Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Butter Pulao, Mughlai Kesar Murg & Bread 65 ~~ A Virtual Birthday Party for Divya Pramil

Celebrating virtually a friend's birthday, seriously am loving it. Eventhough many miles separates us we, a bunch online friends aka bloggers trying our best to celebrate birthday of each and every person of our small group. Today Divya Pramil of You Too Can Cook, a young and bubbly chef aka one of my best sister celebrates her birthday and we cooked few party dishes from her space to celebrate this day.

Happy Birthday Divya Pramil, make god bless you.Look up to the sky, too many stars are shinning up there, i want to see you shinning like a star on the sky of life, have a sparkling birthday Sister.

To a wonderful person i crossed in this virtual world, i cooked three dishes from her space to celebrate virtually her birthday. She shares many beautiful dishes and her breath taking clicks will definitely tempt you also you will learn easily her dishes through her stepwise pictures. Hope Divya will love and enjoy my virtual treat, but seriously everyone at home enjoyed this beautiful dishes and Bread 65 is our recent favourite.Dont forget to check out Sangee,Manjula Bharath,Divya Prakash,Vijayalakshmi,Preeti Tamilarasan,Shama Nagarajan,Priya Ranjit and Pretika the other bloggers joining their hands with me. Go through their blog and enjoy the virtual feast we cooked for Divya's virtual birthday party.

 Butter Pulao from Here

1cup Basmati rice (washed & soaked for 30minutes)
1no Onion (big& sliced)
1no Green chilly (slit opened)
2nos Garlic clvoes (chopped)
1/2tsp Pepper powder
10nos Cashew nuts
5nos Raisins
3tsp Butter
2cups Water

Heat a pan,add a teaspoon of butter, add the cashew and fry until they turns golden brown.

Add the raisins to the same butter and fry until they turns brown. remove and keep aside.

In a pressure cooker, heat two teasppon of butter,once the butter starts melting, add the slit opened green chilly,chopped garlic, saute for few seconds.

Add the sliced onions,saute well until they turns transculent.

Now add the salt, pepper powder,cook for few more minutes.

Add the soaked basmati rice,saute for a minute, add 2cups of water, stir.

Now add the fried cashews,raisins, give a stir and close the cooker with a lid, dont put the weight and cook the rice in low flame.

After 5 minutes, check the water and rice, if the rice is cooked and no more water, out off the stove.

If the rice is not cooked again for few minutes.

Toss gently the rice, dont stir much and serve with raita.

Bread 65 from Here:
3nos Bread slices
1/4cup Gram flour
1tbsp Rice flour
2tsp Cornflour
1pinch Baking soda
1/2tsp Ginger garlic paste
Few curry leaves (chopped)
1tsp Red chilly powder
1/4tsp Fennel seeds (crushed)
Oil for frying
Yellow food colour - A pinch

Cut the bread slices as small cubes.

Take a medium size bowl with gram flour,corn flour,rice flour,baking soda,ginger garlic paste,chopped curry leaves, red chilly powder,crushed fennel seeds, salt and yellow food colour, make a thick batter by adding enough water.

Batter should not be watery.

Heat the oil for deepfrying, dip gently the bread cube in the prepared batter and drop immediately the hot oil.

Fry until they turns brown, dont over crowd  and fry in small batches.

Remove from oil and drain the excess of oil with a paper towel.


Mughlai Kesar Murg/Saffron Chicken from Here
1/2kg Chicken
2cups Thick curd or Yogurt
1/2cup Warm milk
3tbso Fresh cream
1tsp Saffron
1/2tsp Ginger powder
1tsp Red chilly powder
2tsp Coriander powder
1/2tsp Fennel powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
a pinch Asafoetida powder
1tsp Cumin seeds
Chopped coriander leaves (optional)

Wash the chicken pieces thoroughly, add the curd,ginger powder,chilly powder,coriander powder,fennel powder,turmeric powder,salt and mix well until the chicken pieces gets well coated.

Keep aside for half an hour.

Meanwhile soak the saffron strands in warm milk and keep aside.

Heat a kadai with oik, once it gets hot, gently remove the spiced curd coating from the chicken and drop it in hot oil.

The curd may get dispersed in oil,but dont worry,fry the chicken until they get half cooked.

Remove the chicken pieces from oil.

Heat an another pan with oil, let crack the cumin seeds, add the asafoetida.

Now add the curd mixture used for the chicken marination,stir well and cook for few minutes until the oil gets separates.

Add the fried chicken, stir well.

Add a cup of water to the cooking chicken and cook everything in medium flame until the gravy gets thickens.

Finally add the saffron milk,cook for few minutes.

Add finally the fresh cream,mix well and remove from flame.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Enjoy with butter pulao.

Sending to Srivalli's Side dish Mela.


  1. sis supera irruku indha meal.. divs ku pidikum :)

  2. Wow.. divya is lucky to have you as friend.. love this meal..

  3. super post with tempting dishes aks... Hope DK will love this..

  4. What a satisfying and moreish meal, Priya. Fantastic photos too.

  5. Priya akkaaa <3 u thanks for such a beautiful post and a virtal treat, there are no better gifts than these akka.. U have made all the recipes more better than me :) happy to hve such lovely people around me :D as Roshini said am lucky to have u as my sister and friend and everyone else too :D Really u made my day, thanks for uch lovely words akka, those words have moved me a lottt!! <3 u, this is my most unforgettable day :D


  6. Spread looks too tempting...u have done it so well..lovely clicks n a real treat to eyes :)

  7. lovely post and delicious bread 65 :)

  8. delicious platter n colorful dishes aks, superb clicks too...

  9. Very colourful and delicious.. Divya is lucky to have a friend like you..

  10. I am in love with that chicken.

  11. Lovely post.Virtual birthday party super Priya. Happy Birthday Divya Pramil.

  12. I just love the look and feel of your blog,please visit my blog when you find some time Priya :)

  13. Super meal. Restaurant style indeed !

  14. looks wonderful priya. nice meal combination. Happy Birthday to divya.

  15. lovely dishes..nice clicks.. :)

  16. absolutely awesome treat for divya akka... really sumptious...

  17. Amazingly beautiful pictures and I'm sure Divya would be thrilled to the max. Love this post :)

  18. A very lovely and super treat for Divya... awesome and mind blowing...

  19. A lovely virtual treat :) Looks very yummy !!

  20. Wonderful virtual treat for Divya! My Belated wishes to Her! Stunning Pictures :)

  21. This is an awesome spread. Divya is lucky to have a friend like you

  22. looks gr8. loved ur presentation :)


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