October 29, 2020

TAYO CAKE (THE LITTLE BUS)

 Surprise your little ones with TAYO (The little bus) cake.  

Chocolate genoise frosted & decorated with whipping cream & fondant.


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Enjoy baking.

October 19, 2020

DUM KEEMA BIRYANI - Perfect dish for special occasion !!!


Keema Dum Biryani, another interesting Biryani recipe made from minced lamb/mutton/chicken meat. It is flavored with fresh garam masala and spicesKeema Dum Biryani is very light and full of rich aroma. Try this dish & enjoy the taste.


Ingredients :

  1. Basmati rice - 2 cups
  2. Cinnamon stick 
  3. Cloves
  4. Cardamom
  5. Star anise
  6. Bay leaf
  7. Shahi jeera
  8. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  9. Onion, sliced - 2 medium sized
  10. Tomato puree - 2 nos
  11. Mint leaves
  12. Coriander leaves
  13. Keema (Lamb / Mutton) - 750 gms
  14. Salt to taste
  15. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  16. Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  17. Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  18. Biryani masala powder - 1 tbsp
  19. Yoghurt - 1/4 cup
  20. Green chillies - 3 nos
  21. Coconut milk - 1 cup
  22. Ghee
  23. Oil
  24. Saffron milk - 1/4 cup
  25. Cashewnuts (optional)


Method :

1.  Soak the basmati rice for 30 mins.

2.  Cook basmati rice in the salted water along with the spices like cardamom, cinnamon, star anise, shahi jeers, bay leaves till 3/4th done.  Drain the water & keep aside.

3.  In a pan, add oil, spices (Cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, bayleaf) & sliced onions.  Saute

4.  Add ginger garlic paste & tomato puree.  Cook for few mins until thick.

5.  Add the spice powders - turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder, biryani masala powder.  Cook over low heat.

6.  Add yoghurt & green chillies. 




7.  Add mint leaves, coriander leaves & minced meat.  Cover & cook until the meat is cooked thoroughly.

8.  Add coconut milk & cook.  Keep the masala aside.

9.  In a separate heavy bottomed pan, add ghee & oil.  Add 1/2 the quantity of cooked rice as a first layer & keema masala as the second layer.  Keep repeating the procedure.

10.  Finally, top the layer with chopped mint leaves & drizzle saffron milk over the rice.

11.  Cover & cook over high heat for first 5 mins & low heat for another 10 mins.  Rest the biryani for 30 mins.  



Enjoy it warm.

October 14, 2020

October 4, 2020

SHALLOW FRIED CRISPY PLANTAIN

 


Spicy plantain fry is an easy and spicy side dish that goes well with rice varieties. It is easy and simple to make in just a few minutes.  
Plantains are widely used in the South Indian cooking. Plantain fry is a spicy and delicious side dish that you can serve with any rice varieties. Plantain cooated with spices and roasted until crispy. 



Ingredients :

  1. Plantain (Medium sized) - 4 nos
  2. Oil - 2 tbsp
  3. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  4. Coriander powder - 2 tsp
  5. Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  6. Cornflour - 1 tbsp
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Tamarind paste - 1/2 tsp
  9. Curry leaves
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Method :

1.  Peel the plantain skin & slice them.  

2.  Soak the cut plantain pieces in the salted water to avoid browning.

3.  In a mixing bowl, mix together turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilly powder, cornflour, salt, tamarind paste & water.  Paste should be thick in consistency.

4.  Marinate the plantain in this masala mixture for 30 minutes.

5.  Heat oil in the pan, fry the plantain till crispy on either sides.  Garnish it with curry leaves.



Serve warm.

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