Monday, November 28, 2016

Andra Style Chili Chicken

The most spicy chicken , yet we love the flavor of mint and green chilies. I wanna try this recipe for a long time. After many such try , here comes the best way of making Andra style Chili chicken with simple home ingredients. I tried this recipe both boneless and with bones. But I preferred the flavor was more in boned chicken.

Recipe Source : Chef Aadharsh Tatpati

Ingredients :
Chicken - 1/2 kg , ( with Bones more preferable ) ( Also if you are ok for "with Skin Chicken" , that will enhance the flavor more)
Mint leaves - 1/4 cup , chopped
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup , chopped
Green Chilies - 10 to 15 (if smaller in size , if big size , you can reduce it to 7 or 8
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Lemon Juice - 1/2 lemon
Corn flour - 2 tbsp
Oil - 3 tbsp for without skin , if using with Skin Chicken , then reduce it to 2 tbsp as the chicken itself oozes out fat.
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tbsp

Preparation :

  • Grind coriancer leaves , mint leaves , green chilies with little water if required. Make sure there is no much water used. The consistency should be little thick.
  • Marinate the Chicken with ginger garlic paste , above ground paste along with lemon juice corn flour , required amount of salt and garam masala for half and hour to 1 hour.
  • Heat thick bottom pan , since we are adding corn flour to chicken , it will be sticking to the bottom of the pan. So if you have non stick pan , that would be great. ;)
  • Add oil , once its hot , add the marinated chicken and start stirring every 2 to 3 mins , to make sure it doesn't stick to the bottom. Cook on medium flame.
  • Thats the final step. See how easier it is make this Andra Style Chili chicken. Once all the raw smell disappears , it will look the consistency above.
  • Serve hot by garnishing little coriander leaves.
Do try and enjoy your meal with this lovely recipe.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Libyan Stuffed Bread

These are the Libyan snack. So soft and moist from inside with every delicious bite. You can keep any stuffings. I have tried with Chicken and aloo mutter. Both have turned out to be awesome.

Ingredients :
Whole wheat flour (WWF)- 1/2 cup + 3/4 cup
All purpose flour (APF)- 1/2 cup + 3/4 cup
Warm Water - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp or as per your requirement
Instant dry yeast - 1/2 tbsp
Oil - 1/4 cup

Preparation :

  • Preheat the Oven @220'C for about 10 mins.
  • In a bowl , take 1/2 cup of  WWF and 1/2 cup of APF , salt , sugar , yeast.
  • Add water and combine with a spatula. This looks like a pancake batter and allow it to rest for 10 mins.
  • Then add oil to the above batter and stir just to incorporate.
  • Go ahead and add the remaining flours and stir with a wooden spoon.
  • You can also use your hands if needed.
  • Bring this dough onto the work surface and knead it until the dough becomes soft and smooth.
  • You can flour your work surface if you feel the dough to be too sticky.
  • Keep kneading util it becomes smooth.
  • Gently poke the doug if springs back you are done kneading the dough. It took 10 mins for me.
  • Grease your bowl with some oil and place the dough and coat the dough with some oil , in order to stop the dough from dryness.
  • Allow it to rise until double in size for about an hour.
Making the rolls :
  • Punch down the dough and knead for 2 mins.
  • Cut the dough into 2 equal halves. Flatten the dough using the rolling pin and form a circle with 1/4" inch thick. 
  • Cut the dough using the pizza cutter like we cut the pizza's ( diagonal cut )
  • Place the stuffings in each of the triangle dough at the edges.
  • Now fold left and right corners first and then pulling all the edges and rolling the dough like i have done in the image.
  • Arrange these on the tray and apply some milk on the top and sprinkle some black sesame seeds.
  • Bake these stuffed breads for 15 mins @ 220'C.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Multi - Grains Biscuits

Made a similar type of healthy biscuits using multigrains. 
In order to make the multi-grains flour , please check on the link :…/sathu-maavu-recipes-for-… 
Since I already had the flour , the process was more simpler for me to do. Like earlier I did the Ragi biscuits , the same way I wanna give it a shot.

Ingredients :
Sathu maavu / Multi Grain Flour - 1/2 cup
Wheat flour - 1/2 cup ( You can even substitute this with Jowar Flour )
Powdered Sugar - 1/2 cup
Chilled Unsalted Butter - 6 tbsp , cut into small cubes
Milk - 1 tbsp or little more just to form the dough
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp

Flour to dust - Little 

Preparation :
- Preheat Oven @ 180'C for about 10 mins.
- Sieve both flours along with sugar and baking powder.
- Add chilled butter cubes and using fingers crush them into the flour until it forms a crumble texture. 
- Then add vanilla extract and milk to form a soft dough.
- Wrap it with cling film and refrigerate for 20 mins.

- Then dust some flour on the work area and roll this little thicker than chapati dough. Cut into required shape using cookie cutters or any round glass.
- Bake it for 11 to 12 mins. Allow it cool down before you have the yummy cookies.