Friday, November 27, 2015

Friday Food for the Soul: Yummy Achari-Kadhai Chicken.

The past month has been really busy and the coming month is going to be busier...
the blog is neglected and so is my freelance work, but hey-my only brother getting married is a BIG deal, right? So please excuse my absence from the virtual world, and do send the newlyweds some of your love and bestwishes!
Till then I hope you enjoy this quick chicken dish that I tried a while back, which left me licking my fingers!

This is a semi-dry chicken dish with not much gravy, but whatever gravy there is, is absolutely lip-smacking delicious with the tang of lemon and the smoky-achari flavor of kalonji.


1 full chicken, trimmed and cut into pieces (about 700-800 gms)
refined oil- 5 tbsp
2 onions- sliced thinly
onion seeds (kalonji)-1/2 tsp
coriander powder- 1 tsp
red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
turmeric- 1/2 tsp
ginger and garlic paste- 1 tbsp
salt- 1 tsp
dried methi leaves- 1 tsp
curry leaves- 5-6 leaves
1 large capsicum, cored, deseeded and cubed
Lemon juice- 1 tbsp
fresh cream- 1 tbsp

1- Heat oil in a kadhai and add the onions, saute for a minute.
2- Once the onions become transluscent, add the kalonji seeds and curry leaves- saute for another minute.
3- Lower the heat and add the the ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, chilli powder, and coriander powder....stir so it becomes fragrant but doesn't stick to the bottom of the kadhai. 
4- Add the chicken and salt and stir fry on low heat for 10-15 minutes.
5- Now add the capsicum, mix and cook for another 5 minutes
6- Squeeze in the lemon juice and add the methi leaves, and cook till the chicken is tender.
7- Garnish with fresh cream and serve piping hot with naan or tandoori roti.

For pinning on Pinterest!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

November 2015 Desktop Calendar.

Been missing in action coz of some family commitments, hence the delay in putting up my Desktop Calendar for you.
But here is a quick sketch for you and your desktop...

hope you like it!
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