Thursday, 2 July 2015

Apple Fried Rice Recipe - How to make Apple Fried Rice

Apple Fried rice Recipe - Onion, capsicum and chopped apple slices mixed with cooked rice. Apple rice cooked with olive oil has a wonderful flavor and unique aroma.

I wanted to make apple rice for a long time but never made it somehow. Last Monday, I was forced to try it as I was running out of time. When I took a little peep inside my fridge, I grabbed the chopped apple slices and capsicum as soon as I saw them. What else I need to make a wonderful lunch for my kid who comes hungry after his half day school?  I quickly started the cooking process. I cleaned and put the rice in pressure cooker and started chopping vegetables in the mean time. Apple rice was ready in less than 20 minutes. It's so easy.

Apple Rice Recipe

I used seeraga samba variety this time. Basmati rice is not mandatory. You can make this rice with any regular rice you use. But make sure that you stick to Basmati rice when you cook for your guests. Olive oil is another magic ingredient when it comes to cooking for guests.

Here is the recipe to tell you how to make apple rice easily.

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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

KKR Restaurant Review - Padur, OMR, Chennai

Whenever we want to relish some good north indian dishes, we directly head into KKR Restaurant located in Padur, Chennai. We prefer Hotel Krishna Bhavan in Kelambakkam for authentic Tamil Nadu dishes like idli, dosa, paratha and so on. But when it comes to north indian dishes, we choose KKR Restaurant. It is quite a decent restaurant where we can go with our family and spend sometime while tasting their dishes.

About KKR Restaurant:

KKR Restaurant is located in Padur, right on the OMR in Chennai. It is one of the best hotels located in OMR. It is a multi cuisine restaurant. It is located close to Siruseri and Jeppiar Engineering college. They have good North Indian, Tandoori, Chettinad, Chinese Veg and Non Veg dishes.

KKR Restaurant Padur

Waiting time:

You need to wait for sometime after you order. If you are in a rush, it is better to check with them which dishes can be delivered fast before ordering. Sunday afternoon is really a crowded time. You need to wait to get a table itself mostly.

My hubby always tells me that it is good to wait patiently after we order as there is high probability that we might get freshly cooked food. Waiting time is not a problem as we go to restaurants to spend sometime outside with family. Even we have to wait a lot in my another favorite restaurant Sachin Ka Dhaba located in Thoraipakkam, OMR.

So, whenever we go to KKR, we first order my favorite Gobi Manchurian and ask them to bring first. Then only we start looking out for other dishes.

KKR Restaurant Menu with price:

You can check their menu card with price here. According to me, price is neither expensive nor cheap. It is moderate.

KKR Restaurant menu

About Taste:

As per their menu card, they do not use AJINOMOTO, I really appreciate that. My favorite dishes in their restaurant are Gobi manchurian, Matar Paneer Masala, Paneer Butter Masala, Green Peas Masala, Butter Naan and Dal Tadka. Sometimes, I can see more oil floating on the top of the gravies. Sometimes they don't:) But the taste is good most of the times.

Once we ordered Paneer Pasanda and it was not so good at that time. After that we never tried it again.

We had ordered Gobi Manchurian, Baby Corn Manchurian, Roti, Garlic Naan, Matar Paneer and Dal Tadka last time.

Roti and Baby Corn Manchurian were not that much great. Roti and baby corn used in the manchurian were little bit dry. Dal Tadka and Matar Paneer had generous amount of oil floating on the top. This was the first time I had seen so much oil in their food. Before that, the amount of oil used was moderate only. But the taste were so good.

KKR restaurant food

About Quantity:

Quantity is more than normal quantity you get in most of the restaurants. If we order two gravies for two of us, we end up in packing half of the gravies and have it for dinner also at home. We do not order one as we like to taste two different gravies each time.

kkr restaurant omr chennai

Bread basket is really good. We will get 5-6(I forget the exact no) different rotis/naans in the basket. Again we end up in packing them if we order for 2.

So, order few gravies according to the no of people and then order more if you feel it is not sufficient. Do not waste food. Get them packed if you are not able to finish up the gravies and have it for your next meal time as we do. They will pack it nicely for us:)

Overall Thoughts:

KKR Restaurant is a good multi cuisine restaurant located in Padur. It is located exactly on OMR, Chennai. This is one of the restaurants to which we drive frequently. I would recommend you to try their food once. You might like it.
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Monday, 29 June 2015

Eggless Tutti Frutti Cake Recipe - How to make tutti frutti cake in Pressure Cooker

Eggless Tutti Frutti Cake recipe in Pressure Cooker - Learn how to make Eggless tutti frutti cake easily in your pressure cooker with step by step pictures and instructions. I made this cake with semolina/rava as I prefer Semolina/rava over all purpose flour/plain flour/maida cake due to the unique taste and health benefits.

Pressure cooker baking will be successful after few trial and errors. Yes, Now I am confident that I can make any cake in pressure cooker. After making few pressure cookers, I learned how to make perfect cakes in pressure cooker. If you are baking in pressure cooker for the first time, this recipe will be basic and simple.

Tutti Frutti Cake Recipe

When I made eggless semolina cake(rava cake) last time in pressure cooker for my hubby's birthday, I added tutti frutti as one of the toppings. I loved the cake bites with tutti frutti especially. So, I decided to make tutti frutti cake last time and it came out very well as expected.

Pressure CookerTutti Frutti Cake

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Saturday, 27 June 2015

Paneer Recipes

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Homemade Paneer                     Paneer Fried Rice
     Homemade Paneer                               Paneer Fried Rice

kadai Paneer                     kadai Paneer
         Kadai Paneer                                   Palak Paneer

Paneer Butter Masala                     Paneer Peas Masala
  Paneer Butter Masala                             Paneer Peas Masala

Paneer Tawa Masala                     Shahi Paneer
  Paneer Tawa Masala                                   Shahi Paneer                    

Paneer in White Gravy                     Paneer Kofta
Paneer in White Gravy                              Paneer Kofta                    

Paneer Dosa                     Paneer Wrap
Paneer Dosa Recipe                              Paneer Wrap                   
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Paneer in White Gravy Recipe

Paneer in White Gravy Recipe with step by step pictures -  Paneer cooked in delicious white gravy made with onion and cashew paste.

Paneer In White Gravy

I made this Paneer in White recipe gravy after referring several sites including Sanjeev Kapoor recipe. Many recipes were complicated and called to add more cashews to make rich white gravy. It might be good in case we are preparing for guests. But I wanted to keep the recipe simple which can be made any time without any complication. Also, I did not want to add more cashews like 1/2 cup or 1 cup as many recipes called for. So, I made the white gravy in my own way. Though no recipe which I have referred has suggested to add Kasuri Methi, I added it believing that it would give nice flavor. As expected, it gave a nice taste and flavor.

Paneer in White Gravy Recipe

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Eggless Chocolate Brownie Recipe - How to Make Brownie in Pressure Cooker

Eggless Chocolate Brownie Recipe Made in Pressure Cooker - Don't you get excited when you can make brownies in your pressure cooker? I was equally excited when I ate the brownies made in my pressure cooker for the first time. The brownies were chocolaty, moist and gooey in the center with crackled top. What else you need to delight your little ones?

I really want to tell you that my brownies are not picture perfect because of the fact that they were too good to please my kid. My kid was sleeping when I started making brownie in cooker. The brownie was almost cooked. When I cut a piece directly from the cooker to taste, my kid woke up and came to the kitchen. "Amma, what are you eating?", he asked. He saw those beautiful little piece of brownie on my plate and I was not able to lie to him. I gave him a piece from the plate. "I like it. Give me more.", he ordered actually. I asked him to wait for 5 minutes so that I can take the brownie out from the cooker and cut it neatly. He strongly refused and made me to go crazy without giving me a minute. With no other way, I had to cut brownies directly from the cooker as my kid was not in patience to wait for it:) I did not expect that the brownies would move so fast. I came to a conclusion that I would not be able to take photo of brownies for posting in blog and everything would go off soon. So, I also started enjoying the brownies. As usual, I had reserved some pieces which were not cut properly for my hubby.

Eggless Brownie Recipe

When my hubby came back from work, I gave a piece to him. "Guess what?", I asked. "Brownie??", he asked back. "Is it good?", I asked. "Yes, it is very good.", he replied. Yeah! So, I had decided that this brownie recipe must go to the blog immediately. Though I did not have picture perfect brownies, I decided to post the recipe as the brownies were too good. So, here is the recipe for Eggless Chocolate brownie that can be baked/made in pressure cooker:)

Chocolate brownie in pressure cooker

Storage instruction:

Keep it in fridge in an air tight container and it will stay good for 3-4 days.

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How to make Wheat Pizza in Pressure Cooker
How to make Eggless Rava Cake in Pressure cooker

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Monday, 22 June 2015

Wheat Pizza Recipe in Pressure Cooker Without Yeast - How to make Pizza in pressure cooker

Homemade Wheat Pizza Recipe in Pressure cooker Without Yeast and Oven  - Now you can make wheat pizza(no maida) without yeast that too in your pressure cooker and oven is not required. Let me tell you not to expect a crusty pizza like dominos pizza(Yes, it is made in pressure cooker, made of wheat and not cooked in oven) but you will surely get a decent pizza which you can enjoy without any guilt. You can serve it to your kids happily and confidently as it is purely homemade. Though cooking time is more, preparation time is quite less. So, you do not need to wait for any special day to make pizza at your home.

Have a look at the pressure cooker pizza made for my kid. Not bad, right?

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