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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Kabuli Chana Biryani


  • 2 cups Cooked biryani rice.
  • 3 tbsp  chopped coriander.
  • 2 tbsp   chopped mint leaves.
  • 1/2 tsp  chopped green chillies.
  • 1/4 tsp   Kesar dissolved in 1/4 cup milk.
For gravy of kabuli chana.

  • 1 tsp oil.
  • 1/2 cup  kabuli chana.
  • 1 tsp ginger paste.
  • 1 tsp garlic paste.
  • 1 tsp chili powder.
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder.
  • 1 cup curd.
  • 5  chopped tomatoes.
  •  5  peeled and chopped potatoes.
  •   chopped green chilies.
  • 1 tbsp  oil.
  •   salt according to taste


  1. Soak the kabuli chana overnight. Boil with a little water the next day. Drain.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the ginger and garlic pastes and sauté for a minute.
  3. Add the red chilli powder, turmeric powder and add little water and fry for few minutes.
  4. Add the curds, tomatoes, potatoes and green chillies and stir for a while.
  5. Add the cooked kabuli chana and salt and mix well. Keep aside.
To the cooked biryani rice.

  • Add the coriander, mint, green chillies and saffron milk. Keep aside.
  • Take a pan. Grease it will oil then make 5 layers by spreading 1/3of the rice, then spreading ½ the kabuli chana gravy.
  •  Again spreading 1/3of the rice and finally the remaining kabuli chana gravy and another layer of rice .
  • Cover the lid.
  • Keep the pan in slow medium flame so that  rice and kabuli chana  biryani gets cooked well in slow flame.
  •  It will take about 20 to 25 minutes to cook keep checking in between the rice don't get burnt.
  • Serve hot.

Whole Green Moong Dal Dosa

  • Whole Green moong dal  1 cup.
  • Rice  1 table spoon.
  • Ginger a small piece.
  • Asofetedia a small pinch.
  • Salt  according to taste.
  • oil needed while frying.
  • Green chilli 2
  • Onion 2

  • Wash and soak the green moong dal  and rice for overnight.
  • After soaking it for overnight drain the water and grind in a mixer along with green chilli, ginger salt and asafoetida. 
  •  Chop the onions finely.
  • Heat a nonstick tava and when it hot pour a small bowl of batter to the tawa and make a thin circle like a dosa.
  • Sprinkle some chopped onions on the top and pat gently with a spatula.
  • When cooked on the top, flip it over and smear with little oil.

Bengali khichdi

  • 1 cup rice soaked and drained.

  • 1/2 cup masoor dal.

  • 3 tbsp  ghee.

  • 2 bay leaves 

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions.

  • 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste.

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder.

  • 1/2 cup green peas.

  • 1/2 cup french beans.


    5 onion chopped.


     5 baby potatoes  peeled.

  • 1 chopped green chillies.

  •  salt according to taste.


    Make powder of 4 cloves ,  2 cardamoms and 4 cinnamon.


  1. Heat the ghee in a deep Pan.
  2. Add the bay leaves and the prepared powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the onions and sauté for a few  minutes.
  4. Add the ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, rice and masoor dal, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for few minutes.
  5. Add 3½ cups of hot water.
  6. Green peas, french beans, onions, potatoes, green chillies and salt.
  7.  Mix well and cook on a slow flame for atleast 20 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Serve hot.

      Mushroom Cheese grilled sandwich

      • 12 slices of bread.
      • 2 cups cleaned,  chopped and  boil  mushrooms.
      • 1 egg optional.
      • ¼ cup grated cheddar cheese.
      • 1  chopped green chilies
      • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves
      • Butter.
      • 1 tablespoon vegetable  oil.
      • Salt and pepper according to taste.
      • Heat oil in a pan on medium heat.
      • Add the chopped mushrooms and sauté until water gets dried.
      • Add the egg, green chillies, salt and pepper.
      •  Sauté until egg is cooked well into the mushrooms.
      • Turn off heat.
      • Add cheese and coriander leaves mix it well keep aside.
      • Take  2 slices of bread to make sandwich.
      • Spread the butter on the slices of bread.
      • Spread the mushroom mixture on one slice and get it cover with the other slice.
      •   Finally grill the sandwich using a sandwich maker.