Air Fryer Chicken Biryani - Healthy and Delicious

Air Fryer Biryani is an innovative way of preparing healthy and less oil rice / food.  This is excellent for diet and health conscious people.  They need not avoid have this delicious biryani now. 


200 Grams Chicken boneless - cubed
1 Teaspoon Chilly powder
1 Teaspoon Biryani Masala
1/4 Teaspoon Garam masala
1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric
2 Tablespoons Mint leaves - chopped
2 Tablespoons Coriander leaves - chopped 

2 Green chillies - slit
1 Teaspoon Ginger garlic paste
1 Large Tomato - sliced
1/4 Teaspoon Shahi jeera
1 Teaspoon Ghee
1 Tablespoons Lime juice
Salt to taste
1 Cup Yogurt
1/2 Cup Fried onions
A Pinch of Saffron or Tandoori color
For the Rice
1.1/2 Cups Basmati Rice
2 Cloves
1 Stick Cinnamon
1 Cardamon
1 Brown Cardamon
3 Peppercorns
1/2 Teaspoon Cumin seeds


A Pinch of Saffron or Tandoori colour mixed in a tablespoon of water, keep aside.
Boil the rice with salt and spices and cook it till 70% done. Drain add a teaspoon of oil or ghee to it and keep aside to cool.

Preheat the air fryer at 180 degree C for 5 minutes.
Take a bowl and add boneless chicken, chilli powder, garam masala powder, turmeric, chilly paste, chopped mint, chopped coriander, slit green chilly, ginger garlic paste, shahi jeera, ghee, lime juice & salt then mix it, add half of the curd and mix it well again. Keep it aside for a hour. 
Then take the pieces of chicken with little of the marinade in a another bowl. 
Add rest of the curd to the remaining marinade and mix it well. 
In a tiffin box or a pyrex dish spread half of cooked rice, sprinkle little fried onions, half of curd mixture and arrange 2 to 3 slices of tomato repeat the process again add a layer of rice, sprinkle fired onions and arrange the slices of tomato to form layer 
add marinated chicken pieces again add fried onions also add saffron water on top of it. 
Dot it  a teaspoon butter , if you are not very diet conscious.
 Place the lid tiffin box / pyrex dish,   keep it in the air fryer basket . 
Cook at 180 degree C for the first 10 to 12 minutes.  Then at 200 degree C for 15 to 20 minutes ( this time will vary according to the quantity  and size of the dish). After 15 minutes switch off the air fryer and let it rest in the air fryer for 5 minutes. 
Serve this hot. This biryani is slightly dry since it has less oil,ghee or butter and a healthy one with less fat and calories. Have this with raita and enjoy this healthy air fryer briyani.
Check this recipe that I made from this Briyani - 
Iraqi Parda Plau - Phyllo Pastry Wrapped Biryani

Labels : Air Fryer, Chicken, Rice, Healthy, Biryani

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Air Fryer Nachos

These  crisp air fryer nachos with a tablespoon of oil,  are such a healthy treat.  Made these for a get together of my daughter friends.  Served them with Salsa Sauce they vanished in minutes. Today's diet and health conscious children these were just what they wanted.  

1.1/4 Cup Makki Ka Atta / Cornmeal flour
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoons Oil
1/4 Teaspoon Oregano
1/4 Teaspoon Chilly Flakes
Warm Water as required to make a dough


In a bowl add makki ka atta, all purpose flour, salt, chilly flakes, oregano and oil, make a dough with warm water, knead it to a smooth dough. Let the dough rest covered for 15 minutes. 
Divide the dough  and roll into a thin circle. 

Trim the sides and cut into a square.  Cut into strips
Then flour them well and place them over each other. 

Cut into triangles, prick it with a fork. 

Preheat the airfryer at 200 degrees and then arrange the triangles in the basket for 8-10 minutes.

My Notes:

When I baked the first lot in the air fryer they changed shape, i.e they started folding at the edges. 

I, then heated a tava/ girdle and place the triangles on it and baked it for a minute on each side on low flame.  Then cut it into triangles and place them in the air fryer basket, these retained their shape see pic,

Labels : Air Fryer, Healthy snacks, Nachos, Mexican, Salsa Sauce, Cornmeal, Snacks, Party pleasers 

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Spicy Salsa Red Bean Soup #SoupSwappers

Soups can either be kind or kindling, and this one is of the latter style!  This spicy soup is a combination of red beans and Mexican spicy salsa sauce with freshly chopped tomatoes makes the soup super tangy and also gives  a good mouth-feel. 

For Soup Swappers this month our Host  Karen H Kerr, choose Mexican Soup.  Thank you Karen for hosting this month's event.
Serves 3


1/2 Cup Boiled Red Beans (Rajma bean)
2 Teaspoons Olive oil
2 Cloves 
 Garlic  - minced
1 Onion  -  finely chopped
1 Large Tomato -  finely chopped
1/2 Cup Salsa Sauce
1/4 Cup Tomato Ketchup
2 Cups Basic Chicken Stock
1/4 Teaspoon Oregano
1/4 Teaspoon Chilly flakes
Salt to taste

For the garnish

2 tbsp finely chopped Parsley
2 tbsp grated mozzarella cheese (optional) 


Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the garlic and  onion  and saute on a medium flame for a minute.   Add the tomatoes, chilli flakes, oregano and tomato ketchup, salsa sauce mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Then add the rajma, stock and salt, mix well and bring to rolling boil,  stirring occasionally. Simmer for 2 minutes and take off flame.   Serve hot garnished with parsley, cheese and Air Fryer Nachos.

Labels: Soup, Rajma Beans, Mexican, Salsa Sauce, Soup Swappers
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Irish Shrimp Toast #FishFridayFoodie

This is a perfect little Irish appetizer or party fare. I have used fresh shrimps for this recipe and it turned out juicy, delicious and yummy. Was apprehensive to use liqueur in the spread, but when I tasted it after adding the liqueur it tasted even more awesome, the liqueur adds a touch of sweetness to it. To serve it as a party appetizer toast the slices of bread in advance, prepare the Shrimp Cheese Spread and refrigerate it. Spread it on the bread just before serving. I made 12 toast with the quantity of spread, can double or triple it for a party.

Makes 12 toasts

4 Tablespoons Heaped Cream Cheese- at room temperature
100 Grams Boiled S
hrimps - finely chopped
12 Whole Medium Boiled Shrimps  
1/4 Cup Mayonnaise - homemade
1 Tablespoon Liqueur
1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon juice
1 Tablespoon  Parsley - finely chopped
6 Bread Slices 
1 Fresh Red Chilly or to taste - minced


Preheat the broiler at 250 Degrees C.
To Make the Shrimp Cheese Spread

In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, chopped shrimp, mayonnaise, liqueur, lemon juice, parsley and red chilly to taste. Stir until smooth.

Cut the sides of the bread 

arrange the slices them on a baking sheet and toast under the broiler,  for 2 minutes on each side, or until lightly toasted.

Spread one side of each slice with the shrimp spread,  

add the whole shrimp in the center, a small piece of red chilly and parsley leaf. 
Place the tray in the broiler for 2 minute, or until the mixture bubbles and browns.  

Serve immediately.

Sending this to Fish Friday Foodies our Host for the month is Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez, who choose the theme Irish Fish / Seafood recipes since today St. Patrick's day is celebrated.  Thank you Heather for hosting this month's event.

Happy St Patrick’s Day
Touched by a Bit of Irish Luck

Lables : Baked, Continental Cuisine, Fish Friday, Ireland, Seafood/Fish, Shrimp, Snacks, Chutneys & Dips

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Jasmine Tea Savarin #BundtBakers

A savarin cake is an yeasted cake. Our host Felice Geoghegan , choose the theme "Bundts with yeast as the leavening agent". When I seen this theme was very happy since I, always wanted to make a savarin cake. I gave this a twist by making it with Jasmine tea. Thought that this cake will have a strong jasmine flavor, but, that was not so.

Joined the group of bundt bakers this month, thanks you friends for welcoming me into this group.  This is my first post and enjoyed trying out  this yeasted cake or else would not have ventured baking this cake.  It's a must try cake and is excellent to serve as a dessert. 

100 Ml Milk
1 Teaspoon Jasmine Tea
7 Grams Instant Yeast
1 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
1/4 Teaspoon Baking powder
150 Grams All Purpose Flour
2 Eggs
50 Grams Butter - room temperature
1/2  Teaspoon Salt
For the Syrup

200ml  Water
1 Teaspoon Jasmine Tea
1/2 Cup  Granulated Sugar


Boil the milk, add the jasmine tea  and let it rest covered till it comes to room temperature. 

In a large bowl ( I used the food processor) add the milk, yeast, sugar , eggs and essence, whisk for a minute or two. Then add the flour, a tablespoon at a time and whisk till all the flour is incorporated and forms a smooth batter.  Then  add the  butter and continue whisking  until it is all incorporated and you have a wet, glossy dough. Carry on beating for about two minutes. 

Cover the bowl with cling film. Leave to rise  till it doubles. Left it in food processor bowl since I, did not want to waste any batter by pouring it into a another bowl.

Oil an  8 inch savarin mould well and dust it flour , keep aside.
When the cake dough doubles , stir the dough to knock out the air bubbles and spoon it into the mould.

In the meantime preheat the oven to 200C.

Leave the savarin in a draught-free spot to prove. 

When it has doubled in size, bake for 25 minutes until puffed, crisp,  golden on the surface and as you can see it has left the sides of the mould.

In the meantime while the savarin is baking let's prepare the  syrup.
Boil the jasmine tea and sugar,  till it comes to a a rolling boil, then mix it well when the sugar dissolves take off flame.  Then pass through a sieve and keep aside. 

When the  savarin  cools, then turn the  out onto a shallow serving dish.

Pour over the syrup. 

Decorate with the assorted fresh fruit.  Serve with crème fraîche, ice cream and  assorted fresh fruits.

See how light and spongy it is.. looks tempting na..

In the evening when my hubby went for his evening walk told him to get his favorite icecream.  He bought a pack of butterscotch icecream. 

I served this as a dessert with butterscotch ice cream and assorted fresh fruit.  This was a divine combination.

Labels : Cakes, Yeasted, Savarin, Bundt Bakers, Continental Cuisine  


#BundtBakers is a group of bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bundts with a common ingredient or theme. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme or ingredient. Co-Host: Felice; Host blog: All That’s Left Are The Crumbs ( Co-Host: Wendy; Host blog: A Day in the Life on the Farm ( You can see all our of lovely Bundts by following our Pinterest board. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about #BundtBakers, can be found on our home page. And don’t forget to take a peek at what other talented bakers have baked this month: 
Bica Bundt Cake by Patty's Cake
Coconut Spice Mini Yeasted Bundts by Passion Kneaded
Cornish Saffron Cake by Food Lust People Love
Czech Poppyseed Crown Coffee Cake by The Queen of Scones
Guinness Bread Bundt Cake by I Love Bundt Cakes
Healthy Vegan Bundt Cake by Bizcocheando
Hot Cross Bundts by All That's Left Are The Crumbs
Irish Butter Cheesy Bread Bundt by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite A Whiskered Accomplice
Jasmine Tea Savarin by Sneha's Recipe
King's Bundt Cake by Sew You Think You Can Cook
Lemon and Blackberry Savarin by A Day in the Life on the Farm

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