Showing posts with label Chicken Dishes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chicken Dishes. Show all posts

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Chicken Lollipop

Chicken Lollipop Recipe or How to make Chicken Lolliop

Hi Friends,

Today I am going to share an idea that will not only please your kids but also everyone else fond of kebabs, and It is my version of Chicken Lollipop.

So, it so happened that my kids were being stubborn on the fact that they wanted to have lollipop. They are my sons who are twins and when they want something, they want it. Period. And I had just got chicken mince or keema and was wondering what to do with it. And then suddenly this idea kicked into my head. What if I could just given them chicken kebabs or little patties on wooden skewers. And Bingo, I got on with it and they had their Lollipop.

Chicken Lollipop
Chicken Lollipop

Chicken Lollipop
Chicken Lollipop
They were so amused and happy that they finally got their lollipop. I found it great way to give this snack for kiddos and yet not feel bad about that they are eating junk. As a parent, it is very satisfying and also a great snack in your parties. It is almost like the Chicken Seekh Kebabs recipe that is there on my blog, but slightly different. I did not put any chillies in there because it was for kids.

Here is how you can make it.

Recipe

Ingredients:
  1. Chicken Mince 250 gms.
  2. Salt to taste.
  3. 1/2 tablespoon Garam Masala
  4. 1/2 tablespoon Dhaniya powder
  5. Chopped Onions.
  6. 2 tablespoons oil.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Grilled Chicken Breast

Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe

With the way I have done so many dishes with Chicken Breast and I actually love doing it, I feel I should have been born in Europe or say, England where I could have it day in day out. I mean, this cut of Chicken is so awesome that you can use it in millions of way. Few you can find on my blog like 5 ways to cook Chicken Breast, I mean just have a look at this and you will see the versions are limitless.

So, I decided to do one more thing with something very different. Apart from the regular Salt and pepper, I have tried some mild Indian spices to make this simple Pan Grilled Chicken breast.

Grilled Chicken Breast
Grilled Chicken Breast

Grilled Chicken Breast
Grilled Chicken Breast

This dish can be eaten with any sides like mashed potatoes (check recipe here), crispy veggies or may be Buttered Rice. Makes for a really delicious meal if you have it with chilled beer or may be a glass of your favorite wine. Now that does sound very European, isn't it?

Well, lets get to the recipe.

Recipe

Ingredients:
  1. Whole Chicken Breast
  2. 2-3 Garlic Cloves
  3. 3-4 Green Cardamoms.
  4. 4 table spoons Olive Oil
  5. Half tea spoon of nutmeg powder
  6. 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice and zest.
  7. Coriander powder
  8. Chopped Coriander.
  9. Salt to Taste.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Keema Tart

An Innovative snack with goodness of Keema! Keema Tart

Ever wondered how many times you end up serving same kinda snacks to your guests? Well, I realized that actually few days ago when this thought was going in my mind. And suddenly this idea popped into my head to do something with the tarts as my sisters gifted me little Tart moulds I wanted.

Initially you won't believe that I was thinking of doing Strawberry Tart as I really want to try desserts as well just like my wife does. But then, I realized we did not get strawberries in anywhere locally. But the moment I saw Keema in the meat shop while buying mutton for my Rogan Josh recipe which I posted earlier, it rang a bell and I decided to this Keema in Tart, make a new snack. I have actually done a similar thing on Holi, served Dahi Bhalla in a new way. Check this Dahi Bhalla Katori as well.

So, here is what I actually came out with.

Keema Tart
Keema Tart
I have used Keema, you may use anything, just run your imagination.

Let me take you through the recipe now.

Recipe

Ingredients:

For 3 bowl size Tarts:

  1. 1 cup Refined Flour or Maida
  2. 200 grams butter
  3. 1 teaspoon of Salt
  4. Chilled water. Keep water in a bowl with ice cubes in it.
For Keema:
  1. Keema as required. If some keema is leftover, you can eat with chapati or something as well.
  2. Finely chopped onions.
  3. Finely chopped Green Chillies as per preference.
  4. 1 tablespoon oil.
  5. Salt
  6. Garam Masala
  7. Degi Mirch or Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder.
  8. Chopped tomatoes.
  9. Chopped Coriander.

Method:
For Tarts:
  1. Mix flour and salt in a bowl.
  2. Add butter in small pieces so that mixing is easy.
  3. Now mix butter and flour nicely with hand till it starts coming together.
  4. Add one tablespoon of chilled water at a time to ensure it gets together. If it is too dry, dough will not come together. Also, you do not want dough to be too sticky, it needs to be dry tight dough.
  5. Once the dough is tight and done, wrap it up in a cling film, just flatten it out and keep in fridge for 30 minutes.
  6. Pre-heat the oven at 220 degrees Celsius.
  7. Roll the dough thin on flat surface. Rolled big enough to fit into Tart Mould that you have.
  8. To mould, press it against the mould from inside so that there is not gap in between.
  9. Take out extra dough from edges.
  10. Prick at the bottom with a fork to ensure that tart doesn't puff.
  11. Bake it at 220 degree Celsius for about 20 minutes. It may vary depending upon oven you are using. Do check in between.
  12. Once done, let it cool down, take out from the mould and Tarts are ready. They should be crisp.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Butter Chicken or Murgh Makhani

How to make Butter Chicken or Murg Makhani

When you are a carnivore in India, irrespective of where you live, chances are that you have eaten or heard about Butter Chicken or Murg Makhani. I have eaten in almost all parts of North India and in Western part too. In west, they would just shred the chicken and serve it in Makhani gravy. For a North Indian it is like killing the dish, afterall, the real Butter Chicken is chicken with bones. And Bones actually add to the flavor.

Butter Chicken
Butter Chicken
Butter Chicken
Butter Chicken

It is one of the most delicious dishes and is not spicy but little sweet. And even a person who likes spicy food would love it. The perfectly cooked chicken is immersed in silky smooth gravy just makes it too good. If you want to have real taste of it, eat it with Butter Naan (Click for Recipe). Not for the health conscious but for the real foodies!!

I had guests over last night and it was so nice to see them appreciating the chicken with every bite. Not that I like to boast here :P , but compliments were coming from someone who is blunt in feedback. So, hard work came good. And trust me when I say, unlike most easy peasy dishes I have on my blog, this dish makes you work hard. It is amalgamation of 2 separate dishes so it takes time.

Lets get to the recipe.

Recipe

Ingredients:

  1. 1 Tandoori Chicken. Check the recipe here for Tandoori Chicken.
  2. 8-10 medium size tomatoes.
  3. 5-6 Green Cardamoms.
  4. 2-3 small chips of Cinnamon.
  5. Cream 200 grams.
  6. Butter 4-5 table spoons
  7. Ginger and Green chilli julienes. Take the seeds out of green chillies,
  8. 1 tablespoon Honey
  9. Salt to taste
  10. 1 tablespoon Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder.
  11. 1 tablepoon Garam Masala
  12. Kasuri Methi
  13. Cardamom Powder

Monday, 30 March 2015

Chicken Chargha

How to cook Chargha

Hi People,

How are you? 

Well, Navratri is over and I celebrated it with inviting my sisters and their kids over and made one of my favorite chicken recipes. Kids prefer something snacky or gravy-less because somehow it appeals more to them and well to me as well. So, I decided to make Chicken Chargha, a typical Pakistani dish which is so wonderful that I have cooked it so many times at home.

Chargha is a deep fried chicken dish from Lahore, Pakistan. The authentic Chargha is little different from what I have done and used pot steam process from my Chicken Roast Recipe (click for recipe) dish as a variation. Best part is that it is cooked as whole chicken and I loooooooooooooooooooveeeeeeeeeeee cooking whole chicken. I don't know but there is so much fun in it!!! :P

Chicken Chargha
Chicken Chargha

Chicken Chargha
Chicken Chargha
Apart from the process, I have also done some variation in spices that I have used but I have kept very similar in taste which is mild and not too spicy. But, having said that, you can make it spicy if you wish to. But what really excites in this dish is the juicy and succulent meat inside and crispy outer layer. It is just too good. Also, it involves deep frying, so I really won't say that it is healthy!!

Anyway, lets get to the recipe:

Recipe

Ingredients:
  1. Whole Chicken about 1 KG.
  2. Salt as per taste.
  3. 1 table spoons Degi or Kashmiri Red chilli powder.
  4. 1 table spoon Garam Masala
  5. 1 table spoon coriander powder.
  6. 1 tea spoon Cardamom powder
  7. 1 tea spoon cinnamon powder.
  8. Oil for deep frying the chicken

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

5 Wonderful Ways to cook Chicken Breast

Chicken Recipes using Chicken Breast.

I have always found Chicken breast to be one of the easiest cuts to work with. It is so dynamic and versatile in nature that you can do wonders. All you need is your imagination and you can win hearts with the results using your improvisation and innovation. It cooks fast, easy to manage while eating, it's everyone's favorite.

My wife actually loves continental and I love non-veg. So, whenever I want to cook for my wife, first thing comes to my mind is how can I do something new with chicken breast.

But today, I will make it easier for you by sharing my best 5 recipes which I have done using chicken breast. You will see how different they are but basics are almost same. Some are stuffed, some are pan fried, some are baked in oven.

Check more Non-veg recipes here.

Lets start with the Fab Five.

1. Piri Piri Chicken

Piri Piri Chicken
Piri Piri Chicken

 Piri Piri chicken is a portugese dish which is cooked using Piri Piri spice mix. Yes, it is same as Nando's Piri Piri Chicken and after reading this recipe you will know how easy it for you to have Nando's in your own home. Spicy and colorful, it will knock your socks off. Get the recipe here.

2. Double Bed Chicken


Double Bed Chicken
Double Bed Chicken

I created this recipe on the go that means I did not have any recipe in my mind when I started cooking this amazingly sinful dish. It also involves a bit of technique like 'Butterfyling the chicken' and is a Must Do for me after every few days. Get the recipe here.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Chicken With Mushroom Sauce

Chicken with Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Chicken breast is a really versatile cut of chicken. Not only it cooks fast, you can do so much with it that the options are unlimited. All you need is something with it to elevate it. Chicken is anyway rich in protein and also less in fat since it is white meat.

I had picked up 3 chicken breasts to make Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast. But i could use only two and had one extra. Also, my wife said she wanted to eat something continental and my mind worked up quickly to fulfill her command. So, I came up with succulent Chicken Breast with white creamy and delicious mushroom sauce which is the actual hero. You can try this another Creamy Sauce as well which is another similar sauce but with more ingredients.

Chicken with Mushroom Sauce
Chicken with Mushroom Sauce
I love this kind of food because it is not so complex and does not take much time to cook. You will also see how easy it is.

Recipe
Ingredients:
  1. Chicken Breast whole.
  2. Salt and Pepper.
  3. Cream 100 gms.
  4. Half cup milk which is about 50 ml.
  5. White wine 25 ml.
  6. Mushroom. I used 2 medium sized buttons and chopped them fine but not too fine.
  7. Dried Mixed herbs.