Sunday, 30 June 2013

Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani Recipe

Hyderabadi Biryani is popular around the world. There are 2 methods of preparing this delicious recipe. The 2 cooking methods of Hyderabadi Biryani Kacci Akhni method (with raw gravy) & Pakki Akhni method.
It is usually accompanied with Dahi ki Chutney Raita(a yogurt dish) or Mirch ka Salan.
1 whole chicken / 2 lbs chicken,
1 kg Basmati rice / 2 lbs rice
1 cup thinly sliced onions,
2 tsp ginger/garlic paste,
3 tsp chilli powder,
½ tsp turmeric,
100 g cashew nuts,
4 or 5 bay leaves,
4 or 5 cloves,
2 cm long cinnamon sticks,
3 or 4 cardamom pods,
1 or 2 tsp shah jeera,
2 cups mint leaves,
1 cup coriander leaves (cilantro),
½ tsp garam masala powder(shah jeera, elachi, dal chini, lavang),
1 lemon,
1 ½ tsp salt (according to taste),
1 cup ghee (clarified butter),
½ cup yogurt,
1 cup oil,
few strands of saffron,
2 cups finely sliced onions,
1. Make deep incisions on the chicken flesh - deep enough for spices to get absorbed but making them too deep could render the pieces smaller. Mix turmeric, chilli powder, salt, garlic paste, yogurt, and half-lemon's juice. Thoroughly apply this paste onto the meat flesh and let marinate for an hour.
2. Heat about 100 ml of oil. Roast cumin, cloves, cinnamon, depoded cardamom, bay leaves, ½ spoon cumin, 1 spoon coriander powder, and finally add onions(2). Wait a couple of minutes to add mint leaves. When onions turn slight brown, add marinated chicken and cook for about 20-30 min. It should NOT be fully cooked at this stage; add garam masala and coconut powder and turn off flame when about ¾ cooked. Gravy should not be much, chicken pieces should look roasted.
3. Meanwhile, while the chicken is still cooking, prepare the biryani rice. Slightly rinse 3 cups of basmati, and add water little less than the volume of the rice itself so that its only half cooked preferably in an electric cooker. Amount of water actually depends on kind of rice at hand and your experience helps to judge it. Also add 1-2 teaspoons of salt to it. Take a few semi-cooked grains of rice and colour them with diluted saffron for garnishing.
4. You will need a utensil of about 12" (300 mm) base. Place about half of semi-cooked rice in it. Next, layer half of chicken on it again topped by a layer of rice (half of the remaining). One more layer of remaining chicken, finally with layer of rest of the rice on top ends the rice-chicken layering stage.
5. Heat oil and deep fry half the sliced onions to golden brown. Similarly fry cashew. Garnish the top layer with these two along with 100 ml ghee, coconut milk, saffron rice grains and coriander. Lid the vessel and try making it airtight (but no pressure should build up). Put on high flame for 5 min before reducing it to low flame. The flame should NOT be at the vessel's centre, but on one side of it. Wait for 2-3 min and turn the vessel to heat other next part on its circumference. This way, keep rotating the vessel every 2-3 min for about 20 min. Every time you turn it, carefully disturb the contents by a shake/jerk so as to avoid settling of ghee at the bottom.
6. Put off the flame and wait for about 10 min before opening. Before serving, mix the medley from the bottom. Serve with boiled egg halves. Enjoy. Rightly and carefully made, its an epicure's paradise.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Chilli Garlic Noodles Recipe

Preparation time - 30 mins
Cooking time - 15 mins
Serving - 4

Ingredients -
How to Make Chilli Garlic Noodles

1. Fresh noodles - 300 grams
2. Salt - 1 tablespoon
3. Garlic - 12 clove, finely chopped
4. Dry Red Chilies - 6, finely chopped
5. Schezwan sauce -1 table spoon
6. Oil - 1 table spoon

For Sauce -

1. Chilly garlic sauce - 3/4 cup
2. Water - 1 cup
3. Garlic - 5 cloves
4. Dry Red Chilies - 10

Method for cooking Chilli Garlic Noodles:

Lets start with recipe of Schezwan sauce:
1. Boil one cup of water. To this add dry red chillies & garlic & cook for 8-10 minutes.
2. Drain out the remaining water & grind the red chillis & garlic into a smooth paste.
3. Add chillie garlic sauce to chilli & garlic paste & mix well.

Schezwan sauce is ready!!! Lets get to the making of slurpy Chilli Garlic Noodles...

1. Put water, salt & Noodles in a pan & boil it.
2. Drain the excess water & let it cool.
3. In the other pan Heat  oil & saute chopped garlic & dry red chillies.
4. Add Schezwan sauce to this.
5. Now add noodles & mix well. Toss for a while.
6. Add salt for taste. Serve chilli garlic noodles Hot...

Chocolate Wasted Cake recipe

Chocolate Wasted Cake recipe


3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups milk
1 cup butter, melted
4 tsp. honey
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Ingredients for frosting:

4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
1/3-1/2 cup whole milk (start out with 1/3 cup of milk and add more milk to your desired consistency)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Bowl Melted Chocolate
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips*
1/2-3/4 cup heavy cream or 1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup cream
Semi-sweet, bittersweet or dark chocolate chips for the sides of the cake
Assorted chocolate candies for the top of the cake

Bake the cake:

  1.  Preheat oven to 325 350 F degrees.
  2.  Grease and dust two to three 8-inch or 9-inch cake pans with flour.
  3.  To prevent the cake from sticking to the pan, line the bottom with a parchment paper circle. Set aside.
  4. Sift together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  5.  In a separate mixing bowl, combine milk, butter, honey and vanilla extract.
  6. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the milk/butter mixture. Mix until combined. Fold in the semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  7. Pour in the batter into prepared cake pans. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and wait for about 10 minutes before removing from cake pans and place on a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before decorating.

Make the frosting:

In a large mixing bowl, sift together powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Add the butter, milk and vanilla extract. Using an electric mixer, slowly mix together at a low speed. Once all the ingredients are combined, increase the speed and beat till fluffy.

Assemble the cake:

Place the first cake layer on a plate or cake circle. Lightly drizzle with cream. Spread an even layer of frosting. Place the second cake layer on top of the frosting. Lightly drizzle with cream. Cover the sides and top of the cake with frosting. Cover the sides of the cake with semi-sweet chocolate chips and cover the top with assortedchocolate candies. Drizzle the melted chocolate all over the top of the cake and let it drip down the sides of the cake

Friday, 28 June 2013


A perfect meal always starts with a soup... My grand ma makes this often... It not only tastes good but has high nutritional value too..
And Recipe from grand ma's kitchen goes like this..
1. Beans     - 20 grams
2. Potatoes - 20 grams
3. Spinach  - 1 bunch
4. Tomatoes - 1 small
5. Pepper corn - 5 to 10
6. Bread - 1 Slice
7. Corn Puree - 2 Tablespoon
8. Corn flour -  2 Tablespoon
9. Butter  - 1 Tablespoon
10. Salt  - To taste
11. Garlic flakes - A few to add aroma & taste
Method -
1. Wash & dress the vegitables
2. Add water to vegies in the ratio of 3:1 & Boil the vegetables till water is reduced ti half
3. Now add pepper corn, Salt, Garlic Flakes & boil again
4. Once it reaches boiling point add corn puree & stir constantly
5. After the puree desolves completely; turn off flame & keep aside
6. Prepare croutons with bread & add to soup
7. Serve hot.

Famous Raj Kachori Recipe

After getting the two tasty Recipes of the sweet & chocolaty deserts I am here with Raj Kachori.
The monsoon is here & we all love hang out with our friends (you can read it as Girlfriend or Boyfriend). While most of us try hands on hot mirchis & Pakodas, some take a different route & choose Raj Kachori....

The crisp kachori filled with sweet Yogurt (dahi), Sprouts, potatoes, & flavored with sweet, spicy & tangy chutneys makes it the most sought after chat.

Make this dish with your friends & experiment as you go... The signature recipe of our popular local bandi is here for you... Have fun!!!


For The Kachori

 Whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) - 2 cups
 Semolina (rava) - 1 cup 
 Besan (bengal gram flour) - 1 cup 
 Salt - to taste
 Whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling
 Sunflower Oil -  for Deep frying

For The Filling-

Boiled Moong (whole green gram) - 2 cups
Matki (moath beans) - 2 cups 
kala chana (brown chick peas) - 2 cups 
Boiled potatoes - 500 gms 
salt to taste

Other Ingredients for Filling

Yougurt (dahi) - 500 gms 
khajur imli ki chutney - 1 Table spoon
Green Chutney - 1 Table spoon
chilli powder - 1 tsp 

Roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder - 1 tsp
Sev - To Garnish
Coriander Leaves - To Garnish
Anar Daana (Pomegranate seeds) - 1 small bowl full 

Method of Making Raj Kachori

For the kachori

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and using water knead a semi soft dough.
  2. Divide the dough into equal portions and roll out into little thick big puris using little flour for rolling.
  3. Heat the oil in a kadhai at a high flame and then reduce the flame to slow and deep-fry the puris till crispy and brown in color.
  4. Remove on absorbent paper and keep aside.

For the Filling

  1. Put moong, matki, chana, mashed potato and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture into equal portion and keep aside.

Assemble the Kachori for serving

  1. Put a whole  in the center of the kachori and put one portion of the filling.
  2. Top it with little Yogurt, red chutney, green chutney and masala.
  3. Sprinkle some sev, Anar Daana & Coriander Leaves on top and serve.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Eggless Choco Lava Cake Recipe

Hello Everyone! I am here with a easy to do recipe of our Favourite Choco Lava Cake....

Ever since Dominos advertisment appeared on television, our cravings for molten chocolate doubled, trippled, or should I say multipled.We all have lost it to this feast by Dominos. But ever wondered how the hot liquid choco comes out of the cake...???

Dont put streas on your mind for we are here woth an easy to bake recipe of Eggless MoltenChocolate Lava Cake Recipe.

Whats amazing about this is you can bake your favourite dish with readily available ingredients.
source- Shipra Khanna Masterchef India


1.     Maida – 1 cup
2.     Baking powder – 1 tsp
3.     Baking soda – 1 tsp
4.     Cocoa powder – 6 tbsp
5.     Salt - a pinch
6.     Chocolate Chips – ¼ cup
7.     Cherries – ¼ cup
8.     Butter - ½ cup
9.     Curd - ¾ cup
10.   Caster Sugar - ¾ cup
11.   Milk - 1 cup
12.   Coffee powder -1 tsp*


Preheat oven to 180C. Sift together dry ingredients starting with maida,baking powder,baking soda,cocoa powder and a pinch of salt.
Mix together cherry and chocolate chips. Mix milk with coffee powder and keep aside.**
Beat together butter,sugar and curd till creamy.
Add sifted dry ingredients and coffee/milk alternately and mix well till you get a smooth batter.
Grease and flour muffin moulds with butter. Pour 2 tbsps batter into the moulds and layer with cherry-chocolate filling.Pour another 2 tbsp batter on top of it.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.


The temperature for baking differs in each oven so bake till the top looks firm but the center slightly jiggles when you shake the ramekin. *
The original recipe by Shipra calls for milk,I decided to add some coffee for an extra punch,you could use plain milk if that is what you prefer. Here is my Molten Lava Cake and the Cupcake version.

Chocolate fudge cake Recipe - By Ripudaman Master Chef-2013

Hi friend! My tummy ask for yummy yummy cake.. & When it comes to choco fudge cake.. Ahh!! I just can't wait. Ma mouth is filled with water by the mere mention of it & I am sure its the same with you too...

To my Surprise ma fav choco fudge cake was made by the Nations Latest heart throb, Ripu Daman Handa. 
Indias Master Chef season 6

When he walked into India's Master Chef, many hearts stopped beating & when he cooked a lot many girls dreams came true....

Ok..Ok.. Lemme not deviate from the topic. I am here to share the Recipe of Choco Fudge Cake as shared by my Darling, Ripu Daman, Winner of India's Master Chef - Season - 3

Chocolate fudge cake


Dark Chocolate, chopped
110 grams
Unsalted Butter, Softened
150 grams
Brown sugar
1 cup
Vanilla essence
1 teaspoon
3 in no.
Refined flour (maida)
1 1/4 cups + to dust
Baking powder
1 1/4 tablespoons
Hung yogurt
2/3 cups
Chocolate sauce
to drizzle


Preheat oven to 190°C. Grease an 8-inch round cake tin and dust with dry flour. Shake off excess flour. Melt chocolate in microwave on high for 1 minute. Whisk till smooth. Cream butter in a bowl till light. Add brown sugar and cream till well blended. 
Fudge Recipes - Homemade-Chocolate-Fudge=cake

Add vanilla essence and mix. Break eggs into the bowl and mix with a whisk.Add the chocolate and mix well.Sift refined flour and baking powder into the bowl and mix. Add hung yogurt and mix well.

Pour the batter into the prepared tin. Keep it in the preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes or till done.Remove from oven and set aside to cool. Remove from the tin and cut into wedges. Drizzle chocolate sauce over and serve.