Tag

Chicken masala

Browsing

Karahi is nothing but a heavy bottom pan in a big bowl shape. The Karahi recipes are all made in this pan and thus named after it. The origins of karahi recipes can be found in Pakistan, so named this dish Lahori Murg Karahi.

Chicken is also known as “Murg” and here i have used small cuts of chicken thighs. Chicken thighs are juicy and is easy to chew. It doesn’t get chewy unlike the breast pieces., but whole chicken can also be used. Lahori Murg Karahi is made in thick rich tomato gravy and various spices to give it its aroma and flavour!

Karahi recipes are generally dry but i like keeping a little thick gravy , which makes it even more tastier and fingerlicking. Lahori Murg Karahi is served with Roti, Naan, Parathas or Rumali rotis.

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 2lb/1 kg Chicken Thighs boneless
  2. 4 Tomatoes
  3. 1 Onion
  4. 2 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  5. 1 Cup Curd/ Yogurt
  6. 3-4 Cloves / Long
  7. 6-7 Black Peppercorns / Golki
  8. 3 Green Cardamoms / Elaichi
  9. 1 Teaspoon Cumin/ Jeera Powder
  10. 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
  11. 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  12. 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  13. Salt to taste
  14. Red Chilli Powder to taste
  15. 2 Tablespoon Oil / Ghee
  16. 4 Slit Green Chillies
  17. 1 Teaspoon fresh Ginger Julienne
  18. 1/2 Cup Fresh Green Coriander for Garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 45 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:

  • Heat oil in Karahi and crackle peppercorns, cardamom and cloves
  • Throw in chopped onions and ginger garlic paste. Saute until onions get golden brown in colour.
  • Add in 2 green chillies and chicken pieces, saute until chicken changes colour and finishes releasing water.
  • Add in chopped tomatoes, Salt and Turmeric and give everything a good mix.
  • Once the tomatoes soften, add in cumin and coriander powder, saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Once the excess liquid reduces, add in the curd and garam masala.
  • Mix everything, reduce heat, cover and cook for 10-15 minutes. Stir in between.
  • Cook until the curd releases oil, and chicken takes up a glossy look.
  • Add little water if gravy required and simmer and let boil until chicken is done
  • Garnish with Ginger Juliennes, Fresh coriander leaves and slit green chillies.
  • Serve hot with Roti, Naan or Rumali rotis.

 

Mushroom Tikka Masala is a Mughlai or North Indian Curry which has grilled or sauteed marinated Mushrooms. Mushrooms are marinated in Tikka Masala batter and then grilled till golden in colour. The curry is the similar to the world famous Indian recipe’s curry – The Butter Chicken! This Rich, Creamy Punjabi recipe will make you salivate for more. The Mushrooms are soft and just melt in your mouth.

INGREDIENTS:

FOR MUSHROOM MARINATION:

  1. 250 gms Mushroom
  2. 6 Teaspoon Thick Curd
  3. 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  4. 1/2 Teaspoon Chaat Masala
  5. 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera Powder
  6. 1 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
  7. 1/8 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  8. 1 Lemon Juice
  9. 1 1/2 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  10. 1/2 Teaspoon Ajwain ( Carom Seeds)
  11. 1 Tablespoon Besan (Gram Flour)
  12. 1 Tablespoon Oil
  13. 1/2 Teaspoon Black Salt
  14. Salt to taste

FOR MUSHROOM TIKKA MASALA CURRY

  1. 1/2 Cup Onions Finely Chopped
  2. 1 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  3. 3 Tomatoes
  4. 10 Cashewnuts
  5. 1/2 Capsicum
  6. 1 Tablespoon Dry Fenugreek ( Kasuri Methi)
  7. 1 – 2 Green Chillies
  8. 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  9. 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera Powder
  10. 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  11. 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
  12. 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
  13. 3 Tablespoon Low fat Cream
  14. 1 Tablespoon Oil
  15. Salt to taste
  16. Mint or Coriander fresh Leaves for Garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 1 Hour 45 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:

MARINATE MUSHROOMS:

  • Wash and pat dry the mushrooms and keep them in a bowl
  • Add Ajwain, Curd, Besan and ginger garlic paste and mix with light hands
  • Add Turmeric, Garam Masala, Chaat Masala, Red Chilly and mix gently
  • Pour in Lemon Juice, Oil and both the salts
  • Mix till Mushrooms are evenly coated with batter
  • Refrigerate for an 1 hour to marinate

MUSHROOM TIKKA MASALA CURRY:

  • Grill the Mushrooms or Pan fry them till golden brown and keep them aside or can be served as snacks
  • Was the Tomatoes and Make a Tomato and Cashewnut paste and keep aside
  • In a wok, Heat oil and add chopped Onions, saute till light golden
  • Add Ginger Garlic paste and cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Add Chopped Capsicum, Green chillies, stir and saute for a minute
  • Add Garam Masala, Salt, Red chilly, Jeera Powder, Dry Fenugreek Leaves and Coriander Powder
  • Add little splash of water to take out maximum flavour from dry spices
  • Add the Tomato and Cashewnut paste and cook it further for few minutes
  • Add Salt as required and add 1 Cup water, stir and boil for 3-4 minutes
  • Add the Grilled Mushrooms and mix well, cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Finally pour in Cream and give it a final boil, take off flame
  • Serve hot with Parathas, Naans, or Phulkas, Garnished with fresh Coriander or Mint Leaves.