Easy Indian meal (Set #5)πŸ₯˜πŸŒΆ

Morning !!
Morning !!

Once my sister-in-law was home visiting and I asked her to stay for dinner. She asked what’s cooking ? I said chapati and chicken curry; but will take some time as the chicken pieces have only been marinated and the curry is yet to be made.

She said there is an easier alternative – sliced onion, curry leaves and the marinated chicken, only three ingredients needed – put the trio in a non-stick kadai laced with coconut oil and let it cook. In less than 30 min, you have a tasty chicken dish. No water needed as the chicken will stew in its own juices, only make sure its low flame and do not forget to stir the chicken pieces once every 10 min. There is no name for this chicken dish, lets call it an easy chicken roast; I make it often as it is easy and tasty.

Easy chicken roast with sliced onion, curry leaves and the marinated chicken
Easy chicken roast with sliced onion, curry leaves and the marinated chicken

The marinade consists of salt, turmeric, normal red chilli powder and kashmiri chilli powder. The kashmiri chilli powder is low on heat and adds the reddish colour to the meat; if you use only the normal chilli powder, the dish will be too spicy. I usually marinate the chicken in the morning, keep it in the freezer, till its time to cook it in the evening.

Marinade for the chicken consists of salt, turmeric, normal red chilli powder and kashmiri chilli powder
Marinade for the chicken consists of salt, turmeric, normal red chilli powder and kashmiri chilli powder
In the kadai - coconut oil, sliced onion, curry leaves and the marinated chicken pieces
In the kadai – coconut oil, sliced onion, curry leaves and the marinated chicken pieces
The chicken stewing in the kadai
The chicken stewing in the kadai

The lady’s finger stir fry is an easy to make and tasty dish. Once the mustard starts to splutter in the heated oil, add the onion, dry red chillies, onion (or shallots), and curry leaves and a pinch of turmeric powder.

Onion, dry red chillies, onion (or shallots), and curry leaves for the lady's finger stir fry
Onion, dry red chillies, onion (or shallots), and curry leaves for the lady’s finger stir fry

I like to cut the lady’s finger lengthwise – 1 inch pieces cut into halves, many prefer to cut it round though.

The lady's finger added into the mix
The lady’s finger added into the mix

And finally for gravy, I make a mushroom curry.Β Discovering mushroom in any dish makes it a bit more exotic for me. I use the button mushrooms. The gravy base is the usual – onion, ginger, garlic, tomato and the masala mix. I also add some coconut milk made with the coconut milk powder mix.

Finally Easy Indian Meal Set (#5) – Chapati, Easy Chicken Roast, Lady’s finger stir fry and mushroom curry.

Easy Indian Meal Set (#5) - Chapati, Easy Chicken Roast, Lady's finger stir fry and mushroom curry
Easy Indian Meal Set (#5) – Chapati, Easy Chicken Roast, Lady’s finger stir fry and mushroom curry

Wishing everyone a beautiful week ahead 🌸

Till next post, take care !!

Top post on IndiBlogger, the biggest community of Indian Bloggers

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s