Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Kerala Porotta

All purpose flour - 500 gm
Egg -1 no.
Water - 400 ml
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 cup

  1. Mix flour, water, egg and salt. Knead well and make soft dough.
  2. Apply oil to the dough and cover it with a wet towel and keep for 1 hr.
  3. Divide the dough to small balls.
  4. Cover these balls with a wet towel and wait for 10 mins
  5. Clean the kitchen counter top and apply oil on the top of it.
  6. Roll the ball using rolling pin or spread the ball with hands
  7. Stretch as maximum as possible.
  8. Apply oil on its surface.
  9. Make small pleats and starting from one end swirl the pleated dough.
  10. Make the pleated dough flat by pressing with our palm.
  11. Take a frying pan and thaw both sides of the porotta until cooked.
  12. Once the porottas are ready, stack and beat from sides.
  13. Delicious Porottas are ready and can be served with chicken, mutton, beef, egg curries.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mutton Biriyani


For Green Mix:
Green Chilly - 6 no.s
Garlic - 7 to 10 no.s
Ginger - 2" length
Fennel Seed - 1/2 t spoon
Coriander leaves - few
The above ingredients should be grounded to make a paste.

For Marinating Mutton:
Mutton/ Goat meat - 500 gm (Wash Mutton well with turmeric and salt before marinating)
Turmeric Powder - 1 t spoon
Meat Masala Powder - 2 table spoon
Green Mix - 1 t spoon
Salt - to taste

For Mutton Masala:
Onion - 3 no.s (Medium)
Tomato - 2 no.s (Medium)
Yogurt - 1 table spoon
Mint Leaves - few
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - few
Garam Masala Powder - 1 t spoon
Turmeric Powder - a pinch
Salt - to taste
Cooking Oil - 2 tb spoon
Ghee - 1/2 tb spoon

For Rice:
Basmati /Jeera Rice - 2 1/2 Cups
Water - 5 cups
Salt - to taste
Ghee - 2 table spoon
Lemon juice of half lemon

For Garnishing:
Cashew nuts - few
Raisins - few
Onion - 1 small sliced lengthwise
Garam Masala - 1 t spoon
Chopped Coriander leaves - few
Ghee - 1 tb spoon

  1. Marinate the chopped mutton pieces with all ingredients specified under For Marinating Mutton and set aside for 1 hour.
  2. Heat ghee, oil and add the sliced onions and saute well till translucent.
  3. Add Salt and a pinch of turmeric.
  4. Add sliced tomatoes and marinated mutton pieces together with remaining Green Mix. Add Yogurt also. Stir well together. Add 1 cup of water. Pressure cook for 8 whistles.
  5. Add Mint leaves, Curry leaves and Garam Masala Powder and mix well and keep aside. The mutton masala is ready now.
  6. Take a big sauce pan and add ghee. Add the cleaned & dried rice and fry it until the rice become crispy. Add water, salt and lemon juice. Close the pan with a lid and cook.
  7. Once the rice is cooked, keep it aside and make a small well in the middle of rice and add prepared mutton masala and cover it with the rice around.
  8. Take a small pan and add ghee. Fry cashews, raisins, sliced onions.
  9. Garnish the prepared mutton biriyani with cashews, raisins, sliced onions, garam masala powder, coriander leaves.
  10. Cover the pan of prepared mutton biriyani with a lid and keep a vessel of hot water on the top of the lid and keep it for dum. Now the Delicious mutton biriyani is ready to eat.