Saturday, 16 April 2016

Chicken biryani

Chicken Biryani is not only very popular in telangana,India but also famous around the world.

It's so famous that most of the countries have exclusive biryani restaurants and takeaways.


Chicken marination:

Chicken: 1 kilogram

Lemon juice: 3/4 cup

Yogurt or curd: 2 cups 

Salt: 4 table spoons

Ginger garlic paste: 4 tablespoons.

Mix above ingredients along with chicken and marinate it overnight or for 2 hours.

Ingredients required after marination:

Red chilli powder: 3 table spoons.

Green chillies paste: 1 table spoons

Garam masala: 3 teaspoons

Fried onions : 3 cups

Oil: 1 cup

Ghee: 4 tablespoons

Coriander leaves: 7 - 8 strands of coriander leaves(chopped)

Mint leaves: 7 - 8 of mint leaves(chopped).

Now add all these ingredients to above marinade and mix it well and keep aside.

Basmati Rice: 8 cups

Salt: 2 teaspoons

Lemon juice: 4 tablespoons

Color: 1 pinch(optional)

Water: 15 cups


 Cook the rice aldent(half cooked) with required salt and water and pour it in the colander to drain excess water.

Once all the water is gone add it on top of the marinade.

Now add color to the 4 tablespoons of lemon juice and drizzle over the rice and cover it with a lid and cook on medium to high flame for 10 minutes,and later reduce the flame and cook for another 35 minutes.

After first 10 minutes put an unused pan underneath this container and slow cook for rest of the time.

You can either pack it up with dough on top(lid and container)to prevent steam from escaping or put a heavy weight on it to prevent steam from escaping.

Once done switch it off and let it cool a bit and then mix it nicely to spread the cooked marinade evenly (tossing is best than using a spoon to mix,just to retain long grain shape)

Serve it with raitha( beaten yougurt,with shredded carrot,chopped coriander and salt) and sliced onions and lemon.

Happy cooking๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š


Ginger tea (adrak wali chai)

Chai is a refreshing,comforting  hot drink.

Indian chai is usually made with milk,tea powder and sugar,you can do some variations by adding some spices in it,which is called masala tea.

Today iam making Indian chai with crushed ginger in it,which is called ADRAK CHAI in India.


Tea powder (any brand): preferably powder not tea bags 2 tablespoons.

Milk: 150 mls

Water 100 mls

Sugar: 3 - 4 teaspoons 

Ginger: 1 inch(crushed)


Take a pan and add required amount of  water and add tea powder and let it boil for 2 - 3 minutes.

Now add required amount of milk and let it boil until it gets nice brown color,later add crushed ginger and sugar and let it boil for some more time.

Now take a strainer or filter and filter it and serve it in tea cups with any snacks.

Happy chai time๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š.

Avocado Egg Sandwich

Simple avocado egg sandwich,quick and easy for kids lunch.


Whole meal bread or brown bread: 2 slices

Eggs: 2

Avocado: preferably more then half avocado.

Spread or butter: 2 tablespoons.

Aioli sauce or mayonnaise: 2 table spoons

Pepper powder: 1/4 teaspoon

Lime or lemon juice: few drops

Salt: 1/2 teaspoon

Milk : 2 table spoons (optional)

Cream : 1 teaspoon(optional)

Coriander: few finely chopped(optional)

Scramble the eggs or make a hard boiled egg.

Scrambled eggs:
Beat your eggs in a bowl and add milk or cream(optional you can skip this if you want to avoid cream).

Adding milk or cream gives scrambled eggs that soft texture even if it is overcooked.

Now add little salt and pepper and remove from the flame.

Hard boiled egg: Boil eggs until done in a pan filled with water or a pressure cooker(less time consuming)

Once hard boiled eggs are ready,poach them and add salt and pepper.

Now add aioli sauce or mayonnaise and mix it well.

Now add Finley chopped coriander leaves(optional) to your choice of eggs and keep it ready.

Avocado mash:
Scoop,your avocado and  mash it up and drizzle some lemon or lime juice over it and add salt and little pepper and keep it aside.

 Cut the sides of your bread slices,and spread little butter over it.

Now spread your avocado mash on one slice and add a layer of eggs and top it with another slice.

Cut the sandwich diagonally and its ready to eat.

You can pack it up for lunch or make it for a breakfast.