09.3.11

Chicken Jalfrezi Recipe

Ingredients:
2 cloves garlic (lasan) chopped
750 gms skinless chicken thigh fillets, cut in half
3 tsp ground turmeric
1 onion (pyaj) finely grated
1teaspoon red chilli (lal mirch) powder
1teaspoon salt (namak)
500 gms chopped tomatoes (tamatar)
30 gms ghee
3tsp ground cumin (jeera)
3 tsp ground coriander
2 tblsp grated fresh ginger (adrak)
30 gms fresh coriander leaves roughly chopped
oil (tel) for cooking
How to make chicken jalfrezi:
  • Heat up about 2 tblsp oil in a deep frying pot and fry the onion and garlic for 2 minutes over high flame heat.
  • Mix in the chicken, turmeric, chili powder and salt. Fry gently for 5-10 minutes or until golden
  • Turn the chicken frequently.
  • Mix in the tomatoes, cover and stir fry over medium heat up for 20 minutes. Uncover and simmer (boil slowly at low temperature) for 10 minutes to let all the excess liquid evaporate and the sauce thicken.
  • Mix in the ghee or oil, cumin, ground coriander, ginger and fresh coriander and simmer (boil slowly at low temperature) for 5-7 minutes or until the fat separates out from the thick sauce.
  • Serve the chicken pieces with the sauce.

09.3.11

Chicken Shashlik Recipe

Ingredients:
500 gms boneless chicken breast
2 capsicum
2 medium onions
2 medium tomatoes
1/4 cups lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp Soya sauce
1 tbsp hot sauce
oil for deep frying
How to make chicken shashlik:
  • Cut chicken into 1 ” pieces.
  • Put in a round dish with the lemon juice, salt ,black pepper soya sauce and hot sauce.
  • Mix well,cover and leave to marinate for 2-3 hours.
  • Cut the onion, capsicum, and tomatoes into small cubes.
  • Skew chicken and vegetables closely on bamboo skewers.
  • Heat up oil in a big size frying pot or karahi.
  • Fry skewers for 8-10 minutes or until chicken begin to change its color and the vegetables are soft.
  • Take off from oil and put it on absorbent paper.
  • Or you can grill the chicken over hot charcoal.
  • Decorate with lemon pieces and mint leaves.
  • Serve with hot with mint chutney.

 

09.2.11

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Ingredients:
8 inch 10 Flour Tortilla (warmed)
1 cup Picante Sauce
2 tsp Chili Powder
8 oz Sour Cream
1 medium Tomato (chopped)
2 cup Chicken (chopped and cooked)
1 cup Monterey Jack Cheese (shredded)
1 cup (10 3/4 oz) Cream of Chicken Soup
1 green Onion (sliced)
How to make creamy chicken enchiladas:
  • Combine soup, sour cream, picante sauce and chili powder.
  • Mix 1 cup picante sauce mixture, cheese and chicken.
  • Spread 1/4-cup chicken mixture down center of each tortilla.
  • Roll it up and place it in a baking dish with seam-side down.
  • Spread remaining picante sauce mixture over enchiladas.
  • Cover it.
  • Bake it at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes.
  • Top it with onion and tomato.

 


08.31.11

Chicken Methi recipe

Ingredients:
1 tsp garam masala powder
2 tblsp oil
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 cup yogurt
2 bay leaves
750 gms chicken
2 tblsp kasoori methi
1 tblsp coriander leaves chopped

2 tblsp ginger chopped
1 tblsp garam masala powder
2 tblsp green chillies chopped
salt to taste
2 cup onion chopped
1 tblsp coriander powder
2 tblsp garlic paste

How to make chicken methi :
  • Clean, skin, wash and cut chicken into medium sized pieces.
  • Heat up oil in a pan.
  • Mix in whole garam masala and bay leaves.
  • Stir fry until cardamoms starts to crackle.
  • Mix in cut onions and stir fry until transluscent and soft.
  • Make sure to stir continuously.
  • Mix in cut ginger, garlic paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder and cut green chillies.
  • Stir fry for a minute.
  • Mix in chicken pieces and beaten yogurt and stir fry on a high flame heat up for 7-8 minutes.
  • Mix in kasoori methi, garam masala powder, cut fresh coriander, salt and three fourths cup of water.
  • Cover the pot and stir fry on a low heat up for ten minutes.
  • Serve hot.

08.31.11

Chicken Makhani recipe

Ingredients:
800 gms chicken
1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
salt to taste
1 tblsp lemon juice
For Marinade
1 cup yogurt
1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
salt to taste
2 tblsp ginger paste
2 tblsp lemon juice
2 tblsp garlic paste
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
2 tsp mustard oil
2 tblsp butter
For Makhani Gravy
400 gms tomato puree
3 tblsp butter
1 tsp green chillies (chopped)
1/2 tsp kasoori methi
1 cup fresh cream
1 tblsp ginger paste
1 tblsp red chilli powder
salt to taste
1 tblsp garam masala whole
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
2 tblsp sugar/ honey
1 tblsp garlic paste
How to make chicken makhani :
  • Skin and clean the chicken.
  • Make incisions with a sharp knife on breast and leg pieces.
  • Apply a mixture of red chilli powder, lemon juice and salt to the chicken and leave aside for half an hour.
  • Hang the yogurt in a muslin cloth for 15-20 minutes to take off extra water.
  • Mix in red chilli powder, salt, ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice, garam masala powder and mustard oil.
  • Apply this marinade to the chicken pieces and chill in a freezer for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Put the chicken onto a skewer and stir fry in a moderately hot tandoor or a preheated oven (200 degrees celsius) for 10-12 minutes or until almost done.
  • Baste it with grease and stir fry for another 2 minutes.
  • Take off and keep aside.
  • Heat up grease in a pan.
  • Mix in whole garam masala.
  • Let it crackle.
  • Then mix in ginger-garlic paste and cut green chillies.
  • Stir fry for 2 minutes.
  • Mix in tomato puree, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, salt and one cup of water.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat up and simmer (boil slowly at low temperature) for 10 minutes.
  • Mix in sugar or honey and powdered kasoori methi.
  • Mix in cooked tandoori chicken pieces.
  • Simmer (boil slowly at low temperature) for 5 minutes and then mix in fresh cream.
  • Serve hot with naan or parantha.

08.31.11

Chicken Kofta in Walnut Gravy Recipe

Ingredients:
a pinch garam masala powder
1/2 walnuts
4 cup chicken stock
2 green cardamoms
2 tblsp fresh cream
400 gms chicken (minced)
1 tblsp garlic paste
1/2 tsp cumin powder
sal t to taste
1 tblsp oil
2 tblsp tomato paste
4 green chillies
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tblsp ginger paste
2 medium onions
How to make chicken kofta in walnut gravy :
  • Combine chicken mince, red chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder and salt.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Using a tablespoon, divide into equal portions.
  • Roll each portion into a ball.
  • Bring chicken stock to boil, crush green cardamoms and mix in to chicken stock.
  • Mix in chicken balls to boiling stock, lower the heat up and continue to stir fry until chicken balls are cooked and stock has almost evaporated.
  • Keep aside.
  • Wash and cut green chillies.
  • Boil walnuts and then grind in to a fine paste.
  • Take off and boil onions, remove and grind to a paste.
  • Heat up oil, mix in boiled onion paste, stir fry until oil begins to separate, mix in ginger, garlic paste, cut green chillies stir fry for a moment.
  • Mix in tomato paste then bring to a boil.
  • Mix in walnut paste and stir to mix well.
  • Lower the heat, mix in fresh cream, stirring continuously.
  • Mix in koftas and bring to a boil, adjust salt.
  • Serve hot.

07.2.11

Coconut Chicken Curry Recipe

Ingredients:

1/4 cup whole unsalted cashews
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
Salt To Taste
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 tsp black mustard seeds
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1 tbsp curry powder
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (14 ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk
1/4 cup frozen peas
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
How to make chicken with coconut milk:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spread the cashews in a pie plate and bake for 5 minutes, or until fragrant and lightly toasted. Transfer to a plate to cool.
  • Lightly season the chicken with salt. In a large, deep skillet, heat 3 tablespoons of the oil until smoking.
  • Add the chicken and cook over moderately high heat until golden brown, about 1 1/2 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate and reduce the heat to moderate.
  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil to the skillet and heat until smoking. Add the mustard seeds and cook for about 1 minute, or until they stop popping. Add the cumin seeds, coriander and curry powder, and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add the onion, ginger and garlic, and cook until the onion softens, about 10 minutes; if the mixture seems dry, add up to 1/4 cup of water to prevent sticking.
  • Stir in the coconut milk and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Return the chicken to the skillet and simmer until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Stir in the peas and cook for 1 minute. Transfer the coconut chicken curry to a bowl, sprinkle with the cilantro and cashews and serve.