How to make Karahi Chicken | Chicken Curry Recipe Kadhai Chicken

Chicken is my husbands favourite ingredient and he loves curry so its obvious that I make this Kadhai chicken for him often. Kadhai Chicken is a flavourful curry with a blend of various spices. You can enjoy this dish with naan, roti, rice or parantha. Kadhai dishes usually also include bell peppers. Although Kadhai referes to a kind of dish ( sort of Wok) in which the dish is made, you can prepare it in any pan/skillet that you have in your kitchen. Here is a recipe for Kadhai Masala Spice Mix.

Ingredients/ Method for the Recipe

400 gms boneless/skinless chicken
1 cup bell peppers of your choice chopped in bite size pieces
oil for cooking
1 bay leaf
1 cinnamon stick
Salt per taste ( 1 tsp worked for us)
2-3 tomatoes
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 onion chopped
Cilantro for garnish
1 tsp dried Fenugreek Leaves
2 tbsp greek yogurt/ Whipping cream or sour cream
optional- Green chillies (chopped)- your choice seeded or deseeded
To prepare Kadhai Masala/Spice blend
(masala would be enough to prepare 1-2 curry dishes)

12-15 Black peppercorn
5-6 green cardamom pods
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1.5 tbsp coriander seeds
5-6 cloves
You can also grind bay leaf and cinnamon stick or use them as such in your dish
Dry roast all your whole spices and then grind them to make a powder (masala) and you it in your dishes ( towards the end of the preparation method)

In a wok, add oil. Let oil become hot and Fry bay leaf and cinnamon stick for 30 secs.
Add ginger-garlic paste and onions. Mix well. Give a minute or two and add salt, turmeric and red chilli powder. Mix well. Cook until onions are no longer raw and change color. About 3-4 mins
Add chillies and tomatoes. Mix well. Cook until tomatoes reduce in volume and no longer raw. This will take 4-5 mins on med heat.
Add chicken. Let it cook for another 2-3 mins and then bell peppers. We dont want peppers to wilt completely. They should maintain some of their crunch. Add some water. Cover and cook until chicken is no longer raw.
Add kadhai masala, Yogurt and fenugreek leaves.
Garnish with cilantro leaves. Mix well and serve.

Easy Fruit Quinoa Salad| Quick Lunch Ideas

Need Light lunch? Try this yummy Fruit Quinoa salad.

Ingredients/ Method

1 cup quinoa
1 small chopped apple
1 cup of strawberry and pineapple
1/2 cup dry fruit of choice ( we used pecan and walnuts)
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp blueberry syrup/ or maple syrup
Salt and pepper
1/2 tsp cinnamon

-Fry apples with a little bit of oil. Add in dry fruit. Mix in quinoa. Add other fruit. Add cinnamon, salt, pepper and drizzle blue berry syrup on top. Enjoy.

Easy Veg Chowmein Recipe | Quick Dinner Ideas

Interested in quick, easy, tasty noodles recipe to make at home for your family for dinner or snack, well then check this recipe out. One of my all time favourites. I love it because I get my fix of vegetables as well as noodles with it.
Here are some of our other favourite Noodle recipes that we are sure you will enjoy.

Ingredients:

300 gms of Noodles of your choice. I used Chowmein ( a local brand)
2-3 cup veggies ( I used celery, carrots, onions, mushrooms and peppers)
2-3 tbsp veg oil
2-3 tbsp soy sauce
2-3 tbsp vinegar
2-3 tbsp tomato Ketchup
1 tsp salt
1 tsp blak pepper
1/2 cup sliced onion
250 gms Tofu + soy sauce to season it
1 tbsp each of ginger and garlic crushed
Optional- 1-2 tbsp hot sauce/ garlic chilli sauce

Begin by boiling noodles and set them aside.
In a wok saute your veggies and add seasoning and sauces. Add sesame seeds and sesame oil towards the end and mix in with the noodles. Serve hot.

How to make Mango Kulfi | 3 ingredients only Mango Ice cream Recipe

Mango ice cream is a perfect summer treat and this recipe calls for only 3 ingredients. Who doesn’t like easy homemade mango Kulfi.

Ingredients (Serves 2-3)

3/4 cup Condensed Milk
1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
1 cup mango chunks

Method:

1. Put mango chunks in a blender. Add Condensed milk and cardamom powder.
4. Blend everything together and pour it in popsicle moulds, plastic cups or a container.
5. Let freeze overnight or atleast 4-6 hrs. Once frozen, take out from the freezer, remove from the mould and serve the way you desire.

If you like ice creams then also do try this Kesar Badam Kulfi – Almond Icecream infused with saffron.. Oh so decadent and delicious.

Kesar Badam Kulfi Recipe

Kadhai Mushroom Recipe | How to make Kadhai Mushroom Curry

Kadhai Mushroom is a flavourful curry with a blend of various spices. You can enjoy this dish with naan, roti, rice or parantha. Kadhai dishes usually also include bell peppers. Although Kadhai referes to a kind of dish ( sort of Wok) in which the dish is made, you can prepare it in any pan/skillet that you have in your kitchen.

Ingredients/ Method for the Recipe

300 gms Mushrooms
1 cup bell peppers of your choice chopped in bite size pieces
oil for cooking
1 bay leaf
1 cinnamon stick
Salt per taste ( 1 tsp worked for us)
2-3 pureed tomato
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 onion chopped
Cilantro for garnish
1 tsp dried Fenugreek Leaves
2 tbsp greek yogurt/ Whipping cream or sour cream

To prepare Kadhai Masala/Spice blend

(masala would be enough to prepare 1-2 curry dishes)

12-15 Black peppercorn
5-6 green cardamom pods
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1.5 tbsp coriander seeds
5-6 cloves
You can also grind bay leaf and cinnamon stick or use them as such in your dish
Dry roast all your whole spices and then grind them to make a powder (masala) and you it in your dishes ( towards the end of the preparation method)

In a wok, add oil. Let oil become hot and Fry bay leaf and cinnamon stick for 30 secs.
Add ginger-garlic paste and onions. Mix well. Give a minute or two and add salt, turmeric and red chilli powder. Mix well. Cook until onions are no longer raw and change color.
Add tomatoes puree. Mix well. Cover and cook until tomatoes reduce in volume and no longer raw. This will take 4-5 mins on med heat.
Add mushrooms. Let them cook for another 2 mins and then bell peppers. We dont want peppers to wilt completely. They should maintain some of their crunch.
Add kadhai masala, Yogurt and fenugreek leaves.
Garnish with cilantro leaves. Mix well and serve.

If you like Mushrooms, also try some of our other favourite mushroom recipes:

1. Punjabi Mushroom Curry
2. Mushroom Paneer Masala
3. Tofu Mushroom Fry
4. Mushroom Matar Recipe
5. Mushroom Soup Recipe

3 Easy Ice cream Recipes with 3 ingredients only | Summer Recipes

Summer is here and so its time to enjoy summer treats like tasty homemade icecreams a.k.a Kulfi. Here are 3 icecream recipes – 3 different flavours with 3 ingredients only. Let me know whats your favourite icecream flavour?
3 recipes I am sharing with you are: Mango Icecream, Coconut Cream icecream and Almond Kulfi

Ingredients (Serves 2-3)
For Mango Icecream
3/4 cup Condensed Milk
1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
1 cup mango chunks

Method:

1. Put mango chunks in a blender. Add Condensed milk and cardamom powder.
4. Blend everything together and pour it in popsicle moulds, plastic cups or a container.
5. Let freeze overnight or atleast 4-6 hrs. Once frozen, take out from the freezer, remove from the mould and serve the way you desire.

For Almond Icecream

1 cup Condensed Milk
1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
1/2 to 1/4 cup Blanched Almonds

Method:

1. Put Almonds in a blender. Add Condensed milk and cardamom powder.
4. Blend everything together and pour it in popsicle moulds, plastic cups or a container.
5. Let freeze overnight or atleast 4-6 hrs. Once frozen, take out from the freezer, remove from the mould and serve the way you desire.

Coconut Cream Icecream

3/4 cup Coconut Milk
2 tbsp coconut cream
1 cup shredded sweet coconut

Method:

1. Put all the ingredients in a blender.
4. Blend everything together and pour it in popsicle moulds, plastic cups or a container.
5. Let freeze overnight or atleast 4-6 hrs. Once frozen, take out from the freezer, remove from the mould and serve the way you desire.

How to make Kadhai Masala | Indian Spice mix

Kadai Masala is a flavourful Indian spice blend that can make ordinary curry dishes extraordinary. Basically we roast whole spices and then grind them to make this masala powder.

Ingredients/ Method

(masala would be enough to prepare 1-2 curry dishes)

12-15 Black peppercorn
5-6 green cardamom pods
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1.5 tbsp coriander seeds
5-6 cloves

You can also grind bay leaf and cinnamon stick or use them as such in your dish.
Dry roast all your whole spices and then grind them to make a powder (masala) and you it in your dishes ( towards the end of the preparation method)

Also learn how to make: Curry Powder and Garam Masala

Simple Veg Biryani Recipe | Easy Indian Dinner Recipes

Learn how to prepare simple Veg biryani at home. This tasty and easy rice dish is best enjoyed with plain yogurt, raita, pickles or chutney. Complete meal in itself, this biryani recipe is not only delicious but quick and super easy to make.

Ingredients:

1.5 cup rice
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp butter
1 bay leaf
1 cinnamon stick
2 green cardamom
1 black cardamom
4 cloves
4 peppercorns
1 small onion
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp turmeric
Salt per taste (may we recommend 1.5 tsp)
1 green chilli
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
Vegetables of your choice (2 cups)
2-3 stalks of cilantro leaves for garnish
1/2 cup well beaten plain yogurt

Method:

1. Soak rice in cold water for atleast 10 mins.
2. In a pot, heat 2 tbsp of oil and fry whole spices (Bay leaf, cardamoms, cinnamon stick, peppercorn and cloves) for atleasta minute.
3. Add double the quantity of water in the pot and bring it to boil. Once it starts boiling, add rice and cook until water evaporates and rice are done. (about 10 mins or so)
4. Set rice aside. While the rice is cooking, in a pan heat 2 tbsp butter and fry 1/4 tsp cumin seeds. After 30 secs, add onions, green chilli, turmeric, paprika, salt and ginger garlic paste. Saute for 2-3 mins.
5. Add vegetables of your choice and further fry for 4-5 mins. Add plain yogurt. Mix well and cook along with vegetables until they are done.
6. Layer rice and vegetables one after the other in a deep dish or casserole. Garnish with cilantro leaves and gently mix.
Serve hot with plain yogurt or raita, pickles or chutney.

Two Amazing Raita recipes

1. Aloo Ka Raita
2. Ghiya Ka Raita

Masala Egg Toast Recipe | Easy Indian Breakfast Ideas

Learn how to make Masala Egg toast in your kitchen within 5 minutes. It can be prepared with few simple ingredients present in your kitchen. If you are pressed for time and want to have a quick snack or a quick meal, then give this Masala Egg Toast a try. Way better than grabbing a bag of chips or grabbing junk food from a drive-thru. It is easy, healthy and can be ready in no time.

Ingredients:

2 eggs
2 slices of bread
Any leftover veggies – I used onions, green peppers and red peppers (around 2 -3 tbsp- finely chopped)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp Garam Masala
1/4 tsp turmeric
Little bit of red chilli flakes
(adjust spices per your taste)
Oil for cooking

Method:

1. Crack eggs in a bowl and whisk them for couple seconds.
2. Add in spices and vegetables.
3. Dip in slice of bread.
4. Heat 1-2 tbsp oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot, put the slice on the pan. Add some veggies on top.
5. Cook until both sides are golden brown.
6. Serve with good ol’ tomato ketchup or chutney of your choice.

Easy Cheese Egg Toast Recipe | Easy Breakfast Recipe Ideas

This Cheesy Egg Toast Bites Recipe is not only easy to make, it tastes delicious and definitely worth trying on special occasions like Valentines Day.

Ingredients/ Method

2 eggs
1 slice of cheese
Salt/turmeric/ Red chilli powder per taste
1 slice of toast
Optional- Onions/ green Chilli/Cilantro
Butter for cooking

Method:

Beat eggs with spices, onions and cilantro.
Melt butter on a skillet.
Add eggs. Spread them. In the center place, slice of cheese and then toast. Add a little bit more butter on top.
Fold in the edges. Flip the toast to ensure both sides are cooked.
Place it on the plate and cut into small squares to serve.

Also try our special masala egg toast recipe