Friday, September 14, 2012

Chicken Roast

Chicken- 500gms
Onion - 1 medium sliced
Green Chillis - 3-4 Slit
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1tbsp
Red chilli powder - 2tbsp ( can be adjusted acc to your taste)
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
salt- as per taste
garam masala - 1.5 tbsp
oil- 5-6tbsp
Jeera - 1tbsp
curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Coriander leaves - a few finely chopped

-Clean the chicken , add the ginger garlic paste , salt , turmeric,  red chilli powder and 1 tbsp garam masala. Mix well and marinate for 1/2 hr to 45 min.
-Heat oil in a kadai , add the jeera , curry leaves,onions and green chilli. Fry well till onions turn brown.
-Add the marinated chicken , cook the chicken in its own juices till dry.
-Once the chicken is dry and well cooked add the left over garam masala mix well and turn off the flame.
-Add the coriander leaves and serve along with rice, sambar or rasam.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Chicken Curry

This is the curry that i made for our weekend meal. So here is the recipe. It was perfect for the peas pulao and the roti.
chicken- 500gms
onions- 1 medium , chopped
tomato- 1 medium , chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2tbsp
green chillies - 2-3 slit and chopped
red chilli powder - 2tbsp ( can be adjusted acc to your taste)
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
salt- as per taste
garam masala - 1.5 tbsp
oil- 5-6tbsp
Jeera - 1tbsp
curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Mint Leaves- Small bunch finely chopped

-Clean the chicken and pat it dry.
-Add the onions , tomato, green chillies,ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder , turmeric salt and garam masala and mix well.
-Take a pressure cooker , add oil. Once the oil is hot add jeera and curry leaves.
-Let the jeera splutter , now add the chicken , turn the flame to high and cook for 5 min on high.
- Lower the flame and cook for 15-20 min till all the water that comes out of the chicken dries.
-Add 2 cups water , let it come to a boil.Once the water starts to boil close the lid and cook for 2-3 whistles.
-Remove the lid and add the chopped mint leaves,cook for 5 min. Serve with Rice , Roti or any flavored rice.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Semiya Upma

Semiya/Vermicelli - 1cup
Onion- 1 medium chopped
Ginger - 1.5 inch piece , chopped
Green chillies- 2-3 chooped (can be adjusted according to your taste)
oil- 3 tbsp
jeera- 1 tsp
mustad seeds- 1 tbsp
curry leaves- 2 sprigs
water- 2 cups ( i use 1:2 ration , 1cup semiya: 2 cups water)
salt acc to taste

-Heat 1tbsp oil , once hot add the semiya and fry till they turn golden brown. Keep aside.
-In the same pan add the rest of the oil , once oil is hot add the chana dal and fry for 30sec's to 1 min.
-Now add the mustard, jeera and fry for 30 sec's.
-Next add the ginger, green chillies and curry leaves , fry for 1 min.
-Add the chopped onion and fry for 1 more min.
-Add the water , salt and let the water come to a boil.
-Add the semiya and cook till done.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Weekend Meal

This was our weekend meal. Peas Pulao, Chicken Curry, Phulkhas and curd. I will post the recipe of chicken curry soon. Peas Pulao has already been posted previously in my blog, click HERE to go to the recipe.

Vegetable Manchurian

Finely chopped Vegetables( carrot,cabbage and beans)- 2cups
Maida - 1/2cup
ginger garlic paste - 1tbsp
Garlic- 2tbsp finely chopped
Ginger - 2tbsp finely chopped
green chilli- 2-3 finely chopped ( can be adjusted according to your taste)
Spring onion- 2 chopped
Salt as per taste
White pepper powder(1/2 tsp)
Oil to fry
Soya sauce- 1tsp
Vineger- 1 tsp
green chilli sauce- 1 tbsp(optional)

-Take a big bowl add the vegetables , maida, cornflour , ginger garlic paste, salt and pepper. Mix well. Add little water if required and make small balls.
-Heat oil for deep frying.
- Once the oil is hot enough add the balls and fry till golden brown.
- Keep aside.
- Heat 3tbsp oil , add the ginger, garlic and green chillies and fry for a few seconds.
- Now add soya sauce , green chilli sauce and vineger.
- Adjust the salt. Add little pepper. Now add the manchurian balls and fry for 2 min.
-In a bowl take 2 tbsp of cornflour add little water and dilute it.
- Add the cornflour liquid to the balls and add the spring onions.
- Remove from heat and serve hot.

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