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Nankatai

2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup ghee 1 cup powdered sugar 2 tbsp rawa 1 tsp vanilla essence ¾ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp cardamom powder Directions Add the baking powder, cardamom and rawa to the flour and mix well. Keep aside. Take a bowl and beat sugar and ghee well until smooth and […]

Palak Dal

Palak Dal 1 cup tuvar Dal 2 bunches Palak 1 onion chopped 3 cloves garlic chopped 1” ginger chopped 1 green chilli slit into half 1 tomato chopped 2 tbsp coriander leaves ¼ tsp turmeric powder ½ tsp jeera ½ tsp red chilli powder Pinch of asfoetida Oil/ghee for seasoning Salt Wash well the palak […]

Fish Biryani

½ kg. fish fillet (surmai, hamour) 3 cups Basmati rice 4 onions sliced 2 green chillies 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste ½  cup yoghurt 1 tsp coriander powder ½ tsp cumin powder ½ tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp red chilli powder ½ tsp spice powder or garam masala Coriander and mint leaves 2 tbsp white […]

Beetroot Raita

1 medium Beetroot grated 2 cups curds ½ tsp Chaat masala ¼ tsp pepper powder Few mint leaves chopped finely Salt to taste Directions: Beat curds well in a bowl.   Add all the above ingredients and mix well. Grate the raw beetroot finely and mix it along with the curds.

Tomato Chicken

Tomato Chicken

Ingredients 1kg Chicken Grind the following coarsely 5 big garlic flakes 1” ginger 3 tomatoes (blanched in hot water and skinned) 1 big onion 2 sprigs mint leaves Half bunch coriander leaves Dry Roast & powder the following 1 tsp jeera 1tbsp coriander seeds 8 kashmiri chillies 1tsp badisep/fennel seeds 1 cardamom ½” cinnamon 3 […]

Semolina & Mango Pudding

Ingredients 1 tin (397gm) nestle sweetened condensed milk ½ cup(80gm) fine semolina 2½ cups water 2 eggs 3 tablespoons raisins ½ cup flaked almonds 1 tablespoon rose water 1 tablespoon blossom water  500 ml thick mango juice ¼ cup sugar 3 tablespoons corn flour Directions In a medium vessel, place water and condensed milk. Stir […]

Meat Puff

Meat Puff

Ingredients ¼ kg beef or lamb minced meat ½ cup finely chopped carrot ½ cup frozen green peas 1 tsp ginger garlic paste 2 tsp tomato paste 1 tsp red chilli powder or black pepper powder 2 finely chopped onion 2 tsp oil 1 packet readily available puff pastry sheets Directions: Heat oil in a […]

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