Friday, July 9, 2010

Chicken Lajawab

Chicken- 1, cut into small pieces
Onions- 6, big, sliced
Ghee- 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds- 2 tbsp, roasted and powdered
Ginger garlic paste- 2 tbsp
Green chilli paste- 2 tbsp
Garama masala powder- 1 tbsp
Turmeric- 1/4 tsp
Tomatoes- 2 medium, peeled
Curds- 1/2 cup
Cashewnuts- 1/2 cup
Kasoori methi- 1 tbsp
Marinate chicken in 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste, little curds and salt for 15
minutes. Saute onion till brown. Cool and blend with tomatoes.
Heat ghee in a kadhai. Add green chilli paste. Stir for a while. Add ginger
garlic paste and fry till aroma comes. Add garam masala and cumin seeds.
Saute for 2 minutes. Add onion tomato paste, chicken and salt. When chicken
is cooked, add cashew nut paste. Let it boil. When it boils, add 2 tbsp ghee
at the center of the gravy.When ghee melts, add kasoori methi.
Optional: Wash and heat a piece of charcoal on direct flame. When spark
comes, add it to the curry. Remove charcoal before serving.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Kadala pozcichathu(fried dal snack)

Soufanammai prepared this one. It is a simple evening snack that you can keep munching into and never get tired of.
  • Split gram dal- 500 gm
  • Rice(paccheri)- 2 cup
  • Egg - 1
  • Salt- to taste
  • Maida- 1/4-1/2 cup (if needed)
  • Blend rice, egg and salt with a little water in a blender until it forms a not-so-wattery batter.Add a little maida if it gets wattery.
  • Pour a little batter into a bowl.Add some dal. The dal should be well coated by the batter.
  • Fry in hot oil on high flame.
  • Remove the dal when it becomes hard and gets a light golden colour. Remember not to add all the dal into the batter in one go, add only as much is needed to make in one batch.