Saturday, 28 May 2016

Coconut Rice-Perfect accompaniment to Rajma/Curry

As a foodie I love experimenting and improvising with new combinations of ingredients and recipes.. and traveling to different countries and places has actually helped me  learn new recipes and new techniques.
Its been more than two years in Hyderabad and I truly believe its a foodie's heaven not only because of its rich food heritage but also because of the variety of cuisines and restaurants the city has.
Thanks to my colleagues I get to taste at least one Hyderabad delicacy everyday.
Cooking is all about sharing and during one of such foodie conversation my colleague shared this recipe with me and I have already made it twice in a week. Very simple yet flavourful is this Coconut Rice. Its a perfect accompaniment to your Rajma/Daal Makhani coz its very mildly spiced and the freshness of coconut goes well with the spicy curry.


1 Cup Cooked Rice
1 tsp Mustard seeds
2-3 Peppercorns
1 Dry Red Chilli
1 Small Onion Chopped
1/2 tsp grated ginger
1/2 tsp chopped garlic
1/4 cup fresh grated coconut
1 Bay leaf
4-5 curry leaves
Salt to taste
1 tbsp. Ghee


In a wok add 1 tbsp. Ghee.Add Bay leaf,curry leaves,dry chilli and mustard seeds.Let it splutter and then add peppercorns,ginger and garlic.Add onions and fry till pink.Add cooked rice and mix it lightly.Season it with salt and add fresh coconut.Cook it for a minte or two and switch off the flame.
Your coconut rice is ready to serve.I had it with Rajma today and it was purely a match made in heaven.

Enjoy !!

Friday, 20 May 2016

Weekend Brunch Recipe~Maska Chicken Pav

There are days when a foodie's mood changes plan  to cook something and then you change your mind...and then you end up  cooking  something entirely different and most of the times better than the original plan :)
So I usually plan grocery for a week and then I had these pav buns  to make some pav bhaji...but then I didn’t feel like having that ..So  just checked by refrigerator and found my fav red bell pepper and  leftover chicken from the curry made last night.
So here comes the recipe of Maska Chicken Pav! Its a very simple recipe and is perfect for breakfast or brunch !!


So you just take boneless chicken pieces and marinate in a mixture of curd,tandoori masala,ginger garlic paste, red chilli,dhaniya powder,salt and oil. Marinate it for 4-5 hours and then grill it on a pan. Now cut it in small chunky pieces and keep it aside. Slice red bell peppers and toast it in the same pan for about a minute.Take some green coriander chutney and some ketchup.Slit the pav into slices and apply butter .Place green chutney on one and ketchup on the other slice. Stuff in the chicken pieces and red bell pepper ,close it, press it and toast the sandwich on a pan.

Enjoy it with cuppa !!!