Airfried Chicken Manchurian


 Made from authentic Chinese flavours, this dish is a must-try! Chicken Manchurian is a dish liked by all age groups as a starter dish at parties. Fried chicken balls cooked in a spicy sauce batter and served with Fried Rice steamed rice or Veg or Chicken noodles.

A traditional indo Chinese dish that can be made at home by some simple ingredients and method.

The creation of Chicken Manchurian is in fact credited to Nelson Wang of China Garden who introduced Manchurian to Mumbai in 1975. He started playing around with quintessential Indian ingredients like garlic, ginger, chilli and just added a splash of soya sauce instead of garam masala – and voila.

Now there are many variations made with  you can check my Gobhi Manchurian and Deep Fried chicken Manchurian

Instead of deep-frying chicken balls in this recipe, I am sharing Air fried chicken balls recipe which will simmer in delectable gravy. And using Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos instead of soy sauce in gravy.

Ingredients

Minced chicken 1 lbs /500 gm

2 tbsp all purpose flour

1 tbsp refined oil or Canola oil

1 carrot, grated

1/2 red bell pepper chopped

1/2 cup shredded cabbage

1/4 tsp minced garlic or garlic powder

Salt to taste

for Gravy

1 tbsp Chilli oil /any cooking oil

1 medium onion Sliced

1-2 chopped green chilli

1/4 cup mixed veggies (carrot/cabbage /red bell pepper)

1/2 to 1 cup chicken stock or Water

2 tbsp water

1 tbsp corn flour

1 tbsp Vinegar

1 tbsp light soya sauce or Coconut Aminos

1 tbsp chilli garlic sauce

1tbsp Tomato ketchup (optional)

salt to taste

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Method

Preheat your airfryer on 360 F or select menu for chicken/poultry.

Meanwhile, Take a bowl and add minced chicken, chopped veggies, minced garlic or garlic powder, all-purpose flour, seasoned with salt (be careful while adding salt as we will add in Gravy too.)Mix all these ingredients properly and prepare a batter. brush your air fryer with oil, before keeping chicken balls to cook.

Apply oil on airfryer basket or use spray oil for cooking it will prevent from sticking uncooked chicken balls.

Next, apply oil on your palm to make chicken balls or with a help of spoon Scoop and make a shape. Place the ball one by one. Make the sure gap between balls so it cooked evenly.

Let it cook for 10-15 min or till its fully cooked, merely turn in between for even color and crunchiness. Just apply little bit oil to balls with brush or spray it(Optional)

Cooked entire chicken mixture in a similar manner.Remove to a plate and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a pan to prepare gravy for Manchurian. I am using chili oil you can take any oil of your choice.

Add sliced onion and green chilies and saute it.

Add veggies and cook it .

Add chilli garlic sauce ,coconut aminos or Soy sauce and then add chicken stock or water and boil it .

Add Chicken balls in boiling gravy and slowly cornflour & water Slurry to thicken gravy and once it starts thickening as per your preference add vinegar,salt to taste and check seasoning then shut off the flame.

Serve it hot With Steamed Rice/Noodles or Fried Rice.

Notes:- Adding veggies to chicken minced is completely optional.

Quantity of Sauce depends on individual preferences (Add green chilli sauce or red chilli sauce or skip it)

Add the sauce mixture, and simmer till the sauce thickens and becomes translucent.

Always break one cooked ball and check as it’s completely cooked from inside

Don’t imbibe or eat half cooked or uncooked its not at all healthy.

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Aloo Gosht (Mutton and potato Curry)


Gosht refers to tender meat, cooked for a long time, and used as an ingredient in a number of Middle Eastern cuisine, Central Asian cuisine and cuisine of the Indian subcontinent. The word stems from the Persian word gosht, meaning “meat” or “flesh”, especially that of a goat.

Aloo Gosht (mutton & potato curry) is a spicy meat gravy that has potatoes cooked with lamb or Goat meat in a thick stew. Different parts of India prepare this dish in different ways.

Today I am sharing my own recipe for Aloo Gosht using a pressure cooker and you can check my other non-veg curry Recipes.and at the end do check important notes.

Mutton Curry

Mutton Biryani

ingredients

1 kg mutton(goat meat )

5 tbsp Mustard oil/any cooking oil

2 onion finely chopped

2 tbsp ginger paste

2 tbsp garlic paste

1½ tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder

2 tbsp coriander powder

1 tbsp cumin powder

Whole garam masala

1 tsp black peppercorns

1 tsp Black Cumin Seeds

5-6 green cardamom,

2 sticks cinnamon

Few threads of mace

1-2 Dry Red Chillies

2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder

1 tsp Mutton Masala

2-3 Potatoes (Peeled and cut into large chunks )

A handful of cilantro /coriander leaves

Salt to taste

Water for Gravy

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method

Wash and clean mutton and keep aside. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker. Add potatoes and fry until they turn slightly brown. Remove the potatoes on a plate. Add remaining oil and heat put in the whole garam masala. When they start to crackle, put in the chopped onions and fry till they turn golden brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry again for about two minutes or till raw smell goes away.

lower heat while adding dry spices powder to prevent it from burning and fry on medium heat till the oil comes up. Now add mutton and cilantro (you can add at the end but my family don’t like in Non-veg food so I always while cooking only)stir fry on a high flame for 2 minutes. Pour in hot water and add salt. Put the lid and cook for 5-6 whistles and turn off the heat and let it release pressure on its own.once pressure release naturally.open the lid carefully as the gravy will be very hot and 

Check mutton, using a fork or spoon does it cook properly and mutton is very tender .add more water if necessary. You can make this as thick or thin as you like (we prefer it a little thicker Check seasoning, adding more salt if necessary.and at last add fry potatoes and cook until the potatoes are very soft but not falling apart. 

Serve it with white steamed rice /roti /paratha or naan Along with Green salad or PIckled onion.

Notes:-

pressure cook this mixture for about 5-6 whistles on high flame depending on your meat quality.

for open pot wait for the mixture to come to a boil, cover the lid, and let it cook for about 45 minutes or so, depending on your meat goat takes longer than lamb.

This gravy is a blend of many different spices and has to be carefully balanced to bring out the flavours the best quality mutton. The mutton pieces should be pink in colour and with bones. Try to use meat from the hind leg of the goat. They are the best to make curries.

You can make the gravy soupy by adding more water to it but my family prefer thick gravy only. You can use a tbsp Badshah brand Nawabi Mutton Masala or( you can skip )in the recipe too for a delicious flavour

If you don’t have a pressure cooker, you can cook this curry in a normal heavy bottom pan. Just that it will take more time for the mutton to get cooked properly.

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Zafrani Murgh Korma


Its a creamy chicken curry with a delectable nutty taste. The addition of saffron gives this dish a lovely colour and aroma.

Korma is a popular technique of braising meat with yogurt, cream, and mixture of spices, combined with yogurt kept below curdling temperature and carefully added with meat juices.

It is cooked slowly on a low flame for a longer period to attain various flavours of the spices.

It  is primarily prepared with cashew nuts,  onion paste , ghee and yogurt and saffron.

do check my  other korma recipe Safed Murg Korma

3 tbsp clarified Butter (Ghee)

3 tbsp Vegetable oil

2 Onion

1 kg Chicken Curry cut

5-6 green cardamom

1” Cinnamon stick

4-5 cloves

Red Chilli powder 1 -2 tsp

10-15 Saffron strands  (Soaked)

1/4 cup Fresh cream 

1 tsp screw pine Essence (optional )

for Korma Paste

1/4 Cashew Nut (Soaked ) 

1 inch Ginger 

5-6 cloves Garlic

1 /4 cup Yogurt + 2tbsp 

Salt to taste

1tsp Caraway Seeds (shahi jeera) 

water or milk (as required consistency)

Method

Marinate Chicken with 2 tbsp of yogurt ,Red chilli powder and salt .
Heat ghee and vegetable oil in a pan.Add onion and Fry till it becomes golden in color .Remove and keep aside .

Add chicken and fry on high heat for 3-4 minutes or till it half done.

Make a Smooth paste of cashew nuts, fried onion ginger , garlic and caraway seeds with yogurt with water (initially don’t add water add later while grinding) .

add dry spices in chicken (green cardamom ,Cloves , Cinnamon stick  & Bay leaf )

add paste it in the pan.Fry for 3-4 minutes.

Add water and cover the pan and cook the chicken until it’s done.

Add soaked saffron ,fresh cream and cook for 2 minute .turn off heat .
at last add Screw pine essence for aroma.

Serve with Naan/Roti /paratha.

Tips :Adjust quantity of salt as we added during marination.

Instead of  cashewnut one can use Almond (Soaked & peeled)

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Safed Murg Korma


 

White Chicken Korma, also called as chicken in white gravy a mild tasting curry recipe.  This easy chicken recipe has cashewnut and poppy seeds which makes the curry creamy and delectable. It  is primarily prepared with cashew nuts, poppy seeds, milk, ghee and yogurt.

The regular spices that we add in other curries are not added here. The spices like red chilli powder, black pepper powder or turmeric are totally not added in this curry.

These spices generally give the dish it’s color. But here we Didn’t used  them at all and added white pepper powder with green chilli.

3 tbsp clarified Butter (Ghee)

3 tbsp Vegetable oil

2 Onion

1 kg Chicken Curry cut

15-20 Cashew Nut

2 tbsp Poppy seeds

4-5 Green chilli

1 inch Ginger

5-6 cloves Garlic

1 cup Yogurt

Salt to taste

1/2 cup Milk

1/2 tsp Garam masala powder

2 tsp Lemon juice

1/2 tsp White pepper powder

1/4 cup Fresh cream(optional )

Method

Heat ghee and vegetable oil in a pan.Make a paste of onion and in a pan ,cook till raw flavor of onion goes off .
Add chicken and fry on high heat for 3-4 minutes.
Make a paste of cashew nuts, poppy seeds, green chilli, ginger and garlic and add it in the pan.Fry for 3-4 minutes.
Whisk yogurt and add it in the pan along with salt and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add milk and cover the pan and cook the chicken until it’s done.
Add garam masala powder, lemon juice, white pepper powder and fresh cream and cook for 2 minute .turn off heat .
Serve with Naan/Roti /paratha.
Tips :Adjust quantity of white pepper powder & no of chillies as per your own tastebuds
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Chilli Prawns


Indian Chinese cuisine is the adaptation of Chinese seasoning and cooking techniques to Indian tastes through a larger offering of Vegetarian & Non-Vegetarian dishes.Ingredients used to prepare Indo-Chinese cuisines are  Hot chilli, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, dry red chilis, black peppercorns, soy sauce, red chilli sauce etc.Most dishes are served with gravy, dry, deep Fried & stir fried without gravy.Check my more  Indo-Chinese recipe.

I am sharing my version of  Chilli Prawns In its two-stage preparation, the first stage Prawn is marinated & deep fried  & second stage, the deep fried prawn sautéed with chopped green onion, bell pepper &sauce.

Ingredients

Prawns(deveined)   500 gm/1 lb

Marination

Ginger Garlic Paste 2-3 Tsp

Vinegar 1 Tsp

Soy sauce 2 Tsp

Cornflour/cornstarch 4 tbsp

Salt to taste(marination & gravy)

white Pepper Powder 1/2 or to taste

for gravy

Spring onions with greens chopped 2

Green Bell Pepper or any color (diced) 1

Vinegar 1Tsp

Red chilli sauce 1 Tbsp

Garlic chopped 2-3

Green Chilli 2-3

Soy sauce 1 Tbsp

Tomato sauce 1/2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Cornstarch 1tsp (Dissolve with water)

Oil for  Deep Frying

Oil 1 tbsp for sauteeing

Method

Properly Wash Prawns &Pat dry using a paper towel.Take a big bowl put prawns and add marinated ingredients mentioned above.keep aside for 30 min.Heat a pan adding oil deep fry marinated prawns and drain on a paper towel to remove excess oil.

Heat oil in another pan add garlic, chilli & saute.add white part of spring onion & bell peppers saute.now add sauce mixture & cornstarch dissolve with water and mix properly once it starts boils.add fried prawns.mix properly so that sauce it coats properly.turn off heat & garnish with reserve green spring onion and Serve hot !!

My Tip: Adjust Prawn quantity and sauce as per own taste buds.

Prawn Malai Curry


Prawn Malai Curry is an Indian flavor Seafood, Malai means cream in this recipe creaminess in curry which we get using a coconut milk.prawns are deveined clean and cook in aromatic Indian spices with coconut milk and Serve with Steamed Rice.

ingredients

Prawns 1 kg /2 lb
(for marination)

Turmeric powder 1 tsp

Salt 1/2  tsp

Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp

lime juice 1 tsp

For curry

Cooking oil: 2 tbsp +2 tsp

Onion Sliced 2

Green Chilli Slit 1-2

Garlic cloves 8

Ginger pieces 1 ”

Red chilli powder 2 tsp

Cumin powder: 1 tsp

Coriander powder 1/2 tbsp

Turmeric powder  ½ tsp

Garam Masala Powder 1tsp

Salt  to taste

Coconut milk 1 cup

Water 1/2 cup

method

Clean the prawns and marinate with above-mentioned ingredients & keep aside for 10-15 minutes. .Prepare a paste adding onion, ginger, garlic and green chilies in a grinder jar.

Heat 2tsp  Oil in a kadai or pan and cook prawns turning both sides and drain on a paper towel and keep aside add more oil add the paste of onion, garlic, ginger& greenchilli then cook it on medium flame for 4-5 minutes or till raw smell goes off  Add remaining spices and salt mentioned for curry & cook till start leaving oil then add coconut milk and 1/2 cup of water and bring it to boil.add cooked prawns and Allow it to cook for 5-6 minutes.on a medium heat, Turn off the flame and serve with Steamed rice or chappati

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chilli Fish & shrimp


Indian Chinese cuisine is the adaptation of Chinese seasoning and cooking techniques to Indian tastes through a larger offering of Vegetarian & Non-Vegetarian dishes.Ingredients used to prepare Indo-Chinese cuisines are  Hot chilli, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, dry red chilis, black peppercorns, soy sauce, red chilli sauce etc.Most dishes are served with gravy, dry, deep Fried & stir fried without gravy.Check my more  Indo-Chinese recipe.

I am sharing my version of  Chilli Fish & Shrimp, In its two-stage preparation, the first stage Boneless Fish & shrimp is marinated & deep fried  & second stage, the deep fried fish & shrimp are sautéed with chopped onion, garlic, bell pepper &sauce.

Ingredients

Boneless Fish & Shrimp(deveined)   500 gm/1 lb

For marination Ginger Garlic Paste 2-3 tsp

Ginger Garlic Paste 2-3 tsp

Vinegar 1 tsp

Egg 1

Soy sauce 2 tsp

Salt to taste(marination & gravy)

Black Pepper to taste

Cornflour 2 tbsp

for gravy Onion small (diced)1

Onion small (diced)1

Green Bell Pepper (diced) 1

Vinegar 1/2 tsp

Red chilli sauce 1 tsp

Garlic chopped 2-3

Soy sauce 1 tsp

Red chilli flakes 1 tsp (optional)

Tomato sauce 1/2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Cornstarch 1tsp (Dissolve with water)

Oil for  Deep frying

Oil 1 tsp for sauteeing

Method

Wash & clean fish & shrimp.Pat dry using paper towel cut fish into the desired shape.Take a big bowl put fish,shrimp& marinated ingredients mentioned above.keep aside for 30 min.Heat a pan adding oil deep fry marinated fish & Shrimp.drain on a paper towel to remove excess oil.Heat oil in another pan add garlic, chilli & saute.add onion & bell peppers saute.now add sauce mixture & corn starch mix gives a boil.add fried fish & shrimp.mix properly so that sauce coat Fish & shrimp properly.turn off heat & sprinkle red chilli flakes.Serve hot !!

My Tip: Adjust spices & sauce as per own tastebuds

Gobhi Manchurian Dry


Gobhi Manchurian is an Indian Chinese fried cauliflower served as an  appetizer or a snack. The Cauliflower has a crispy coating and is tossed with a mouth-watering spicy sauce.

There are two different variants of gobhi Manchurian, dry and with gravy. Both variants are prepared by using common ingredients like cauliflower, corn flour, all purpose flour,spring onion, soy sauce, chilli sauce, minced garlic, ginger,ground pepper, etc. and has typically  garnish with spring onion.Its taste can vary from a mild spicy to hot depend on individual taste buds.

Ingredients

10-12 cauliflower

3 tbsp corn flour

5 tbsps all-purpose flour

¼ cup water

1 tsp black pepper powder

orange food color (a pinch) optional

Salt to taste

oil for deep frying

Ingredients for Manchurian Sauce

1 medium onion

½ cup chopped spring onions(white bulb)

1tbsp finely chopped garlic

2 tsp finely chopped green chillies

2 tsp finely chopped ginger

1 tbsp corn flour

1/4 cup water

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp tomato ketchup

1 tsp red chilli sauce

1 tbsp cooking oil

salt to taste

spring onion (for garnish)optional

Method :-

Heat oil in a wok or a deep fryer, till it’s becoming hot we will dissolve the corn flour and all purpose flour along with pepper,food color and salt in water.Add the cauliflower florets and mix until the florets get coated with the flour mixture.Add about 5 florets at a time into the hot oil and fry until golden brown.Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel. Keep aside.Mix the corn flour with ¼ cup of water. Add soy sauce, ketchup, chilli sauce  & salt.Heat oil in a wok or frying pan on high heat; add onion saute till it becomes pink after that add garlic, ginger, green chillies, spring onions and stir-fry for a few seconds.Add the corn flour mixture to the above and cook for a few minutes until thick and the corn flour is cooked.Turn off heat. mix well,fried cauliflower with the Manchurian Sauce and serve.Before serving garnish with spring onion leaves.

Dry Chilli Chicken


Indian Chinese cuisine is the adaptation of Chinese seasoning and cooking techniques to Indian tastes through a larger offering of vegetarian & Non-Vegetarian dishes.Ingredients used to prepare Indo-Chinese cuisines are  Hot chilli, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, dry red chilis, black peppercorns,soy sauce,red chilli sauce etc .Most dishes are served with gravy ,dry ,deep Fried & stir fried without gravy.Check my more  Indo-chinese recipe .

I am sharing my version of  Dry chilli chicken In its two-stage preparation, the first stage Boneless chicken is marinated & deep fried  & second stage, the deep fried chicken are sautéed with chopped onion,garlic ,bell pepper &sauce.

Ingredients

Chicken breast  500 gm/1 lb

For marination Ginger Garlic Paste 2-3 tsp

Ginger Garlic Paste 2-3 tsp

Vinegar 1 tsp

Egg 1

Soy sauce 2 tsp

Salt to taste(marination & gravy)

Black Pepper to taste

Cornflour 2 tbsp

for gravy Onion small (diced)1

Onion small (diced)1

Green Bell Pepper (diced) 1

Vinegar 1/2 tsp

Red chilli sauce 1 tsp

Garlic chopped 2-3

Soy sauce 1 tsp

Red chilli flakes 1 tsp (optional)

Tomato sauce 1/2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Cornstarch 1tsp (Dissolve with water)

Oil for  Deep frying

Oil 1 tsp for sauteeing

Method

Wash & clean Chicken breast.Pat dry using paper towel cut into  a desired shape.Take a big bowl  put chicken & marinated ingredients mentioned above.keep aside for 30 min .Heat a pan adding oil deep fry marinated chicken & drain on a paper towel to remove excess oil.Heat oil in another pan add garlic, chilli & saute.add onion & bell peppers saute.now add sauce mixture & corn starch mix give a boil.add fried chicken.mix properly so that sauce coat chicken properly.turn off heat & sprinkle red chilli flakes.Serve hot !!

My Tip:Adjust spices & sauce as per own tastebuds

 

Makhani Chicken Kofta


Chicken Kofta is minced chicken balls.It’s Main Course of Indian cuisine. In the simplest form, koftas consist of minced chicken with spices.The meat is often mixed with other ingredients such as rice, eggs, and vegetables, to form a smooth paste. They can be grilled, fried, steamed, poached, baked or marinated, and may be served with a rich spicy sauce.check my recipe of Spicy Chicken Kofta Curry.

Makhni means cream based gravy which is prepared using tomatoes cooked along with Indian spice ,butter & cream added for a smooth texture.Koftas in India are usually served cooked in a spicy /mild, curry/gravy and are eaten with Cooked rice or a variety of  Indian flatbreads.

I am sharing my version of minced chicken balls with Cream based gravy.

Ingredients for Kofta

Minced Chicken 1 lb/500 gm

Onion Finely Chopped 1 small

Green chilli finely Chopped 1

Ginger Garlic paste 1 tsp

Garam Masala 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Green Coriander leaves 1 tbsp finely chopped

Coriander Powder 1 tsp

Oil for Frying

Ingredients for gravy

Butter 150 gm

Tomato,blanched ,deseeded & pureed 500 gm

Salt to taste

Fresh  cream 100 gm

Kasoori methi powder 1 tsp

Sugar 1 tsp (optional)

Kashmiri chilli powder 1 tsp

Red chilli powder 1 tsp

Cumin powder 1 tsp

Water as required for gravy

Method

In a bowl add all ingredients mentioned above for kofta ,mix  & make equal size ball.Heat oil in a pan deep fry all koftas & keep aside on an absorbent paper.In another pan add half quantity of butter .add 1 tsp of oil to prevent burning of butter.add tomato puree,red chilli powder ,sugar,Kashmiri chilli powder ,kasoori methi powder,cumin powder & cook for 5-6 min.then add water  & salt to adjust gravy consistency.  once it started boiling add fried Koftas, rest of butter & simmer on low heat for 5-10 minutes.so that koftas absorb gravy.Turn off heat & add cream stir carefully .Serve with Rice/naan.

Tips :-While adding salt in gravy always be careful as we added salt in kofta too.Adjust spices as per own taste buds.

 

Jumbo Shrimp Curry


Shrimps are an excellent source of low-fat and low-cal protein and are abundant in Vitamins.It’s a great source of Omega3 fatty acids and an excellent way include a protein. It’s also high in iron, zinc and vitamin E but low in saturated fat.Shrimps is a delicate seafood next to fish. It blends well other flavours and is fast to cook.Shrimps come in a varied range of size and colours.Shrimps can be cooked in various ways Pan  fried Stir fried & deep fried. Curry or made into fritters. They can be served for starters, side dish or as a main course.For Seafood & Fish variations check my other recipes

Mustard Flavored Shrimp Curry  PanFriedTilapia  Crispy Fried Fish   Fish-curry

I am sharing my way of Shrimp Curry South Indian Flavour with Tweaks.

Ingredients

For Marination

Jumbo Prawns 2 lb /1 kg (peel & deveined)

Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder 1 tsp

Salt to taste

For gravy

Garlic & Ginger Paste 1 tbsp

Turmeric Powder 1 tsp

Curry leaves 10-12

Garam masala 1 tsp

Coriander Powder 1tbsp

Cumin seeds 1 tsp

Cooking oil 2 tbsp

Green chilli 1-2

Onion Chopped 1 medium sized

Tomatoes 2 medium sized chopped

Salt to taste

Green coriander leaves chopped optional

Water as required.

Method

Marinate above mentioned ingredients keep aside for 20-30 minutes.Heat 1/2 tbsp oil in a pan cook prawns for 2-3 min  on a med heat .Keep aside on a paper towel.Using a cooking pan add more oil add cumin seeds once it crackled add green chilli & Curry leaves once get nice aroma add Chopped onion & saute till it became translucent in colour.add garlic ginger paste & cook till raw aroma goes off Add tomatoes & dry powder cook till it started leaving oil ,add cooked Shrimp & salt check seasoning  give a good stir so that it coated by masala.Add water give a boil then turn heat to med-low flame cook for 5 minutes more .Turn off heat Garnish with Green coriander leaves. Serve with Rice or Indian flat bread.

 

 

 

 

Chicken Noodles


Stir-fried Noodles with Vegetables ,Chicken & Seasoned.Serve with Any Gravy .

ingredients

1 packet noodles (boiled, drained in cold water and tossed in 1-2 tsp oil) read instruction behind packet
1 cup spring onion
1 onion sliced
2 cups vegetables (carrots, beans, cabbage )
1 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tbsp vinegar
pepper powder as required (optional)
salt as required
1 1/2 oil
chicken chunks (cooked)
METHOD
Heat a tbsp and a half of oil in a large wok and once the oil is piping hot, add the spring onions and sliced onions and stir fry for 1 mt on high.Add the rest of the vegetables and toss them on high heat ,Add salt, pepper powder, soy sauce and combine. Add the drained noodles and combine well.Add vinegar and toss the noodles and vegetables on high heat for a few seconds.now add cooked chicken chunks.cooked for 2-3 minutes Turn off heat. Serve hot !!!

Mutton Curry


Mutton marinated with Yogurt & cooked with Indian spices

Ingredients

  • 1 kg mutton
  • 5 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup curd
  • 2 onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp ginger paste 2 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1½ tsp Kashmiri red chilly powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Whole garam masala{ 1 tsp black peppercorns, 12 cloves, 8 green cardamom ,5 sticks cinnamon Few threads of mace}
  • Salt to taste

Method

In a bowl, mix mutton with curd and a little salt and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan and put in the whole garam masala. When they start to crackle, put in the chopped onions and fry till they turn golden brown.Add ginger-garlic paste and fry again for about two minutes. Add all the masala powder and fry till the oil comes up. Now add mutton with the marinade paste and stir fry on a high flame for 2 minutes.Pour in water and add a little salt, cook it with the lid closed till the meat becomes tender and the gravy is medium-thick in consistency.Serve it with white steamed rice /roti /paratha.

Crispy Fried Fish


Indian non-vegetarian meal is incomplete without a Masala Fish Fry. it’s is a very common and staple dish.A nice spicy fish fry can be eaten on its own as an appetizer or starter or goes well with rice too. There are various ways of preparing the fish fry using different ingredients and spices to individual taste.The fried fish would taste better if marinated and left for long or can be cooked as soon as it’s coated with marination.Fishes are easy and quick to cook, packed with good amount of protein and low in fat.Check my Pan fried recipe  Pan Fried Tilapia

I am sharing my deep fried recipe.it’s a bony fish Marinated with Indian spices.

ingredients

Fish (with bones)1 kg /2lb

Garlic paste 2-3 tsp

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder 2tsp

Red chilli powder 1 tsp to taste

Mustard Oil (preferably)/any cooking oil for Deep Frying

Method

Clean & wash fish ,marinate with turmeric powder,chilli powder,garlic paste & salt .keep aside for 15-20 min.heat oil in a pan deep Fry .Enjoy Crispy fried fish with rice/roti or serve as an appetizer

Pan Fried Tilapia


Tilapia fish marinated with Indian spices & shallow fry

Ingredients

Tilapia fillets 2
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Red chilli powder 1/2 tbsp
Rice flour
Salt to taste
Lime juice 1 tsp
Garlic paste 1 tsp
Mustard oil?any cooking oil for frying
Water if required

Method

Cut fillets in shape & size of own choice.Mix all ingredients,coat properly.
Marinate for 15-20 min.Heat oil fry on med heat.
Serve hot with onion rings.
Enjoy !!

Butter Chicken


Butter chicken or murgh makhani is an Indian dish  of chicken in a mildly spiced curry sauce.Chicken is marinated for several hours in a Yoghurt and Indian spice mixture. The chicken is usually cooked in a tandoor but may be grilled, roasted, or pan-fried.Cooked/baked chicken Simmered in a Makhni Gravy.

Makhni means cream based gravy which is prepared using tomatoes cooked along with Indian spice ,butter & cream .Fresh Cream used in the sauce for a smooth texture or as a garnish.

I am sharing my way of Butter Chicken ,Marinated,Baked in Oven & simmered in Cream based Gravy.

Ingredients

800 gm chicken pieces (boneless)

for marination 2 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp Ginger garlic paste

1 tbsp coriander powder

Salt to taste

500 gm yoghurt

For gravy 150 gm butter

500 gm tomato,blanched ,deseeded & pureed

Salt to taste

100 gm cream

kasoori methi powder 1 tsp

sugar 1 tsp (optional)

1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp cumin powder

Method

Marinate chicken with above-mentioned ingredients.for 6-8 hrs or preferably overnight.cook chicken 3/4 Th in tandoor or oven.Heat a kadhai add half quantity of butter .add 1 tsp of oil to prevent burning of butter.add tomato puree,red chilli powder ,sugar,Kashmiri chilli powder ,kasoori methi powder,cumin powder & cook for 5-6 min.add chicken rest of butter & cream cook till chicken Cooked & gravy thicken.Serve with Rice/naan.

Grilled Chicken


Marinated Chicken with Indian Spices Grilled on Pan

Ingredients
10 nos. Chicken(skinless drumsticks)/150 gm chicken breast ( cut in cubes )
8 cloves Garlic
2 tbsps. Lime juice
3 tsp. Red Chili Powder
2 tsp. Coriander powder
4 tsp. Spice mix for Tandoori
2 tbsps. Butter
Salt to taste
Method
Wash chicken and trim all fat. Make small incisions in the chicken pieces.Now take all the spices (except butter )and mix them with chicken. Keep it aside for 6 to8 hours for marination.Heat some butter in a nonstick pan and fry 2 to 3 chicken pieces at a time. Keep stirring occasionally till the chicken is tender.After all the chicken is done, fry them lightly in very little butter.
using same process for chicken breast.a bamboo stick ,deep it in water before use.it will prevent from burning.few cubes of onion,tomato & capsicum.arrange chicken breast on a bamboo stick adding veg ,roast evenly on pan adding a little bit oil.sprinkle chat masala(optional) before serving

Chilli Chicken with Gravy


Chilli Chicken is made of boneless chicken pieces deep fried and served with a Chinese gravy.

ingredients
Chicken: 500gms boneless
Ginger garlic paste: 1tbsp
Green pepper(capsicum): 1
Onions: 2
Green chillies: 3-4 (a per taste)
Soy sauce: 2 tsp
Cornflour: 3 tbsp
Vinegar: 1 tsp
Tomato ketchup: 2 tbsp
Sugar: ½tsp
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil for frying
Spring onion( for garnish)
Method
Clean the chicken and keep aside. Chop the onions into square pieces and slit the green chillies. Cut the peppers into square pieces.in a bowl take chicken now add make a paste with 2 tbsp cornflour and water. Add half the ginger, garlic paste, ½tsp soy sauce, ½tsp vinegar, salt and pepper. Marinate for 20 minutes.Heat the oil and deep fry the chicken pieces. Drain on kitchen roll and keep it aside.Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan. Add the onions and green chillies. Sauté until onions are brown. Add the rest of the ginger garlic paste and fry. Add the chicken, soya sauce, vinegar, ketchup, sugar, salt and pepper.Mix 1tbsp of the cornflour with water and add to the chicken. Mix well. Boil till it thickens.Serve hot garnished with spring onion.tips:- u can adjust all type of sauce as per u r taste

Chicken Manchurian


Minced Chicken balls Seasoned with soy sauce ,vinegar & simmered in Gravy .NO MSG used.

ingredients
Ground/Minced chicken 500 gm
Egg 1
Salt to taste
Red chilli flakes to taste(optional)
Chopped garlic 2 tbsp + 1tsp
Black pepper Powder 1 tsp
Cornflour 4 tbsp
Green chillies 2-3(slit)
Spring onions with greens
Ginger Chopped 1 tsp
OIi for cooking & deep frying
Onion sliced 1 (med)
Chicken stock 2 cup
Soy sauce 2 tsp
Chilli sauce 2 tsp
vinegar 2 tsp
method
In a bowl add chicken,egg,salt,1 tsp of garlic& pepper add 3 tbsp of cornflour mix properly.
Heat oil in a wok deep fry a Manchurian ball.
take out on a paper towel.
Heat a wok adding  oil then garlic, ginger and green chillies and sauté till raw aroma goes off.then add spring onion(white part) & onion cook till it becomes pink in colour.add very little salt.add chicken stock & sauces once gravy boil then add cornflour mixture.
Add Manchurian balls & mix properly.check seasoning.
Garnish with spring onion greens & red chilli flakes.
Serve with Fried rice or Noodles.
tips
Increase or decrease sauce quantity as per own taste buds

Chicken Khada Masala


Chicken pieces cooked with Whole Indian spices.

ingredients

  • Chicken 1 kg
  • Onion 3-4 medium sized
  • Bay leaves 1-2
  • Black cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Black peppercorns 8-10
  • Fennel Seeds 1 tsp
  • Mace 1/2 tsp
  • Big Cardamoms 2-3
  • Cloves 4-5
  • Cinnamon 1 stick
  • Green Cardamom 4-5
  • Green chillies 1-2
  • Coriander seeds 1 tbsp
  • Dry red Chillies 2-3
  • Salt to taste
  • Ginger chopped 2 tbsp
  • Garlic 1 tbsp
  • Yoghurt 500 gm
  • Mustard oil 4 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder 1 tbsp
  1. Wash and clean the chicken in a big bowl except the yoghurt, salt and onion. Mix everything well and keep it aside.
  2. In a pressure cooker, add the onion, marinated chicken and salt. Let it cook till 3-4 whistles blow.
  3. Once the pressure cools down, add the yoghurt and cook till the chicken is tender and you get the desired consistency.
  4. Enjoy it with steamed rice /chappati.

Palak Chicken


Chicken pieces simmered in Pureed Spinach  & Indian spices.

ingredients

Chicken:-500gms /1 lb
Spinach :- 1 bunch
Onion : -1 cup (chopped)
Coriander Leaves : -1 bunch
Tomato :-1 (finely chopped)
Bay Leaves:-1
Mustard Oil :-2 tbsp(any oil of your choice)
Fennel Seeds: -1 tsp
Coriander Powder :- 1 tsp
Kasoori Methi :- 1 tsp
Whole Dry Red chilli :- 1
Salt :- to taste
Ginger & garlic Paste : -11/2 tsp
To marinate
Curd:-1 tbsp
Red chili powder :-1 tsp (as per taste)
Turmeric powder :- 1 tsp
Salt : a pinch
To Grind :
Green Chilies :- 2
Garlic :- 2-3
Ginger : -1″
Cinnamon :- 1
Green Cardamom :-2-3
Cloves:-2
Clean,wash and drain the chicken.take chicken in a bowl and add marinate ingredients [Curd,Red chili powder,Turmeric powder Salt.]leave it for 30 min so that chicken absorb its marination ingredients
Grind all the ingredients[ Green Chilies ,Garlic Ginger Cinnamon Green Cardamom ,Cloves] into smooth paste.
we will boil the spinach and once its cooked fully drain the water and grind them with coriander leaves into smooth paste.
Now heat oil in a pan/kadhai and add bay leaves, fennel seeds,on and whole red chili after that we will add chopped onions and fry them till it becomes golden brown.
After that add the ground paste,and fry them till the raw smell goes off.Now add the chopped tomato and fry them for 3-4 minutes on medium heat or until it becomes mushy.Now we will add the marinated chicken and fry them for 3-4 minutes. And add coriander powder, kasoori methi and some salt.Add 1/4 cup of water(we will add water quantity according to the consistency gravy we like) and close it with lid, let the mixture boil until the chicken is fully cooked and tender.Once the chicken is tender add the spinach puree and let it cook for 4-5 minutes on medium heat.Now our Palak chicken is ready.add 2 tbsp of cream for smooth texture (optional)
Imp tips:- if u want a pure green color of palak.do not add turmeric & avoid cooking in mustard oil.

 

Chicken Kofta Curry


Chicken Kofta is minced chicken balls.It’s Main Course of Indian cuisine. In the simplest form, koftas consist of minced chicken with spices.The meat is often mixed with other ingredients such as rice, eggs, and vegetables, to form a smooth paste. They can be grilled, fried, steamed, poached, baked or marinated, and may be served with a less spicy /cream based sauce.Check my recipe of mild spicy Makhani Chicken Kofta

I am sharing my version Of chicken kofta Curry .its a fried minced chicken balls  simmered in Spicy Gravy.

ingredients

Chicken Grounded/Minced 500 gm

onion 1 finely chopped

salt to taste

black pepper to taste

egg yolk 1

Besan 1 tbsp

ginger garlic paste 1 tsp

Green chilli finely chopped 1-2

Cilantro Chopped 1tbsp

Garam Masala 1 tsp

oil for frying

for gravy

onion 2 Medium finely chopped

Ginger garlic paste 1tbsp

Green Chilli Paste 1 tsp

salt to taste

oil for cooking

Water as desired for consistency

Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp

Red Chilli powder 1/2 tbsp

Coriander Powder 2-3 tbsp

Cumin powder 1 tbsp

Dry spices

Bay leaves 1-2

Big Cardamom 1

Dry Red chilli 1-2

Green Cardamom 4-5

Cloves 2-3

Cinnamon 1 stick

Garam masala powder 1 tsp(optional)

Cashewnut & melon seeds Paste 1 tbsp

Chopped Cilantro for Garnish

Method
Mix all ingredients for kofta & make ball fry.Drain on paper towel.keep aside.
heat a pan add oil then add dry spices once u get aroma add onion & cook till it becomes translucent.Add ginger garlic & chilli paste saute till raw aroma goes off.Add powder spices &salt cook till start leaving oil.then add cashew & melon paste cook for 2-3 min.
add water once gravy started boiling.add Koftas & simmer for 10-15 min.Finally, add garam masala powder & garnish with chopped Cilantro.Serve with steamed rice or Chappati.
tips
Adjust salt as it added in kofta & gravy too.adjust spice level as per own taste buds.instead of  cashew nuts one can use blanched almond paste

Chicken Bezule


Deep fried Mangalorean chicken.

ingredients
1/2 kg Chicken, cut into small bite/ur choice size pieces
To grind:
{ Coriander leaves- a handful
15 -curry leaves
3 green chillies
1″ piece ginger
4 cloves garlic }

1 1/2- 2 tsp Chilly powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
Few drops of red food color(optional)
1 tbsp rice flour
1 tbsp all purpose flour
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp Curd
Oil to deep fry
Salt to taste
Method
Grind the ingredients listed under to grind into a coarse paste.
To the ground paste add all the ingredients. Marinate for a minimum of four hours or better overnight.Fry in hot oil.Serve hot.
Tips
Adjust chilli powder or green chillies as per taste,originally its Spicy one

Chicken65


Chicken marinated with spices & deep fry .

ingredients

Ingredients
Boneless chicken 1 lb
Marination
Salt to taste
Cumin powder 1tsp
Coriander powder 1tsp
Garam masala 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder /paste to taste
Egg 1
Cornflour 1-2 tbsp
Oil to fry
Method
Clean & cut chicken ..marinate using
above ingredients. .for. 1 hr.now take a wok a fry chicken..keep aside on paper towel.
Ingredients (for coating)
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Ginger (chopped)- 1/2 tsp
Garlic (chopped)-1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp (optional)
Red food color (optional)
Curry leaves 8-10
Red chillies 2-3 dry (to taste)
Coriander powder -1 tsp
Cumin powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Water
Method
Take a wok add oil now add cumin seeds let it crackle.now add red chillies..once it smoke add chopped ginger garlic let it cooked now add paste..of ginger garlic ..curry leaves ..rest of spices..salt water & at last add fried chicken..let it coated wid masala.serve .& .enjoy

Egg Curry


Boiled eggs simmered in Indian spices

Ingredients
Boiled egg -6 & saute in pan using 1tsp oil
Onion 1 large(chopped)
Tomato -3 chopped
Garlic ginger & green chilies paste 1tbsp
Turmeric powder 1/2tsp
Red chilli powder 1tsp (to taste)
Cumin powder 1/2tbsp
Coriander powder 1tbsp
Garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
Cilantro 1/2 cup chopped
Salt to taste
Curry leaves 10-12
Cumin seeds 1tsp
Bay leaf (tej patta)-2
Dry red chillies -1
Cauliflower (grated) 1/4 cup
Mustard oil for cooking
Water for gravy
Method
Heat a pan add oil.add cumin seeds, bay leaf & dry red chillies & curry leaves.add onion sauteed till it became pink in color.add garlic ginger & chillies paste.till it raw smell goes .add chopped tomatoes , dry spices (except garam masala) saute 4-5 min till tomatoes cooked .add grated cauliflower & cook.once it starts leaving oil & add cilantro & garam masala.now add boiled eggs & water.boil 5 min or till u get desired consistency.
Serve with rice, chapati /paratha.

Chicken Curry


Chicken Pieces simmered in Indian spices .

Ingredients

Whole chicken 1.5 kg
Red onion 3 med (sliced)
Ginger garlic chilli paste -2 tbsp
Mustard oil 250 ml
Red chilli powder -1/2 tbsp
Cumin powder 1 tbsp
Coriander powder 1 tbsp
Yogurt (blend) 1/4 cup
Black pepper 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Bay leaf -2
Dry red chilli 1-2
Black cumin seeds 1 tsp
Cilantro -1 tbsp (chopped)
Water:- 1 cup (boiled)
Whole garam masala paste
(1 big cardamom
4 green cardamom
4 cloves
1″ cinnamon
Roasted coriander seed-1 tsp
1 tsp Mace)
Method
Clean , wash & Dry chicken pieces.keep aside.
Heat oil in a deep pan , add bay leaf , black cumin seeds & dry red chillies.add onion till it becomes pink in color.
Add ginger garlic chilli paste.cook till it raw aroma goes.add chicken & saute for 5 min.
Add all spices , yogurt & salt.cook till it starts leaving oil.
Once chicken almost cooked & whole garam masala paste. .cook till it gives a nice aroma.
Add water to get a nice consistency finally add cilantro boil 10-12 min.turn off heat.
Enjoy ur chicken curry with rice or chappati
Tips :-
heat mustard oil till smoking point.
Whole garam masala paste.smooth consistency.
Boiling water for gravy..
Adjust spice level as per taste bud.

Mustard Flavored Shrimp Curry


Shrimps are an excellent source of low-fat and low-cal protein and are abundant in Vitamins.It’s a great source of Omega3 fatty acids and an excellent way include a protein. It’s also high in iron, zinc and vitamin E but low in saturated fat.
Shrimps is a delicate seafood next to fish. It blends well other flavours and is fast to cook.Shrimps come in a varied range of size and colours.

Shrimps can be cooked in various ways Pan  fried Stir fried & deep fried. Curry or made into fritters. They can be served for starters, side dish or as a main course.For Seafood & Fish variations check my other

Chilli Fish & shrimp Chilli Prawns Prawn Malai Curry
its a mustard flavor Shrimp curry  and really goes well with steamed rice.

Ingredients

shrimp 500 Grams/1 lb

Mustard oil 4 Tbsp

Green chilly 1-2

Garlic 8 Clove

Yellow Mustard seeds 2 Tsp

Black mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp( for tempering)

Tomatoes 5 (medium )chopped

Curry leaves few springs(optional)

Salt -to taste

Red chilly powder 1 tsp or to taste

Turmeric powder- 1 tsp

coriander leaves -chopped (optional)

water -for gravy

method
soak yellow mustard seeds in a water for 20-30 min
take a blender in this add garlic, green chilly and add soaked yellow mustard seeds, make a paste.
Heat mustard oil in a pan add black mustard seeds, reduce the flame add shrimp fry them for a minute and take out from the oil,
using same oil,add paste,saute it add salt, turmeric, curry leaves, tomatoes,chilly powder & cooked till paste start leaving oil & nice aroma comes. put the lid on let it cook for 5 minutes in a slow flame, add water, once come to boil .add fried shrimps put the lid on then it cook for 5 minutes in a slow flame, once u get desired consistency add chopped coriander leaves & served with steamed Rice/chapati .

tips:-
Adjust chilly powder & green chilly as per your Spice level
Enjoy Mustard flavor Shrimp curry .

Fish curry


Fried Fish in a mustard gravy .it’s a popular Dish in Bengal & Bihar
Ingredients
Tilapia /any fish with bone 1 kg
Yellow mustard seeds 2 tbsp
Garlic paste of (medium size Pods )3
Turmeric powder 2 tsp + 1/2 tbsp
Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp + 4 tsp
Tomatoes 3 medium size chopped
Salt to taste
Black Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Mustard oil for frying & cooking
Green Coriander leaves for garnishing
Water as required for gravy.
Method
Soak yellow mustard seeds for at least 30 minutes.
Clean & wash fish.Peel garlic & make a paste ,remove 2-3 tsp & add yellow mustard seeds & grind.make a smooth paste.
In a big bowl add fish 2 tsp of turmeric powder ,1 tsp of red chilli powder 2-3 tsp of garlic paste,salt mix properly & marinate for 15-20 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan add fish pieces & cook from both sides till it becomes crispy.remove on a paper towel .
Don’t discard oil use same to prepare gravy.add black mustard seeds once it crackled then add garlic mustard paste & cook on med heat adding turmeric powder ,chilli powder & salt (keep in mind we added salt while marinating)
till it started leaving oil .add chopped tomatoes cook till tomatoes become soft & paste start giving a nice aroma.
Add water give a boil add fried fish pieces on med heat for 5-7 min cook.so that Fish absorb gravy.Check seasoning.turn off heat.add green coriander leaves.serve with steamed rice/chappati.