Saturday, November 26, 2011

chicken tikka

Marinate ingredients : 
Blitz the chilli, garlic, ginger and vegetable oil in the food processor. Add the paprika, garam masala and tomato puree, plus the coriander stalks, and blitz again to form a paste. Place the chicken pieces in a large bowl, coat them with the marinade and leave in the fridge for sometime.

The next day…
In a little vegetable oil, on a medium heat, fry the onion, peppers and spices in a large saucepan. Cook gently for 10 minutes then add the tin of tomatoes and the yoghurt. Add the chicken pieces and simmer gently for 15 to 20 minutes until cooked. Just before serving, stir through the double cream and chopped coriander leaves.


• ½ fresh red chilli, deseeded
• 1 clove of garlic, peeled
• 15g fresh ginger
• 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
• a pinch of paprika
• ½ tablespoon garam masala
• a teaspoon of tomato puree
• 3 sprigs of fresh coriander, leaves picked and chopped, stalks reserved
• 400g chicken breast, preferably free-range or organic, diced into 2.5cm pieces
• 1 small onion, peeled and sliced
• ½ red pepper, deseeded and sliced
• ½ green pepper, deseeded and sliced
• a pinch of ground cinnamon
• a pinch of ground coriander
• a pinch of turmeric
• 1 x 400g tin plum tomatoes
• 100ml plain yoghurt
• 100ml double cream

Serve with Roti or boiled rice & Lots of Love ..

Thursday, November 24, 2011

मानवी मन हे फारच अजब आहे.

मानवी  मन हे फारच अजब आहे.
शरीराचा ECG  काढता येतो मनाचा नाही.मन  BP  सारखे मोजता येत नाही.मन हे वाहणाऱ्या लाटे सारखे ...एका क्षणी इथे तर दुसऱ्या क्षणी तिकडे हेलकावे काढत  असते....मन हे गूढ असते ...रात्री सारखे...
अबोल असते ........मध्यरात्री च्या त्या अनाहूत जागेसारखी...
काळोखाची  जाळ्मेत भरलेल्याल्या त्या काळोख्या अंधार कोठडीत खितपत पडून ,उद्याच्या  सूर्याची वाट बघणारे...
 हे मन माणसाला घडवते कि  माणूस रिझवतो मनाला आपल्या विचारांनी....  शक्य नाही  उत्तर मिळणं.... 


Friday, November 18, 2011

To Eat or Not To Eat..

Kolambi Bhat (shrimp Rice)






1 1/2 lb Prawn. Peeled and washed.
3 Cups Basmati Rice
I Cup Cream of Coconut or Coconut Milk
2 Large White Onions finely chopped
2 Large Tomato finely chopped
3-4 Green Chilies slit longitudinally
1/2 cup Coriander finely chopped
2 Tsp Garlic Powder
2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
2 Tsp Turmeric
2 Tsp Garam Masala
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup  Olive Oil


Place oil in a deep pot and add garlic and green chilies while oil is still cold.
Turn heat to medium.
When garlic starts to splatter add onion and stir.
Keep stirring till onion turns brown and translucent. (10 min on medium heat).
Add tomato and turn heat to high.
Stir and allow to cook till the tomato dissolves into the onion. (5 min).
Add Chili, Turmeric, Garam Masala and salt.
Allow to cook for 2 min until it turns into a paste.
Add Prawns and stir till Prawns curl and change colour.
Add Rice, Coconut milk and Coriander and 2 cups of water.
Stir and mix well.
Turn heat to medium and place a lid on the pot.
Keep stirring occasionally so that all the Prawns don't rise to the top.
Keep adding water as needed till all the Rice is cooked.

Garnish with corainder leaves and freshly grated coconut and serve hot.