PEPPER CHICKEN CURRY


This is my mom’s chicken curry recipe . Cooked

with coconut milk.

I have posted my mom’s spice powder recipe

before and here’s the link https://calinskitchen.com/2019/09/07/moms-chicken-spice-powder/

This has to be used in this curry.

A word about it’s speciality is …..once my mom

adds this spice powder in meat curries,the

aroma immediately activates your taste buds.

So do try and post in your comments!

Can be served with rice ,any rotis , string

hoppers, hoppers..,

INGREDIENTS

1 kg chicken

2 potatoes

2 onions chopped

3 slit green chillies

1 tomato

1 tblsp ginger garlic paste

1/4 cup vinegar / tamarind extract

1 tbsp pepper powder

1 tsp cummin seeds

1 tsp saunf ( perumjeeragan)

1/2 tsp red chilli powder

1.5 tbsp coriander powder

1 cup thick coconut milk

2 cups second and third extracts of coconut milk

2 tsp spice powder (garam masala powder)

For tempering

2 tbsp coconut oil / sesame oil

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp saunf

1/2 tsp cummin seeds

A small piece cinnamon

3 cardamons

3 cloves

Curry leaves

METHOD

Heat oil , add the ingredients listed for

tempering .

Next add onions , and when it turns brown,add

the tomato , ginger garlic paste , salt and green

chillies.

After 5 minutes add the chicken,the spices ,

potato,vinegar and stir well.Allow to cook for

another five minutes and add the thin coconut

milk.Cover and cook till potatoes are tender .

Now add the thick coconut milk extract,the

spice powder and cook on a low flame for 10

minutes and remove from fire.

This curry can be made thicker like a masala.

Any other meat can be made with the same

recipe.

CHICKEN PALANDY


This is my version of chicken palandy with a

mix of thick coconut milk.

One pot cooking ( see picture ) . The chicken is

fried while the onions are also being fried . All

this is fried in ghee .You can use butter for

ghee.

Now to the recipe

INGREDIENTS

250 gm chicken

3-4 onions sliced fine

2 green chillies slit

1 small tomato

1 piece cinnamon

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp cummin seed powder

1/4 tsp pepper powder

1/2 tsp garam masala powder

1/4 cup coconut milk

1/2 tsp.sugar

2-3 lightly beaten eggs

Few curry leaves

5-6 tbsp.ghee

Salt to taste

To marinade the chicken

1 tsp.chilli powder

1 tsp ginger-garlic paste

1 tbsp.vinegar

1 tsp salt

METHOD

Heat the ghee in a flat bottomed pan,and fry

the chicken for few minutes.

Shove the chicken,to one side and put the

onions and cinnamon and let it brown.

Once the chicken is done ,add the rest of the

ingredients except the eggs and mix well for 5

minutes.

Shove again the chicken mixture,add the eggs

and scramble .Once partly scrambled mix the

chicken well . Add coconut milk with a sprinkle

of sugar and switch of the flame . Mix lightly

and serve .

The same recipe can be used to make kothu

parota

OLD TIMES CHICKEN ROAST


I wanted to make an old times roast recipe,not

any grilled ,or baked but a chicken with a

crunch .Easy to make,but the trick to get a good

roast is when you marinade in the night.

Marinations of meat tastes better if they are

done overnight . Even the meat prepared for

biriyani tastes excellent when the marination

is done overnight.

If you have no time,marination can be 30 – 40

minutes.This is a deep fried recipe . ( can be

grilled or shallow fried too)

Let’s get into the simple recipe now..,,

INGREDIENTS

250 gm chicken

1 tblsp ginger-garlic paste

1 tblsp chilli powder

1 tblsp vinegar

salt to taste

Oil to fry

METHOD

Leaving out the oil, mix all the ingredients with

the chicken and marinade overnight or 30

minutes.

Fry to a deep golden brown colour.

Serve hot.

CHICKEN CASHEW KORMA


This recipe can be made as a white chicken

curry ,by opting out the turmeric.

Can be served with rotis,hoppers,stringhoppers

and steamed rice.

Less spicy , but rich,creamy finger -licking

dish.

To the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

500 gm chicken

10 cashewnuts

2 big onions cut into quarters

4 cloves garlic

1 inch piece ginger

1 green chilli

1/4 cup coconut

3/4 cup curd

1/2 tsp white pepper

1 tsp coriander-cummin powder

1/4 tsp turmeric ( optional)

1 tblsp kasuri methi leaves

2-3 tblsp ghee

1 onion chopped

Whole spices (cloves3,cardamons3,cinammon 1

inch piece)

1 tsp fennel seeds

METHOD

First boil the onions and cashew together till

onion changes colour.(I kept it on the top dish

of the rice cooker to save time).Allow to cool

Grind this to a paste,with chilli,ginger,garlic

and coconut and set aside.

Heat ghee in a pan and add whole spices and

chopped onions.

Once the onions brown lightly,add chicken with

turmeric salt ,coriander powder and allow to

cook in its juices for 10 minutes on a slow

flame.

Next add curd,white pepper mix well and add

the ground paste.

Cook for another 5- 10 minutes.

Sprinkle kasuri methi leaves and remove from

fire.

This can be tried with seafood,potatoes,

paneer,mixed vegetables,potatoes,bottle

gourd,potato and peas .

BUTTER BADAM CHICKEN


This is another lovely dish, cooked in butter

with the creaminess of almonds!

This can be served with rotis,rices, or any dish

you prefer.Very easy and delicious!

To the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

For the marinade ( minimum20 minutes)

Ingredients

500 gm chicken

1 tblsp ginger-garlic paste

1 tblsp chilli powder

1 tsp garam masala powder

1/2 cup curd

1 tsp salt.

For the sauce

Ingredients

1 cup coarsely ground onions

3-4 tomatoes ground

1 tsp cummin seed powder

1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder

1 tblsp kasuri methi leaves

10-12 almonds ground

30-50 gm butter

Method

Heat a wide non stick pan ,add the butter .

Next add the marinated chicken, and allow

to cook in its juices with butter.

Next add the onions and allow to cook on

medium flame for 10 minutes.

Next add tomatoes and the rest of the spices

Let the chicken and the tomatoes blend well,

and the oil separates.

Finally add the almond paste . Check for

salt.Add in kasuri methi leaves and remove

from fire .

CLAY POT CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA


This is a dish cooked only in clay pot and one

pot cooking,

The grilling or roasting part is also done in the

clay pot.

This recipe is purely my own find,it just took its

course while I was preparing lunch for Easter.

After the preparation,I added scrambled eggs to

garnish.You can add fried egg pieces or boiled

egg pieces if you prefer.

To the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

For the marinade

500 gm chicken

1 tblsp ginger garlic paste

1 tsp amchur powder (dry mango powder)

or 2 tblsp vinegar

2-3 tblsp curd

1 tblsp lime juice

1 tblsp red chilli powder

3/4 tblsp cummin powder

1/2 tsp garam masala powder

1 tblsp mustard oil / normal oil

Salt to taste

Oil to grill chicken 2-3 tblsp

METHOD

Marinade the chicken for minimum 30 minutes

To prepare the chicken

Add the oil to the clay pot,and arrange the

chicken pieces .Cook on a slow fire,turning it to

sides . This will give out some water.Remove

the water, and keep it separate.Remove the

chicken pieces also and keep separate.

For the masala

2 big onions sliced

4 tomatoes chopped

1 tsp saunf seeds

1 -2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder

1-2 slit green chillies

Salt to taste .

Kasuri methi leaves

2 tblsp oil

1/2-1 tsp pepper powder(to sprinkle at the end)

METHOD

In the same clay pot,add oil ,saunf and onions

and sauté till brown.

Remove the onions,and add chopped tomatoes

and the rest of the ingredients and cook till

tomatoes are soft.

Now add the tomato mix to the onion and

blend coarsely.

Return the mixture to the clay pot. Add the

grilled chicken pieces, and cook in the masala

till well blended.

Now add the remaing stock ( 1/2 cup )and cook

till you get the masala consistency .

Add methi leaves.

Sprinkle pepper powder,and add green chillies

and scrambled eggs.

I shoved the masala to aside and scrambled

in the same pot itself 😀.

This masala was awesome , and could be

served with rotis, rice .

PAN FRIED PALAK CHICKEN


Get in the greens, in your meal come what may

this season of care.

A quick side dish for today’s lunch.Yummy and

a tic -tac-toe innovation from my kitchen.

Let’s get into the recipe now !

INGREDIENTS

250 gm chicken

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

1 tsp gram dal flour

Salt to taste

METHOD

Marinade the chicken with the ingredients and

set aside for few minutes .

For the Palak sauce

1/2 cup finely chopped onions

2 cups Palak leaves ( spinach)

Few cashewnuts

1 tsp cummin seeds.

1 capsicum cut into cubes

1/4 tsp nutmeg grated

Salt to taste

2 tblsp oil

METHOD

Heat oil in a shallow pan and fry the chicken

till it is browned . While frying the chicken,add

the onions in the side of the same pan.Saute till

onions are brown.

Grind the Palak leaves,with cashews and

cummin, and add to the chicken with nutmeg.

Add the chopped capsicum and remove from

fire after 5 minutes.

Good to serve with any rice rotis!

Post in your comments and suggestions!

ROAST CHICKEN MACARONI


I prepared this for dinner,in my own way and

style.

Soaked chillies in the hot strained liquid of the

boiled macaroni .Roasted the chicken .Made the

tomato sauce ,tossed in and instead of

cheese(as I ran out of cheese 🤪).All for the

good .Lovely without cheese !

Now to the innovated recipe.

INGREDIENTS

1 packet macaroni ( cooked according to

directions in the packet)

1 -2 big leeks chopped

2 carrots chopped

A small piece of cabbage chopped

4-6 dry chillies

2 tblsp vinegar

3-4 pips garlic

250 gm boneless chicken

1 tsp ginger-garlic paste

Oil/ butter to fry the chicken

3 tomatoes

2-3 green chillies cut into strips.

Salt to taste

1 tblsp sugar

2 tblsp tomato ketchup

METHOD

Do not discard the remaining water ,from the

boiled pasta.First soak the chillies in the hot

Pasta water for 10 minutes.

Grind the chillies coarsely ,with tomatoes and

garlic, vinegar with a little pasta water

Cook this ground mixture with olive oil,salt,

sugar on a slow fire till it is saucy.

Marinade the chicken with ginger-garlic

paste,chilli powder and salt and fry till golden

brown.Shred to sizes you like,and set aside

Heat a little oil ( from the remaining chicken

fried oil) in a wok.

Add the chopped vegetables and sauté with a

little salt for 5 minutes.

Add the tomato- chillie sauce, chicken pasta

and a little of the pasta water , and mix well.

Remove from fire .

Spread ketchup on top.

Add strips of green chillies.

Break eggs on top of the mixed pasta,and bake

in a 200C oven for 10 minutes .( This stage is

optional.You could serve without adding

eggs too.)

Topping variation

1.You can add grated cheese as topping and bake.

2.You can add grated cheese,butter to boiled and mashed potatoes .

3.A drizzle of white sauce or cheese sauce.

CHICKEN CUTLETS


Chicken cutlets or any cutlets is any time

favourite to all.

You can serve cutlets with any cuisines of the

world.

This time I mixed some sesame seeds with

breadcrumbs for coating.

I used leeks for onions ( forgot to cut and take

photo).You can use spring onions too.The

aroma and taste of these greens bring out a

nice flavour.

So do try this recipe and post in your comments

INGREDIENTS

250 gm boiled chicken ( shredded)

125 gm boiled and peeled potato ( mashed

light)

leeks or spring onions finely cut

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

3-4 green chillies ( finely chopped)

Pepper powder ( to your taste)

1 tsp.cummin seed powder

1/2 tsp.garam masala powder ( I use my mom’s

spice powder recipe uploaded)

1/2 tsp chilli powder

1 tomato

Lime to taste

A little breadcrumbs

salt to taste

1-2 tblsp.butter/oil

Breadcrumbs ( enough to coat)

1-2 beaten eggs ( you could mix a little flour in water and dip in batter if you don’t like eggs)

METHOD

Heat butter and add the tomatoes,ginger-garlic

salt and sauté till tomato is soft .

Add leeks ,green chillies,boiled chicken,rest of

the spices and boiled potato and mix well.

Remove from fire,add lime juice and a handful

of breadcrumbs and bind.

Divide portions and shape into balls.

Dip in beaten egg and coat with fine

breadcrumbs mixed with sesame seeds and fry

ROASTED SPICE CHICKEN


This chicken dish is a blend of roasted spices,

with kokum.Tangy in taste,best served with

yellow rice/plain rice/ghee rice /pulao.

The same recipe can be tried with meat.

Let’s get into the recipe right away!

INGREDIENTS

1 kg chicken / meat

1/2 cup grated coconut

1 tblsp raw rice

1 tblsp.chilli powder

1 tblsp.coriander powder

1/4 tsp pepper powder (optional)

Few curry leaves

1 tblsp vinegar

1/2 tsp cummin powder

1 onion sliced

2 green chillies

Few pieces of sliced ginger

1 piece rampe( pandan)

A small piece lemon grass

2-3 tblsp.oil

3 -4 pieces kokum (kodumpuli/garcinia

cambogia)

METHOD

Heat 1 tblsp oil , and roast the bold listed till

they turn dark brown.(the rice should have

browned).

Powder fine and set aside.

Soak the kokum pieces in hot water .

Heat the rest of the oil in a thick bottomed

pan,add cinnamon,cloves ,curry leaves,pandan,

and lemongrass.

Next,add the chicken and let it cook in its juices

till chicken changes color.

Now add the rest of the ingredients and cook

till thick and creamy .

The consistency depends on your preference.

Do try this recipe and send in your valued

comments!