Fried onion paste - slice a large onion.                                                                                                                                             heat oil in a pan and saute the sliced onions until golden n slightly crisp. Cool n blend into a paste.           
  8.     Dried red chillies - 4-5 chopped
  9.     Garam masala [2 cloves, 2 cardamom, 1/2 tsp caraway seeds, small cinnamon stick,  7-8 cubebs]
  10.     Chopped coriander - 1 cup
  11.     Chopped green chillies - 2-3
  12.     Salt to taste
  13.     Oil - 2 tbsp          

Method :

  1. Clean and wash the chicken pieces.
  2. Add ginger-garlic paste, salt and turmeric powder, nicely rub into the chicken pieces and keep for marination for about 30 minutes.
  3. Dry roast both poppy seeds and coconut and make into a fine paste. Keep aside.
  4. Heat oil in a wok add garam masala [cloves, cardamom. caraway seeds, cinnamon stick,  cubebs]
  5. Fry for a few seconds, then add onion paste, stir fry till the raw smell goes away.
  6. Then add ginger-garlic paste, fry for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Now add turmeric and red chilli powder, mix.
  8. Add the marinated chicken pieces and mix well to coat the chicken pieces with all the spices.
  9. Fry well till no liquid remains.
  10. Now add enough water and let it cook on a medium to low flame till the water dries up and the chicken is done.
  11. Add Poppy seed-coconut paste, fried onion paste and beaten curd, mix well.
  12. Fry till the oil separates from the mixture.
  13. Stir in the chopped coriander, green chillies and dried red chillies.
  14. Add little water as per the consistency of the gravy you desire, I like it thicker so I'm going to add just 1/4 cup of water and cook for another few minutes till I reach the right consistency..
  15. Serve hot with parathas or with rice and khatti dal.

                  Enjoy and Good luck :)









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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Aloo matar ki sabzi - Potato and green peas curry

A simple and delicious combination of potatoes with green peas in a spiced gravy.


Ingredients : 

  1. Potatoes - 3 medium (diced)
  2. Green peas / matar - 1 cup
  3. Onion - 1 medium (sliced)
  4. Coriander - 1/4 cup (chopped)
  5. Green chillies - 2-3 (chopped)
  6. Ginger-garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  7. Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  8. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  9. Salt - as per taste
  10. Chaat masala - 1 tsp
  11. Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp

Method :

  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add sliced onions, saute till they are slightly golden brown.
  2. Now add ginger-garlic paste, stir fry for a minute till the raw smell goes away.
  3. Add turmeric powder, mix, then add diced potatoes and green peas, stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add red chilli powder, salt, chaat masala, mix well till the spices blend well with the vegetables.
  5. Add enough water and let it cook  for one whistle or till the potatoes and green peas are done.
  6. Turn off the stove and allow the pressure from the cooker to come down.
  7. Then add chopped coriander and green chillies. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  8. Serve with parathas or rice.

                   Enjoy and Good luck :) 





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