Thursday, February 21, 2013

Coconut Chicken

A spicy chicken preparation always makes our dinner perfect, that too in chilled cold weather. While making the dinner I always wanted to give him a new essence so that he feels good. Because dinner is the only meal which he eats properly. Breakfast time he is so busy so most of the days he takes only one piece of toast, and in lunch almost every day busy with meetings. That’s why I want him to have the dinner properly.

I already tried many chicken dishes and looking for something new. I had half coconut in fridge and I wanted to finish it so tried to make something with coconut .And prepared this yummy COCONUT CHICKEN. The recipe is really easy, but believe me this one is really too good with the smell of coconut.

Preparation time: 15 mints.
Cooking time: 30 to 40 mints.

1.Chicken : 600 gm. (medium size pieces).
2.One large sliced onion.
3.One inch crushed ginger.
4.Three to four clove crushed garlic.
5.Half cup fresh ground coconut.
6.Two dry red chili.
7.Few cumin seeds, few coriander seeds, few black pepper corn, 2 clove, 2 cardamom, One small cinnamon stick, Few sesame seeds.
8.Half tea spoon turmeric powder.
9.Half tea spoon red chili powder.
10.One table spoon well bitten curd.
11.Salt and sugar as per taste.
12.Sunflower oil  for cooking.

Marinate the chicken pieces with some salt, turmeric powder and red chili powder for 15 mints.

Now add some oil in a pan and add the coconut and all the whole spices and fry till the coconuts turn into brown color.

Let it cool now make a smooth paste with some water and keep it aside.

Now add some oil in a vessel and add the sliced onions and fry till the onions are transparent. 

Now add the crushed ginger and garlic and saute for some time.

Now add the chicken pieces and cook till the chickens are tender.

Now add the coconut and spices mixture into the vessel and mix well. Cook with a lid for 10 mints in low heat.

Now remove the lid and add some sugar and well bitten curd. And cook for another 10 mints.

Your COCONUT CHICKEN is ready serve hot with Roti or Paratha.

Anaros er Chutney or Pineapple Chutney

Pineapple is a juicy and tasty fruit which is one of my favorite fruits. The outside texture of pineapple is really too good. But it’s really a difficult task to cut them in proper way. Pineapple is a tropical fruit, can use as juice, cooking and raw. Raw pineapple tastes really awesome what I love about the fruit is the smell.

Last week I purchased one Pineapple from market, and almost half of the fruit we finished on that day itself. But after that I didn’t want to have it raw so I planned to do something with them. Instead of having the raw pineapple you can make some delicious PINEAPPLE CHUTNEY which is really an awesome dish. I prepared some PINEAPPLE CHUTNEY two days back with the help of one of my dear friend Chitrangada Kundu. Me and my husband relish the chutney very much hope all pineapple lovers gonna try this one very soon.

Preparation time: 10 mints.
Cooking time: 30 mints.

1.One small half pineapple.
2.Few raisins.
3.Few fennel seeds.
4.One dry red chili.
5.One tea spoon lemon juice.
6.A pinch of salt.
7.Four table spoon sugar (as per taste).
8.Sunflower oil.

Finely sliced the pineapple pieces, and soak them in to some salt water for 10 mints.

Soak the raisins in a cup of water.

Now add some oil in a vessel and add the fennel seeds and the dry red chili, after few seconds 
add the sliced pineapples and stir for some time.

Now add some water, and cook till the pineapple boiled nicely.

Now add the sugar and the raisins and cook in very low flame for 20 mints.

Now add the lemon juice and mix well, remove from heat.

That one is really made your stomach happy.