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Monday, December 1, 2014

Tandoori Fish Recipe


2 lbs of any white fish fillets (cut into 2-3-inch pieces)
1 tbsp chopped fresh ginger
4 cloves garlic
1/3 cup vinegar
Salt To Taste
1 tbsp ground coriander seeds
1 tbsp ground cumin seeds
1 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1/2 cup vegetable oil

How to make barbecued fish :

Blend together ginger, garlic, vinegar, salt, coriander, cumin, cayenne and oil in the blender to form a fine paste.
Marinate the fish pieces into the paste for about 4 hours in the refrigerator.
Pre-heat the oven on maximum heat at broil.
Cover the oven tray with foil to avoid mess.
Place the marinated fish pieces on the tray and broil for about 8-10 minutes.
Turn over and broil for about 8 minutes again.
Keep a constant check. Broiling time may vary depending on the thickness of fish pieces.
Serve the tandoori fish hot with your favorite chutney.

Indian Butter Chicken Recipe

Indian butter chicken is slightly sweet and sour. Restaurant style Indian butter chicken has tomato and cashewnut based gravy garnished with butter and cream.

Serves : 2
Cooking time : 50 mins


300 gms Chicken breast boneless
1 -2 tsp hung thick curd
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp tandoori masala
1/4 tsp tandoori color
2 tblsp Butter
2 tsp garlic paste
1 green chilly sliced
1/2 tsp Cumin powder
1/2 tsp Red chilly powder
1 tsp Salt
6 or 1/2 kg Tomato
10 Cashewnuts
1 Big tblsp Tomato Ketchup
1/2 tsp Sugar
1/4 cup Water
1/2 cup milk
2 tblsp Cream
1/4 tsp garam masala
1 tsp fenugreek crushed
Finely chopped coriander leaves

How to make authentic butter chicken :
In a bowl take all the ingredients under the marinate head and the chicken pieces.The chicken pieces should be 1" inch in size. Mix well and keep aside for atleast 2 - 3 hrs
Blanch, peel and puree the tomatoes. Keep aside.
Soak the cashewnuts for 2 - 3 hrs in hot water and then strain and grind the cashewnuts into a fine paste.
For the curry heat the pan and add butter and immediately add the garlic paste.
Now add the sliced green chilly. Also add cumin powder, red chilly powder and salt. Add 1 tblsp water and mix well.
Add the tomato puree and cook till the gravy leaves the side.
Lower the flame and add the cashewnut paste and stir constantly.
Now add the tomato ketchup, sugar and 1/4 cup water.
Meanwhile in a separate pan shallow fry the marinated chicken pieces for 4 - 5 minutes. If overcooked then the chicken will get hard and stiff. Keep aside.
Once the gravy comes to a boil add the chicken pieces. And cook for a minute.
Now lower the flame add the milk and stir well. Cook for another minute and then add the cream. Mix well
Now add the garam masala and crushed fenugreek leaves. Mix well.
Transfer the chicken to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped coriander leaves, crushed fenugreek leaves and swirls of cream.
Restaurant style Indian butter chicken is ready to be served with naan or tandoori roti. Authentic butter chicken is a very high calorie dish yet very very tasty. So dig in
    1. Milk should be at room temperature before adding to the gravy.
    2. Add milk and cream at low flame only.
    3. Add the garam masala only at the end.

Chicken Drumsticks Recipe


6 Chicken Drumsticks
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
2 tbsp All-purpose flour (maida)
2 tbsp corn flour
2 eggs (beaten)
1/4 tsp pepper / chili powder
A pinch of sugar
Salt To Taste
1 tbsp Soya sauce
Oil for frying

How to make chicken drumsticks:

In a bowl add Soya sauce, ginger-garlic paste, sugar.
Add chicken wings coat well and set aside for 1/2 hour.
Make a smooth batter by adding corn flour, all purpose flour, salt, pepper and beat in the eggs .
Heat oil in a wok / kadhai.
Dip each wing in the batter and coat evenly and deep fry the drumsticks till golden brown.
Serve chicken drumsticks hot with thin slices of onions and lemon.