Anjana Devasahayam

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Badusha or balushahi are soft, flaky deep-fried pastries dipped in a sticky cardamom, saffron & rose flavored syrup. Celebrate Diwali (Indian festival of lights) with this delicious homemade Indian sweet! Ingredients: For the dough, All-purpose flour - 1½ cups Salt - ½ tsp Baking soda - ½ tsp Butter - 1½ tbsp, cold Yogurt - 4...
Pachadi is a mildly spiced coconut and yogurt based curry made with seasonal vegetables or fruits. This pineapple pachadi is sweet, tangy and spicy, providing a delicious accompaniment to a traditional South Indian meal. Ingredients: To grind to a paste, Coconut - ½ cup, grated Cumin seeds - 1 tsp Mustard seeds - ½...
A rich and hearty slow-cooked chicken curry from the land of nawabs, this Hyderabadi dum ka murgh is perfect for a leisurely and hearty Indian meal. Ingredients: To marinate: Chicken - 3 - 3.5 lbs (see Notes) Yogurt - ½ cup Red chili powder - 1 tbsp Coriander powder - 2 tbsp Turmeric powder - 1...
Fish cutlets are a beloved Indian snack. Crisp on the outside, spicy and juicy inside, these Indian style salmon fish croquettes are a snap to make. Ingredients: For the filling, Potato – 2, medium-sized Oil – 2 tbsp Cumin seeds – ½ tsp Curry leaves - 3-4, chopped Onion – 1, finely chopped Ginger and garlic paste...
Easy to make, quick and delicious, the chicken pulao is mildly spiced and a quicker alternative to the ubiquitous biryani. Ingredients: For marination, Yogurt - ¼ cup Red chili powder - ½ tsp Garam masala powder - ½ tsp Salt - ½ tsp For chicken pulao, Rice - 1½ cups Chicken - 1½ lb, marinated Ghee or oil -...
Transform a traditional sheera or rava payasam into a delicious and colorful semolina porridge, fruits and nuts breakfast bowl. Make food pretty! Ingredients: Semolina - ¼ cup Milk - 3 cups Sugar - 3 tbsp Salt - a pinch Cardamom powder - ¼ tsp (or replace with ½ tsp vanilla extract) Blueberries - 1 cup, divided Kiwi...
Chicken malai kebabs are made by grilling small bits of chicken in a creamy marinade. Tuck those juicy kebabs into soft naan breads and top with spicy, tangy chutneys to make a delicious wrap. Ingredients: For the Chicken Malai Kebabs, Chicken thighs - 1 lb, boneless and skinless Ginger-garlic paste - 2 tsp Lime...
Falooda is a layered parfait-like Indian dessert, usually flavored with rose syrup. In a modern spin on the traditional falooda, fresh strawberry syrup and sweet-tangy orange jelly are used to make a luscious and enticing dessert. Ingredients: For orange jelly, Orange flavored gelatin powder - 3-oz packet Hot water - ¾ cup Cold water...
Tiny wheat dumplings cooked in a lightly sweetened coconut milk and jaggery pudding makes for a delicious breakfast or simple sweet treat. Ingredients: For godhumai kozhukattai (wheat flour dumplings), Water - 1¼ - 1½ cups Sesame oil - 1 tsp Salt - 1 tsp Whole wheat flour (atta) - 1 cup For paal kozhukattai (pudding), Water -...
Juicy whole-roasted chicken marinated liberally in Indian tandoori spices. Ingredients: Whole chicken - 3.5 - 4 lbs First marinade, Lemon juice - 2 tbsp, freshly squeezed Turmeric powder - ½ tsp Kashmiri red chili powder - 2 tsp Ginger-garlic paste - 2 tsp Salt - ½ tsp Second marinade, Thick yogurt - ½ cup Oil - ¼ cup (see Notes) Red...
Paneer Jalfrezi is a popular spicy, tangy Indian style stir fry made with onions, crunchy bell peppers and soft cottage cheese. Ingredients: Oil - 1½ tbsp, divided Paneer - 8 oz or 350 gm, cut into cubes or strips Cumin seeds - 1 tsp Onion - 1 medium-sized, thinly sliced Ginger-garlic paste - 2 tsp Tomatoes...
A quick rice dish fragrant with ghee and aromatic spices like cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and jeera (cumin). Ingredients: Ghee - 1 tbsp Cinnamon - 1" stick Cloves - 3 Green cardamom pods - 3 Star anise - a small piece Black pepper corns - 6, lightly crushed Cumin seeds - 2 tsp Basmati rice - 1 cup, rinsed Water...