Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tahari (Tomato and Meat rice)


Hello everyone ! Today I am presenting a dish that brings back childhood memories.
we would be overjoyed to hear that tahari was in the menu. Its very simple to cook , very quick and who does not love tomatoes?

I cook this very often specially in Ramadan as its a one dish meal and very filling.
It just requires raita or dahi ki chutney to go with it and you are all set. I am sending this recipe to Mona's event Hyderabadi Ramadan Food Festival 2010' (Season II) and Lubna's event
Joy From Fasting To Feasting (season III)

Hope you enjoy!!

Ingredients :

Rice - 8 rice cooker cups (approx 1 kg) washed and soaked for 10 mins
Lamb/beef - 1 pound (small pieces washed and set aside)
Tomatoes - 2 diced cans
onions - 1/2 big sliced
Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
salt - 5 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tblsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
oil - 5 tblsp
Juice of half lemon
coriander leaves - handful
Mint leaves - 5 leaves
Green chillies - 3

Method :

Heat oil in a cooker. Fry onions till slightly brown. Add Ginger garlic paste and saute till golden brown.Now add turmeric powder, Red chili powder and 3 tsp of
salt. Add Lamb/beef pieces and mix for 5 minutes. Now add the two cans of diced tomatoes.Mix well. Add one cup water and pressure cook till meat is tender.
Once this is done, open lid and let cook till oil oozes out. Add coriander leaves, mint leaves , green chillies, garam masala and lemon juice. Add rice and remaining
salt.Transfer into a rice cooker and add water (add 1 cup extra water than what is usually required to cook rice). Mix well and serve hot with dahi ki chutney (curd). Enjoy!!

Family Rating : 8.5/10

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Coconut Laddus

khopre ke laddu

Hello there, How is everyone doing? As most of you know that I am expecting and its become a little difficult for me to cook and blog. The other day I was
craving for a quick sweet treat. I browsed around to find this quick but immensely tasty Coconut laddu recipe. So lets get started...

Ingredients :

dessicated coconut (dry) - 3 cups
Sweetened condensed milk - 1 small can (14 0z)
Mixed nuts ( I used almonds, pistachios, cashews and raisins) - 1/2 cup chopped finely

Method :

In a nonstick pan slightly roast dessicated coconut. Now add all the mixed nuts and slowly add the condensed milk little by little , mixing constantly.
This will form a consistency where you can make laddus. Let this mixture sit for a few minutes and start making laddus with still warm mixture. Roll these in some extra dessicated coconut. Keep the laddus in fridge for an hour ( Although I doubt you will be able to resist them for so long).

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

MIA for a while

Hello Everyone! I know I have not been blogging for a while now and thanks to all those who sent me messages asking me my whereabouts. I promise to be back very soon.Just taking a long break :)