A senior boss of my previous office was supposed to visit me yesterday. But as is the case with most private sectors, last minute work & meetings, so he was unable to make it yesterday. I was irritated, disheartened & angry, as i had a tough time balancing market visit, cutting stuffs, cooking & going to office.
I couldn't blame him, not only because he is kinda Vagabond, who likes to live by him self, but because i know our Dog like President. anyways, this is not a place to blame him, and neither does he deserve to be featured here at all. This recipe I read in a regional women's mag. And instantly loved the recipe. Its easy, doesn't call for a whole lot of ingrediants (specially now when i am unemployed & superbly broke). Only what i had to buy from the market was the chicken, remaining everything was easily available at home. I personally loved the concept of frying the marinated chicken & keeping aside. This gave me ample scope to fry the chicken pieces and then store in refrigerator, covered with a cling film until evening.
You check out the recipe for youeself. And i am pretty sure, this would prove to be a saviour for you also, at some point or the other.
- 500gm chicken, cut into medium size pieces
- 2tbsp onion paste
- 2tbsp garlic paste
- 100gm yoghurt, beaten well
- ghee, as required
- 1tbsp lemon juice
- 1tsp cinnamon powder
- 1tsp elaichi powder
- 2 onions, chopped finely
- 2 green chillies, slit
- 2tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
- salt+sugar, to taste
- water, as required
- 1 chicken stock cube
- wash and cut chicken pieces and keep aside. ant then marinate in salt & chilli powder, mix well and keep aside for about 10-20mins.
- now heat the ghee in a pan and fry the marinated chicken pieces & keep aside.
- in the same ghee fry the chopped onion & keep aside.
- then add the onion & garlic paste and the green chilli. Fry well, till the raw smell goes.
- add the chicken pieces and give it a good mix. add the salt, sugar, red chilli powder & mix well. cook on high flame for a couple of mins, till oil starts leaving on the sides. then lower the flame.
- beat the yoghurt with a few drops of water. then pour it over the chicken pieces and mix well.
- take some water in the same yoghurt bowl, scrape the sides for the remaining yoghurt and add the chicken stock cube in it. mix well and pour into the pan.
- cover & cook for some time, till it comes to a boil and the chicken pieces are tender.
i had used some red chilli flakes also while marinating the chicken. and while it comes to the gravy, i had almost dried it up, because i didn't want too much of gravy. Its easy, very easy. If you use small cubed boneless pieces, then one can also make a roll out of it. Trust me, it leaves you with enough time to chaat with your guests & at the same time enjoy compliments.