Friday food feature: Chicken Mughal Style and Mixed vegetable

Today’s feature is Chicken Mughal Style and mixed vegetables

When Mughals came to the Indian sub-continent they brought with them fine architecture, music and food.My recipe for chicken is named “Shahi Chicken Qorma”.

The following is the recipe for chicken.

Ingredients:1. Chicken-one medium size

2. red chillies or cayenne- 1 teaspoon

3. ground coriander-2 nteaspoons

4. Salt- to taste

5. Mixed spices or garam masala- 1 teaspoon

6. Yogurt- 2 tablespoons

7.Ghee ( clarified butter) – 6 tablespoons

8.bay leaf-two leaves

9.fresh garlic- two cloves, grind it into a paste

10. Ground fresh ginger-1 tablespoon

11.Onions-three medium size( slice thinly)

Method :

In a medium pot, heat ghee or clarified butter, add two medium onions thinly sliced, fry until the onions are lightly brown. Add garam masala, fry for thirty seconds.Add the chicken pieces, fry them for five minutes.Next add the remaining spices, garlic, ginger, coriander,bay leaf, cayenne, and salt.Add a cup of water, when it dries up add the yogurt, stir and mix it well. continue to cook until the chicken is not raw. Here in North America the chicken gets soft very quickly, so the time depends on where the chicken is bought from. In Bangladesh where I am from a chicken almost takes an hour to soften. This is not the case with the chicken here in North America. Here it takes less time, it is up to the cook to make adjustments. Feel free to add or subtract the spices according to your taste buds. ūüôā

Mixed vegetable and Shahi Chicken Qorma

Mixed vegetable recipe: ingredients:

 1.Frozen mixed vegetable- 1 bag

2. curry powder- 2  teaspoons

3. cayenne- 1 teaspoon

4. salt- to taste

5. vegetable oil – 3 tablespoon

6. onion – 1 small diced.

Method: In a medium saucepan , heat the oil in medium heat, add diced onions fry until they are transparent. Add the spices and the salt , ¬†mix and fry for a minute. Add the bag of vegetables, mix thoroughly with the spices and onion mixture, when the vegetables are coated well turn the heat down to low medium cover and let it cook for five to ten minutes. Pour the vegetables in a serving dish. It’s ready to eat.

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DP Daily Prompt: Race the Clock

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Here’s the title of your post: “An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse.”

Set a timer for ten minutes ,and write it. Go!

My friend said one day,” if on Wednesday by 10 am , you ¬†make your ¬†popular dish ¬†biriyani and bring ¬†it ¬†to my house, I’ll give you ¬†a gift that you’d ¬†thank me for life.”

I was tempted, I woke up early morning completed my prayer and started getting the ingredients ready for the popular dish.

I sliced five onions chopped them and placed them in the pot,while the onions were getting caramelized, I got the potatoes peeled and , halved them and washed them. it was 8 am , I’ll be able to get it done on time I thought.

I gathered the spices, garam masala,cumin ,coriander,cayenne pepper, salt, ginger,garlic, in a bowl, I breathed a sigh of relief I’ll make it.

I realized I forgot to get the rice ready, I told myself to hurry, I  got the rice washed and drained the water.

What about the meat, tomatoes,yogurt I still did not take them out, O my God, the clock ran out, while everything was left as is, I was not able to put the biriyani in the oven, oh poor me, I wonder now what was the surprise?

My brain told me “you slow poke you do not deserve it.”

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365 Writing Prompts: Halloweeny!

If bloggers had their own Halloween and could go from blog to blog collecting “treats” what would your blog hand out?

Here is my treat for my blogger friends:

Recipe for Banana chocolate chip cupcakes.

Ingredients:

1.Robin hood quick mix Banana flavoured four: 1 pkg.

2.unflavored yogurt: 1 cup

3. Crisco vegetable shortening or Canola oil: 1/4 cup

4. eggs:2

5. Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon

6. semi-sweet chocolate chips: 1/2 cup

For chocolate Icing Ingredients:

1. butter softened: 1/2 cup

2. unsweetened chocolate melted and cooled : 2 oz

3. Icing sugar: 4 cups

4. milk: 1/3 cup

5. vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease or line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

Combine quick bread mix, yogurt,oil, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl . Stir until mixture is evenly moistened and combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Spoon evenly into prepared muffin cups.

Bake in preheated oven 23 to 25 minutes.

Cool in pan ten minutes.Remove from pan and continue cooling on wire cooling rack.

Icing: cream butter and cooled melted chocolate. Add 2 cups of icing sugar and beat until well combined. Add milk and vanilla.Beat in remaining icing sugar gradually. Blend well. Ice cupcakes as desired.

So friends try the recipe and enjoy, happy Halloween one and all!

Recipe borrowed from Robin hood flour.

: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/365-writing-prompts-halloweeny/

NaBloPoMo Nov.3rd curried beef recipe written and Posted by Ranu https://sabethville.wordpress.com

Today for NaBloPoMo,I am posting a recipe.I had good success with it.All my friends and family love it.Try it you may like it too!

Bhoona Gosht(Fried beef)

Ingredients:

1. Boneless blade roast—2 pounds

2. Onion—2 medium chopped

3. Fresh garlic—2 cloves, minced

4.Ginger— half inch piece minced

5. Salt—to taste

6. Curry powder—one tablespoon

7. Cayenne powder— one teaspoon

8. Oil for frying— quarter cup, olive oil or canola oil

Method:

Use an oven proof cook pot with lid ( le creuset or something similar).

Heat the pot at medium heat on top of the stove. Pour oil and add the chopped onions. Fry until the onion is transparent.Add all the spices,ginger,garlic,salt, curry powder and ground cayenne. Fry the ingredients for a minute. Add the beef,stir it till all the spices are coated,leave it for five minutes.

Preheat the oven at 350 degrees. Before placing the beef in the oven, cover it with the lid. Bake for an hour. Turn off the oven and leave the beef for an additional hour.

Serve it with rice and an yogurt salad.

Recipe for yogurt salad;

Ingredients:

1. English cucumber—one whole

2. plain yogurt—- 2 cups

3.green onion— half a bunch minced

4. salt —- 2 teaspoons

5. tomato– 1 small (chopped)

6. sugar— 1 teaspoon

7. lemon— half

8. green chilly-  Рa small one minced(optional)

Method :

1.shred the cucumber,put the contents in a fine mesh colander,add the salt and leave it for a few minutes . The salt will squeeze out the water in the cucumber.If necessary squeeze the remaining water with your hand.

2. Add minced tomato,onion and green minced chilly if you want it slightly spicy. Mix it with a spoon.

3.Add the two cups of plain yogurt,mix it well with the above ingredients.

4. add the sugar,taste it,it should not be too sweet.

5.squeeze the half lemon and mix it with the yogurt.

The lemon juice gives a very pleasant taste.