Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tandoori Mushroom & Capsicum Tikka Rice

This rice has amazing smoky flavours from the tikkas, and does make it really very delicious,and again its a dish which is the result of my own kitchen experiments & this turned out to be excellent so i wanted to share this one too with u all ....


10-12 Mushroom cut into half

1 capsicum cut into cubes

For Marination

1 tbsp Amul cheese spread

4 tbsp thick hung curds

2 tbsp fresh thick cream

1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste

1 tbsp green chilli paste

1 tsp crushed dried kasoori methi

1 tsp cashewnut paste

1 tsp almond paste

2 tsp badshah tandoori masala

1 tsp garam masala powder

salt to taste

oil for basting

For the rice

1 cup Basmati Rice

2 tsp cumin seeds

1 bay leaf

4 cloves

1 " cinnamon

2 green cardamom

2 slit green chilli

2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves

2 tbsp butter

1 tbsp oil

Salt to taste

Method For the Rice
  • Heat 2 cups water in a pan, add 1 tsp oil and salt, when it starts boiling add the rice and cook till 3/4th done, drain it and keep aside to cool down completely and then mix salt
For the tikka
  • Marinate the mushroom and capsicum with the ingredients mentioned under marinade for 1 hour

  • Thread the mushroom and capsicum onto the wooden skewers and keep aside
  • ( keep the left over marinade if any for later use)

  • Heat a electric tandoor or(u can use a charcoal grill also) and place the skewers on a greased aluminium foil in a tandoor and grill it for 2-3 minutes, turn it, baste it with oil and cook again for 5 min and then remove it and keep aside to cool, Remove the tikkas from the skewers and keep it in a plate

(if u dont have a tandoor, u can use a oven and grill it for 5 minutes at 200 C )

For the tikka rice

  • Heat butter & oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, when it starts to crackle add bay leaf, cinnamon,cloves,cardamom and green chillies and fry for 1-2 minutes
  • Add the left over marinade if any and fry and then the tikkas, and fry it and then add the rice and mix it well, cook it on a very low flame for 15 minutes so that all the flavours get blended well with the rice
  • Lastly garnish it with coriander leaves and then serve hot with raitha...

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