Sunday, February 27, 2011

Gobhi 65

Gobhi 65 is the vegetarian cousin of Chicken 65 and is one of the most popular starters in all Indian restaurants. The secret of great Gobhi 65 is good marination. Here is the step by step recipe of Gobhi machurian.

1/2 cauliflower washed and separated in florets
1/2 onion chopped in 1" pieces
1 bell pepper chopped in 1" pieces (any color)
3 tbsp all purpose flour
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin powder
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
oil to fry
1/2 tsp lime juice (optional)

In  a big vessel put all purpose flour, all spices, salt, soy sauce and little bit water. Marinate cauliflower florets in this mix for 3-4 hours.

Now fry them crisp.

In a pan, heat 1 tbsp oil and saute onion and green pepper for few minutes. Add fried cauliflower florets and mix it well. Switch off the stove in 2 minutes. Serve hot and add little bit lime juice while serving.

Chatpate aloo in microwave

This is super-easy to make and serve as an excellent snack for evening snacks, especially with tea.
Here is the recipe for these delicious aloos.

12-15 baby potatoes (washed, no need to peel)
1 tbsp fresh cream
1 tbsp oil
salt to taste
red chili powder to taste
1 tsp kasoori methi
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp amchur powder

In microwave, cook potatoes for 6-8 minutes of until they are soft. Put a small glass filled with water in microwave at the time of cooking potatoes. This is stop potatoes from shrinking. Now in a
microwavable bowl, put oil and all other ingredients other than cream and cook on high for a minute.
Add fresh cream and potatoes and mix well. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes. Serve hot with tea.

Chettanid Pepper Chicken

Sorry for being away from blog for such a long time. We have been vacationing in India for many weeks and then hang over of such a wonderful trip!!! Finally I am back with a recipe, which is not my
original recipe but turned out great so sharing it.

DH wanted to have chicken and a different kind of preparation!!! Lo Jee, kar lo baat. Ek tou vegetarian biwi se chicken ki demand and wo bhi different style ke!!! I decided to cook Chettinad Pepper Chicken.
My preparation is inspired by this recipe . However, DH likes little bit curry with chicken so I modified it a bit and also added little less chili than the original recipe.

1 lb chicken (I used chicken thigh part)
2 large Onion chopped finely
2 Tomatoes chopped)
Ginger garlic paste  2 tsp
Chili powder 1.5 tsp
Turmeric powder : 1 tsp
Coriander powder : 1 tbsp
Whole Pepper corns (crushed) : 1 tbsp
Cinnamon : 2 sticks
2 green Cardamom
1 black cardamom
2 Cloves
2 Bay leaf
Fennel seeds  1 tsp
Curry leaf  few
3 tbsp oil
salt to taste
Lemon Juice : 1/2 tsp (optional)

Marinate chicken in 1 tsp ginger garlic paste chili powder turmeric and salt for 1-2 hours.

Heat oil in a pan and put all sabut masalas such as bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon and clove. Now add fennel seeds. When they sputter, add curry leaf. Now put onion and saute until translucent. Add remaining ginger garlic paste. Finally add chopped tomato and let it become mushy. Add coriander powder and marinated chicken. Add little water. Cook until chicken pieces are tender and then add the crushed pepper. Serve hot with rice. If you want, add some lemon juice to chicken.