Friday, September 23, 2011

CHiCKeN L@bABdAR

this is a recipe which i was dying to try for a long time.but as usual, time was a barrier.but today i had decided since morning that i should give it a go. while working in office also, i was constantly going through the recipe. 

this recipe is by a friend of mine, who is a well known chef as well, Rahul Arora. trust me, he is my go to person, whenever i have some food related query. this is the first time i made his recipe. so i did not really give it any of my twist. i followed most of the recipe as it is. just that i had changed the adding of ingrediants a bit. so for those of you who havn't got the recipe

INGREDIANTS:

chicken breast........................................................................ 3nos
salt & pepper..........................................................................1tsp each
egg.........................................................................................1no
cornflour.................................................................................1tbsp
onion......................................................................................3 nos, chopped
tomato....................................................................................3 nos, chopped
tomato puree..........................................................................1/2 cup
tomato ketchup.......................................................................1/2 cup
cream.................................................................................... 1/2 cup
cheese spread.........................................................................1tbsp
chilli powder............................................................................2tsp
coriander powder....................................................................2tsp
turmeric powder......................................................................1tsp
elaichi powder.........................................................................1tsp
kasoori methi...........................................................................1tsp
honey.......................................................................................1tbsp
sugar........................................................................................1tsp
salt+pepper..............................................................................to taste
oil............................................................................................3tbsp

METHOD:
marinated chicken

deep fried chicken

final dish

  • marinate chicken with cornflour, egg, salt & pepper. and keep aside for atleast 30mins.
  • deep fry the chicken pieces till golden brown.
  • to cook the gravy, heat your oil.
  • fry the chopped onions till golden,
  • add the dry spices & tomatoes. saute till oil leaves the sides.
  • add the puree & ketchup till thickens. add the fried chicken pieces to this gravy, when oil comes out of the sides.
  • add the cream & cheese spread & necessary seasonings.
  • finish with elaichi powder, kasoori methi & honey.

well, for this recipe the first change that came was using chicken leg pieces, since i didn't have breast pieces. i had also added a bit of chopped fresh coriander at the end. one can follow the entire process as the recipe, but i had the kasoori methi with the dry spices, since i love the flavour of the cooked leaves. the cheese spread i felt, could also be substituted with cheese cubes. i was more than happy to use the cheese spread, since it was lying unused for a long time in my freezer. please do not ommit the honey at all. i love the bit burnt caramelised flavour of the honey that's it.
i am gonna take it tomorrow for my tiffin, wrapped in roti....................... feeling hungry again............
so c u soon again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

sHredDed ThAi chIcken sAlAd

hello people,

i am back, and that too pretty much early. though the laziness in me continues to be, but the craving for a good tiffin is much more. i want people to keep on guessing that whats new today?? and for myself, that i keep on waiting for the lunch hour to arrive(though these days, i kind of doing that only in office). but time is pretty less to prepare a proper meal. so i go for things, which are easy & yet yummy.

since the biggest festival of the bong's is around & its time for all of us to get decked up, i however is not very sure of that. a big reason is my receding hairline & increasing waistline. so i decided to follow the remaining 15days in a healthy way (though i don't know i well i will b able to manage). this recipe is a salad, as you can see.  but what you don't know is that it's damn easy and tasty 2..... and what adds to it is that it not only tastes good, but does good 2 u as well. it is filling & enough for feeding more than 2 people well. here goes the recipe for all you lovely people:

iNGReDIANTs:


  • fish sauce............................................................................................. 4 tbsp
  • lemon juice........................................................................................... 2 limes
  • brown sugar......................................................................................... 1 tbsp
  • onion................................................................................................... 1nos (halved & finely (sliced)
  • chicken breasts....................................................................................  2nos (cooked & (shredded)
  • cabbage............................................................................................... 1/2 (shredded)
  • carrots.................................................................................................  2 large (shredded)
  • fresh red chillies....................................................................................  2nos (shredded)
  • mint...................................................................................................... 1bunch (chopped)

shredded cabbage

chopped cabbage

marinated chicken breasts

after its cooked


mETh0D:


  • steam the veggies.
  • marinate the chicken breasts in ginger-garlic paste, chilli flakes, green chutney (a bit), lemon juice, coriander powder & keep aside for 20mins. then grill it and cook in the oven for 6-7mins @170degree C.
  • mix fish sauce, lime juice & brown sugar in a bowl. put the sliced onions in this dressing. toss & rest for 10mins.
  • shred the grilled chicken breasts & add to the mixture. 
  • add rest of the ingrediants to this mixture. toss well.
  • serve.


well, i had added 1tbsp water & few drops of extra virgin olive oil in this dressing. one can also go for toasted seasme seed oil to get the oriental flavour , and one can also top it with toasted seasme seeds. you can also add some other veggies of your choice, pomgranate seeds also go well with this. even green apple and dry fruits for the crunch and to make it wholesome..

so that's it guys.... try please. will be back with more soon....

Friday, September 16, 2011

Mu$t@Rd cHiCKeN

Hii friends,
how are you all?? i would like to begin by apologizing for being so late for my new post. was really very busy with office & work, and trust me. work has been very taxing. leaving one office for the other one was a sad incident, but could not avoid it. and among all these, cooking did really take a back seat. because after coming back from office, i am left with almost no energy to cook.


but another truth is , when i am in the kitchen, i am the happiest. but we humans only enjoy a few moments of happiness. and moreover my lazy genes are also kind of responsible for all these. even though i cook, i hardly have energy to take pics and document it. but this is something i made a week back and found it to be pretty tasty. trust me, it is gud for tiffin purpose. here's the recipe for those who wanna try this:

INGREDIANTS:

  • chicken breast...................................................... 200g
  • mustard seeds.......................................................25g
  • corn flour..............................................................20g
  • oil.........................................................................for frying
  • garlic....................................................................10g
  • fresh red chillies....................................................10g
  • red & yellow bellpeppers.....................................20g
  • dijon mustard.......................................................10ml
  • chilli oil.................................................................few drops
  • worcestire sauce.................................................. 5ml
  • white pepper powder........................................... a pinch


METHOD:

  • cube the chicken pieces. chop the bellpeppers in squares as well.
  • in a bowl soak the mustard seeds in vinegar for 8-10hrs & then make paste.
  • marinate chicken in this mustard paste, salt, sugar, cornflour & water and marinate for about 30mins.
  • heat oil & deep fry the chicken pieces, till they get a nice brown colour.
  • heat the chilli oil to pipimg hot. add the chopped garlic, fresh red chillies, red & yellow bellpeppers, salt & sugar, chicken pieces, dijon mustard & worcestire sauce. mix well.
  • saute & add the white pepper.
  • toss & serve hot.

the major reason for making this dish is that it was super tasty & damn easy to make. i had marinated it the other day an kept aside in the freezer overnight. and the next day i had wrapped it up in a chapati with some veggies. thats it.
not only me, but my friends loved it to !!!!!!!!
got to go now. super tired!!!!!! bye!!