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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Chicken Stew

Life has been very busy. I work for 8 hours a day and by the time i come back home i am exhausted. Then after coming home has to sit with the kids studies,cooking,cleaning....off to bed dead tired. Most of my friends here cook only on Saturdays and Sundays. The following week it's just reheat and eat it. But myself and husband don't prefer that. I do a lot of cooking on Saturdays and Sundays. But what ever is left i carry that for my lunch but for kids i cook fresh in the morning. And my kids too don't prefer reheating and eating it. This stew i made few days months back and now it is seeing been posted on my blog.



Ingredients:

Chicken 1 pound
Potatoes 2 cubed
Green beans 15-20
Pepper powder 1 tsp
Coriender powder 1 tbsp
Onions 1 chopped
Green chillies 3 slited
Turmeric 1tsp
Oil 3  tbsp
salt to taste

Method:-

Heat oil add onions and green chillies. Add chicken, fry until golden brown colour. Now add coriander powder and turmeric powder.Sauté for a minute. Add salt.

Add potatoes cubes and green beans. Cover and cook till the potatoes are soft.

Take out few potatoes and mash them. Add the mashed potatoes along with 1 glass of water.

Sprinkle pepper powder. Let the gravy thickens. If you like add coriander leaves.

This stew is minus coconut milk and i don't prefer coconut milk so this is my version of stew.


Sunday, February 09, 2014

Lukhmi

Lukhmi is a authentic starter of Hyderabad cuisine.Husband's friend how owns a Irani cafe near my place makes a excellent lukmi. Unlike to regular shape of square he makes triangle lukmi. When i was in hyderabad and didnt make anything for breakfast husband used to get the lukhmi for us. Lukhmi is my mom's favourite too and it taste yummy if it is eaten with raw onions.That friend my of husband makes both kheema and aloo lukhmi. Alo lukhmi i feel is quite similar to samosa.Here is the recipe :-



What you need?

Mutton mince 1 pound
Ghee 3 tbsp
Onion 2 chopped finely
Ginger 1 inch chopped finely
Green chillies 2 chopped finely
Oil for deep frying
Oil 3 tbsp

The stuffing:

Take 3 tbsp of oil in a pan. Add ginger,green chillies and onions. Fry until golden brown.

Add  mutton mince.Add red chilly powder and garam masala powder.Add salt. Cover and cook until the minced is cooked and there is no moisture left.

For the dough

Maida 2 cups
Semolina (sooji) 1/2 cup
Shahi zeera 1 tsp
Curd 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Water to make dough

Make a soft dough. Keep aside for half an hour.

How to make lukhmi?

Make thin rotis. Apply water on the edges. Place a 1 tbsp of the mince stuffing and seal the edges.

Deep fry in batches in hot oil and serve with onions.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Small potatoes fry

The quick and simple potatoes fry. Calls for few ingredients and very tasty. I usually eat it them like snacks rather than a side dish.

What is needed?

Baby potatoes 8
Tomatoes 1
Onion 1
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Coriender leaves
Salt to taste
Oil 2 tbsp



Masala

Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Pepper 3
Garlic 2
Kashmiri chilli powder 1 tsp
Garam masala powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp

How it is made?

Blanch tomatoes, extract puree.Keep aside

Grind ingredients to masala. Mix it with tomato puree.

Chop onions and coriender leaves.

Boil potatoes, peel and prick with a fork.

Smear with salt. Smear the  ground masala on the potatoes and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.

Heat oil. Add cumin seeds. When seeds splutter, add onions and saute for a while.

Add potatoes along with the masala and fry well.

Cook till tender and gravy is almost dry.

Serve hot.