Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sweet pepper chicken karahi (Pakistani style stir fry)

Assalamo alaikum,

When I went to my local farmers market the other day I could not resist the beautiful and bright colors of sweet peppers not thinking what I'm going to cook with them i bought good amount .i really enjoyed them in my Salad ,very nice sweet peppery taste won't put your tongue on fire.im not a big of those very hot pepper I use them in my cooking as my dear hubby loves spicy food but me it's big no no.

Today when I took out chicken for cooking dinner I decided to use sweet peppers in my chicken karahi,usually chicken karahi is all about tomatoes ,this karahi (stir fry) is going to be about colorful ,bright and sweet smelling peppers also.

Please do try this recipe when you can cause I'm sure you will love it too as i did inshAllah !!!

Ingredients:

Chicken 3pd cut into small pieces

Onion 2 medium chopped

Mixed sweet pepper cut length wise

Tomatoes 4 medium chopped

Garlic cloves 6-8 finally chopped

Salt to taste

Red chilli pd 1 tsp

Turmeric 1/2 tsp

1/8 tsp ground black pepper

Oil 2 tbsp

Procedure:

Heat oil in a wok add chicken pieces fry until light brown

Now add chopped onion fry until onions are moisten and mushed

Add to this mixture garlic,fry until fragrant

After garlic add the spices and salt and fry for 2-3 mins

Now it's time to add our beautiful peppers which are thickly sliced

Fry,fry again at last you succeed I mean fry some more for 2-3 mins and add black pepper powder

When you see oil starting to Seperate from the gravy and onion are almost completely dissolved ,time to add our tomatoes cook uncovered for five minutes then cover it

Now simmer it on low heat until chicken is tender and gravy is thickened .

I was really tempted to sprinkle it with chopped corriander as usually done in a karahi (Pakistani style stir fry)
But It seemed to have good enough colors and beautiful aroma so I didn't.

Hope you will enjoy this recipe

You can have this karahi with Naan or plain rice .

 





 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

CHICKEN STEW (PAKISTANI STYLE)

Assalamo alaikum,
I'm back !!!after 8 long months but now I'm here to stay yeah inshAllah!!! (if Allah wills) I will continue to write good recipes on my blog .hope my visitors will enjoy it!!
So here we go ,today I'm going to share a recipe in which we traditionally use veal,beef or mutton but today I'm using chicken but I'm sure when made in your home its going to be a hit inshAllah!!!
Ingredients:
Whole Chicken cut in small pieces 2-3 pd
Onion sliced 3
Oil 2 tbsp
Yogurt 2tbsp
Garlic cloves 10 sliced thinly
Ginger 1 inch piece shredded

Red chili pd 1/2 tsp
Turmeric pd. 1/8 tsp
Salt to taste
Whole black cardamon 2
Bay leaves 2
Cinnamon stick 2 1/2 inch pieces
Cloves 10
Whole black pepper 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Whole dried red chillies 3-4

Procedure:
Heat oil,and then fry sliced onion until golden brown
Now add sliced all of the whole spices and fry for few minutes
Then add sliced garlic fry until fragrant
Add chicken pieces cook until lightly cooked
Now add shredded ginger and fry again for few minutes
Add red chili powder,turmeric and salt fry for 4 mins
And also add yogurt
Keep frying the meat until all the spices and yogurt are mixed thoroughly
Now add 1 cup water cook on high heat until stew is bubbly
After 2 mins lower down the heat cook covered on low flame until chicken is tender
Now cook it uncovered on high heat until gravy is little thick
Now simmer on low flames so the oil separates from gravy
Enjoy your stew chicken with roti or rice!!!