Pulao Rice with Saffron Fried Chicken

Ingredients for Chicken stock:

  1. Chicken (whole) 1 kg.
  2. Ginger garlic paste 2 tbsp.
  3. Salt 2  tbsp.
  4. Water 6 cups

Ingredients for frying Chicken:

  1. Chat masala 2 tsp.
  2. Lemon juice 4 tbsp.
  3. Saffron 4-5 threads
  4. Carrots (shredded) 1/2 cup
  5. Pistachio 1 tbsp. (optional)
  6. Oil 3 tbsp.

Indredients for Pulao Rice:

  1. Rice 3-4 cups
  2. Onions (sliced) 2
  3. Oil 4 tbsp.
  4. Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp.
  5. Cumin seeds 1 tsp.
  6. All spice powder (Garam masala powder) 2 tsp.

Method:

For chicken stock:

  • Add chicken with ginger garlic paste, salt and water to a pot.
  • Put on fire.
  • When it starts to boil reduce the heat and let it cook on low heat for 25-30 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the stock and keep aside both the chicken stock and the chicken.

For frying chicken:

  • Mix all spice powder, chat masala, saffron and lemon juice together in a bowl.
  • Rub this paste on the boiled chicken.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Shallow fry the chicken from all the sides till it gets brown.
  • Add pistachio and shredded carrots.
  • Fry for 1 more minute.

For Pulao Rice:

  • Soak rice for half an hour.
  • In a separate pan or pot heat oil.
  • Add onions and fry till golden brown.
  • Put ginger garlic paste and fry for few seconds.
  • Add the chicken stock, cumin seeds and all spice powder.
  • When it starts to to boil add soaked rice (salt and water if required more to cook the rice).
  • Cook on high heat till the water dries up.
  • Lower the heat put fried chicken on top with the pistachio and all masala with the oil.
  • Cook on steam or dum for 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve hot with raita.

Garlic Rice

Garlic Rice

Ingredients:

  1. Boiled rice 3 cups
  2. Garlic (chopped) 1 tbsp.
  3. Spring onions (green part chopped) 2 tbsp.
  4. Fresh coriander (chopped) 2 tbsp.
  5. Whole dried red chillies 5-6
  6. Oil 2 tbsp.
Garlic Rice with Chicken Manchurian

Method:

  • Heat oil in a wok.
  • Add garlic and whole dried red chillies.
  • Fry for 1 minute.
  • Put boiled rice, chopped fresh coriander and spring onions.
  • Toss or mix well.
  • Take out in a dish.
  • Serve with Chicken Manchurian.

Prawns Pulao (Prawns Tahari)

Prawns Pulao

Ingredients:

  1. Prawns 1 kg.
  2. Tomatoes (sliced) 4
  3. Onions (sliced) 3
  4. Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp.
  5. Red chilli powder 1 1/2 tsp.
  6. Crushed red chilli 1 tsp.
  7. Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp.
  8. Coriander powder 1 1/2 tsp.
  9. Salt 3 tsp.
  10. Whole black pepper 10
  11. Cloves 8
  12. Cinnamon 1/2 inch piece
  13. Black cardamom 2
  14. Cumin seeds 1 tsp.
  15. Potatoes quarted  4
  16. Rice 4 cups
  17. Oil 1/2 cup

Method:

  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add onions cook till brown.
  • Put tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, crushed red chilli, salt, coriander powder and turmeric powder.
  • Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add potatoes.
  • Cover and cook till the tomatoes are soft and oil comes out.
  • Add 4 cups water, cloves, whole black pepper, cumin seeds, black cardamom, cinnamon and cardamom.
  • Bring to boil and cook for another 10 minutes or till the potatoes are soft.
  • Add prawns and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Soak rice for half an hour.
  • Wash and add soaked rice to the prawns.
  • Add more water if needed to cook the rice.
  • When the water dries up lower the heat and cook on low flame (dum)  for 15 minutes.
  • Take out in a dish and serve with raita, vegetable salad and fried green chillies.

Chicken Kunna

Chicken Kunna

Ingredients:

  1. Chicken 1 kg.
  2. Onion (sliced) 1
  3. Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp.
  4. Salt 1 1/2 tsp.
  5. Red Chilli powder 3 tsp.
  6. Coriander powder 1 1/2 tsp.
  7. Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp.
  8. Black cumin 1/4 tsp.
  9. Oil 1 cup
  10. Flour 3 tbsp.

Method:

  • Heat oil in a clay pot.
  • Add onions, ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt.
  • Put little water so masala doesn’t get burnt.
  • Fry for little while than add chicken.
  • Mix well.
  • Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes on medium heat till water dries up.
  • Add 3-4 cups water.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Mix flour in little water and add it to the pot.
  • Stir, cover and cook for another 15 minutes.
  • Add black cumin and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Take out in a dish and serve with naan.

Mushrooms and Sausages on Toast

Mushrooms and Sausages on Toast

Ingredients:

  1. Chicken sausages (roughly chopped)  3
  2. Button mushrooms (roughly chopped)  3
  3. Bread slices 3
  4. Black pepper (crushed) a pinch
  5. Oil few drops
  6. Cheddar cheese (grated) 3 tbsp.
  7. Oregano as required

Method:

  • Add oil, chopped mushrooms and sausages to a pan.
  • Sprinkle crushed black pepper on top.
  • Saute them.
  • Spread on the bread slices equally.
  • Cover it with the grated cheddar cheese.
  • Sprinkle oregano on top.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 3 minutes.
  • Take them out.
  • Remove the edges.
  • Cut them from the center to get rectangular shape.
  • Place them in a dish.
  • Serve with tomato ketchup.

Murgh Cholay ( Chicken with Chickpeas)

Ingredients:

  1. Chicken (whole cut in 4 or 8 pieces) 1 kg.
  2. Chickpeas 1/2 kg.
  3. Baking soda a pinch
  4. Salt 1 1/2 tsp.
  5. Red chilli powder 2 tsp.
  6. All spice powder (garam masala powder) 1 tsp.
  7. Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp.
  8. Green chillies (chopped) 2
  9. Fresh coriander (chopped) 2 tbsp.
  10. Oil 6 tbsp.

Method:

  • Soak chickpeas in water with baking soda for 5-6 hours.
  • Wash and boil them in fresh water till tender.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add chicken, ginger garlic paste, salt, red chilli powder all spice powder.
  • Mix, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add boiled chickpeas and 3 cups water.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Cover and cook for 30 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add more water if required.
  • Sprinkle chopped green chillies and fresh coriander.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Take out in dish.
  • Serve with bread or naan.

Mushroom and Cheese Omelette

Ingredients:

  1. Eggs 2
  2. Button mushrooms (sliced) 4
  3. Cheddar cheese (grated) 1 tbsp.
  4. Green chillies (chopped) 2
  5. Fresh coriander (chopped) 1 tsp.
  6. Salt a pinch
  7. Black pepper crushed 1/4 tsp.
  8. Oil 1 tsp.

Method:

  • Beat the eggs with salt (a pinch) and pepper.
  • Heat oil in a non stick frying pan.
  • Pour beaten eggs.
  • Cook until the egg is almost set.
  • Then top with the grated cheese, sliced mushrooms, chopped fresh coriander and green chillies.
  • Fold the egg in semi circle.
  • Cook for few seconds.
  • Flip and cook the other side.
  • Take out in a dish.
  • Serve with any bread.