Well I guess that title alerts all to know what to expect. And I know this will make some run away!. Yes I am a pure vegetarian but my better half is a pure non-veg. Not to say he doesn't like vegetarian food. Infact, its gone down. Still its surprising and heartening that my blog has lot of vegetarian followers. Well I will regress this post with some lovely vegetarian one tomorrow!
Ok, remember me telling about hubby being very surprised about this event participation and how he said he will get something on surprise and make me cook. Well he did just that. Only what he got wasn't a surprise for. But he gave me conditions to go with it. He said I should be able to prepare something very quick with the chicken. I was little apprehensive, that evening was one extremely hectic one and on top I had yet to feed the twins. Its now decided and proclaimed, the elder one wants only rice and the younger one wants only chappati! Take a bowl of rice to the younger one and you will see a tight closed mouth and a head nodding no no..and a hand saying get lost! I try my luck with the elder one and pop a piece of chappati, being one never to show displeasure, he took it, only to call me back to give it back!
And on top, I heard Konda saying she wants Paneer Butter Masala. God, at times I think if I should feel good that she likes it so much or feel terrible introducing it to her. Every other day she wants me to make it for her. I finally convinced her that chicken is good for health and she should grow up strong. She seemed convinced. But I wasn't bothered, never one to throw a challenge away, I was more keen on taking on my hubby's words. With everything going on cooking, I managed this feat in flat 15 mins. I didn't even get Athamma to check on the taste. I was happy that I completed on time and served them and carried with my feeding task. I was quite surprised to hear Konda saying that it was super!...whenever she likes something, she says Super! Mummy...So I knew immediately that it wouldn't be spicy for my hubby dear. Just before serving, I took a photo in a hurry, he said you know it will never come out well in the night, why you want to waste your energy!. But we were in for a shock, this hurried shot actually came out well. And know what I have finally found my right shot for a night shot!
Here we go for the most simplest chicken fry one can get on!
Chicken - 500 gms
Onions - 2 big
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Curds - 3 tbsp
Chilli pw - 1 & 1/2 tsp
Coriander pw - 3/4 tsp
Turmeric pw a pinch
Green Chilli - 1 long
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
Curry leaves few
Coriander leaves for garnish
Marinate chicken pieces with curds, ginger garlic paste and turmeric pw for 10 mins or more ( I did for only 5 mins)
Chop onions very finely. Heat a pan with oil. Add the chopped onions and chopped chillies. Fry till the onions are light brown, then add the ginger garlic and sauté till the onions are real brown.
Add the chicken marinate. Add all the pws along with salt. Cook on high flame and then simmer for 15 mins. Add curry leaves and coriander leaves and cook on high flame.
Then once its thickens, simmer for another 5 mins and finally garnish with coriander leaves.
The happy note to hear was hubby praising that this was indeed great tasting and very yummy!