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Tandoori Chicken

Ingredients:

1 Chicken ( cut into eight parts) or a mixture of chicken parts (breast, drumsticks)

Remove the skin and make cuts/slits (2 or 3) on the pieces

Marinade:

1 Cup Yoghurt

2 tblspoon ginger garlic paste

1.5 tblspoon Olive oil

2 tblspoon Red Chilli Paste (see my recipe for Red Chilli Paste)

3 tblspoon Tandoori Masala Powder (see my recipe)

1 tsp salt

Mix the above and apply to chicken. Make sure to insert the marinade into the cuts/slits. Cover and keep the marinated chicken in the refrigerator overnight or at least eight hours.

Remove from refrigerator, mix the chicken well and place the chicken on a tray. Apply a little oil on the chicken pieces or spray with Canola or any other vegetable oil. Preheat the oven at 250 degrees fan bake and bake for 25 minutes. Remove, apply the remaining marinade to the chicken, turn over and bake for 10 minutes.

Cut an onion into rings, add a little of the marinade to the rings. Place the onions rings on a tray and place in oven and bake it along with the chicken, when you turn over the chicken.

Remove the chicken and the onions. Keep onions aside for Garnish.

Change the oven setting from Fan Bake to Fan Grill. Apply little oil to the chicken and place the chicken under the grill for 5 to 7 minutes. Check and see that it does not burn. Remove and turn over the chicken and place it back under the grill for another 5 minutes.

Remove- Tandoori chicken is ready.

Serve with baked onions rings, lemon/lime wedges or pieces, coriander leaves. You can serve with mint chutney or tamarind chutney.

 

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Chicken Lollipop or Drums of Heaven

 

Ingredients:

15 Chicken Wings ( cut them at the joints to separate into three parts- throw away the tip of the wing)

Remove thin bone from the part that has a thin and thick bone. Pull the flesh to one the end of the thick bone, to form lollipops. The other part of the wing, pull the flesh to one end of the bone.

Marinade:

1 spoon of Red Chilli paste (see Recipe)

1 tsp of Soy Sauce

8 cloves Garlic and 1 small piece ginger (paste)

1 tsp pepper powder

1 tsp vinegar

1 tsp salt

Marinate the lollipops with the above marinade for an hour.

Batter:

1 cup Cornflour

1 cup Standard Flour or Maida

1 egg

3 tblsp oil

1 spoon Red Chilli Paste

1 tsp salt

Add Sufficient water to form thick batter of pouring consistency. Keep aside for half hour

 

Frying

Heat sufficient oil in a deep pan. Dip the lollipops in the batter and drop them in the hot oil. Do not crowd them. Fry in batches on medium heat. Keep turning them so that they are fried on all sides. Remove onto paper towels to absorb the oil.

Serve with Schezwan Sauce (see recipe). Garnish with chopped onions leeks and lemon wedges. Cover the tips with pieces of Aluminium Foil. This is only for presentation.

Dum Mackerel or Sardines

Ingredients:

800 gms Mackerels (6) or Sardines

6 medium onions (chopped)

1.5 pods chopped garlic

3 inches chopped ginger

6 chopped green chillies

400 gms tomatoes or one can of diced tomatoes.

A bunch chopped coriander leaves

1 to 1.5 tsp chilli powder (according to spice requirement)

½ tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp salt

½ cup vinegar

The above four can be substituted with 2 tbsp Dexter’s salt & chilli paste. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfGFqtF9UkU

Juice of lemon

3 tblsp of Olive Oil

Method:

Clean the Mackerels (with Pockets along the bone- see video) or Sardines, apply ½ tsp of salt and keep aside.

Heat a deep pan and add olive oil. When hot add the Onions. Add 1/2 tsp of salt. Fry till the onions become slightly brown. Add the ginger, garlic, chillies. Fry for 3 minutes. Add the chilli, turmeric, salt and vinegar or salt & chilli paste. Mix well and add tomatoes and mix well. Fry for 5 minutes.

Pre-heat Oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes. Take a deep baking dish or roasting dish. Add one portion of the cooked masala to the dish. On top of it place the Mackerels or Sardines. For Mackerels fill some of the masala into the pockets which were created. Put the rest of the masala on top of the mackerels or sardines. Sprinkle the coriander leaves on top of the fish and then sprinkle the lemon juice on top of the fish.

Close with lid (sealed) or aluminium foil. Place some water on top of the lid. Bake for 30 minutes.

Beef Sukka (Mangalorean)

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Beef Sukka (Mangalorean)

1 Kg Beef (boneless) – can use Mutton or Lamb

Ingredients:

12 Dry Red Chillies

4 Seeds Garlic

½ tsp Cumin seeds

¾ tsp Turmeric Powder

Small Ball Tamarind

12  pepper corns

Two sticks cinnamon

5 cloves

All the above ingredients to be ground fine in water.

1 Onion Chopped

15 Curry Leaves

1/3 to 1/2 scraped Coconut

A little garam masala (1/2  tsp)

Vinegar ( 1 to 2 tbls)

Salt (1.5 tsp) to taste

Chopped coriander leaves few stalks.

Method:

Cut the beef into small pieces and boil the meat with a little salt, 1 tsp pepper powder, ½ tsp turmeric powder.

Grind and remove the masala and reserve the masala water.

Heat a tablespoon oil in a pan and fry 4 tablespoons of the ground masala. Add the scraped coconut and fry till you get the fried coconut aroma. Remove the coconut.

Heat two tablespoons oil and fry the chopped onion. When brown add the curry leaves and fry for a minute. Add the ground masala and fry till dry. Add the masala water and again fry till nearly dry. Now add boiled beef pieces and fry till they are coated with the masala. Now add the boiled meat water, vinegar and allow to cook till the meat is nearly dry.

Check for salt and vinegar- add if required. Add the fried scraped coconut and mix well. Add garam masala and finally add chopped coriander leaves. Mix and remove from flame.

Chicken Ghee (Clarified Butter) Roast

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Chicken Ghee (Clarified Butter) Roast

1.5 Kg Chicken

Ingredients:

Marinade:

1cup curds

1.5 tsp turmeric powder

1 lime ( Juice)

Salt to taste (1.5 tsp)

Masala:

15 Kashmiri Chillies

8 Red Chillies

15 Pepper Corns

1.5 tsp cumin seeds

3 tsp Coriander seed

1 tsp Fenugreek seeds

15 flakes garlic

1 lemon sized tamarind soaked in water

1 cup Ghee

3 tsp sugar

Three sprigs curry leaves

3 tbls chopped coriander

Method:

Cut the chicken into medium pieces and marinate in the marinade ingredients overnight or at least 6 hours in refrigerator.

Dry roast the chillies, pepper, coriander, cumin, fenugreek and then grind all the ingredients to a fine paste using little water.  Keep the masala water.

Heat half of the ghee in a pan and add the marinated chicken pieces and fry till almost cooked. Remove the pieces and water.

Add the remaining ghee and fry the ground masala till rawness goes and oil comes out of the mixture. Add the fried chicken, some of the water and salt to taste. Cook till water dries up. Add Sugar and mix well.

Garnish with curry leaves, chopped coriander leaves and remove from fire.