Even despite moving the "Be My Guest
" series from being a weekly to bimonthly to "once-in-three-weeks" event, I am so glad to say that I absolutely love the response that I receive for this series. It is so well evident with the number of guest posts that have already featured on my humble blog in this very short span of time. It feels really nice to get such positive feedback and I am overwhelmed by all the love... seriously... :)
After a non-blogger last time, I come back to a blogger for this Saturday. A very humble Tamilian lady, who resides in my neighboring Saudi Arabia... she keeps messaging me once in a while checking up my status and taking my opinion for some matters when she needs help. Thank you so much Laxmi for considering me as somebody worth! It feels nice when a totally strange person asks you for opinions and even takes it practically while taking decisions. Laxmi blogs at Samayal Diary
, which is a lovely blog of majorly vegetarian dishes, with handful of non-vegetarian dishes as well. Of late, she has been baking more often and I definitely loved the banana bread
that she had baked, looks absolutely moist! Her pictures are very simple and neat with no overpowering of any props. I've also noticed that she uses the wooden background and white crockery so effectively!!! :)
I guess I stop talking now and move on to see what my friend has bought along - a yummy chicken curry in her amma's style... not to mention, with the flavor of shallots... oh wow!!!
I am Laxmi. I blog at samayaldiary.com where I mostly post vegetarian recipes and few chicken & shrimps recipes that I prepare for my Hus. Samayal refers to cooking in Tamil.
I really like the
concept of guest posts that is happening in blogosphere. Particularly I don't
fail to read the guest post series happening at Rafeeda's place. When I read
those posts, I feel like the blogger has prepared it especially for her as if
she has come home. Hope all blogger friends would know her. I
really admire her; she is a working mom with two cute lovely
kids. Inspite of her busy life, she manages her blog too.. She has loads
of chicken recipes; I've bookmarked a few; but yet to try. I like her
inspirational quotes that she shares both in FB and in her posts. I know
that she has a sweet tooth but I rarely makes sweets. So no sweet from me ;
atleast not for now.. :-)
When she invited me to
write a guest post, I accepted immediately. When I was thinking what to
prepare, I thought of this amma's simple chicken curry recipe. My Mom is a
non vegetarian. But since we didn't show much interests in non veg food since
child hood, she stopped cooking it except when guests arrive. She needs to prepare
a platter of non veg and veg recipes with sambar, avial and other stuff
so as to satisfy both the guests and us. So she make this curry simple
yet tasty and makes the side dish hot and spicy. Side dish would be mostly hot
chicken fry or boiled egg fry. She uses only pearl onions and less of garam
masala but heard guests say it is the tastiest curry that they have ever had
and vanishes soon during lunch itself.
Hope you like this
Home made Sambar
Powder 3 tblsp heaped
Chopped Ginger and
Garlic 2 tsp each heaped
Pearl Onions handful
Wash chicken. Cut into
pieces. Mix the chicken pieces with sambar powder and salt. Keep it aside for
at least 15 minutes.
Chop Pearl Onions and
tomatoes. (If pearl onions are very small, she adds as it is; need not chop.)
Grind tomatoes (2)
along with garlic and ginger to a smooth paste.
Heat oil in a pan, Add
all the ingredients for tempering one by one.. Once they turn slightly brown,
add the onions and curry leaves. Fry till the onions turn translucent.
Now add the tomato
paste. Mix well and allow boiling. Mean while, crush another tomato and add it
along with its skin. Fry till the oil separates.
Now add the chicken
pieces already mixed with sambar powder. Mix well, fry for a while and then add
water & salt.
Meanwhile, fry coconut
along with pepper corns. Cool and grind it to paste along with little
When the curry is
almost done, add the coconut paste. Allow boiling until the coconut paste gets
combined well with the curry and the chicken gets cooked completely.
Serve with hot steamed
I would like to thank you Rafeeda for sharing my recipe on your lovely space. Hope you and all the readers like the recipe.
Amma's recipes are always the best. I know Laxmi, I know... just last month I had posted my umma's chicken curry
as well... Thank you for sharing this lovely chicken curry on my space, would definitely try this out during one of my dinner escapades...
Have a great weekend ahead, friends...