Saturday, November 23, 2013

Kulfi a frozen dairy dessert

This recipe of mine has been loved by all in my family.It is so special to us that irrespective of any season my freezer has a batch of them readily available,and i bet you that you will crave for another one while still eating the its a must try recipe and will revive your childhood memories...

Recipe adapted from Sanjeev kapoors advt of rainbow milk

Makes 11 kulfis
Preparation time 5 minutes
Freezer time 24hrs

  1. Sweetened condensed milk 1 can (395gm)
  2. Evaporated milk 1 can(170 gm)( i use rainbow original)
  3. Cardamom flavored evaporated milk 1 can(170gm)(i use rainbow cardamom)
  4. Bread 2 slices(corners removed)
  5. Almonds handful
  6. Pistachios 2tbspns
  • Blend all the ingredients to smooth in a blender.
  • Pour this mixture into kulfi moulds or matkas.
  • Freezer for 24hrs.
  • Served chilled.
If you dont have cardomom flavored milk, just add in 1/2 tspn of cardamom powder to evaporated milk and beat with rest of the ingredients. 

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Types of biryanis you can just eat

What is a delectable mix of spices and rice, and can be made with chicken, mutton, egg, fish or even vegetables? This is just one single dish, yet it is equivalent to an entire, fulfilling, several-course meal in itself. Believed to have originated in the kitchens of the Muslim Mughal Maharajas, this item is literally fit for a king! No points for guessing; I’m talking about your all-time-favourite biryanis. Considered to be the world’s best and most wholesome one-pot meal, I have yet to come across any non-vegetarian who doesn’t adore this dish.

Types of Biryanis:
Although there is no limit to the types of biryanis you can prepare, here are some of the most common and most widely eaten ones:
·         Hyderabadi Biryani: A royal dish directly from the kitchen of the Nizams, extremely rich flavours and primarily spicy. And would you believe it, the Hyderabadi Biryani comes in 49 different kinds, right from ‘shrimp’ Hyderabadi biryani to even a ‘quail’ Hyderabadi biryani! Hard to believe, especially when we’re used to the typical rice preparation of basmati rice and goat meat…
·         Lucknowi Biryani: Known by various names like Awadhi biryani, Mughlai biryani and even Pakka biryani, this is the actual recipe left behind by the erstwhile Mughal rajas and maharajas. Needs neither an introduction nor a description. A prime delicacy if ever there was one.
·         Ambur Biryani: Ambur, a city in Tamilnadu, has the distinction of more biryani shops per kilometer than any other metropolitan city in the world, leave alone India! Legend has it that this was served for the Carnatic army since it wasn’t very convenient to prepare Indian breads like rotis to cater to so many jawans all at once. And as they say, the legend lives on…
·         Kolkata Biryani: Recession was known in the past as well and it was one of these periods when potato came to be used in biryani along with a little meat as it was relatively cheaper. And this became famous as the Kolkata biryani.
·         Sindhi Biryani: The only biryani which uses yoghurt in large amounts while being cooked. Named after a state in Pakistan where it originated.
I could go on and on, but then my list of biryanis would never end. What’s more, I could even invent a special exclusive biryani recipe of my own! But till that much-awaited day arrives when you’ll be able to try out my extraordinary biryani, you can settle for these Biryani Restaurants to satiate your appetite. Simply Order Food Online and get home delivery from any of these biryani speciality restaurants in Bangalore, Delhi or Mumbai and relish your meal.
Do you know the difference between the two terms – ‘biryani’ and ‘pulao’? I was oblivious of the same until recently. When we say ‘pulao’, it means a dish wherein all the ingredients including the rice, vegetables or chicken/mutton (as the case may be), are cooked all together. Whereas when we talk about biryani, it usually implies that the rice and meat/vegetables are cooked individually in separate pots and once they’re ready, both are brought together and layered, resulting in contrasting flavours which set your taste buds tingling.
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 After having delicious biryani,you do crave for an dessert.So my next post will be a lip smacking dessert which i bet you cant have just one.So let me make it more exciting,guess my next recipe and the first few lucky ones will win dinning voachers which can be used in Mumbai,Delhi & Bangalore.Mail me your answers to or message me at anjumsrasoi on facebook.
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Its a frozen dairy dessert.
Contains condensed milk,evaported milk,almonds..
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Friday, November 15, 2013

Gulab Jamun - Deep fried sweet dumplings stewed in sugar syrup


1.Nido milk powder 1cup
2.Baking powder 1tspn (leveled)
3.Ghee 1tbspn(melted)
4.Egg 1(large)
5.Flour(maida) 1tbspn
6.Cardamom powder  a pinch

For the sugar syrup(sheera)
  1. Sugar 1cup
  2. Water 2 and a half cups
  3. Cardamom powder 1/4th tspn
  4. Kewra water 1tspn
  5. Saffron a pinch
Procedure to make sugar syrup(sheera):
  • Take an open vessel and add all the ingredints to make the syrup .
  • Boil the syrup till it becomes a bit sticky,when held between your 2 fingers.
  • Dont make it too sicky,otherwise your jamuns will not soak in the syrup and  will become hard.
  • Keep this aside.
  • You can add  the jamuns after they get deep fried to this syrup and cook for about 8-10minutes.

Procedure to make the jamuns:

  • Now take a bowl and mix all the ingredients together and knead well to make a soft dough by applying ghee on your palms.
  • The dough will be sticky initially but as start kneading it will become soft,you dont need to add any milk or water.
  • Make small balls with this dough ,greasing your hands a bit everytime.
  • Make sure the there are no cracks on your balls.
  • Your balls are ready to be deep fried in oil.
  • Heat oil in a vessel(kadai) to deep fry the gulab jamuns,simmer the flame so that the oil is  medium heated till you make the balls.
  • The oil should be not too hot,start putting all the balls one by one in the oil.
  • Keep stirring till the gulab jamuns turn nice brown in colour.

  • The balls should take atleast 5-7 minutes to turn brown in colour.
  • By doing this the balls get properly cooked  from inside.
  • Now transfer these balls into the sugar syrup and cook this syrup with jamuns for about 8-10minutes.

  • Your gulab jamuns are ready now.
  • Tranfer them to your serving dish.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Shami kabab and shikampur kabab

Makes 16 shami/shikampur kababs

Preparation time: 1hr

INGREDIENTS to be added to the meat:

1.Boneless mutton 500grms

2.Split Bengal gram(chana dal) 3tbspns (soaked in water for 30mins)

3.Garlic cloves 12

4.Ginger 1 inch piece

5.Cinnamon 2-3 sticks

6.Red chilli powder 2tspns

7.Turmeric powder 1/4th tspn

8.Caraway seeds(shazeera) 1tspn

9.Kawab chini(cubeb) 2tspns

10.Elaichi 5

11.Whole peppercorn(kalimirch) 2tspn

12.Oil 2tspns

13.Salt to taste


Add all the ingredients in a cooker along with a cup of water and condense for 10 mins,till the mutton becomes a tender.

You can put all the whole masalas in a muslin cloth,tie it like a potli and drop it in the cooker as well.

If you dint make a potli,try and handpick the whole masala as its hard to grind them with mutton.

You can discard the garam masala.

Also dry out all the water.


1.Coriander leaves 1 bunch

2.Mint leaves 1/2 bunch

3.Green chilles 2

4.Freshly grounded garam masala powder 1tspn

5.Lemon juice of 1 lemon

6.Fresh Cardamom powder 1/2th tspn

7.Raw onion 1 medium or brown onion about a handful (which ever u like for an added flavor..i usually add some raw onion)


Cool the mixture.

Grind the mutton a bit for around a minute in a blender.

Later add haramasala(coriander leaves,mint leaves,green chillies) along with garam masala powder,cardamom powder and lemon juice.

Grind the mutton till you can blend them to form threads like consistency.

Don't grind too much.


1.Hard curd 1/2 cup

2.Finely chopped onion 3tbspns

3.Few coriander and mint leaves.


1.Properly mix up the ingredients for stuffing.

2.Grease your hands with some desi ghee or oil.

3.Now take some mutton mixture and make flat patties,stuff the mixture in the middle and close the pattie from all the sides carefully.

4.Shape the mixture in small circular shapes.

Your shikampur kababs are ready to fry.

5.If you are making shami kabab, don't stuff them with the filling ,just shape into diamond shapes.

FRYING METHOD:(need oil for frying)

Heat some oil and shallow fry the shami kabab/shikampuri kabab to golden brown in colour on both sides

TIPS:You can freeze this mixture and use whenever you wish for upto a month.