Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Another Craving related post of Teekha Chicken curry ,tamatar dal and spiced up egg curry

Craving can make us do anything,ya i know i have talked about cravings before ;-),one such craving of eating something spicy lead me to prepare this yummy chicken curry with pepper and chillies
...word of caution this recipe is hot so if once in a blue moon if u feel like having something spicy ,enjoy this curry with plain rice or chapati,we had with tamatar wala dal,chapati and rice,
ingredient needed for Teekha Chicken Curry
chicken drumsticks four
onion two chopped
green chili three chopped
cumin seeds one tsp
garlic clove three crushed
red chili one crushed
salt as per taste
black pepper crushed one tbsp
turmeric powder a pinch
oil to cook one tbsp
heat oil in non stick wok,add cumin seeds once they start spluttering ,
add chopped onions n keep frying till onions start changing colour
once half done add chopped garlic,green chili,red chili and fry further till chillies and onion merge together
add salt,turmeric powder and crushed pepper,keep frying till oil is seen along the sides
now add chicken drumstick and fry well to mix the ingredients
lower the flame and cover and cook,if needed add half cup of water,mix well
and simmer again for few minutes.
Serve hot with chapati or rice.
Ingredient needed for Tamatar Dal
cooked arhar dal
cumin seeds a pinch
ghee half tsp
tomato one finely chopped
green chili one chopped
asafoetida a pinch
heat ghee in non stick wok
add cumin seeds  and asafoetida once they start spluttering
add chopped tomatoes and green chili
keep frying for a minute or two till the tomatoes become tender
add prepared dal and mix well.
serve hot with chapati or rice.
another version is to pressure cook dal with tomatoes and do the tempering later once the dal is done.
I wanted to enjoy the platter dhaba style so had with pinch of salt,lemon wedges and green chillies,so for extra kick enjoy hot ,....
I keep trying different versions of Egg Curry,in this recipe i have used red chili powder and crushed black pepper to marinate the egg slices
here goes the recipe
boiled egg four
onion two chopped
tomato one chopped
cumin seeds half tsp
crushed pepper one tsp
red chili powder half tsp
oil to cook one tbsp
green chili one chopped
salt as per taste
Slice off boiled eggs in two parts ,sprinkle crushed black pepper and red chili powder and keep aside
heat half tsp in non stick wok and shallow fry the spices up egg slices and keep aside
heat remaining oil in the same wok,add cumin seeds once they start spluttering add chopped green chili
followed by chopped onions and keep frying till onions become tender and start changing their shape
add chopped tomatoes fry for a minute and cover and cook.
once done add half cup of water and let it simmer till the gravy starts boiling
now add spiced egg chillies in the gravy and let it simmer for few minutes.
before serving garnish with pinch of crushed pepper
enjoy hot with rice or roti.
For Plain Chapathi
ingredient needed
wheat flour 2 cup
water to knead the dough
in a big vessel sieve the flour
slowly add water to knead the flour
dough should be not too hard nor too soft
dough shouldn't stick to the vessel in which it is kneaded
once done dough should be one mass in whole
now divide dough into equal size balls
heat the tava,once hot lower the flame
with help of rolling pin roll out each ball to the desired size
use plain flour if the dough sticks on the surface
once done place the rolled out roti on the tava
keep turning till roti starts puffing
remove from flame and serve hot with dal.
Lubna of Kitchen Flavour has shared interesting post on Roti
Spiced Egg Curry and Teekha Murgh Curry goes to Think Spice Think Pepper Event hosted by Divya of Dilse and started by Sunita of Sunitas world .
Tamatar Dal goes to My legume love affair 9th helping hosted this month by Med cooking Alaska and started by Susan of the well seasoned cook. 
Tamatar dal also goes to Sanghis blog for her Fall in love event ingredient this month being Tomatoes ,i prepared Tamatar dal for my sis Pallavi as its her favourite comfort food specially on weekdays when she comes home after work,all she needs is dal chawal and sabji .
Plain Chapati goes to JFI Wheat Event hosted by Romaspace and started by Indira of Mahanandi.