Saturday, December 28, 2013

Kadhai Chicken

Kadhai chicken masala

  • black pepper
  • cumin seeds
  • dry red chilies
  • coriander seeds
  • fennel seed (optional)

Dry roast all above ingredients and grind it.

Kadhai chicken

  • oil
  • cumin seeds
  • chopped onion (1 small)
  • turmeric powder
  • salt
  • ginger garlic chopped
  • boneless chicken (1.4 lbs)
  • chicken kadhai masala (1 1/2 tbl spoon)
  • red chili powder
  • tomato puree (4 small-medium)
  • chopped onion squares (1/2 medium)
  • chopped bell pepper squares (1/2 medium)
  • curd (optional)
  • kasoori methi
  • chopped coriander

  1. Heat oil in the pan, add dry red chilies, cumin seeds, salt and turmeric powder.
  2. Add chopped ginger garlic and cook it for 2 min.
  3. Add chicken, cover the pan. After 10 minutes, add kadhai masala and red chili powder and let it cook for another 5-10 mins. Stir it occasionally.
  4. Add tomato puree to it and let it cook for another 15-20 min, without covering the pan.
  5. Add chopped onion and bell pepper, whisk some yogurt and add it.
  6. Add kasoori methi and chopped coriander to it.
  7. Let the chicken cook until it is done, turn the heat off.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Veggie Puffs


Puff pastry sheets


  • Boiled potatoes
  • Green peas (dried) aka vatana - soaked and then pressure cooked
  • Oil
  • Red chili powder
  • Garam masala
  • Ginger garlic paste
  • Coriander
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt and Sugar

  1. Heat oil in a pan, add ginger garlic paste, garam masala, chili powder. Fry it on very low flame.
  2. Add peas and saute for 1 to 2 min. Add smashed potatoes, salt, sugar, lemon juice and coriander mix well. Stuffing should be dry. Let it cool off for sometime.
  3. Take the puff pastry sheet out of freezer about 25 min before you start making the puffs, so that it will come to room temperature.
  4. Cut the sheets in desired shape. Fill the stuffing and seal it. Use little bit of water to seal the sides. Grease the baking tray. Arrange the puffs in a baking tray.
  5. Preheat oven at 350F for 10 min. Keep the baking tray in oven, flip the puffs after 8 to 10 min and bake other side. Make sure the puffs are brownish golden from both sides.