Butter Chicken


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When you think about Indian food, Butter Chicken comes to mind! With dollops of butter, tenderly cooked chicken, topped with cream, it sure is a guilty pleasure of many.😊

Here’s our version of Butter Chicken recipe. Get cooking!

Ingredients

For the chicken

  • Boneless chicken cut into cubes – 500 gms
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Butter – 2 tbsp
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Salt – as required

For the gravy

  • Finely chopped onions – 1 small
  • Diced tomatoes – 6 medium sized
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Finely chopped ginger – 1/2 inch
  • Slit green chilies – 2
  • Kashmiri red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Kasoori methi – 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh cream – 2 tbsp
  • Butter – 2 tbsp
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as required

Method

  • In the first margination, add 1/2 tsp of ginger-garlic paste, 1 tsp of lemon juice and a little salt to the chicken and keep aside for 15 minutes.
  • For the second margination, make a paste with 1/2 tsp of ginger garlic paste, Kashmiri red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, 1 tsp of lemon juice, hung curd, oil and salt as required. Apply this to the chicken and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or marinate over night.
  • Cook the chicken in pan. Grease the pan with some butter. Place the chicken cubes, cook for 10 minutes on one side, flip them and cook for another 10 mins or the till the chicken is done.
  • For the gravy, add 1 tbsp of butter and a little oil in the same pan.
  • Fry onions until translucent.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and fry until raw smell goes.
  • Now add the diced tomatoes and cook till soft.
  • Cool this mixture and transfer it into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Now sieve this into a bowl to give you a smooth velvety gravy.
  • Add another dollop of butter into the same pan.
  • Add ginger and green chilies and fry for few seconds.
  • Add the gravy and chicken. To this, add Kashmiri red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and cook for 2 mins.
  • Crush the kasoori methi before adding. The add fresh cream and mix. Cook for another 2 mins.
  • You can add some sugar or honey in case you feel the gravy is a little tangy.
  • Garnish with some more cream and a little kasoori methi
  • Serve with naan or any Indian bread and rice.

Rice puri with mutton curry


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Rice puri/poori with mutton curry — Always, brings back a pleasant memory 😊
A favorite for us sisters and everyone at home, rice puri, and mutton curry combo is complete bliss! A recipe that’s handed down for generations, it’s a perfect meal with tons of flavor.

Thank you, Ammi, Mummy, Mami, and our Maasi for spoiling us with these delicious rice puris.

Ingredients:

  • Raw Rice – 1 cup
  • Par boiled Rice – 1 cup
  • Coconut grated – 6 tbsp
  • Cumins seeds – 1tsp
  • Onion – a small piece just for flavor
  • Oil for deep fry
  • Salt as required

Method:

  • Wash and soak the rice for 4-5 hours
  • Drain all the water from the rice
  • Slightly coarse grind without water. In the end, add grated coconut, cumin seeds and just a small piece of onion for flavor
  • Knead to make a soft dough
  • Make small equal sized balls
  • Take a clean white cloth (about the size of a handkerchief) and wet it
  • Place it on a flat circular rolling board or chakla
  • Now, place a small ball of dough on the cloth, press it with the top of your fingers to make a round-shaped puri. Don’t make it too thick or thin
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a kadai
  • Remove the puri slowly from the cloth and drop into the boiling oil carefully
  • Let the puri cook for a minute and puff up with the help of a slotted spoon, turn carefully and cook for another minute
  • Remove from fire and serve hot with mutton curry

Spicy Egg Masala


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Ingredients

  • Eggs – 6 boiled and cut into halves
  • Onion – 1 medium
  • Tomato – 1 medium
  • Green chili – 4
  • Coriander leaves – handful
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds – 1tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Pepper corns – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Oil – tbsp
  • Salt – as required

Method

  • Roughly chop the onions and tomatoes, add them to the mixer jar along with all the ingredients from green chilies to garam masala powder and grind to a smooth paste
  • Heat oil in a vessel. Add this masala along with turmeric powder and salt
  • Fry well till the masala is cooked and oil starts to separate
  • Finally add a cup of water and let it cook for sometime
  • Add the boiled eggs cut into halves and cook for another 2-3 minutes
  • Serve hot with roti or ghee rice

Palak Paneer


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One of our all time favourites! Palak Paneer is a dish that will leave you asking for more.

Mum would make Palak Paneer on Sundays for lunch and that would make our weekends so much more happy 🙂 Do try it out!

Ingredients

  • Paneer cut into cubes  – 300 gms
  • Palak / Spinach – 2 bunches
  • Methi / fenugreek leaves – few springs
  • Savaa / Dill leaves – few springs
  • Tomato – 1 small
  • Ginger – 1 small piece
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
  • Green chilies – 5-6
  • Garlic -3-4 large cloves
  • Onion finely chopped – 2tbsp
  • Cumin seeds / Zeera – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 3-4 tbsp
  • Salt – as required

Method

  • Thoroughly wash the green leaves. Coarsely chop spinach leaves from two bunches.
  • Blanch (boil the water along with a little salt, then cook the leaves for 2 minutes) along with methi and dill leaves, tomato, 1/2 inch ginger, 1 large garlic clove and green chilies.
  • Strain and immediately add cold water. Once all the cold water is drained out, transfer to a mixer jar.
  • Blend the blanched ingredients along with lemon juice to a coarse paste.
  • Shallow fry paneer cubes till slightly brown and keep aside.
  • Heat  2 tbsp oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and allow to splutter.
  • Now add 2 tbsp of finely chopped onion and fry till light brown. Then add 2 large cloves of finely chopped garlic and fry.
  • Mix in palak paste, add some salt and cook till well mixed for about ten minutes.
  • Mix in fried paneer cubes and cook for 2-3 mins.
  • Serve immediately. Add paneer just before serving.
  • Serve with roti, naan or kulcha.

Spicy Ghosht


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Ingredients

  • Mutton – 500 gms
  • Onion – 1 medium
  • Tomato – 1 medium
  • Green chili – 4
  • Coriander leaves – handful
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds – 1tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Pepper corns – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Oil – tbsp
  • Salt – as required

Method

  • Wash the mutton thoroughly and keep it aside. Heat oil in the pressure cooker and add in the mutton pieces.
  • Fry well till the water of the mutton is dried up and the raw smell goes. Meanwhile, roughly chop the onions and tomatoes, add them to the mixer jar along with all the ingredients from green chilies to garam masala powder and grind to a smooth paste.
  • Add this masala to the mutton with turmeric powder and salt.
  • Fry well till the masala is well incorporated to the mutton and oil starts to separate.
  • Finally add a cup of water and close the pressure cooker.
  • Cook for about 3 whistles on high flame and then for about 15 minutes on very low flame.
  • You can also cook this in an open vessel till the mutton is soft.
  • Serve hot with roti.

Rajma Chawal


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Ingredients

  • Rajma – 1 cup
  • Finely chopped onion – 1 large
  • Tomato – 1 medium
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Green chilies – 3-4
  • Red Chili Powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Finely chopped Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Salt – as required

Method

  • Soak Rajma overnight, wash and pressure cook (add 4-5 cups of water) for about 3-4 whistles on high flame and then on low flame for an hour. Strain the rajma and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan . Fry chopped onions till golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste and chilies and fry well.
  • Roughly chop the tomato and grind. Cook until the masala separates from oil.
  • Add salt , turmeric powder and mix well.
  • Add the Rajma , red chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder and mix well.
  • Now add the stock and cook until a thick gravy is formed.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Best served with basmati rice. You can also serve it with zeera rice or rotis.

Mushroom Masala


Simple and lip smacking mushroom masala gravy that you can enjoy with roti or zeera rice 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • Button Mushrooms – 300 gms
  • Onion finely chopped – 1 large
  • Tomato  – 1 large
  • Ginger garlic paste – 3/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – t tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Cashew nuts – 2 tbsp
  • Kaoori Methi – 1 tsp
  • Fresh cream- 2 tbsp
  • Oil – 2-3 tbsp
  • Salt as required

Method:

  • Heat oil. Add the onions and fry till golden brown. Transfer the fried onions to the mixer jar and allow to cool. Now add chopped tomatoes,  ginger garlic paste and cashew and grind them into a smooth paste. (you can  add almonds instead of cashews. Soak, peel and then grind).
  • Meanwhile, wash the mushrooms and cut them into quarters. Add them to the masala and fry well. Cook until the mushrooms are done.
  • Add kasoori methi and fresh cream and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve hot with butter kulchas or Zeera rice.

 

 

Mutton curry with Potatoes, Fenugreek leaves and Lilva beans in coconut gravy


Here’s mum’s mutton curry that she would cook every Friday 🙂

It’s absolutely delicious and goes with rice, roti, bread or event ragi balls! Do try it out 🙂

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Ingredients

  • Mutton – 500 gms
  • Thinly sliced onion – 2 medium
  • Tomatoes – 2 medium
  • Potatoes – 2 medium
  • Fenugreek /Methi leaves – 1 small bunch
  • Lilva beans – 1/2 cup
  • Slit green chilies – 3-4
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped – 2 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 1/2 tsp
  • Grated Coconut – 4 tbsp
  • Yogurt – 2 tbsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 1/2tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Cloves – 2
  • Cinnamon – 1 small stick
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Cardamom – 2
  • Oil – 6tbsp
  • Salt – as required

Method:

  • Wash the mutton thoroughly. Marinate with yogurt, 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste, green chili, about 2 tbsp each of thinly sliced onion and tomatoes, 1/2 tsp red chili powder, 1/2 tsp of coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and salt.
  • Heat oil in the cooker. Add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and bay leaf. Now add the thinly sliced onions and cook until they are golden brown. Meanwhile, grind tomatoes and grated coconut together. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes. Now add the ground tomatoes and coconut and fry well till the masala forms a lump and oil separates.
  • Add the marinated mutton pieces and fry well till the water is dried up and all the raw smell goes.
  • Now add the remaining red chili powder and coriander powder . Finely chop the methi leaves and add. Fry Add some water and close the cooker. Cook for about 15 minutes on low flame after 3 whistles depending on how tender the mutton is. Switch off stove.
  • Peel and cut the potatoes into big pieces. Open the cooker, add the potatoes and lilva beans. Mix well . Now add in coriander leaves. Adjust salt if required. Close the cooker and cook for 2 whistles.
  • Serve hot with plain rice, ghee rice or roti.
  • If you want to cook in an open vessel, add the potatoes and lilva beans once the mutton is cooked about 60 – 70%.

Kadai chicken


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We have been out of action for a while! But, here we are with another easy and delicious recipe. If you’re looking for something spicy, try Noor’s Kadai Chicken 🙂

Ingredients:
Chicken – 500 gms
Thinly sliced onion – 1 large
Tomatoes – 2 medium
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Green pepper / capsicum cut into cubes – 1 medium
Onion cut into cubes – 1 small
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds – 1/2 tsp
Dry Red chili – 2
Julienned ginger  – 1/2 inch
Slit Green chilies- 2-3
Finely chopped Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
Oil –  4+2 tbsp or as required
Salt – as required

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a kadai. Add thinly sliced onions and fry for some time.
  2. Add ginger garlic paste and fry until the onions turn golden brown. Meanwhile, dice and grind the tomatoes.
  3. Now add the ground tomatoes and  fry well.
  4. Add all the powders and fry until the masala is done.
  5. Time to add the chicken.
  6. Fry for about 5 mins , add a little water and cook until the chicken is done.
  7. Now add finely chopped coriander leaves and keep the chicken on low flame.
  8. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds. Once it splutters add coriander seeds and broken dry red chilies.
  9. Now toss in the green peppers and onions and fry. Do not overcook.
  10. Add them to the chicken, mix well and cook for about a minute. Remove from fire.
  11. Garnish with julienned ginger and slit green chilies.
  12. Relish it with any roti of your choice.

Dal Makhni


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Ingredients
  • Black Gram / Urad whole – 1 cup
  • Finely chopped onions – 1 large
  • Tomatoes – 2 medium
  • Ginger-garlic paste  – 1 tsp
  • Slit green chillies – 3
  • Cumin seeds / zeera – 1tsp
  • Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Kasoori methi – 3/4 tsp
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
  • Fresh cream – 1/2 cup + 1 tsp for garnish
  • Butter – 4 tbsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
Method
  • Wash and soak black gram over night. Pressure cook with 2-3 glasses of water for about 2 whistles. Do not over cook unless you like it that way
  • Add 3 tbsp of butter and 1 tbsp oil (adding oil helps the butter from burning) in a kadai
  • Add cumin seeds, once it crackles add the onions and fry till slightly brown. Meanwhile dice the tomatoes and make a puree
  •  Ginger-garlic paste to be added now and fried till the raw smell goes and onion is golden brown
  • Add the tomato puree and fry well. Add red chili powder, garam masala powder, green chillies and mix well. Cook until the masala is done
  • Now add the black gram along with the water in which it was cooked. This dal is best when the consistency is thick. Make sure you add water only to that extent.  Allow it to cook for a few minutes in the masala
  •  Add fresh cream and cook for about 2-3 mins
  •  To temper, heat 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp oil in a small pan. Add kasoori methi, fry it for a few seconds and pour it on the Dal. This gives an amazing aroma and flavor
  • Garnish with 1 tbsp of fresh cream  and coriander leaves
  • Serve hot with rotis 🙂