KESARI SWEET

Very simple to cook too tasty sweet dish from South India with Semolina (rava) as main ingredient. Kesari sweet is very easy to make simple dessert as a fast food.

INGREDIENTS:                                   KESARI SWEET

  • Rava(semolina) -1 cup
  • Sugar-1 1/4 cups
  • Cashew nuts and raisins -3 tbsp (fried in ghee)
  • Water-2cups
  • Pineapple or any essence-1/4 tsp
  • Orange edible food color- a pinch
  • salt a pinch
  • Ghee- 1/2 cup
  • Cardamon- 4 to 5(well crushed)

PREPARATION:

  1. Pour few tsp of ghee in a hard bottom vessel,roast rava till it turns light brown,keep aside.
  2. Again add the remaining ghee,heat a little,add cardamon,cashews,raisins fry till nice golden brown.
  3. Add water,salt food color,when it starts boiling add the rava(semolina),and stir well without any lumps.cook on low flame for a minute.
  4. Now add the sugar slowly, just the way you added the rava, so it blends in well.
  5. Keep stirring, feel the consistency loosening by itself (the sugar gives out water).
  6. Now add 1/4 tsp cardamon powder,essence keep stirring once again till the kesari thickens.
  7. Pour the ghee generously,and stir well.Don’t let it stick to the bottom.
  8. The ghee starts oozing out on the sides.That’s the perfect time to turn off the flame.you can also add bits of any fruit of your choice.TRANSFER THE KESARI TO A GHEE COATED PLATE,PRESS EVENLY,AND SET TO COOL.
  9. When it s cool cut into any shapes you like.Or serve as such.
  10. This recipe seems to be easy,but it requires lot of practice and patience to bring in the right consistency.The measurement is the main in this recipe.If all gets right you get the most simple and relishing sweet for a sumptuous meal. KESARI
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LEMON RICE

This South Indian easy simple dish is easily put together when you are in a hurry. You can also make it with leftover rice. Lemon Rice is one of the many rice dishes which forms an integral part of  South Indian Cuisine.

It gives a flavorful, tangy twist to plain white rice.there are many varieties of rice from the South like  Coconut Rice, Yogurt/Curd Rice, Sesame Rice, Tomato Rice, Tamarind Rice…only to name a few!

Try this quick, easy recipe that is so visually appealing.and simple to make with the remaining stuff in your kitchen..

INGREDIENTS:

  • Rice -2 cups
  • Lemon juice -3 medium sized lemons
  • Ginger -1 small piece
  • Bengal gram- 1 tsp
  • Urad dal -1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds -1 tsp
  • Curry leaves -1 spring
  • Coriander leaves- a few
  • Green chillies- 2 -3
  • Oil for seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  • Fenugreek seeds,Asafoetida-1/2 tsp each
  • Dry chilly-3

PREPARATION:

  1. Grind fenugreek seeds, asafoetida, turmeric,and dry chilly to a course powder and keep aside.
  2. Take juice of lemon,cook the rice ,and cool aside (the rice should be cooked so that it never sticks together,add a teaspoon of oil while cooking).
  3. Season mustard seeds, urad dal, ginger, Bengal gram and curry leaves in oil.Saute a little followed by the grind-ed powder,green chilly,and salt to taste.
  4. Add this to rice and sprinkle juice of lemon,mix well.
  5. Sprinkle with coriander leaves and serve this mouthwatering lemon rice with any spicy side dish.
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Chicken Biryani

 Chicken Biryani Recipe

Biryani ( Briyani ) served in India on feast days and special family occasions.A classic Indian  dish made of chicken, basmati rice that is served during celebrations like wedding, anniversary,and festivals.

Chicken biryani is simply delicious food. A great one-pot rice dish that can still be served up a few days later, perfect for leftovers. Chicken Biryani ( Briyani ) is far most popular Indian rice recipe all around the globe.

Discover how to make Chicken Biryani using our easy to make Chicken Biryani easy recipes.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Basmati Rice -500 gm           CHICKEN BIRIYANI thali
  • Chicken-1/2 kg
  • Hard boiled eggs-3
  • Onions-¼ kg
  • Potatoes-¼ kg
  • Tomatoes-¼ kg
  • Shelled peas-1 cup
  • Raisins-50 gm
  • Nuts (cashew nuts, pistachios)-50 gm
  • Ghee-250 gm
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • Yogurt-3 tbls

FOR MASALA

chicken dum biryani Coriander seeds-1 tablespoon
Cumin seeds-½ teaspoon
Garam masala powder-½ teaspoon
Small bunch of coriander leaves
A few springs of mint leaves
Red chillies-3
Small piece of ginger
Garlic-3 cloves
Chillies-3 green

PREPARATION:

  1. Wash the rice and soak in water for 15 minutes.Cook separately by adding 1 1/2 cups of water for a cup of rice, along with some cardamon,cloves and cinnamon stick(2 each).
  2. Cook the rice until it breaks  while pressing in hands(3/4th). After cooked remove the rice and spread it out on a thali or a big pan.
  3. In the mean time prepare the gravy,slice onions,tomato. Slice eggs length-wise in half.Clean and cut chicken into small pieces.
  4. Wash, peel and quarter the potatoes. Grind the ingredients for masala to a smooth paste.
  5. Heat ghee in a fry pan and fry the onions until brown.Remove half and keep aside for garnish. Fry the nuts, cashews and keep aside. Add ground masala to remaining onions and fry well.
  6. Add chicken pieces, potatoes, green peas, salt to taste, yogurt, tomatoes and fry well. Add 2 cups of water and cook until all the water is absorbed,and it forms a thick gravy.

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    Chicken Biryani Preparation
  7. Put 2 tablespoons of ghee in an oven proof dish. Place a layer of cooked rice followed by a layer of chicken. Place a layer of fried onions, boiled eggs and scatter with sultanas. Repeat layers and finish with a layer of rice. Sprinkle some ghee, RAISINS, FRIED CASHEWS on last layer of rice.
  8. Place in an oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until the top gets brown. In case of stove you can keep in low flame and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from fire and mix evenly. Now Easy Recipes chicken biryani is ready and  Serve hot with spiced onion yogurt salad.

Easy chicken biryani recipes

 I am Sending this FAMILY RECIPES of mine to the event hosted by Grumpy of Grumpys honey bunch.

And also to Anita of APS -Rice event.

Easy Recipes Tips

You can make the same Easy Recipe method using the above ingredients for Fish Biryani and Mutton Biryani.

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