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Mint Chicken Recipe (Low-Fat)

Another very quick and easy dry chicken recipe.You can serve this with Coconut-Rice  or curried chicken or veggies. Ingredients Skinless Chicken- 200g Onion- 1 big sliced Ginger- ½ inch piece Garlic – 2 cloves Mint leaves – bountiful Chilly powder – 2 tsp Coriander powder – 2 tsp Salt – To taste Spices crushed- 1 tsp (Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves and Fennel seeds) Optional Potato – 1 medium cut into cubes Coconut small pieces -2 tbsp Method of Preparation Clean and cut chicken. Make a paste of ginger, garlic and mint leaves. Marinate chicken with onion slices, Spices, Chilly, coriander, salt and the mint paste .Add in potatoes and coconut pieces. Rub in this marinade well into the chicken and keep aside for 2 hours. Cook this well (in a pressure cooker) Now, heat a skillet, add in a tsp of oil. Sauté the chicken with the marinade until it turns to dry and reddish brown in color. Serve with plain rice, Chapattis or Bread. Instead, you can se

Coconut Rice Recipe

  Coconut rice is a good option when you want to give a twist to the normal rice dishes. This is  similar to Thai Coconut rice. Rich in coconut milk, this is a real relish with any accompaniment you like.My suggestion ,this delicious chicken curry is a great combo. Ingredients White Rice – 1 cup Coconut milk – 2 cups Salt- To taste Cumin seeds – ½ tsp Ghee - 1 tsp (Optional) Method Of Preparation Soak and clean white rice. In a heavy bottom pan, cook rice with good quality coconut milk. When rice turns almost done, add crushed cumin seeds and salt. Cook well. Add 1 tsp ghee on top. Garnish with dry grated coconut. Serve hot with chicken curry.

Indian Rice Pudding

I ndia is rich in its tradition and its festivals. We have a potpourri of festivals, not only connected with Gods and Goddesses, but also with wind, harvest and so on. Colors, sweets, firecrackers and flowers are an integral part of any festival in India. Sharing an Indian Rice Pudding recipe,apt for any occasion. This is a quick and easy method to make this dessert, which could take an hour to cook otherwise, if we follow the usual method. But taste is the same, I must say! So here we go! Ingredients Raw Rice -    ¾ cup Milk         - 1-1/2 liters Sugar – 1-1/4 cup Ghee – 2 tsp Cardamom – 2tsp Cashew nuts, Raisins – To garnish Method of Preparation Wash the rice and soak for 15 minutes. In a pressure cooker, add in milk, sugar, rice and powdered cardamom. Cook on high flame until 1 whistle. Simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Allow the pressure cooker to cool. Heat Ghee in a pan. Fry cashew nuts and Raisins.   Pour in the ghee along with the fried items.

Garlic-Butter Rice

"" Thanks to all who took time to appreciate my efforts " -------------- Garlic-Butter rice is something I came up with, when I didn’t get time to make a big meal. So another quick recipe, my family loves it and I am sure, your kids too will. No one can resist the aroma of garlic sauteing in butter. So here we go ! Ingredients Butter- 1 tb sp Garlic – 4 cloves finely chopped Onion-1 medium Cashew nuts - Rice -1 cup Cardamom, cloves, cinnamon –crushed 1 tsp Spring onion- to your taste Salt- to taste Sugar-1tsp Preparation Melt butter in a heavy bottomed pan .Add 1 tsp sugar, when it turns brown, add onion sliced. Add the crushed spices and rice. Let the rice fry for 2 minutes .Add cashew nuts and spring onion. Now pour in water and add salt .Cook until done. Garnish with spring onion. Serve hot. I served it with 'Dal Makhni (Creamy Lentils) "

Crispy Potato Wedges~kids recipe

Potatoes..!!!!! Today I am going to talk about that wonder vegetable. Since Potatoes contain mounds of carbohydrate, it is easy to digest. Potatoes are really magical not only in its taste, but it is used to relieve a number of diseases like high blood pressure due to tension, indigestion etc. Juice of Potato can be used for the treatment of burns and skin problems. But it's better to know that green potatoes are poisonous and so are its leaves. Diabetic, obese and those who are on slimming regime should avoid Potatoes since it is high in energy and sugar content. It’s always better to avoid deep fried Potato dishes. So let’s make these crispy grilled/shallow fried Wedges. Ingredients Potatoes    - 2 Big Butter - 1 tsp Corn flour - 1 tab sp Chilly Powder - 2 tsp Salt - To taste Thyme -1 tsp Olive Oil/Butter - 2 tsp Method of Preparation Boil whole potatoes  until just done (do not over cook). This step is for a fluffy interior after grilling. Now