This folder is dedicated to SINDHI RECIPES.. typical food which we sindhis eat (me being one of them). I am not going into the history of SINDH as its a sensitive issue but i will say my ancestors hailed from there and thats how i learnt some typical recipes from my mother.
So today its OIL FREE SINDHI SAYEL (pronounced as SALE) chicken STEP BY STEP
500 grams chicken with bones, cut into pieces and skin removed
1 large onion chopped fine
4 cloves of garlic, chopped fine
1 small piece ginger chopped fine
2-3 green chillies (or capsicum) chopped fine
1 large red tomato chopped fine
1 red capsicum ( the original recipe doesnt have it…but i wanted the flavor and color)
100 grams white yogurt
a handful of coriander leaves chopped fine
a few mint leaves chopped fine
1 teaspoon of each: NITU DIDIs cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala and turmeric powder and a bit of red chilli powder if needed
1 medium sized potato into big cubes (OPTIONAL)
in a pressure cooker or a normal cooking pan add the the above ingredients EXCEPT the chicken and the potatoes. Now with your hand sit and mash this mixture up for about 5 minuties vigorously breaking up all the ingredients and sqeezing it… its fun!!! you can even ask your kids to do it!!!
marinate the chicken and potatoes in this for about an hour for all the flavors to blend.
put the cooker or the pan on the flame and cook it till the chicken is done. FOR THE PRESSURE COOKER: you will need about 5 whistles (or 5 minutes of pressure cooking time) or if in the normal cooking pan..cook it covered until the chicken is done.
THIS IS AN OIL FREE VERSION OF THIS VERRY POPULAR SINDHI DISH
OPTIONS: you can add some oil or ghee to this is you wish to make it nice and rich
VEGETARIAN VERSION: you can make it with potatoes and lotus root (sindhi name: BEA PATATA) or even paneer (sindhi name SAYEL KHEER JI BHAAJI)
For the paneer… you can 1st cook the onion mixture till everything is softened then add the paneer pieces and further cook for 5 mins…