Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Coriander Chicken Curry


Serves : 5

Ingredients:
1. Chicken curry - 1 kg
2. Coriander leaves - 1 big bunch(once cleaned makes upto 4 cups packed)
3. Onion - 2 medium
4. Tomato - 1 medium
5. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tablespoon
6. Green chillies - 4 or as per your spice level
7. Chicken masala powder(any store bought brand)- 2 teaspoon
8. Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
9. Oil - 3 tablespoon
10. Salt to taste

Method:
1. Marinate chicken pieces in salt and turmeric powder.

2. Take 3 tablespoon of oil in a heavy bottomed vessel and add thinly sliced onion and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Saute until they turn translucent.

3. Next add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.

4. Add chopped tomatoes and slit green chillies. Cover and cook on low flame until tomatoes turn mushy.

5. Meanwhile wash and clean coriander leaves. You can also use stems of coriander. Grind coriander leaves into fine paste and add it into vessel after tomatoes turn mushy.

6. Add chicken masala powder and give it a good mix. Stir occasionally and cook until oil separates.

7. Add marinated chicken pieces, salt and 1/2 cup of hot water. Cook for 30-40 minutes until chicken is well done.

Serve with rice or chapathi.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Batata Kapa | Potato Rava Fry


Batata Kapa is a Goan style preparation of potatoes  and it is one of the easiest accompaniment to rice. It is made by shallow frying the potatoes coated with rava. It is very easy to make and it can be made with ingredients readily available in any household.

Ingredients:
1. Potato - 2 medium sized
2. Semolina/Rava - 1/4 cup
3. Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
4. Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
5. Salt as per taste
6. Oil - 2 tablespoon

Method:
  1. Wash and scrape off the skin of potatoes. Cut them in thin slices and soak in water to avoid discoloration.
  2. In a plate, add rava, salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder and mix well.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoon of oil in a pan for pan frying.
  4. Take each piece of potato from water and pat dry on a kitchen towel. Coat both sides of the slice with rava mixture and pan fry in hot oil. Cover and cook each side on medium flame until the potato slices are well done.

Linking this recipe to "Shhh Cooking Secretly Challenge", event. For the month of February, the theme is to make a Goan cuisine. I am paired up with Priya Iyer who gave me potato and rava as my secret ingredients, and I chose these ingredients to make Batata Kapa
Priya blogs at "The World Through My Eyes".

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