Friday, November 13, 2015

Spicy Chicken Curry

Spicy Chicken Curry

This is a simple, spicy and delicious chicken curry recipe. One of our friends prepared this once and it was absolutely awesome.
So we had to try it ourselves! And boy! Was is YUMMY!

Courtesy: Sangeeta Parihar

Ingredients

  1. Chicken  - 1/2 kg (Curry cut or Chicken Drumsticks. I personally Love the drumsticks)
  2. Onions - 4 large
  3. Tomatoes -2 large
  4. Cashew nuts (kaju) - 10 to 12 pieces
  5. Badaa phool (Star Anise) - 3 or 4 petals
  6. Dalchini (Cinnamon) - 1 inch
  7. Kaali Elaichi (Black cardamom) - 1
  8. Jeera (cumin seeds) - 1tsp
  9. Black pepper - 10 seeds
  10. Coriander Seeds - 2tsp
  11. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  12. Red Chill Powder - 2 tsp
  13. Bayleaf (Tejpatta) - 1
  14. Marathi garam masala (or normal garam masala)  - 2tsp (Marathi garam masala has fried onion in it, so it gives a distinctive taste, but any other masala will also do)
  15. Lazeez chicken masala (or any other chicken masala) - 2 tsp
  16. Oil  - 2 table spoon
  17. Ginger paste - 1 tsp
  18. Garlic Paste - 2 to 3 tsp
  19. Water - 2 cups
  20. Salt to taste

Method

  • Fry 3 Onions until Golden brown. Once Onion becomes soft, add all ingredients above from Points #5 to #10 in the Ingredients section. Saute for 2 minutes and keep it to cool. Once this is cool, grind this in a mixer to make a paste. This is your Masala Paste
  • Take 1 Tomato and Cashew nuts and prepare a paste of it in the mixer. This your Tomato-Cashew Paste.
  • Saute 1 Onion, Bayleaf and 1 Tomato in the frying pan with 2 tablesppon of oil until they are cooked, Put Chicken pieces in the pan and let the chicken cook for sometime. 
  • Add the Masala Paste prepared above & Ginger paste and garlic paste and cook in low flame until the chicken and masala are mixed properly.This takes about 10-15 minutes
  • Add the Garam Masala + Lazeez Masala + Turmeric Powder + Red Chilli Powder in the chicken and continue to cook in low flame for another 5-7 minutes
  • Add Tomato-Cashew Paste and let it all mix up and cook for another 5-7 minutes
  • Once all the masala attain some level of consistency, add 2 cups of of water and pour the entire preparation  in a pressure cooker and let it cook for 2 whistles. If you dont have pressure cooker then let everything cook in the pan with lid cover for about 30-40 minutes, while stirring occasionally.


Your Yummy Spicy Chicken Curry is ready! 

Serve with Roti or Naan!

Cheers!


  

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Baingan Ka Bharta (Spicy)

Baingan Ka Bharta


Ingredients:
  1. Big Brinjal  1 Approx 500gm
  2. Chopped Onions  2 medium ones
  3. Chopped Tomatoes 3 medium ones
  4. Chopped Garlic 10-12 (Kaliyan)
  5. Garam Masala 1 tsp
  6. Chilli Powder 2 tsp
  7. Turmeric Powder 1 tsp
  8. Salt For taste
  9. Oil


Preparation:
  • Apply oil on Brinjal & roast on gas flame till it's roasted well. Let it cool. Peel off the skin after it cools down and mash the pulp
  • Add oil in a pan, chopped garlic, onion & cook till it turns golden brown.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, garam masala, salt, chilli powder & cook till oil oozes.
  • Add roasted peeled off Brinjal into the pan & cook till 5-7 mins. Garnish with fresh corriander leaves & serve with hot chapati

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Karela (Bitter Gourd) sabzi

Karele ki Sabzi
This is simple yet a very simple & handy recipe. It takes about an hour to make it, but the effort is well worth it.
Courtesy: My friend Shweta Singh
Ingredients:
1. Karela - 3 big ones
2. Onion - 7-8 medium ones
3. Oil - 3 tbs
4. Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
5. Red chili powder - 2-4 tsp depending on your need for hotness
6. Amchur powder - 2 tsp
7. Saunf powder - 2 tsp
8. Coriander powder - 3 tsp
Preparation:
Cut onion in slices and karela in rounds. Put karela in bowl of salt water (which u will drain off before cooking) so that the bitterness is reduced.
1. Take good amount of oil in pan, add onion, fry it for about 5 mins, until its translucent
2. Add karela, fry them for about 10 mins
3. Add Salt,turmeric,red chilli powder,coriander powder,saunf powder. Mix well, close the lid and let them cook
4. Once it is half cooked,add anchur powder
5. Let it cook until Karela leaves oil
Serve with rotis...