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October 30, 2014

Spicy schezwan chicken/ How to make schezuan chicken fry at home/ Step by step pictures/ schezwan chicken using schezwan sauce


Long time back,posted home made schezwan sauce recipe in MLH..To use that planned few recipes and this chicken is in one of them...Indochinese cuisine is loaded with different kinds of sauces..It is little bit spicy and tangy too.When you balance the sauce quantities recipe will be hit..I was the with the result and had it rotis...Try next time for change instead of cooking same old recipes..:)


CATEGORY- INDO CHINESE CUISINE/APPETIZERS/CHICKEN
PREPARATION TIME- 20 MINUTES
COOKING TIME- 20-25 MINUTES


WHAT YOU NEED

bone less chicken-300 grams
onion-1 big
green bell pepper-1
cabbage finely chopped-1 cup
soya sauce-1 tsp
chili sauce-1 tsp
chili garlic sauce-1 tsp
tomato ketchup-1 tsp
schezwan sauce-1 tbsp
lemon juice-1/2 wedge
salt
black pepper powder-to taste

Oil-2 tbsp
cumin-1 tsp
cloves-2 (optional)

TO MARINATE CHICKEN

Chicken
corn flour-2 tbsp
salt-little bit
pepper powder-little bit
lemon juice-2 tsp



HOW TO COOK

Marinate chicken with given ingredients and rest it for 1-2 hours...Then add 2-3 tbsp oil in pan and saute chicken for 10 minutes. (you can deep fry the chicken if you like)

Take pan and add oil..crackle cumin n cloves..Saute onions til soft,,Then add chopped cabbage and capsicum.Add little bit salt and let it cook til soft..

Then add all sauces one by one and mix eevry thing well..Cook for 5 minutes in medium flame.

Add pan fried chicken and mix well..Cook for 15 minutes in medium flame..Add 2-3 tbsp water in between if it`s burning in the bottom...

Check it..Once when chicken turns soft add pepper powder and combine every thing well...

Serve hot as apptizer along with coke or along with rotis..










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October 29, 2014

Potato chicken curry/ Aloo chicken curry/Easy indian chicken recipes/ spicy south indian chicken gravy recipes/step by step pictures


This is a simple chicken curry which is combined with potato.After tasting this, I understood that the combination of potato and chicken is really awesome..Last two weeks back,i prepared this curry on sunday for lunch..Actually first I planned to cook some biryani,but was not prepared any thing about particular biriynai recipe in mind...So,using boneless chicken made some pulav and for rotis cooked this simple curry...You people know very well,that we couple don`t eat potatoes (if you are much familiar to MLH),but nowadays Iam also buying potatoes to try recipes...So,by using those as a combination tried this curry...It was vibrant in red color because of using tomato puree instead of fresh tomatoes and little bit tangy too..I don`t prefer store bought tomato puree tins in cooking,but after tasting this understood that purees also makes recipes fantastic,but it`s depended on qualtiy and brand too..,Finally,adding fresh cilantro leaves brings a nice flavor to the dish and it`s tasted good with rice too..If you are in hurry,or searching for simple chicken recipes,this one perfectly helps you,,Believe meJust go once..:)


WHAT YOU NEED

Chicken boned or thigh pieces (small size)- 1/2 kg
ginger garlic paste/GGP-1 tbsp
potato-2 big
onion-1 big
tomato paste or puree- 1/2 cup
lemon juice-1/2 wedge
chopped cilantro leaves-1 cup loosely packed

Oil-2 tbsp
cumin-1 tsp
cloves-3
cardamom pod-1
cinnamon stick-1 inch
fennel seeds-1 tsp
dry red chili-1

SPICE POWDERS

Red chili powder-to taste 
salt -to taste
cumin powder-1/2 tsp
corainder powder- 1/2 tsp
garam masala-1 tsp 
turmeric powder-1/2 tsp




HOW TO COOK 

Wash chicken well.Chop potato in big pieces..

Heat pressure cooker with oil and add all ingredients which given under oil...

Then saute onions,GGP and til brown in color.Add chopped potato pieces..

Mix once..Then add nicely washed chicken pieces and mix again.

Add all spice powders..Fold it well..Combine tomato puree and mix.Add around 1/3 cup of water and pressure cook it for 3 whistles..

once after done,let it release air,throw cilantro leaves,squeeze lemon juice and mix..

Serve hot with white rice or rotis...







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October 28, 2014

Malai koftas/How to make ricotta potato kofta/ step by step pictures/ Deep fried potato cheese balls in indian style


I really loved these all pictures...Even though they looks simple,lightening was perfect in them..Along with that,koftas also perfectly came out..Here in foz,after a long time,iam getting spinach..One day just cooked spinach fry..and then after searching web,attracted by palak kofta gravy recipe ..Though palak gravy is recipe is simple,koftas process is little bit big and tough..If the koftas are perfect then the gravy is simple to make...Instead of making palak gravy you can use them in any gravy. Here first Iam sharing only about how to make koftas..Soon will share spinach kofta gravy recipe too..

Coming to this recipe,If you balance the measurement of potato n paneer along with good amount spices koftas come outs perfectly..Shaping the koftas is very important,other wise,while frying koftas may spread out in oil.Also,keep flame in medium,Because we are using raw paneer,it needs time to cook inside the koftas....I forgotten taking pictures of inside kofta...Actually it`s damn hot in foz..That too in the after noon time the complete sun light is falling in the hall and iam in full of sweat all the days..After cooking and clicking this koftas,I was totally tired...Then within few minutes DH was there in home for lunch..So,I missed to take the pictures of inside part of the koftas..DH had lunch with this gravy and said they are tasty too..With those positive words,was confirmed,that they fried well and felt that the texture was also good...Try it if you lik ethis kind of foods and let me know plz..


CATEGORY- SNACKS/DEEP FRIED APPETIZERS/ TEA TIME SNACKS
PREPARATION TIME- 20 MINUTES
COOKING TIME- 15 MINUTES



WHAT YOU NEED

Paneer grated-1/2 cup (I used ricotta cheese)
potato- 1 big
chat masala-1/2 tsp
Red chili powder-to taste 
salt
cumin powder-1/2 tsp
coriander powder-1/2 tsp 
garam masala-1/2 tsp
turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
corn flour-1 tbsp
chopped cilantro leaves-1/2 cup loosely packed 

Oil-for deep frying 


HOW TO COOK

Boil chopped potato and mash it..Grate paneer..

In a mixing bowl take mashed potato,grated paneer all spice powders,cilantro leaves,corn flour and mix every thing well..make it like a soft mixture.It should be hard not sticky or loose.

Then take some mixture and roll it like ball..Size is depended on your choice..

Mean while heat some oil in kadai for deep fry..When the oil is hot,drop kofta balls slowly..Let them sit for 1 minute in the bottom first..

Then start frying them in medium flame.Once after done remove on kitchen paper..

You can serve with ketchup or chili sauce...OR can use in any gravy recipes..later I cooked palak kofta gravy..


THE FIRST PIC IS SPINACH BOILING-NOT RELATED TO THIS RECIPE

THE LAST ONE SPINACH IN MIXY JAR-RELATED TO OTHER RECIPE


MAHAS NOTES

Balancing the paneer n potato quantity is important..Other wise,wile deep frying it may lose the shape.Per 1 big potato 1/2 cup grated paneer is enough..If you increase the quantity of potato or paneer make sure to equal the quanity of another too..

Adjust spices as per your taste.you can omit cumin powder n use cumin seeds.

Also can use home made paneer .You can green chili paste too..

Can use all purpose flour/Maida instead of corn flour.

Chat masala is my personal choice.can skip it.











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October 27, 2014

Quick and easy mixed veg chicken pulao/ Spicy chicken veg pulav with bone less chicken/ Indian Rice pulav recipes/ step by step pictures


I posted almost 10+ biriyani recipes til now and few pulav recipes too..Even though,DH don`t likes boneless chicken he prefers it for me in regular grocery shopping..Last time he bought around 2 kgs and instead of cooking regualr old recipes,planned new recipes to try,also I can post in MLH too na...Yup..smart idea ha...:) So,tried schezwan chicken,pepper chicken fry,chilli chicken gravy,garlic chicken fry and this pulao...Hmmmm!!! Is n`t that a big list of new recipes..;) Iam really excited to share the recipes,but what to do,,writing part in the blog makes me lazy and introduction of the each recipes eats my time very badly.Still,Iam not going give up guys..definitely will post all the recipes one by one..Per day only post...Nah..Can`t do more than one..Hehehehe... 

O.K.Lets talk little bit about the recipe,Already posted chicken pulao recipe in MLH.But in that used boned thigh pieces and this is done with boneless chicken and some mixed vegetables..It`s completely healthy and very easy to make..No much work,no many vessels,no need much time..If you prepare all the ingredients,the dish may get ready in less than 30 minutes..Here,I took the vegetables which are available in fridge..It`s completely your choice..See,If you are a newer to cooking better to follow exact steps,or If you are experienced cook already then try to make changes in the  recipe,according to your choice..I believe,cooking easy,if you do it with heart.Iam emotional about food..Yup....

Now tell me,it`s sound yummy n easy or not??!!!


CATEGORY- RICE/MAIN COURSE/NON-VEG
PREPARATION TIME- 30+30 MINUTES
COOKING TIME- 30 MINUTES


WHAT YOU NEED

Chicken boneless-500 grams
basmati rice- 2 cups
baby carrots-10
frozen peas-1/2 cup
canned sweet corn-1/2 cup
mushrooms canned-1/2 cup
ginger garlic paste-1 tbsp
potato-1 big
onion-1 big
chopped cilantro leaves-1 cup loosely packed
chopped mint leaves-1 cup loosely packed
lemon juice-1/2 wedge
tomato paste or puree- 2 tbsp
Oil-2 tbsp
cumin-1 tsp
cloves-3
cardamom pod-1
cinnamon stick-1 inch
fennel seeds-1 tsp

SPICE POWDERS

Red chili powder-to taste
salt
cumin powder-1/2 tsp
corainder powder-1/2 tsp
garam masala-1 tsp
turmeric powder-1/2 tsp

TO MARINATE CHICKEN

Red chili powder-little bit
salt
lemon juice-1/2 wedge
turmeric powder-little bit



HOW TO COOK 

First,wash chicken well and marinate with given ingredients.let it sit aside for 1 hour atleast.

Then take ehavy bottomed pan and add oil..throw all ingredients and saute them..Next add in onions and saute til brown.

Then add marinated chicken and mix well..Cook it for 5 minutes in high flame..

Then add all the veggies and combine well.Cook for 5 minutes again.

Then add  spice powders and mix well..Add enough water..

Cook for 15 minutes in medium flame..Then add freshlu chopped cilantro and mint leaves..

Mix once..Now, add soaked rice and enough water.Mix...Squeeze lemon juice and throw tomato puree..

Mix again and let it cook til rice done..See.here you should check the water ratio correctly..

Once after done serve with raita,cucumber,onion slices and lemon wedge.


EASY TO DO WITH STEP WISE IMAGES 




MAHAS NOTES 

I don`t measure while cooking rice or any thing...So,can`t give rice + water ratio..So,please be careful while cooking it...

I can imagine the quantities measurements and can think the result of the reciep while cooking.So,in the same way added water in the recipe and the rice was done perfectly...It`s not too hard or completely soft...

Choosing veggies is your choice..

use tomato chopped instead or puree.Adding lemon is good option for the recipe..

Never forget cilantro and mint in rice biryani/pulav dishes..

Along with water add 1/4 cup of milk or cream for rich taste...It`s workouts...

Add 1/4 cup of curd in chicken marinating...


SOME MORE BIRYANI RECIPES 




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