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November 30, 2009

Sukka chicken

Spicy & flavoured sukka chicken is easy to make with little spices, taste great with rice & rotis. This can be made either dry or semi-dry. Especially, with sambar dry sukka chicken taste great.

Ingredients :
  1. Chicken - 1 kg
  2. Onions - 5 nos
  3. Ginger garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  4. Chilly powder - 3 tsp
  5. Turmeric powder -1/2tsp
  6. Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
  7. Cinnamon stick - 1 no
  8. Cloves - 4 nos
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Oil - 2 tbsp
  11. Curry leaves or corriander leaves for garnishing.

Method :

1. Clean & cut the chicken. Keep aside.

2. Marinate the chicken in ginger garlic paste, lemon juice, chilly powder, turmeric powder & salt to taste for atleast one hour preferably overnight.

3. Heat oil in the kadai, add cinnamon stick, cloves & finely chopped onions. Saute till nice golden brown and crispy.

4. Add the marinated chicken & cook till tender and crispy. If necessay, sprinkle some water. Cook on the medium low flame.

5. Garnish with corriander leaves or curry leaves finally.

Enjoy :)

November 27, 2009

Potato fries

Many of us likes to munch potato fries at any time. Especially, with mayonise, tomato ketchup & finely chopped onions with a pinch of chat masala taste delicious. Recently, I bought pototo fries cutter which made my work easy & looks professional as well. It taste absolutely yum :)

Ingredients :
  1. Potatoes - 5 large nos
  2. Oil for frying
  3. Salt to taste
  4. A bowl of ice water

Method :

1. Peel the potatoes & cut them lengthwise into 1 inch thick sticks. Immediately, put them in the ice water. Leave them in the ice water for atleast 1 hr. Drain & rinse them in the cold water.

2. Meanwhile heat the oil in the frying pan to 200 C & deep fry the potatoes for 3 mins or until the color turns to light golden brown.

3. Drain the potatoes from oil & add salt.

Serve hot.

November 23, 2009

Chick peas sundal

Taking a small break from the daily routine & spending time with the loved ones is memorable, especially for those who stay long from the family. Though its few weeks I spend with my parents it fills my heart with joy and happiness.

Chick peas sundal is prepared during festival seasons. I make this very often for my son. Addition of chilly powder is optional. Best snack during evening time.

Ingredients :
  1. Chick peas - 1/2 cup
  2. Onion - 1 no
  3. Curry leaves - 1 tbsp
  4. Red chillies - 3 nos
  5. Chilly powder - 1/4 tsp (Optional)
  6. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  7. Urad dal - 1 tsp
  8. Grated coconut -1 tbsp
  9. Oil - 1 tsp
  10. Salt to taste

Method :

1. Soak the channa dal in the water overnight & pressure cook them (add salt). Set aside.

2. Heat oil in the kadai, add mustard seeds, urad dal, red chillies & curry leaves.

3. Add finely chopped onions & chilly powder (optional). Saute it for 5 mins.

4. Add the cooked channa dal. Saute it for 3 mins.

5. Finally add the grated coconut & salt to taste. Switch off the flame.

Serve warm.

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