Id rather have my pulse racing than the clock ticking! Unfortunately my clock ticks and my pulse is quite normal !!!
I dont know if i am having an affair with time or a fight:) But it seems i race with the clock everytime 🙂 I wish i had a camera in my kitchen for all of you to see how quickly i churn up my recipes 🙂
One of my hurried recipes which turned out very tasty and took less than 10 minutes to make. A chicken dish made without any added water thanks to my lovely ceramic pan… So…if you are in a rush and need to whip up something quick this just might be what your looking for 🙂
300 grams of chicken breast,cubed
1 large white onion chopped fine
4 cloves of garlic chopped
1″ piece ginger chopped
100 grams of yogurt (dahi/curd)
3 green chillies chopped fine or less
3 curry leaves, broken (Dipa bless you )
1/2 teaspoon each of turmeric powder , red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala
1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds and fennel (aniseeds/saunf) roasted together and pouned slightly ( i used my amazing bullet)
salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon of amchoor powder or 1 teaspoon lemon juice
a pinch of spanish hot paprika ( pimienton de la vera) OR a pinch of kashmiri chilli powder
2 tablespoons of spanish olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter
chopped coriander leaves and spring onions for garnish OR the green part of a leek
Step 1 :  Marinate the chicken in a little bit of salt, red chilli powder and lemon juice and then proceed to cut all the ingedients while it marinates
Step 2 : Heat the oil in a good quality pan ( i used my ceramic pan) and add the onions, ginger and garlic and a bit of salt and sautee.
Step 3 : When the onions change color add the spices except the amchoor powder and sautee for exactly 15 seconds
Step 4: Add the chicken and the curry leaves and cook on high heat till the chicken cooks… boneless chicken breast does not take time to cook
Step 5: Add the yogurt and mix well and let the whole mixture cook. You will soon see the whole mixture cooking well.
Step 6: Add the chopped coriander leaves , spring onions and take off the flame.
Step 7: Serve immediately with rice, roti or naan
Thats it! Quick and delicious!!
Inspite of adding oil and butter the chicken does not look oily. If you want a richer and oilier recipe just add more butter.
If you want a reddish color, omit the turmeric powder and add more red chilli powder and paprika or kashmiri red chilli powder
If you want it less tart omit the amchoor powder

I always have extra ground cumin and fennel seeds in a jar..makes life soo much easier 🙂
For my video on how to make an excellent home made garam masala powder CLICK HERE

To buy good quality ceramic pans do message me

Nitu Chugani©

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  1. Naju says:

    Thanks an easy to follow recipe especially for my boys that love cooking!

  2. Creo que has escrito la receta con la prisa que decias que tenias.
    Pero se ve bien rica.

  3. Excellent tips & method about recipes, you have a wide range of indian recipes list available, helpful site – thanks
    Indian Racipes

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