Chicken-do-peyaja

India’s Independence Day, and everybody home. I was all in a mood to enjoy the day, cooking, eating and of course having fun. I started preparing for a nice and heavy lunch for the day. The menu today consisted of a lot many items, to celebrate the 61st year of our independence. So, the first thing that came to mind of was definitely any chicken preparation. Chicken had always been the way of celebrating, and today was no exception at all.

Sending it to Curry Mela hosted by Srivalli.

Serves 4:

Ingredients:

Chicken (Murgi): 1 kg

Onion (Peyaj): 4 medium sizes

Tomato: 2

Garlic (Rasun): 10 /12 cloves

Ginger (Aada): 2gms

Ginger-garlic paste (Aada-rasun bata): 3 tablespoons

Green cardamom (Choto Elaichi): 3 or 4

Cloves (Labango): 5 or 6

Cinnamon (daar chini): 2 1inch sizes

Bay leaf (Tej pata): 2

Turmeric powder (Halud guro): 1 teaspoon

Chilli powder (Sukhno Lankar guro): 2 teaspoons

Salt to taste.

Preparation:

In place of separately adding cloves, cardamom you can just add garam masala (not powder)

  • Wash the chicken well.
  • Slice one onion into four halves.
  • In a deep pan take 3 or 4 cloves of garlic, julienne ginger, the onion, 2 tomatoes along with the chicken and cover it with water.
  • Boil the chicken till it is tender.
  • Julienne the rest of the onions.
  • Heat oil in a wok. Add onion, garlic cloves, ginger-garlic paste and gota garam masal. Sauté till the onions become brown.
  • Add turmeric powder, chili powder, the boiled tomatoes and salt.
  • Fry for a minute and drop in the boiled chicken to the fry spices.
  • Mix the spices with the chicken well and then add the chicken stock already made.
  • Cook till the gravy thickens and serve with rice, roti or paratha.
Chicken-do-peyaja

Ready to serve Chicken-do-peyaja

Enjoy the Chicken-do-peyaja. Catch you soon, till then happy cooking and happy eating.

Sending this to Theme for the Month of September – Chicken on Srivalli‘s blog.

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Chicken Manpasand

This is a new style of chicken I cooked a few days ago. It was absolutely experimental, but it turned out to be good. So posting it in this blog.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

Chicken (murgi): 1kg

Onions (peyaj): 5 medium sized ones

Tomato: 2 medium sized

Potato (aalu): 4 pieces

Mustard oil (sarser tel): 4 tablespoon

Ginger garlic paste (aada-rasun baata): 2 tea-spoons

Garlic (rasun): 4/5 cubes

Turmeric powder (haluder guro): 1 tea-spoon

Chilli powder (sukno lankar guro): 2 tea-spoons

Kasuri methi: 2 tea-spoons

Salt to taste

Preparation:

· Wash the chicken well. Take chicken, two onion cut into halves, tomatoes, 1 tea-spoon of ginger and garlic, and water to cover the chicken in a deep bowl. Boil the chicken; keep aside the boiled chicken and onions. Keep the chicken stock apart.

· In a kadai, pour the mustard oil and heat it. Add the diced potatoes and fry. Keep the potatoes aside after they become golden brown.

· Add diced onions in the oil and fry for 1 or 2 mins. Add garlic ginger paste and the garlic cubes and fry one more minute. To the fried spice add chicken and the boiled onions. Add the stock along with the turmeric and chilli powder. Cook for 7 minutes with a lid over the kadai. Add the fried potatoes.

· Check if the chicken has softened, add more stock if required.

· Add crushed kasuri methi and cook for 1 minute.

· Serve hot with rice, roti , paratha.

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