Monthly Archives: October 2012

Egg drop Soup with Vegetables

Egg Drop Soup with Vegetables

Egg drop soup is traditionally a Chinese soup but has been modified by different regions of people to suit their taste. Soup is prepared by dropping the beaten egg into boiling broth and hence the name egg drop. Main ingredients for this soup are Chicken broth, eggs, spring onions, salt and pepper. In my version I used egg whites instead of whole eggs and added more vegetables like carrot, peas and corn for making it more healthier.

"Hyderabadi Dum Mutton Biryani"

Hyderabadi Mutton Dum Biryani

There are many different types of biryanis in India. One of the most popular biryani is Hyderabadi dum(steam) biryani which is believed to be made in Nizam kitchen for the first time. There are many stories on how it was first created but the truth is that it is one of the best kind of Biryani. This biryani is steam cooked with  raw mutton and Basmati (Indian long grain) rice with spices.  Usually Hyderabadi dum biryani is cooked with mutton. But now a days chicken, fish and prawns are also used in making dum biryani. Any hyderabadi will crave for biryani and hopefully you will enjoy Dum Biryani prepared using this recipe.

Other popular biryani is Lucknowi biryani in which dum is done using pre cooked meat, layered with rice and spices.

Gongura Pachadi

Gongura Pachadi

Gongura pachadi is a most popular authentic Andhra recipe made with Gongura/Sorrel leaves and red chillies. We can make many differenct dishes with gongura leaves such as gongura pappu(lentils with gongura leaves), gongura mutton, gongura shrimp and the list goes on….