Thursday, June 11, 2009

Chicken Korma

Chicken Korma ( Chicken curry - Hyderabadi style)

This is the most simplest recipe for chicken and also the tastiest at the same time. It reminds me of my mom. I still cannot make this korma like her. She makes the most amazing Chicken korma ever. I love you Mom!.

So here is the recipe. Enjoy!.


1 Chicken cut into medium pieces ( mine were 16 pieces)
Red Chili Powder - 2 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste - 2 tblsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 2tsp
Curd (yogurt) - 1 kg
green chillies - if required
kothmir (Coriander leaves) - 1 cup
pudina (Mint leaves ) - handful
Lemon - 1
Garam masala powder - 1tsp
Fried onions - 1 cup
oil - 1cup (requires more oil for added taste)


Wash and clean the chicken pieces. Now add Redchilli powder, Turmeric powder , Ginger garlic paste, salt ,curd and fried onions to it.

Mix well. Heat oil in a pan. add the above mixture. mix well till the curd is thick and starts oozing oil. Now add 2 cups water and cover. Let the chicken cook till it softens(this will be very Quick - like 10 minutes). Now add juice of 1 lemon and corriander leaves and mint leaves. Now is the time to taste it and check for salt and add green chillies if required. Add the garam masala powder. Cover again and cook on low flame for 10 minutes. The mouth watering chicken korma is ready!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Coming soon.....

Mouth Watering Chiken Korma

Friday, June 5, 2009

Kheema Methi

Kheema Methi (Minced Mutton/Beef with fenugreek leaves)

Something Quick, Simple and easy. Kheema with fresh rotis makes a heavenly combination. This is a regular at our dinner table.Enjoy!


Oil : 4tbsp
Kheema(Minced mutton/Beef) : 1/2 pound
Methi leaves ( big Fenugreek leaves) : 2 cups(1 bunch)
Onions : 1 medium
Red chilli powder : 1tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
Salt :1 tsp (to taste)
Ginger-Garlic powder : 1tbsp
Green chillies : 2 nos
Kothmir (Corriander leaves) : handful
tomato : 1 nos

Heat oil in a pan. Add onions and green chillies and fry till onions become golden brown. Now add Ginger-Garlic paste and turmeric powder. Add kheema and stir. Add salt and Red chilli powder and cut tomato. cook for 5 mins.Add methi leaves and half a cup water and cover with lid. cook till all water evaporates and oil oozes out. Garnish with kothmir.

Family Rating : 7.5

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Mutton Shorba (Yummy!!)

Mutton Shorba (Soft Juicy mutton in loose gravy)

My first dish for the blog...Yeeeaaahhh!!

I went grocery shopping yesterday and brought some thick naans from an arabic store. As I was coming back from work today I began to think what to cook that goes well with these naans. I wanted something quick and simple. It stuck me then.....Mutton shorba. OMG.....
My family loved it and hope you do too!

Oil : 3 tbsp
Mutton (or beef) : 1 pound cut into medium size pieces
Onions : 1 medium size
Red Chilli Powder : 1 tsp
Salt : 2 tsp
Ginger-Garlic Paste : 1 tbsp
Turmeric : 1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder - 3/4 tsp
Lemon - 1/2 lemon for shorba and 1/2 lemon for garish.
Cumin powder (zeera powder) - 1/2 tsp
Corn meal - 3 tbsp (or as required)

Spices (whole):
cloves : 2
cardamon :2
Dalchini sticks : 2 inch stick
black peppercons : 5

Corriander leaves(Kothmir) - 3-4 tbsp
Mint leaves - 2 tbsp (optional)
Green Chillis - 2 nos (optional)

Wash Mutton/Beef well.In a cooker put oil,onions, Mutton,Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric,GingerGarlic paste, 1-1/2 tsp salt, all whole spices ,Zeera powder, 2 tbsp corriander leaves and mint leaves.
Put sufficient water to soften the meat very well. Cook on high flame. (If you dont have pressure cooker you can also cook in cooking pots or a slow cooker).
Once the meat is tender add lemon juice, garam masala powder and remaining Corriander leaves.
Taste and add salt and green chillies if required. Mix Corn meal with a little water seperately and add to the shorba to thicken gravy. Add water to obtain your desired consistancy. Your shorba is ready. Quick and Easy! Enjoy.

Family Rating : 8.5/10