Andhra Chicken Curry – 3

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Chicken curry is a versatile dish. Depending on the area where you are from in Andhra, the ingredients especially masalas that goes in the curry change. I already posted two varieties. Please do check Andhra Kodi Kura/ Chicken Curry and Chicken Curry 2- Andhra Style.

This Chicken curry has fresh ground spices made with coconut as the base which brings a lot o flavour to the dish.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time : 30 minutes

Serves : 3-4

Ingredients:

Chicken : 1/2 kg

Cumin : 1 tablespoon

Curry leaves : 2 sprigs

Onions : 2 large finely chopped

Green Chillies : 2 slit

Ginger garlic paste : 1 tablespoon

Turmeric : 1 teaspoon

Red chilli powder : 2 teaspoons

Coriander powder : 1 teaspoon

Garam masala : 1 tablespoon

Cilantro/coriander leaves : to garnish

Salt to taste

For masala:

Coconut : 3 tablespoons (fresh or dry)

Poppy seeds/gasagasalu : 1 tablespoon

Cloves : 4

Cardamom : 2

Coriander seeds : 2 tablespoons

Cinnamon : 2 inch stick

Method:

Take all the ingredients listed under for masala in a pan and dry roast for 2 minutes. Turn off the stove and let them cool.

Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and let them splatter. Add curry leaves, onion, green chillies and saute for 4 minutes or until the onion turns golden brown.

Add ginger garlic paste and saute for 30 seconds. Add chicken, turmeric, coriander powder, garam masala, salt, red chilli powder, stir well and cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink.

In the meanwhile, take the dry roasted ingredients and make a paste by adding 1/4 cup of water.

Add the ground paste to the chicken, add 1 cup water, stir well and close lid. Cook for 10 minutes.

Take the lid off and stir and cook the chicken till you can see oil on the top.Turn off the stove, transfer the curry into a serving dish, garnish with cilantro and serve with rice or roti.

 

 

 

Middle Eastern Saffron Rice

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This Middle Eastern Saffron Rice is a flavoured rice from the Middle East. Saffron and other spices with lots of butter can be served with Za’atar spiced cauliflower or meat.

Sending this recipe over to our Blogging Marathon #110, week 3, day 1 under “Let’s pack to the Middle East” theme.

Preparation Time : 5 minutes

Cook Time : 30 minutes

Serves : 3-4

Ingredients:

Butter : 4 tablespoons

Onion : 1 medium diced

Garlic : 3 cloves minced

Basmati Rice : 1 1/2 cups

Cumin : 1 teaspoon

Saffron : 10 strands

Ground Cinnamon : 1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric: 1/2 teaspoon

Salt : 1 1/2 teaspoons

Ground black pepper : 1/2 teaspoon

Water : 2 1/2 cups

Method:

Take rice in a bowl and wash it 4-5 times until most of the starch is gone.

Heat butter in a pan, add onions and sauté for 3 minutes until they are translucent.

Add garlic, all spices, rice and sauté for 3 minutes.

Add water, stir, close lid and cook for 20 minutes until the rice is completely cooked. Turn off the stove and let it rest for 5 minutes before fluffing it and serving.

 
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Chocolate Banana Smoothie

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This is a chocolate lover drink. It’s a healthy, creamy and flavourful smoothie.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Serves : 1

Ingredients:

Banana : 1 large sliced

Cocoa powder : 2 teaspoons

Cold milk : 1 cup

Honey : 1 1/2 tablespoons

Ice cubes : 4

Method:

Add all the ingredients in a blender jar and blend till smooth. Make sure there are no banana chunks.

Serve immediately.

 

Hot Chocolate

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Hot Chocolate made with milk, cocoa powder and chocolate gives the drink a silky smooth texture and it taste delicious. It hardly takes 5 minutes to make this hot chocolate.

The sweetness can be adjusted as needed. You can use whole milk or 2% milk. Whole milk gives a richer flavour.

Preparation Time : 1 minute

Cook Time : 5 minutes

Serves : 2

Ingredients:

Warm Milk : 2 cups

Granulated sugar : 1/4 cup

Unsweetened cocoa powder : 1/8 cup

Chocolate : 1/4 cup (chips or chopped chocolate)

Vanilla extract : 1/4 teaspoon

Method:

In a saucepan, add the warm milk, sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate and whisk well. Whisk occasionally until the chocolate melts.

Add vanilla, whisk and turn off the stove.

Serve hot topped with whip cream or chocolate shavings or both.

 

Hariyali Fish Tikka

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Hariyali Fish Tikka is grilled or pan fried fish pieces that are marinated in a blend of herbs and spices. Serve it with some vegetables to make a meal or as an appetizer.

Preparation Time : 30 minutes

Cook Time : 10 minutes

Serves : 4

Ingredients:

Fish : 500 grams cubed (I used Basa)

Ginger garlic paste : 1 tablespoon

Yogurt : 1 tablespoon

Cumin powder : 1 teaspoon

Coconut powder : 1 teaspoon

Turmeric : 1/4 teaspoon

Red chilli paste : 1/2 teaspoon

Lemon juice : 2 teaspoons

Garam masala : 1/2 teaspoon

Salt to taste

To Make a paste:

Onion : 1 medium chopped

Cilantro/Coriander leaves: 1 cup chopped

Mint leaves : 1/2 cup chopped

Green chillies: 4 chopped

Curry leaves : 1 sprig

Method :

Take all the ingredients listed under to make a paste into a blender jar and blend to make a paste by adding 1/4 cup of water.

In a medium sized bowl, add all the ingredients, the green paste and mix well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan and spread the fish pieces. Fry until they are golden brown on both sides.

Serve hot with some mint sauce or with fresh vegetables.

Blueberry Fizz

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This Blueberry Fizz is a fizzy and refreshing drink that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It’s a perfect summer drink, can also be served as a welcome drink.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Serves :1

Ingredients :

Blueberry crush : 2 tablespoons

Plain soda : 1 1/2 cups

Fresh blueberries : 4

Ice cubes : 4

Method :

Add ice cubes, blueberry crush in a glass and stir. Gently pour in the soda and stir again. Top it with blueberries and serve immediately.

 

Spinach and Feta Omelette

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This omelette is filled with the goodness of fresh spinach, feta cheese, parsley and onions. It makes a healthy breakfast and is really filling.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time : 10 minutes

Serves : 2

Ingredients:

Baby Spinach : 1 cup

Parsley : 1/2 cup finely chopped

Onion : 1 medium finely chopped

Garlic : 2 cloves minced

Extra virgin olive oil : 1 teaspoon

Eggs : 3

Feta Cheese: 1/2 cup crumbled

Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

Add listed ingredients in a bowl and whisk well.

Heat oil in a frying pan, pour half the egg mixture and cook until golden brown on both sides. Repeat same with rest of the mixture.

Serve immediately.

Yogurt Parfait

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This yogurt parfait works well for breakfast, snack or even a desert. It’s made with yogurt, blueberry slush, fresh blueberries and granola.

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Preparation Time : 5 minutes

Serves : 1

Ingredients :

Cold Yogurt : 1 cup beaten

Blueberry slush : 2 tablespoons

Fresh blueberries : 1/4 cup

Granola with nuts : 2 tablespoons

Method:

In a glass jar, add 1/2 cup yogurt, 1 tablespoon, 1/8 cup fresh blueberries, 1 tablespoon of granola and repeat the layers in the same order topping off with granola and more fresh blueberries.

Serve immediately.

 
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Amaranth Mix Namkeen

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This Amaranth mix namkeen is a healthy and yummy snack that is made with puffed Amaranth seeds, small poha, masoor dal, cashews and spices. It makes a perfect snack for tea time and after school.

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Preparation Time : 5 minutes

Cook Time : 5 minutes

Makes : 2 cups

Ingredients :

Puffed amaranth seeds : 1 cup

Small poha : 1/2 cup

masoor dal : 1/4 cup

Cashews: 1/3 cup

Raisins : 1 teaspoon chopped

Curry leaves : 2 sprigs

Pink Himalayan salt : 1 teaspoon

Red chilli powder : 1 teaspoon

Method:

Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a pan, add curry leaves, cashews, salt, red chilli powder and toss well for 1 minute. Add rest of the ingredients and toss well. fry for 2 minutes until they are crunchy.

Let the mixture cool completely before storing in a air tight container.

 

 
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Double chocolate Cookies

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I have already posted several chocolate cookies but this one is chocolaty with chocolate chips mixed in it with the goodness of brown sugar. These flavours just burst in every bite of these cookies.

These cookies are one of my kids and their friends favourite. Never even got a chance to store them so far, the plate gets empty while they are still warm.

Sending this recipe over to our Blogging Marathon #110, week 2 day 1 under category Anything to snack on.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Bake time : 12-15 minutes

Makes :  12 cookies

Ingredients:

Salted Butter : 1/2 cup at room temperature (1 stick)

Brown sugar : 1 cup lightly packed

Egg : 1 at room temperature

Vanilla extract : 1 teaspoon

All purpose flour : 1 cup

Cocoa powder : 1/4 cup

Baking powder : 1/2 teaspoon

Chocolate chips: 1/2 cup

Method:

In a medium bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar until it’s light and fluffy.

Add the egg, vanilla and beat to combine.

Add the all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and mix well.

Add the chocolate chips and fold them into the dough.

Make equal sized balls out of the dough and place them on a lined sheet. Press them lightly and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place the the cookie tray in the oven and bake them for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are little brown.

Once the cookies are out of the oven, let them rest for 10 minutes before serving.

 

 
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