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!!!!

 

 

 

Shallow Fried Gram Flour Patties In Onion Gravy

SHALLOW FRIED GRAM FLOUR PATTIES IN ONION GRAVY

Hello and welcome dear buddies. Today I’ll share a curry recipe of gram flour patties in a gravy of onion. It’s spicy and has a special taste to it. It is a unique dish best had in lunch with steamed rice and fried poppadums. I like this dish inspired by Rajasthani cuisine. So let’s start with its making—

Ingredients:-For the patties.

  1. Gram Flour – 250 gms.
  2. Salt – According to taste.
  3. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.
  4. Red Chilly powder – 1 tsp.
  5. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  6. Asafoetida or Hing – 2 tsp.
  7. Cumin – 1 tsp.
  8. Vegetable Oil – 2 tsp.

For the gravy:-

  1. Onions – 2.
  2. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tsp.
  3. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.
  4. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  5. Curry leaves – 1-2.
  6. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Garam Masala – 2 tsp.
  9.  Subzi Masala – 1 tsp.
  10. Tomato Puree – 2 tbsp.
  11. Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp.
  12. Salt – According to taste.

STEPS.

Step 1

To make the patties, take a bowl and add the gram flour in it. Now add cumin, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, asafoetida,garam masala and salt to it and make a batter, neither too thin nor too thick from it.

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Now take a heavy bottomed vessel and add 1 tsp of oil and spread the oil all over the vessel. Now pour the batter into it and let it cook on low flame for two minutes. The batter will solidify and become thick gradually. Now take a plate and spread little oil over it, spread the batter in it and press it downwards with the palm of your hand and let it dry for two minutes. Now cut out any shape from it. Keep the patties aside.

Step 3

Now shallow fry these gram flour patties in a non-stick pan until golden browned. Keep aside.

Step 4

In a vessel add 1 tsp of oil and some curry leaves. Now grind the onion to a paste. Next add coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, sabzi masala,garam masala, tomato puree and fry it for two minutes. Now add the onion and ginger-garlic paste and fry again. When the masalas are done add some water to the masala mix to make the gravy. It should boil for three minutes. Now add the shallow fried patties and switch off the gas.

Garnish it with some cilantro and some fresh cream, though the second ingredient is optional.

Our Gram Flour Patties In Onion Gravy is ready. Serve it with steamed rice, chapati and along with lunch and dinner platters.

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