Chicken Biryani and Accompanying Salad

Ingredients Rice 2-3 cups Whole Spices: Cloves (5-6), Cinnamon Stick (2″ stick), Bay leaves (2), Black cardamom (1), Star Anise (1), Ginger (1-2″ pieces – sliced) Turmeric powder (1/4 tsp) Red chilli powder (1 tsp) Salt to taste Tomatoes chopped (2 medium sized) Yogurt ( 1 cup) Chicken cubed/ small fleshy portions (600-800 gms) Onions (2-3 meduim sized onions –…

Achari Baingan

Ingredients Brinjals 4-6 Oil – 3 tbsp Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Mustard seeds – 1 tsp Methi  (Feugreek) seeds – 1 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Red chilli powder – 1 tsp (according to taste) Saunf (Fennel) powder – 1 tsp Salt to taste Garam masala – 1 tsp Amchur (Dry Mango) powder…

Moong Dhal Kadhi

Another one this…. what really got me excited was the pakodas. This was the first time I made the pakodas and oh! they turned out so well. You need to soak a cup of moong dhal for about 2 hours. Drain the water and grind to fine paste. The consistency will be thick. Don’t fret…

Spring Onions Sabzi

This is a simple and amazing dish that blends in tomatoes and spring onions. You need to heat oil in a kadai. Add cumin seeds and then chopped onions. As the onion turns golden brown. Add 1/4 tsp turmeric and 1 heaped teaspoon red chilli powder. You need to know that the entire taste of…

Mushroom Masala

Ok. So here comes another one. This dish turned out quite yummy. And it’s really simple and quick to make. Coarsely grind 8 red chilies and coriander seeds, after of course having dry roasted it. Heat oil in a kadai, and add cumin seeds, sliced onions. As the onions turn translucent add ginger garlic paste…