AwesomeCuisine.com English Recipes Feed https://www.awesomecuisine.com Quick and easy recipes for you Sat, 18 May 2019 08:34:42 +0000 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2 Mutton Biryani https://www.awesomecuisine.com/recipes/89/mutton-biryani.html https://www.awesomecuisine.com/recipes/89/mutton-biryani.html#comments Fri, 17 May 2019 17:00:00 +0000 Praveen Kumar http://awesomecuisine.com/?p=89 The word Biryani is derived from an amalgamation of Persian words “Birian” and “Birinj” which mean “fried before cooking” and “rice”, respectively. Biryani as a dish is widely enjoyed across different countries from centuries. The dish was brought to India by the Mughals and was further modified in the Mughal kitchen.

It is a dish that is differentiated by the type of meat that is used in it and by the style in which it is prepared. It is a highly debatable topic as to which variety is the best but there is no denying that each one of them has its own distinct flavor.

Mutton biryani, as the name suggests, is made by adding mutton to a scrupulous preparation of rice. The tempting aroma, the beautiful texture of rice and meat, its unbeatable taste, and a sense of satisfaction while eating with your hands give a fulfilling experience to the biryani lovers.

Mutton Biryani

This delicious serving melts in your mouth creating a sense of utmost satisfaction. While mutton biryani is a self-sufficient meal, accompaniments along with it make it more palatable.

Brinjal gravy, also known as Baingan salan/ Bagara baingan goes really well with mutton biryani and adds a distinctive taste to the preparation. Mutton biryani is traditionally a spicier variant of biryani.

Different methods and the plethora of ingredients used in the dish make it versatile and classic. In one of the methods, the mutton is slightly cooked and uncooked rice is added to it and then they are mixed and cooked together.

Another style of preparation has the rice, masala, and meat all cooked individually and then layered one above the other. Garnished with dry fruits and fried onions, eating this biryani will prove it why it was a favorite among the royal Mughals.

Mutton Biryani can be served with buttermilk to keep the stomach cool and the numerous health factors will make you forgive a little overeating. It could be one of the best options for a relaxing weekend brunch. The love for biryani has been there for a long time and it is truly a treat for the taste buds.

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Mutton Biryani

Mutton Biryani with its tempting aroma, the beautiful texture of rice and meat, its unbeatable taste, and a sense of satisfaction while eating with your hands give a fulfilling experience to the biryani lovers.

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Biryani Powder, mutton

Ingredients for Mutton Biryani

  • 250 gms Mutton with bones
  • 3/4 cup Rice washed, drained
  • 1 1/2 tblsp Ghee
  • 1 1/2 tblsp Oil
  • 2 nos Black Peppercorns
  • 1 no Black Cardamoms
  • 1 no Cloves
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/2 inch Bay Leaf
  • 1 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 no Onion big, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic chopped
  • 1/2 inch Ginger chopped
  • 1 no Tomato big, chopped
  • 2/3 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Egg hard boiled, wedged
  • pinch Garam Masala Powder for sprinkling at the end
  • few Coriander Leaves finely chopped

How to make Mutton Biryani

  • Add ghee and oil in a pressure cooker and place it over moderate flame.
  • Add peppercorns, cardamoms cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf.
  • Fry for 30 seconds and add sliced onions, ginger and garlic.
  • Cook for 45 to 60 seconds and add the mutton pieces.
  • Stir and cook for 5 to 1 0 minutes.
  • Now add the tomatoes, salt, garam masala powder and red chilli powder.
  • Stir-fry for 5 minutes.
  • Pour 3/4 cup of water and pressure cook till 1 whistle.
  • Reduce flame to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove and open the lid when pressure reduces.
  • Place the cooker on low flame and allow the water to dry.
  • Add the rice and 1 1/2 cups of water.
  • Mix well and pressure cook till 3 whistles.
  • Remove and keep aside till pressure reduces.
  • Transfer to a serving dish.
  • Garnish with egg wedges, coriander leaves and garam masala powder.
  • Serve hot.
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Thai Crab Fried Rice https://www.awesomecuisine.com/recipes/22793/thai-crab-fried-rice.html https://www.awesomecuisine.com/recipes/22793/thai-crab-fried-rice.html#respond Fri, 17 May 2019 08:30:53 +0000 Praveen Kumar http://www.awesomecuisine.com/?p=22793 Most of us have relished fried rice at some point in our lives. However, nothing tastes like fried rice which is blended with the flavors of spices and crab meat. It is a popular Thai dish which is not so common in India. However, there is nothing unusual about its recipe and ingredients that would trouble you while making it in your kitchen.

Thai Crab Fried Rice is a powerful combination of delicate flavors of crab meat and aromatic effect of carefully picked spices and herbs. You can also add a whole egg to this recipe to accentuate its texture and it also helps to bring all the ingredients together.

Fish sauce and soy sauce bring the typical seafood taste to this dish and make it even more delightful and tempting. A bowl of Thai Crab Fried Rice is all you need to satiate your seafood craving. Moreover, you might also think of the veggies like carrot, onion, and tomato to add a touch of the Indian seafood cuisine.

Thai Crab Fried Rice

Crabmeat assists in regulating our blood pressure and some reports suggest that it also negates the harmful and carcinogenic effects of mercury, cadmium, etc. since it contains selenium (anti-oxidant).

It is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids which proves to be good for heart patients. All these nutritional benefits make it a wonderful recipe for your family and kids. Moreover, seafood like crabmeat contains a very low level of saturated fat and therefore health-conscious people can eat it without any worries.

Thai cuisine is full of special and exotic non-vegetarian dishes especially when it comes to fish and seafood recipes but sometimes we think that it might be hard to replicate these recipes at our home.

We might not get all the special ingredients and spices of Thailand but we can easily replace them with those we find in India. Therefore, you must definitely try this recipe to enjoy an authentic Thai dish with your friends and loved ones.

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Thai Crab Fried Rice

Thai Crab Fried Rice is a powerful combination of delicate flavors of crab meat and aromatic effect of carefully picked spices and herbs.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: Chilli Rice, crab

Ingredients for Thai Crab Fried Rice

  • 100 gms Crab Meat
  • 1 cup Rice cooked (Leftover rice is also good)
  • 2 1/2 tsp Oil
  • 1 no Egg lightly beaten
  • 1 no Garlic Clove minced
  • 3/4 tblsp Fish Sauce
  • 3/4 tblsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper Powder
  • 2 nos Spring Onions chopped
  • handful Coriander Leaves chopped
  • Lime wedges to serve

Optional

  • 1 no Onion sliced
  • 1 no Tomato small, wedged, to serve
  • 1 no Carrot small, sliced

How to make Thai Crab Fried Rice

  • Heat 1 1/2 tblsp oil in a pan.
  • Stir-fry the garlic until light brown.
  • Add the rice and mix gently.
  • Add the fish sauce, soy sauce and stir again.
  • Remove the rice from the pan and keep aside.
  • Add the remaining oil and add the egg.
  • Cook until the bottom sets and add the rice to the pan.
  • Stir well.
  • Add the crab meat and cook for a few minutes or until the rice is fluffy.
  • Add the spring onions and pepper powder.
  • Continue to cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring a few times.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve with lime wedges.
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Murukulu (Andhra style Murukku) https://www.awesomecuisine.com/recipes/6355/murukulu-andhra-style-murukku.html https://www.awesomecuisine.com/recipes/6355/murukulu-andhra-style-murukku.html#respond Fri, 17 May 2019 07:30:00 +0000 Arthi Balaji http://awesomecuisine.com/?p=6355 ]]> Murukku is an appetizer and crunchy snack. It was either originated in South India or in some other parts of India and Sri Lanka. The name of this dish has come from the Tamil word ‘twisted’ and it refers to the shape (coiled or spiral) of this dish. Murukku is especially popular in Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. This crispy snack is made of rice flour and urad dal flour.

This delicious snack is not only consumed as a breakfast dish but can also be considered as an evening snack with any type of hot beverages or soft drinks. The murukulu can be the center of attraction in any party or special occasion. It proves to be a good starter as well. You can make this snack at your home easily but for that, you will need some special ingredients.

Murukulu (Andhra style Murukku)

Let us have a look at the list of the ingredients. To make this delicious snack you will need besan flour, ghee or oil as per your choice, rice flour, cumin powder, red chili powder, white sesame seeds, asafoetida (or Hing), murukku press and salt as per your taste.

The murukulu contains carbohydrates, proteins, and some saturated fats as well. In short, if we go through the ingredients, we will find some benefits in each one of them. For example, ghee promotes a healthy weight loss and contains vitamins, cumin powder helps in reducing blood pressure and maintains proper digestion, asafoetida powder keeps the gastric problems away.

Hence, these components make this dish healthy. Also, the peculiar aromatic flavor of this recipe can attract both kids and adults towards it and you will be able to enjoy a hearty snack with your family!

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Murukulu

This delicious snack is not only consumed as a breakfast dish but can also be considered as an evening snack with any type of hot beverages or soft drinks.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: andhra, murukulu

Ingredients for Murukulu

  • 2 cups Besan Flour
  • 3 cups Ghee or Oil for frying
  • 4 cups Rice Flour
  • 4 tsp Cumin Powder
  • as per taste Salt
  • as per taste Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 cup White Sesame Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida

How to make Murukulu

  • Fry besan flour in a little oil.
  • Mix with rice flour, cumin, salt, chilli powder, sesame seeds and asafoetida.
  • Add water to make a stiff batter.
  • Using the murukku press, make shapes in hot oil and deep fry till brown and crisp.
  • Remove and drain.
  • These will stay good if stored in an air tight container.

Notes

You will need a standard murukku press.
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Samba Rava Pongal https://www.awesomecuisine.com/recipes/4039/samba-rava-pongal.html https://www.awesomecuisine.com/recipes/4039/samba-rava-pongal.html#comments Thu, 16 May 2019 15:30:00 +0000 Praveen Kumar http://awesomecuisine.com/?p=4039 Known as samba rava or godhumai rava in Tamil, Sama Rava Pongal mainly consists of rava made from wheat. This is the same dish what we know as dalia/ lapsi in Hindi.

Samba rava is widely used to make a variety of dishes across the country as it is made from one of the highest qualities of wheat. Samba rava is also considered as a whole grain in itself. The nutrients are retained since the making process does not include polishing of the grains.

Dishes made with this rava are rich in fiber, magnesium and phosphorous and low in fat and calories. These factors make it easy to digest and it is also believed to control sugar. One can choose to cook a rava Pongal, idly, payasam, pulao and even porridge from it.

Samba Rava Pongal

Samba Rava Pongal is easy to make and is very healthy as well. While cashew nuts and tomatoes are the usual ingredients, the addition of beans and carrots accentuate the overall flavor and nutritional value of this dish.

Nicely roasted peanuts and cashews make the Pongal crunchy and also improve the protein and vitamin content of your meal. Garnish it with some coriander, green, and sliced tomatoes to tickle your taste buds. Steaming hot Pongal has a tempting aroma which will surely attract your kids towards it.

While Samba Rava Pongal is more prominently known and consumed in the southern part of the country like Tamil Nadu, other parts of India are also slowly discovering its benefits and adapting it into their diet. This recipe is less time consuming, great in taste and most importantly very healthy.

Often eaten as a healthy breakfast, this can also prove to be a great dish for your kid’s school break time or to satiate your evening hunger.  It can be served as a snack with tea, coffee or lime juice.

Coconut chutney or tomato chutney goes well with the Pongal. If you are ready to experiment a little, you can also add a little bit of sugar in it.

 

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Samba Rava Pongal

Samba Rava Pongal is easy to make and is very healthy as well. While cashew nuts and tomatoes are the usual ingredients, the addition of beans and carrots accentuate the overall flavor and nutritional value of this dish.

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: pongal

Ingredients for Samba Rava Pongal

  • 1 cup Samba Wheat Rava
  • 1/2 cup Green Gram Dal
  • 10 nos Cashewnuts broken
  • a big gooseberry size Tamarind
  • 5 cups Water
  • 2 nos Tomatoes finely chopped
  • 6 nos Red Chillies
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek
  • 1 tblsp Desiccated Coconut
  • as per taste Salt
  • a pinch Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tblsp Ghee
  • 2 pinches Asafoetida
  • 2 sprigs Curry Leaves

How to make Samba Rava Pongal

  • Dry roast green gram dal.
  • Roast rava with little ghee, until raw flavour is gone.
  • Roast desiccated coconut until golden brown and powder.
  • Mix dal and rava.
  • Pour 4 cups of water in a pressure cooker.
  • Allow to boil and then add rava, dal and mix it gently and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • Soak and squeeze tamarind using 1 cup of water.
  • Heat ghee in a pan.
  • Add cashew, broken red chillies, fenugreek, curry leaves and asafoetida.
  • Mix chopped tomato, fry well and pour tamarind extract, salt, turmeric powder.
  • Allow to boil for few minutes.
  • Pour this to cooked pongal in pressure cooker.
  • Cook for 5 more minutes in medium flame.
  • Just before removing, add desiccated coconut powder and stir gently.
  • Serve hot.

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Spinach Burger https://www.awesomecuisine.com/recipes/9587/spinach-burger.html https://www.awesomecuisine.com/recipes/9587/spinach-burger.html#comments Mon, 13 May 2019 14:30:00 +0000 Praveen Kumar http://awesomecuisine.com/?p=9587 Have you ever heard of a spinach burger recipe? If the answer is no then you are certainly missing out one of the most scrumptious and healthy burgers which also tastes like heaven.

It might be hard to find a spinach burger recipe in a typical Indian restaurant or hotel and therefore you can try this recipe in your kitchen. Moreover, it is a hassle-free recipe which will be relished by both kids and adults of your family.

Spinach Burger is absolutely healthy and low in fat and carbs. People who are fond of green veggies might hesitate to try it but you will never forget this burger once you taste it.

Moreover, it is an ideal recipe for those who prefer vegan food items. Spinach is a superfood when it comes to its nutritional value and the number of health benefits it provides. It is healthy for your skin, bones, and hair as well. Rich in minerals, iron, vitamins, and proteins, spinach is the key vegetable one must include in his/her daily diet.

Spinach Burger

You can also add green peas or kidney beans to make the burger healthier and tastier. Kids do tend to make excuses to avoid eating veggies and it is always a hard task for the parents to make them eat plenty of green leafy vegetables.

However, through this recipe, you can make them eat healthy spinach and few other healthy veggies in a deceitful way as the little ones will never know what is exactly between the two bread slices. Some people might like to add cheese slices to this burger to make it more delicious and creamy but health conscious people would like to keep it plain and simple.

Have these sumptuous and healthy burgers with your family regularly to grow as strong as Popeye the Sailor Man!

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Have these sumptuous and healthy burgers with your family regularly to grow as strong as Popeye the Sailor Man!

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burger, spinach
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients for Spinach Burger

  • 1.5 cups Spinach chopped
  • 1/4 cup Onions finely chopped
  • 1 nos Garlic Clove minced
  • 200 gms White Kidney Beans
  • 1/4 cup Rice cooked
  • as per taste Salt
  • as per taste Pepper Powder
  • 1 1/2 tblsp Olive Oil

To serve:

  • 4 nos Burger Buns halved
  • as required Ketchup or Mustard
  • as required Green Chutney
  • as required Onion rings
  • as required Tomato slices
  • as required Coriander Leaves chopped
  • as required Pepper Powder

How to make Spinach Burger

  • Heat 1/2 tblsp of oil in a large pan over medium flame.
  • Saute the onions for a minute.
  • Add the garlic and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add the spinach and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Transfer to a mixer jar and add the beans.
  • Blend together until well combined.
  • Transfer to a bowl along with the rice.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • Divide the mixture and make medium sized balls. Flattem them into medium patties.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a non stick frying pan.
  • Cook the patties on both sides until browned evenly.
  • To serve, toast the burger buns on a tawa.
  • Spread green chutney on one half and mustard on the other.
  • Place the cooked patty on one half.
  • Place a tomato slice and onion rings. Sprinkle some pepper powder and coriander leaves.
  • Cover with the other half and serve with ketchup at once.

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