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Baked Chicken Gravy

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Baked Chicken Gravy
Since everyone in my family are chicken lovers-I always like to try new recipes to improve the taste of the normal chicken curry with a lot of spices. This was my hubby's creation and it tasted very good as we try out with briyani and it was really so delicious. At the end I was left with just a piece of drumstick...it just vanished:)


For the Paste:
2 cups chopped shallots
2tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 bunch chopped corinader leaves
1 bunch chopped mint leaves
3 green chillies
1tsp turmeric powder
1tsp poppy seeds
1tsp fennel seeds
1tsp nutmeg powder
1tsp salt

Add 2tbsp ghee to wok and roast all the ingredient til fragrant and grind to a paste once cool and keep aside.

2 tomatoes chopped
2tbsp curry masala
2tbsp chicken masala
1tsp gram masala
1tsp chillie powder
1tbsp coriander powder.

Add another 2tbsp ghee and saute the tomatoes til tender followed by all the spice powder.Fry them until the oil starts to separate- then add the grind masala, Saute til they turn to brown …

Bottlegroud Saute

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Bottlegroud Saute
I would thanks all my fellow blogger-and well-wish for showering me with awards. I'm indeed honored to receives these awards from u guys. I wouldn't have reached here without your encouragement. This is one of my favorite vegetarian- side dish which I like to prepare whenever I feel bored of having meats at home.

Ingredients
1 cup chopped bottlegroud
1 red onion chopped
1 garlic clove minced
1 green chillie chopped finely
1/2tsp mustard seeds
1/2tsp cumin seeds
1tsp channa dhal
1tsp ural dhall
1tsp pepper powder
1/2tsp turmeric powder
1/2tsp chillie powder
1/4tsp garam masala
a pinch of hing
chopped coriander leaves
chopped spring onions
few sprig curry leaves

Preparation Methods:
Heat a skillet on medium flame with 2tbsp oil and splutter curry leaves,mustard ,the dhals and cumin seeds followed by chopped onions,minced garlic and green chillie. As the onions turn slightly brown add the chopped bottlegroud, all the spice powders and salt. Saute for 2 minutes and cover…

Mutton Do Piaza

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Mutton Do Piaza
I was going through the shelve in Dallas Library and came across this delicious Mutton recipes which really made me drool at the step by step snaps.I don't really like to have mutton but now I have got myself addicted and always find some ways to prepare them.

Ingredients
For The Masala Paste:

1 cup shallots chopped
15 dried chillies (adjust according to your intake of spice)
2tbsp meat masala -any brand
½ tsp cumin seeds
1 tomato
2tbsp tomato paste
2tbsp ginger garlic paste

Add 5 tbsp of oil in wok add the all the masala ingredients and roast to grind into a smooth paste.

1lb mutton chopped
1/2tsp tumeric powder
2tbsp coriander powder
2 cups chopped onions
salt to taste
2 bay leaves
a small cinnamon stick
3 cloves
3 cardamon pods
1/2tsp mustard seeds
1/2tsp cumin seeds
few sprig curry leaves

Preparation Methods:
Grease a pressure cooker with 2tbsp oil and splutter mustard and curry leaves followed by cumin,dried chilies, cinnamon stick,cloves and cardamon pods til fragrant.Add …

Spicy Tofu Sambal in South Indian Style

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Spicy Tofu Sambal in South Indian Style
Many have known that we recently celebrated my son's 6th b'day few days ago and I had quite a number of vegetarian guests for the party. Well I'm not very creative in preparing veg dish like others but I wanted them to taste a very popular taste bud of my hometown prepared in the essence of South Indian flavor.Since we had chicken briyani and Kashmir Pulao I wanted make a dish that can blend well with both. Finally I decide to prepare a Malaysian delicacy know as sambal-very spicy chilli paste which can be added to any type of dishes. The taste was really good and all my guests really loved it and I would like to share the recipe with all.....

Ingredients For The Paste:
Serving Size: about 10
20 dried red chillies-soaked in hot water for 30 minutes
1/2 cup chopped shallots
2tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
2tbsp tomato paste
1tsp sugar
1tbsp lime juice
salt to taste
2tbsp chili oil

Saute all the ingredients in the ch…

Spicy Scramble Eggs

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Spicy Scramble Eggs
Eggs are as important as food all around the world. They are so easy to prepare and often the first food many people learn how to cook.Like most kitchen eggs usually find their way in my dinner table most of the time.Both my kids enjoy having egg in their food.The following is one of my favorite way in preparing them...

Ingredients
Serving Size:5
6 eggs
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes
2 green chillie minced
1tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/2tsp mustard seeds
1/2tsp cumin seeds
1/2tsp ural dal
1tbsp tomato ketchup
1tsp white pepper powder
1tsp chillie powder
1/4tsp gram masala
1/4tsp turmeric powder
1/2tsp black pepper powder
salt to taste
finely chopped coriander leaves
finely chopped green spring onions
finely chopped parsley
a pinch of hing powder

Preparation Methods:
Crack the eggs one by one in a large bowl. Add the white pepper powder,tomato ketchup and a pinch of salt. Whisk them well and set aside. Heat a wok and add couple 2tbsp butter. Once it&#…

Arvin's 6th B'day

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Arvin's 6th B'day Party
"Let's keep it sweet and simply this time", was my reply when we will discussing what to do for my son's coming b'day. Time really flies. It's just unbelievable that my son is 6yrs old . He was just 3.2kg health baby boy wrap in blue blanket entering into the world on March 8th 2004 and here we are planning to celebrated his 6th b'day.

Anyway I wasn't much interested in inviting many guests for the party as it falls on Monday-a working day. I just wanted invite some very close friend but in the end we had invited about 30 guests for the party. I really don't know how the guests list got increased but it was really great. I was prepare all the food for the any function myself with help from my friends back in Owasso but here I wasn't able a most of my friends are further from my place. For the first time since I came here we order food from outside.

We decided to have pizaa party and order chicken briyani from outsi…

Hokkien Prawn Mee

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Hokkien Prawn Mee
Prawn noodle(Hokkien Prawn Mee) is simply delicious and there's various way of preparing them.They are normally served with some slice of pork and beans sprouts. These two are the main ingredients one can find in their bowl of Prawn Noodle Soup. The broth is made from boiled prawn with their head intact which has to be fried. I couldn't find fresh prawns so I'm using seafood broth form my recipe.

Ingredients:
Serving Size: 4

1 packet egg noodles
4 cups seafood broth
20 jumbo prawns
1/2 sliced mushrooms
1 cup chopped boy choy
1 cup beans sprout
1/2 cup sliced baby corns
2tbsp minced garlic
1tsp pepper powder
2tbsp sesame oil
1tbsp Chinese Rice Wine Vinegar
chopped spring onions
fried onions
For the Sauce Paste:
10 tbsp of dark soya sauce
5 tbsp of light soya sauce
2 tbsp of oyster sauce
2 shallots sliced
1tbsp spicy bean sauce
1tsp red chilli paste
2 tbsp of sesame oil
1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
1tbsp sugar
3 tbsp of cooking oil
2 shallots (coarsely chopped)
2 cloves of garlic…

Spicy Cauliflower Rice

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Spicy Cauliflower Rice
Have you wonder how much you are being respected by your loved ones and family member?When such situation arise how many are there so called friends and relatives are to help you? There was such an incident which made me think straight and know who is real and a friend indeed is... As I have mentioned before when I first land in USA -I really got to know the taste of ice storms and how bad the climates can become in Owasso. That's really a very terrible experience for me as both kids were too young especially my daughter who was only 1 yrs old . We were left with no electricity for a week. Tell me what can one do in USA without electricity. But thank God one of my hubby's classmate living in Dallas-Weatherford gave us a helping hand. His wife Sharmila was really very kind and helpful and gave a some space in their home for a week desipte being pregnant. She welcomed us with this wonderful spicy cauliflower rice f with Shallot Sambar( will share the rec…

Coriander Uttappam With Ridge Gourd Sambar

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Coriander Uttappam With Ridge Gourd Sambar
I was just going tru some old albums in my laptop-cherishing the good days we both had before my son was born. I came across of us with my BIL and SIL having dinner at Aachi Mess near the Power House in Vada Kovai (our hometown in India). They served variety of doas and rice items which are simply delicious especially their Cashew Rice and Coriander Uttappam. Whenever we pass that street sure to visit and have these items. We just eat them guiltylessly even if we were told to be back home for lunch or dinner.Simply just addicted to their wide range of home cooked dishes. I got the urge to try their Uttappam very badly but I cannot go there to have them rite-decide to make them for dinner with ridge-gourd sambar..It was really good-and we both felt very happy.

Ingredients
Serving Size:5

2 cups dosa batter
1 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
2 green chillie de-seeded and sliced finely
1 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
1tsp chillie powder
pinch o…

Manglorean Sardine Gravy

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Sardines are my favorite specie of fish which I like very much especially the can packed ones soaked in tomato puree or some other kind of spicy sauces.I was kind of bored preparing the same type of gravy and wanted to try something new with these caned sardines. found this recipe while searching the net. I have used the tin sardine and drained out the sauce. The gravy was really delicious and spicy.

Manglorean Sardine Gravy

Ingredients
Serving Size: 5

2 tins sardine
12 dried chillies broken into piece
1/2 cup grated fresh coconut
2tbsp coriander seeds
2tbsp cumin seeds
1/4tsp fenugreek seeds
1tbsp black peppercorns
2 onions chopped
2 clove garlic sliced
2tbsp tamarind pulp
1tbsp ginger garlic paste
3 green chillie de-seeded and slit lengthwise
1/2 cup vegetable stock
1tbsp fish masala
1/2tsp mustard seeds
few sprig curry leaves
chopped coriander leaves
salt to taste salt

Preparation Methods :

In work add couple teaspoon of oil and once heated add red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds …