Easy Chicken Fry Recipe | Chicken Recipes | Nonveg Side dish | Flavour Diary

easy indian chicken fry recipe

Today's recipe is simple easy and tastes delicious and is best with Rice, sambar or rasam. If you are lazy cook like me then you always find something or other on net to cook in no time and tastes delicious. Few months back Rafeeda from Bigsweettooth posted a easiest chicken fry, by seeing the word easiest i thought that is my type of recipe and someday i should give it a try. So here is the recipe for easiest and simple chicken fry.

Level: Easy
Total Time: 30
Serves: 2-4
1 cup: 250ml
1 tablespoon: 15ml
1 teaspoon: 5 ml
Adapted from here


500gm chicken, cut into medium pieces
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp red chilli powder (to taste)
½ tsp garam masala powder
2 tbsp oil
1 large onions, thinly sliced
1 tsp ghee/ butter
Salt to taste


Wash and pat dry the chicken. Rub in the powders and salt and allow to marinate for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan and saute the onions with a pinch of salt till golden brown.
Add in the chicken and toss well.
Cook on low flame for around 15 minutes or till the chicken is almost cooked, stirring occasionally.
Add in the ghee/ butter and fry till dry.
Serve hot with rice

#Easychickenfry   is going to be part of #MFBC 

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Eggless Butter less Chocolate Cake Recipe | Flavour Diary

Eggless Butterless Chocolate Cake

Easy and Simple to make Chocolate Cake with No Eggs and No Butter going in and needs no special equipment for making it. Check out ingredients and procedure in written below or simple click on the video below.

I adapted this recipe from my blogger friend Sujata dee blogging at BatterupwithSujata  . She has got whole lot of wonderful healthy recipes in her blog ...if you are health conscious or want to include some healthy ingredients in your diet then do check out her blog.

You might be interested in other Chocolate recipes like
Whole wheat Chocolate Banana Bread
Chickpea Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Sponge Cake
Eggless Whole Wheat Ragi Chocolate Cake
Butterless Chocolate Cake

Serves: 12
Level: Moderate
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 40-50

For Cake.....
All-purpose flour/Maida  - 360gms
Sugar  - 280gms
Unsweetened cocoa powder   - 30 gms
Warm Milk  - 500ml

Oil  - 250 ml
Vinegar - 2 tablespoons
Baking powder - 1  teaspoon
Baking soda 
Vanilla essence  - 2 teaspoons


  • Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C .Grease and flour 9 inch, round, cake pan; cover bottoms with waxed paper.
  • Sift together the dry ingredients ;flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt and set aside. 
  • Mix Milk and Vinegar and keep a side.
  • In a large bowl, whisk in Oil and sugar.
  •  Add Flour and Milk mixture alternatively and vanilla essence to the Oil sugar mixture and beat until well incorporated.
  • Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in Center comes out clean.
  • Cool pan on wire racks for 10 minutes. Loosen edges, and remove cakes to cool completely.

eggless butterless easy chocolate cake

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Prawn Veg Pulao | Jhinga pulao | royyala Pulao | Rice Recipes

prawn veg pulao jhinga pulao

Looking for some easy,quick and one pot meal for lazy days then this Prawn veg pulao is one good option to opt for. This pulao has goodnees of both veggies and non veg and some spices which completely flavours up the rice. Prawn Veg pulao is completely different in taste compared to Prawn Biryani. You can also try my Hyderabadi style Prawn Parda dum Biryani.Prawn Veg pulao can be served  raita or with less spicy curry. Dig into the ingredients and steps for making a yummy rice dish.
This recipe is adapted and changed a bit to taste from my blogger friend Alka dee who blogs at culinaryxpress . If you want to explore odia cuisine then surely  her page has lot of mouthwatering recipes to look up for, which she has beautifully presented. 

You might be interested in other rice recipes like

Jeera/Cumin Rice
Ginger Lime/lemon Rice
Dry fruit Fried Rice
Hyderabadi Mutton Tahari
Chicken Fried Rice
Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15min
Cook time: 30 mins
Serves: 3-4 people
1 cup = 250ml

Adapted from here


Basmati Rice: 1 1/2 cup
Water: 2 1/4 cups
Prawns: 400gm
Mixed Veggies: 1/2 cup ( i used carrots, peas, corn)
Tomato: 1 medium
Onion: 1 medium
Ginger Garlic Paste: 1 tablespoon
Green Chillies split: 2
Lemon Juice : 2 tablespoons
Salt to taste
Oil/Ghee: 3 tablespoons
Fresh Coriander/kotimir chopped: 1/4th cup
Fresh Mint: 20 leaves

Powdered Spices:
Coriander/Dhaniya Powder: 1 teaspoon
Cumin/Jeera Powder: 1 teaspoon
Garam Masala Powder:  1 teaspoon
Turmeric: 1/2 teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder: 1/2 teaspoon

Whole spices:
Cumin seeds/Shahi jeera: 
Cinnanom stick: 1 inch
Cardamom pods / Elachi: 3
Cloves/Laung: 4


Wash and soak the rice for 20-30 mins.
Wash and Chop up the veggies and keep a side.
Wash and clean the prawns and marinate it with salt and turmeric.

In a pan add 1 tablespoon of oil/ghee and saute the prawns for 10 secs on each side and keep prawns aside.
In the same pan add 2 tablespoons of oil/ghee and add all the whole spices under the whole spice list and saute for 20secs.
Now add green chillies, onion cut length wise and saute until it turn light brown and then add ginger garlic paste and fry until raw smell is gone from ginger garlic.
Add finely chopped veggies, tomato ,salt, spices under powder spices list and fry for 2 or 3 minutes.
Add water,lemon juice chopped coriander,mint and bring to boil. Do the taste test and adjust salt and spice level and then add rice.
Cover and cook on low flame 10 to 12 mins until water is nearly disappearing then add fried prawns and cook the rice when completely done.
Serve hot along with raita or some less spice curry.

Prawn Jhinga Royyala Pulao

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    Whole Wheat Chocolate Banana Bread recipe | Flavour Diary | Baking

    whole wheat Chocolate Banana Bread recipe

    Few days back we went for Glamping along with 4 other families and it was too much fun. Glamping is like camping with luxurious accommodation with your kitchen in between the nature...far from city. Glamping in scotland is always a worth try if you are on visit to scotland, even though we are in scotlan from past 3 yrs we never got a chance to have this experience. 
    Usually glamping sites are far from city and we have to prepack  some snacks, cooking items before we reach there.... its fun to cook along with your friends and feed the family in between the woods. When we were back we had lot of left over snacks and some fruits and few of my bananas were fully ripen. You know best ripen bananas are best for baking and have you checked my Super Moist Whole Wheat Banana bread and this time my over ripen bananas are flavoured with chocolate.
    Todays recipe is adapted from blogger friend  Rafeeda who blogs at "Big Sweet tooth", she has recently crossed 1000 recipes in her blog and yes seriously 1000 in quite small period of span and this is really inspiring. So here is her Chocolate banana bread recipe which i tweaked a bit to taste.
    You might be interested in other cake recipes like
    Eggless Vanilla Cake

    Level: Easy
    Prep Time: 15min
    Bake time: 50-60 mins
    Make: 1 loaf
    1 cup = 250ml

    Adapted from here


    Whole Wheat Flour (chapatti atta): 1 3/4 cups
    Cocoa Powder: 1/4 cup
    Overripe Banana: 3
    Large Eggs: 2
    Brown Sugar: 1/2 cup (add according to taste)
    Cinnamon powder: 1 teaspoon
    Baking Powder: 1 teaspoon
    Baking Soda: 1/4 teaspoon
    Vanilla Extract : 1 teaspoons
    Butter: 110gm (Melted)
    Salt a pinch

    Optional Toppings:
    Nutella: 3 tablespoons
    Chopped Nuts( I used Cashews)


    Preheat oven to 375º F (180º C). Grease the loaf pan with butter and line pan with parchment paper and butter it again the parchment. 
    In a bowl mash the bananas, then mix butter,eggs, and vanilla together until well combined. 
    In another bowl add whole wheat flour, sugar, cocoa powder,baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon powder.
     in banana mix and carefully mix it until well combined.
    Pour the banana batter into the loaf pan and add your favourite toppings. 
    Either added Nutella on top and swirled around with butter knife.and add chopped floured nuts on top.
    Now bake the bread for about 40 mins and cover with foil and bake for more 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick pricked it should come out clean.
    Let the bread cools down completely then slice and serve.

    whole wheat Chocolate Banana Bread recipe

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    Gawar palli Gosht ki sabji | Cluster Beans Mutton Curry | Goruchikkudu Mamusam Kura | Non veg recipes | Indian Food

    Cluster Beans Gawar Mutton Lamb Indian Curry

    Today's recipe is simple easy and tastes delicious and is best with Roti and Rice. I love adding lamb to variety of veggies to give extra kick to veg curries and different taste to regular ones. But i add lamb to veg curries once in a while as family is not found of nonveg that much.
    Check out the simple ingredients and easy steps for cooking this deliciousness.Video for this is coming very soon...

    Level: Easy
    Total Time: 40
    Serves: 2-4
    1 cup: 250ml
    1 tablespoon: 15ml
    1 teaspoon: 5 ml


    Lamb : 250 gm(boneless)
    Cluster Beans /Gawar ki palli /Goruchikkudu: 250 gm
    Onion: 1 medium( 100gm)
    Tomatoes: 1 (100gm)
    Oil: 2 tablespoons
    Fenugreek Leaves/Meethi : 1/4th cup
    Chilli Powder: 1 teaspoon
    Turmeric Powder: 1/4th teaspoon
    Garam Masala Powder: 1/2 teaspoon
    Ginger Garlic Paste: 1 tablespoon
    Salt to taste
    Chopped coriander for garnish


    In pressure cooker add lamb, chopped onion, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt,oil and 1/2 cup of water and pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles. Set aside and let it cool completely. 
    Now add tomato , fenugreek leaves to lamb and cook until tomatoes are mushy and then add cluster beans mix well and cover the lid and cook for 10-15 mins until beans are cook completely.
     Stir in between, add water if required (i added 1/2 cup) and cook until beans are cooked. 
    Now add garam masala powder and chopped corainder leaves and cook for another 2 to 3 mins. 
    Serve hot with roti/rice

    #ClusterBeansMuttonCurry   is going to be part of #MFBC 

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    Pav Bhaji | Vegetarian | Indian Street Food | Flavour Diary

    pav bhaji recipe

    Pav Bhaji is Mumbai's popular street food which is popular across all over India. Pav is Indian bread which is similar to buns and Bhaji is nothing but a combo of various seasonal veggies and some spices. Pav Bhaji is deliciously yummy and is more than a snack and can be served for breakfast or light lunch/dinner. Today's recipe is basic version and easy to make and requires few basic ingredients.
    Its been a month i have posted any recipe and even today i thought i wouldn't be able to do because of activities going on and i am unable to give time to my little diary and some how i made it at last . With no blah blah further check out how to make famous indian street food....yum

    Level: Easy
    Total Time: 40
    Serves: 4-6
    1 cup: 250ml
    1 tablespoon: 15ml
    1 teaspoon: 5 ml


    Pressure Cook:
    Potatoes : 2 large
    Green peas: 1/2 cup
    Tomatoes: 2 large
    Salt to taste

    For masala
    Butter: 2 to 3 tablespoons
    Onion: 1 large
    Capsicum: 1 medium
    Ginger Garlic paste: 1 teaspoon
    Chilli powder: 1/2 teaspoon
    Turmeric Powder: 1/4 teaspoon
    Paav Bhaji Masala powder: 1 1/2 tablespoons
    Salt to taste
    Red edible colour (optional i skipped it)
    Water as required

    For serving
    Lemons wedges
    Chopped onions
    Chopped Coriander

    Pav(buns): 6-8

    Chopped coriander for garnish


    In pressure cooker add all the ingredients under pressure cook section and here for 4 to 5 whistles. Set aside and let it cool completely. Mash the veggies very well.
    In a pan add 3tbsps butter add onions and fry until onions turn transparent. Now add ginger garlic paste and cook until raw smell of ginger is gone.
    Now add finely chopped capsicum, turmeric and cook for 2 or 3 mins.
    Now add the mashed pulp into the pan and now add Chilli powder,Paav Bhaji Masala powder,Salt, Red Food colour and water as required and mix it evenly and cook on low flame and cook for another 5 to 8 mins until desired consistency. And your Bhaji ready to serve.

    Slit the pav(bun) in half horizontally leaving the edges.
    Apply butter on both slit sides and toast it on pan on both sides.
    In a plate place toasted pav(bun), prepared Bhaji and garnish with chopped onion, coriander, butter and server along with some lemon wedges.

    #PavBhaji  is going to be part of #MFBC under #RamadanMemories

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    Mango Cream Cake | Cake recipe | Flavour Diary

    Mango cream Cake recipe

    Mother's day around the corner and what you would like to gift your  most precious gift of God to mankind(Mom) this mother's day. My mom is simple, hardworking and cool, she never ask for anything but even if we try to give a small hand in her chores,she feels very happy. She has sacrificed  many things for our family and we cant pay her back, instead treasure her with in us. She is the strength of the family .... Love you mom .... i can't describe about you in words ... I can't find another person like you in my whole life again.
    If i get chance to stay at mom's place on mother's day then i would like her to take to her favorite restaurant and give her a treat or buy some sweets for my sweetheart who is found of sweets just like me.But as we are far away from each other i would visually treat her with my "Mango Cream Cake". Check out the ingredients n steps below.
    You might be interested in other cake recipes like
    Vanilla Cake
    Chocolate Cake
    Eggless Vanilla Cake
    Custard Powder Lava Cake
    Moist Orange Cake With Orange Syrup
    Eggless Whole Wheat Finger Millet Chocolate Cake(Healthy Ragi Chocolate Cake)
    Chocolate Sponge Cake with Ganache Toppings

    Mango Cream Cake

    Serves: two 9" cakes or 24 cupcakes  
    Level: Moderate
    Prep time: 30 mins
    Cooking time: 35 min + cooling time

    1 cup: 250ml
    1 tablespoon: 15ml
    1 teaspoon: 5 ml


    Spong Ingredients:
    Plain Flour/Maida: 360gm
    Butter: 250gm
    Sugar: 250gm
    Mango Pulp: 250ml
    Eggs: 4
    Baking Powder: 2 teaspoon
    Baking Soda: 1 teaspoon
    Salt: 1/4th teaspoon

    Cream Frosting:
    Heavy whipping Cream: 900ml
    Sugar: 80gm(to taste)
    Vanila Essence: 1/2 tablespoon (mango essence: 1 teaspoon)

    Jelly [ used jelly packet and made jelly according to the packet instructions]
    Mango chunks
    Blue berries


    Mango Sponge:

    Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C .Grease and cover  9" inch round pans with parchment paper.
    Sift together the dry ingredients ;flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and set aside.
    Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
    Add egg one at a time and whisk until well incorporated before you add the other one.
     Add Mango pulp and dry ingredients alternatively to the Egg mixture and at last add vanilla extract and whisk until well incorporated but don't over mix it.
    Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in Center comes out clean. Cool pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Loosen edges, and remove cakes to cool completely.

    Making of cream frosting:
    Keep whipping bowl, electric hand whisks and cream in the freezer for 15 mins.
    Combine whipping cream,vanilla extract and confectioner's sugar in a chilled medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form.

    Jelly Preparation:
    I prepared jelly according to the packet instructions. Because jelly tasted little tart, i added sugar to taste. Kept a side to cool little bit. Make sure to make jelly at the final decoration only.

    With long serrated knife, split each cake layer horizontally into 3 layers. 
    Reserve 1/2 of the Frosting for covering the cake outside.

    To assemble,place one cake layer on cake plate.Soak the cake layer with sugar syrup.
    From the remaining cream frosting take half and frost on the 1st layer and then place the 2nd layer on it.
    Spray the sugar syrup on the 2nd layer and take the remaining cream and apply on the cake layer.
    Now place the final 3rd layer and spray the sugar syrup on it.
    Now take the reserved cream frosting and apply on the top and sides of the cake and smooth it up and refrigerate for 2 hr.
    Take the cake out and make the jelly and keep a side of 5min or until ur a able to touch it, Now pour the jelly carefully on cake[make sure your cake is super cool other wise cream start melting].
    Again refrigerate the cake for 1 hr and your jelly is set.
    Now add mango chunks, cherries, blueberries on top and your cake is ready to enjoy.

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    Chemmeen Muringakka Curry (King Prawns and Drumsticks Curry) | Non veg curry | flavour diary

    Chemmeen Muringakka Prawn Drumstick curry

    Days over here are a bit not so cold with lovely sun shining with cold breeze flowing. I love sitting and enjoy the sun in conservatory escaping the cold breeze. Last few weekends me n hubby are frequently going to garden shops, rock shops for summer flowering plants and rocks for our garden and i really enjoy these days of shopping for house. Last year we had a huge collection of summer flowers but this time we are planning for some evergreen plants and few flowering plants, lets see how this plan workout.
    Today's recipe is one of the different combo which i never tasted before or heard, it King Prawn and Drumstick curry.For this month MFBC challenge we have to hop to Shab's Cuisine and try one of her recipe.I thought of do some baking or any dessert at first but then i was like as Shab's Cuisine has many Malabar recipes why i don't try one of it.So here is a curry which i wanted to try and it turned out to be scrumptious and  family loved it.Jump to ingredients and direction for detail recipe.

    Level: Medium
    Total Time: 40
    Serves: 2-3
    1 cup: 250ml
    1 tablespoon: 15ml
    1 teaspoon: 5 ml

    Recipe is adapted from here 


    Large King prawns: 250gm(washed and cleaned)
    Drumsticks : 2 large (peeled and cut into 2" length)
    Oil:2 tablespoon
    Mustard seeds:1 teaspoon 
    Curry leaves:3 twigs 
    Tomatoes: 2 medium chopped
    Onion: 2 medium
    Green chilli: 2
    Chilli Powder: 1 teaspoon
    Coriander Powder:1 teaspoon 
    Turmeric powder:1/2 teaspoon 
    Freshly ground Coconut/desiccated coconut:1/4 cup  (i used desiccated coconut soaked in little water)
    Cumin Powder: 1 teaspoon
    Salt to taste
    Water:1 1/2 cup + 1/2 cup 
    Chopped coriander for garnish


    In a pan add oil, once hot add mustard seeds, when mustard seeds starts popping add curry leaves, onions, tomatoes, green chilli and salt and close the lid and cook for about 10 minutes or until onions turns translucent and cooked and tomatoes go soft.
    At this point, add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and prawns and stir well. Keep simmering on medium heat for about 3-4 minutes until the prawns and well coated in spices.
    Add the Drumsticks and add enough water to cover it (I added 1 1/2 cups of water). Cover and cook until the prawns and drumsticks are cooked well for around 20 minutes on medium high heat.
    When prawns and drumsticks are cooked well, and add desiccated coconut/fresh ground coconut and water and boil for a minute.Add chopped coriander and turn off the heat and serve hot along with rice/dosa/roti.

    #ChemmeenMuringavaal  is going to be part of #MFBC under #ShabsCuisine

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    Semiya Upma | Vermicelli Upma Recipe | No onion Garlic Recipe | Indian Breakfast | Flavour Diary

    Semiya Vermicelli Upma Recipe

    Semiya/Vermicelli upma is one of the quick and easy breakfast to make and tastes delicious.This is one of my breakfast/dinner recipe which i make when in hurry or feel lazy to make anything.Today's recipe is with no onion garlic recipe with few veggies and other ingredients in it. 
    This week its my turn to decide theme for our foodie monday team and for me first thing came to mind was some quick recipes which we can make in no time and tasty. And by that way we can get to know some simple and easy recipes which we include in this fast life. I am so much eager to know what my friends are cooking. Scroll down below for ingredients and directions for my semiya/vermicelli upma recipe.

    Level: Easy 
    Total time: 20 mins
    Serves: 2

    1 cup = 240 ml
    1 tablespoon : 15 ml
    1 teaspoon: 5ml

    Semiya/Vermicelli: 1 cup
    Water: 2 cups
    Oil : 2 tablespoons
    Carrot finely chopped: 1/4th cup(approx 1 carrot)
    Beans Finely chopped: 1/4th cup (i used frozen)
    Ginger: 1 inch chopped
    Green Chilli: 1 
    Mustard Seeds: 1/2 teaspoon
    Cumin Seeds: 1/2 teaspoon
    Chana Dal: 1 tablespoon
    Curry Leaves: 1 spring ( 1 used dry leaves)
    Salt to taste
    Coriander Chopped for garnish

    Dry roast the vermicelli until the vermicelli slightly changes the colour and keep a side.
    In a pan add oil, once hot add mustard seeds. Once mustard seeds pop add cumin seeds, chana dal , curry leaves, green chilli (cut in half). 
    Once the chana dal changes its colour add chopped carrots, chopped beans stir and cook covered for 3-4 mins.
    Add water ,salt and roasted vermicelli, mix well and lower the flame and cook covered for 8-10 minutes until water gets evaporated and vermicelli is cooked.Add chopped coriander and serve hot. This can be enjoyed with pickles or chutney.

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