Lentil Chicken

LENTIL CHICKEN

Hi and welcome dear friends. Today I am sharing a delicious dish of chicken with the goodness of lentils too, this is a curry-cum-dal recipe and really is a one-dish meal kind of thing which when made needs no other help. Combined with rice or chapatis, it is a definite cracker and will be liked by one and all, that’s for definiteness. Just make it on a weekend and enjoy the taste without worries about health as they both will be just awesome.

Ingredients:

  1. Split Pigeon Pea – 250 gms.
  2. Boneless chicken – 150 gms.
  3. Onion – 1.
  4. Green Chillies – 2.
  5. Cumin – 1 tsp.
  6. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tsp.
  7. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  9. Coriander Powder – 2 tsp.
  10. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  11. Chicken Masala – 1 tsp.
  12. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  13. Tomato Puree – 2 tbsp.
  14. Salt – According to taste.
  15. Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp.

For Garnish:-

  1. Coriander Leaves – A small bunch.
  2. Fresh Cream-As required. (optional).

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and boil the daal adding a pinch of salt and turmeric powder. Finely chop the onion, green chilies, coriander leaves.

Step 2

Take a kadhai. Add the oil and cumin and when it splutters add the finely chopped onion, green chilies and saute for a minute. Now add the ginger-garlic paste and fry again. Now add the masalas, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander, cumin powder and garam masala. Fry and add the tomato puree. Now fry everything well to remove the raw smell and when done add in some water to cook the chicken.

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Step 3

When the chicken is totally cooked and half or less than half quantity of water remains in the kadhai add the boiled dal. Now let this boil for five to ten minutes. Check your seasonings lastly.

Our Lentil Chicken is done. Garnish it with freshly chopped coriander and fresh cream. It can be served with steamed rice, chapatis, pooris, tandooris and with other eatables of your choice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedbacks. Have a great week everyone. Till then, healthy cooking, happy living!!!!

 

 

 

Beaten Rice Snack With Fried Prawns

BEATEN RICE SNACK WITH FRIED PRAWNS

This recipe is a funky, quite colorful and equally tasty one having a super crunch and super fun taste what with the combination of so many ingredients from beaten rice to poppadums, potatoes to prawns and tossed in mild seasonings of salt, pepper, chilies giving it a gorgeous effect. This is an ideal snack to pep up your moods and for takeaways to parties and picnics and fun time out. It surely is a super snacky delight and is worth giving a try.

Ingredients:-

  1. Beaten Rice or Poha – 250 gms.
  2. Roasted Cashews with salt – 10.
  3. Dry Coconut or Kopra(shallow fried) – 1 tsp.
  4. Poppadum(fried) – 1.
  5. Potato(cubed,salted and shallow fried) -1(medium-sized) – 1.
  6. Curry Leaves – 10 leaves.
  7. White and Black Salt – A pinch.
  8. Pepper – A pinch.
  9. Green Chiilies(fried) – 2.
  10. Any small fried fish(whole) or Prawns(small variety) – 50 gms.
  11. Rice Fritters(recipe coming soon) – 20 gms.
  12. Chaat Masala – A pinch.

STEPS

Step 1

Firstly marinate the prawns with salt, turmeric powder, and garlic paste. Shallow fry it till brown and crisp. Deep fry the cubed potatoes. Fry the green chilies. Fry the popadums or papad. Crush them. Fry the rice fritters till crisp. Shallow fry the kopra pieces and cashews.

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Step 2

Take a kadhai. Add some vegetable oil or ghee to it. When it is hot add the beaten rice and fry it until crisp but not browned. Add the salts and black pepper. Now mix in the ingredients kept beforehand, the prawns, potatoes, rice fritters, green chilies, papad, cashew, kopra, curry leaves and mix well. Lastly, add some chaat masala. Toss up and serve as a tea-time snack. You can use any other small fish also other than prawns but they should be fried well.

Our crunchy munchy Beaten Rice Snack With Fried Prawns is ready. Serve it with tea and coffee as afternoon or evening snack. I hope you will like it.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

Delicious Fish Chops

DELICIOUS FISH CHOPS

Hello and welcome to my cozy food corner again. In my previous blog, I had made a recipe of pineapple pickle and I hope you all liked it. Today I wanted to share a recipe with you all of fish chops which I make frequently in my kitchen and is liked by all in my family. It is a simple, healthy and tasty recipe and I hope you will like it too. So here are the recipe details……

Ingredients:-For the  marination of fish

  1. Salt – According to taste.
  2. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.
  3. Garlic Paste – 1 tsp.

For the making of chops

  1. Baasa Fish Fillets – 250 gms.
  2. Potatoes – 3.
  3. Gram Flour – 100 gms.
  4. Onions – 1.
  5. Green Chillies – 3.
  6. Ginger – 1 small piece.
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  9. Dry Mango Powder – 1 tsp.
  10. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  11. Fresh Chopped Cilantro.
  12. Salt – According to taste.
  13. Vegetable Oil – For shallow frying.

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and marinate the fish pieces with salt, turmeric powder, and garlic paste. Shallow fry them till brown and well cooked.

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Boil the potatoes. Finely chop the onions, green chilies, cilantro, ginger. Mash the fried fish with a masher. Now take a bowl. Add the above ingredients along with the fish and other remaining ingredients, salt, red chilly powder, garam masala, gram flour and make a dough of it. Now make medium-sized patties of any shape and shallow fry them till browned and crisp.

IMG_3888.jpgOur Delicious Fish Chops are ready. Serve them with mint-coriander chutney or mayonnaise, onion rings and a dash of lemon juice.

IMG_3882.jpgFriends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

Basa In Spinach Gravy

BASA IN SPINACH GRAVY

Hello friends.Welcome back. Today I’m going to share a  special recipe of basa fish cooked in a spinach, onion and tomato gravy giving it great taste and flavors which are truly healthy, all green and very satisfying. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-For the fish fry:-

  1. Boneless fish fillet – 200 gms.
  2. Salt – A pinch.
  3. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  4. Red chilly powder – 1 tsp.
  5. Garlic(crushed)- 3 cloves.

For the gravy:-

  1. Spinach or Palak – 250 gms.
  2. Onions(chopped) – 1.
  3. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  4. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  5. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tsp.
  6. Tomato Puree – 2 tbsp.
  7. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  9. Green chillies – 2.
  10. Cumin – 1 tsp.
  11. Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp.

For the garnish:- Fresh Cream.

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and marinate the fish fillet(here I  have used Baasa fish)with salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and crushed garlic. Shallow fry the fish in a pan. Finely chop the onions and green chilies. Blanch the spinach and then make its puree.

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Take a kadhai. Add the cumin and vegetable oil to it. When they splutter add the chopped onions. Fry them till half cooked. Now add the ginger-garlic paste. Next add the green chilies, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder, tomato puree, garam masala and fry for two minutes. When the masalas are well-cooked pour in the palak puree which you made earlier and stir it up. Let it cook on medium flame for three minutes. Now drop in the fried fillets and simmer again for two-three minutes. You may check the seasonings before switching the gas off. Garnish it with fresh cream.

Our Boneless Fish In Spinach gravy is ready. It’s delicious and healthy and sure is a sight for really hungry people. Serve it with hot chapatis and fried rice, a curry and some salads.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then, healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

 

 

Chicken Curry With Baby Potatoes And French Beans

CHICKEN CURRY WITH BABY POTATOES AND FRENCH BEANS

Hello and welcome friends to my cooking space. Today I’m sharing a mix-n-match recipe of chicken, baby potatoes, and french beans to make this veg-cum-nonveg delight. It’s something you can cook when you have little ingredients left with you in your kitchen to churn out something tasty and healthier too. So let’ start with it—

Ingredients:-

  1. Chicken – 100 gms.
  2. French Beans – 1/2 cup.
  3. Baby Potatoes – 1/2 cup.
  4. Poppy Seeds and Yellow Mustard Paste – 1 tbsp.
  5. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp.
  6. Onions(chopped) – 1(big).
  7. Tomato Puree – 2 tbsp.
  8. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  9. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  10. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp.
  11. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  12. Dry Mango Powder – 1 tsp.
  13. Salt – According to taste.
  14. Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp.

FOR GARNISH —Kasuri Methi, Freshly chopped coriander and fresh cream.

STEPS

Step 1 

Wash and chop the french beans. Boil and peel the baby potatoes.

Step 2

Take a kadhai. Add the given amount of oil to it. Now add the chopped onions. Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry. Now add the masalas i.e, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder, dry mango powder,garam masala, and the tomato puree. Fry it for three minutes.

Step 3

Now add the chicken which you have washed and kept aside, the cut french beans and baby potatoes and fry them together with the masalas for ten minutes. Now add the poppy seed and yellow mustard paste and fry again. Care has to be taken not to fry the above paste for long as it may turn bitter in taste. Fry everything well and add water to make the gravy. Now pressure cook the whole dish till done. You can alternately make this dish adding any other veggies other than the ones used here and you can add dried mutton too replacing the fresh chicken as used here.

Step 4

Add kasuri methi and freshly chopped coriander to garnish. Add fresh cream too for the extra goodness. Enjoy.

IMG-3610 (1).JPGFriends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then happy living, healthy eating!!! And happy Raksha Bandhan to all of you.

 

Fish Curry With Poppy And Mustard

FISH CURRY WITH POPPY AND MUSTARD

Hello dear friends.Welcome back. Today I’m sharing a recipe of fish made with poppy and mustard. It’s really delicious and a super treat for all who love fish in all its different styles. But every time being delicious. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-

  1. Fish(small variety)-250 gms.
  2. Poppy seeds – 2 tbsp.
  3. Yellow mustard seeds – 2 tbsp.
  4. Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp.
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 2 tsp.
  7. Fish curry masala – 1 tsp.
  8. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  9. Dry Mango or Amchoor Powder.- 1 tsp.
  10. Salt – According to taste.

For the tempering:-

  1. Curry leaves – A handful.
  2. Cumin and black mustard – 1 tsp.
  3. Vegetable Oil – 1 tbsp.
  4. Green Chillies-2.
  5. Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp.

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and marinate the fish with salt, turmeric powder, and garlic. Here I have used a variety of fish called Shrimp Scad. You can use any fish of your choice. Keep aside.

Step 2 

Shallow fry the fish properly.

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Grind the poppy seeds, yellow mustard and coriander seeds using a little water.

Step 4

Take a kadhai. Add the vegetable oil to it. Now add the cumin and black mustard, curry leaves and after it splutters add the coriander powder, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and fry for two minutes. Now add the masala paste of poppy and yellow mustard, green chilies, fish curry masala and fry again for two minutes. Add the garam masala. Add water to make the gravy and add dry mango powder to make the curry a bit tangy. Let it simmer on medium flame for three minutes. Now add the fried fish to it and simmer for two more minutes.

Garnish with kasuri methi and chopped coriander. Our fish curry is ready to be served.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedbacks. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

 

 

Oil Free Mustard Chicken

OIL-FREE MUSTARD CHICKEN

Hello and welcome friends once again. Today I’m going to share a recipe of a special chicken curry made with mustard and it is really a delicious one. It is creative and has all the nutrition you need to make you healthy and hearty too.

Ingredients:-

  1. Chicken – 250 gms.
  2. Yellow Mustard – 50 gms.
  3. Onions – 2.
  4. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 2 tsp.
  5. Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp.
  6. Salt – According to taste.
  7. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  8. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  9. Tomato Puree – 1 tbsp.
  10. Yoghurt – 2 tbsp.
  11. Chicken Masala – 2 tsp.
  12. Coriander Powder – 2 tsp.
  13. Cumin Powder – 2 tsp.
  14. Garam Masala – 2 tsp.

For the tempering :

  1. Bay Leaf – 2.
  2.  Black mustard- 1 tsp.

STEPS

Step 1 

Wash the chicken. Chop the onions finely.

Step 2 

Take a kadhai, add black mustard, bay leaf to it. When it splutters add the chopped onions and ginger-garlic paste and fry for two minutes.

Step 3 

Now add the masalas, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder, chicken masala and fry again. Now add the tomato puree and yoghurt.

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Now add the mustard paste and fry for not more than two minutes. The amount of mustard paste should be less only as there are so many other masalas also in the dish. Add the garam masala and fry again. Add water to the gravy and simmer on low flame. Lastly, sprinkle some kasuri methi and mix everything well.

Our oil-free Mustard Chicken curry is ready. You may garnish it with fresh cilantro, fresh cream. Serve it with tandoori rotis, naan, fried rice etc. This is a nutritious and healthy dish which has not even one drop of oil in it.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

Lajawab Fish Curry

LAJAWAB FISH CURRY

Hello and welcome back. Today I will share with you a delicious fish curry recipe made in a poppy-cashew-almond sauce which is a real treat to your taste palette. It’s rich, creamy with mild spices and is really a must try idea for everyone who likes to try different ways of making fish. I hope you all will like it well. Do try it sometime. So, now let’s start with its making—

 Ingredients:-

  1. Basa fish fillet – 250 gms.
  2. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tsp.
  3. Poppy seeds – 2 tbsp.
  4. Cashews – 5.
  5. Almonds – 4.
  6. Onion- 1.
  7. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  8. Red Chilly Powder – 1 Tsp.
  9. Coriander Powder – 1 tbsp.
  10. Tomato puree – 2 1/2 tbsp.
  11. Garam masala – 1 tsp.

For Garnish

  1. Fresh Coriander and green chilies.
  2. Fresh Cream – optional.

STEPS

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Wash and marinate the fish with salt, turmeric, and red chilly powder. Shallow-fry the fish properly and keep aside. Grind the poppy seeds, cashews, almonds, and onion to a fine paste.

Step 2 

Take a kadhai. Add oil to it. When it gets hot, add ginger-garlic paste, tomato puree and fry for two minutes. Now add coriander powder, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, above-made paste and fry again. Now add water to make the gravy and simmer on medium flame for two minutes. When the gravy gets two boils, drop in the fish pieces and also add a pinch of garam masala. Cook for two more minutes. Garnish with cilantro and green chilies. You can also add some fresh cream but it is optional.

IMG_3492.JPGOur Lajawab Fish Curry is ready. Serve it in the main course.

Friends do try this recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

Chicken Curry With Poppy And Cashewnuts

CHICKEN CURRY WITH POPPY AND CASHEW NUTS

Hello dear friends.Hope you all are rocking. Yesterday I bought some chicken and decided to make something different from the usual ingredients in my kitchen. Generally, I make an onion-garlic-ginger-curd based chicken curry but then I decided to make it with cashews, poppy, and curd. It turned out to be grand and everyone liked it. It is a rich, flavorful, creamy and classy dish which you can make for friends, colleagues or family and enjoy with vegetable biryani or cumin rice and salads. I hope you all will like it. So let’s start with its making—

Ingredients:-

  1. Chicken(curry cut)-250 gms.
  2. Onions -200 gms.
  3. Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tbsp.
  4. Tomato Puree – 3 tbsp.
  5. Yoghurt – 1 cup.
  6. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 2 tsp.
  8. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp.
  9. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  10. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  11. Poppy Seeds and Cashewnut Paste -2 tbsp.
  12. Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp.
  13. Cilantro(chopped) – A handful.
  14. Lemon Juice – 1 tsp.
  15. Vegetable Oil – 3 tbsp.

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and clean the chicken. Chop half of the onions and grind the other half and keep aside. Make a smooth paste of poppy seeds and cashew nuts.

Step 2

Take a kadhai and add the given amount of vegetable oil to it. Now when it gets hot add the cut onions and fry for three minutes. Now add onion paste and add the ginger-garlic paste. Fry again for five minutes.

Step 3

Now add the salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder,garam masala and also add the tomato puree and the yoghurt. Fry the masalas till cooked and browned.

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Now add poppy seed and cashew nut paste and fry again. Stir in your chicken and after frying them together for ten minutes add in water for the gravy. Now cook the chicken on medium heat. Switch the gas off and squeeze in the juice of half lemon in the dish and add some kasuri methi also. Boil the curry for four minutes.

Our delicious chicken curry is ready. Garnish the dish with coriander leaves and also fresh cream. Serve it.

Friends do try this recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

 

Oil-Free Fish

OIL-FREE FISH

Hello friends, welcome back. Today I’ll share a simple recipe of oil-free fish curry with veggies which is really healthy and super easy to prepare. It is a great recipe for me, I hope you like it too. The recipe is as follows:-

Ingredients:

  1. Fish(any fish can be used, small or big ) – 4 pieces.
  2. Okra – 1/2 bowl.
  3. Mustard and Cumin Paste – 4 tbsp.
  4. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  5. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Garlic Paste – 2 tsp.
  7. Tomato Puree – 2 tbsp.
  8. Dry Mango Powder – 2 tsp.

For Tempering:-1.Five Spice -1 tsp

Bay Leaf -1

STEPS

Step 1 

Wash the fish. Rub some salt, turmeric powder and garlic paste on them. Now roast the pieces on a non-stick pan without even one drop of oil. Similarly cut the okra and roast it in a non-stick pan, here again, without any oil.

Step 2

Take a kadhai and add the five spice in it along with the bay leaf. When it splutters add the garlic paste and red chilly powder and then add the tomato puree. Now add the mustard and cumin paste in it. After two minutes, add the water for the gravy. Now stir in the roasted okra and roasted fish and then mix in some dry mango powder. Add salt lastly according to taste. Cover and cook the dish on a medium flame for two-three minutes. Here I have used okra as my choice of veggie in combination to which you can use others too like aubergine, potato, cauliflower, radish, carrot, and broccoli. Finally, garnish with cilantro.

IMG_3050.JPGOur Oil-Free Fish is ready. It’s a healthy recipe good for diabetics and cholesterol patients and for other health freaks also. In this recipe, I haven’t used even one drop of oil but it will not affect its taste in the least. The curry gravy should not be very thick. It is a great dish complete with taste and health and can be best had with steamed rice, onion, cucumber, tomato, lemon salad and some curd.

Friends do try this recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!