Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Shahi Murg Korma

 


This dish is a Mugal dish, it’s made in a rich creamy gravy with nuts and raisins and hence the name Shahi… this dish goes well with Paratha or Pulao. 

Marination 
Ingredients 
1/2 kg Chicken pieces boneless or with bones as desired 
1 tsp Ginger - Garlic - Chilli paste 
1 small Onion Sliced,  Fried and paste 
Salt to taste 
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder 
1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder 
1/2 tsp Chilli powder 
1/2 tsp Cumin powder 
1/4 tsp Pepper powder 
3 tbsp Curd

Method 
Mix all the ingredients together and keep it aside for an hour or more. 


For the Wet paste 
Ingredients 
5 to 6 Almonds soaked and peeled 
5 to 6 Cashews soaked in water 
6 Raisins 
2 tbsp Desiccated Coconut 
2 tbsp Fresh Cream
1/4 cup Milk 
Few drops of Kewra essence (optional) 

Method 
Grind all the above ingredients into a paste.

 
For the Gravy 
Ingredients 
Marinated Chicken 
Wet paste 
1 small Onion Paste 
1/2 tsp Ginger - Garlic paste 
1 Bay leaf
2 Cloves 
2 Green Cardamom 
1 small piece of Cinnamon 
1/2 tsp Sugar
Salt to taste ( if required )
1/4 cup Curd beaten 
2 tbsp Cream 
3 tbsp Ghee

Method 
Add the ghee into a wok. Once the ghee heats up, reduce the flame, add the bay leaf, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon, sauté until the spices crackles. Add onion paste, ginger - garlic paste and sugar. Sauté until light brown in colour, add the marinate chicken. Cook on medium low flame until the oil releases. Add the wet paste, cover and cook on low flame, stirring the chicken occasionally for 5 minutes. Add the curd and cream, continue to cook, until the chicken has cooked. If required add salt as per required. Serve the chicken with Pulao or Paratha. 

Thursday, 28 April 2022

Fish Tikki

 


Fish Tikki - 

One of the easy recipes for starters or snacks - enjoy with Chutney - Sauce or Salad 

Any boneless fish will do like ravas, basa, tuna or ghol fish 


Ingredients 

300 grams  Fish fillets

1 big size Potato boiled and mashed 

1 Egg 

2 Garlic cloves 

1 small piece of Ginger 

1 or 2 Green Chillies 

1 tbsp Coriander leaves  

1 tsp Lemon juice 

Salt to taste 

1/2 tsp Cumin powder 

1/4 cup All Purpose flour 

Oil for shallow frying


Method

Add the fish, potato, garlic, ginger, chillies, lemon juice, coriander leaves, cumin powder, salt and egg in a chopper, mix and blend it well. Remove the mixture in a bowl, mix it well into a soft dough… take lemon size portion of the mixture and shape them in to a tikki. Lightly coat the fish tikki with the flour.. Dust the excess flour and keep the tikkis in the fridge for 15 minutes. Take a pan, pour oil, after the oil is hot, reduce the flame and shallow fry the tikkis until golden brown in colour. Serve the fish tikkis with the sauce or chutney of your choice.

Thursday, 21 April 2022

Badami Tandoori Cauliflower and Sweet Potato with Beetroot Chutney


 One of the dish at Fisherman’s Wharf was Badami Broccoli with Beetroot Chutney and Green Chutney… we loved it…. 

Coming back home… wanted to try and make my version of the dish… 

I didn’t have broccoli at home.. hence used cauliflower and sweet potatoes… it’s healthy as no oil has been used…and the cheese can be skipped.

 The Beetroot Chutney is also so very delicious… super easy to make… this Chutney can be served with any fried dish or eaten as a spread on bread… it’s a vegetarian dish… 


For the Badami Tandoori Cauliflower and Sweet Potatoes 

Ingredients 

1 medium size Cauliflower cut into medium size florets 

2 to 3 medium size Sweet Potatoes peeled and cut into medium size cubes

2 Green Chillies 

5 to 6 Garlic cloves 

1 small piece of Ginger 

2 Cheese cubes 

Salt to taste 

1/4 tsp Cardamom powder 

1/4 tsp Pepper powder 

1/2 cup Almonds soaked and peeled 

1/2 cup Curd 

1/2 cup whole milk


Method 

Par boil the cauliflower and sweet potatoes together with little salt.. once done, strain the water out from the vegetables. Take a grinder, add almonds, curd, milk, 1 cheese cube, green chillies, garlic, ginger, salt to taste, pepper and cardamom powder. Grind all the ingredients together. Once done add the paste to the parboiled vegetables. Keep it aside for an hour. Grate the remaining cheese over the vegetables. Bake at 180 degrees celsius for 20 minutes in a preheated oven. 


Beetroot Chutney 

Ingredients 

2 Medium size Beetroot boiled

2 Garlic cloves

2 Green Chillies 

1 tsp Tamarind pulp

Salt to taste 

1/2 tsp Sugar 


Method 

Take a grinder, add the boiled beetroot, tamarind pulp, garlic, chillies, sugar and salt. Grind all the ingredients together. The Chutney is ready.. 

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Mushrooms and Prawns Stuffed Long Buns



When we do anything with love, it happy us…. 

Even though I am unable to bake frequently … but when ever I bake, this gives me immense happiness… 

Had some mushrooms in the fridge.. hence used them in this recipe… but any type of stuffing can be used. 

Here is my recipe - 

For the Stuffing  

Ingredients 

1 packet of mushrooms sliced 

Few Prawns cleaned and chopped 

1 Onion sliced 

4 to 5 Garlic cloves finely chopped 

1 or 2 Green Chillies finely chopped 

1 pack of Knorr  Sweet Corn Veg Soup 

1/2 tsp Chilli flakes 

Salt to taste 

2 tsp Butter 

1 tbsp Olive Oil 

1/2 cup Milk 


Method 

Take 1/2 cup of Milk, empty the packet of the soup, stir and keep it aside. Take a pot, add 1 1/2 tsp butter, as the butter melts, add olive oil, add the chopped garlic, green chilli and sliced onion. Stir fry until translucent. Add the mushrooms, stir and cook for a minute, add chopped prawns, stir for few minutes, add the chilli flakes and salt. Pour the milk. Lower the flame and stir continuously until all the ingredients binds together. Add the remaining 1/2 tsp butter and stir. Switch off the flame and keep it aside.. 


For the Bread Dough 

Take 3 portions of Wheat Flour and one portion of All purpose flour, add a tsp of  sugar, salt to taste and mix all the ingredients together, add a tbsp of instant yeast, mix again, add Luke warm water little at a time and mix it together. Knead the dough well for 10 minutes… the dough should be soft and bit sticky, add a tsp of  oil and knead it again. Apply oil on the dough, cover the bowl and keep it aside and let it proof until it becomes double in size. Once double in size, punch the dough and knead the for few more minutes, if the dough is very sticky add little flour. Divide the dough into 6 portions. 


To Make the Stuffed Bread Roll

Stuffing 

Bread dough 

2 tbsp Olive oil

1 Egg beaten 

Method 

Take a portion of the dough, add 1/2 tsp oil, knead the dough for few seconds, press the dough with the help of the palm and spread the dough into a disc. Place some stuffing on the dough, fold in the dough to close the stuffing and make a bun. Place the rolls on a greased tray, or if you have a bun moulds, place the dough in the mould. Cover the bread buns with a cloth for 30 minutes, brush the roll with egg. Give some slits on the bread. Bake the bread roll in a pre heated oven for 20 minutes at 180 / 190 degrees celsius, once done, remove and cool the stuffed long buns, once cool completely enjoy.. 

Sunday, 27 March 2022

Mutton Curry / Mangshor Gravy



In earlier days, in most of the Bengali households, Sunday meals were always mutton curry … Mangshor Jhol and rice… I am sure many houses still makes it… but somehow due to the health reasons, nowadays we rarely have red meat at home… today after a long time made mutton curry, a bit different from the regular mangshor jhol… I added the marination as per my mood… marinated the mutton and slow cooked it… 


For Marination 

Ingredients 

500 grams Mutton pieces 

1 big size Onion sliced 

3 tbsp Onion Birista 

5 Garlic cloves 

1 small piece of Ginger 

1 Green chilli

1/2 cup Hung Curd 

Salt to taste 

1/2 tsp Turmeric powder 

1 tsp Cumin powder 

1/2 tsp Coriander powder 

1/2 Fennel seed powder 

3/4 tsp Garam Masala powder ( ground cloves, cinnamon and green cardamon)

1 tsp Chilli powder 

4 to 5 Almonds soaked in water and peeled 

1 tbsp Mustard Oil


Method 

Grind the birista, garlic, ginger, green chilli  and almonds with very little water into a paste. Take a bowl, add mutton, salt, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, chilli powder, garam masala powder, fennel seed powder, hung curd, ground paste, sliced onion and mustard oil, mix all the ingredients together, cover and keep it aside for 3 to 4 hours. 


For the Mutton Curry 

Ingredients 

Marinate Mutton 

2 Cloves 

2 Green Cardamom

1 small piece of Cinnamon 

Few Pepper corns

1 Bay leaves 

1/4 cup Mustard Oil

1 tsp Ghee

Salt if required 

1 tsp Sugar

1 big or more cup of Hot Water 


Method 

Take a wok, add mustard oil, let the oil heat up, lower the flame and add the ghee, add sugar,  bay leaves, cloves, green cardamom, pepper corn and cinnamon. Let it crackle, add the marinate mutton, on medium  low flame, cover and cook the mutton and keep adding little hot water stir the mutton occasionally until the mutton is cooked. Add more water as required for the gravy, simmer for 2 to 3 minutes and switch off the flame, serve with rice, roti, paratha etc. 


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Thursday, 13 January 2022

Poee / Poi


This is a popular Goan flat bread eaten with curries or vegetable. It’s delicious. 




Ingredients 
2 cups Wheat flour 
2 cups All Purpose Flour (Optional) 
Can replace with whole wheat flour 
2 tsp Instant Yeast
Salt to taste 
2 tsp Sugar
1/4 cup or as required Wheat bran
Luke warm water as required 
1 tbsp Oil

Method 
Take a bowl, add both the flours, sugar, yeast and add little water at a time, and start to knead the dough. Take 1/2 tbsp oil and salt, add the ingredients to the dough and continue to knead the dough until the dough is soft and smooth. Apply the remaining oil, cover the dough and keep the dough to rise double in size. Once done take the dough and knead the dough once more for few seconds. Divide the dough into 10 portions. Keep the rolled ball aside covered for 10 minutes. Remove the center rack of oven and place it on the lowest rack. Preheat the oven at 250 degrees celsius. Take a portion of the dough, take the wheat bran on a plate,  apply the wheat bran on the dough, and either roll the dough out or pressure the dough with the help of your hand, make a thick disc about 5 inches. Repeat the process with other portions. Place the rolled dough on the baking tray. Cover and keep the disc aside for 45 minutes. Now bake the poi on the lower rack of the oven for 8 to 10 minutes at 250 degrees celsius, depending upon your oven temperature.  The poi will fluff up and turn brown in colour. Remove the poi from the baking tray and keep it on the cooling rack to cool it down further. Enjoy the poi with any kind of curries..