Mix Ginger Garlic paste, Chilli powder, Curd & Salt into bowl. Add Chicken into bowl and marinate for 4hours. Marination will ensure all flavors goes inside the chicken and tastes slightly better. This is optional step
Boil 3 liter water with 1Tbsp salt
Once water started boiling. Don’t add rice before water starts boiling.
Add Rice and boil only for 2mins or max 3mins – depending on rice (this is good enough to start dum process)
Drain water and keep the partially cooked rice. Also keep the water for Dum process
Biriyani Cooking Method
In big sauce pan (see picture) add oil and onions and fry them till brown.
Add Cilantro and Mint and continue to fry them. Sauté for 1min.
Add full green chilli & add Salt. Sauté for 1min
Add Red chili power now, to get better coloring and the colors will spread evenly via oil. Continue Sauté for 1min
Add ginger garlic paste and continue sauté for 1min
Add curd and continue sauté for 1min
Add Tomato and continue sauté for 1min
Add Water (800ml)
Close it with Tight lid
Keep it in low flame for 5mins slow cooking. Now start the rice precooking process
Add chicken now and cook for 2mins
DUM Process: Add Precooked rice (instruction below) and boil for 15mins in low flame (slow cook process). Close it with Tight lid and add weight on top.
Open and check whether rice is fully cooked. Add 5mins, if rice is under cooked.
Notes: I find biriyani taste even better the next day morning.
I have been trying to replicate my favorite Pizza hut Chicken wings and this is the closest I could replicate. I prefer oven baked rather than oil fried as oven baked is relatively healthier. This is a simple recipe and can be done in 30-40mins. I have used the masala powder available in our kitchen and will try to add equivalent of what I have used.
Chicken Wings – 2 Pounds
Siracha – 2 Tsp
Paprika – ½ Tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 Tsp
Aachi Fish Masala – ½ Tsp
Mexican Chilli Powder / Tajin Classic Seasoning – ½ Tsp
Lime – 1 No (or 2 Tsp juice)
Hot Sauce – ½ Tsp
Wing Sauce (Optional)– 2 Tsp
Salt – 2 Tsp
Mix all above items in a bowl and apply marination evenly on the chicken wings. It’s recommended to keep the chicken marinated for 4hours in fridge – however if you are in hurry or planned last minute, you can keep it only for 30mins and start cooking.
Fish fry in oven baked is healthy alternative to fully oil fried and get almost same taste. Salmon has lot of health benefits – rich in Vitamin-D, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, several sources of Vitamin-B, Potassium.
Total Time: 10 Mins Prep + 30 Mins Cooking
Salmon Fillet – 1.5 Pounds
Ginger Garlic Paste– 2 Tbsp.
Siracha Sauce– 2 Tbsp.
Coriander Powder– ½ Tbsp.
Dried Green Chili Powder – ½ Tbsp.
Aachi Fish Fry Masala – 2 Tbsp.
Olive Oil – 2 Tbsp.
Salt – as needed
Mix all items into bowl and prepare marination. Add half cup of water so that Marination is not so thick
Marinate Fish for 2 hours (minimum 30mins)
Preheat oven for 375 Degree
Apply olive oil into cast iron girdle and place fish fillet
In oven, cook one side for 15mins (in bake)
Take out after 20mins and apply olive oil on and flip/turn the fish
Cook for another 10mins
Take out after total of 30mins of cooking, and apply left over marination on both sides for broiling.
Broil each side for 2 or 3 mins each side, depending on your roast level preference.
Note: With total cooking time of 30mins + 6mins, the fish will be ‘well-done’, if you prefer medium cooked – try reducing to 20mins+6mins broiling
Veggie noodle soup is healthy recipe since lot of fresh vegetables are part of this and it’s our family favorite. The preparation is very simple. There are two variations – this can be taken as soup or with noodles depending on your preference and need. Preparation time 30-40mins.
Bok-Choy – 2 Cups
Mushroom – 2 Cups
Carrot – 1 Nos
Beans – 2 Cups
Jalapeno Chili Dried – ¼ Chili (Yes, don’t add full – just a quarter)
PF Chang Hakka Noodle Packet
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 Tbsp.
Egg Whites (Optional)
Veggie Soup Mix (2 Tbsp.)
Salt – as needed
Add Noodle and salt and Boil in container for 10-15mins. Once it’s cooked strain water and add cold water so that noodle is not over cooked.
Veggie Soup Preparation
Cut all veggies in medium size (Radish into 4, beans cut into 5-7, mushroom by 4)
In container add water, veggies and salt – boil for 15mins
Now add ginger garlic, dried Jalapeno and Veggie soup mix powder and boil soup for another 10mins
When soup is almost done, optionally, pour egg whites directly into boiling soup and egg will cook in the soup in few mins (2-5mins)
Now soup can be taken as is, or with Noodles.
If you want Noodle soup, just add the prepared noodles
Add all powders into bowl with Lime Juice & Tabasco and mix well as paste. No need to add water. Add Lamb chops ensure paste is applied evenly thorough the meat. Keep meat in Fridge for 2hrs – 4hrs for marination.
Preheat oven to 375 degree
Apply oil in Cast Iron griddle or Baking tray and place marinated lamb chops and apply oil again on the top of the meat. I prefer Cast Iron instead of baking tray – because the heat is maintained after cooking.
Bake the Lamb Chops for 20minutes
Turn the meat to other side.
Bake for another 15minutes
Typically Lamb Chops will be done in 35minutes total, but always check before starting broiling. Cook time, depends upon the size. Thickness of Chops I used is half inch.
Apply left over marination paste one top of the meat and apply oil.
Broil one side for 3-4minutes and take it out for applying paste on other side.
Note: Broiling time depends on the thickness of meat. Sometime will be done in 2mins, keep checking via Glass door to ensure it doesn’t burn.
There will be paste on the grill/pan which is roasted well & cooked, feel free take and apply them in meat along with broil paste. Do this step only if the paste on the cooking grill is not burned.
Turn all meat to other side, apply left over marination and spray oil