Given a choice, I will eat only the rice from the biryani, but if I do decide to have a chicken piece I’ve always preferred chicken on the bone. Serve hot Approximate preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes Makes: 4 sandwiches Even before I realise, the kids seem to be at home for another half term break, which means more fancy cooking. Cook for a couple of minutes, until the onions are soft. Add the tomato puree, salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder. Approximate preparation and cooking time: 35 minutes Serves: 3-4 Come the summer and the raw mango, mango season, Aam ka panna is one drink that was made without fail when I was growing up. Remove the seed and make a puree with the flesh of the kairis. This recipe for a boneless chicken biryani looked easy and tempting too. This is what you’ll need To marinate the chicken Boneless chicken: 500gms Ginger garlic paste: 1tbsp Chilli sauce: 3tbsp Chilli powder: 1tbsp Turmeric powder: 1/2tsp Garam masala: 1tbsp Egg: 1 Cornflour: 2tbsp Salt to taste Oil for frying For the Chicken Masala Onions: 3 (chopped) Tomatoes: 3 (chopped) Ginger garlic paste: 1tsp Chilli powder: 1tsp Turmeric powder: 1/2tsp Garam masala: 1tsp Mint leaves: 2 tbsp (finely chopped) Coriander leaves: 3 tbsp (finely chopped) Green chillies: 4 (slit) Salt to taste For the biryani rice Rice: 2 cups Bay leaf: 1 Cardamom: 3 Cinnamon: 1″ piece Cloves: 5 Yoghurt: 3tbsp Coriander leaves: 1/4 cup (finely chopped) Mint leaves: 2tbsp (finely chopped) Green chillies: 3 (slit) Salt to taste Oil or ghee as required Let’s get cooking 1. Marinate it with the ingredients listed under marinade (except the oil) for at least an hour. The weather being all wet and gloomy, a nice and spicy curry would be just the dish to make! Heat some more oil in a pan and fry the ginger garlic paste for a minute. Cook till thick and oil leaves the sides of the pan. Add the prepared kolhapuri powder along with garam masala and mix well. Add the paneer pieces and mix well until all the paneer is coated with the gravy. Bring to a boil, garnish with coriander leaves and serve with naan or roti. Drain out the rice and add it to the tomato/ methi mixture, along with 2 glasses of water and salt. Cover and cook until the rice is done and all the water absorbed. Most times I end up making what everyone else likes, but when I bought the kairis (raw mangoes) this time I had made up my mind that I will make the panna which i missed so much. To prepare the rice, wash the rice and soak it for half an hour. Garnish with chaat masala, lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves. In a pan add the jaggery along with half a glass of water and heat until the jaggery melts.
Add the yoghurt, mint leaves, coriander leaves, green chillies and salt. Once you finish filling the mixture in all the bowls,start with the bowl which you poured first and gently add 2 ladles of mango phirni taking care that the mixture will not mix up with the white portion as we want the layers to be seen separately. Add the chicken and sauté well on high heat for 2 minutes. Reduce the heat and add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric along with the crushed red chillies. Slowly add whipped yoghurt and stir continuously till it gets mixed well (This will avoid curdling of the yoghurt).
Take 5-6 medium sized glasses or glass bowls and start layering. Then add 2 ladles(6-7 tbsp) of white phirni in all the bowls.
Once it comes to a boil, lower the flame cover and cook till the rice is done. Check the sweetness of the mixture, if you want more sweetness adjust it by adding more sugar or condensed milk at this stage.6. Finally add the curry leaves, lemon juice, slit green chillies, ginger juliennes and cook for a minute on high heat. Dish out, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with roti or rice.
Add the condensed milk and continue cooking for another few minutes.
Mix the chopped onions, green chillies, chilli powder, coconut in a bowl. Add the crushed chakkuli pieces along with the coconut oil, lime juice and salt. Slowly add the rice mixture and stir continuously until it forms a thick mixture. Stir the mixture constantly, to avoid lumps from forming.
Chakkuli or Muruku: 6-8 (coarsely crushed) Onion: 1 ( finely chopped) Green chillies: 2 (finely chopped) Grated coconut: 3tbsp Chilli powder: 1/2 to 1tsp (depending on how spicy you like it) Lime juice: 1tsp Coconut oi: 1tsp Salt to taste 1. Heat the milk in a thick bottomed pan, simmer when it comes to a boil. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for another minute. Mix in the dry powders, followed by the chopped tomatoes. Nothing unusual, just a slight twist to the plain chakkuli for a change. Approximate preparation and cooking time: 10 minutes Serves: 2 3. Of the 12 slices, on a pan grill 4 slices and keep aside. Apply a little bit of coriander chutney onto one bread slice, put the onions, puri and tomatoes. Put the boiled potato, cucumber and beetroot (if using) and a slice of cheese. This time it was with Ginger Chicken, I adapted the recipe from by Farrukh, which had the recipe for ginger mutton. Chicken: 1 (cut into medium sized pieces, approx 8 to 10) Onions: 4 (finely chopped) Ginger garlic paste: 3tsp Yoghurt: 3/4 cup (whipped) Poppy seeds: 1½tsp Sesame seeds: 1½tbsp Coriander seeds: 1tbsp Cinnamon: 1″ piece Black pepper corns: 8-10 Turmeric powder: ½ tsp Red Chillies: 1tsp (preferably Kashmiri Chillies, crushed) Garam masala: 1tsp Ginger: 1tbsp (finely chopped) Green chillies: 3 (slit) Curry leaves: Few Lemon juice: 1tsp Ginger juliennes: 1tbsp Oil: 2tbsp Warm water: 1 cup Salt as required 1. I remember reading about this in the times of India and the recipe was quite simple, basically a grilled vegetable sandwich, topped with sweet and spicy chutney along with sev. Apply butter to all the bread slices and keep aside. Approximate preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes Serves: 6 After a few days of cooking simple vegetarian food, my kids start longing for some non vegetarian food and I always end up pampering their taste buds. This one for instance became popular when introduced at Gupta Chaat Centre. Bread slices: 12 Onions: 2 (cut into roundels) Boiled potato: 1 (big, peeled and cut into roundels) Boiled beetroot: 1 (big, peeled and cut into roundels) (optional) Cucumber: 1 (cut into roundels) Tomatoes: 2 Butter: 5tbsp Cheese slices: 4 Baarik Sev: 1 vati Puris: Few Green coriander chutney: As required Sweet date chutney: As required Chaat masala, lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves: To garnish 1. The variety and innovative ideas that some of the food stalls/ restaurants come up with in Bombay are unbelievable. Let it cook for 3-4 minutes or till oil starts separating. Add the garam masala powder and the above roasted ground masala powder.