Friday, November 2, 2012

Spicy Andhra style chicken roast

This is an easy to cook chicken roast which calls for very few common ingredients. This is one of our family favorites too, and I assure you that its finger licking good.. i got this from one of my old collection.
  • 1kg Chicken ( cut into medium size pieces)
  • 8-10 Red chilli (dry)
  • 1 tsp Pepper corns
  • 1/4tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2( 1 inch pieces) Cinnamom
  • 7-8 Cloves
  • 1 Garlic ( big pod)
  • 2tbsp Ghee/ oil
  • 2 tsp Chopped ginger
  • 2 Tomato
  • 3 onion (sliced)
  • 2spring Curry leaves/kari bevu
  • 2tsp Lemon juice
Cooking Directions

  1. Clean chicken, wash it in enough water,strain and keep aside.
  2. Apply lemon juice, turmeric powder and salt to taste, let it stand until our marinade is ready.
  3. Now grind red chillies , peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon,turmeric ,ginger,garlic and tomato to smooth paste.
  4. Apply this marinade to chicken and let it stand for 1 hour.
  5. Heat ghee in a pan and saute onion slices till golden brown.
  6. Mix in marinated chicken and Curry leaves and cover and cook until the gravy thicken(overturn chicken when one side is done well).
  7. Serve it with Chapatti/Nan or anything of your choice

Oats- coconut burfi

Last week schools announced 10 days holiday for Dusshera and my kids really enjoyed the festival and their winter camp with full enthusiasm without any worries.My daughter and I decided to make some home made burfis. We ended up making our own version of oat burfies inspired by the recipe we found in the "Quaker oats"cook book . As usual we had to get creative and make our version of the recipe. It took us a only 10 minutes . It was a very fun morning for both of us with all the spills and diwali cleaning as there are only 2 weeks left. Altogether it was fun filled holiday.
  • 11/2 cups Quick cooking oats
  • 1cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Dessicated coconut
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1tbsp Cocoa powder or bournvita powder
  • 1tsp Vanilla essence
Cooking Directions
  1. Add milk,butter,sugar and cocoa powder to heavy bottomed sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a boil until sugar dissolves completely and it the mixture becomes sticky.
  3. At this stage add vanilla essence.stir it well and switch off the fire.
  4. Immediately add desiccated coconut and oatmeal ,mix it well until it absorbs all the syrup
  5. Transfer it to a greased plate or mould ,let it cool till it sets, then cut into desired shape and serve.