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Friday, 15 July 2011

Spicy Chicken Curry


This is one of my versatile and easiest recipe which goes really well with anything.I learnt cooking these type chicken curries from my in laws were they cook without adding any fat like coconut milk,milk or yogurt, even they far not add any whole spices in theirs chicken curries.May thats the way Sri Lankan cook,I think???..

My mum use coconut milk mostly in her chicken curries.I love those type very much but rarely makes hers recipe here coz my better half not so keen on adding milk and its difficult to feed him chicken.He is quickly lost his appetite if the chicken pale color(white color even after cooked),so I always put more effort to form  the chicken in good color.I tends add good quality chili powder and cook on low flame to get those kinda of rich colour and for the first time I used  kashmiri chili powder and its worked so well. He loves.

We always love to pair it with puttu and rotis.Its immensely taste too delicious.



Spicy Chicken Curry
Ingredients:
5 Chicken thigh- cut into pieces
1 big Onion
3 clove Garlic- coarsely pounded

1.5inch Ginger -coarsely pounded
3-4 Green chillies -Add or less as per your taste
1.5tbsp Kashmiri chili powder
1/2tsp Coriander powder
1/2tsp Cumin powder
1/2tbsp Tomato puree
1/2tbsp Lime juice - optional
1spring Curry leaves
Salt
Oil

Spices:
1 stick Cinnamon
2 Bay leaves
2 Star anise
2 Cardamom seeds
4 Clove - pounded

1/4tsp  Cumin seeds - coarsely pounded 
1/4tsp Fennel seeds-coarsely pounded


Method:
1.Heat the oil in a  pan,fry the whole spice except clove,let them splutter for few sec without burning.Add the garlic, ginger, green chili, curry leaves, onion and saute until fragrant.

2.Then add the chicken pieces,kashmiri chili, coriander, cumin powders and follow by the tomato puree.Mix everything together and saute for a further 5 minutes. 

3.Add 30ml water(Note:Add more water if you like more gravy) and cook covered on low flame for 15 minutes,stirring at intervals.Then seasoned it with salt and lime juice,add pounded clove and cook with lid covered for  further 5-10 minutes or until chicken cooked perfectly.

4. Serve hot with rice.Even delicious with roti, paratha and puttu.

  

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Sambal Okra / Bendi Sambal


Hello Everyone and Salam sejahtera(Greeting) to you all my dear friends.

Today delicacy came far from Malaysia. Sambal Okra is a simplest dish in Perenakan(Nyonya) cuisine. A vegetable is blanch carefully without loosing is crunchiness and served with a dollop of sambal on a side or can be serve as a stir fry too. All you need is give a quick stir to the okra and sambal on heated pan on high heat to form a stir fried Sambal Okra.Its take a jiffy to make yet so delicious and very best eaten with rice.Do try.

Sambal Okra / Bendi Sambal
Ingredients:
2Onos Okra/ Bendi/ Lady finger
200g Red chili
3clove Garlic
2no Shallots
5tbsp Tamarind juice
1tbsp Toasted Shrimp paste / Belacan
1tsp Palm sugar - or to taste
Oil
Salt - to taste

Method:
For the sambal, Pound the red chili, garlic, onion and shrimp paste using pestle and mortar till to form a fine paste.In a pan, heat the oil and transfer the pounded spices and cook on a med-low heat until aromatic.Stir occasionally, then in go the tamarind juice, salt and sugar as per your taste and cook until oil is separated and fragrant.Keep aside.

For the Okra ,Cut the top and tail of the okra and blanch them just until cook.Drain and lay them on serving plate and pour the sambal on top of okra.Serve immediately.


Have A Lovely Weekend Everyone!!!!

Monday, 4 July 2011

Guilt Free Chocolate Smoothie

"Sinfully Good For Your Waistline"
 
A creamy, velvety, healthy chocolate smoothie, a good reason to enjoy yourself without worrying your waistline.Obviously, its a perfect breakfast smoothie, snack or even a quick lunch on a hectic days, totally a healthy smoothie to enjoy.I felt really filling after few slurps..Sound good na.

This utterly delicious recipe adapted from  Marcus and  Linda Wagner.Thank you so much to both of you for sharing the recipe.You guys are so great.Please head off to their side for more luscious healthy smoothies and healthy lifestyle  eating.





Guilt Free Chocolate Smoothie by Linda Wagner
Ingredients:
2 frozen Bananas
1/2 – 1 cup Almond milk
2 heaping Tbs Chocolate Powder

Method:
It just simple, Add everything together in a blender and blend until smooth. and slurp.



Have A Blessed Week Ahead Everyone!!!!
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