Saturday, October 10, 2009

Prawn Masala

Prawn Masala


500 g Prawns
1 Onion
1 Tomato
2 Tsp Chilli Powder
1/4 Tsp Turmeric
1/4 Tsp Tamarid Paste
1/4 Tsp Garlic Paste
Coriander Leaves.

Salt to taste


  • Take oil in a pan, add Onion, fry untill it gets brown.
  • Add Tomatoes, Chilli Powder, Garlic Paste, Turmeric, Tamarind Paste,salt and fry well.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water, bring it boil.
  • Add Prawns cook for about 5 mins.
  • Garnish with Coriander leaves.

Kaddu Ka Dalcha

Khaddu Ka Dalcha


1 Cup Thur dal
1 Small Khaddu
1 Onion
1 Tomato
1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
1 Tsp chilli Powder
1/4 Tsp Asafoetida
1 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1 Cinammom
1 Bay leaf
1/4 tsp jeera
2 Green Chilies
Lemon sized Tamarind 
Curry leaves
Coriander leavesOil
Salt to taste

  • Soak Lemon sized Tamarind in a cup of water, Cut Kaddu in small pieces.
  • Cook Dal with turmeric and grind it to paste.
  • Add Tamarind water to it and keep aside.
  • Take some oil in the pan , Add Jeera, Cinammon, Bay leaf,Onion and fry it till Onion turns brown.
  • Add Chopped Tomatoes, fry untill it gets softer.
  • Add Kaddu ,Curry Leaves,Chiili Powder, Ginger-Garlic Paste, Asafoetida,Green chillies and salt to taste, fry it well.
  • Add water and cook kaddu well.
  • Add broth to the kaddu and cook for about 3 mins.
  •  Add Coriander leaves to garnish.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

Ingredients for Chicken Marination:

1 kg chicken
3 Tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste

2 Tsp Chilli Powder
2 Tsp Jeera Powder
2 Tsp Coriander Powder
2 Tsp Garam Masala
1 Tsp Pepper Powder
1/2 Tsp Cardamom Powder
2 Tsp Tandoori Masala Powder
200g Yogurt
Coriander leaves
Mint Leaves
4-6 Green Chilli (Sliced)
2 Tsp Oil
Salt to taste

Ingredients for Rice:

500g Basmati Rice
2 Tsp Kala Jeera
6-8 Cardamon
2 piece Cinammom
6 Chillies (Sliced)
Mint Leaves
Coriander leaves
1 Tbsp oil
Ingredients for Garnishing:

4 big sliced Onion (deep and dry fry)


  • Cut chicken in medium pieces, add the ingredients for marination, mix well and keep aside. Check the salt and add salt if needed.
  • Take rice in a bigger vessel and add enough water ( twice the amount of rice), add all the ingredients for rice and cook it for sometime untill the rice is half boiled ( if the edges of the rice is cooked).
  • Strain the water from rice.
  • Take a clean vessel take brush it with oil, Transfer the marinated chicken into it.
  • Put fried onion over it, place rice over it and press it so that rice is tight enough over the marinated chicken.
  • Wrap the lid with wet cloth and cover the vessel with it.
  • Cook for about 10 minute on medium flame and then another 15 minutes on low flame.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Chicken Kebab

Chicken Kebab

1 kg chicken
4 Tsp Curds( Thick)
1 Tsp Corn flour
1 Tsp Tandoori Masala
1Tsp Ginger paste
1 Tsp Garlic paste
2 Tsp Chilli powder
1 Lemon (juice)
Salt to taste


  • Chop Chicken in medium pieces.
  • Marinate Chicken with Chilli powder, Tandoori masala, Garlic paste, Ginger masala, Corn flour, Yogurt and Salt for about a hour.
  • Heat oil and deep fry the chicken.
  • Sprinkle Lemon juice over chicken.

Okra (Bhindi) Curry

Okra Curry


1/2 Kg Okra
1 Onion
1 Tomato
Tamarind (lemon sized)
1/4 Tsp Jeera
1/4 Tsp Mustard seed
1 Tsp Chilli Powder
1/2 Tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 Tsp Jeera Powder
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves
4 Tsp Oil
Salt to taste


  •  Chop Okra (in medium size) ,Onion,Tomato,Coriander leaves and keep aside.
  • Soak Tamarind in a glass of water.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add Mustard seeds, Jeera,Curry leaves and fry untill mustard crackles.
  • Add chopped onion and tomato, fry till tomato gets softer.
  • Add Chilli powder,Jeera powder, Coriander power,cook for about 2 mins.
  • Add tamarind water add a glass of normal water and salt.
  • Add Okra and cook for about 7 mins.
  • Garnish with Coriander leaves.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Aloo Poha (Flakes)

Aloo Poha Recipe


2 Cups Flakes (Poha)
2 Potatoes (Boiled)
1 Onion
1 Lemon
1/4 Tsp Jeera (Cumin seeds)
1/4 Tsp Mustard Seeds
1 Tsp Urad Dal (Black Gram or Black Lentil)
2 Tsp Oil
1 Tsp Chana Dal (split chick peas without seed coat)
Pinch Asafoetida
Pinch Tumeric Powder
1/4 Tsp Chilli Powder
2 Green Chillies
Coriander Leaves
Curry leaves
Salt to taste


  • Wash Poha (Flakes) and drain all the water.
  • Add Turmeric powder and some salt to poha and keep aside.
  • Boil Potatoes and Chop onions, chillies and Coriander leaves.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add Mustard, Jeera, Urad dal, Chana dal, Curry leaves and fry untill mustard crackles.
  • Add Onion, boiled Potatoes, green chilli, turmeric powder, chilli powder, Asafoetida, salt and cook it well.
  • Then add poha, Coriander leaves, Mix it well and cook for about 3 mins in a low flame
  • Add lemon juice once is taken off the flame.

Poha  ready to serve.