Monday, 30 January 2012

Red Lentil Kofta Curry (Less Gravy) - made on 30th Jan 2012

What did I use:
  1. Split red lentil/Masoor daal- 150gm
  2. Thick paste made of 3 tomato
  3. Onion chopped- 1.5 pcs
  4. Green chili-1tbsp
  5. Red chili powder- 1/2 tbsp
  6. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tbsp
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Coriander powder- 1tbsp
  9. Cumin powder- 1tbsp
  10. Garlic- 2
  11. Ginger-1tbsp
  12. Water- 1cup
  13. Oil for fry- 10tbsp

How did I cook:

For Kofta:

Make a smooth paste of soaked red lentil, onion, tomato, garlic, green chili and ginger using mixer. Make small balls with this paste.
Heat the wok and mix all other dry spices, now pour some drop of oil in wok and drop those balls into the oil and fry for few minutes.

For Curry:

Heat the wok again and pour 5 tbsp oil.
Now add onion paste and add dry spices cook about 2 min.
Then add water and cook 2 min then add balls to it and cook again for 2/3 minutes.
Red lentil balls in curry ready to serve.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Malvani Chicken Curry (Maharashtrian Kombi Masala) - made on 28th January 2012

What did I use:
8 medium sized chicken pcs.
1 coconut grated
4 onions chopped
1 tsp red chili powder, ½ tsp turmeric powder & 2 tsp spice mix (garam Masala)
8 green chili chopped
2 tbs ginger and garlic
3 tbs Oil
Salt to taste

How did I cook:
Grind half of the green chilies to a paste and mix it well with the ginger and garlic pastes. Make cuts on the chicken pieces, rub this mixture on to them well and marinate for about an hour at least.
Roast coconut shavings in a little hot oil till light brown. Cool and grind along with half the onions to a paste.
Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pan and saute the onions on medium level for about 2 minutes or till they are light brown in color.
Add the remaining chopped green chilies, spice powders and fry for a few seconds. Add the marinated chicken pieces and fry on medium level for about 3 minutes or till they are lightly browned.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Chicken Masala (Tikka Masala spice system) - made on 26th January 2012

What did I use:
  1. 6 Chicken thigh pieces (boneless)
  2. 6 tbsp. Yoghurt
  3. 1 tsp red chili powder
  4. 1 tbsp Garlic past
  5. 2 tbsp Ginger paste
  6. 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  7. 1 tsp Curry Powder (Garam Masala)
  8. 4-5 tsp lemon juice
  9. Salt to taste  
For Gravy
  1. 2 Tomatoes(chopped)
  2. 1 Onion
  3. 1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
  4. ½ tsp. Cumin powder
  5. ½ tsp. Coriander powder
  6. ¼ cup Milk
  7. 1 tsp Sugar
  8. Salt to taste
 How did I cook
Cut chicken into smaller pieces. Drain the water after washing the chicken.
Mix all ingredients for the marinade and add chicken into it. Set aside for at least 1 hour.
Heat oil and add ginger, garlic paste. Fry a little and add chopped onions.
Keep heat on high to slightly caramelize the onions. Caramelizing onions enhances its flavors for this dish.
When onions turn golden, add chopped tomatoes and keep frying on medium heat until the oil separates.
Add cumin and coriander powder. Mix well. 
Add tomato and yogurt. And cook for 5 minutes.
Add salt and sugar and drop the marinated chicken pieces in it.
Let it simmer for 5 minutes on low heat and let the flavors mingle a little.
Increase heat to high and incorporate milk slowly. Stirring continuously.
Once the gravy is of right consistency, reduce heat to low. 
Prepare any garnish.
Serve with white rice.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Chili Baby Corn Chicken made on 14th Jan 2012

What did I use:


Sliced baby corn

Small pieces of boneless chicken
All purpose flour, corn flour and egg

salt to taste
chilli powder to taste
A pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)
red chilli sauce
garlic (lehsun)
cumin seeds (jeera)

How did I cook:
Boil the chicken pcs in hot water
Keep the chicken pcs and baby corns in the batter made of all flour and egg for 30 minutes.
Fry baby corn and chicken pcs with all flour containing salt red chili powder turmeric powder.
Take a wok pour oil and put jeera and garlic.
Now put onion and see that it becomes light brown
Add capsicum and shake it well.
Close the vessel for about 10 minutes.
Then add fried chicken pcs and cook it
After 5 minutes, add fried baby corn to it and cook well.
Now add red chili sauce and Soya sauce. Mix it. Keep it closed for 5to 10 minutes.
Mix corn flour with little bit of water and shake it well. Pour this mix into the wok. And boil it for ¾ minutes. 
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