Showing posts with label CHICKEN. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CHICKEN. Show all posts

5 Sep 2016

DESI STYLE CHICKEN CURRY


Hello everyone

My today's recipe is dedicated to non vegetarians who are big fan of chicken curries but don't like the lengthy preparation method. Today's recipe is no fuss, no marination, no tomatoes, no yogurt and Ofcourse no cream recipe but super delicious to relish on. Generally chicken, mutton, fish etc calls for extra oil than regular cooking that's why people hesitate to try curry dishes and end up with grill or baked ones. So I tried to come up with some healthy and lip smacking chicken curry recipe to be indulged without guilt. As I use only required amount of oil and no cream in my nov veg dishes too.
Step wise recipe is given below and hope you all will like it.

DESI STYLE CHICKEN CURRY 



Serves: 2-3
Time : 40 mins

Ingredients 

1/2 kg chicken , cubed ( I used boneless chicken breast)
2 big onions, thinly sliced
3-4 green chilies , broken in half
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1-2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1/4 cup green coriander leaves, finely chopped


For making paste:

8-10 cloves garlic
1 inch ginger, peeled and sliced
1 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
2 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder
1/2 tsp black pepper powder or corns
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 blade mace
1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
4 cloves
1 black cardamom
4-5 green cardamom
1 inch cinnamon stick


Method:

First of all make thick paste all the ingredients given under for paste section,using little water. Keep covered, aside for later use.



Now heat oil in a wok and add bay leaves and cumin seeds.  Let it crackle then add sliced onions and green chillies,fry till nice brown ( nearly caramalised).

Then add chicken and turmeric powder, fry on high flame to retain moisture in chicken stir repeatedly to avoid sticking to bottom and burning.



 Add prepared paste and some salt . Fry till chicken become almost tender and spices are nicely cooked and start leaving oil. Adjust seasoning and add water as per your choice of gravy consistency. 



let it cook, covered till chicken is nicely cooked .

Finally add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.



Now your tempting, lip smacking chicken curry is ready to serve with roti, naan or rice.




**You can increase or decrease water in curry according to your preference of consistency.



** Adjust chilies as per your taste.



This is very simple yet delicious dish , a must try for chicken lovers. I bet you will not get disappointed at all.


Enjoy it and please shower your precious comments and suggestions to this dish. I'll always appreciate your efforts to encourage my lil steps toward healthy cooking.

Happy cooking....

28 Aug 2016

MUGHALAI CHICKEN CURRY WITH HEALTHY TWIST

Hello everyone

Few days back I made mughalai mushroom curry and it was a great hit at my place . Just like Mushrooms My kids are a big fan of chicken curries too. Even my fussy eater love to relish on different curries made with chicken as main ingredient . But as I never loved to repeat same typed recipes every time that's why keep on changing the base curries . This time thought to try my mughalai mushroom curry recipe with chicken but with some healthy twist as my kid don't like any dry fruits. So I use to substitute unhealthy or fatty ingredients with healthy dryfruits to give my dish richness as well as healthy touch. This was my first trial to mughalai chicken recipe but it turned out perfectly delicious and lip smacking. 
Stepwise recipe is given below, do try and don't forget to share your experience with me.

MUGHALAI CHICKEN CURRY





Serves : 4-5
Time: 45 mins ( leaving marination time)

Ingredients 

1 kg chicken breast , cubed ( I used boneless)
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/4 cup tomato puree 
1 tbsp coriander powder
1 tbsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
2 tsp black pepper powder
2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp honey ( as per taste, depend on tartness of tomatoes)
1 tbsp kasoori methi , crushed between palms
Salt to taste
Oil
2 tsp ghee


For marination:

1/2 cup thick yogurt ( curd), fresh
4-5 big onions, thinly sliced
1 tbsp garam masala powder
1 tbsp chicken masala 
1 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 cup green coriander leaves, finely chopped
1/2 tsp salt


For paste:

2-3 big tomato, roughly chopped
Handful of almonds ( you can also use cashew instead)
4-5 green chilies


For tempering:

4 green cardamom
4 clove
2 bay leaf
2 inch piece cinnamon
1 tsp cumin seeds



Method:


First of all fry sliced onions till nice golden brown and drain on a tissue paper. 



*Take care , not to burn onions otherwise your curry will become bitter.

Now marinate chicken cubes with all ingredients given under marination section. Cover and keep aside for atleast 1-2 hrs or maximum, overnight in fridge.




Now boil or cook all the ingredients given under for paste section till tomatoes are nicely cooked and mushy. Let it cool down and make smooth puree of it using minimum water. Keep aside for later use.



Heat oil and ghee in a wok, add all tempering spices and fry till aromatic. Now add prepared tomato puree , ginger garlic paste and tomato paste. 

Fry for 2-3 mins then add all dry spice powders . Fry till all spices are nicely cooked and it starts leaving oil. 




Now add marinated chicken along with all the marinate. Fry at high flame , stirring constantly till chicken pieces become white from all sides. 

Now lower the flame, add salt and cover to cook till chicken pieces are cooked and tender.
Add 1 - 1 1/2 cup water  and let it boil .

** Don't add too much water to gravy otherwise all the flavours will be killed. You can also serve it without adding water.





Now add kasoori methi and mix well. Cook for another 5-8 mins. 




Switch off the flame and add honey , mix well and your royal curry is ready to be served with roti/naan/paratha/kulcha or rice/pulao.





** If you don't want to use store bought tomato paste then can use 1 more tomato while making puree and skip tomato paste in your recipe. I added to give my curry a good colour as my tomatoes were not bright red.


* You can also use cashews instead of almonds if don't like almonds . As I added to make my curry more healthy for my kids.





This is not only delicious but Royal curry recipe to please your guests and family members on any special occasion. 




You can also prepare it for any get together or potluck party and earn everyone's praise.




Hope you all will love this delicious treat and will definitely give it a try. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions, they meant a lot to me.

Happy cooking....





12 Mar 2016

PAN FRIED CRISPY SPICY CHICKEN WITH SAUTÉED VEGGIES AND ONION OREGANO SAUCE

Hello everyone

Today I am having a very yummy cum healthy chicken platter to make your weekends. We generally prepare chicken curry then we have to prepare rice/roti to go with it. But what, when you don't want this regular combo yet wish to dig in some yummy chicken dish. Then this is perfect for you. Full of veggies and no more oil, yet super tempting and palatable dish to please your tummy in healthy way.
Step wise recipe is given below, do try and let me know too how's it turned out for you😊


PAN FRIED CRISPY SPICY CHICKEN WITH SAUTÉED VEGGIES AND ONION OREGANO SAUCE



Serves: 3-4
Time: 45 mins


Ingredients 

For chicken:

1/2 kg chicken  breast, boneless
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 tsp chicken masala powder
1 tbsp corn flour
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/2 tsp lime juice
Salt to taste
Oil


For sautéed veggies :

2 medium carrots, cut in thin strips
3/4 cup French beans, cut in 2 inch pieces
2-3 spring opinion, cut in 1 1/2- 2 inch pieces
1 cup colored capsicum, cut in 2 inch slices
1/2 cup cabbage, cut in length wise strips
1/4 + black pepper powder ( as per taste)
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp chili flakes
Salt to taste
Oil



Method:

First of all cut chicken pieces in thin slices, horizontally and pierce the pieces with knife or fork so that they absorb flavours nicely. Now marinate it in all ingredients given under for chicken section except oil. Keep it for 20-30 mins for marination.



Heat some oil in a wide pan and place chicken pieces on it. Cover it with lid and let it cook on medium flame for 4-5 mins. Now open the lid and flip chicken pieces. If it released water then increase the flame to high to evaporate any liquid on pan. Again cover and cook till chicken is nice tender and golden. Flip in between to avoid burning and ensure even texture.




For veggies:

In a wok heat some oil and add carrots and beans. Saute for 2 mins then cover and cook for 2-4 mins or till they get cooked but remain crunchy. Now add all other veggies and saute for 4-5 mins. 


Add black pepper powder, oregano, chili flakes  and salt . Again saute for 2 mins and your veggies are ready to go on plate.





For serving:

Either plate it on cabbage leaf or on sizzler plate to serve as sizzler or simply spread veggies on a plate then place chicken piece on it and finally pour some onion oregano or any sauce of your choice on it, that's it. 



You can use any veggies of your choice. I kept my veggies little crunchy but if you like fully tender veggies then cook covered for some more time.
Enjoy your healthy cum yummy chicken platter in different way.


Hope you all will definitely give it a try and believe me , you will never regret. So what's you waiting, let's start. Please share your experience with me and your valuable comments and suggestions are always welcomed😊.

Happy cooking....





6 Mar 2016

CHICKEN MASALA CURRY

Hello everyone 

Chicken curry ....this name brings  strong craving for it to chicken lovers . So today I am here with a very easy and no more fuss chicken curry recipe. Hope you all will definitely love it. It is neither loaded with loads of butter or cream nor needs special technique or utensils yet super yummy spicy curry to relish on. Do try this scrumptious chicken curry recipe and let me know too , how's it turned out for you. I bet ,you will not regret😊.
Stepwise recipe is given below.

CHICKEN MASALA CURRY




Serves: 4-5
Time : 1 hr


Ingredients 

1 kg chicken breast, cubed
3 medium onions , thinely sliced
4-5 green chillies, broken in halves
2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
3 medium tomatoes, finely chopped

2 tbsp chicken masala powder
1 1/2 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp kasoori methi, crushed between palms
Salt to taste
Oil


To make puree:

2 medium onions, roughly chopped 
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 green cardamoms


For marination:

1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp salt


For tempering:

4 green cardamom
4 cloves
2 inch cinnamon stick
1/2 inch mace
1 bay leaf





Method:

First of all marinate chicken pieces with spices given under marination section. Keep it for 20-30 mins for marination.




Make puree of ingredients given under puree section and keep aside for later use.



Take all dry spice powders in a bowl and add 1/3 cup water to it. Mix well and keep aside for later use.



Heat oil in a big wok, add all spices of tempering section, saute for 2 mins till they become aromatic. Then add onions , green chilies and little salt.


 Saute till onion become light golden, add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 mins. 
Now add soaked spices powders in it and fry till it starts releasing oil. 


Now add prepared puree and again fry till it starts leaving edges of the wok and raw smell of onion goes off.



Now add chicken cubes , fry on high flame for 5 mins stirring continuously to avoid sticking to bottom, till it become white from all sides.  Now lower the flame ,cover the wok and let chicken to cook for 12-15 mins or till chicken pieces become nice tender and soft, stirring occasionally. 



When chicken become nicely cooked and tender then add chopped tomatoes ,fry till raw smell of tomatoes goes off. 



 Now add water as per your choice of gravy consistency, adjust salt. 


Let it boil then add kasoori methi and simmer for 5 mins, and done. 


Your yummy home style chicken masala curry is ready to serve with roti , naan or rice.




Hope you all will like my little initiative towards healthy and easy cooking so please pour your valuable comments and suggestions, they meant a lot to me.

Happy cooking....

16 Nov 2015

DHANIYA LAHSUNI CHICKEN

Hello everyone

After experimenting a lot with paneer , I thought to apply some of my paneer experiments with chicken too and viola it turned out super yummy and tempting. Some time back I posted dhaniya lahsuni paneer recipe , which was a hit. Today I am sharing the same curry but with chicken and some minor twists. This curry is too simple to prepare and extremely yummy, and a must try for chicken lovers. You will definitely fall in love with this one.
Step wise recipe is given below, hope you will love to try it atleast once.

DHANIYA LAHSUNI CHICKEN 


Serves: 4-5
Time: 30 -40 mins

Ingredients 

1 KG chicken drumsticks
1 1/2 cup fresh yogurt ( curd), beaten
1 cup finely chopped green coriander leaves
20-25 cloves garlic , finely chopped
3-4 green chillies, finely chopped 
4-5 medium onions, finely chopped
1 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tbsp curry or chicken masala powder

1 tsp cumin powder

2 tsp coriander powder

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

2 tsp kasoori methi, crushed between palms

1/2 cup cream, optional
Salt to taste

For marination:

1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp salt


Method:

First of all marinate chicken pieces in turmeric, chili and salt for 20-30 mins.Heat  oil in a non stick pan ,add cumin seeds and let it crackle . Add chopped onions and fry till golden brown . Then add ginger garlic paste,turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder , curry or chicken masala and red chilli powder, saute for a minute then add marinated chicken pieces. Cook on high flame till it get white from all sides, lower the flame and add green chilli, coriander leaves and minced garlic along with one cup of water and salt.


 Let them boil then cover and cook till chicken become nice tender . Now add beaten curd and let it boil stirring constantly to avoid lump formation.


 Now add garam masala and mix well. Finally add cream ( I skipped) and kasuri methi and simmer for 5 more mins and done. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.


You can add water as per your gravy consistency preference. You can also use any chicken pieces you prefer instead of drumsticks.

Your finger licking super tempting chicken dish is ready to serve with roti, naan or rice. Enjoy this different flavour of chicken with your family and friends . 



Hope you will like this easy and delicious chicken dish, please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....


23 Jun 2015

LOW CALORIE CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA

Hello everyone
Today I have recipe of a very popular chicken dish among chicken lovers. Though this is usually very rich and calorie loaded dish which we get in maximum hotels and dhabas , but I tried to give it a healthy touch by adding almonds and omitting cream , even then it came out so tempting and finger licking that you can't say it's low calorie and something is missing from traditional one. And the overnight marination of chicken gave it so tender and juicy texture that you can't deny for more and more pieces. Even my daughter, who is not very fond of chicken pieces, took more pieces and saying it's the best chicken I had ever.
Stepwise recipe is given below, hope you all will definitely love to try this.

LOW CALORIE CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA



Serves: 3-4
Time: 1:30 hr 

Ingredients 

1/2 kg skinless chicken breast, cubed
1 cup colored capsicum, cubed
2 medium onions, cubed

For marination:
3/4cup thick yoghurt( curd)
1 1/2 tbsp corn flour 
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp tandoori masala 
1/2 tsp black pepper powder 
1/2 tsp chaat masala powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp red chilli powder 
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste 
1/2 tsp chicken masala
1/4 tsp turmeric powder 
1 tsp oil
1 pinch orange red edible color(optional)
Salt to taste

For gravy:
1 pinch orange red color 
1 tbsp kasoori methi
2/3 cup thick yoghurt, beaten
1 1/2 tsp tandoori masala
1/2 tsp chicken masala
1/4 tsp turmeric powder 
1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder 
2 green chillies, broken in halves
1/2 tsp sugar( completely optional)
Salt to taste

For paste
15 almonds
4 cloves
4 green cardamom 
2 inch piece cinnamon 
10-12 black pepper corns
4 medium tomatoes 
2 medium onions, sliced
5-6 cloves garlic
1 inch piece ginger

Method:

First of all marinate cubed chicken,capsicum and onions in paste of marination section ingredients and keep in fridge for at least 4-5 hr, but for best result,keep it overnight.




Now boil or pressure cook all ingredients given under, for paste section, let it cool and make smooth paste in grinder. 




After marination is done, arrange chicken, capsicum and onions in skewer as per your choice and grill till it get nice tender,smoky and little charred from all sides. You can also do it on direct flame for more smoky effect.





 Your tender chicken tikka is ready to serve as starter, just sprinkle some chaat masala and squeeze little lime juice on it and serve.




Now to serve it in main dish lets start making its gravy. Heat oil in a wok , add prepared paste and broken green chillies, fry for 5 mins now add turmeric powder, chilli powder, chicken masala and tandoori masala. Fry till it starts leaving sides of the wok and makes lump. Add beaten curd ,add rest of marination, if any , stirring constantly to get smooth gravy.  Add pinch of colour mix well , cook for 2 mins .



Add water to adjust gravy consistency as per your like. Let it boil then add grilled chicken and veggies.
Add salt ,sugar and kasoori methi. Simmer for 5 more mins and done.



Chicken tikka masala is ready to serve.



Soak skewer in water for at least 1 hr to avoid its burning while grilling.
It didn't use sugar , but if you find your curry a bit sour then can add it to balance the sourness.
Add water generously as the curry will thicken after cooling.
Always use fresh yoghurt and nice ripen red tomatoes to get nice red color and less sour gravy.




Your smoky tempting and tender chicken tikka masala is ready to go well with naan, roti or any rice. It can be included in any party menu. So cook and get everyone's praise with this guilt free yummy side dish cum starter. 
Hope you all will like this super yummy and healthy version of most adorable chicken dish. Pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....