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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Vegetable Biryani!!

The Rice:
·         1 and half cup basmati rice
·         2 green cardamoms
·         2 black cardamoms
·         2 cloves
·         1 cinnamon of 1 inch
·         1 bay leaf
·         2 mace strands
·         3 cups water
·         salt

The Vegetable Gravy:
·         ½ medium sized cauliflower
·         1 medium sized carrot, diced
·         1 cup of chopped french beans
·        1 cup green capsicum
·         ½ cup fresh peas
·         1 & ½ onion, finely sliced
·         1 green chili, slit
·         1 tsp jeera
·         2 green cardamom
·         1 black cardamoms
·         2 cloves
·         1 cinnamon of 1 inch
·         1 bay leaf
·         ¼ tsp turmeric powder
·         ½ tsp garam masala
·         ½ tsp red chili powder
·         2 tbsp cashewnuts
·         1 tbsp raisins
·         2 tbsp almonds, blanched, peeled and sliced
·         3 tbsp ghee
·         salt
·         ½ cup chopped coriander
·         mint leaves
·         few saffron strands

1.    Clean the rice in running water.
2.    Now you can pressure cook the rice. You have to cook the rice till its ¾th done. The rice should not be fully cooked but almost cooked.
3.    In a pressure cooker cook the rice till is almost done. Keep it separate.
4.    Heat ghee in the handi.
5.    Add all whole jeera, garam masala, cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves. Fry the garam masala till they crackle.
6.    Now add the onions. Fry the onions till golden brown.
7.    Add the green chili. Fry for a minute.
8.    Add the turmeric, salt and red chili powder. Stir well.
9.    Now add the vegetables and stir for a minute. I microwaved the vegetables for 4 mins before adding it to handi. Stir the mixture well.
10. Add cooked rice to handi. Mix well.
11. Garnish with coriander leaves, raisins cashew nuts and mix carefully without breaking the rice.



Preparation Time: 20 mins
Serves: 2
  • 1 cup Rava
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 4 tbsp ghee (butter)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 2 bananas sliced
  • ½ banana crushed
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 4 cashew nuts
  • 4 almonds 
  • 4 raisins for garnishing

1. Take 2 tbsp ghee in a pan; add cloves and rava to it. Fry the rava till it turns reddish brown.
2. Add hot water and let it suck completely.
3. Then add sugar to it. Allow it to cook for 3-4 mins.
4. Add ½ banana crushed to above mixture and mix it well. Cook for 2-3 mins.
5. Now add 1 tbsp of ghee and cardamom powder and cook for 2mins.
6. Add banana slices in it.
7. Cook only for 1 min on low flame.
8. While serving garnish it with cashew nuts, almonds and raisins. 

Decorate it with remaining banana slices :-)

Saturday, March 8, 2014



Women's Day Special - Delicious MALPUA Recipe!
Wish you all  beautiful, charming, strong, versatilesuccessful women a wonderful & very HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY” from Anjali's Kitchen!

For the MALPUA:
500 gms all-purpose flour
2 cloves
2 pepper
2 smashed bananas
1 cup milk
Slivered almonds and pistachios to garnish


1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Saffron strands
1/2 tsp cardamom powder


1. Mix equal quantity of sugar and water in a thick bottomed pan and boil it until a single-thread consistency is obtained.
2. Boil to reduce it to half of its original volume. Stir frequently.
3. Remove it from the fire.
4. Add cardamom powder, saffron threads, mix well.
5. Keep it aside to use later.
6. Take a bowl and mix milk, flour, clove, pepper, smashed bananas together to form a smooth batter.
7. Heat ghee in a deep frying pan to cook the MALPUAS.
8. Pour the batter into the oil to form small circles about 4" in diameter.
9. Cook till golden brown.
10. Remove from the oil and put directly into the sugar syrup.
11. Remove after 2-3 minutes.
12. While serving garnish it with silvered nuts.

  • Serve hot as then you can feel the aroma of banana.
  • You can also serve it pouring 1 spoon rabdi over them.

Palak Methi Tikki

Palak Methi Tikki

Here is a quick & healthy recipe for Palak Methi Tikki’s. Try It!

·                     Finely chopped small bunch Methi (Fenugreek)
·                     Finely chopped small bunch Palak (Spinach )
·                     1 tsp chili powder
·                     ¼  tsp turmeric powder
·                     ¼  of Ajwain
·                     Finely chopped Coriander leaves
·                     ½ tsp sesame seeds
·                     1 bowl cooked rice
·                     1 bowl of bread crumbs
·                     2 tbsp oil
·                     Salt to taste

 1.       Grind finely chopped palak, methi and rice in a mixy.
2.       Take the above mixture in a bowl add salt, sesame, ajwain, chili powder, turmeric powder, chopped coriander. Mix well
3.        Divide the mixture into equal portions. Grease your palms, take small portions of the mixture and shape them into tikkis.
4.       Heat a pan and add sufficient oil. Place the tikkis on the hot pan and shallow fry.
5.       When the underside is done, flip over and cook till the other side is done. Do not flip the tikkis too often as they are very delicate and may break.

 6.       Serve hot :-))