Monday, October 16, 2006

Weekend cooking

Weekend we had a potluck party and had fun with different foods.One of my item was these fried (?) chicken legs..looks like deep fried isn't it?..but i used only about 3-4tbsp of oil for this chicken.The recipe is same as i mentioned in Chicken roast few days ago.Marinate the chicken pieces overnight in the fridge.fry them in little bit oil just to brown it (this is what gives it that deep fried taste).Then bake theses in 370 degrees oven for about 30 mts. until all the legs are well cooked.

Another item was these fake shamosas..i got the this wonderful idea from Saffron hut .Her version was veggie, i tried both veggie and nonveg version as our guests were both veg & nonvegg.I made veggie version just like Saffronhut's using potatoes with freshly ground spices..yummy...My nonveg version was using chicken.

Chicken filling for Shamosas


chicken - 2lb ( boneless and cut into bite size pieces)
Onion - 1-2 chopped fine
Ginger-garlic paste - 2tbsp
Green chillies- 3 (chopped)
Chilly powder - 3tsp
Coriander powder - 1tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2tsp
Garam masala -1/2 tsp (optional)
curry leaves - a string
salt-as needed
Oil- as needed


In a heavy bottomed pan, heat oil and fry onion till they are golden brown.Add green chillies, curry leaves and gg paste and fry till the raw smell goes.Now add the powders and fry for another 2-3 min.s finally add the chicken pieces and salt.Do not add any water.Chicken itself will release enough water to cook.DO NOT COVER.cook till the gravy becomes very thick , almost dry.You will be able to see individual chicken pieces.

For non veggie version, fill thses in the puff pastry cups..

Chicken Filling

I made these kiddie wraps for the kids.Filling was Sweetened coconut flakes mixed
with some brown sugar...


Foodie's Hope said...

Sooo beautiful!! You are a good cook, very creative!!

Maheswari said...

Thanks..that means alot hearing from you..