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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Mushroom Cup Biryani

2 cups Basmati rice (soaked for 20-25 mins)

1 cup of White Mushroom (Sliced- fry it in butter or oil and keep it separate)
2 cloves
1 cardamom
1/2" cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
1 small Star Anise
1/2 tbsp Butter
3 cups Water
2 tbsp Garam Masala powder
2 Green Chillies (Slit)
1/2 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
1 tsp Red Chilli powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
1 cup tomato puree
1 cup chopped onions
½ onion (thinly sliced & fried golden brown for garnishing)
2-3 tbsp chopped Cilantro (coriander)
6 tbsp olive Oil


In a deep pressure cooker Pan, add olive Oil, Now Add Clove, Cinnamon stick, cardamom, bay leaf, Star Anise one by one.
Once it spatters, add chopped Onion fry until truns pinks & now add green chillies, tomato puree and ginger garlic paste .
After a while add the fried sliced mushrooms, soaked rice (3 cups of water is must) and rest all ingredients such as red chilli, turmeric and coriander, garam masala powder and salt.
Before closing the cooker lid add little butter.

Garnish with chopped Cilantro & fried onions and serve hot with raita.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Banana & pomegranate Milky Shake

Main Ingredients

Banana: 2 (large, peeled and broken into chunks )

Pomegranate: 1

Milk: 2 Glass

Cream: 2 tbsp.

Sugar: as per requirement

Vanilla essence


Extract the juice of pomegranate by separating the seeds.

Blend banana chunks with sugar, when it turns into thick paste add milk, vanilla essence.

In the final blending add cream and pomegranate juice

Then you get to see this banana –pomegranate milky shake.

Simple yet taste splendid

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Mushroom Palak Masala

Main Ingredient Mushroom and Palak


1. 10- 12 white mushrooms

2. Bunch of green palak

3. 1 – Big sized Onion ( finely chopped )

4. ½ cup ginger garlic paste

5. 2 Big size tomatoes ( chop them or make puree out of it )

6. 1 large cup Coconut Milk

7. Olive Oil : As per requirement

8. 2-3 tbsp. cream

9. Cilantro : handful

10. Salt : as per taste

Ingredients for Masala

Dry Long Chillies: 4-5

Coriander Seeds: 3- 4 tbsp

Black pepper seeds; 1 tbsp

Cloves: 1-2

Cinnamon: 1 -2 stick

Star anise:

Cardamom powder: pinch

(Fry above ingredients in a pan and make a fine powder)

Method to prepare

1. After washing palak chop them finely and keep aside

2. Slice the mushroom , wash& keep aside

3. Heat the pan and add the olive oil

4. Fry chopped onion, once it turn pink add ginger /garlic paste. Sauté until ginger garlic, onion are done.

5. now fry the sliced mushroom , add required water and close the lid,

6. After 6-8 minutes add the chopped green palak .

7. When both mushroom & palak are cooked softly, add tomatoes, coconut milk, masala powder and salt.

8. Close the lid , let it cook for 8-10 minutes

9. Before switching off the stove add the cream and garnish it with cilantro

Serve hot with roti, chapthi or with jeera rice

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Hello my dear blog friends, we all have had experience of having school friends, college friends, colleague as friends, neighbour as friends and so many different kinds of friends in our lives. But when I started this blog I never had an idea that am going to get so many blog friends from all around the world.

Since this blog was introduced by one of my best friend Roopika Prabhu, who is USA. So I want to dedicate this AUGUST month for my blog friends,

I have decided all recipe posted by me in the month of AUGUST will be to all my blog friends.

Wish you all a very happy friendship month