March 28, 2013

Yoghurt Chicken


This story is not new to my FB friends as I have already posted it in my status yesterday. I want to share the story here too with my readers who do not read it yet. Yesterday I faced a terrible incident in my life this is what I am sharing with you all. Here it goes:

A severe road disaster was about to happen and I was found guilty...

Every Incident does give us a proper lesson and forced to take the oath to never do it again. And I do believe: behind every incident there is a cause and effect.

I parked my car in the parking lot, opened the door and heard a THUD!!! No need to say that it came right the side of me and my vehicle door barged into something. Its nothing but a biker who fell off the bike with his lil kiddo and wife. Nonplussed me rushed to them, helped them to stand and apologized taking my whole heart out. Thanks to God that they were found without any injuries and the little child too. In between a group gathered around us and some of them take the initiation to rise up the voice against the guilty. But my truth and taking all the charges on me that yes I was the guilty (ignoring another truth of the speeding biker in a parking lot) and of Course for the very good family who forgiven me with a smile, I was again sitting here at my home unharmed and the family too. UNHARMED did I use the term??? No I am not. I was still in the trauma with the thought what would happen if a vehicle was speeding next and blah blah blah...God bless the family and the little child. I am so very sorry what I did today.

SO LESSON LEARNT: NEVER OPEN THE VEHICLE DOOR WITHOUT ACKNOWLEDGING YOUR SURROUNDINGS.


Now off to the dish. This Yoghurt Chicken or in Bengali Doi Mangsho is very quick and easy to make. It needs very less oil and tastes very good. One can have this with anything as by nature it is a delectable side dish to pair with roti/ rice/Pulao or fried rice. So here goes the recipe:

Ingredients:
Chicken with bone: 500-600 gm
Yoghurt- 1/2 cup
Red Chilli Powder: 1/2 tsp
Onion- 1 large (roughly chopped)
Ginger- 1 table spoon/ 1/2" (chopped)
Garlic- 1 table spoon/ 4-5 cloves (chopped)
Cashew- 6-7
Whole Garam Masala- 1-2 (Cloves, Cardamom, Cinnamon)
Oil- 2+2 tbspn
Salt as per taste

Method:
  1. To cook this dish you need two pans/ Kadai.
  2. Marinate the chicken with yoghurt, red chilli powder and salt for 15-20 mnts.
  3. Take one Kadai/ pan and heat 2 tbspn oil in it. Add Garam Masala and then the chicken. In a low flame let the chicken cook with a lid covered on it and in interval keep on stirring it.
  4. Take another Kadai/Pan and heat the remaining oil. Add the onione, ginger and garlic and fry till they turn brown.  Add the cashew and fry more couple of minutes more. Take off the stove and cool it.
  5. Now grind the onion mixture in to fine paste and pour it in the chicken. Cook altogether nicely until the gravy becomes semi thick and the chicken is well cooked. Taste if salt is need. You can a bit sugar too if you think.
  6. Serve hot with roti or rice.

Note:
  1. To cook the dish fast the chicken and the onion can be done together on different burners. The chicken tends to be cooked till you are ready with the onion paste.
  2. Don't over cook the onion then it will look like the above picture.

8 comments:

Rita Bose said...

Yogurt chicken looks so delicious! My daughter enjoys white chicken gravies more than red and spicy ones. Thnx for sharing! :)
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Thank God that there were no serious injuries. Hope such things never happens. Also the yogurt chicken looks delicious.
Deepa

Radhika Vasanth said...

You have a beautiful blog Kamalika. And the yogurt chicken reminds me of something similar I cooked as a teenager. Looks so delicious.

Lavanya T R said...

Super tempting...nicely made chicken
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Amrita Vishal said...

I am so wanting to try this right now, love yogurt based gravy and am surely trying this very soon.

Sona - Quick Picks said...

At least u are safe! !!! Thanks god for that. The chicken luks superb. ...

nilanjana majumdar said...

Love the way you could own up to your doing publicly..so few have this courage....kudos. Recipe is anyways a winner!!

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Absolutely mouthwatering yogurt chicken. Will try this very soon. Following you....