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indian chicken curry recipe, dhaba style

Indian chicken curry, a simple and popular style of making chicken recipe using onions and also by using tomato puree and cooking it with basic spices. This is a simple and quick to do regular chicken dish commonly made in Indian households as well as it is also found in dhabas which are usually found... Read More » The post indian chicken curry recipe, dhaba style appeared first on Yummy Indian Kitchen - Indian Food...

Indian chicken curry, a simple and popular style of making chicken recipe using onions and also by using tomato puree and cooking it with basic spices.

This is a simple and quick to do regular chicken dish commonly made in Indian households as well as it is also found in dhabas which are usually found on the highways that connect major cities.

indian chicken curry recipe

Chicken recipes on the blog:

Chicken dishes can definitely be made in many forms and chicken curries too are made in different varieties. Eating chicken is a very good substitute for proteins and including them often in various forms and also by steaming them, grilling them, boiling and having shredded chicken are one of the few methods to eat chicken in a healthy manner.

How can we make different chicken gravies or chicken curries?

  • Chicken gravies can be made from simple to complicated and simple curries are usually made just by using onions or onion paste and then to give more gravy texture tomatoes too are added.
  • Other ways to make chicken curries can be ranging from korma recipes to masala gravy recipes.
  • Korma recipes are usually made using coconuts, peanuts, onions, sesame seeds or by using poppy seeds and also by adding other masala stuff.
  • Chicken gravy recipes too are made by using tomatoes and yogurt into the chicken and slow cooking the chicken.
  • Chicken curries in India are found in many number of ways and every region in India make chicken curries differently.
  • South indian style of making chicken curries are totally different from north indian style of making curries. Kerala, Tamil Nadu all have different way of making the curry and north indian states like punjab etc… have other techniques to make these chicken recipes which are basically rich, creamy and buttery.

indian chicken curry

How to make this chicken curry:

This curry is very simply made by using onions and slightly browning them as well as adding tomato paste into it which gives a gravy like texture to the chicken.

What accompanies best with this curry?:

  • This dhaba style chicken curry tastes best with rice. Serve hot steamed rice or a simple pulao recipe with this curry and hear the appreciation that you get from your loved one’s.
  • This goes well with plain parathas or naan as well and is a very yummy way of making chicken dish that does not require too many ingredients and the curry can be simply made just by using basic home made ingredients which are easily available at home.

This particular chicken curry can be made during several occasions as it is quick to make and tastes good with simple kitchen ingredients and perfect for festival cooking.

Why should chicken be eaten:?

  • Chicken is a great source of protein and eating chicken breasts is extremely good for health which helps in attaining a lean body and helps in muscle growth.
  • Chicken helps people suffering from anaemia and also chicken breast consumption helps in preventing any sort of cardiovascular diseases.

Which chicken flesh is better?

The chicken obtained from poultry hen is much better than the artificially produced broiler chicken which should be avoided and one should include healthy poultry flesh and poultry eggs to gain maximum benefit from chicken.

Best methods to cook chicken:

Chicken can be cooked in different methods or techniques using boiling or grilling methods which are a healthy option and steaming them is also a good way to consume it.

Other cooking methods such as baking, frying, roasting are more harmful as they take away all the nutrients and only the taste remains. In order to keep the nutrients intact, always follow the above methods of cooking chicken.

Below I have share detailed recipe on how to make this simple indian chicken curry and also a video procedure is shared for the recipe process to be understood in a much better way.

Check out the step by step procedure below and don’t forget to watch the entire video…

Indian chicken curry recipe:

indian chicken curry recipe, dhaba style

A simple chicken curry using onions and tomato puree.

  • 500 gms chicken ((cleaned and washed well))
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 cinnamon stick, 2 cloves, 1 cardamom
  • 2 onions, finely chopped ((medium size onions))
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • salt – to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tomatoes ((made into a puree))
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper corn powder/ kali mirch powder
  • 1/4 tsp roasted coriander powder

Making of tomato puree:

  1. Take 2 tomatoes, add a pinch of salt and blend it into a fine paste in a blender.
  2. Use this tomato paste/ puree to add into the curry at a later stage.

Making of the chicken curry:

  1. Take a pan, add oil and heat it.
  2. Add whole garam masala such as cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom into the oil.
  3. Add finely chopped onions, saute until onions turn slight brown in color.
  4. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for few seconds to get rid of the raw smell.
  5. Add the chicken and roast it until the color changes.
  6. Add dry spices such as salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, mix well and cook until oil leaves the sides.
  7. Add tomato paste/ puree, mix and cook until the gravy is cooked well and until oil starts releasing from the sides.

  8. Add some water, chopped coriander leaves, add salt according to taste, add black pepper corn powder, roasted coriander powder.

  9. Mix up everything well.

  10. Cook for 2-3 minutes on low flame.
  11. Cover and cook the chicken until it gets tender.
  12. Keep stirring in between.
  13. Once the chicken gets tender, slightly thicken the gravy if the curry is watery by removing the lid and cooking for few minutes on low flame.

  14. Once the curry attains gravy consistency, switch off the flame.

  15. Serve hot with rice or parathas or roti or pulao

Do try this recipe and leave us your feedback down in the comment section with your valuable suggestions as well….

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masala omelette recipe, indian omelette for breakfast

Masala omelette, an easy and quick to do breakfast made using eggs by quickly beating them with fresh herbs, spices, spreading into a crepe and cooking them. Also check out other masala included recipes from the blog such as egg masala, masala corn, chicken masala recipe, paneer butter masala, matar paneer masala, paneer tikka masala,... Read More » The post masala omelette recipe, indian omelette for breakfast appeared first on Yummy Indian Kitchen - Indian Food...

Masala omelette, an easy and quick to do breakfast made using eggs by quickly beating them with fresh herbs, spices, spreading into a crepe and cooking them.

Also check out other masala included recipes from the blog such as egg masala, masala corn, chicken masala recipe, paneer butter masala, matar paneer masala, paneer tikka masala, mutton masala, masala chai, baingan masala etc…

Which eggs are healthy?

Eggs are available from various chickens that is broiler chicken and also poultry hens as well as poultry farms that are usually found in Indian homes which are domesticated and fed which then produce healthy eggs and meat.

masala omelette indian breakfast recipe

The eggs obtained from broiler chicken are usually sold more often and almost everywhere as these are available in abundance in markets. The eggs that are available from poultry are found rarely but extremely healthy and should be consumed more often.

They are good to be eaten during winters, rainy or during cold weathers as they produce lots of warmth. The broiler chicken eggs too can be consumed when poultry eggs are not available but the healthiest option is to go for domesticated eggs.

Anda recipes on the blog:

Do check out egg fry, bread omelette, egg fried rice, egg roast, egg paratha,  ande ki sabji, hyderabadi egg biryani, egg kulambu , south indian egg curry , anda bhurji and so on from some of the egg related recipes on the blog.

Color of eggs:

The color of eggs is either white or light brown in color. Broiler chicken eggs are usually white in color and poultry eggs color is usually light brown in color or brown in color.

masala omelette recipe

Size of the eggs:

The eggs that we buy can be small and oval in shape or bigger in size and oval shape. The size of the eggs from domesticated poultry eggs are usually smaller in size compared to the eggs from broiler chicken.

Which eggs taste good:?

The eggs obtained from poultry taste better than the broiler chicken eggs. The reason is poultry eggs are raised in good environment and with lots of health care tips but broilers are just multiplied artificially which could also be a bit unhealthy and do not taste well.

Why should domesticated eggs be preferred?

These eggs are given by hens that are fed in a healthy manner in poultry farms and also taken care well by the people of poultry farms where as broiler chickens are purely produced by artificial insemination only for the purpose of selling their eggs, chicken and other stuff.

The eggs are produced in large quantities by artificial methods which are healthy but not more than poultry eggs.

I would suggest to get poultry eggs from the poultry farm once in a while and include in diet.

how to make masala omelette

Benefits of eating eggs:

  • Eggs are a rich source of calcium and Vitamin D and they are good for bone development in body.
  • It is also a rich source of protein which helps in building muscles and body building.
  • Eggs have high source of Vitamin A too which is essential for eyes and helps in having a better eyesight.
  • Egg white is more beneficial and nutritious than the egg yolk as yolk has high amount of cholesterol and egg white should be included more in diet than the egg yolk.
  • Although eating eggs are healthy, people suffering from diabetes should take care before making it a part of their diet as eating eggs may cause them heart related problems such as heart diseases etc…

When and how should eggs be eaten?:

  • Egg is such a healthy food that should not be ignored and vegetarians can substitute eggs with paneer/ cottage cheese.
  • Egg is more healthy when boiled and eaten rather than eating omelet as boiled egg white is very nutritious.
  • Eggs can be scrambled and they can also be added into various curries and made as egg curries, egg rice recipes, fried eggs and so on…

Check out the article below on how to make Indian breakfast omelette which is quick, easy and an instant option as a breakfast recipe.

Normally, omelet is made in various ways and omelette is made in many different varieties such as french omelet, spanish omelet and each method has a different way of making.

How masala omelette is made:

Masala omelette is made by beating eggs with dry spices and also by adding very finely chopped onions, tomatoes, freshly chopped coriander leaves, black pepper corn and chilli powder which gives a masala flavor to the omelet which can be accompanied with rice, roti or bread as well.

Check out the detailed recipe below and the video method too in the recipe card…

How to make masala omelette recipe:

masala omelette recipe, indian omelette for breakfast

A simple Indian breakfast accomplishment made using beaten eggs and spices.

Beaten egg mixture:

  • 2 eggs
  • salt – to taste
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • a pinch of haldi/ turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp ginger garlic paste

Masala omelette mixture:

  • 1 onion ((very finely chopped))
  • 1 tomato ((deseeded and very finely chopped))
  • 1 tbsp very finely chopped coriander leaves
  • salt – to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper corn powder/ kali mirch powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp oil

To make omelette:

  • 1 tbsp oil

To make beaten egg mixture:

  1. Take a bowl, beat 2 eggs, add salt as per taste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste.
  2. Mix all the ingredients well by beating them well with a beater.
  3. Set the mixture aside

To make masala omelette mixture:

  1. Take a bowl, add very finely chopped onion, very finely chopped tomato, very finely chopped coriander leaves, salt to taste, black pepper corn powder, mix all the ingredients well.
  2. Add red chilli powder, mix the masala well.
  3. Add oil into the mixture and mix well.
  4. Take the beaten egg mixture and add it into the onion tomato masala mixture.
  5. Combine all the ingredients well.
  6. Make sure the egg mix and the onion tomato masala mixes well.

Making of the omelette recipe:

  1. Take a pan and heat it.
  2. Add oil into the pan and heat the oil.
  3. Take the omelette mixture and pour it on the pan from the center.
  4. Spread the omelette mix evenly and round.
  5. Cook the bottom side until all the sides are evenly cooked.
  6. Flip the omelette and cook the other side too until it is done well.
  7. Make sure both the sides are done well.
  8. Once done, take the omelette out on a plate.
  9. Serve hot with roti, bread or rice.
  • Masala omelette can be served along with roti.
  • Plain paratha or plain roti can be served as an accompaniment with omelette which tastes yum and reduces our time of making a curry for the roti or chapati.
  • It can be placed between the bread slices and served as an omelette sandwich which is more quick and reduces the time to make even a roti.
  • This omelette is a great option for breakfast in Indian households.
  • While having it with bread, it is preferable to have it with brown bread which is a very healthy option during early mornings.
  • Tomatoes can be skipped and the omelette can be made just by using onions and still the taste comes out amazing.
  • The omelet can be made plain as well by skipping onions and tomatoes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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mutton kulambu in tamil style, mutton kuzhambu

Mutton Kulambu made in tamil style is a popular gravy kind of mutton recipe and these kind of curries are highly popular in South India especially in the Tamil Nadu region. Lamb recipes on the blog: rogan josh recipe mutton paya soup mutton biryani recipe hyderabadi mutton biryani mutton gravy mutton masala pepper mutton What... Read More » The post mutton kulambu in tamil style, mutton kuzhambu appeared first on Yummy Indian Kitchen - Indian Food...

Mutton Kulambu made in tamil style is a popular gravy kind of mutton recipe and these kind of curries are highly popular in South India especially in the Tamil Nadu region.

mutton kulambu in tamil style or mutton kuzhambu

Lamb recipes on the blog:

What actually is mutton kulambu:

Kulambu” is basically a term used in place of curry or gravy down south in Tamil Nadu. Kulambu is also referred to as “kuzhambu” which have gravy consistency in the curries and also added a sour touch by adding tomatoes to them.

The base that is made is usually tomato based or tamarind based…

The South Indian curries are slightly differently made compared to other regional curries whether it is a vegetarian recipe or a non vegetarian recipe.

In those gravy based recipes we add certain extra flavors such as curry leaves or made by adding spicy ground masala which includes dried red chillies, black pepper, cumin in most of the kulambu recipes.

mutton kulambu in tamil or mutton recipes in tamil

There are few more south indian recipes shared on the blog which are highly popular such as ambur mutton biryani or it is also called as ambur star biryani, ambur chicken biryani, egg kulambu , egg roast, nadan chicken curry etc…

How to make my version of mutton kulambu:

Here, I have used a masala paste of coriander, cumin, dried red chillies, coconut pieces, onions which have been roasted well and added into the mutton to get a very good gravy and also cooked well so that the masala flavors get infused into the mutton.

Curry leaves are added as the tempering which gives a different aroma to the whole dish and it is basically served with parotta, rice or any sort of pulao recipe.

Different kinds of kulambu recipes:

There are many different varieties in making kulambu dishes such as chicken kulambu recipes, egg  kulambu recipes and also using various veggies.

I would be glad enough to update some of the popular kulambu recipes as I keep trying them, testing them and posting them on the blog for my blog readers to try out some of the amazing south indian recipes.

Advantages of including mutton in diet:

  • Including meat gives us good amount of protein in diet and helps in growing and strengthening of muscles on our body.
  • Rich in vitamins and minerals such as zinc, iron etc…

Buying good quality  meat:

  • To make mutton recipes we always need to buy red, soft and tender lamb meat that can easily get soft even by slow cooking method and also brings out all the yummy flavors and the mutton tastes best when cooked.
  • Cleaning the fat white deposits all over the meat is also a good step as including lots of fatty content is  unhealthy which raises the cholesterol levels and risks the heart.
  • Always buy fresh and tender raw meat which helps in speeding up the cooking process of the mutton.

Check out the recipe below which has been shared with detailed steps and also a video procedure for the recipe is shared to understand the process of making kulambu recipe even better.

Mutton kulambu in tamil style:

mutton kulambu in tamil style, mutton kuzhambu

A south indian style of making mutton curry or mutton gravy commonly known as mutton kulambu.

To dry roast the masala and to make their paste:

  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp black pepper corns/kali mirch
  • 8-10 dried red chillies
  • 2 small cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 tbsp desiccated coconut pieces/fresh coconut pieces
  • 1 onion ((finely sliced))
  • 1 tbsp oil to roast the onions

To cook the curry:

  • 250 gms mutton ((cleaned and washed well))
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion ((finely chopped))
  • 3 slit green chillies
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tomatoes ((finely chopped))
  • salt – to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • a pinch of garam masala

Making of mutton kuzhambu masala paste:

  1. Take a pan and heat it.
  2. add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black pepper corns, dried red chillies, dry roast them for few seconds.

  3. Add ciinnamon sticks, cloves and saute for few more seconds.
  4. Take them out on a plate, allow them to cool down.
  5. Add coconut pieces into the pan and dry roast them until they turn slight brown in color.
  6. Transfer them on a plate after roasting.
  7. Add sliced onions in the pan, add a tbsp of oil, mix and roast the onions until they turn slight golden color.

  8. Transfer them onto a plate and allow all the roasted ingredients to cool down well.
  9. Take a blending jar, add all the roasted ingredients into the jar.
  10. Give a blend.
  11. Add some water and make them into a fine paste, set the paste aside for later use.

Cooking of the mutton curry:

  1. Take a pressure cooker, add 2 tbsp oil and heat it.
  2. Add the chopped onions and saute/mix.

  3. Add 3 green chillies, curry leaves, saute until the onions turn soft.
  4. Add ginger garlic paste, saute for few minutes to get rid of the raw smell.
  5. Add mutton pieces into the cooker, roast the mutton until the color of the mutton changes.

  6. Add chopped tomatoes, add salt to taste, turmeric powder, mix and cook until the tomatoes turn soft.
  7. Add the blended masala paste from the jar, also add water into the jar and add the left over paste into the cooker.
  8. Give a mix.
  9. Cook the masala until oil leaves the sides.
  10. Add about 2 cups of water, stir.
  11. Check for salt consistency and add more if required, add freshly chopped coriander leaves, mix well.

  12. Secure the pressure cooker lid.

  13. Give whistles to cook the mutton, one whistle on high flame and two on low flame or until mutton tenderizes.

  14. Switch off the flame and reduce the steam naturally.
  15. Open the lid, add a pinch of garam masala and stir.
  16. Cook for 2-3 minutes on low flame.
  17. Switch off the flame, mix and serve hot.
  18. Serve hot with rice or roti.
  • Here, I have pressure cooked the mutton to make it tender and it can also be slow cooked by covering with the lid and not by pressure cooking method.
  • Dried chillies can be increased or decreased in quantity as per the spicy flavor preferred.
  • Fresh coconut gives even more a fresh flavor and aroma to the gravy but desiccated coconut too can be used an alternative as I have done here.
  • Check out the video which I have shared to make this recipe.
  • If more tangy taste is preferred then it is better to increase one more tomato and balance the masala flavors.

This is just one of the ways to make mutton kulambu recipe. I have tried my best to bring out this popular recipe to my viewers who look out for mutton kuzhambu, but if you have suggestions on making other ways of mutton kulambu then do leave your suggestions or a feedback below in the comments section.

Hopefully, I would try other versions as well and post them on the blog so that readers can get an idea on making other versions as well.

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tulsi tea recipe, tulsi leaves for weight loss | tulsi green tea

Tulsi tea, a tea prepared by a holy leaf which is commonly called as holy basil is a very powerful tea and ingredient that cures many ailments and is a miracle medicinal leaf. Tulsi in sanskrit is referred to as Tulasi. This article is all about using tulsi leaves for people with gain in weight... Read More » The post tulsi tea recipe, tulsi leaves for weight loss | tulsi green tea appeared first on Yummy Indian Kitchen - Indian Food...


Tulsi tea, a tea prepared by a holy leaf which is commonly called as holy basil is a very powerful tea and ingredient that cures many ailments and is a miracle medicinal leaf.

Tulsi in sanskrit is referred to as Tulasi. This article is all about using tulsi leaves for people with gain in weight and looking for simple home made solutions to lose that unwanted fat.

tulsi green tea or tulsi tea for weight loss

Also check out some of the healthy drinks mainly on fat loss from the blog such as jeera water for weight loss, a drink for fat cutter, ginger water for weight loss, carrot juice, aam panna, nimbu pani, ajwain water, a drink for losing weight as well as cucumber juice, karela juice, sabja seeds, lauki ka juice and beetroot juice. Again punjabi lassi and masala chaas are good drinks to help in digestion process and detoxifying stomach etc…

How does tulsi appear:

  • Tulsi leaves are green in color which give out a very strong smell and aroma and has many medicinal values.
  • The tulsi comes out as a shrub and herbal leaves. The flowers of the shrub blossom out in reddish purple color.
  • Tulsi is usually placed in a holy pot in every courtyard or a garden of people belonging to hindu religion and prayers are offered to the plant by them.
  • It is believed to be a very sacred plant and it also gives out seeds which are useful in ayurvedic medicine.

What is this article about:

  • In this recipe article I would like to share a simple yet effective remedy that quite works well for weight loss as well as helpful to treat other minor ailments.
  • Mainly my article helps in treating weight loss with tulsi leaves by making it as a tulsi tea.
  • This article gives you tips on how to lose weight by using tulsi and honey which is a very powerful and effective home remedy.

There are many benefits of using holy basil or tulsi in our daily life.

Growing this plant in every garden is what I would suggest as these holy leaves have got plenty of uses and benefits that can be used as daily home remedies for treatment of various ailments without the need to go to the doctor for minor health issues.

The benefits and uses that I will be sharing are for general purpose only and should always be followed only after consulting a specialist.

These tulsi remedies and uses are effective for both kids and adults depending on how they are effectively utilized.

What is tulsi green tea?:

  • Tulsi tea is a naturally made green tea recipe.
  • We all are aware and have come across green tea and its benefits for the body.
  • Green tea is usually prepared by making use of herbs that have great medicinal usage and herbs that are organic.
  • Nowadays, green tea sachets are readily available in every grocery store and it is available in loose packing as well as in sachets and these sachets are made in such a way that one cup of tea uses one green tea bag.
  • These green tea bags are available in various flavors such as ginger , honey, lemon and so on….
  • Pick up the flavor that is liked the most and use it in making green tea.
  • Tulsi green tea has tea powder made using dried green leaves and the leaves are completely organically grown, crushed and packed by processing.

tulsi tea or tulsi leaves for weight loss

Below are some of the health benefits/advantages or uses for using tulasi tea:

  • Tulsi green tea or tulsi tea is a tulsi flavored simple tea which instead of consuming plain is mixed with water, boiled, strained and served with honey unlike the ready made green tea.
  • This drink has many advantages for a human body.
  • It detoxifies our body and flushes out all the toxins from the body if consumed frequently.
  • It also acts as a great stress buster and helps in getting rid of any anxiety disorders.
  • The main purpose of writing this article is to show that this tulsi tea works wonders in burning down the excess calories from the body.
  • It is much better than drinking tea or coffee kind of stimulants which negatively affect the body.
  • It controls the cholesterol and sugar levels of the body.

How tulsi or basil is effective and some of the ways it can be used:

  • It is used in many recipes such as pizza toppings or while making sauces out of tomatoes.
  • It is used in many recipes ranging from Italian and Mediterranean cuisines.
  • It acts an anti-aging leaf and its leaves if chewed or eaten helps us in giving a fresh young look.
  • It prevents heart related problems and mainly it protects and prevents us from cold and cough and kids are usually given tulsi by mixing it with ginger or honey to cure cold, cough and fever, headaches, skin problems etc.
  • It is also believed to remove kidney stones if the leaf is consumed regularly.
  • Growing the plant in the kitchen gardens gives us a fresh feeling and inhaling oxygen from such plants is a bliss to life and something that gives a fresh and healthy start to the day.
  • Dry coughs, stomach aches and many more ailments are treated by applying simple home remedies of crushing basil leaves and mixing them with either lemon, ginger, black pepper, honey and giving to kids and adults to cure simple ailments at home.
  • Every part of tulsi plant and herbal leaf is useful in medicine and ayurveda medicine uses it more to cure ailments naturally.
  • Just plucking the leaf, washing and chewing it is very helpful in keeping all the common ailments away.

BEST TIME TO DRINK TULSI GREEN TEA:

  • Tulsi tea can be had in the mornings and it can be taken before or after the meals.
  • It can also be taken during evenings as well as few hours before going to sleep.
  • It can be consumed between meals as well.
  • The frequency of this drink should not be more than 2 times a day.
  • Just drink it once or twice a day and if planning to lose weight then follow this tea for a couple of months.
  • Since metabolism is down early in the mornings and in the evenings, it is better to have during those times as it picks up the slow metabolism rate in the body and energizes the body.
  • It acts as a detoxifier, rich in antioxidants, detoxifies the body and hence preventing unwanted fats deposited inside the body and helps keep weight in check.

Below is a simple recipe card for making tulsi tea…do have a look and share us your feedback…

Tulsi tea recipe making below:

tulsi tea recipe, tulsi leaves for weight loss | tulsi green tea

An effective drink that aids in cutting down bad cholesterol.

  • 15-20 fresh tulsi leaves/ holy basil
  • 1 glass of water
  • 1 tbsp honey
  1. Take a sauce pan, add a glass of water.
  2. Add the holy basil/ tulasi leaves into the water.
  3. Bring the water to a boil.
  4. Slow down the flame and let it boil on sim for at least 10 minutes or until the green leaf releases all its juices into the water completely.
  5. The water turns brownish green in color after the water absorbs all the flavors of the basil leaf.
  6. Switch off the flame.
  7. Cool it down until it turns lukewarm
  8. Strain the drink into a glass.
  9. Add a tablespoon of honey into it.
  10. Stir well.
  11. Enjoy between meals to purify the stomach.
  12. Please read the article to know about the best time to drink this tea.
  • One can add few drops of lemon as well if needed.
  • Not only weight loss but tulsi tea relieves us from cold, cough and fever as well.

 

  • Important note: Please consult the doctor before following any of the home made remedies or tips from this blog as these information is only for general purpose only and not provided by experts.
  • These tips work to certain extent and also depends on body type. Never follow these tips while suffering from any major health issues and also do not follow them during pregnancies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fish curry recipe south indian, fish gravy | fish curry rice

Fish curry recipe, a south indian style of making fish recipe which has a tamarind flavor and also has a gravy like consistency due to the masala ingredients added into the curry. Check out some of the various sea food recipes on the blog such as prawns fry, prawn curry, fish fry machi fry, chepala... Read More » The post Fish curry recipe south indian, fish gravy | fish curry rice appeared first on Yummy Indian Kitchen - Indian Food...

Fish curry recipe, a south indian style of making fish recipe which has a tamarind flavor and also has a gravy like consistency due to the masala ingredients added into the curry.

Check out some of the various sea food recipes on the blog such as prawns fry, prawn curry, fish fry machi fry, chepala pulusu etc…

Also check out other non veg collections:

Fish is a non vegetarian seafood recipe and it is one of the highly used seafood apart from prawns and other seafood stuff.

fish curry recipe south indian style

Fish is one the most healthiest non veg food and including fish in daily diet which has omega fatty acids is even more beneficial for the health.

Types of fish:

Fish is obtained in many varieties and there are hundreds of different species of fish and the most common fish used in India is Rohu, Tuna, Tilapia, Hilsa, Salmon, Pomphret etc…

Fishing in Indian water bodies give us thousands of different species. Fishermen wake up early in the morning and go fishing to catch variety of different fish species.

Indian people love to cook fish and the best time to eat fish is during winters and rainy. Different regions get different shapes and sizes of fish such as small fishes, big fish and small fishes are directly cooked by applying some masala and giving a steam or they can be pan fried.

Big fish is usually cut into pieces and is cooked with any of the cooking techniques such as steaming, baking, frying or boiling methods.

How to store fish when bought:

  • Fish tends to spoil in summers soon and it has to be cut fresh immediately before cooking and do not leave it in room temperature for a long time.
  • If there is some raw fish remaining after cooking then store at very cold temperatures when fish is cut such as fish remains good if stored in deep freezers. Take the fish out from freezer to a room temperature just few minutes before cooking.
  • This cold temperature storage technique helps in keeping the fish fresh even for a week and more if there is continuous power supply to the refrigerator.
  • When fish is being bought then always choose a fish that is alive and then cut it so that we are aware of the freshness of it something that cannot be known from store bought ones.

How to wash the fish:

  • There are some experts who are good at cutting skills of fish and I have bought this fish from the hyper market by cutting them into big round or oval shape pieces.
  • It does not take much time to clean the fish if it is already cut. Pour some salt and turmeric powder on the fish pieces, mix them and wash the pieces well with water.
  • It can also be cleaned with lemon juice as it takes away the fishy smell and gives us a fishy free smell if washed well under running water.
  • Therefore, to simplify, it can be washed with salt, turmeric or lemon to get rid of the stickiness as well as the bad odour.

machli banane ka aasaan tareeka or rohu fish curry

How to make fish curry with important tips:

  • Fish curry can be made in several ways but fish curries taste the best only if they are given a tangy touch to it with the help of tomatoes or tamarind.
  • It is always a better idea to add tamarind extract to fish curries which help in the curry remaining fresh for a long time.
  • Whenever fish curry is made, make it fresh and consume fresh as the taste of the curry changes after 5-6 hours.
  • The reason : Since fish is kept inside the curry which is naturally at room temperature and fish starts spoiling in the curry and therefore, the taste of the curry too starts changing.
  • Always use fresh fish pieces and make curry in less quantity as it cannot be used after long hours.
  • If in case the cooked curry remains, then it is better to store the curry in refrigerator and use it within 24 hours.
  • The tamarind added helps in keeping the gravy fresh if stored in fridge.
  • These fish curries tend to spoil quickly in summers or at hot room temperatures and at cold room temperature they last  fresh for few hours.

Fish curries are made in different ways in different regions and I am sure all the fish curries taste yum and I can’t wait to try out regional fish curries and post it on my blog so that all the various kinds of fish curries are available at one place and can be tried with rice.

Usually fish is eaten plain or it tastes best with steamed rice. In south india, fish is highly used in the coastal regions and we can find plenty of fish species over there.

How to make this south indian style fish gravy:

In order to get good gravy I have used some masala such as coconut, onions, coriander and cumin, made a paste of them and added tamarind extract to the masala which gives a good gravy perfect to be served with rice.

Benefits of eating fish:

  • Fish is highly recommended for those suffering from poor vision as it has high amount of Vitamin A.
  • It is rich in proteins and high in omega 3 fatty acids which is healthy for heart, eye.
  • It is also rich in Vitamin D which is good for the bone development.

Check out the recipe below and the video procedure too…

South Indian style of making fish curry recipe:

Fish curry recipe south indian, fish gravy

fish curry in south indian style made using tamarind pulp and masala ingredients

  • 8-10 fish pieces ((approximately 750 gms))

To marinate fish:

  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • a pinch of haldi powder/turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste

To make masala paste:

  • 2 tbsp desiccated/fresh coconut pieces
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds/dhania
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • 2 onions ((sliced/chopped))

to stir fry the fish:

  • 2 tbsp oil

To make the curry:

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • salt – to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder/haldi powder
  • 2 lemon size tamarind ((soaked and pulp extracted))
  • 8-10 fresh curry leaves
  • salt if required

Step 1 (Washing of the fish):

  1. Take fish pieces, clean and wash them well with salt and haldi water to get rid of the foul smell.

  2. If smell continues, add some lemon drops all over the fish and wash them with water.

Step 2 (marinating the fish):

  1. Take the washed fish pieces, add some salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, mix all the ingredients with the fish well.
  2. Marinate the fish for at least 10 minutes.

Step 3(Roasting the masala and blending them):

  1. Take a pan, add coconut pieces and dry roast them until they turn into slight brown color.
  2. Roast them on low flame.
  3. Take them out on a plate.
  4. Add coriander seeds and cumin seeds into a pan and dry roast them slightly until they release a pleasant aroma.
  5. Take them out and transfer into the same plate.
  6. Add onions into the pan, add oil all over the onions and roast the onions until they turn slight brown in color.
  7. Take the onions out in a plate.
  8. Cool down all the ingredients.
  9. Take a blending jar, add all the roasted ingredients into the jar, blend them.
  10. Add some water into the jar and make a smooth paste of the roasted masala ingredients.

  11. Keep the paste aside for later use.

Step 4 (Stir frying the fish):

  1. Take a pan, add around 2-3 tsp of oil and heat it.
  2. Add the marinated fish pieces into the pan.
  3. Stir fry them on both sides for few minutes.
  4. Take them out.

Step 5(Making the fish curry):

  1. Take a cooking vessel, add oil and heat it on low flame.

  2. Add the blended masala paste into it.
  3. give a mix and keep stirring the masala to avoid burning.
  4. add salt as per taste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste.
  5. give a mix and cook the masala on low flame for 5-10 minutes and stir in between.
  6. add the tamarind extracted pulp and adjust the sourness as per requirement.
  7. give a stir and check the salt and add more as per requirement.
  8. add the stir fried fish pieces into the curry.
  9. add some fresh curry leaves.
  10. let the curry boil well.
  11. stir delicately in between.
  12. cook for 5 minutes on sim flame.

  13. switch off the flame.

  14. serve hot.
  15. serve the curry with rice.
  • Here in this recipe I have stir fried the fish to enhance the flavors but stir frying the fish can be skipped and the marinated pieces can be directly added into the curry while boiling. 
  • Marination step too is optional and the fish pieces can be directly added without marinating.
  • Tamarind pulp can be increased or reduced according to one’s preference.

 

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kadai chicken recipe, chicken karahi masala gravy

Kadai chiken recipe, a gravy kind of chicken curry made using onion puree, tomato puree, cashewnut puree and it has a semi dry and slight thick gravy consistency . Origin of chicken karahi: This gravy chicken recipe is quite popular in North Indian cuisine and is widely served in every restaurant and street corners of... Read More » The post kadai chicken recipe, chicken karahi masala gravy appeared first on Yummy Indian Kitchen - Indian Food...

Kadai chiken recipe, a gravy kind of chicken curry made using onion puree, tomato puree, cashewnut puree and it has a semi dry and slight thick gravy consistency .

Origin of chicken karahi:

  • This gravy chicken recipe is quite popular in North Indian cuisine and is widely served in every restaurant and street corners of Northern India with naan.
  • It is also a pakistani delicacy and is hugely popular dish of Pakistan.
  • It is slowly gaining popularity in all the Indian restaurants as this gravy is perfect with all kinds of Indian flat breads.

Do check out amazing indian chicken recipes collection on the blog such as chicken 65, chicken pakora, chicken keema, chicken sukka , chicken do pyaza and other non veg recipes such as mutton paya soup, marag recipe, haleem recipe, mutton biryani recipe , mutton dum biryani etc…

kadai chicken recipe

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN KARAHI MASALA GRAVY:

  • The making of these masala paste is easy and in this recipe we tried to use tomato puree that is tomato paste as well as onion paste combined with cashew paste.
  • The tomatoes, onions and cashews have to be boiled well as adding blended paste of tomatoes, onions and kaju after boiling gives a real good taste to the curry.
  • If the above ingredients are added as raw paste and not boiled, then the taste of the gravy is not as per desired or as we wish it to be.
  • Normally, we prefer making different kinds of chicken curries but it is less likely that we add rich and creamy paste to the curry but this special kadai chicken uses rich onion and kaju paste which gives a creamy texture to the gravy as well as tastes creamy and goes with flat breads like naan or chapati recipe.
  • It also uses tomato puree in order to get slight tangy touch to the gravy which other wise gets sweet due to the onions and kaju paste that is added into the curry.

kadai chicken- or chicken karahi

KADAI CHICKEN MASALA:

  • Usually spices such as coriander seeds powder, kashmiri red chillies, black pepper corns, cumin seeds, crushed kasoori methi are dry roasted in a pan or kadai and blended into a fine powde which is called as kadai masala.
  • This kadai masala along wih garam masala is added into mutton kadai, kadai paneer, chicken kadai etc…

My version of Kadai chicken:

  • Here, in this recipe I have not combined all the kadai masala ingredients but added each of them individually as these spice ingredients are always handy in Indian kitchens.
  • To make the process appear simple I have shown all the spices adding individually.
  • One can even combine them, roast them and add all the spices at once as well.
  • I have also used puree of tomato, onion and kaju in order to get gravy consistency but the simpler version of kadai chicken is cooked by just adding chopped onions, chopped tomatoes and cooking the chicken by adding kadai masala such as dhaniya powder, jeera powder, kali mirch powder, kasoori methi, lal mirch powder, garam masala powder etc…
  • My version of kadai chicken is almost similar to street style method or the one that is made in restaurant which has a creamy texture.

chicken karahi or how to make kadai chicken

Different chicken gravies:

  • Most of the North Indian punjabi gravies with chicken almost appear same but there are slight variations to it and the complete aroma and taste of the gravy varies.
  • Chicken gravies such as butter chicken recipe, chicken tikka masala, chicken makhani, chicken kadai amost all use rich creamy paste for the gravy but the technique and the masalas added are different and the process of cooking too is different.
  • I would like to update all these chicken gravy recipes as soon as possible on the blog along with video procedures in order to understand how all these similar looking gravies are cooked differently.

There are many varieties in which chicken is used and made and every part of chicken can be used to make hundreds of chicken items which are never ending and unique.

Indian chicken recipes are getting huge popularity even in International restaurants with gravies like butter chicken recipe, chicken tikka masala recipe etc….

Non vegetarians should try to include chicken by making healthy chicken recipes which is full of proteins and help us build muscles and strength by eating it often.

Avoid making spicy chicken recipes as much as possible as they lose all the nutrients during cooking and only has a taste. Health conscious people should try to eat chicken by grilling, steaming or using less of oil and spices. These techniques retain their nutrient value and help us give good results when consumed.

Always buy good quality chicken and make sure it is freshly cut as the outcome of the chicken dishes with not so freshly cut chicken is bad and unhealthy.

Check out below my version of making kadai chicken recipe with the recipe card as well as a video procedure.

How to make kadai chicken recipe, chicken karahi:

kadai chicken recipe, chicken karahi masala gravy

A Punjabi, Pakistani and Indian country popular chicken gravy made in a kadai or a pan which has semi dry semi gravy texture perfect with naan and chapati.

To boil the chicken:

  • 250 gms chicken pieces ((cleaned and washed well))
  • salt to taste
  • water to boil the chicken

To make chicken karahi:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp jeera/ cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 medium size onion ((diced or cut into cubes))
  • 1 green capsicum ((deseeded and cut into small cubes))
  • 2 slit green chillies
  • salt – to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder/haldi
  • 1/2 tsp roasted coriander seeds powder ((dhaniya powder))
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper corn powder/kali mirch powder
  • 1/4 tsp crushed kasoori methi/ dried fenugreek leaves
  • 1/4 tsp red food color mixed in 2 tsp water
  • 1 cup tomato puree ((use 3-4 tomatoes))
  • 2 cups onion and cashewnut/kaju paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tomato ((deseeded and cut into cubes))

For garnishing:

  • 2 tsp butter
  • 2 tsp cream/malai
  • 1 tsp freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • small lemon wedges

Step 1(To boil the chicken):

  1. Take a vessel, add water into it.
  2. Add salt to it and add the chicken pieces into it.
  3. Boil the chicken for 10 minutes.
  4. Once boiled, switch off the flame.
  5. Strain the chicken pieces.
  6. Set them aside for later use.

Step 2(To make tomato puree):

  1. Take 3-4 tomatoes, boil the tomatoes in water by adding a pinch of salt for few minutes, cool them down and make a puree out of it.
  2. The puree should be at least 1 cup.

Step 3 (To make onion cashewnut puree):

  1. Take 2 onions, 8-10 cashewnuts/kaju, add them in water and boil them for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Switch off the flame.
  3. Cool it down.
  4. Transfer the onions and cashewnuts in a blending jar and make a fine puree of both the ingredients.
  5. Transfer the paste into a cup for later use.

Step 4 (Process of cooking chicken karahi):

  1. Take a kadai or a wok or a pan or a cooking utensil.
  2. Add 2 tbsp oil into the kadai.
  3. Add cumin seeds into it and let them splutter.
  4. Add ginger garlic paste, saute for few minutes to get rid of raw smell.
  5. Add the small cubes of onion into the oil.
  6. Add small cubes of green capsicum into it.
  7. Saute the onions and green capsicum for few minutes until they turn soft.
  8. Add slit green chillies, saute them well.
  9. Add the boiled chicken pieces into the kadai and roast the chicken well.
  10. Add salt to taste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, roasted coriander seeds powder.
  11. Add garam masala powder, kali mirch powder, crushed kasoori methi.
  12. Mix all the masala ingredients with the chicken well.
  13. Cook them for few minutes until the masala starts releasing oil at the sides.
  14. Add red food color mixed in some water.
  15. Give a mix.
  16. Add the tomato puree that has been made.
  17. Give a mix.
  18. Cook the tomato puree for 3-4 minutes on low flame until oil appears at the sides.
  19. Add 2 cups of onion and kaju paste/puree into the chicken gravy.

  20. Mix well.
  21. Cook the masala for five to ten minutes on low flame.
  22. Add around 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water into the gravy and mix.
  23. Cook the gravy for five minutes.

  24. Add the deseeded tomato cubes into the chicken gravy.
  25. Give a mix and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  26. Switch off the flame.
  27. Serve hot hot kadai chicken in a kadai.

  28. Garnish with malai or cream.
  29. Add some butter from the top.
  30. Also garnish with some freshly chopped coriander leaves and lemon wedges.
  31. Serve hot with naan or roti.
  • Adding kaju/cashew paste makes the gravy rich and therefore, regularly kadai chicken making viewers can skip adding kaju paste.
  • Just adding boiled onion and tomato paste is enough for a good gravy.
  • Adding cream at the end too is optional if all the ingredients are not available easily while making at home.
  • One can combine the kadai masala and add into the gravy or add the mentioned kadai masala ingredients separately. Both the ways give good outcome.

Do leave us your queries and comments regarding the recipe and we get back trying to answer them as quickly as possible.

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