Indian style Kheema Masala Recipe (Minced Meat Masala)

Indian style Kheema Masala Recipe (Minced Meat Masala)

My favorite thing about minced meat is it gets cooked soo easily. Very simple and most aromatic Kheema Masala is a best pair with any bread/Rice and one of the winter favorite here. Very simple preparation require to make this kheema masala. I used to add this recipe in my menu plan very often since they can be put together very easily and they are sooo delicious too.

I have used beef kheema here, you could use mutton/chicken kheema instead. Rest of the ingredients are very basic Indian masalas. It goes very well with bread like Bhatura, Steamed bun, Lacha paratha, etc or your choice of Rice.

Indian style Kheema Masala Recipe (Minced Meat Masala)

I used to buy meat chunk with less fat and ask the butcher to mince for me. Because, if you are buying already minced one, they will add more fat to it. Or else you can mince yourself if you own a meat mincer.

Hope you will try the recipe and lemme know the feedback.

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Chicken meat ball clear soup Recipe

Chicken meat ball clear soup Recipe (Soup chicken Tefteli)

Official winter day starts from today here in Uzbekistan, Yes December 1st! (as we say Mansoon starts on first of June in Kerala). Tashkent is getting colder day by day, there is nothing so comforting than a bowl of hot soup on these evenings to get cozy.  Sipping each spoon of this simple and flavorful soup make you warm from inside. Ladies, you will love making this because your kitchen will be less messy too ;-).

Since there is no addition of thickeners, the soup is so light and clear. Use whatever veggies you have in your pantry. Making chicken meat ball is super easy too. Meat ball soup is very common here in Tashkent, every house holds  prepare them very often. They call it Soup Tefteli (means meatball soup). Meatball clear soup and Mastava (another Uzbek special soup) are very commonly available in most of the Uzbek national food restaurants and cafes. As I told veggies may vary, hence slight flavor difference. I have couple of Soups recipe on blog! Get them HEREChicken meat ball clear soup Recipe (Soup chicken Tefteli)

It doesn’t take much time to prepare and if you have some bread on the side, it will sort out your dinner for the day! We served it with some Cheesy garlic bread. So make this soup and get warmed.

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Roasted Butternut squash soup (Pumpkin soup)

Roasted butternut squash soup

Soup is there on my menu at least twice or thrice in a week especially during these winter days. We really need a bowl of soup to warm ourselves up.Butternut squash is in season and this soup comes very often now a days on our dinner table.

Even without adding any cream or dairy, this soup is really velvety and creamy, highly satisfying and healthy too. Roasted butternut enhance the flavor for sure, the smell of roasted squash will tempt you to have couple of spoon soon after coming out of the oven. I had few table spoon before adding them to the soup ;-).It taste great if properly seasoned. I really love pumpkin/butternut squash, either its in sweet or savory. You can see some of my favorite pumpkin/butternut squash recipes here. They are really high in fiber and nutritional bomb.

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White chocolate and Cranberry Muffins

White chocolate and cranberry muffins

Jan already half way through….can you believe it?!Days are simply flying!!!! I am so late for the first post for the year 2018 huh?!! But glad that I showed up 1st month itself. Our unexpected and unplanned short holiday trip, and its hangover took these while for me to back on track again.Hope you all had wonderful holidays!Here I am with our current favorite, white chocolate and cranberry muffins.

I was feeling to Bake more and more on these wintery days. There is nothing cozy than a hot cup of tea and some baked goodies these evenings. And the day you baked something, your home will smell amazing…..I do enjoy that a lot –  one among the sweet little happiness of the home bakers.

Tender muffins with sweet & tart cranberries and white chocolate, with hint of orange zest….mmmmm they were sooo good! I am addicted to those fragrance of citrus fruits. I am telling you, you won’t be stopping this at one. I had before, during and after clicking the photos….don’t take me wrong, it was my lunch on that day hehe…..No wonder why I am struggling to stay in shape 😉 …. some of the days my lunch used to be with these kind of stuff ;-)….I don’t really cook for myself, if there is nothing left over for lunch….

weekend lazzy breakfast can be handled peacefully if I Bake muffins/pound cakes on Fridays, and it will run through out the week to suppress your little hunger anytime of the day too. Late night hunger of him after having early dinner also will be sorted out with these. Best part of baking these muffins are, they can be whipped up in just 15 minutes. You don’t need to take out all those mixers, just a bowl and spatula will do the work. As simple as mixing dry to the wet. Since I used dry cranberries, these can be prepared throughout the year and you can get dried cranberries every where now a days. Blueberries also would be great alternative to it.

Anyways lets see the recipe…..

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Eclair with hazelnut praline custard

You all might have started planning and preparing for upcoming holidays, and no table will complete without those baked goodies.These classic french dessert – eclairs for sure will attract all those sweet tooths.  They are made out of choux dough and filled with custard and topped with chocolate ganache. Eclairs are one of my favorite pastry and I enjoy making and indulging in it. Usually I used to prepare them with vanilla custard and this time I have used my favorite ever, most delicious Hazelnut praline Custard /Pastry cream  Ohhh, they were soo beautiful marriage of yumminess!!

Unsweetened pastry with moderately sweet hazelnut pastry cream and topped with chocolate ganache – can that go wrong?!The pastry will puff up with that hollow inside to fill the cream. This combination was there in my mind for quite sometime and finally I am happy it happened.  You don’t need to do everything on the same day. What I did was, prepared my pastry cream previous day so that it can get chilled well. Next day prepared the pastry and when they were cooling down, made the chocolate ganache.

You can make them in advance if you expect any guest as well. Let me know in comments how you enjoyed this eclairs. Lets see the recipe……..

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Paalooda – A classic malabar drink (Cardamom flavored cashew milk)

Palooda - a malabar classic drink (cardamom flavored cashew milk)

Hot beverage – a milk based drink enriched with the goodness of cashew nuts and flavored with cardamom powder. Very simple drink, lightly sweetened and perfect to make on any occasion! You can prepare this delicious drink in no time.

This is a very first guest post since I started my blogging journey, and I am so glad that I did it. When Lubana of Yummy food send me a message asking me to do the guest post for her annual event “Joy from Fasting to Feasting, I didn’t think twice to say “Yes”. Thank you so much Lubna for inviting me to be part of it.

She has a very wonderful blog with beautiful photography and mouth-watering recipes. So much inspired by her space. Find her here.

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