Chicken 65

Ingredients

  • Boneless chicken, cut in bite sized pieces – 500 gm
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 4 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 4 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 2-3 slit green chillies
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • A sprig of curry leaves

Method –

  1. Marinate the chicken with chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, ginger garlic paste, cornflour, rice flour, lemon juice and salt to taste
  2. Mix well
  3. Add egg. Mix well. Set aside for 30 minutes
  4. Heat oil for deep frying in a deep pan
  5. Add the chicken pieces and fry in batches.
  6. Remove onto an absorbent paper
  7. In another pan, heat 2 tbsp oil
  8. Add cumin seeds
  9. When it crackles, add garlic
  10. Add green chillies, red chillies and curry leaves
  11. Add red chilli paste/sauce
  12. Add the chicken back into the pan
  13. Sauté for 2 minutes and serve

Matar Paneer Aloo (Cottage Cheese, Peas and Potatoes Curry)

Ingredients

  • 200 gm paneer, cubed
  • 1 cup peas
  • 2 cubed potatoes
  • 2 thickly chopped onions
  • 3-4 thickly chopped tomatoes
  • 1” piece ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp kasoori methi
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • Black pepper powder for garnishing
  • Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
  • 1-2 cups water
  • Salt to taste

Method –

  1. Grind onions, tomatoes, ginger and garlic into a thick paste
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker
  3. Let the cumin seeds splutter
  4. Add the ground paste, kasoori methi, all the dry spices and stir fry for about 10-12 minutes till oil separates
  5. Add peas and potatoes
  6. Stir fry about 2-3 minutes
  7. Add cubed paneer, add water and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles
  8. Open the cooker and add black pepper powder and coriander leaves