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Jeera Rice Recipe - How To Make Jeera Rice - Cumin Rice Recipe

Jeera Rice or Cumin Rice is one of my easy and quick rice dish made with pressure cooker when an unexpected guest drop in or when I want spice up a rather dull meal. Cumin or Jeera rice pairs well with both veg and non veg curries, making it an all time favorite dish.

Cumin or jeera has some medical benefits; it improves digestion and that is the reason you are advised to drink jeeraka vellam (jeera water) when you have indigestion.  If you google health benefits of Jeera, you will be surprised what this little seed can do to your health, so try to include jeera in your daily food especially in dal.  Talking about dal; jeera rice and dal is a perfect combination.

I am showing how to make this jeera rice in my pressure cooker and pressure cooking does speed up the cooking process. There is no need to soak the rice and you just have to wash and clean the rice and keep it on a strainer and once the rest of the ingredients are ready, simply add the rice and follow the instructions and in…

Whole Chicken Fry Recipe - Poricha Kozhi - Kerala Recipes

Poricha Kozhi or whole chicken fry with spring chicken is another family favourite which I mostly make on the weekends when Nidhi comes home from hostel.  Spring chicken are small and each weighs under 500 gms, though I do not know whether this chicken has any other name (if you know, pls let me know).

Poricha kozhi translated as chicken fry is very popular in Kozhikode;  there is a hotel near the beach known as the Bombay Hotel and they serve amazing poricha kozhi (whole chicken fried) and they stuff with boiled eggs and then deep fry. If you ever get a chance, do visit that hotel and enjoy pure Malabar dishes.

No, I did not stuff anything when I made this as, I am addicted to easy and quick cooking when Nidhi is home, I try to cook everything fast and try to be with her as much as possible. So, this one is a really quick and easy recipe and can also be a show stopper at the dinner table.


Video Recipe of Whole Chicken Fry (Poricha Kozhi)



Ingredients:
Spring Chicken: 350 gms
Coriander…

Chicken Masala Sandwich Recipe

Chicken masala sandwich recipe, an Indian style chicken sandwich; which is filling and super easy to make. This masala chicken sandwich is one of my sons favourite and I usually make this as an after school snack for him. The sandwich is great for kids lunch box too.

You can also add in some veggies, if your kids are fussy with vegetables; grated carrots works perfect or finely chopped capsicum or tomatoes. Try adding some boiled corns or green peas to the chicken mix while sautéing  the masala.

Vegetarians, you can make this with paneer; just add crumbled paneer instead of chicken and a nice protein rich and filling sandwich will be ready in minutes.

I know it is very unusual to add turmeric in chicken sandwich; but believe me; I am experiencing the benefits of turmeric since my thyroid surgery in August 2014. I have started including turmeric in my diet more in the form of tea, in smoothies, sprinkled it on egg fry...I mean sprinkle it on everything. Include in kids diet. I am stil…

Vegetable Biriyani In Pressure Cooker Recipe - How To Make Veg Biriyani In 30 Mins

Vegetable biriyani in pressure cooker is an easy and quick one pot meal and you just need the pressure cooker to make this...wow!

Pressure cooker biriyani is always a life saver for me; meal in under 30 mins, is my kind of cooking when I am in a lazy mode.

The best thing is that you can play around with your favorite veggies,  if you love mushrooms, tip in some chopped.... broccoli.. ? Okay, I leave that to you.

For this recipe,  you do not need to soak the basmati rice, but if you are not in a hurry and have some time to spare you can soak in for 10 mins....though, I rarely do this.

Vegetable biriyani video recipe



Ingredients:
Basmati Rice: 2 cups
Beans: 10
Carrots: 2
Cauliflower: 1/4 of a head
Capsicum: 1/2
Potato: 1
Frozen peas: 1/2 cup
Tomato: 2, chopped
Onions: 2, sliced
Coriander powder: 1 tsp
Kashmiri chilli powder: 1 tsp
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
Garam masala: 3/4 tsp
Salt as needed
Oil as needed
Water: 3 3/4 cups

Green Masala:
Garlic: 2 pods
Ginger: 1 1/2 inch
Green chilies: 3

Butter Chicken Recipe - How To Make Indian Butter Chicken - Murgh Makhani Recipe

Butter chicken recipe, easy and quick (no onion) Indian butter chicken video tutorial. Punjabi murgh makhani is an all time favourite Indian curry and is best served with roti, naan, or rice. I have already shared two butter chicken recipes ; restaurant style butter chicken and butter chicken masala both are equally good and are the most popular recipes on this site.

Let me talk a little bit about this butter chicken.... this curry does not need any onions...yes!! a no onion yet creamy and thick gravy! Bachelors are you listening? this curry is for you, make this and take credit...

Yesterday, my dad (achachen) made a surprise visit and I was lucky that there was some chicken in the freezer and I raked my sleepy (ageing!) brain to make something special for him to be served with roti and finally this butter chicken recipe pop up and with no onions to peel and slice .... I decided to make....and immediately thawed the frozen chicken and marinated with curd/yogurt...by the time; I made …

Special Chicken Roast Recipe

Special chicken roast recipe is a quick and easy chicken roast with a Chinese twist.  Its is excellent as a snack or as a side dish for fried rice, jeera rice etc.

Amma used to make this chicken roast as a quick fix and I think she got it from some magazine back in the 80s.  You can also try tossing in some chopped capsicum...

Video recipe for special chicken roast:

Ingredients:
Chicken: Cut into small pieces, 400 gems
Oil: 2-3 tbsp
Kashmiri chilli powder: 1 tbsp
Green Chilies: 3-4, slit
Garlic: 4 cloves, sliced
Ginger: 1/2 inch, sliced
Tomato Sauce: 2-3 tbsp, heaped.
Curry Leaves: 2-3 sprigs
Salt to taste

Method:
Into a pan, add in chicken, oil, Kashmiri chilli powder, turmeric, garlic, and ginger. Put the flame on medium, cover and allow the chicken to cook. Once the chicken is cooked add in green chilies and curry leaves, mix well and roast for a few minutes.
After about 5 minutes add in tomato sauce and mix well. Allow this to roast for two minutes and lastly add in finely chopped …