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Fried chicken

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Today I am sharing the recipe of such a snacks which needs no introduction for itself. It is one of the most loved snacks of the non vegetarians. Yes! I am talking about fried chicken. From children to the elderly, it is liked by the people of all ages.
In today’s recipe I have used curd instead of buttermilk. So, lets quickly take a look at the detailed recipe for making fried chicken.

Ingredients

Chicken legs 6 pieces
Eggs 3
Curd 2 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Juice of ½ a lemon
Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 + 1 tbsp
Black pepper powder 1 + 1 + ½ tsp
Corn flour 1 cup
Oats 1/4th cup slightly crushed
Salt as per taste
Enough oil for frying chicken legs

Procedure

• In a mixing bowl, take curd, ginger garlic paste, 1 tbsp Kashmiri red chilli powder, 1 tsp black pepper powder, salt as per taste, lemon juice and mix well
• Add the chicken legs into this mixture and rub and coat well with the marinade. Refrigerate this for 2 hours
• Take another mixing bowl, add corn flour, oats, remaining Kashmiri red chilli powder, 1 tsp black pepper powder, salt and mix well
• Break and add the eggs into a third bowl, add salt, remaining black pepper powder and beat well
• Take one chicken leg piece at a time and shed off the extra marinade.
• Now dip the chicken leg into egg mixture. Then transfer it into the flour mixture. Wrap the chicken legs with the flour mixture
• Now repeat the process one more time and keep it ready for frying
• Follow the same process for all the leg pieces and keep ready for frying
• Heat enough oil in a kadhai at medium flames. Once oil is heated, add the chicken legs 2 or 3 at a time and fry these from all sides until golden brown in colour.
• This way fry all the pieces and transfer these into a tray.
• Fried chicken is ready to be served. Serve it hot along with some tomato ketchup and enjoy with your family and friends.

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White Chicken Curry

Ingredients

Chicken 700gm cut into medium-sized pieces
Onion 1 large or 1 and 1/2 medium sliced
Ginger 1″ piece
Garlic 4 to 6 cloves
Green chilli 4 whole
Lemon juice 2 tsp
Curd 3/4th of a cup
Cashew 10 to 12
Garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
Black pepper powder 1 tsp
Kasuri methi powder 1 tsp
Cinnamon 1″ stick
Cardamom 4 to 5
Cloves 4 to 5
Black peppercorns 10 to 12
Salt 1 tsp or as per taste
Sugar 1/4th of a tsp
Oil 1 + 2 tbsp

Procedure

  • In blender, blend together curd, Ginger, garlic, cashew and the green chilli
  • Now empty the mixture of the blender in a mixing bowl and add in the garam masala powder, lemon juice and salt and mix well
  • Now dunk in the chicken pieces in the mixture and rub the pieces well with the masala mixture
  • Finall add in the kasuri methi powder and 1 tbsp oil and once again give a good mix and let the marinade rest for about an hour
  • After an hour separate the chicken pieces from the marinade and keep aside
  • Now heat a non stick kadhai and once it is hot add the remaining oil and let heat at medium high flames
  • Once the oil gets heated, add in the cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and black peppercorns and saute for few seconds
  • Then add in the onion slices and fry them till the onions start changing colour. Do not let onions turn brown
  • At this point add the chicken pieces one by one in a single layer and let them
    fry from one side at medium flames for 2 to 3 minutes. Do not stir in between
  • After 2 to 3 minutes turn the chicken pieces to the other side and again let them fry for about 2 minute without stirring. Do not allow the chicken to turn brown
  • Now add in the remaining marinade and the sugar and give a light mix
  • Now cover and let cook for about 7 to 10 minutes or till the chicken gets cooked well
  • Now remove the cover and check with the consistency of the gravy. Since, it is a thick gravy curry, if there is more liquid then increase the flames to evaporate the excess water
  • Once you get the desired thickness of the gravy, switch of the oven and let the curry sit for about a minute. Your white chicken curry is ready to be served.

Fish head moong dal

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I am back with another mouth watering delicacy from the Bengali cuisine. Fish head moong dal or Machher matha diye moonger dal, as we call in beangli, is a special dal cooked in a Bengali kitchen during occasions or get togethers. Fish head moong dal is a must side dish if we are planning to cook a traditional Bengali thali. In this dish, moong dal is cooked along with fried fish head. To cook this dal we can use fish head of either Rohu fish or Hilsa fish or Katla fish. However, I follow a little different recipe when I cook dal with Hilsa fish head.
So, lets start with the recipe to cook fish head moong dal.

Ingredients

Moong dal 1 cup of cup size 120ml
Rohu fish head 1 large cut into halves
Raisins 2 tbsp ( optional)
Onion 1 small or ½ of a medium sized, sliced
1 small chopped
Green chilli paste ½ tbsp
Ginger paste ½ tbsp
Garlic 2 or 3 cloves crushed
Turmeric powder ½ + 1 tsp
Kashmiri red chilli powder 2 tsp
Cumin powder 2 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Garam masala powder 1 tsp
Bay leaf 1
Dry red chilli 1 large or 2 small
Cinnamon 1” stick
Cardamom 3 or 4
Cloves 3 or 4
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Sugar as per taste
Ghee 1 tsp
Mustard oil 2 + 1 tbsp

Procedure

• Dry roast the moong dal at medium flames until their colour starts changing but do not let them brown.
• Wash the lentils and then pressure cook it along with 3 cups of water and a little bit of salt to 1 whistle at medium flames.
• Rub and coat the fish head pieces with ½ tsp turmeric powder and a little salt
• Heat 2 tbsp oil in a kadhai at high flames. Once the oil is hot enough, gently add the fish head pieces and fry until it turns golden brown in colour
• Strain out the fried fish head pieces from excess oil and keep aside
• In a small bowl take the remaining turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt and sugar and mix well along with 2 tbsp water to make a fine paste and keep ready
• Add the remaining oil in the same kadhai and let it heat at medium flames. Once heated, temper it with the whole spices
• Add onion and fry until it turns golden brown in colour
• Add ginger, garlic, green chilli paste and sauté until their raw smell disappears
• Add the prepared spices mixture paste and sauté and roast the spices until oil starts separating
• Add the fried fish head pieces, raisins and roast along with the spices for about a minute. Add little water if the spices gets too dry
• Fish head moong dal is ready to be served. Serve it hot with plain rice and enjoy.
• Add the cooked dal and mix well. Add ½ to ¾ cups water as per you choice of consistency of the dal and bring to a boil by increasing the flames
• Once the dal starts boiling, reduce the flames to medium low and cook covered for about a minute
• Open cover, add ghee and garam masala powder and mix well. Cover and then switch off the flames. Let the dal rest for a minute or two. Serve hot dal with plain rice and enjoy.

Egg Toast

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Today I am sharing one of my favorite breakfast idea which is not only mine but also favorite of many of us. Egg Toast is another breakfast item which is very easy to prepare with a simple recipe and great taste. Anybody can make it with ease but tastes delicious. It is also a great lunch box idea for school goers.

So, lets quickly check out the recipe for making Egg Toast.

Ingredients

Eggs 4
Bread 4 to 6 slices
Onion ½ medium sized finely chopped
Green chillies 2 finely chopped
Black pepper powder ½ tsp
Salt as per taste
Oil as per need

Procedure

• Break and add the eggs in a mixing bowl
• Into this, add chopped onion and green chillies, black pepper powder, salt and beat the eggs well
• Place a frying pan on the burner at medium flames and let it heat. Once heated, brush a little bit of oil on it
• Now take a slice of bread at a time, dip it into the egg mixture and then gently place it on the pan and fry
• After few seconds, flip the bread and fry the other side. Once both the sides of the bread is toasted, remove it from the pan and transfer it to a plate
• This way make all the toasts and then serve hot Egg Toast with tomato ketchup and enjoy.

Enchor Chingri

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Today I am sharing another popular dish of the Bengali cuisine, Enchor Chingri. It’s a curry in which Enchor i.e. raw jackfruit is cooked along with prawns and potatoes ( optional). It is quite a common dish cooked in the bengali’s kitchen especially during the spring season when the enchor or raw jackfruit is available, because by the time summer season begins these fruits starts ripening and availability of raw jackfruit is difficult. However, vegetarians could also cook and have this dish by just excluding the prawns and keeping the remaining recipe same. I would suggest you to try this recipe in your kitchen atleast for once and I’m sure that you will love this.
I also have some other recipes of raw jackfruit that I will share with you all in future. So, keep visiting my site for such recipes. For now, lets quickly take a look at the recipe for making Enchor Chingri.

Ingredients

Raw jackfruit 500 gm cleaned and cut into cubes
Potatoes 2 medium cut into cubes of same size as that of the jackfruit
Prawns 300 gm cleaned and washed
Onion 1 medium sized sliced
Tomato 1 small chopped
Ginger paste 1 tbsp
Green chilli paste 1/2 tbsp
Garlic 2 to 4 cloves crushed
Bay leaf 1
Dry red chilli whole 1
Cinnamon 1” stick
Cardamom 4 or 5
Cloves 4 or 5
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Turmeric powder ½ + ½ + 1 tsp
Kashmiri red chilli powder 2 tsp
Cumin powder ½ tbsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Black pepper powder 1 tsp
Garam masala powder 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Sugar as per taste
Ghee 2 tsp
Mustard oil 2 + 4 tbsp

Procedure

• Pressure cook the jackfruit with a little bit of salt and 2 cups of water to 1 whistle at high flames and then release pressure. Strain out the water and keep the jackfruit aside
• Marinate the prawns with ½ tsp turmeric powder and a little bit of salt and keep aside
• Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan at medium high flames. Once it gets heated, add the prawns one by one in a single layer and fry these from both sides until they turn golden color. Once fried, remove the prawns from the pan and keep aside
• Heat remaining oil in a kadhai at medium high flames. Once heated, add ½ tsp turmeric powder, stir and mix well with the oil and then add the potatoes. Fry these until they turn light golden brown in color. Once fried strain out the potatoes from the oil and keep aside
• In the same oil of the kadhai, add the whole spices and sauté for few seconds. Then add the sliced onion and stir and fry until these turns golden brown in color
• Then add the chopped tomatoes and stir and cook until the tomatoes turn mushy
• Next, add the green chilli paste and mix and sauté for few seconds until its raw smell disappears
• Add ginger paste and crushed garlic and mix and sauté for few seconds until the raw smell of the ginger garlic disappears
• In a small bowl, add remaining turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, black pepper powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt, sugar and 2 tbsp water and mix well to make a fine smooth spice mixture
• Once the raw smell of ginger garlic disappears, add the prepared spice mixture and mix well with the other ingredients. Roasts the spices until oil starts separating from them. If the spiced gets too dry add a little bit of water and roast
• Then, add the potatoes and stir and mix well with the spices. Cook the potatoes for about ½ a minute with occasional stirring.
• Then add the jackfruit and stir and mix well and roast for ½ a minute along with the other ingredients. Remember to add a little bit of water if it gets too dry while roasting
• Then add 2 small cups of water and stir and mix well. Increase the flames to maximum and bring the water to a boil. Once the water starts boiling, reduce the flames to medium low and cover and cook for about 10 to 12 minutes or until the potatoes and jackfruit gets cook perfectly
• Then, remove cover and add the prawns. Stir and mix well and again cover and cook for a minute
• Remove cover add ghee and garam masala powder and mix well. Switch off the flames and allow the curry to rest for a while.
• Enchor Chingri is ready to be served. Serve it hot with rice or plain pulao and enjoy.

Shorshe murgi (chicken is mustard gravy)

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Shorshe murgi or chicken in mustard gravy is yet another chicken dish which is easy to make and yummy in taste. Shorshe murgi requires Only few ingredients which are generally easily available in our kitchen.
So lets go through the recipe for making shorshe murgi.

Ingredients

Chicken 750 gm medium sized pieces
Curd 3 tbsp
Ginger paste 1 tsp
Garlic paste 1 tsp
Mustard paste 3 to 4 tbsp
Onion 1 medium sized sliced
Green chilli 4 or 5 whole
Turmeric powder 1/4th tsp
Kashmiri red chilli powder ½ tbsp
Salt as per taste
Sugar 1 pinch or 1/4th tsp
Mustard oil 3 + 1 tbsp

Procedure

• Take curd, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, salt in a mixing bowl and mix well.
• add the chicken pieces to the mixing bowl and rub and coat well with the mixture. Rest the marinated chicken in the fridge for at least 4 hrs or overnight if possible.
• Bring the marinated chicken out of the fridge and wait until it comes to the room temperature
• Now heat 3 tbsp oil in a kadhai at medium high flames. Once heated, add the sliced onion and stir and fry for about a minute or until their colour changes a little
• Now add the chicken along with the marinade and stir and cook uncovered for about 7 to 10 minutes or until most of the juices released by the chicken have evaporated
• Now add the mustard paste, sugar and mix well with the cooking chicken. Stir and cook for a minute and then add a cup of warm water. Stir well and bring the gravy to a boil by increasing the flames to maximum
• Once the gravy starts boiling, reduce the flames to medium and cover. Cook the chicken covered for about 5 to 7 minutes or until the chicken is cooked well.
• Now, remove cover stir well, add the green chillies and spread the remaining mustard oil all over the gravy
• Reduce the flames to minimum and cover and cook for a minute more and then switch off the flames
• Rest the chicken for some time and then your shorshe murgi or chicken in mustard gravy is ready to be served.
• Serve hot shorshe murgi with preferably plain rice and enjoy.

Healthy chicken stew

Today I thought of starting our dinner with a healthy, steaming hot chicken stew. I believe, this easy to cook recipe will add a healthy starter to everyone’s meal.

Ingredients 

Chicken 300 gm, cut into medium pieces 

Onion 1 small, sliced

Garlic 3 or 4 cloves, finely chopped 

Carrots 1 medium, cut into long pieces

French beans 12 to 15, cut into halves

Potato 1 medium, cut into long pieces

Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

Black pepper powder 2 tsp

Salt as per taste

Milk 3/4th of a cup

Oil 2 tsp

Procedure

  • take the chicken pieces in a pressure cooker, add 3 cups water, some salt and pressure cook it to 1 whistle at high flames. Release pressure and keep the chicken pieces separately from the stock
  • heat the oil in a non stick pan at medium high flames. Once hot add the onion and sauté untill it turns translucent 
  • then, add the chopped garlics and sauté for 1/2 minute
  • add the vegetables, turmeric powder, some salt and stir and fry the vegetables untill half cooked. Be cautious while add salt as you have already add some salt to make the chicken stock
  • Add the chicken pieces, black pepper powder and stir and mix well with the cooking vegetable. Stir and cook for another minute
  • then, add the chicken stock and stir and bring it to a boil at high flames. Once it starts boiling, reduce the flames to medium low and cover and cook for 3 to 5 minutes
  • open cover, add the milk and mix well. Once the stew starts boiling after adding the milk, switch off the flames.
  • hot chicken stew is ready to be served.
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