Friday, December 28, 2012

Fried Chicken Curry



Ingredients:


Chicken - 1/2 kg( cut into small pieces) 
Small onion - 10
Tomato - 2 (chopped)

Ginger - garlic paste - 1/2 tbsp
Ginger- 1 inch piece
Garlic- 10
Curry leaves - 2strings
Coriander leaves -1/4 cup
Green chilly - 3
Chilly Powder- 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder- 1tbsp
Pepper Powder- 1tbsp
Garam masala powder-1/2tbsp
Salt – to taste

Curd-1tbsp
Egg white - 1
Oil-for frying


Method :

Cut and wash the chicken pieces & keep aside.

Grind the small onion ,ginger ,garlic and green chilly into a smooth paste & keep aside.

In a bowl, add chicken, ginger-garlic paste,red chilli powder,turmeric powder,pepper powder,curd,egg white &salt and mix it well & marinate the chicken pieces with the paste & keep aside for half an hour .

Heat 1/2 cup of oil in a deep bottomed vessel & fry the marinated chicken pieces and keep aside.

In the same oil, add the ground paste of small onion-ginger-garlic -green chilly mix and saute them.

Then add the chopped big onion,curry leaves,coriander leaves and saute them for few mins.

At medium flame add chilli powder ,turmeric powder,garam masala powder and pepper powder one by one & saute them till its raw smell goes out.


Sprinkle some water and add tomato to the masala and cook it for few mins.

Now add the fried chicken to the masala & mix it well.

In a low flame add 2 cups of water and salt to the masala & close the vessel and cook the chicken becomes soft.Then turn off.

Garnish with coriander leaves &serve hot.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Diet Soup - Cabbage Soup


Ingredients:

Onions – 1 large onion
Garlic - 4 pods
Bell Pepper – 1
Tomatoes – 2
Cabbage – 1 cup (chopped)
Water – 3 cup
Salt -1/2 tbsp
Pepper powder - 1 tbsp

Olive Oil - 1 tbsp

Method:

Chop the cabbage, onion, tomatoes,garlic & bell pepper.

Heat olive oil in a large vessel and saute the garlic,bell pepper & onions till they transparent.


Add the tomatoes and fry for few mins. Then add chopped cabbage & saute for a while.

Add salt and water & mix it well . At low flame cover the vessel & bring it to boil for half an hour or cook it till everything is tender.Then switch off the heat.

Add pepper powder for seasoning & serve hot.

Note:

The cabbage diet soup can be eaten anytime when you are on a diet. It really works & dissolves fat in your body.

You can add carrot,corn & mushroom for more taste.

You can add cumin powder and chilli powder for more spicy.

This diet soup is not recommended for pregnant women.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Upma Urundai/ Upma Balls



Ingredients:


Raw rice - 1 cup
Toor dal - 1/4 cup
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tbsp
Asafoetida - 1/4 tbsp
Green chilly - 1
Ginger - 1 inch
Curry leaves - few
Salt - as needed
Water - 2 cups


Method:

Soak the rice and toor dal together for two hours.Coarsely grind the rice & dal mixture.


Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds,urad dal,asafoetida,green chilly,ginger,curry leaves and fry it few mins.

Add 2 cups of water and the required salt.Allow it to boil.Now add the ground rice mixture.Mix it well for few mins without forming lumps.

The rice absorbs all the water and becomes a non sticky dough then turnoff the flame.Let it cool down.

Grease the idly plate with little oil. Make small balls from the dough and arrange it in the greased idly plate.Steam the balls for 10-15 mins.

Now soft upma urundai is ready to serve. Serve it with sambar or chutney.