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Thursday, 22 May 2014

Chilli Garlic Chicken ( Indo - Chinese)

 Ingredients:
boneless chicken pieces - 500 gm
green chilli - 6
garlic cloves -  6
salt - to taste
oil - 2 +1 tbsp
ajinomotto - big pinch
light soya sauce - 2 tsp
corn flour - 4 tsp (in one cup water)

Steps to follow:-
Rinse the chicken pieces and drain it thoroughly and transfer to a bowl.
Grind chillies and garlic with salt.Add the ground paste to the chicken ,add 1 tbsp
 oil and mix well and keep aside.
Keep this marinate in fridge for at least 3-4 hours.

Heat oil in a pan add marinated chicken and cook in low fire till soft.
Add ajinomotto and soya sauce, mix well.
Then add cornflour solution.
Let it boil in very low flame till the oil oozes out.
Transfer to a bowl serve with naan, fried rice or pulav or briyani.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Briyani Brinjal / Bagara Baingan / Briyani Kathirikkai / பிரியாணி கத்திரிக்காய்

 Ingredients:
brinjal small - half kg
chopped onion  big -  1
green chilli splitted - 2
curry leaves - few
sliced garlic cloves - 5
chopped coriander - 2  tbsp
soaked tamarind - lemon size in one cup water.
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
oil - 75 - 100 ml
mustard & urad dal - 1 tsp
sugar - 1/2 - 1 tsp
salt - to taste.

to roast and grind :
red chilli - 4 or more ( it depends)
coriander seeds - 2 tsp
channa dal - 2 tsp
sesame seeds - 2 tsp
peanuts - 2 tsp
fenugreek, pepper & cumin seeds  - each quarter tsp

Steps to follow:
Wash, remove the stem of brinjal and split cut it and keep aside.
 Roast the given ingredients above with little oil, grind and keep aside.
In a heavy pan heat oil add mustard & urad dal and  add curry leaves  when it pops add garlic slices.
 Stir well.
 Add sliced onions and saute well.Add little salt to taste.
 Add the brinjal and green chillies, saute again.
 Leave it in a low flame until cooked soft.
 Add turmeric powder and mix well.
 Extract the tamarind juice and add. Let it cook for another 5 minutes in a medium flame.
Then add the ground powder and mix well.
 If need water add quarter cup and again cook in a low flame till oil oozes out.Check the salt, add sugar and mix well.
 Add chopped coriander,switch off.
Mix and transfer to a bowl and serve with Briyani or Pulav. Enjoy !

Please check my stuffed ennai kathirikkai recipe here.

Chicken franks bell pepper salad


Ingredients: 
Chicken franks - 5
red,yellow,green bell pepper - each one thinly sliced
sweet corn - half cup
(adding chopped lettuce and cucumber is optional)
olive oil - 1 tbsp
Knorr all in one spice powder  or any seasoning  mix - 1  tsp
lime juice - 1 - 2 tbsp
pepper & salt (little)  - to taste.

Steps to follow:
Boil the chicken franks,drain water and cut into small pieces. Keep aside.
Finely slice the 3 bell peppers.
Mix with chicken franks.

Add sweet corn and seasoning powder,olive oil ,lime juice, pepper powder and little salt to taste.
Mix well and serve in an individual bowl.
Serves - 6 -8.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Brinjal Masala / கத்திரிக்காய் மசாலா

Ingredients:
brinjal - 250 gm
oil - 1 tbsp
mustard & urad dal - 1 tsp
curry leaves - few
asafoetida - pinch 
sambar powder - 1- 2 tsp
coconut grated - 2 tbsp
salt - to taste.

Steps to follow:
Wash & cut the brinjal into small pieces.
Microwave for 2 minutes.Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan add mustard & urad dal when it pops add curry leaves, asafoetida, then add brinjal pieces and salt to taste.Stir well.
Add sambar powder and stir in a low flame for 2 minutes
Add grated coconut, mix well and serve with rice varieties.