Chicken Briyani – Ambur Style

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As told earlier my hubby is a briyani lover, I search for more and more briyani recipes. But not only he even I love this Ambur chicken Briyani, when I started searching for the recipe, fund out many recipes but everything was similar to the basic briyani what we make, really got confused and there was only one single thing which change the taste, color and aroma of the Briyani, nothing but a commonly used ingredient “Dry red chillies”, this was the one which gives out unique taste to this Ambur Briyani. Let us move to the recipe…

Ambur Star Hotel - Chicken Briyani Ambur Star Hotel – Chicken Briyani


  • Jeera rice / Jeeragasamba Rice – 2 cups
  • Chicken – ½ kg
  • Dry chillies – 15 nos
  • Coriander leaves – a handful
  • Mint leaves – a handful
  • Ginger paste – 1 tbsp
  • Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Cloves – 5 nos
  • Cardamom – 3 nos

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Green Mango and Coconut Chutney (Manga Chammandhi)

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DSC_1130Green Mangoes! Just the thought of them makes my mouth water! In India, early in spring these green ones are so tart that a tiny bite makes your whole face pucker! Dip those tiny pieces in some salt and chili powder and you will keep wanting to take those bites again and again! My mom used to make this awesome chutney with green mangoes that would be the perfect condiment to plain rice and daal or moru kootan.  This past weekend was her passing away anniversary and so as I have been doing every year on this day since her passing, we went to the temple and then later I made a couple of her trademark simple dishes. This year I made  shrimp masala curry, lentils with coconut milk, mixed vegetable sabzi and this green chutney to eat with white parboiled rice. As we sat down to eat the meal…

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Chili chicken

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This chili chicken gravy is one of my all time favorite; the right word is “My Signature Dish”, which was preparing for almost 10 years. As to saying, “People become crazy towards something they find and never mind about the old ones”, I have almost forget about this dish. Luckily two days, the dish strikes my mind and started preparing that for my kids.

This is one of the simple and easiest gravy, which goes well with Indo-Chinese based food, but I have accompanied this with “Indian Vegetable Risotto”, the combination was super. Let us on to the recipe…

Chili Chicken Gravy Chili Chicken Gravy


  • Chicken – 1 kg
  • Onions – 4 nos (medium sized)
  • Tomato – 2 nos
  • Green chilies – 2 nos
  • Chili powder – 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Turmeric power – ½ tsp
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp
  • Curd / Yogurt –…

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Murgh Kali Mirch / Pepper Chicken

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Recently we had this in our friend’s house during our coonoor trip, everyone in our house loved it. I was asking for the recipe, and poorni told the ingredients was only chicken and pepper. Again I am across one of the recipe which was the same as she told me, so planned to try this recipe today in a refreshed mood after a week.

I have shared two pepper chicken recipes like Spicy pepper chicken, Chicken pepper curry  but this one was something out of the world.

The dish was good, chicken was juicy and the house was filled with pepper and butter aroma. I made in small quantity and it was vanished in minutes. A finger licking dish and everyone must try. I am taking this to Fiesta Friday #67 hosted by Angie@thenovicegardener. Let us move on to the recipe…

Murgh Kali Mirch / Pepper Chicken Murgh Kali Mirch / Pepper Chicken


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Mixed Vegetable Stir-Fry (Cabbage, Drumstick and Brinjal)

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This is my second mixed vegetable stir-fry; we use to go out for dinner and lunch atleast once in a week to Anjappar, Indira nagar. I had this stir-fry with my meals, it was good and the combination of these vegetables was too good and thought of trying out this dish at home. Finally, I prepared this for my Tamil New Year lunch. Let us move on to the recipe…

Mixed Vegetable Stir-Fry Mixed Vegetable Stir-Fry


  • Onions – 1 no
  • Brinjal – 150 gm
  • Drumstick – 1 ½ nos
  • Cabbage – 150 gm
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split Blackgram – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – two strings
  • Chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Toor dal / Pigeon pea – ½ tbsp
  • Grated coconut – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 3 tsp


  • Peel and finely chop the onions.
  • Wash and finely chop all the vegetables.

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Chettinad Fish Curry / Chettinad Meen Kulambu

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When it comes to the name chettinad, it is a blend of spices induced in the curry to give more flavor, delicious taste and attractive color. You can prepare this curry with any variety of fish; I have prepared this with Cod / Panna. Let us move on to the recipe…

Chettinad Fish Curry / Chettinad Meen Kulambu Chettinad Fish Curry / Chettinad Meen Kulambu


  • Fish – 1 kg
  • Onions – 2 nos
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Chili powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Coriander power – 3 tsp
  • Fennel seeds / Perunjeeragam – 1 ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Coconut pieces – 200 gms
  • Coriander leaves – garnishing
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a string
  • Cinnamon – 1 “inch stick
  • Cardamom – 1 no
  • Cloves – 3 nos
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Shallots – 10 nos
  • Tamarind – a gooseberry size
  • Garlic –…

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Methi Paratha

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This was my long time wait recipe, since I have planning to prepare this almost a week time. My daughter had this methi paratha from her friend; she likes it a lot and wants me to prepare this for her. Finally, I prepared this for yesterday’s dinner along with Hummus, again her favorite recipe. However, she would have this Hummus along with Pitta Bread whenever we visit Marhaba (Arabic Restaurant). Usually my kids will not touch this fresh methi because of its bitterness, but this time as paratha, was a good idea for consumption.

Methi Paratha is a healthy recipe, because of the packed nutrients in methi leaves. The methi leaves helps reduce the bad cholesterol, controls blood sugar level, helps reduce menstrual discomfort, increased breast milk production in lactating women and so on.

I am taking this Fiesta Friday #62, hosted by Angie. Let us move on to…

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