Wednesday, June 25

Kadai Chicken.

Kadai Chicken is also known as a kadai ghost prepared with mutton or lamb and this dish is originated from Pakistan and North India. This dish is known for it's spicy and flavourful taste and can be served with naan, roti or jeera rice. As everybody knowns this days cooking is all about experimenting and cooking something different and that how I keep trying something new every time. I have added capsicum in to this dish which is optional and I have used milk instead of cream and it still gave me the thick and creamy gravy which went very well with homemade garlic naan. It is worth trying this recipe and you will be very happy with the results.

Ingredient's to make kadai masala.
1tsp whole coriander seeds
2 dry red chilli
1/2tsp cumin
1/2tsp black pepper
3 bay leaves
2 green cardamom
3 cloves
1inch cinnamon stick.
(Dry roast all the above in ingredients and grind it to a fine powder)

1/2kg chicken (cut into medium pieces)
1 big onion (finely chopped)
1 cup tomato puree
1 medium green capsicum (cut into small cubes)
1tsp ginger garlic paste
1tsp red chilli powder, 1/2tsp turmeric, 1tsp coriander powder
1tbsp kadai masala, 1/2tsp garam masala
1tsp kasoori meethi (dry fenugreek leaves)
1/4cup curd, 1/4cup milk
1tsp lemon juice
Oil and Salt to taste.

Cooking Method.
In a wok, add oil and fry ginger garlic paste, then add onion and fry for 2 minutes. Add turmeric, salt and chicken, fry for 2 to 3minutes. Then add red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and kadai masala fry for another 2 to 3 minutes. Then add the tomato puree, curd, milk and capsicum and cook for 7 to 8 minutes or till all the masala is coated well to the chicken and oil starts floating on top. finally add lemon juice and kasoori meethi and give a quick stir.
Serve hot with Naan. Roti or Rice.

Wednesday, June 18

Cholle Curry Chat..

Cholle Curry Chat.. This is a new innovation of chat with leftover cholle curry. We always eat cholle with poori or with pulao only, so why can't we try out with something else keeping that in my mind I tried this chat and I was amazed with the taste. Just by adding little onion, green chilli, tomato and punjabi masala mixture. It took the cholle masala to some other level and now I will be keep making this when ever I cook cholle curry.. Because I have got the taste of it and it is very difficult for me to give up once I like something.. It is very easy to make and very very tasty. To know the Cholle Curry Recipe Click Here.

1 bowl of cholle curry (Fresh or Leftover)
1 small onion, 2 green chilli, 1 small tomato (finely chopped)
1/4cup of any mixture (I used punjabi masala mixture)
1tbsp finely chopped coriander
1/4tsp chat masala
1tsp lemon juice.

In mixing bowl add onion, green chilli, tomato, coriander, lemon juice and chat masala. Mix everything together.
In another small bowl, take cholle curry, from top add the onion and tomato mixture and sprinkle with masala mixture.
Cholle curry chat is ready.
Serve immediately.

Friday, June 13

Almond Biscotti.

Almond Biscotti. I have tired baking this in India also many times but when I baked the same biscotti again here I don't know some how they taste better and they look better may be because of the different oven. My hubby surprised me by finishing it all in 2days even I ate more then 3 and it was tasting awesome. He was telling me that I have wasted so much of money buying cookies, biscuits from outside, this taste better then that and I would love to have this in my lunch box as a evening snacks... Omg I was on the could nine when he told me that because it is little hard to convince my H when it comes to food.. This yummy and crunchy biscotti which goes very well with tea or a coffee..

2 cups of plain flour
2 large eggs
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1tsp baking powder
1tsp vanilla essence
1tsp orange zest
3/4 cup roasted alomnds
1/2 cup black raisin.

Baking Method.
Pre-heat the oven 180c for 10 minutes.
In a mixing bowl add flour and baking powder and mix them nicely. roughly chop the alomonds and mix it with flour and set it aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add butter and sugar beat untill light and fluffy.
Add the eggs, vanilla essence and orange zest beat for another 2 to 3minutes
Then mix in the dry ingredients and beat untill the dry ingredients are well mixed.

On a lightly floured surface roll dough into a log about 14 inches long and 3-4 inches wide. Transfer to baking tray and bake for 30-40 mins. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack for 10 mins.
Then cut into slices 1/2 inch thick diagonally and arrange evenly on baking tray. Bake for 10 mins on each side (until they are firm). Remove from oven and cool.
Store them into airtight container.

Wednesday, June 4

Chicken Curry Sandwich.

Chicken Curry Sandwich. This is made with left over chicken curry with fresh veggies and garlic mayo. All of sudden sandwiches have become my favourite and I just want to eat sandwich all the time they are so tasty, filling and so quick to make it. I don't know why all this time I have avoided eating them because I use to not like the way sandwich looks. But now I'm amazed the way they taste and I make it colourful so they look appealing to me.... By just adding few veggies and some meat of your choice to bread and little sauce can make a amazing food and now I know why people over here are so crazy about sandwiches..

2 slices of brown bread
1 chicken curry piece with little masala
4 thinly slices of tomato
4 thinly slices of cucumber
4 thinly slices of red bell pepper
2 big leaves of iceberg lettuce
1tsp garlic mayonnaise.

Apply the garlic mayo on the bread evenly. Shred the chicken piece and place it on the bread with a chicken masala. Then place all the other veggies on top of the chicken and top with another slice of bread.
Tasty and quick chicken curry sandwich is ready to eat.
Serve with Fresh Juice.

Sunday, June 1

Hyderabadi Bagara Baingan / Baby Eggplant In Coconut Creamy Gravy.

Hyderabadi Bagara Baingan.. This rich and cream baby eggplant gravy cooked with peanuts, cashew and coconut masala paste, which goes very well with rice, naan, roti and you can make a dry version and serve as a side dish too and this gravy is must in my family when we cook briyani.. This is one gravy which I can eat many times and I won't feel bad. In my childhoods days I use to be not a big fan of eggplants but now it's opposite. My hubby likes the dry version and I like the gravy, so when ever I cook this I have to convince my H to eat the gravy but he only eat's eggplants not a gravy and that's also fine with me because I get to eat the gravy for next day's lunch.

6 purple baby eggplants (baingan)
2tbsp cashew, 2tbsp peanuts
2tbsp grated coconut
1 onion (chopped fine)
2 green chilis (whole)
2tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2tsp turmeric, 1tbsp coriander powder, 1tbsp red chilli powder
1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
2tbsp tamarind paste
Oil and Salt to taste
Freshly chopped coriander leaves for garnish.

Cooking Method.
Dry roast the peanuts and cashew until golden brown. Set aside to cool. Then grind together with the coconut and little water to form a smooth paste.
Slit the eggplants and fry in a 1tsp oil until soft but still holds shape. Drain and set aside. In the same kadai add more oil, add cumin, when they turns brown, add onions and ginger garlic paste fry until golden. Then add the ground paste and fry for a minute.

Then add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix well and fry for another minute.
Add the tamarind and 1 cup of water, mix, then add the brinjals and cook for 5-10 mins on a medium heat. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
Serve hot with Rice, Roti or Naan.

Related Posts with Thumbnails