Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Chicken in apple sauce - Christmas recipe


Merry Christmas Friends!!

Every Christmas Season I try to stir up something new and interesting. It was Christmas eve so how could I not do a chicken recipe.

Chicken in apple sauce

With abundance of apples in the market against the steep rising prices of onions, I asked a few of my Instagram friends for recipes with apples. A foodie friend suggested Apple Chicken but a crumb fried version. I took his suggestion seriously however I did another simpler version of Chicken in apple sauce.




The sweetness of apples while combined with spice of green chilly did the trick with flavors. Cream and cashew adds to the richness of the dish, afterall it is a happy occasion of Christmas and a little indulgence is permitted.



Ingredients

1 tbsp cooking oil
500 gms Chicken pieces
2 apples
Handful of cashew nuts
1 tsp ginger - garlic paste
2 green chillies
1 tbsp fresh cream
1 tbsp barbecue sauce
Salt/ pepper to taste.

Method


1. Wash the chicken and apply ginger garlic paste, barbecue sauce and keep aside.
2. Coarsely chop the apples, remove seeds and skin.
3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add the cashew nuts, green chilies  and chopped apples. Saute on medium heat for 2 -3 minutes.
4. Now switch off the gas and grind the apple and cashews to make a paste.
5. Brown the chicken in the same pan and cook for five minutes turning on both sides.
6. Stir in the apple puree, pepper and salt.
7. Cover and cook  the mixture till chicken is done.
8. Keep the frame and low, and add the fresh cream to the chicken. 
9. Let the gravy thicken. Garnish with parsley.
10. Serve this with buttered pav or herbed rice.

Chicken in apple sauce


Note

Add more chillies if you want more spice.
Any kind of apples can be used in this dish
You can use onions instead of cashews to make it less in calorie count.
Using boneless chicken  cooks the dish faster.

What a perfect Christmas dinner for two this was.

 

Monday, 9 December 2019

Instant Maharashtrian Thalipeeth Recipe



Thalipeeth is a savory flatbread, a very common Maharashtrian dish. It is part of the Marathi cuisine for a long time. It is generally served at breakfast and also eaten as a snack. The dough is prepared from a flour called bhajanee. Several flours are mixed together with greens and other spices. Slow roasted in ghee or butter and served with ghee, butter, curd, chutney or mango pickle.

 Instant Maharashtrian Thalipeeth Recipe

Did you know?🤔Thalipeeth is an age-old Maharashtrian traditional recipe that is extremely healthy, nutritious and filling. Women back then made Thalipeeth when she had small qualities of various flours. It is also commonly called Pitla. I was first introduced to Thalipeeth by my Maharashtrian maid in Childhood. One is never enough, you always crave for a second piping hot Pitla on your Thaat(plate)

Ingredients

1 cup Fenugreek Leaves(Methi)/
Or
Palak leaves
1 Finely Chopped onion
2 Green Chillies
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup Jowar Flour (Sorghum)
1/2 cup Ragi Flour (Finger Millet)
1/2 cup Gram flour (besan)
1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 cup yogurt
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
Salt to taste
Oil / ghee for smearing


Instant Maharashtrian Thalipeeth Recipe

Method


1)Wash and roughly chop up the fenugreek leaves and keep this aside in a bowl.
2)Take a  mixing bowl, add the whole wheat flour, jowar flour, ragi flour, besan, turmeric, red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt and mix well with a spoon.
3)Now add in the chopped fenugreek, green chili and onions.
4)Now make a firm Thalipeeth dough using curd and lukewarm water. By adding water slowly bit by bit, you can assure that all the ingredients are mixed well together.
5) Divide the dough into equal parts, press each ball down on a wet surface to make a round roti with your fingers. Let it not be too thin. If you wish you can cut it into a perfect circle with the help of a round plate. Make small slits or cuts in Thalipeeth so it cools evenly.
6)Now preheat the pan or skillet on medium heat.
7)Transfer the patted thalipeeth on the preheated skillet carefully so that it doesn't break.
8) Pour a teaspoon of oil or butter around and let the Thalipeeth cook on the base for about 4 minutes.
9)Flip over the thalipeeth and cook on the other side. Cook on slow so that it cooks evenly and crisps on the outside.
10) Prepare the rest of the Thalipeeths in the same way.
11) Serve it piping hot with the accompaniment of your choice.

Instant Maharashtrian Thalipeeth Recipe
Instant Maharashtrian Thalipeeth Recipe

Note



1. You can use grated cucumber or bottle gourd instead of methi or palak leaves.
2. Grate a small amount of ginger during winter months for that added heat and deliciousness. 

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