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Moroccan grilled chicken recipe

On festive days, you do not need to go to a restaurant always! Rather, you can cook some delicious dishes at your home. It’s far better to have fun with your family and friends at your home rather than going outside. We love chicken recipes. Chicken dishes are so easy to prepare and it takes a little time to cook. So I and Supratim tried this Moroccan grilled chicken recipe at home following the Sananda magazine. It really tastes good!

Moroccan grilled chicken is a flavorful appetiser dish especially enjoyed with green salad or tossed salad, white sauce, and a chilled strong beer 🙂

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Mutton singara recipe

Mutton singara recipe is one of the authentic bong snacks recipes. It is known as the keema samosa or the “mangsher singara” in Bengali. The dish goes well with the evening tea and lots of gossip with the old friends.

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Kashmiri Aloo Dum Recipe

Kashmiri aloo dum is one of the most famous north Indian curries and a very traditional Kashmiri dish. It’s made with baby potatoes in a spicy sweet and sower gravy.

Ingredients:

Baby Potato – 500 grams (medium size)
Whole black pepper – 1 teaspoon
Green cardamom – 3-4
Black cardamom – 2
Black cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
Cloves – 4 – 5 pieces
Cinnamon – 2 pieces
Ghee/Butter – 1 tablespoon
Red chilli powder – 1 tablespoon
Dried ginger – 1/2 tablespoon
Mustard oil – 2 tablespoon
Bay leaf – 2 pieces
Panch-phoron powder (Indian blended spice) – 1 1/2 tablespoon
Salt – As per taste

Preparation and cooking method of Kashmiri aloo dum:

Clean the potatoes and boil them properly. Peel off the skins after the potatoes are cooked. Then make some holes into the potatoes with toothpicks.

Put a frying pan on the oven in medium flame and add mustard oil. Once the oil is heated, fried the potatoes until golden brown. Now take another pan and heat 2 tablespoon mustard oil. After heating the oil add whole black pepper, black cardamom, green cardamom, black cumin, cinnamon, bay leaf, cloves and stir them lightly. When our black cumin is changing color then add red chilli powder and ½ cup of water and stir them lightly. After few minutes add dried ginger and panch-phoron and keep them stir for 2-3 minutes. Now add some ghee and 750ml water and keep it for boiling. When the water start boiling, then add the potatoes to the pan and cover it for 20 minutes on a high flame.

When the gravy is thick and dried to a quarter position, then put it on low flame and cook it for 5 minutes more. Then add some coriander leaves for garnishing.

Serve the hot Kashmiri aloo dum in a bowl with some paratha or roti and enjoy the taste of traditional Kashmiri gravy.

[Image Curtsey WHITNEY – Whitbits Indian Kitchen]

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Chicken popcorn recipe

Ingredients:
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Boneless chicken – 500 grams
Ginger paste – 1 table spoon
Garlic paste – 1 table spoon
Onion paste – 1 table spoon
Chilli paste – 1 table spoon
Black pepper powder – 1 tea spoon
Lime juice – 1 table spoon
Sugar – 1 table spoon (make dust in mixer grinder)
Flour – 2 table spoon
Cornflour – 2 table spoon
Egg white – 4 eggs
Milk – 2 table spoon
Olive oil – 2 table spoon
Sun flower oil – 1 cup to deep fry the chicken
Salt to taste
Brown bread crumb or corn flakes

Preparation and cooking method:
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Clean the chicken pieces in water, rinse it to make the chicken almost dry, and keep it in a bowl. Add ginger, garlic, onion, chilli paste, and mix well. Now add the lime juice and black pepper powder; mix again and put in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours to marinate.

While the chicken is set to marinate, it’s time to prepare the batter. Put flour, cornflour, sugar dust, milk, and egg white into a bowl and mix well until the batter is fluffy. Make sure the batter is not much liquid so that it sticks on the chicken properly.

After the chicken is marinated, take it out of the fridge and allow to become it in normal temperature. Put a frying pan on the oven in medium flame and add the olive oil. Once the oil is heated, saute the chicken and keep aside. Now dip the chicken pieces in the batter and quote it with the breadcrumb. Deep fry the chicken in sunflower oil until golden brown.

Serve hot in a plate with tomato ketchup. Yammy 🙂

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Simple egg uttapam recipe – really 10 minutes!

I don’t know if someone already tried this recipe or not, but I really didn’t read it anywhere. It just came out of my mind and I tried it. You can try it too, it’s really awesome 🙂

The required ingredients are one cucumber, one medium sized onion, one medium sized tomato, two eggs, one green chili, one table spoon of sunflower oil, salt to taste, black pepper powder to taste, and tomato chili sauce.

Finely chop cucumber, onion, tomato, and green chili and keep aside. Take a bowl, crack the eggs into the bowl, add pinch of salt to taste, add some black pepper powder to taste, and stir well.

Start the oven and put a flat pan on it. Pour the oil into the pan, don’t over heat it. Add the stirred egg into the pan and make the layer round. Keep the pan into low flame for 2 – 3 minutes until the egg gets a bit hard like omelet. Once done put the round egg layer on a dish.

Now spread the chopped cucumber, onion, tomato, green chili mix over the egg layer, add some salt and black pepper powder. Add the sauce over it.

Your egg uttapam is ready to serve. Isn’t it really 10 minutes!

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Steamed chicken momo recipe

Momo (dumpling) is a native food originated in Tibet and Nepal. It’s also popular in China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia etc. north-east Asian continents. Momos are very popular in north-east India as well, like Sikkim, Assam, Manipur etc. It’s basically a steamed flower bread filled with stuffing and served with natural sauce and hot soup. Stuffing can be made of many things like chicken, mutton, pork, vegetables etc. But among these, chicken, pork, and veg. stuffing are popular.

I first tasted momo many times in Shilliguri as Shilliguri is my mother’s homeland. Then I got chance to taste momo with lamb meat in Manali. I’ve trekked many times in Sikkim and Nepal and tasted their native momo as well. I think I’m in love with this food :). So tried at home and was a bit successful as well. Sharing the recipe here, though customized my own way.

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Tandoori Chicken Recipe for Microwave Oven

Tandoori chicken is a very popular North Indian non-veg dish. It consist roasted chicken traditionally prepared with yogurt and spices. It is dry outside but juicy inside. Tandoori chicken is best served with chaat masala, lemon slices and green salad. Sometimes peanut butter, cheese, and garlic sauce can be an added test makers as well. Now to prepare this dish, it requires traditional tandoor oven, which is made of clay. But we generally do not have traditional tandoor oven in houses. So check this tandoori chicken recipe which can be cooked in microwave oven very easily. This recipe is for those cooking maniacs, who surf around the internet to find easy and quick microwave oven recipes.

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Masala Chicken Recipe

Masala chicken is a traditional chicken recipe to be served with hot chapatis. Masala chicken recipe has been originated mainly from northern part India. I’m generally fan of microwave oven chicken recipes. But this particular chicken recipe is best cooked on flamed ovens.

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Chicken Tikka Recipe Microwave Oven

Chicken tikka is a traditional chicken recipe originating in South Asia region. It is basically small pieces of boneless chicken baked using wood stick or metal needle in an oven called a tandoor after marinating in spices and yogurt. It’s essentially a boneless version of tandoori chicken. But in general we do not have tandoor in our houses, so presenting the chicken tikka recipe for Microwave Oven.

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Durga Puja 2013 Cooking Mania

During the Durga Puja holidays me and Priyanka got cooking mania and on Asthami we have prepared mixed fried rice, butter paneer and salad, all home made!!