Dhokla, Fafra, Handava, Thepla >>>>>>

You Gujratis are so cute but look at the name of dishes - Dhokla, fafra, Handava, thepla + + + ,
I believe you all have recalled the drunken Karenna in the latest blockbuster- 3 idiots, Rajkumar Hirani is genius. Isn’t he? We all know that Gujaratis eat these things a lot, but to use these stuffs in a film, that too in a love story, is really amazing .. Great job Raju… I think all the hotel management students should thank him for helping them to remember the Gujrati Dishes, specially the Farshan (Farshan is the general term for gujrati Snax).

While discussing this sweet and vegetarian cuisine, I asked one of my students the difference between a KHAMON and DHOKLA, this created confusion in them and I got surprised that in most of the places of north India, Khamon and Dhokla are same and locally it is called as Khamon Dhokla. But I tell you it is not…. Let have a look on the differences-

Difference Between Khamon and Dhokla

Khamon is made from besan (gram flour) or a mixture of besan and sooji (semolina), or it can be made exclusively from the Sooji. While the Dhokla is made from the paste of Channa Dal and rice.

• Another major difference is the amount of Sugar or sugar syrup. Sugar syrup is poured over the khamon while the dhokla lacks this syrup.
• The khamon is more porous while the dhokla is comparatively dense in the texture.

I appreciate Raj Kumar Hirani, for using a real Dhokla in the film, but I am not sure whether he really knows the difference? ?


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Indian Recipes : Chicken Biryani Recipe
Chicken Biryani is a very popular Hyderabadi recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Chicken Biriyani by following this easy recipe.

Difficulty: Average Rating: 8.5
Recipe Type: Non Veg.

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• 1 kg Chicken (pieces)
• 500 gm Basmati Rice (washed and soaked for 30 min)
• 4 tbsp Garam Masala (whole)
• 4 tsp Garam Masala Powder
• 50 gm Butter
• 4 tsp Garlic (chopped)
• 1 cup Onions (sliced)
• 4 tsp Ginger (chopped)
• 3 tsp Red Chili Powder
• 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
• 5 tbsp Oil
• 2 tsp Turmeric Powder
• 2 cup Curd (yogurt)
• 3/4 cup Tomato (chopped)
• 4 Bay Leaves

For the marinade :
• 1-1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
• 2 tsp Ginger (chopped)
• 2 tsp Garlic (chopped)
• 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
• 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
• 1 cup Yoghurt
• Salt

For garnishing:
• 1/2 gm Saffron (dissolved in 1/2 cup milk)
• 2 tbsp Rose Water

How to make Chicken Biryani:
• Put all the ingredients of the marinade in a bowl and mix well.
• Add chicken pieces to it and leave for an hour.
• Now boil water, add 1/2 of the whole garam masala, bay leaf, and rice in it.
• Cook the rice until 3/4 th is done, drain and keep it aside.
• Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan and add remaining whole garam masala.
• Allow it to crackle, add sliced onions and cook it till light golden brown.
• Add 1 tsp of the remaining garam masala and all the remaining ingredients, including tomatoes, but excluding rice.
• Cook for 5 minutes, combine marinated chicken with it.
• Cook until chicken is tender.
• Place alternate layers of chicken and rice.
• Now sprinkle saffron, remaining garam masala powder and butter in between the layers and on the top.
• Carefully end it with the rice layer topped with saffron & rose water.
• Cover and seal it with an aluminum foil.
• Cook it further on low flame for 10-12 minutes.
• Chicken Biryani is ready to serve.

none.. said...

ya really it was an awesome explanation about it ...

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