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 🙂
INGREDIENTS FOR 1 HUNGRY OR 2
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!!
NITU DIDI TIP:
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
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