Sunday, June 13, 2010

Donkey Carts

My entry for this weeks Camera Critters Meme.

Camera Critters

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Recognition Day

Yesterday was the Annual Prize Distribution of my sons' school.I'm very happy since my three sons made it to the Top 10 in their respective classes.My youngest son is the top(1st) student in his class.The eldest got 3rd position, while the middle one, got an encouragement award for being the 4th placer.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Chicken Biryani

A friend given me this small pot of Chicken Biryani yesterday.I love the taste so I asked for the recipe.She given me the recipe this morning...Here it is.Try it!
2 cups basmati rice
1 1/2 lbs chicken pieces
1/2 cup milk
1 cup yogurt
3 thinly sliced onions
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1 teaspoon garlic paste
1 teaspoon green chili paste
1/2 cup tomato puree
2 teaspoons red chili powder
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 teaspoons roasted cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
1 pinch saffron
1 teaspoon coriander powder
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
7 tablespoons vegetable oil

Mix tomato puree, yogurt, ginger, garlic, green chili paste, red chili powder, turmeric powder, roasted cumin powder, garam masala, coriander powder and salt. Stir well.
Marinate the chicken with this mixture and keep aside for this mixture and keep aside for 3 to 4 hours.
Heat oil in a pan. Fry the onions until golden brown. The golden brown onions are a very very important step in Pakistani cooking. Do not make it less than golden brown. This is why you need the extra oil.
Add the marinated chicken and cook for 10 minutes.
Add 4 cups of water to the rice. Mix Saffron in milk and add it. Add the chicken pieces. Pressure cook the rice.
Mix gently. Garnish with green coriander leaves and serve hot