Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Sindhi Biryani

And here we are, at the topic of biryani again :D
i'm clearly obsessed 
This we made for iftar. its only been 11 roza's and we are already fed up of pakorey
so we are trying to add everyday food for iftar as well.

For This Recipe You'll need:
1 kg of chicken
750 grams of Rice
2 large/3 medium Onions
1 tbsp of Ginger Garlic paste
1/2 bunch of Coriander leaves
1/2 bunch of Mint leaves
5-6 Green chilies
8-10 Cloves
1/2 tsp of Black peppercorn
1 Cinnamon stick
2-3 Black cardamom
2-3 Green Cardamom
3 large Tomatoes
Salt to taste
2 tsp of Red Chili powder (adjust accordingly)
1 tsp of Coriander powder
1/2 tsp of Turmeric powder
1 cup of Yogurt
1 Potatoes, peeled and cubed

Fry Onions till light golden. Take out and keep aside.

Make a coarse paste of mint, coriander and green chilies. Keep aside.

Heat oil, add Ginger Garlic paste. When fragrant, add cloves, peppercorns, black and green cardamom, cinnamon. Cook for a minute.

Than add coriander,mint and green chili paste.


Add chicken. When it changes color...

...add red chili powder, salt, turmeric, coriander powder and 2 out of 3 tomatoes. (keep 1 tomato aside)

Cook for 5 minutes, than add in potatoes. Add a little water and cook till the potatoes and chicken are done.

Cut the remaining 1 tomato in slices, fry with a little bit of oil. 1 minute per side. take out and keep aside.

When the chicken and potatoes are done, add the browned onion...

...and yogurt. Cook on high flame for about 4-5 minutes.

Turn off them flame, and add sliced tomatoes and sliced lemons.

Layer the korma with Boiled rice. Add mint leaves, saffron milk (i did add zarda color) and onion tarqa on top.
Cover and put on dam for 15-20 minutes.

Serve with raita and Salad.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Khara Masala Keema

Ramadan Mubarak Everyone!
This is the first Ramadan i'm spending away from my family and with my in-laws.
Its bittersweet, that feeling, but every girl has to go through this.
and so far so good right?

So the recipe today is Kharam Masala Keema. you can have this for dinner or sehri. best served with Paratha ! Yum!

For the recipe, you'll need

800 grams of Mince (Chicken/Mutton/Beef)
1 Large Onion Sliced
1 tbsp of Ginger Garlic Paste
5-6 whole red chilies
1/2 tsp of Black Peppercorns
1/2 of Cloves
1 Cinnamon stick
2-3 Black Cardamom
Salt to taste
2 tsp of Red Chili Powder
1/2 tsp of Turmeric Powder
1 tsp of Coriander Powder
1 cup of Yogurt 
1 large Onion sliced (to be added in the end)
1/2 a bunch of Coriander leaves
3-4 Green Chilies
1/2 tsp of Garam Masala Powder

Fry Onion till light golden.
Add ginger Garlic paste. Cook till fragrant.

Add whole red chilies, cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns, black cardamom. Cook for a minute.

Add the mince. Cook till a bit browned.

Pour a glass of water and let it reduce.

till the water evaporates.

add yogurt. cook for 5 minutes.

Add sliced onions and green chilies. When the onions become soft...

...add coriander leaves and garam masala powder.

Dish out and serve !

Linking the recipe to Meat Lovers Month