Thursday, July 31, 2008

Punjabi Chicken Masala and The sun juice

This recipe from my dear friend S's recipe collection.Thanks to her, for lending me such a nice collection recipes.I always have a double mind while adding yogurt to a dish, as from my previous not-so-good experiences, the dish turns out to be a little bitter.But this time it came out really well.As turned the heat to low while adding the yogurt mixture, this helped.I am sending this to Srivalli's Curry Mela.


Chicken breasts - 4 ( cut into small pieces)
Garlic - 5 cloves
Ginger - 1 1/2 in ch piece
Onion - 2 (medium sized)(chopped)
Chilli powder - 2 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Jeera powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Yogurt - 3 tbsp (well beaten)
Cardamom - 3
Cloves - 3
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Crushed Tomato - 1 cup
Salt - as needed
Kasuri methi - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - for garnishing
Oil - 3 tbsp


Marinate minced garlic in yogurt for about 15 minutes.In a pan, heat oil and fry 1 chopped onion.Fry till they are translucent.Now add chilli,coriander and jeera powder.Fry till the raw smell goes away.Grind this mix into a paste.In a heavy bottomed pan, heat oil and fry cardamom, cloves and then add the second chopped onion.Once onions are fried ,add minced ginger.Saute well and then add the grounded onion mixture.Saute well till the oil separates.Now reduce the heat to medium low and slowly , one spoon at a time, add the garlic yogurt mix.Keep stirring continuously until the whole yogurt mix is well Incorporated into the gravy.Now add the crushed tomatoes,sugar and salt.Finally add the chicken pieces.Cook till the chicken is cooked through and gravy thickens.finally add the kasuri methi.When the gravy is thick enough , switch off the heat.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.Serve hot with roti,naan or rice.

The Sun juice

I know the name sounds interesting..but this is what came thru my mind when i finished blending this juice.This YUM yellow color juice is the product of blending mango and pineapple.


Ripe Mango pieces - 1 cup
Pineapple pieces - 1 cup
Sugar - as needed (optional)


Blend mango and pineapple together well in a blender until smooth.Add sugar if it is not sweet enough for you.Strain the blended juice, if needed.

This is my entry to Aartee'S SUMMER SPLASH and Sia's WBB - Summer Feast

My second jewelry making project.I am trying to make set for all the individual pieces of jewelry i have.So this one,I made this bracelet and earrings to match with my store brought necklace..


notyet100 said...

wow,..jewellery looks elegant,..nd nice nme of juice,,,;-)

Unknown said...

Love the jewellery..And chicken looks yummy..I too have the experience of my dishes turning bitter because of adding yoghurt..

Indian Khana said...

The jewel set looking lovely..just love nice..And chicken masala and juice both looks delicious...yummy

Srikitchen said...

ur handwork is looking so good! chicken masala and drink is mouth drooling

Ramya Bala said...

Wow,lovely chicken masala,juice and the bead work...really so cute...

Srivalli said...

Maheswari, the chicken gravy looks send it for curry mela...and nice jewelry work..

Shreya said...

great name for the juice.. suits the colour.. and chicken recipe is too good.. jewellery is amazing.. matching beads..:-)

ST said...

wow...jewelery looks superb and splendid...Just love it...Juice looks so refreshing......Love the color.

@the_whisk_affair said...

theres something for u on my blog!! :-)

the chicken masala looks deliicous, and the sun juice sounds interesting!! loved the name too ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hey..The chicken looks yummy n will try it!!!
chk my blog..I have a surprise for u!!

Illatharasi said...

SUN juice.... :D..... Good name;)

Those jewels.... amazing... gud colours:)

Padma said...

The Punjabi chicken masala looks yummy and those jewellery looks awesome, you r so creative girl!

Cham said...

Tempting chicken gravy :) Love ur jewellery!

Sum Raj said...

tempting chicken curry and the jewel is really very pretty....

Dori said...

Wow, Awesome looking chicken, juice and jewelry!!!

ST said...

Wish U A Happy Friendship Day Maheswari :))

Anonymous said...

nice jewelry.... I have a surprise for you in my blog... :)