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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Chicken Pulao recipe ( in Pressure Cooker) | Chicken pulav with coconut milk

Today I am here with Chicken Pulao recipe. It is a easy to make flavorful one pot meal. This chicken Pulao is made with coconut milk. This is a mildly spiced Pulao, so I prefer to serve it with a spicy side dish. I have already posted my Chicken Biryani recipe (easy pressure cooker version). That is my go to recipe whenever I have to make biryani in a jiffy. Whenever I want to make something different I make this Chicken Pulao. These are the few differences of this Pulao from the usual biryani. It is made with coconut milk and also no tomatoes are added to this Pulao. Also I use green chillies for Pulao without adding red chilli powder.

easy chicken pulao recipe

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Gobi 65 Recipe | Cauliflower 65 - Restaurant style

Today I am here with Gobi 65 recipe. Cauliflower florets are dipped in a spicy batter and are deep fried and served. This is an addictive snack, I must say. This is one of the easiest recipe and if you make this dish as an appetizer for the party, am sure it is going to be a hit. Not only that, this can also be served as a side dish to rice. My kids love cauliflower as such, but they love Gobi 65 even more. 

gobi 65, how to make gobi 65 at home
Restaurant style Gobi 65

Friday, November 20, 2015

Tomato Basil Soup Recipe | Vegan Tomato Soup with Basil

Today I am here with Tomato Basil Soup Recipe. This is a very simple and flavorful soup made with fresh tomatoes. I have not added any flour or cream to this soup and also have not added any vegetable stock. This vegan soup is so light and refreshing.

Easy to make tomato soup with basil

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Baked Samosa Recipe | Oven baked Punjabi Aloo Samosa | Potato samosa baked in oven

Today I am here with Baked Samosa Recipe. This baked version is a great alternative to deep fried version. This is a Punjabi style Samosa with spicy potato filling. I love samosas but I have never tried making them at home. Just when we go outside, we will eat it. This weekend, when we went out for shopping, we had samosas and my daughter said she loves them and asked if I can make them at home. So I decided to give it a try but instead of deep frying it, I chose to bake the samosas. This baked samosas tastes as delicious as the deep fried version and she loved it. One good part is that all the samosas were ready at a single stretch instead of standing and frying them in a batch. Since this is baked, it uses less oil and is good for the health. If you looking for a easy oven baked Samosa recipe, look no further. This is best recipe!!

Oven baked samosa recipe

Friday, November 13, 2015

Ragi Malt Recipe | Sweet Ragi Malt | Healthy finger millet drink

Today I am here with a simple healthy drink made with finger millet flour/ Ragi popularly known as Ragi malt. This version is the sweeter one and I will be posting the savory version too shortly. This drink can be prepared in few minutes. I have used Jaggery to sweeten this, as it is healthy natural sweetener and also added few chopped almonds, cashews. When I was a kid, I have seen my grandma soak the whole ragi, let it germinate, then dry it and powder it and prepare ragi malt with it. That is the best flour to prepare Ragi malt. But here I have used store bought ragi flour to prepare this, if you have home made ragi flour you can use it too.
sweet ragi malt drink, healthy breakfast drink

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Kadai Chicken Recipe | Chicken Karahi | Kadhai Chicken

After all the festival cooking, now I am back to normal cooking mode. Today I am going to share Kadai Chicken Recipe. It is a popular dish served in the restaurants but it is very easy to make at home too. It is a spicy chicken curry made with fresh spices and capsicum and is usually cooked in a wok(kadai), hence the name kadai chicken. Depending on your preference, you can adjust the consistency of the dish- dry, semi-gravy or as gravy. I made semi-gravy type of Kadai Chicken but in the picture it looks dry. It can be served with any Indian flat bread (roti,chappathi, naan, kulcha) or with mild pulao.
How to make restaurant style kadai chicken at home

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Diwali Wishes

Dear Friends, Fellow Bloggers, Blog Readers and Followers,

Wish you all a Happy and Prosperous Diwali!!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Chocolate Peda Recipe | Chocolate doodh peda | Easy Chocolate fudge recipe (with Video)

Today I am here with an easy Indian chocolate dessert- Chocolate Peda / Chocolate milk peda. I have used a quick and easy recipe to prepare this Chocolate Peda which I have adapted  from Doodh peda which I have already posted here. This dessert is quick to prepare with milk powder, condensed milk and cocoa powder.  
My son is a big fan of Chocolate and I wanted to make some sweet with chocolate for him this diwali. I had seen few of my fellow bloggers post chocolate peda with fresh homemade Khoya/mawa. But I didn't have much time to prepare khoya, so thought will follow the recipe of Doodh peda with few changes to make chocolate peda. I have also made the video of  preparation of this Chocolate Peda and added it to Youtube too. It came out very well and both my kids loved it, especially my son. This is one of the sweet I made for for this Diwali and I am planning to make Gulab Jamun as well. Not only for Diwali, this sweet can be made anytime even for parties. 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Corn Flour Halwa Recipe | Karachi Halwa | Easy Halwa Recipe

Today I am here with Corn flour halwa recipe. It is also known as Karachi Halwa. As the name suggests, it is made using corn flour/ Corn starch. It is very easy to make and it takes only few minutes to make this halwa. I wanted to post a halwa recipe for Diwali and suddenly this recipe came to my mind and I started googling and narrowed to this one. This halwa came out perfect and my kids liked it so much that they named it 'jelly sweet'. Usually my kids do not eat anything if it is sticky. My son avoids eating payasam itself. I was afraid about that when I made this sweet. But this halwa is not sticky and can be cut into slices. The texture, color and taste everything was good that kids loved it. Just the way they like it. 
Corn flour halwa

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Easy Potato Murukku Recipe | Aloo Chakli | Diwali Snack Recipes

Today I am going to share Potato Murukku Recipe here. This is a easy to make murukku, which is made with potatoes. Boiled and mashed potatoes are used in place of urad dal or ground roasted gram flour in this recipe. The murukku has slight potato flavor. It is a quick and easy to make murukku variety. This weekend I had guests at home and I was planning to make Potato Croquettes as appetizer and I had boiled the potatoes as well. But when I started cooking other dishes I almost lost track of time and ended up skipping the appetizer. So I had boiled potatoes with me and was thinking what to make with them. Then my murukku mania struck me and I decided to make Murukku using those potatoes.  Murukku came out well and my kids loved it too. 

Potato Murukku Recipe

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Indian Vegetarian Menu for Guests | Vegetarian Meal Ideas for Special Occasions | DCJ Vegetarian Menu #1

Today I am sharing here, a Vegetarian Menu I cooked for my guests recently. Earlier, I have shared a Simple Vegetarian Lunch Menu and Mini Vegetarian Lunch Thali. This will be useful for those who are looking for ideas to decide menus to cook for their guests or for any special occasions at home. 
I am planning to post this as a series where I will be posting both vegetarian and non vegetarian menus. This is the first in the vegetarian meal idea series as DCJ Vegetarian Menu # 1.