Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Chicken Kasha (curried chicken)

It was a Friday. Mr. Man was leaving for office, and I asked him to come before lunch. There was no reason to come back home from office early. I told him, if he could come back early, he would get a enticing lunch. As soon as I told that, him readily agreed to come back hone early. After he left, I sat down to think, what could I cook. Actually I was not in the mood of cooking. Slowly I went back to kitchen. Standing in front of the kitchen window I was thinking, what on earth happened that I asked him to come for lunch. I raked my finger in my hair for some time. Then chicken kasha came into mind. I pulled back my hair, tied tightly with a clutch, and started my cooking.


 I don’t know the actual recipe of Chicken Kasha (Chicken in spicy gravy). Whatever, I cook totally my recipe. 
One whole chicken (I used half of it)
One cup greek yogurt 
One tsp ginger paste
One tsp garlic paste
One medium sized onion
Half cup tomato paste
Half tsp. cinnamon powder
Half tsp. clove powder
Half tsp. nutmeg powder
Salt to taste
Pinch of turmeric powder
Three tbsp. of oil
Marinate the chicken with yogurt, and salt. Keep it for half an hour. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan in medium. Sauté  the chicken pieces adding  a few at a time in the oil. Take the pieces in a bowl, and keep them aside. In the same oil, add ginger paste, garlic paste, and onion. Sauté for few minutes with covering the  pan. Then add the tomato paste. Stir well, and let it cook, covering the pan. Check time to time, and scrape the spices from and side of the pan, as well as scrape the bottom. When oil start oozing out, add all the powdered spices, salt, and  turmeric powder. Mix well, and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the fried chicken pieces, mix well. Let it cook for some time. Then add  two cups or more water. Bring into boil. Cook until the chicken in done. Uncover the pan, keep cooking until the gravy becomes thick. Serve hot with sweet fried rice.



20 comments:

  1. Mmm...can imagine the aroma that would have filled the house...yum!

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  2. I'm sure your husband was happy to be invited to such a lovely meal. It sure looks good. ♥

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  3. This sounds great. Thanks for the recipe!
    Hugs, Christine
    www.whiteandvintage6741.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh this sounds SO delicious! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  5. How nice to fix your man lunch! Janice

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  6. Do like nutmeg in some cooking...looks good.

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  7. You are a good cook. You can easily think and cook such a delicious dish just like that! What a happy man your husband is!

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  8. i am hungry now:D omomo looks so jummy:) follow:) now waiting for U:)

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  9. Gracias por tu visita. Besitos.

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  10. Mmm... this looks and sounds wonderful! I love curry so this is right up my alley :) Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs to you!

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  11. Hi Krishna, I envy anyone who can whip up a meal without a recipe. Something I have never accomplished! It sounds good, did he like it? Thanks for your visit, Krishna, I always love hearing from you. No, that is not me, that is my daughter, Tami, almost 25 years ago..Happy Valentine's Day..Judy

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  12. I bet your husband enjoyed that treat!

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  13. How sweet of you to want to do something special for your husband! They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.. {smiles} I have never heard of Kasha chicken, but it sounds delicious! I will save this recipe and try it sometime, I do love curry :) Have a lovely day!

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  14. I would love this, looks so good. I do like curry and this dish is something I would try.
    thank you for your kind comment on your visit and I wish you a Happy Valentines day
    betsy

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