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Chicken Vermicelli Biryani from Leftover Whole Roasted Chicken

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Usually I don’t like to waste food, even when there is excess of food, I like to create them as a new dish which would be loved by the whole family. Not only my kids even it happens with me – I don’t prefer to the leftover food may be from lunch for dinner but instead I create something new with those. Being a food revolution Ambassador, now I have more interest towards creating a new recipe from the leftovers. As everyday there are lakhs of people suffering for food, so say no to wastage of food. #Christmasleftoverrecipes

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Chicken Vermicelli Biryani

As a result here comes my Chicken Vermicelli Biryani from the leftover Whole Roasted Chicken and its stock. This goes out well for lunch or dinner along with a simple onion raita. Also it takes just few mins to get cooked, as the chicken and the stock are already cooked. But be carefully only when you infuse the spice powders and salt to dish, as we are making it from leftovers and the leftovers has already got spices and salt infused in them. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Leftover Chicken pieces from Whole Roasted Chicken – 100 gms
  • Leftover Chicken stock from Whole Roasted Chicken – 2 cups
  • Roasted Vermicelli / Semiya – 1 cup
  • Green chillies – 1 no
  • Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Onions – 50 gms
  • Tomatoes – 50gms
  • Mint and coriander leaves – 10 gms
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 1 tsp
  • Flavored spices (cinnamon – 1 no, star anise – 1 no, cloves – 2 nos, bay leaf – 1 no)

Making of Vermicelli / Semiya Biryani with the Leftover Whole Roasted Chicken and its Stock –

Preparation:

  • Shred the chicken into pieces and keep it aside.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions and tomatoes. Slit the green chillies.
  • Clean and finely chop the mint and coriander leaves along with their stalk and keep it aside.
  • Heat ghee/clarified butter in a kadai, add the flavored spices (cloves, cinnamon, star anise, bay leaf) followed by gin-garlic paste and green chilli.
  • Cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the onions and cook until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook until they mushy.
  • Add the mint and coriander leaves and cook until they turn dark green in color.
  • Add the spice powders and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the chicken pieces, pour in the stock and pour another cup of water, cover and bring it to boil.
  • Add the roasted semiya/vermicelli, give a gentle stir, cover and cook until the semiya/vermicelli is cooked.
  • Remove the lid and cook in medium flame, when you experience its watery until they become dry (make sure that they should not get burned).
  • Once they get dry, remove them fire and transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot with Onion raita. A simple and easy prepared dish but tastes heavenly and aromatic.

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Idiyappam / String hoppers            

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Idiyappam / String Hoppers is one of the common breakfast or dinner among all south Indian families. When it comes to veg, Idiyappam goes out well with Vegetable stew and with egg it goes out well with Muttai curry or egg roast and with non-veg it goes out well with Paya (lamb Leg Curry) or Chicken kurma or any stew or Chicken salna. Most commonly it is served with grated coconut and sugar or Coconut milk and sugar for babies above 8 months. Also Idiyappam is one of my all-time favorite food with grated coconut and sugar for breakfast and with lamb leg curry or Paya for dinner. Let me share the recipe…

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Ingredients:

  • Rice flour – 2 cups
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Hot boiling water – 4 cups

Making of Idiyappam / String Hoppers –

Preparation:

  • Boil the water, make sure that water should be boiled well (until you get bubbles) otherwise idiyappam would not be soft.
  • Take the rice flour and salt in a mixing bowl, pour the boiling water little by little and start kneading the dough with a flat ladle.
  • The consistency is very important in this recipe – make sure it should be too watery or too thick.
  • Grease your idiyappam with oil, take a small portion of the small dough and drop it to the idiyappam press, gently give a press and check for the flow, if it’s hard to press, pour little boiling water and knead the dough again.
  • Pour water in the steamer or idly pot and heat until the water starts boiling.
  • Gently press idiyappam over the steamer plate and steam it until it’s cooked.
  • Once its cooked, remove from fire and transfer it to bowl.

Serve hot with Paya (lamb leg curry) or vegetable stew or chicken stew or muttai curry /Egg gravy.

 

 

Wheat Parotta

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Parotta is one of the most famous dinner for Tuticorin, from the evenings till late night you can find atleast a single parotta stall in each and every nook and corner of the street. There are 4 to 5 hotels, were these parotta’s are very famous and each of them make their own style of Salna for this parotta. Whenever I am too my hometown, most of the time it would parotta for our dinner. These parotta’s are prepared with all-purpose flour, but I have tried making it with Wheat flour.

Wheat parotta is good compared to all-purpose flour/maida in healthwise, but the taste wise I would opt for all-purpose flour parotta. Soon will update the recipe for the other parotta, let me share the recipe…

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Ingredients:

  • Wheat flour/Atta – 3 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 3 tbsp.

Preparation:

  • Take the wheat flour/atta in a wide mouth bowl, along with salt. Mix it well.
  • Pour water little by little and start kneading the dough, when it’s almost done.
  • Pour a tbsp of oil and knead for 5 mins or until the flour absorbs the oil.
  • Pour another tbsp of oil and knead for another 5 to 10 mins, and drizzle a tsp of oil over the dough and let is rest for 5 mins.
  • Take a small portion of the dough, roll it to a ball (lemon size), and keep it aside. Continue this process for the whole dough.
  • In the workspace, start flattening the dough with a rolling pin and then lift one corner of the flour and start folding them in zig zag.
  • Once it’s done, take the folded dough and roll it to a circle, drizzle little oil over the dough and keep it aside.
  • Continue the same process for the whole dough, cover with a plate and let it rest for 20 mins.
  • Heat a tawa, grease it with oil, now gently flatten the rolled dough and place it over the tawa.
  • Drizzle little oil along the sides, swap and cook both sides for 3 to 4 mins or until it’s cooked.

Serve hot with Chicken Salna or Chicken Kurma or Veg kurma or any curry of your choice. I have served it with Chicken salna / Curry.

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