After missing this series last week, thanks to a packed schedule, I am back again with another beautiful guest post. This time, it is by a dear blogger friend of mine, who prefers calling herself Familycook. She blogs at The Food I Cook
, and she has posted more than 300 recipes, which is no mean feat! Now she has the smoothies series on, and I must tell you that each time she posts a smoothie, I have a little well in my mouth!!! Hehe...
I am really glad to have found her on blogosphere and we now have a little friendship going on by email, which I am very happy about, Alhamdulillah. She is to me like a big sister, who guides me on in her own way, especially related to behaving with kids. I find her advice really helpful in all ways and she seems to be a sweetheart right away. Actually I feel lucky to have found such sweethearts all across through my little months of blogging. It's like a gift from the Almighty for me. :) I guess without much of my blabbering, I should move on to what she has to offer for all of us...
Hello The Big Sweet Tooth
readers, I am Familycook (the pseudonym I have given myself), and I am the
author of my blog The
food I cook . I thank Rafeeda for giving me an opportunity to be
guest posting here on her amazing space. Today I going to share with you
a two-fold recipe of Chicken and potatoes. The Chicken is very close to the
traditional Tandoori Chicken and the Potatoes have a very unique crispy masala
coated crust. Like always, I have not used the food coloring that is generally
used in the making of the traditional tandoori chicken and have instead used
Kashmiri mirch powder. I have ground my own garam masala which is slightly
different than my usual one, and the ingredients for it have been mentioned in
the actual recipe.
|I could have that platter for myself...|
This recipe has to be
planned and worked in couple steps. I started by marinating the chicken, just
because the longer it marinates, the juicier and succulent it turns out:) Then
went ahead and boiled the potatoes. Later, I pan roasted the potatoes while the
chicken was cooking in the pot. Call it multi-tasking! . Let's get straight
into the recipe now:)
Whole, skinless Chicken-1
Kashmiri Mirch powder- as
Garam masala powder
(cumin seeds, black cardamom, cloves, black pepper corns, Cinnamon sticks) - 1
Ginger-garlic paste-1 1/2
Potatoes-4 medium, boiled,
peeled and cubed
Kashmiri mirch powder- 1
1. Trim the fat,
wash the chicken and pat dry with a paper towel.
2. Mix together in a bowl
the spices and seasonings, that include the salt, mirch powder, turmeric
powder, garam masala, oil, ginger-garlic paste and the coriander powder well
and rub this marinade onto the chicken inside and out.
3. Refrigerator it for an
4. Place a heavy bottomed
pot on medium-high heat, pour water and place the marinated chicken (breast
side down into the pot carefully, cover the pot with a lid and cook until there
is lot more liquid than what was added.
5. Flip the chicken using
two large spoons and cook on high heat until the liquid begins to dry up and
you see the oil seperate from the gravy.
6. Turn your broiler on
your over on, selecting the high setting.
7. Turn the stove off and
lift the Chicken up without the liquid, and place it breast side up, onto
a greased baking dish and broil for 5-7 minutes and keep basting
the chicken with the liquid left in the pot.
8. After 7 minutes, flip
it to expose the back side up and allow it to broil for another 5-8 minutes
until it starts to turn darker in color.
9. Remove the chicken and
place it on a platter and garnish with fresh cilantro, mint leaves,
boiled eggs and lime wedges.
Directions for the Potatoes:
1.Place the cubed potatoes in a bowl, sprinkle salt, red mirch powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, rice flour one after the other and toss it each time to allow the potatoes to get coated evenly.
2.Heat oil in a pan and cook the potatoes on medium heat until they develop a crspy crust.
3.Turn off the stove and place them on a platter that you want to serve your Chicken on and set aside.
It's just morning here, I am yet to have breakfast and I am posting this chicken recipe for all of you. I hope you guys can understand my plight!!! My stomach is literally growling to be fed this fantastic looking chicken, but my dear stomach, you should know, that I am NOT going to give you any non-veg to start the day!!! :T
Thank you so much dear FamilyCook (I wish I could call out your name here!!! ;) ) for being such a sweetheart and agreeing for this lovely guest post. Wishing all you guys out there a very happy weekend... :)
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