I ain't good at drawing but I can say with confidence that I can cook quite well and make everyone happy, with a good meal. Cooking is an art and with passion & Love for it we can create so many wonderful dishes....Loving it everytime...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easy fry chicken fry

Had a few pieces of chicken pieces in the freezer and I was in no mood to chop onions and tomatoes. So decided to create this dish which turned out to be a great hit with both my kids....
The food seems to be going down faster with this chicken fry on the side.


Chicken pieces
Cooking oil
Garam masala
Ginger Garlic paste
Chili powder
Soya sauce
Pepper powder
Salt to taste

In a non-stick kadai pour oil and heat it up
Once hot add the garam masala and ginger garlic paste
Fry it for a couple of seconds before add the chicken pieces
Saute the chicken for a minute and then add the chili powder, pepper powder, vinegar , soya sauce and salt.
Mix it well and then cover it and let it cook on medium heat.
Every 5 mins open the lid and stir it up completely and cover it back.
There will not be a need to add water.
Once completely done add chopped cilantro and move it to a serving dish.

This dish will have very minimal gravy but it will taste so well with a spicy and tangy flavor...
Enjoy it and do let me know how it turned out for u....No pics yet, next time for sure

Chicken Curry

Couple of weeks we made a trip down to the Key Biscayne beach with our friends, which is by far one of my favorite beaches to be at. It was Diya's first beach trip too. We had shared to lunch menu and I made the potato fry and chicken curry. I did not have time to go through recipes and since I wanted it to be gravy I just started to cook with whatever popped in my sight.... Don't worry it was a good curry and my friends loved it...


Chicken pieces
Onion finely chopped

Tomato chopped
Garam masala
Curry leaves
Chili powder
Turmeric powder
Coriander powder
Cashew paste (finely ground)
Ginger garlic paste
Vinegar or Lime juice
Salt to taste
Shahi jeera/ black jeera
Cooking oil


In a deep kadai heat the oil and add the shahi jeera and curry leaves.
Now add the chopped onions and maintain medium heat and fry it till almost brown
Add the garam masala, ginger garlic paste and turmeric powder
Once the raw smell goes add the chicken pieces and vinegar or lime juice and fry it for a couple of minutes
Now add the chili powder and coriander powder and salt.
The chopped tomatoes can be added now
Cover it with a lid and let it cook on medium heat until it is fully cooked.
In the meantime grind finely cashewnuts with enough water
Once the chicken is fully cooked add the ground paste and add water depending on the amount of thick gravy required.
Now reduce the heat to a little lower than medium and cover with lid.
Allow the curry to boil and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes and once the aroma rises switch it off and let ir rest for sometime before serving it up..
Garnish with chopped cilantro/coriander leaves.
Serve it hot with rice or rotis... Enjoy!!