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Hyderabadi flavours Veg Dishes

Hyderabadi Mirch ka salan

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Aristocratic Nizams always contributed to the development of the culinary art. Their dishes are richly endowed with nuts and assorted spices and cooked in pure ghee. Hyderabadi food has to be enjoyed to be believed. The slow cooking and Dum method helps in producing rich aroma and flavours.Herad of Hyderabadi Dum ka tamatar,  Hyderabadi baby onion ka salan?The simplest Vegetable like tomato also can be turned out to be an exotic dish in Hyderabadi style of cooking. Let’s see here how it’s done.
prep time 1 hr
serves 6
Ingredients
Peanuts 1 1/2 tb
Sesame seeds 1 1/2 tb
Grated fresh Coconut 1 1/2 tb
Ghee 4 tb ( Or any oil you prefer)
Salt
Mustard seeds ¼ ts
Cumin seeds ¼ ts
Methi seeds 1/8 ts
Red chilly 3 n
Ginger garlic paste 1 ts
Curry leaves 2 sp
Cumin powder ½ ts
Coriander powder 1 ts
Chilly powder 1 tb
Onions 1 big
Turmeric pinch
Green chilly 2 n
Coriander chopped ½ b
Mint chopped ½ b
Tomatoes 4 small
Tamarind juice ¼ cup
Jaggery 1 small piece

Method
1.Dry roast peanuts, sesame seeds and coconut in a heated pan till the colour of the coconut turns light brown.Grind this into a paste in a mixie. Use some water for grinding.
2.Heat the oil in a thick bottomed vessel and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, methi seeds ,red chilly and curry leaves to it. Let the seeds crackle.
3. Add chopped onion to the pan and saute till it turns slight brown.
4. Once the onions turn brown, add Ginger garlic paste and saute well. Add turmeric pdr, red chilly pdr & coriander powder . Saute in low flame for 3 minutes.
5.Now add the ground pste to the pan and mix well on high flame for 2 minutes.
6.Add sliced green chillie, chopped coriader and mint leaves to the pan and mix well.
7.Add tamarind juice followed by jaggery and mix well.
8. Add salt & 2 cups of water and let it come to boil once followed by 30 minutes on slow fire.Cover the lid and let it cook slowly.Mix well in between .
9.Make a slit in the green chillies and deseed them. Fry the chillies slightly in 1 tsp oil.
10. Add the fried chillies to the gravy and cook covered for 10 minutes.
11. Mirch ka salan is ready to be served hot with Pulao or biriyanis.
I love it with rotis also.

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Hyderabadi flavours Veg Dishes

Hyderabadi Baingan ka salan ( Eggplant curry)

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Hyderabadis would never serve Biriyani to their guests without this great side dish. It is not even allowed to dream of biriyanis without baingan ka salan in Hyderabad. 🙂 This creamy, tangy slightly sweet and spicy gravy enhances the Biriyani experience.Recipe is given below.

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Hyderabadi Baingan ka salan

Prep time 1 hr
serves 6
Ingredients
Peanuts 1 1/2 tb
Sesame seeds 1 1/2 tb
Grated fresh Coconut 1 1/2 tb
Ghee 4 tb ( Or any oil you prefer)
Salt
Mustard seeds ¼ ts
Cumin seeds ¼ ts
Methi seeds 1/8 ts
Red chilly 3 n
Ginger garlic paste 1 ts
Curry leaves 2 sp
Cumin powder ½ ts
Coriander powder 1 ts
Chilly powder 1 tb
Onions 1 big
Turmeric pinch
Green chilly 2 n
Coriander chopped ½ tb
Mint chopped ½ tb
Baby brinjals/egg plants 6 nos
Tamarind juice ¼ cup
Jaggery 1 small piece

ts -teaspoon , tb -table spoon , n -number

1.Dry roast peanuts, sesame seeds and coconut in a heated pan till the colour of the coconut turns light brown.Grind this into a paste in a mixie. Use some water for grinding.
2.Heat the oil in a thick bottomed vessel and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, methi seeds ,red chilly and curry leaves to it. Let the seeds crackle.
3. Add chopped onion to the pan and saute till it turns slight brown.
4. Once the onions turn brown, add Ginger garlic paste and saute well. Add turmeric pdr, red chilly pdr & coriander powder . Saute in low flame for 3 minutes.
5.Now add the ground pste to the pan and mix well on high flame for 2 minutes.
6.Add sliced green chillie, chopped coriader and mint leaves to the pan and mix well.
7.Add tamarind juice followed by jaggery and mix well.
8. Add salt & 2 cups of water and let it come to boil once followed by 30 minutes on slow fire.Cover the lid and let it cook slowly.Mix well in between .
9. cut the nod of the bringals frm it’s end and the rest of the nod should remain intact.Slit the brinjal into 4 without seperating it from the nod.Deep fry them. Add these fried brinjals into the gravy and cook covered for 10 minutes.
10. Serve hot with Pulao or Biriyanis.

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Non Veg Dishes

Grilled chicken in Indian spices (OTG)

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Superbly simple! Lipsmacking !!!
Cuisine Indian
Serves 2
Ingredients
For marination
(Marinate over night for best results.)
Chicken pieces – 300 g ( Chicken breast preferred)
Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp
turmeric pdr – 1 tsp
Cumin pdr – 1/2 tsp
Lime juice – Of one big lime
Ginger garlic paste – 1 1/2 tsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Curd/ Yoyhurt – 3 tbsp
Garam masala/ Tandoori masala Pdr – 1 tbsp
Salt – to taste

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Method

  1. Mix the chicken pieces with all the above ingredients in a bowl. Rub the masalas into the meat very well with your fingers.Leave the chicken in the refrigerator overnight for marination.
    2.Take a grill pan and cover it with silver foil. Place the marinated chicken on top of the foiled pan and pour 3 tbsp oil on the meat.
  2. Pre heat the oven between 425 f  to 450 f and bake the chicken for 25 to 30 minutes on both sides until the chicken is nicely done.(Once one side of the chicken is baked for 25 minutes , you need to turn the sides of the meat and cook again for 25 minutes .)
    4.Once the chicken is cooked on both sides and it is nice, juicy and tender you need to broil the chicken for 10 minutes on each side to get a crunchy finish.
  3. Serve hot with cut lemon and onions.

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Hyderabadi flavours Non Veg Dishes

3 step method Hyderabadi Dum ka Murg -Dum Chicken

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Another Nizami delicasy. Promise you heaven on your tongue. Enjoy! 😉

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Serves 4
Cuisine Indian/Hyderabad
Preparation time 40 minutes
Ingredients
Chicken – 750 gm ( 8 pieces on bone)
ghee/oil – 1 1/2 tbsn
Bay leaves 3
Black pepper corns – 1 tb
Ginger -garlic-green chilli paste – 2 tbsp
Cashew nut paste – 3 tbsp
2 medium onions – sliced and deep fried.
yogurt – 1/2 cup
fresh cream – 1/4 cup
green cardamom pdr – 1/4 tsp
salt- to taste
Method
1. Heat ghee in a deep non stick pan.Add bay leaves and black pepper corns and saute for a minute.
2.Add chicken pieces and saute for 3 minutes.Add ginger-garlic-green chilli paste and saute for 3 minutes.
3.Add cashew nut paste, fried onion, salt , cardamom powder ,yogurt and cream to the chicken.Mix well and cook on high flame for 2 to 3 minutes.Reduce heat and cook for 20 minutes after sealing the lid .
4.Serve hot garnished with mint sprigs.

Are you a chicken lover? Then check my other posts for Dragon chicken,  Chicken Xacuti, Restaurant style Butter chicken at home,Murgh Hirwa masala,Kerala chicken stew.

You may even like Grilled chicken recipes in different spices. Hyderabadi Dum chicken is from the Nizam’s cuisine.

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Kerala Vegeterian dishes Veg Dishes

Kerala style kadala curry. ( Bengal gram masala )

Kadala curry cooked in Kerala style can be a wonderful accompaniment for rice , roti or Puttu.It is cooked in a coconut based gravy which offers a great satistaction for your taste buds.DSCN4819
Recipe (Kadala curry)
Serves 5
Ingredients
Black gram – 250 gm
Fresh grated coconut – 1/2 cup
red chilli pdr – 1/2 tbsp
coriander pdr – 1 tbsp
Garam masala/ Meat masala – 1 tsp
coriander leaves – For garnish
Curry leaves – 2 strands
Onion – 1 big (finely chopped)
Tomato – 1 small(finely chopped)
ginger – 1/2 inch piece

Method
1. Soak black gram over night or for 8 hours.
2. Cook the soaked kadala in a cooker . Add 1 1/2 cups of water, turmeric powder, salt in the cooker along with the kadala.Wait for 5 whistles and then simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Now let’s prepare the masala.
a. Heat 2 tbsp of any oil ( preferably virgin coconut oil) in a pan. Add half of the finely chopped ginger to it.Once the ginger leaves a nice fried flavour, add finely chopped onions to it. Mix well until the colour of the onion turns golden brown. Now add red chilli powder and coriander pdr. Saute well for 2 minutes.Add i strand of curry leaves to it.
b. Now it’s the time to grind this masala in a mixer with 1/4 cup of water to a fine paste.Keep this ground masala aside. Now let’s grind coconut and cumine seeds to a fine paste.
c. Add the ground masala paste to the already boiled kadala in the cooker. Mix gently and on high flame, bring it to boil.Now reduce the heat and add the ground coconut and cumin paste to the gravy and mix gently . Bring it to boil . Stir continuously .Add garam masala now.Now let it simmer for 3 minutes. Add the remaining curry leaf strand and coriander leaves to it.
4. Transfer the kadala curry which is ready now in the cooker to a serving dish.
5. For seasoning, heat 1 tbsp oil in a small pan. Add mustard seeds, red chillies and curry leaves to it.Please make sure that the mustard seeds crackle fully.
6. ENJOY this heavenly dish with Puttu, rice or even roti.

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Kerala Vegeterian dishes South Indian veg Veg Dishes

Malabar parippu (Yellow lentils Kerala style)

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This dish will be a great accompaniment for rice as well as rotis. Malabar is the northern part of Kerala, where I belong to. The way yellow lentils are cooked in this part of Kerala is very different from other preparations. And let me tell you another secret behind the dish. If you are trying to lose weight and add that extra glow on your face, I strongly recommend this dish for you. The coconut used in preparation, gets you the glow and the fibre from lentils (dal) and coconut takes out that extra fat from you. The amount of oil used in the preparation is very minimal.With all these benefits, you can enjoy great taste also. Try out the dish today itself .Here’s the recipe for you!
Ingredients
Yellow lentils – 250 gm ( Tuvar dal, sambar parippu)
red chilli pdr – 1/2 tsp
turmeric pdr – 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
curry leaves – 2 strands
Greated fresh coconut – 1 cup
Onion – 1 big
Red chillies – 2 nos

( Grind 3/4 cup freshly grated coconut with cumin seeds and keep aside.You need to use thix mix in to the lentils once cooked )
Method
1. Add enough water to lentils to cook smoothly in a cooker. Add turmeric and red chilli powders along with the lentils.( 5 whistles )
2. Once lentils are cooked , open the cooker lid and add the coconut and geera paste from the mixie to the cooked lentils.
3. Mix gently with a spoon and check the consistency. U can add more water according to your preferred consistency.
4. Place the cooker on high flame with the lid open and bring the lentils to boil for 3 minutes.
5. Parippu malabar style is ready and waiting for the seasoning.Seasoning decides the taste of this dish . So, do it carefully.
Seasoning
1. Fry chopped onion and 1/4 cup grated coconut to dark brown. Add red chilli whole and curry leaves in to it. Pour the whole thing straight out of flame to the cooked lentils
2. Crackle mustard seeds in 1 tspn oil and add that too in to the gravy.

Planning to surprise your family with Kerala vegeterian dishes or even Sadya? Then my other posts on Sambar , Avial , Koottu curry, Pachadi, Parippu curry,Puli inji and Payasam will do the magic for you!:)

 

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Dragon chicken -Indo Chinese style

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It is a very simple dish which is originally from china but made suitable for Indian palettes with the usage of ginger garlic paste and red chillies. It is totally yummy and awesomely simple to cook.The vibrant red colour brings the dish this unique name.It is a personal hit at my kitchen too. Specially when you have a Yo-Yo type teenage boy at home, I suggest this dish for you as he is gonna give that rare compliment you are badly craving for; ” Cool mom” 😉

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Preparation time      30 minutes

Cuisine                        Chinese

Ingredients
For marination
Chicken – 500 gm (preferably boneless breast)
Ginger garlic paste – 1 1/2 tbsp
Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
Egg white – of 1 egg
Soy sauce – 1 tsp
Corn flour – 3 to 4 tbsp

Ingredients While cooking
Finely chopped ginger – 1/2 tbsp
finely chopped garlic – 1/2 tbsp
Red chilli flakes – 1 tsp
Soya sauce – 1 tbsp
Spring onions – 1 stalk
oil – For deep frying
Tomato sauce – 3 tbsp

Are you a chicken lover? Then check my other posts for Dragon chicken,  Chicken Xacuti, Restaurant style Butter chicken at home,Murgh Hirwa masala,Kerala chicken stew.

You may even like Grilled chicken recipes in different spices. Hyderabadi Dum chicken is from the Nizam’s cuisine.

Method
1. Marinate the chicken pieces in the ingradients mentioned above for 30 minutes.
2.Deep fry the marinated chicken to golden brown. Do not over fry as chicken piece may turn hard.Drain the fried pieces on a tissue.
3. Heat a pan on flame and add 2 tbsp of your preferred oil. Add finely chopped ginger and garlic pieces to it and saute for 2 minutes.
4. Add red chilli flakes ( you can even use red chilli powder) and mix well on low flame for few seconds.
5.Add soya sauce and tomato sauce to the pan.
Now it’s the time to add the fried chicken pieces to the pan.
6. Mix well and saute for 3 minutes on high flame. You can add spring onions to it now.Spring onions need not be cooked too much as it may lose the colour and flavour.
7. Your dragon chicken is ready. Transfer it to a serving dish and garnish with green onions .
8. Now it’s the time for the most important ingredient of the dish. And it’s the beautiful smile you already have on your lips. 🙂

Are you a chicken lover? Then check my other posts for Dragon chicken,  Chicken Xacuti, Restaurant style Butter chicken at home,Murgh Hirwa masala,Kerala chicken stew.

You may even like Grilled chicken recipes in different spices. Hyderabadi Dum chicken is from the Nizam’s cuisine.