Showing posts with label Snacks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Snacks. Show all posts

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Amritsari Fish Fry Recipe

Amritsari Fish Fry Recipe

Craving for good North Indian Food  has made me try all those amazing staple dishes which are so common in northern part of the country. Amritsari Fish Fry is one of them and I have always wondered how do they make that marinated fish on the road side 'thelas' in Punjab, especially in Amritsar where it originated. It is a real staple in Amritsar or Punjab like you have chaat in Delhi or 99 Variety Dosa in Bangalore. Punjab has 5 rivers so all the fish is river water fish.

Ever since I have moved to Bangalore, I haven't found good food as per my palette and now I make those basic ones like Chicken Curry, Tandoori Chicken, Afghani Chicken, Chicken Malai Tikka and many more at home. They are healthy and taste even better as I make them with authentic ingredients rather than cheap alternatives.

Fish is another thing that I have started enjoying but purely in form of fried fish. Somehow I do not like Fish curry. But I love fried fish so much. One of the reasons I love fish it is that it is one of the easiest of non vegetarian foods. One that that I usually make is Tawa Fish Fry.

But this Amritsari Fish Fry is totally different thing. The taste and smell of Ajwain in the batter and sourness of lemon juice and Vinegar which has seeped inside the fish is a simple blast of flavours. Ajwain has another purpose apart from adding to the taste, it counters the gastric that is produced by combination of Fish and besan (Gram flour). But that's cooking, science and art both, isn't it?

Take a look at Amritsari Fish Fry that I make this weekend.

Amrtsari Fish Fry
Amrtsari Fish Fry

Amrtsari Fish Fry
Amrtsari Fish Fry

Amrtsari Fish Fry
Amrtsari Fish Fry
 Doesn't it look awesome? Trust me, make it in the day, chill your beer and you will thank me for the idea!

Let's see how can you make Amritsari Fish Fry, I am sure you know how to chill your beer.

Amritsari Fish Fry Recipe



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Famous in Amritsar (Punjab) in India, this is simple yet full of flavours and a perfect snack.

Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:
Seer Fish cut in Fillets. Any fish will do which has single bone
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
Sale to Taste
1 tea spoon Red Chilli Powder
1 tea spoon Ajwain
2 tablespoons Besan or Gram Flour
2 tablespoons Curd
1 Egg

Method:

First Marinade:
  1. Take fish fillets in a bowl.
  2. Add salt, lemon juice, red chilli powder and ginger garlic paste and mix well.
  3. Leave it for 20 minutes to marinade,.
This will ensure that that spice and lemon seeps into the fish.

Second Marinade
  1. Now add besan, vinegar, ajwain, curd and egg.
  2. Mix well and leave for marination for 10 more minutes.
Egg will help in giving crispness to the fish. Now heat the oil and deep fry the fish till it is golden brown, a little darker shade of brown actually.

When deep frying I use the a simple method, fry on medium first so that it gets cooked from inside and then turn up the heat to give that crispness.

Amritsari Fish fry is ready, serve it with onions, green chutney. Don't forget to squeeze a lemon on onions and may be little chaat masala on the fish. Oh, must not forget the Beer that is chilling in the fridge.

Hope you loved the recipe.

Love,
Raj

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Afghani Chicken Tikka Recipe

Afghani Chicken Tikka Recipe

Ask a Delhi guy like me what's my favourite snack to go with drinks on chilly winters nights while going boom boom with music in his car, answer will be Tandoori Chicken or Afghani Chicken. While Tandoori Chicken is little spicy, Afghani Chicken is for who love mild spices but is yet rich, juicy and succulent. Marinated in rich cream with other spices, it is grilled in tandoor (clay oven). Trust me, it is heavnly. Put more cream in it and you can reach sevneth heaven of culinary world.

I moved to Bangalore a year back and despite trying many places to satisfy my craving for good north indian food, I finally decided it was time to make it at home as I was unable to find anything with same taste that you get in Delhi.

I have tried many, Tandoori Chicken being on of the, you can find the recipe here. But Afghani Chicken was always on my bucket list and finally it is checked. Yay!!

But I did not try the conventional Afghani Chicken which is done with big chicken pieces with bone. I did the Afghani Chicken Tikka which is without the bone. A similar one I have tried earlier was Chicken Malai Tikka (Recipe link here) which is almost as good but different in taste.

Afghani Chicken
Afghani Chicken

Afghani Chicken
Afghani Chicken
See, how delicious it looks. Mainly it is white in color, has little color because of barbecue and it is done medium rare which means it is super juicy and melting soft inside.

I will now take you straight to the recipe so that you can stop drooling.


Afghani Chicken Tikka



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Afghani Chicken is a famous dish up in north made with mild spices and paste of cream and Cashew nuts.

Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:
750 gms Boneless Chicken cut into small pieces.
1 cup Cashew Nut Paste
1 cup cream
Ginger Garlic Paste
Vinegar
Salt
White Pepper Powder
1 Egg
Lemon Juice
Melted Butter for Basting

Method:
  1. First Mix all these things and marinade for 30-40 minutes.
  2. Now you can grill it in Oven or over a charcoal or electric barbecue.
  3. If you are doing it in Oven, pre-heat the oven first.
  4. Roast it at 200 degrees for about 15 minutes while turning half way through and basting with butter. Use the same method in Microwave if it has convection mode.
  5. It is best to do on charcoal as you can turn it over as and when and keep basting butter to keep it juicy. You just need to do it like 5-7 minutes on each side on direct heat.
  6. Take it off the heat and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Resting is very important as chicken is still cooking off its own heat. Resting helps in all the juices settling down and this is a very critical step.
  8. Serve it with Onion and green chutney.
Now how easy was that. For this obviously you need special equipment like Convection, Oven or Barbecue but let me tell you it is worth it. Do try it!

Hope you will try it and enjoy the same.

Love,
Raj

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Steam Lemony Corn

Hi Guys,

After another long disappearing act, I am back. Bangalore has been keeping me busy with hardly anytime on weekends.

However, I am back with the bang as you can see that your favorite blog has a new look and much easier on the eye. And I promise you, recipes will keep on coming.

Just yesterday my wife went for veggie shopping and got a couple of corns from market. My kids love corn and so do I. But we miss the soft 'bhutta' that they sell in Delhi which is done in sand. It is oh so yummy and juicy. And I thought I might as well try something new. Not in sand though. :-)

This is what I ended up with and I have to admit, it just came out awesome, at least if I believe my wife and kids.

Steamed Corn with Lemon and Butter
Steamed Corn with Lemon and Butter

Steamed Corn with Lemon and Butter
Steamed Corn with Lemon and Butter

Thing is corn is super healthy and full of nutrition. If you have it this way, it just adds the flavour to the health.

Let me take you through simple recipe of this juicy and yummy corn:

Ingredients:


  1. 2 sweet corns.
  2. Lemon slice.
  3. Chopped coriander.
  4. Butter.

Method:
  1. First of all, steam the corn. Either in Microwave or in a pot. It will take only 10 minutes.
  2. Once it is steamed, take it out and let it rest.
  3. Heat the pan on medium heat.
  4. Add butter and just add corn. Don't wait for butter to melt.
  5. Saute it for 2 minutes.
  6. Add little salt as per taste.
  7. Squeeze lemon over it and give it a stirr.
  8. Garnish with chopped coriander.
Voila! it is done. This super easy corn is ready for you. Kids love it. You can find few more kids recipes on this link.

Thanks again for reading. Do rate the recipe and share your comments and feedback.

Love,
Raj

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Litpit Kaleji (Chicken Liver)

Litpit Kaleji Recipe or How to make Litpit Kaleji

Hi People,

It seems like I have been gone for eternity and I know it is true that I have not been posting for a long time. That is because I have not been cooking. Have shifted to Bengaluru and I have been staying on office accomodation for months but now my playground (kitchen) is all set and I have already started.

So, here is my first post from the new kitchen, but one of many to come from Chicken Shicken.

Last Saturday, I went into the chicken shop and got one whole chicken to make Pot Roast Chicken which you can see on my blog but then I also picked up some chicken liver, kaleji as we fondly call it in north. :P  And why do I call it Litpit? Well, because neither it is dry nor it has gravy. All the masala is covering the liver.

And like it happens, I mostly cook very impromptu dishes which are easy to make and delicious too. This Litpit Kaleji is one of them. Perfect to go with drinks (Now that is what I love doing on weekends). I never knew that such a simple 15 minutes thing could be so easy and simple.

Chicken Liver
Litpit Kaleji

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Adana Kebab Recipe

Adana Kebab Recipe or How to make Adana Kebab

Hi Readers,

If there is one thing I really drool over is kebabs getting smoked over charcoal. The juicy, succulent, melt in your mouth kebabs just make you fall in love with them so much that you cannot get enough of it. The love is like teenage love where you want to see your beloved again and again and you will go distances to see her, or him for that matter.

Best mutton seekh kebabs I have eaten is in Karim's. They are little spicy and soft and very juicy. Though I do not know how they make it, but I came across these Adana Kebabs while going through the net. It is a Turkish kebab which has two specific ingredients, red bell pepper and cumin. Cumin is something which you will find in any Turkish dish. So, I made them at home on my Weber barbecue and enjoyed them with home made Butter Naans. Here it is below.

Turkish Adana Kebab
Turkish Adana Kebab

Friday, 14 August 2015

Chicken In Pesto sauce

Chicken In Pesto Sauce Recipe Or How to make Chicken in Pesto Sauce

Hey Friends,

Day before yesterday I has posted about Toum Chicken which is sort of fusion of stir frying and Lebanese cuisine. It sure was yummy, do check it out by clicking on the link. It was full of garlic flavor and it being one of my favorite ingredients, I tried something else too, Chicken in Petso Sauce.  This was another attempt to make something for my kiddos and my niece who were asking for chicken!!

Many of you might know how to make Pesto Sauce, but still I would share it again how to make it for those who don't know. I used a very similar method to the Toum Chicken, but the flavor was totally different even though it was filled with Garlic along with Mint and Basil.


Chicken in Pesto Sauce
Chicken in Pesto Sauce

Chicken in Pesto Sauce
Chicken in Pesto Sauce

This is another super 'quicky' dish which you love to have once in a while!! Am I right? Quick and pleasurable!! Ok, I know what you are thinking but now get your track to the kitchen!!

The wonderful strong flavor of Garlic and Mint will just amaze you. Obviously the hero is the sauce but you have ensure chicken is cooked perfectly too.

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

  1. 1 Chicken breast cut into medium size pieces.
  2. Basil leaves.
  3. Mint Leaves
  4. 4-5 Garlic cloves
  5. Walnuts. You may use Cashew nut as well if you don't have walnut.
  6. Olive oil.
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Crushed Black Pepper.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Toum Chicken - Chicken with Garlic Sauce

Lebanese Toum Chicken Recipe

You must be wondering what in the world is Toum, especially if you are not familiar with Lebanese cuisine. Toum in Lebanon means Garlic. Toum or garlic sauce which is served in Lebanese restaraunts with Kebabs. But it is also used as a marinade to cook along with chicken or fish because it is actually more of a paste than a sauce. This Toum goes very well with anything barbecue or roast. But I have tried it in a different way to come up with a finger licking snack which gets ready in not more than 20 minutes, including preperation. Yes, you read it right!

Toum Chicken - Chicken with Garlic Sauce
Toum Chicken - Chicken with Garlic Sauce 
Toum Chicken - Chicken with Garlic Sauce
Toum Chicken - Chicken with Garlic Sauce
Since, they day I started eating Shwarmas and Hummus and Falafels and Pita Breads, I have been so in love with Lebanese cuisine. So, when I was looking at making something unique and new using classic Lebanese method, I came across this and gave my own twist to it.

The chicken came out really tangy due to lemon and with oozing flavors of Garlic. Made in less oil so it was healthy too.

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

  1. 1 Chicken breast cut into medium size pieces.
  2. 1 medium sized lemon
  3. 7-8 garlic cloves
  4. 2 table spoons Olive oil
  5. Salt to taste