Category Archives: Spicy

Spicy Crunchy Prawns, (Prawns Koliwada)

 

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Ingredients

700 gms (35 to 40)Prawns – Shelled, deveined, washed and drained

Make a marinade of the below in a bowl:

1.5 tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder

1 Tsp Coriander Powder

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Turmeric Powder

1 tsp garlic paste

1 tsp ginger paste

2 tsp oil

2 tsp lime juice

Mix prawns in above and keep aside for 20 minutes

Add to the above:

½ cup Chick Peas Flour (Gram Flour)

2 tbsp Rice Flour

1 tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder

½ tsp Salt

2 tbsp Yoghurt

Little water

Mix well to coat the prawns. The batter should not be thin.

In a deep pan, heat sufficient oil to deep fry the prawns. Do not overcrowd the pan. Fry in batches. Fry till the prawns are golden brown. Place the fried prawns on paper towels to absorb oil.

In a serving plate, place the fried prawns on one side to take up 3rd of the plate. Slice an onion very thin and spread the slices on the ¼ part of the plate. Slice a couple of green chillies and place them on top of the onion slices. Sprinkle pinch of salt and lime juice on the onion and chilli slices. Sprinkle little lime juice on the fried prawns and if you have, sprinkle some chaat masala (powder) on top of the Fried Prawns.

A very good appetizer!! Enjoy!!

Chicken Pepper Fry

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Ingredients:

1/2 Kg Boneless Chicken ( Thighs or Breast) cut into medium cubes

Marinade

2 tsp Pepper Powder

2 inch ginger paste

8  garlic cloves paste

1 tsp turmeric powder

Salt to taste (1 tsp)

3 tbsps Corn Flour

2 tbsp Vinegar or juice of lime

Seasoning

5 Cloves

2 piece Cinnamon Stick

5 Pepper Corns

3 Cardamon pods

1 Chopped Onion

30 curry leaves

1 Bunch Coriander Leaves

Juice of one lime

Oil for frying

Method:

Clean and cut chicken into medium pieces. Prepare the marinade and add the chicken pieces. Mix and marinate for at least 30 mins in the refrigerator.

Heat oil in a deep pan and fry the chicken pieces. Don’t fry too long or the chicken will be crusty. Remove and keep aside. In the same pan (removing the excess oil) or in another pan add three table spoons oil. When hot add half of the curry leaves. Fry till crisp and remove. Now fry the whole garam masala for 30 secs and then add the remaining curry leaves and fry till rawness goes. Add the chopped onion and 1 tsp salt. Fry till onions are brown. Add the fried chicken pieces. Toss and mix well. Add the lime juice- fry for 4 to 5 minutes till the chicken pieces are coated with fried onion. Now add the fried curry leaves and mix. Take of flame, add chopped coriander leaves and mix. Serve.

Chicken 65 Dry and with Gravy

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Ingredients:

1/2 Kg Boneless Chicken ( Thighs or Breast) cut into medium cubes

Marinade

1.5 tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder

2 inch ginger paste

10  garlic cloves paste

1 tsp turmeric powder

3 tbsps yoghurt

Salt to taste (1.5 tsp)

1 egg

1 tsp pepper powder

½ tsp garam masala powder

4 tbsps Corn Flour

2 tbsp Vinegar

2 tbsp of oil

Seasoning

1 tsp of Kashmiri Chilli Powder

50 curry leaves

5 sliced green chillies

Oil for frying

For Gravy

Remaining Marinade, if not enough quantity add 2 to 3 spoons yoghurt and salt to taste.

2 tbsp tomato sauce

Coriander leaves

Method:

Clean and cut chicken into medium pieces. Prepare the marinade and add the chicken pieces. Mix and marinate for at least 30 mins in the refrigerator.

Heat oil in a deep pan and fry the chicken pieces. Don’t fry too long or the chicken will be crusty. Remove and keep aside. In the same pan (removing the excess oil) or in another pan add three table spoons oil. When hot add the curry leaves and sliced green chillies. Fry till crisp and remove. Now add 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder to the pan, fry for 30 secs and then add the fried curry leaves and green chillies. Mix and add the fried chicken pieces. Toss and mix well- fry for a couple of minutes. That’s it. Chicken 65 Dry

If you want gravy, after you have fried the chilli powder and added the fried curry leaves add the marinade. If the marinade is not sufficient than add 2 to 3 table spoons of yoghurt. Salt to taste, a little cornflour, 2 tbsp tomato sauce and mix. Fry for 2 minutes. Add water if required. Then add the fried chicken pieces. Mix and fry for 2 minutes. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Chicken 65 with gravy

Lamb or Mutton Vindaloo

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1.5 Kg Lamb or Mutton cut into medium pieces. (wash and keep aside)

Ingredients:

Grinding:

20 Red Chillies

50 Pepper Corns

1 Tsp of Cumin Seeds

1Tsp Turmeric Powder

1 marble sized Tamarind

8 green chillies

5 Onions

8 seeds garlic

Other Ingredients:

400 gms Potatoes peeled and cut into medium cubes

Quarter cup Oil

1 Onion (minced)

3 tbsp vinegar

1 tsp sugar

2 tsp Salt

Method:

Grind all the ingredients using some water. Keep aside. Also keep aside the masala water from the grinder.

Heat a vessel and add the oil. When hot add minced onion and one tsp salt. When onion becomes slightly brown add the ground masala. Fry for about 15 to 20 minutes. If the mixture dries up add masala water. When the masala turns brown add the meat pieces and fry for 5 to 10 minutes. Cook for another 30 minutes or until the meat is ¾ cooked. 20 minutes into this cooking add rest of salt and vinegar. Check meat if it is nearly cooked (3/4). Add potatoes and water to make required thick gravy. Boil for another 15 minutes until the potatoes and meat is cooked. (another way is to add boiled potatoes after meat is fully cooked).

Check for Salt and Vinegar-to taste.

“Rara Gosht” Roasted Mutton Curry

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1 Kilo Boneless Lamb or Mutton (to be cut into medium sized pieces)

300 gms of Lamb or Mutton Mince

Ingredients:

one inch piece ginger (paste)

8 Flakes Garlic (paste)

A big bunch of fresh coriander leaves (chopped)

A bunch of mint leaves (chopped)

1 cup Oil

3 Big onions – sliced

5 big Tomatoes – chopped

2 Tbsp Coriander Powder

1 to 2 Tsp Chillie Powder (depending on your spice requirements)

6 Tbsp Yoghurt

1 tsp salt

Garam Masala:

4 sticks Cinnamon

6 Gloves

8 Green cardomon

1 Tsp Shahjeera (black Cumin Seeds or Caraway Seeds)

2 Mace

1 small piece Nutmeg

All these to be dry roasted and ground in powder

 

 

 

Method:

Heat a pan or vessel. Add one cup oil. Fry the meat pieces in batches if required (so as to not crowd them). When they attain a brownish colour (remove each batch) and then add all back to pan. Add the sliced onions and salt. Mix and fry till onions become brown. Add the ginger & garlic paste, mix and fry for two minutes. Add the coriander and chilli powders and mix well.

Add beaten yoghurt and mix well. Add the coriander, mint leaves and chopped tomatoes. Mix well, close with lid and cook on slow fire for 45 minutes. If gravy dries up- add water. Add the mince and Garam Masala Powder. Mix and cook for another 15 minutes. Check for salt requirements. Add and cook for two minutes. Put off the flame and remove from stove.

Have this with Bread or Rotis or Chapati or Naan.

Chicken Madras

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Ingredients:

750 grams Chicken Breast or Thighs

Marinade:

3 Tablespoons Yoghurt

1 tsp turmeric powder

½ tsp Pepper Powder

2 Tablespoons Tandoori Powder or 1 Tsp Chilli Powder

Salt to taste (1 tsp)

2 Tablespoons olive oil

Masala:

1 tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder (for Mild, increase if you want spicy)

1 tsp cumin seed powder

1 tsp Coriander seed powder

½ tsp Turmeric Powder

1 tsp Salt

Green Masala:

2 Onions Chopped fine

8 cloves Garlic chopped

1.5 inches Ginger Chopped

4 green chillies chopped

400 gms Chopped tomatoes (pureed) or tomato paste

 

Garnish:

1 tsp Garam Masala Powder

¾ cup chopped coriander leaves

Method:

Cut the chicken into small pieces and marinate in the marinade ingredients overnight or at least 30 minutes in refrigerator.

Heat half cup oil in a pan and add the marinated chicken pieces and fry till Golden Brown. Remove the pieces.

In the same oil fry onions till brown and then add the green masala. Fry well and add the tomato puree or tomato paste and fry till you get a darker colour.

Add all powders except the garam masala, add little water and fry till oil separates. Add the chicken pieces, salt and garam masala. Mix well so that the chicken pieces are well coated with the masala. Add half cup water, close with lid and cook on slow fire for 5 minutes. Check for salt add more water if required.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and remove from fire.

Achari Gosht or Achari Mutton or Pickle Mutton

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1.5 Kilo Mutton or Goat Meat (to be cut into medium sized pieces)

Ingredients:

Achari Masala:

1.5 tsp of Onion seeds or Kalonji

¾ tsp of Fenugreek Seeds or Methi Seeds

1.5 tsp of Mustard Seeds

12 Cloves

1.5 tsp Fennel Seeds

¾ tsp of Cummin Seeds

12 Red Chillies

All these have to be dry roasted and ground to make a powder.

Marinade:

2 Cups Yoghurt

1.5 tsp Salt

Ground achari masala powder (balance after using enough for the chillies)

Juice of 3 lemons & Ground powder (to stuff the chillies and soak the stuffed chillies)

8 green chillies (slit on one side and stuffed with paste of ground powder and little lemon juice)

Other Ingredients:

1 tsp of Turmeric Powder

1 tsp of Red Chilli Powder

1 tsp of Garam Masala Powder

1.5 cup of chopped coriander leaves

2 Onions Chopped fine

Ginger 3 inches & Garlic 12 cloves (paste)

2 Tomatoes Chopped fine

1 Cup of Mustard Oil

Method:

Prepare the marinade for Green Chillies (sufficient to stuff the chillies). Slit the chillies on one side, remove seeds and stuff with the paste. Place all the stuffed chillies in a bowl and soak them in the remaining lemon juice. Keep aside for half an hour.

Prepare marinade for Mutton (yoghurt, salt and remaining ground powder). Marinate the mutton and keep aside for 15 to 20 minutes.

Take a pressure cooker. Heat oil one cup of mustard oil. When hot add chopped onions and ½ tspsalt. When onions become brown add turmeric and ginger garlic paste. Fry for some time (3 minutes) and add chopped tomatoes and fry for 5 minutes. Add the Red chilli and Garam Masala Powder . Mix well and fry for a minute. Add the marinated mutton and fry till the mutton pieces and well coated with the masala. Add little water (don’t add too much, as water from mutton will come out while pressure cooked) and pressure cook it. A couple of whistles and then keep it on slow fire for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Take the lid off and check whether mutton is cooked. Also if the gravy is more than reduce the gravy by keeping the cooker open and cooking it further to let the water evaporates. The gravy should be slightly thick. Check for salt, add if required. Add the stuffed chillies, lemon juice and mix well. Boil on slow fire for 10 minutes. Add Coriander leaves and put off the flame (or remove from stove if electric stove).

Beef Pepper Fry

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400 to 500 Grams Boneless Beef (to be cut into small sized cubes and boiled with ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp pepper powder, 3 tbsp. vinegar, ½ tsp salt and 1/3 cup water). Pressure Cooked or in a vessel till cooked.

Ingredients:

1.5 Onion Chopped fine

1 Big Tomato chopped fine

Ginger & Garlic paste (8 cloves garlic & 3 inches ginger)

2 Sprigs Curry leaves

1 bunch coriander leaves – chopped

½ tsp turmeric,

2 tsp Pepper Powder

1 tsp garam masala powder (spice powder)

½ tsp salt

 

Method:

Place a pan on gas or electric stove. Add oil. When hot add the boiled meat and fry till brown (not fully fried). Add curry leaves and fry 30 seconds. Remove the beef and curry leaves from the pan and place aside. Add ginger & garlic paste and fry for 30 seconds. Add chopped onions and ½ tsp salt and fry till slightly brown.

Add turmeric powder and mix well. Then pepper powder and the stock (little by little) and fry well. Add chopped tomatoes and fry well. Add the fried beef and curry leaves. Mix well till the beef is well coated with the masala. Add garam masala powder and salt to taste and fry till dry. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Remove from stove.

Beef Pepper Fry!

Spice To Y0ur Taste Seafood Mariner

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Spice To Your Taste Seafood Mariner

400 Grams Fresh Seafood Mariner (should be available in Deli section in Supermarket) otherwise can use Prawns, Mussels etc.

Ingredients:

1 ½ Big Onions

1 two inch piece ginger

1 Pod Garlic (10 flakes) – (optional)

3 Green Chillies (according to spice requirements)

1 Big Tomato

A big bunch of fresh coriander leaves

2 sprigs Curry Leaves (optional)

All the above ingredients to be chopped fine

½ Tsp Black Pepper Powder

½ Tsp Red Chilli Powder (according to spice requirements, may be skipped)

¾ Tsp Turmeric Powder

Salt (1tsp)

3 Tablespoons Oil

Method:

Heat the 3 tablespoons oil in a deep pan or Wok. When hot add chopped garlic and fry slightly. Add the chopped ginger and chopped green chillies and continue frying for a minute. Add the chopped onions and 1 tsp of salt. The salt will bring out the moisture in the onions and quicken the frying process. When the onion in the mixture has lost its rawness, add chopped curry leaves and fry well till slightly brown.

Now add the powders, mix well and add chopped tomatoes. Mix and allow cooking for 3 minutes, adding the chopped coriander leaves, mixing and cooking for another 3 minutes. Add water if required (if the mixture dries up).

Add the Seafood Mariner and mix well. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes (according to your flame-Gas cooks faster). Do not overcook (the squid and mussels will become rubbery). Check for salt (though not required) and if you want it to be more sour, add vinegar to taste (one tomato makes it sufficiently sour). If you want slight gravy add little water.

Turn the flame off and allow cooking further in its own heat.

“Britto Goa Sausages” Cooking Recipe

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“Britto Goa Sausages” Cooking Recipe

½ Kg of “Britto Goa Sausages” or Goa Sausages

Ingredients:

3 Onions or 300 grams

1 Peeled Potato (medium)

15 flakes Garlic

1 Green Chillie

2 inches Ginger

Method:

Chop Onions, Ginger, Chillie, Garlic. Cut the potatoes into small cubes.

Open up the sausages and separate the meat from the gut. Immerse the gut in warm water and this will give you some masala water.

Place a pan on fire. Add little oil and fry the onions. When the onions turn translucent add the chillie, garlic and ginger and fry for sometime. Now add the meat pieces and fry. Add masala water and allow it to cook for sometime. Add the cubed potatoes and mix well. Cook on slow fire after closing the lid. Check the meat for salt & vinegar and then check if the potato has cooked and if yes, put off the fire and allow it settle down by its own heat.

Eat with bread/chapatti/rice.