Showing posts with label Nonvegetarian. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nonvegetarian. Show all posts

Friday, September 24, 2010

Simple Chicken Curry

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Whenever I get chance to make chicken dishes, this is must for me. I love this chicken curry as it is easy but very tasty. It goes well with Naan, roti, dosa, rice or idiyappum.
Its long time, I have cooked non veg at home. I prepared this curry few months back. It was in my draft. Yesterday, when I was searching a curry recipe for Divya's event, I got this one.
Here is the recipe :
Chicken - 1/2 kilo
Cut  the chicken into pieces. Wash it twice. Rub  the chicken with salt and turmeric powder. Keep it for some time. Wash it twice and drain the water. 
For marination
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Oil - 1tsp
Curds - 2 tbsp
Salt a pinch
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Mix all and marinate the chicken for 15 minutes to half an hour or till you prepare the gravy.

For gravy :
Oil - 2 tbsp
Onion - 2 big, thinly sliced
Tomato - 2 big, cubed
Fresh coconut paste- 2 tbsp, 
Fresh yogurt - 1 tbsp
Red chilly powder - 1 to 2 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt to taste
Warm water as per the need of consistency
Fresh Coriander hand full garnish

Whole garam masala :
Cardamom - 1
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon stick - 1/2"
Poppy seeds - 1 tbsp(optional)
Star anise- 1 petal(not full one piece, its very strong in flavor and taste)

Coarse powder the whole garam masala and keep it ready. (make 2 portions, keep little for adding it in the last step)

Keep cooker on the heat and add oil. When the oil is very hot add the sliced onion and fry till golden brown. Add the whole garam masala. Fry for a minute. Add tomatoes and fry for a minute. Now add curds, coconut paste, Mix well and cook for a minute. Add the marinated chicken. Add Mix and fry well for few minutes. Add the water. Close the cooker and give one whistle or just cover it till the chicken is tender and cooked..
Adjust the taste. Garnish with fresh coriander.
Serve with naan, roti, chapati, dosa or rice!!
This is my entry to 
(I could manage to make one more post for her event :-)  )
Keep Smiling,

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Green mutton chops

Tried and tasted by Nivedita,
Hi All,
The food I miss the most in India (or to be precise, my house) is Non Vegetarian food. I miss cooking These  preparations. This photo is taken when I was in UAE. Even before leaving UAE, my last Friday Food was all these three together.
I have already posted the Biryani recipe long back, and the recipe for chops and curry was due.
Without much introduction, I am posting the recipe for Green mutton chops.

(I forgot to take seperate photoes! So for all the three recipes, the same photo will be posted!!)
Mutton Chops - 1/2 kilo
Apply salt and turmeric to the chops for half an hour. Then clean it 2 to 3 times with good water.
For marinating,
Ginger and Garlic paste - 1 tbsp each
Oil - 1 tbsp
Fresh coriander - 1 small bunch
Green chilly - 3 to 4
Curds - 2 tbsp
Salt - 1 tbsp
Put all the ingredients and make in to fine paste in a grinder or blender.
Marinate the mutton chops with the ready paste at least for 2 hours. If it is marinated over night, it tastes better as mutton will be tender and all the flavors goes inside it.
For masala,
Oil - 1/4 cup(you can reduce if you do not like more oil)
Onion - 3 big, cut into long thin slices
Tomato - 2 big, cut into small cubes
Bay leaf - 1
Garlic Ginger paste - 1 tbsp together
Whole garam masala - 1 tbsp Crushed
(Cardamom, Clove, Cinnamon, nutmeg, Pepper)
Fresh Coriander - 1/4 bunch, cleaned, washed and chopped for garnishing
Kasoori methi - 1/2 tsp
Salt as per taste, add 1 tbsp first. After the mutton is cooked half, check again and adjust the taste.
Add oil in a very thick and wide kadai. When very hot, add onion and fry till it changes its color to golden brown. Now add whole garam masala and bay leaf.. After few seconds, add ginger and garlic paste. Fry for a minute. Add tomato. Mix properly. Cover it and cook till Tomato is tender. Now add marinated mutton chops. Mix with all the masala. Add 2 cups of water. Cover it and cook for at least half an hour, make it sure to check in between for the water. If you feel, still water is needed to cook the mutton, add one more cup. When you see the mutton is cooked, add kasoori methi and keep on a high flame. Cook or fry it till the water is gone. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve it with Lemon juice sprinkled on the top. 
Sending this one to Srilekha's  EFM - MUTTON SERIES! event. 


Hope you all will enjoy this feast. My next recipe in Non vegetarian is my way of Mutton curry.

Keep Smiling,

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Mutton Biryani

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All

(I forgot to take seperate photoes! So for all the three recipes, the same photo will be posted!!)

I am very bad cook, when it comes to prepare rice varieties. I can make only white rice, tomato rice and methi rice. Other type always turns into disaster. But few months back, when I was searching for rice recipes, I came across Mishmash’s egg Biryani ( The rice in the photo was so tempting; I decided I will make it the same day. Even though, I followed the basic recipe, I skipped adding omelet and frying eggs. But, the result was superb!!!!!!! Thanks Mishmash!!! Then I made the rice several times and every time it was a hit.
Now, I thought of using the same Biryani masala for mutton Biryani and my reward was, I had to prepare again the very next day for our picnic.(as it got over the same day I made!) All enjoyed it in the picnic.
Here is the recipe,
Mutton – Half kilo
Rice – Half kilo (any long grain)
Onion – 3 big (long and thin sliced)
Tomato – 2 big (Finely chopped)
Garlic paste – 1 tsp
Ginger paste – 1 ts[
Fresh coriander – 1 bunch Cleaned and chopped (Optional)
Mint leaves or pudina – ½ bunch cleaned and chopped (Optional)
Curds – ¼ cup
Green long chilly - 2
Salt to taste
Chilly powder – 2 tbsp
Dhania powder – 1 tbsp
Oil – ¼ cup
Tej patta -1 big

To marinate the mutton:
Curds – 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Chilly powder – 1 tsp
Dhania powder -1 tsp
Oil – 1 tbsp

Biryani masala
Fennel seeds -1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeera -1/2 tsp
Shahjeera/Caraway seeds – 1/2 tsp
Cloves - 4
Cardamom -1
Cinnamon (1” inch length) - 1
Grated nutmeg -1/4 tsp
Grind everything to a fine powder and keep it aside. We will need 2 tbsp for this Biryani.
Wash and clean the mutton and marinate with the given ingredients and keep it aside for 2-3 hours. The mutton will be tenderer, if it is marinated for full one night or 6-8 hours. Before making Biryani, keep in a cooker and give 3-4 whistles.

Clean and soak the rice. Remove the water and keep it for half an hour.

Add oil in a cooker, when hot add chopped onions. Fry till brown. Now add the Biryani masala powder. Mix it properly. Add 2 long green chilly.
Add chopped tomato and ginger and garlic paste. Stir for a minute. (If you are adding pudina and coriander, you can add now and fry for a minute).Then add curds, salt, chilly and dhania powder. Mix it properly. Add cooked mutton without water. Keep the stock aside. Cover it for 2 minutes. After that, add soaked and dried rice. Mix nicely so that all the things mix with each other properly. Now add the stock and hot water till the rice and mutton is covered. Close the lid and give 2 whistles.
Serve hot with onion raita.

Keep smiling

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Meals with mutton

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All

Non vegetarian food is not much common in our house. I do not prepare often.So whenever I plan to make, I will try to make at least 3 varieties at a time.
Here is the photo. Recipe will follow soon.

In the photo, you can see Green Mutton chops,Mutton curry and Mutton Biryani with salted and sliced onions.
It is a feast, if you have with Jowar rotti(Jolada rotti) and onion raita.
Keep smiling,

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