Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Spicy Chicken Kuzhambhu / Spicy Chicken Curry

Posted by on Feb 18, 2008 in Chicken dishes, Meat & Seafood Entrees | 23 comments

Spicy Chicken Kuzhambu (curry) is another gem from my mom’s kitchen and one that takes me back to the days when I was a kid. My mom would make this for me if I had a cold or wasn’t feeling well. She seems to have that magic touch always and this morning I called her up to find out how she made it. Now, I am sharing it with you here. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Preparation Time: 40 minutes No of servings: 4-5 Spice Level: 4 out of 5 Ingredients: Chicken: 2 lb Oil : 3 tbsp Bay leaves : 2 Cinnamon : 1″ Cloves : 3 Onion : 1/2(medium) Tomato : 2 Cumin seeds : 11/2 tsp Fennel seeds : 1 tsp Green chilies : 4 Turmeric Powder : 1 tsp Black Pepper...

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Chicken Vindaloo

Posted by on Jan 11, 2008 in Chicken dishes, Meat & Seafood Entrees | 7 comments

Vindaloo is an Goan dish traditionally prepared with garlic, red wine and chili. Vindaloo roughly means in Portuguese – ‘ Wine,Vinegar and Garlic’. Vindaloo these days are usually made with potatoes leading us to think the aloo in vindaloo is the Hindi word for potatoes. In fact, I just found out the history of it when I sat down to write this recipe. It has become a popular item in Indian restaurant menus and is usually the spiciest of the entrees. I learned this version of Vindaloo recipe from my sister. Preparation Time: 50 minutes No of servings: 3-4 Spice Level: 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Chicken : 500 gm Onions : 2(big) Green chili : 3 Cardamom : 3 Cinnamon : 1/2 inch Cloves : 2 Bay leaves : 1 Potatoes : 3(small) Tamarind Paste : 1/2 tbsp...

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Pepper Chicken Gravy

Posted by on Jan 5, 2008 in Chicken dishes, Meat & Seafood Entrees | 34 comments

Today my husband and I were craving for something little spicy so I ended up making this pepper chicken gravy. My Mom used to make this for me and my sisters if we had a bit of cold. Pepper has this medicinal quality that helps fight the common cold. The main flavors that stand out in this gravy are pepper and curry leaves. This is one of my favorite chicken gravies from my mom’s cooking.Hope you enjoy it too. 🙂 Preparation Time: 45 minutes No of servings: 4-5 Spice Level: 4 out of 5 Ingredients: Chicken : 500gms Oil : 1/2 cup Cloves : 2 Cinnamon : 1/2 ” stick Bay leaves : 2 Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds : 1/2 tsp Onion : 1( cut lengthwise) Tomatoes : 3 (Finely chopped) Ginger and garlic paste :...

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Chicken Drumstick Fry

Posted by on Dec 23, 2007 in Chicken dishes, Meat & Seafood Entrees | 1 comment

It’s a simple chicken side dish easy to prepare and goes well with Chicken Briyani. Preparation Time: 45 minutes No of servings: 4-5 Spice Level: 3.5 out of 5 Ingredients: Chicken drumsticks :6 cloves : 2 Onion : 1 White Vinegar : 1tsp Oil : 3tbsp Yogurt : 2tbsp Ginger and garlic paste : tbsp Curry leaves : 6 to 8 springs Green chili : 3(slit lengthwise) Red chili powder : 2tsp Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp Salt : required to taste Method of preparation: Marinade the chicken drumsticks (leg pieces) with ginger and garlic paste , Red chili powder, Yogurt, turmeric powder, and Vinegar. When you marinade this make a slit in the meat so the spices can soak in. Marinade this mixture for at least an hour. After an hour heat oil in a kadai add cloves...

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Kadai Chicken

Posted by on Dec 18, 2007 in Chicken dishes, Meat & Seafood Entrees | 20 comments

Kadai Chicken is a spicy chicken dish with a rich aroma given by the Ginger and Tomatoes. It makes an excellent side dish for Briyani and makes a great alternative toBaraha Mutton.Usually served in a brass dish called ‘Kadai’ in Indian restaurants. Preparation Time: 50 minutes No of servings: 4-5 Spice Level: 3.5 out of 5 Ingredients: Chicken : 1 kg Tomato : 1 kg ( chopped) Red Chili : 6-8 ( coarse powder) Green chili : 2 (sliced ) Garam Masala :1 tsp Oil : 1/2 cup Ginger : 3 2/3 tbsp ( 50 gms) ( chopped ) Garlic : 4 tsp Capsicum :1/2 ( cut into small cubes) Coriander Leaves : 2tsp Method of preparation: Heat oil in a pan. Add Garlic paste, red chili(fry the whole red chili and grind it into fine powder), tomato and...

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Spicy Chili Chicken

Posted by on Nov 15, 2007 in Chicken dishes, Meat & Seafood Entrees | 9 comments

Preparation time: 60 mins No. of Servings: 4-5 Spice level: 3.5 out of 5 Ingredients Chicken : 500 gm(Boneless chicken and Boiled) Onion : 1 (big) Tomato : 2(Make it to paste) Garlic : 4 to 5 Coriander Leaves : few Oil : 4 tbsp Garam Masala : 1 tbsp Turmeric Powder : 2tsp Red chili Powder : 2 tbsp Green Chili : 5 to 6 Cumin Seeds : 1/2 tbsp Bell Pepper : 1 (Big) Salt to taste Method of Preparation Heat oil in pan ,add cumin seeds when it cracks add onions (sliced into cube shape) and fry till golden brown. Add capsicum and fry till it turns into Golden brown. Add chicken Pieces and fry until it’s fully cooked. Add Tomato paste and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Then add Garam Masala ,Turmeric powder,Red chili...

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