Monday, July 29, 2013

5 Most popular chicken dishes from North India

Chicken is very popular in north India.Here is a list of 5 most popular chicken dishes from this region.
1.Chicken Curry

2. Butter Chicken
3. Chicken Fry


4. Chicken Tikka

5. Chicken Roll

What is your say ?
Which is your favourite Chicken Dish ?

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Diet Tips - Food for Brain

The world over and in US a majority of the population is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish and flax seed oil and are important for the development and maintenance of brain function. It is better to get omega-3 fatty acids from foods such as fish rather than supplements. Fish high in DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids are anchovies,bluefish,herring,mackerel,salmon (wild has more omega-3s than farmed),sardines,sturgeon,lake trout,tuna.Eating these fish two to three times a week is recommended by many experts.
The following is a list of Good food sources of ALA -- which is converted into omega-3 fatty acids in the body :walnuts,flax and flaxseed oil,canola oil,olive oil,soybean oil. While foods containing omega-3 fatty acids have health benefits,but oils and nuts can be high in calories eating them in moderation is advised.Some study recently implicates Omega-3 supplements may cause prostrate cancer.

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How to make Chicken Fry ?

Ingredients

Chicken – 1 Kilogram ( small pieces)
Curd – 250 Grams
Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 Teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder – 2 Teaspoon
Red Colour – ½ Teaspoon
Salt – to taste
Garam Masala Powder – 1 Teaspoon
Chaat Masala Powder – 1 Teaspoon
Oil – 1 ½ Cups
   
Method

(1)Pierce the chicken pieces with knife.
(2)Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
(3)Mix with chicken and stir up & down 5-6 times so that the chicken is completely soaked in the marinate.
(4)Leave overnight in the refrigerator.
(5)Next day, heat oil in a pan.
(6)Deep fry chicken pieces.5-6 at a time.
(7)Serve hot with curd/mint chutney.

Curd Chutney

Curd – 1 cup
Mint leaves – 10-15
Green Chilli -2
Salt – to taste
Zeera (Cumin) – ½ Teaspoon
Coconut Powder – 2 Teaspoon
Churn in blender and serve

Mint Chutney

Mint Leaves – 1 bunch
Tomato – 1
Coriander/Cilantro leaves – ½ cup
Green Chillies – 2-3
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 Teaspoon
Zeera – 1 Teaspoon
Salt – to taste
Churn in blender and serve

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

How to make Chicken Curry ?

Ingredients

Chicken -  1 Kilogram (washed)
Tomato puree – of 4 ripe tomatoes
Onion  – 1 chopped
Curd – 2 Tablespoon
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 and  ½ Teaspoon.
Cooking Oil - 5 ml
Salt – to taste
Khada Garam Masala – Little
Turmeric Powder (Haldi) – to taste
Chilli Powder – to taste
Badi Elaichi – 3
Kali Mirch(Black Pepper) – 6
Bay Leaf – 3
Cinnamon Stick – 2

Method

(1)In a vessel put 5 tablespoon cooking oil.
(2)Add 3 badi elaichi, 6 kali mirch(Black    Pepper,3bay leaf. 2 stick   cinnamon.
(3)Add chopped onion. Fry to light brown. Put 
    chicken and salt + 1 teaspoon turmeric powder.
(4)Fry on low flame for 5 minutes.
(5)Add tomato puree + curd + ginger garlic paste
(6)Now Fry with patience in a very low flame
 up to 25 minutes on slow flame.
(7)Stir occasionally.
(8)Cover  and  cook on low flame for 5 more
 min.
(9) Garnish with Cilantro( Hara
 Dhaniya. And serve hot              

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Chicken Qorma

Ingredients
Chicken – 1 Kilogram ( washed)
Onion – 3 -4 (Medium sized) finely sliced
Curd – 250 gram whipped
Garlic Paste – 1 Tablespoon
Ginger Paste – 1 Tablespoon
Oil – 1 ½ small cup
Red Chilli Powder – 2 Tablespoon
Turmeric Powder – 1 Tablespoon
Coriander Powder – 3 Tablespoon
Ghee (pure) – ½ Cup ( small)

Method

(1)In a deep pan heat ghee.
(2)Add sliced onions and fry to golden brown colour on medium flame.
(3)Keep stirring side to side to prevent over browning.
(4)Remove and set aside.
(5)Take oil in a large cooking vessel, heat to medium.
(6)Add ginger and garlic paste and fry for a minute. Keep stirring.
(7)Mix in chicken, whipped curd, salt red chilli powder, turmeric powder.
(8)Cook in low –medium flame, tills chicken is tender and oil begins to separate from gravy.
(9)Now crush in fried onions under a rolling pin & add.
(10)Cook again for 5-8 minutes

Taste Tips

·       Do not use over brown or burnt onions.
·       Curd must not be sour.
·       If desirable add 2 drops kewra water in the end just before turning off flame.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Kadhai Murgh (Chicken)


How to cook - Kadhai Murgh 

Ingredients
Chicken – 1 Kilogram (Small Pieces)
Tomatoes – 500 grams ( chopped)
Onion – 1 medium size ( chopped)
Ginger- Garlic paste – 2 teaspoon
Green Chillies – 6-8 ( Slit longitudinally)
Oil – 100 ml
Salt – to taste
Turmeric – ½ teaspoon
Red Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
Corriander powder – 2 teaspoon
Garam masala powder – ½ teaspoon

Procedure
(1)Take oil in a pan .fry onion till golden
(2)Add whole spices and chicken
(3)Fry for 5 minutes and add some salt
(4)Add all grounded (powdered) spices and ginger garlic paste and cook for upto 10 minutes.Add salt to taste.
(5)Now add chopped tomatoes and cook on low flame for 20-30 minutes,stirring frequently.
(6)Add slit green chilles and cook for another 10 minutes
(7)Cover the preparation with lid for 5 minutes and turn off flame.When chicken is tender and oil seprates from gravy
Now the Chicken Kadhai is ready to be served.
Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves before serving.

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Best Non Veg in Jabalpur

My husband regularly visits Jabalpur for official work.His favourite for non veg food is Riyaz Hotel in badi omti.Few days back,I had the opportunity to visit the place.
Riyaz is a very old hotel,with not so proper arrangement for family sitting.But the food is awesome and reasonably priced.
Bhuna Gosht is ultimate.The quality of mutton and spices used here makes bhuna gosht delicious .The gravy or shorba is cooked slowly that it becomes thick and nicely coated to the meat.Bhuna gosht involves slow cooking for longer time to give richness and taste to the dish. You can eat it with roomali or tandori roti.
Mutton and chicken biryani are the other favourites at this hotel.This hotel is famous for mutton biryani.
Use of herbs ,spices and again the mutton quality makes biryani a must eat here.
Also you can have paya for breakfast.Paya is available till afternoon.Riyaz also makes good chicken kadi kebab and chicken fry.
For the lovers of non veg food, When in Jabalpur a visit to Riyaz hotel should not be avoided.



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