Safed Murg Korma


 

White Chicken Korma, also called as chicken in white gravy a mild tasting curry recipe.  This easy chicken recipe has cashewnut and poppy seeds which makes the curry creamy and delectable. It  is primarily prepared with cashew nuts, poppy seeds, milk, ghee and yogurt.

The regular spices that we add in other curries are not added here. The spices like red chilli powder, black pepper powder or turmeric are totally not added in this curry.

These spices generally give the dish it’s color. But here we Didn’t used  them at all and added white pepper powder with green chilli.

3 tbsp clarified Butter (Ghee)

3 tbsp Vegetable oil

2 Onion

1 kg Chicken Curry cut

15-20 Cashew Nut

2 tbsp Poppy seeds

4-5 Green chilli

1 inch Ginger

5-6 cloves Garlic

1 cup Yogurt

Salt to taste

1/2 cup Milk

1/2 tsp Garam masala powder

2 tsp Lemon juice

1/2 tsp White pepper powder

1/4 cup Fresh cream(optional )

Method

Heat ghee and vegetable oil in a pan.Make a paste of onion and in a pan ,cook till raw flavor of onion goes off .
Add chicken and fry on high heat for 3-4 minutes.
Make a paste of cashew nuts, poppy seeds, green chilli, ginger and garlic and add it in the pan.Fry for 3-4 minutes.
Whisk yogurt and add it in the pan along with salt and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add milk and cover the pan and cook the chicken until it’s done.
Add garam masala powder, lemon juice, white pepper powder and fresh cream and cook for 2 minute .turn off heat .
Serve with Naan/Roti /paratha.
Tips :Adjust quantity of white pepper powder & no of chillies as per your own tastebuds
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Moong Dal Halwa


Halwa is an Indian dessert prepared on occasion or festive.Most types of halwa are relatively dense sweetened with sugar.Textures of halwa also vary for example Flour based wheat and when coarse flour obtained by granulating wheat called semolina by which Sooji Halwa, Rava Kesari.  it is prepared with various other ingredients, including nuts kesar badam halwa milk based halwa milk rava kesari and vegetables Gajar Halwa  fruit based Apple halwa.

I am sharing Moong dal halwa, it is lentil based halwa( Split yellow) moong dal halwa is drier and more crumbly.Roasted in clarified butter cooked with milk adding condensed milk for rich flavor & sweetness to enhance flavor more adding Saffron and green cardamom powder and garnish with nuts.

Ingredients

Moong Dal 1cup

Condensed Milk 1 tin

Milk 3 cup

Saffron strands 10-20 (soaked in 1 tbsp milk)

Clarified butter(ghee) 1 cup

Assorted nuts 1/4 cup

Green cardamom powder 1/4 tsp

Method

Wash & soak moong dal at least for 2-3 hrs then Grind coarsely.Heat a pan add ghee add moong dal paste.Cook on slow flame till mixture golden color & raw aroma goes off.Add milk & saffron cook till it dries.Add condensed milk cook continuously till u get desired consistency.Add cardamom powder.Turn off heat.
Garnish with nuts.
Serve & enjoy !!

Rava Kesari


Rava Kesari is a south Indian sweet dish.Rava means Semolina and Kesari means saffron, It is a pudding made with semolina, sugar, Clarified butter.It is made during the festival and Special puja.Mostly yellow food color is used but I have used Saffron to get color & nice aroma.

On eve of Vasant Panchmi, prepared this sweet dish at my native place we do Puja of Goddess Saraswati There is a tradition of eating different varieties of sweets are offered to Goddess which includes yellow colored sweet as well.

Rava Kesari is like a Sooji Halwa which is prepared using roasted Rava(sooji) till it brown in color and cooked in water and Rava Kesari is lightly roasted to prevent browning & cooked.

Ingredients

Semolina 1 cup

Saffron 20-30 strands

Water 1.5 cup

Clarified Butter(Ghee) 1/4 cup +1 tbsp

Assorted Nuts 1 tbsp

Sugar 1/2 cup or to taste

Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon(optional)

Method

Heat a pan add 1 tbsp clarified butter( ghee )and fry the nuts. Set them aside.In the same pan, add Rava and sautéed it continuously stirring often and roast on low flame for 5 minutes or till it turns aromatic and Remove on a plate and keep aside.

To the same pan, add sugar, water, and saffron bring to boil on a medium heat keep stirring so that sugar dissolves properly.Reduce the flame to low. Slowly add the Sauteed Rava to sugar syrup mixture, stirring constantly to avoid lumps, Cook until the moisture is absorbed.Add 1/4 cup ghee and mix well.it will start leaving the sides of the pan. Add green cardamom powder & Switch off the flame
Serve Rava  Kesari hot or warm. Garnish with nuts.