Prawn/shrimp biryani | Hariyali jhinga biryani

This Prawn Biryani is a delectable rice dish, prepared with an uber delicious green masala consisting of cilantro/coriander leaves and warm spices. It is hearty, wholesome, aromatic and just what you need for a satisfying seafood meal!

I love all kinds of biryani! A delectable rice and meat/veg preparation seasoned with aromatic spices and condiments infused with fragrant saffron and brown caramelized onions! As daunting as it looks, it’s not really very difficult to prepare a good biryani at home. You may need a few trials, to get all the proportions right.


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Butter chicken (Murgh Makhani) | Easy butter chicken recipe

Butter chicken or Murgh makhani, is probably one such Indian dish that requires no introduction. It is as popular and loved in India as it is globally. If you haven’t had the opportunity to taste this dish yet, you are definitely missing out on something. Chicken pieces marinated with yogurt and spices are grilled in a tandoor and then dunked in an ambrosial, butter-y, creamy, luxurious tomato based curry- yumm! Continue reading →

Dahi (yogurt) chicken

Dahi ( yogurt ) chicken, a delicious dish that requires minimal effort and delivers scrumptious results! Don’t you just love it when it’s easy to cook up a tasty meal without having to slog it out in the kitchen? Indian food can be daunting, given its long list of ingredients and a lot of sautéing. But that’s the trade-off with authentic Indian dishes. Most North Indian dishes need these lengthy procedures but the resultant dish is well worth the effort!

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Methi Matar Malai Paneer

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Wishing all my reader’s a Happy and prosperous New Year! Hope everyone had a fabulous and fun filled day 🙂

I’d like to share yet another of my favorite North Indian dishes- Methi matar malai, with the addition of paneer here. Like most North Indian dishes this one doesn’t fall short of all the rich ingredients as well. Loads of cream is what makes this dish so rich, but the interesting part is the use of fenugreek leaves. It’s such a well balanced dish despite all it’s glorious, nutty richness. The fenugreek leaves add a distinct bitterness yet palatable flavor, one that is truly addictive and makes this dish so unique. Then there is the sweetness from the green peas which also makes for a great textural element in this ultra creamy dish! The addition of mava/khoya makes it even more luxurious.


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Goan fish jeerem meerem (cumin-pepper) curry

 

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Hi guys! Sharing a very traditional yet delicious dish from the Goan cuisine. Jeerem meerem is basically pronounced as ‘jeerey-meerey’, the m is silent. ‘Jeerem’ means cumin seeds and ‘meerem’ means pepper in Konkani. So as the name suggests, the dish consists of meat/ seafood cooked in a paste prepared of cumin and peppercorns along with a few other spices. The peppercorns and green chillies lend the required heat to this dish, which is well balanced with the tomatoes, tamarind and vinegar. Coconuts form an integral part of most Goan curries, but this dish doesn’t use coconuts, it is not a very thick gravy, which pairs excellent with plain steamed rice or even bread. Continue reading →


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