Non veg

Fried chicken masala

This chicken item can be served as a starter. It can also be included in the main course, as a side dish and can be paired with rumali roti, roti, paranthas or also with noodles and fried rice.

Ingredients 

Chicken 600 gm medium pieces

Egg 1

Onion 3 medium, sliced 

Green chilli 5 or 6, chopped 

Ginger 1/2 tbsp paste + 1/2 tbsp finely chopped 

Garlic 1/2 tbsp paste + 1/2 tbsp finely chopped 

Kashmiri red chilli powder 1/2 + 1/2 tbsp

Black pepper powder 1+ 1 tsp

Corn flour 1 + 1 tbsp

Soya sauce 1 tbsp

Chilli sauce 1 tbsp

Tomato sauce 1 tbsp

Salt as per taste

Oil 6 tbsp

Procedure

  • Take the chicken pieces in a mixing bowl, into it, add 1/2 tbsp each of ginger garlic paste, 1/2 tbsp Kashmiri red chilli powder, 1 tsp black pepper powder, salt as per your taste, break and add the egg and mix well all the ingredients. Allow it to rest for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Now heat the oil in a kadhai or wok at medium high flames. While the oil is getting heated, add 1 tbsp of corn flour to the chicken marinade and mix well. Now add the chicken pieces one by one into the hot oil and fry from all sides till they turn into golden brown  colour. Do not over crowd the chicken while frying. Fry the chicken in batches if required
  • Remove the fried chicken pieces from the kadhai and keep aside. In the same kadhai, add the finely chopped ginger and garlic in the remaining oil and sauté for few seconds.
  • Then, add the onion slices and chopped green chillies and stir and fry them at same heat for about 3 to 4 minutes but do not let the onions turn brown or become too soft. 
  • Then add the left over marinate if any, and stir and mix well. Add a little salt and remaining black pepper powder and mix well. While adding salt keep in mind that you have also added salt in marinating the chicken.
  • then add the soya sauce and mix and stir for about a minute. In a small bowl, mix the chilli sauce, tomato sauce and about a tbsp of water, and add it to the kadhai. Mix and stir well for another minute
  • add the fried chicken pieces to the kadhai and mix well with the gravy. Cover and cook for 1 minute. While the chicken is getting cooked, in a small bowl, take the remaining corn flour and add about 2 tbsp of water and mix well. 
  • After a minute, open the cover, stir well and add the corn flour mixture and mix well. Once the gravy becomes thick, switch of the flames.
  • now fried chicken masala is ready to be served.

Easy and yummy chicken curry

Today I thought of sharing the most easiest chicken curry recipe of my kitchen. Cooking gets completed in just few steps yet tastier than lots of other complicated recipes. The secret of taste in this recipe is the roasting of the chicken curry. The more you keep patience with the roasting time of the curry, the tastier is the resulting outcome.

 Ingredients 

Chicken 600 gm

Onion 2 medium sliced

Tomato 1 medium chopped to medium pieces

Green chillies 4 or 5 slit

Capsicum 1/4 cup diced to medium pieces

Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp

Juice of 1/2 of a lemon

Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 tsp

Cumin powder 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder 1 tsp

Black pepper powder 1 tsp

Garam masala powder 1 tsp

Bay leaf 1 or 2

Whole dry red chilli 1

Salt as per taste

Mustard oil 1 + 2 tbsp

Procedure

  • Take the chicken pieces in a mixing bowl. Into it, add the onions, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, Kashmiri chilli powder, black pepper powder, 1 tbsp oil, salt, lemon juice and mix all the ingredients well. Cover and refrigerate this chicken marinade for minimum 4 hrs or overnight
  • After the marinating time is over, allow the chicken to come to the room temperature. Heat the remaining oil in a kadhai at medium high flames and temper it with the bay leaf and dry red chilli. Transfer the chicken marinade to the kadhai and stir and roast for few seconds and cover it.
  • Cover an cook the chicken at medium high flames untill it releases its moisture. Once it has released its juices, reduce the flames to medium low, open cover,  stir well and again cover and let the chicken cook in its own juices
  •  Continue to cook the chicken this way untill oil starts separating from the spices. At this stage, add the tomatoes and mix well and again cover and cook untill the tomatoes softens. Now, add the slit green chillies, capsicum and mix well cook for another 5 to 7 minutes uncovered
  • Then add about 1/2 a cup of water and stir well. Cover and cook for another 7 to 10 minutes. Now remove the cover check with the salt and adjust it to your taste. Check the consistency of the gravy. Since this is a thick gravy curry, evaporate the excess water if any. Add the garam masala powder, mix well and switch off the flames.
  • Let the curry rest a little and serve it hot with some plain rice or pulao or roti or anything of your choice.

Omelette crust pizza

This is a pizza with an omelette crust. In present day who doesn’t like a pizza, especially the children. If you ask them about their favourite food, most of them would reply in one word, and that’s PIZZA.

However, this is healthier than the general pizzas and also easy to make. 

Ingredients

Eggs 5

Onion 1 small sliced 

Capsicum 1/4 cup sliced

Tomato 1 small sliced ( only flesh)

Green chillies 2 chopped

Black olives 2 tbsp

Pizza sauce 2 tbsp or enough to spread all over the crust

Grated mozzarella cheese enough to make it cheese burst

Black pepper powder 1/4 tsp

Salt as per taste

Butter about a tbsp

Procedure

  • break and add the eggs in a mixing bowl. Add salt, black pepper powder and beat well
  • heat a non stick pan at low flames. Once hot add butter and spread all over the pan
  • add the beaten eggs to the pan and tilt a little from all sides to spread it evenly on the pan. Cover the pan and let the egg cook at lowest flames. Cook the egg till a little runny egg is still left on the upper part of the omelette 
  • at this stage, spread the pizza sauce all over the omelette and add the toppings one by one, evenly spreading them all over the crust. Finally spread the grated cheese all over the pizza and cover and cook untill the cheese melts
  • once done, dish out the pizza, sprinkle the pizza seasoning all over the pizza and serve hot with some tomato ketchup 
  • unlike the general pizzas, you can enjoy the omelette crust pizza even as a breakfast menu.

Fried egg soya chilli noodles

Ingredients

 

Egg noodles 2 cups cooked

Eggs 2

Onion 1 medium sliced

Carrot 1/2 cup chopped

Beans 1/2 cup chopped

Cauliflower 1/2 cup cut into small florets ( you can also use shredded cabbage and capsicum)

Green chillies 2 chopped

Ginger 1 tsp finely chopped

Garlic 1 tsp finely chopped

Black pepper powder 1 tsp

Red chilli powder 1 tsp

Soya sauce 1 tbsp

Chilli sauce 1 tbsp

Tomato sauce 1 tbsp

Salt as per taste

Oil 1 and 1/2 tbsp

 

Procedure

 

  • Heat oil in a wok at medium high flames, add ginger garlic and saute for few seconds
  • Then add onion slices and chopped green chillies and saute for few seconds
  • Then add all the vegetables and stir fry them till 70% cooked
  • Shift the vegetables to one side of the wok and in the other empty side break and add the eggs one by one and scramble them. You can also make the scrambled egg separately and add to the cooked vegetables
  • Then add the salt, black pepper powder, red chilli powder and stir and mix well for few seconds
  • Then add the soya, chilli and tomato sauce one by one by  stirring and mixing each time
  • Finally add the cooked noodles and stir and mix well for few more seconds
  • Fried egg soya chilli noodles is ready to be served. Enjoy it with some fresh onion cabbage and capsicum salad.

Grilled lemon coriander prawns

Ingredients

Prawns 300gm de shelled and washed clean

Juice of a lemon

Fresh coriander leaves about a handful

Ginger 1/2″ piece

Garlic 4 or 5 cloves

Green chillies 1 or 2

Garam masala powder 1/4th tsp

Chat masala powder 1/4th tsp

Black pepper powder 1/4th tsp

Salt 1/4th tsp

Melted butter 1 tbsp

Skewers 4 or as per need

Procedure

  • In a grinder, take coriander leaves, add ginger, garlic, green chillies, lemon juice and grind into a fine paste
  • In a mixing bowl, take the prawns, add the prepared paste, all the powder spices, salt and mix well. Let the marinated prawns rest for an hour
  • After the marinating time is over, skewer the prawns and brush a side with melted butter
  • Then transfer the skewered prawns to the microwave oven and grill them for 10 minutes or so in the microwave mode. The cooking time will vary as per the microwave output
  • Pause your oven in the midway of cooking and turn the prawns to the other part, brush it with melted butter and restart to complete the cooking
  • Once cooked, take out the grilled prawns from the oven, plate it, garnish and serve hot as a starter.
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