Monday, July 21, 2014

Corn Biryani Recipe

Corn Biryani Recipe

Rice, itself is a complete food, but when combined with corn and other veggies, makes an extremely delicious dish, just called as corn biryani....

Corn - 1 cup
Basmati rice - 2 cups
Onion -1 large ( cut lengthwise)
Tomato - 2 (finely chopped)
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp.
Green chili - 3 (chopped)
Oil -3 tbsp.
Ghee - 3 tbsp.
Coconut milk/Yogurt - 1 cup
Water -3 cups
Salt - to taste
Chilly powder - 2 tsp.
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup (chopped)
Mint leaves - 1/4 cup (chopped)
Whole Garam Masala
(Bay leaf - 1, Cinnamon Stick- 2, Cloves -5, Cardamoms -3)

How to make corn biryani:-

  • Soak 2 cups of Basmati rice for at least half an hour. Drain the water and keep aside.
  • In a heavy deep vessel heat oil and ghee together and fry bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom.
  • Add onions and sauté till golden brown. 
  • When onions turn slightly brown add ginger garlic paste and tomatoes. Sauté till it becomes a paste.
  • Next add chopped green chili, chopped coriander and mint leaves.
  • Now add the corn kernels along with turmeric powder, chili powder, yogurt/coconut milk and salt.
  • Sauté everything until it thickens to a gravy consistency.
  • Add this gravy to the (soaked and drained) rice along with 3 cups of water and mix well. Check for salt and cook it in a rice cooker.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Pizza Sauce Recipe

Pizza Sauce


 Pizza sauce is very important and helpful ingredient, while making any pizza.

8 dried red chilies
1 tsp tomato ketchup
2 tbsp fresh tomato paste
4 cloves garlic
1/2 inch ginger
1 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp sugar
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Salt to taste

How to make Pizza Sauce:-
·         In a grinding bowl combine dried red chilies, garlic, ginger, dried basil, sugar and little bit of water.

·         Blend until smooth.

·         In a large bowl add tomato ketchup, tomato paste, ground red chili paste, salt and black pepper.

·         Stir in onion powder and oregano.

·         Mix well and leave to set at least for 2 hours to blend all the flavors.

·         Spread over pizza base and make your favorite pizzas.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Baby Corn Masala Curry

Baby Corn Masala Curry


  Baby corn, a magical ingredient makes every dish very special. Enjoy this magical ingredient in the form of masala curry.

Baby Corn 1 Kg peeled.
4 Tomatoes
3 Onion
Roasted Groundnut powder (fine ground) one cup.
Salt 1 tsp.
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp.
Chopped Coriander Leaves 1/4 cup
Chili Powder 1 tsp.
Seasoning - Onion seeds, Mustard seeds, Fenugreek seeds
Saunf and Jeera 1/4 tsp. each
Cooking oil
2 tsp.


How to make Baby Corn Masala Curry:-

·         Cut Baby corn into one inch pieces.

·         Add one teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder and pressure cook in 4 tea cups of water for 10 minutes (until it
becomes soft).

·         Puree 4 tomatoes. Grind onion into a paste.

·         Keep the 'kadai' on the fire. Put 2 table spoons of oil. When hot, add the seasoning and after the seasoning splutters, add the ground onion and sauté.

·         Add the tomato puree and cook for a few minutes. Add the chili powder and powdered groundnuts and again cook for a few minutes.

·         Add the cooked baby corn and boil for five minutes. Add salt to taste. Sprinkle cut coriander before serving hot.

·         Serve with Parathas and Poories.