Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Egg Snack

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Here s a very quick and simple starter. I wouldn't call it a recipe ..it's that simple!!

You will need :

Eggs - boiled
Carrot - very thinly sliced
Cilantro - Chopped finely
Salt & Pepper

How you do it :

Boil the eggs and cut them in halves.
Arrange the carrot and cilantro on top 
Sprinkle salt and pepper and
Here you go :)

You can also fry the boiled eggs slightly in a little oil and sprinkle the salt and pepper and serve!!


Laziz Tikka Masala

This was one recipe which i like to the core.. The "restaurant style" Laziz Tikka Masala.. It is a bit complicated to make..but all the hard work is worth it.. Trust me ...Your guys will just love it!! And so will you :)

You will need :

For the Tikkas and the marinade :

Chicken - 1.75 lbs boneless and skinless cut into tikka size peices (abt 1 1/2 - 2 inch peices)and preferably thigh meat

Marinade 1 :

Lemon juice - 1tbsp
Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder - 1tsp
Olive oil - 4-5 tbsp

Marinade 2 :

Yogurt - 1 cup
Ginger garlic paste - 2 - 3 tsp
Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 - 1 tsp
Mustard oil - 2tbsp
Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp

Onion Tomato Masala :

Onions - 2 large chopped
Tomatoes - 4 medium chopped
Garlic cloves - 7-8 chopped finely
Cumin - 1 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste - 2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 1/2 - 2 tsp

For the gravy :

Onion Tomato Masala - 1- 1/2 cup
Tomato puree - 1 cup
Butter - 2 tbsp
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2tsp
Garam Masala Powder - abt 1/2 tsp
Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Kasoori Methi - 1tsp
Cream - 1/4 cup
Water - 1/2 cup

This is how you do it :

Marination and Making the Tikkas :

1. First mix together the Chicken, lemon juice, salt, olive oil and red chilli powder and marinate for about 30-40 min
2. To this add the Marinade2 ingredients - curd, ginger garlic paste, garam masala powder, red chilli powder, mustard oil and lemon juice and marinate it again for 3-4 hours in a refrigerator.
3. Thread the chicken to the skewers and cook in a preheated oven at 350F/180C for 30 min or till they are done.U can also make the tikkas by placing the skewers on a pan and frying them till they are evenly cooked.
4. Remove from the skewers and keep aside.

Meanwhile for the Onion Tomato Masala :

1. Heat Oil in a kadai/pan and add cumin and chopped garlic and fry.
2. Add the onions and fry till golden brown.
3. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for about 2 min.
3. Add the tomatoes, salt, cumin powder and coriander powder, mix well and cook on a low flame till the tomatoes are well cooked.
4. Set aside.

Now the final Stage :

1. In a pan heat the butter, add the ginger garlic paste & tomato puree and fry for like 2-3 min.
2. Add half a cup of water and cook for another 3-4 min.
3. Add 1-1/2 cup of Onion Tomato Masala and the Chicken tikkas ,mix well and simmer for about 5 min or till the gravy reduces a little.
4. Add the garam masala powder and cook for another 2-3 min.
5. Add the cream and Kasoori Methi and Cilantro- Mix well
6. Adjust the salt and red chilli powder to your taste :)

And you are done !!

This goes very well with rice and rotis/Naans

P.S - The Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder gives a good color and flavor to your chicken and the gravy.
You can as well have just the tikkas without any gravy ..They taste real good too :)
The chicken can be replaced with paneer/Tofu !!
So all you vegetarians... U don't have to miss out on this one :)

Smile :)
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