Thursday, December 23, 2010

Pepper chicken-Happy christmas

  • 1 kg chicken pieces
  • 1 big onion
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp pepper powder
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 staranise
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • curry leaves
  • salt
  • coriander leaves
Grind onion,ginger-garlic paste,chilli powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder,1 tbsp pepper powder,2 tsp chicken masala into a smooth paste.Marinate chicken pieces with this paste for 1 hour.Then cook chicken till 3/4 done and water is evaporated.In another pan,heat butter and add cinnamon stick,star anise and curry leaves.Saute for a few minute.Add 1 more tbsp of pepper powder and saute for a minute.Then add tomato puree.When the oil starts separating out ,add chicken pieces along with the masala and mix well.Cover and cook for some time.Finally garnish with coriander leaves.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuna thoran

Here is recipe for canned tuna.I never had tuna before.This is the first time am making it and it came out very well .So I thought I will share it with you.

  • 2 canned tuna fish
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1 tsp finely sliced ginger
  • 3-4 pods crushed garlic
  • 3 green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp chicken masala
  • A sprig curry leaves
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • Salt as required
  • 2 tsp oil
Drain the water and the oil from the canned tuna.Wash well with plain water.Heat oil in a pan.Splutter mustard seeds.Add onion and saute till translucent.Add ginger,garlic,slit green chillies,curry leaves and saute for a few minutes.Add tomatoes and salt.Stir till the tomatoes are mashed well.Now,add the masala powders and stir for a few minutes till the oil start separating from it.Now,add the tuna flakes and fry well for 5 minutes.aAdd grated coconut and mix well.Cover the pan and cook on low flame for 5 minute.Finally, sprinkle some pepper powder.Serve hot with rice.