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Chicken Broth


Broth is prepared by boiling bones, meat, fish or vegetables in water, and these are commonly used in curry, gravies, soup and for steaming rice to add more flavor and taste to the dish. Broth can be prepared in bulks and can be refrigerated in a glass bottle once it reaches the room temperature. It stays fresh for 2 to 3 weeks.

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Chicken Broth

Chicken Broth consumes time, almost 30 to 40 mins. You can also roast bones and add them to the broth which adds a different flavor with a dark color, this can be consumed as such like a soup, which is good for sore throat and cold. Let me share the recipe…


  • Chicken pieces (with bones and meat) – ½ kg
  • Onions – 1 no
  • Carrot – 1 no
  • Mint and Coriander Leaves – a handful
  • Cumin seeds – 1 ½ tsp
  • Black pepper – 1 tsp
  • Ginger – 2” inch stick
  • Garlic – 5 cloves
  • Water – 3 litre
  • Olive oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Making of Chicken Broth –


  • Peel and roughly chop the onions and carrot into pieces.
  • Heat water in a sauce pan, add the onions, carrot and coriander + mint leaves.
  • Crush the ginger, garlic, add it to the water. Cover and bring it boil.
  • Crush the cumin seeds and black pepper, add it to the water, let it boil.
  • Add the chicken pieces, cover and cook in medium flame for 15 mins.
  • Pour olive oil, remove the lid and cook in medium flame for another 20 mins.
  • Remove it from fire, bring it room temperature, strain the broth.
  • Transfer it to a glass bottle and refrigerate it.

Stays fresh for 2 to 3 weeks.

Note: You can also substitute chicken with lamb, fish and beef for the broth.


Irish Shepherd’s Pie – Minced Lamb Meat | Exotic Wednesday with Madraasi


Shepherd’s Pie is one such delicious and yum recipe from Irish Cuisine. As I have been sharing exotic recipes on wednesday’s, I love to go for this Shepherd’s Pie for this week. Shepherd’s pie is commonly prepared with minced beef, fish, lamb and chicken. My first attempt of shepherd pie with Minced meat, we all liked it to the core. Let me share the recipe…

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  • Minced meat (lamb) – 300 gms
  • Onions – 100 gms
  • Carrots – 50 gms
  • Lamb Stock – 1 cup
  • Worcester sauce – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Cheese – 100 gms
  • Boiled and mashed potatoes – 3 cups
  • Butter – 2 tbsp + 2 tbsp (for mashed potato and tempering)
  • Oregano – ¼ tsp
  • Rosemary – ½ tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste

Making of Shepherd’s Pie –


  • Peel and finely chop the onions and carrots,
  • Mash the potatoes to a paste by adding salt.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of butter in a heavy bottomed vessel, add onions and cook for few mins.
  • Add the carrots, cook until they turn soft.
  • Add oregano, rosemary, chili powder, salt and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the minced meat, pour the Worcester sauce and lamb stock, cover and cook until the gravy thickens and the meat becomes soft.
  • Meanwhile preheat the microwave to 180-degree C.
  • Take ramekins or a baking tray, add a spoonful of minced meat to the bowl, layer it with a spoonful of mashed potato, level it with the spoon.
  • Top it with the grated cheese and bake for 10 10 15 mins at 180-degree C or until the cheese turns golden brown in color.
  • Remove the ramekins from the microwave.

Serve hot.

Exotic Wednesday with Madraasi


As I have discussed in my earlier post about EXOTIC wednesday’s, followed by last week’s Smoked Green Tea Duck now it’s Tirunelveli Halwa / Tirunelveli Wheat Halwa / Irrukadai Halwa in our You Tube channel. Do like, comment, subscribe and share our video with your friends.

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