04
May 11

Kadhai Chicken

Ingredients:

  • Chicken: 400 gm
  • Vinegar: 2 tablespoon
  • Onion: 100 gm
  • Tomato: 1 (medium)
  • Ginger: 2 teaspoon (paste)
  • Garlic: 1 teaspoon (paste)
  • Cumin seed: half teaspoon
  • Bay leaf: 2 no.
  • Garlic: 4 flake
  • Clove: 4 no.
  • Salt: one and half teaspoon (as per taste)
  • Chilly powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder: half teaspoon
  • Oil: 3 tablespoon

Procedure:

  1. Clean and wash chicken. Soak with vinegar for 5-10 minutes. Wash with water.
  2. Cut onion and tomato longitudinally.
  3. Chop coriander leaves.
  4. Heat oil in a kadhai. Put cumin seed, clove, bay leaf, garlic flake in it. Sputter it for few seconds.
  5. Add onion and sauté till light brown.
  6. Add tomato and continue to sauté for 3-5 minutes.
  7. Add garlic and ginger paste. Stir it.
  8. Add chicken piece, chilly, turmeric,salt  and coriander powder.
  9. Reduce to low heat, and cover the lid. Fry till oil separates from masala (or liquid dries up).
  10. Add 100 ml warm water and cover the lid.
  11. Cook on medium flame till the chicken is done.
  12. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot.


29
Apr 11

Chicken Tikka Masala

Ingredients:

  • Chicken (boneless ): 250 gm
  • Vinegar/Lemon juice: 1 tablespoon
  • Yogurt/Curd: 50 gm
  • Onion: 1 no (medium)
  • Tomato: 1 no (medium)
  • Ginger paste: 2 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste: 2 teaspoon
  • Chilly powder: 1  teaspoon
  • Coriander powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: 2 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder: half teaspoon
  • Cumin seed: 1 teaspoon
  • Milk: half cup (100ml)
  • Oil: 5 tablespoon
  • Butter: 20 gm
  • Clove: 4-5 no.
  • Green cardamom: 2 no.
  • Bay leaf: 1 no.
  • Cinnamon: 2 inch stick

Procedure for making tikka:

  1. Take the chicken in a bowl and wash it. Rub the lemon juice/vinegar. Keep aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Wash the chicken again.
  3. Marinate the chicken with yogurt/curd and 1 teaspoon ginger, garlic paste , half teaspoon turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon salt, leave it for minimum about 30 minutes. You can leave it for longer period also but then keep it in refrigerator.
  4. Cook it into the barbecue/grill or shallow fry with less oil.

Procedure making tikka masala:

  1. Heat oil in a fry pan. When smoke is coming, put green cardamom, cinnamon, cumin seed and bay leaf then fry for few seconds.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon ginger paste and garlic paste , stir few seconds and then add onion paste and tomato paste. Fry on low flame about 8 -10 minutes till dark golden brown color appears .
  3. Add chilly powder ,coriander powder and turmeric powder. Fry few seconds.
  4. Add 20 gm of butter and half cup of milk slowly.
  5. Boil the gravy.
  6. Add chicken tikka in it . Simmer the flame (at least 10 -15 minutes) .
  7. Add Garam masala powder .

Serve with rice.