Chicken Thoran

Its a very easy to make &tasty indian side dish. its goes well with plain rice.

For marination

boneless chicken 250 gms sliced in to very small pieces

lemon juice 2 tsp

turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

salt to taste

mix all the above together &keep it in the fridge for 1/2 hour

For thoran

Coconut shredded 1 cup

curry leaves few

onion 1 minced

ginger 1/2 inch minced

garlic 1 gloves minced

green chilly few

red whole chilly few

mustard seeds few

garam masala 1/4 tsp

oil 1 tbs

Heat a nonstick pan , add oil, splutter the mustard seeds, then add red whole chilly, then add ginger &garlic. Saute well then add onion, curry leaves, green chilly , saute until onion start to become translucent. Then add the marinated chicken pieces ,saute for a minutes then add the shredded coconut. Cook in low medium flame until the chicken become soft &cooked. No need to cover the pan, Need extra water, saute in between.

Serve hot with your rice.

Enjoy.

 

 

 

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Goan Fish Curry

Fish curry is one of the famous dish in GOA, India. Its really tasty &spicy.

Fish cleaned &sliced 1kg

For Gravy

coconut shredded 1/2 cup

onion sliced 1

turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

coriander powder 3 tsp

kashmiri chilly powder 2-3 tsp

cumin seed 1 tsp

garam masala 1/2 tsp

salt to taste

garlic 1 bulb

Grind all the gravy ingredients together well , make a smooth paste &keep it aside.

For Curry

coconut milk 1 cup

oil 1 tbs

tamarind 1 ball(1 garlic bulb size)(Add 1/2 cup hot water , keep it aside)

Heat  1 tbs oil in a pan then add the gravy , saute for 3-5 minutes until gravy well cooked.

Then add the fish ,tamarind water& 1/2 cup coconut milk, cook until fish done

Then at the end add rest of the milk &switch of the flame.

Serve with plain white rice.

Enjoy:)

Green Chicken Curry

This a special chicken curry , spicy, smooth gravy like butter chicken, good combination with white rice/chappathi/naan.

boneless chicken 500gm cubed

onion sliced 2-3(white onion preferred)

curry leaves few

green chilly 5-6

ginger garlic paste 1 tbs

coriander powder 3 tsp

garam masala powder 1/2tsp

oil 11/2 tbs

salt to taste

Heat oil in a pan ,then add ginger garlic ,onion ,curry leaves ,salt to taste & saute well until onion become translucent.

Then add coriander powder &garam masala ,mix well&switch off the flame

Allow to cool little &then grind the mix with green chilly until you get a smooth paste

Heat this mix again the same pan ,then add the sliced chicken ,cook the chicken until the chicken soft & tender. (add little bit water if needed)

Enjoy:)

 

Spicy Pork Fry(South Indian Style)

This is very authentic south indian style dish, i know many people doesnt like pork, i only like pork fry.
So this is how i make my pork fry, (i tried many times, but didnt get the way i wanted. now i got it right.)
Different people make this in different way.. this is my way of making perfect pork fry with a very few ingredients.
Try this &Enjoy

NADAN PORK FRY

Pork sliced 1 kg(curry pieces)
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbs(or 1 bulb garlic &1 inch ginger minced)
Curry leaves
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder 4-5 tsp(according to your taste)
Pepper powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil 2 tbs
Coconut pieces(optional)

Heat oil in a nonstick pan, add ginger garlic paste , saute well ,then add the coconut pieces if you are using, saute for a minute then add the sliced pork &salt to taste. Mix well until its all coated with oil.
Then add the turmeric powder & chilly powder ,&heaps of curry leaves. Saute well & put the lid/cover on &cook low medium heat for 30-45 minutes. Stir in between.
Add water if needed.(for me no need extra water, but different place , different types of pork meat, so adjust according to it).
Once the pork almost done remove the lid & add pepper powder , &saute until you get the perfect pork fry.

(Note: dont overcook the pork, dont add too much water if you are adding water. add extra oil if needed during frying time, adjust the chilly powder &pepper powder according to your taste)

Enjoy the spicy pork fry with rice 🙂

Kung Pao Chicken

 

Kung Pao a very famous, classic Chinese dish. Slight sweet, spicy, sour in taste. Very delicious.

Ingredients

300 chicken breast, cut into chunks
3-4 large dried chillies
50g roasted peanuts
11/2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 spring onions, finely sliced

For Marinade
a pinch bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp cornflour
2 pinches of salt
2 tbsp water

For Sauce
1 ½ tsp ginger, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ tsp peppercorns, ground (sichuan preferred)
1 tbsp sugar
pinch of salt
1 tsp dark soy sauce
1 ½ tbsp rice wine (or dry sherry)
½ tbsp balsamic vinegar mixed with ½ tbsp water
50ml water

1:-mix chicken with marinade &keep it in the fridge for 30 mts

2:-mix all sauce ingredients & keep it aside

3:-heat oil in a wok fry the red chilly, then the peanuts

4:-fry the marinated chicken in the same oil until both side turn slight brown &keep it aside

5:- again the pan add the sauce mix, bring to boil, then add chicken, peanuts &the fried chilly

6:- cook until all the water evaporate, chicken well coated with sauce.

7:-garnish with green onion

8:-serve hot

9:-Enjoy

 

 

Stuffed Bun/Meat Bun/Dinner Bun

This is super easy, quick &very fluffy bun recipe. You can use this dough for any kind of buns like plain dinner buns, sweet buns or stuffed buns etc.. I used beef filling. if anyone interested in this filling recipe, feel free to ask. i will definitely post it soon.

For bun dough

21/2 cup flour

1 pkt yeast (8 gms)

1/2 cup milk

100 ml boiling water

1/4 cup vegetable oil

3-4 tbs sugar

1/2 tsp salt

Mix flour & yeast

then mix all the wet ingredients ( needs to be Luke warm) add sugar & salt . Mix well

then pour this mixture into the flour mixture & knead well. ( use a standing machine with dough hook on or use your strong muscles)

keep this in a bowl for at least 30 mts , double in size.

take out from the bowl , kneed again for another few mts.

Make small balls, spread this with rolling pin, put 1 tbs your favourite filling , roll again & keep this in a lined baking sheet. Allow to rise again for another 5-10  Mts.

optional:-Egg wash on top of the bread gives you nice brown colour. (  mix one egg & 1 tbs milk , brush it on top the buns)

Bake for 10-15 Mts in a 400 degree preheated oven.

Enjoy

Russian Potato Salad

potato 2-3 boiled,peeled & sliced

carrot 2 boiled,peeled & sliced

egg 3 hard boiled &sliced

peas 1 cup

onion 1 chopped

green capsicum 1 chopped

green onion few chopped

bologna or luncheon 3 chopped

crushed black pepper

mayonnaise 3 tbs

salt to taste

Mix all these together nicely, your yummy russian salad ready. You can prepare this ahead &keep it in the fridge.

ENJOY